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Dr. Derek Charke

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Board Member

Phone: (416) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Canada
Canadian Music Centre
Chalmers House 20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto , Ontario M4Y 1J9

Company Description: Founded in 1983 as the second-youngest branch of the Canadian Music Centre, CMC-Ontario works province-wide to advance the CMC's mandate: to promote the music of...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Annual Acadia New Music Festival


  • Masters degree , flute performance
    SUNY Buffalo
  • Master's degree , flute
    SUNY Buffalo
  • Ph.D. , composition
    SUNY Buffalo
  • Bachelor's degree , composition
    University of North Texas
  • Master's degree , composition
    Royal Academy of Music
  • masters , flute performance
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D. , composition
    State University of New York at Buffalo
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Web References
Acadia University School of Music, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Derek Charke Acadia University School of Music
Derek Charke Associate Professor
Derek Charke is a composer, a flutist, and an associate professor of music at Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Charke's music is recognized as an important and original contribution to the Canadian music scene. He won the 2012 JUNO award for 'classical composition of the year' for his work Sepia Fragments.
Derek Charke is Co-Director of the Annual Acadia New Music Festival Shattering the Silence, an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, and a member of the Canadian League of Composers. In 2010 Derek was a Distinguished Guest Composer at the Winnipeg New Music Festival, and a Guest Composer for the 2010 Newfound Music Festival. He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia (Communities, Culture and Heritage), SOCAN Foundation, CBC Radio, Radio Canada, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director), the National Flute Association, the Canadian Music Centre, the Radio Starmaker Fund, and the British Columbia Arts Council, among others. As well, What do the Birds Think? garnered a special mention from the Kubik Prize, and his work Xynith won him a BMI student composer award in New York City.
Derek is also a professional flutist. He earned his Masters degree in flute performance from SUNY Buffalo where he studied with the late Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman. Recent performances have included improvisatory work with ensembles like subText in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He continues to freelance where and when time permits.
Derek Charke
Acadia University ~ Acadia Full News Page [cached]
Juno Award winner Dr. Derek Charke
A Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year is making noise in praise of Acadia composer Dr. Derek Charke.
Canadian Music Centre, 21 April 2012 [cached]
Derek Charke Canadian Music Centre
Derek Charke
Derek Charke  Biography  Sample Works
Derek Charke (b. 1974, Fredericton, N.B.) is a Composer, a Flutist and an Associate Professor of music at Acadia University.
Derek completed a Ph.D. in composition and a Master's degree in flute at SUNY Buffalo, a Master's degree in composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England and a Bachelor's degree in composition at the University of North Texas. He also attended the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands.
A recipient of the NUFFIC grant by the Dutch government, Derek also received a BMI student composer award in New York City, a special mention from the Kubik Prize, and for four years was the recipient of a Presidential Fellowship, the largest awarded at SUNY Buffalo. He has been the recipient of multiple commissions and grants from various sources including: British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Huckabone Family, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director, Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage, National Flute Association, Canadian Music Centre, SOCAN, CBC Radio Two and Radio Canada.
Derek has written extensively for the flute. As a flutist himself Derek specializes in contemporary music. He continues to freelance as an improvisor and performer, both on his own music and others.
Visit Derek Charke's website.
Acadia University ~ Kitchen Party CD set for release [cached]
The Canadian Music Centre and the Acadia New Music Society are proud to announce the release of KITCHEN PARTY - a CD of new music performed by Acadia faculty members Mark Adam and Derek Charke.
Flutist Derek Charke and percussionist Mark Adam present seven new works by CMC Associate composers: Bob Bauer, Derek Charke, Anthony Genge, Jeff Hennessy, Steven Naylor, Jim O'Leary, and John Plant.
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