MASC Forum 1: Graham Sommer Competition finalists Ashkan Behzadi, Taylor Brook and Chris Goddard


Strathcona Music Building Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (C-209), 555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA
Free admission

This Doctoral Colloquium event is co-hosted by MASC, the McGill Association of Student Composers. The MASC series is open to all.

Presentations will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in Clara Lichtenstein Hall.

Presenters: Graham Sommer Competition finalists Alison Yun-Fei Jiang and Thierry Tidrow.

Moderator: Prof. John Rea


Ashkan Behzadi: Ashkan Behzadi currently resides in New York City where he is a doctoral student at Columbia University. A graduate of theSchulich School of Music of McGill Universityin composition and music theory, his music has been performed byNouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM) and the Esprit Orchestra, among other ensembles.

Taylor Brook: Often integrating electronics and new technologies, Taylor Brook’s music has been described as “gripping” and “engrossing” by the New York Times. The winner of several SOCAN Young Composers awards, he holds a master’s degree in composition from the Schulich School of Music of McGill Universityand is currently completing a doctorate in music composition at Columbia University with Fred Lerdahl.

Christopher Goddard: The NationalYouth Orchestra of Canada’s Emerging Composer-in-Residence for 2016, Christopher Goddard has written new works for Koerner Hall’s 21C Festival and many other events and ensembles in both Canada and Europe. He holds master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Rice University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in composition with Professor John Rea at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.