For over 35 years, Continuum has supported new ideas in contemporary chamber music through unique and compelling programming. Under Artistic Director (and ensemble percussionist) Ryan Scott and Operations Manager Jason Doell, Continuum each year presents a series of diversely themed concerts, often involving interdisciplinary collaborations with a broad range of partners and participants. Continuum has commissioned more than 300 new works from early-career and established Canadian and international composers, recorded three CDs, created an online resource of all live concerts since 2010 and toured extensively in Canada and Europe. Drawing from a collective of some of Canada’s most accomplished contemporary music performers and composers, the organization continuously earns international acclaim as a leading contributor of opportunities in the art form, delivered within the highest standards of musicianship.
Continuum has simultaneously created multiple mentorship opportunities with the aim of growth and development in our art form: HATCH, our annual summer music mentorship program for early-career composers, performers and conductors; PIVOT, our biennial national early-career composer project with the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre; our annual Teen Composer Award; and Continuum in the Classroom now with over 75 world premieres and engagementment with over 7000 TDSB students. For our 2020/21 season we have welcomed Joyce To through an internship program to develop real world art administration skills for students. This is done in partnership with the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.