By Penny Johnson, Contributing Author
With a new academic year in full swing, The Royal Conservatory recently announced that the iconic Canadian composer and laureate of the First Glenn Gould Prize (1987) R. Murray Schafer, has been named Composer-in-Residence at The Glenn Gould School. The announcement came from Dr. Peter Simon, President of The Royal Conservatory, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School.
As Composer-in-Residence, Schafer, 77, will coach a number of school ensembles including the Royal Conservatory Orchestra. According to the website of The Royal Conservatory, he will also be composing new works for faculty and students, as well as teaching a course in twentieth and twenty-first century music for students in the post-secondary Performance Diploma Program.