Friends & Supporters
As an organization steeped in community engagement, we rely on generous donations and sponsorships from our supporters to continue to bring excellent programming to downtown Guelph and to centre musicians and visual artists in all of our operations. We invite you to contribute within your means, as every donation helps us to continue sustaining our mandate to flow as much revenue as possible to live performing musicians and to create an accessible and intimate space for audiences to experience them.
We graciously acknowledge the support of the following individuals, organizations and funding agents.
Doug Minnett, James Harley, Brian Speed, Madeline Speed, Mark Wilson, Carol Hunter, Barbara Monk – Feldman, Rich Moccia, John Russon, Astrid Kropp, Karen Farbridge, Alan Armstrong, Robert Harris, Megan DeRoover, Daniel Fischlin, Martha Nandorfy, Gary Diggins, Ron Shuebrook, Elise Puddy, Martin Pearce, Roelf Zantinge, Patrick Cruz, Pearl Van Geest, Karin Silverstone, Cheryl Ruddock, Eileen McArthur, Susan Dobson, Ted Fullerton, Robert Achtemichuk, Will Gorlitz, Sadko, KAIM, Renann Isaacs, Oxanna Adams, Rich Baggerman, Simon Bell, Matt Brubeck, Peter Cameron, Tony Duggan-Smith, Mark Fortier, Denise Francis, Ing Goping, Roger Johnson, Amanda Knapp, Belinda Leach, Barbara Matthews, Bruce Matthews, Michelle McMillan, Archie Rabinowitz, Kevin Ranney, Barbara Shaw, Fran Shuebrook, Stephen Stajkowski, Michael Barnstijn, Chandra Boon, Barb Booth, Elaine Bradbury, Jane Caspers, Christine Cousins, Paul Gregory, Shauna McCabe, Jackie Nemni, Sheila O’Reilly, Stephanie Snyder, Natalie Tiberghien, Robert Vosburgh, Lyn Westfall.
Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Wellington Brewery, City of Guelph, Guelph Community Foundation, IICSI, Sheila Matson, CPA.
Board of Directors
Joe is a long-time student of master drummer Jim Blackley. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from York University in Toronto as well as a Master’s degree in English from the University of Guelph where his work focussed on critical improvisation studies, literary and cultural theory, and pedagogy. He is currently studying toward a PhD with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Joe has worked extensively as a workshop facilitator and guest lecturer and has taught for twelve years in the School of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Guelph.
Cathy has been a passionate teaching artist for numerous programs including the After School Opera Program for the Canadian Opera Company, Youth Inside Opera program for Tapestry Opera, tdsbCREATES and Swallowing Clouds for Princess Dance Productions. Cathy led community choirs for Community Arts Guild Unfolding and Moving Parts for Fujiwara Dance.
Other projects include workshops for Call and Response (Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall), Dispelling Darkness (Sampradaya Dance Creations) and WeeFestival: creation of The iPad Vocal Group at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre: participation in the Artist and Climate Change Incubator with The Arctic Cycle: composer for Poetry & Healing (The League of Canadian Poets): and music facilitator for The Lullaby Project (Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall).
Cathy has been nominated for five DORA awards and for the 2020 Louis Applebaum Composer Award - Music For Young People. She is a member of the Toronto Musicians Union Local 149 and the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. As of September 2021, she is a University of Guelph M.A. candidate in Critical Studies in Improvisation.
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