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World Premiere of Melodies from my Mother 

February 27, 2022

Jâca will premiere the winning pieces from their 2021 Emerging Composers competition programmed for a concert in Los Angeles, on April 2, 2022, and in Loveland, Colorado in October 2022.

Look out for tickets to these performances!


Candace Bustard Receives Second Place in Competition

February 25, 2022

Candace Bustard received an honourable mention in the Grand Philharmonic Composer Competition for her poignant piece It’s All Love. This is an a cappella work that the jury described as having “interesting rhythmic cross-relations and dark and dissonant harmonies."  "This inspiring work is personal and intimate,” (the jurors)


Candace Bustard Receives First Prize in Composition Competition

May 1, 2021

Ottawa composer Candace Bustard won first prize the Emerging Composers Competition, commissioned by the acclaimed clarinet and guitar duo Jâca and sponsored by Vandoren and Potenza Music. The competition aims to create new, original works for clarinet and guitar. Bustard’s winning submission, titled Melodies from my Mother, won her a guaranteed recording and premiere of the work from Jâca and a potential publishing deal with Potenza Music.

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