The honour has since been awarded annually to musicians from various musical disciplines, not all of them composers. In 2011, in addition to the winner, Julian Armour, a special Friends of Canadian Music Award Lifetime Achievement in Canadian Music Scholarship, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the CLComp, was awarded to Patricia Shand.
1996 - Jean-François Denis, composer, promoter
1997 - Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects
1998 - Don Wherry, artistic director
1999 - James Dormeyer, television producer
2000 - Jon Washburn, conductor, composer
2001 - Ann Southam, composer
2003 - Mary Gardiner, composer
2004 - Thomas Rolston, and Isobel Rolston music educators/administrators
2005 - Joseph Petric, accordeonist
2006 - Helmut Kallmann, music librarian/historian
2007 - Christina Petrowska Quilico, pianist
2008 - CBC Radio Orchestra
2009 - Véronique Lacroix, conductor
2010 - John Beckwith, composer
2011- Julian Armour; Patricia Shand, Special Lifetime Achievement in Canadian Music Scholarship Award.
Author Monica Pearce
Links to Other Sites
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Friends of Canadian Music Award
The website for the Friends of Canadian Music Award, a joint venture between the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre that honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Canadian composers and their music.
Julian Armour, Patricia Shand win Friends of Canadian Music Awards
This article highlights the musical careers of two outstanding musicians, Julian Armour and Patricia Shand. From the Ottawa Citizen newspaper.
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