SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK INC.
PRESS RELEASE, Français suite
August 27, 2019
Symphony New Brunswick Announces Board Appointment
Symphony New Brunswick Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Edmund Dawe of Alma, New Brunswick to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Dawe received undergraduate degrees in music and music education from Memorial University, a Masters degree in piano performance from the University of Western Ontario, and a Doctorate in piano performance from the University of British Columbia.
He was Head of the Music Department at Mount Allison University from 1997 to 2003, and Dean of Music at the University of Manitoba from 2007 to 2018. In both positions, Dr. Dawe played a prominent role in securing funding for new facilities and equipment. During his tenure at the University of Manitoba, the Faculty of Music was the recipient of one of the largest gifts in Canadian history to a music program– $20 million from Marcel A. Desautels and his Foundation.
At the University of Manitoba, he raised the profile of the music faculty, introduced new programs, expanded enrolment, increased community collaborations and oversaw the construction of the most modern post-secondary music facilities in Canada. He also served as a member of the President’s Advisory Committee of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Dawe retired from the University of Manitoba in 2018, and was appointed Dean Emeritus.
Dr. Dawe is an accomplished pianist with several recordings and two ECMA nominations to his credit. His knowledge of the business and operations of symphony orchestras is extensive and will be of immense value to Symphony New Brunswick as the orchestra continues to grow.
Symphony New Brunswick Inc. operates the Province’s only full-scale, full-season professional symphony orchestra as well as Camerata New Brunswick, a 20-member professional chamber orchestra. The Company also hosts the Saint John String Quartet and Ventus Machina of Moncton.
For more information about the Symphony and its activities, please contact:
Symphony New Brunswick Inc.
Brunswick Square, Level 3
39 King Street
Saint John, N.B.