Our Board and wide array of Artistic Partners all take great pride in the work that we do at CASP.

Through a combination of commission sponsors, donor support and artistic good will, we have Commissioned several new works to date and have only just begun. Please have a look below for a history of our announced commissions to-date.


  • 2012  Brian Harman — Sewing the Earthworm (text by David Brock)
    Premiered by soprano Carla Huhtanen and pianist Steven Philcox
  • 2013  Norbert Palej — Cloud Light (text by Jan Zwicky)
    Premiered by tenor Lawrence Wiliford and pianist Steven Philcox
    *Roger D. Moore
  • 2013  Brian Current — Extreme Positions and Birefringence (text by bpNichol and Christian Bök)
    Premiered by soprano Simone Osborne and pianist Anne Larlee for Jeunesses Musicale Canada
  • 2014  James Rolfe —  Moths (text by André Alexis)
    Premiered by baritone Brett Polegato and pianist Steven Philcox
    *Ontario Arts Council & Canada Council for the Arts
  • 2015  Marjan Mozetich —  Enchantments of Gwendolyn (text: Gwendolyn McEwen)
    Premiered by mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy and pianist Adam Sherkin
    *Cynthia Tape
  • 2015  Peter Tiefenbach —  The Long Walk Home (text by James Ostime)
    Premiere by baritone Geoffrey Sirett and pianist Peter Tiefenbach
    *Chung-Wai Chow & John Wright
  • 2015  Eric Ross — The Living Spectacle (text by Charles Baudelaire – Roy Campbell, translation )
    Premiere by soprano Ambur Braid and pianist Steven Philcox
    *Ambur Braid
  • 2017  Ana Sokolovic —  TBA, 
    Premiere by COC Ensemble Studio (Quartet)
    *Canada Council for the Arts

    *denotes commission sponsor