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CIRMMT-ACTOR Symposium on Orchestration Research

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A partnership event between CIRMMT and ACTOR (Analysis, Creation & Teaching of Orchestration)

  • Special Event
When Nov 17, 2021
from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where A-832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, McGill & Online (Zoom link below)
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The event will include four presentations on the composer-performer collaboration based on the papers listed below followed by a discussion period.


  • Composer-performer Orchestration Research Ensembles (CORE) – Stephen McAdams, Eliot Britton, Keith Hamel, Roger Reynolds, Caroline Traube
  • Documenting Composer-Performer Collaboration on Orchestrational Problem Solving – Yuval Adler, Robert Hasegawa, and Joshua Rosner
  • Orchestrational thinking and composer-performer relationships in the context of a collaborative creation process – Justine Maillard, Caroline Traube, Lindsey Reymore, Stephen McAdams
  • E-Rock: Creating Blend, Combining Styles, and Composing through Collaboration – Eliazer Kramer


The ACTOR Project is an international partnership working to bring interdisciplinary research on orchestration and timbre to the forefront of music scholarship. This partnership links North American and European orchestration practice and pedagogy, and stimulates the development of new creativity-enhancing digital tools for learning, creating, and studying orchestration practice.

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Registration & Access

Registration is required for in-person attendees. Click here.

** In accordance with regulations from the Gouvernement du Québec and McGill University, presentation of your vaccine passport will be required for entry, in addition to regular COVID-19 precautions, including wearing a mask and distancing. 

To participate online, please click on this Zoom link at the time of the event. 

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