Cait Nishimura is the winner of the 2017 Canadian Band Association Composition Competition and a rising star as a composer for band.
Cait Nishimura (b. 1991) is a Canadian composer and music educator based in Toronto, Ontario. Described as having a "refreshing buoyancy", her music uses minimalist patterns, simple yet lush harmonies, and themes that linger in listeners' minds, drawing inspiration from the beauty of the natural world. Nishimura strives to present contemporary concert music that is accessible and approachable by musicians of all levels. Her work for wind band, Chasing Sunlight, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Canadian Band Association Composition Competition, and has since been added to the Music Fest Canada national syllabus. Nishimura holds undergraduate degrees in music and education from the University of Toronto. Her work is regularly programmed and commissioned by ensembles across North America, where she is in demand as a visiting composer and educator.
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A podcast featuring conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.