By Matthew Fava & Charles Glasspool

Over the past year, CMC Ontario was in discussion with this organization’s co-founder John Beckwith to develop the Beckwith Award. Through the award, we are acknowledging the extraordinary contributions of Ontario-based organizations and individuals towards connecting audiences and learners with contemporary music and composers.

During our initial discussions in the fall of 2019, John Beckwith and CMC Ontario council members agreed it would be crucial to highlight the role of music educators in the province. We had no idea that the subsequent labour actions, and the p