William Pura

During my career as a visual artist and composer I have created an important body of work that has been recognized in many international venues. While most recently being based in Canada, my work has given me opportunities to exhibit throughout North America as well as in Europe. In 2006 I was an artist in residence in Passau, Germany where, besides an exhibition of my artwork, I had examples of my music performed during the opening events. I have written from time to time on various aspects of the contemporary art world and this residency also gave me a chance to discuss trends in both Germany and North America.

Other European exhibitions have taken place in Italy where, in 2008 for example, I was part of a group of artists who exhibited in Marostica and Venice.

My musical works have been performed by many fine musicians in many different venues. Most recently, on March 26, 2011 my work for solo piano, Nemesis, was given its US premiere at Carnegie Hall by pianist Sylvia Shadick-Taylor.

My extensive background in both art and music has given me many opportunities to serve on awards juries for the Canada Council and to work on various multi-media projects involving art and music. My soundtrack for the aerial dance video Aerial Artistry was featured in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Besides the work on various music awards and my arts and culture writing, I have created and hosted special arts programming for CBC radio.

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Manitoba, School of Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1970
Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1973

Teaching
1969 Evening classes assistant, School of Art Printshop, University of Manitoba
1968-1970 Technical Assistant, School of Art Printshop, University of Manitoba
1971-1973 Assistant Instructor, Fundamental Studio Courses Indiana University
1973- 2010 Professor, University of Manitoba teaching Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Colour Theory

Honours & Awards
1965 Janet Ian Cameron Memorial Scholarship
1970 Dean’s Honour List, University of Manitoba
1970 Honorable Mention Art for Religion, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, Indiana  1973-1974 “Research and Development of Fine Art Lithography” joint project held with  Arnold Saper, University of Manitoba Research Board
1980 Opus Frames Materials Purchase Award - The Print and Drawing Council of  Canada exhibition
1983 “The Interaction and Complementarity of Music and Visual Art”, Research grant  from the University of Manitoba Research Board
1985 Art Ventures Grant, the Manitoba Arts Council for “Variations” Concert
1986 Canada Council, Explorations grant for the production of the record - Black Water & Sonata for Solo Violin
1989, 1990 Manitoba Arts Council grants for travel to Ukraine
2006 Manitoba Arts Council grants for travel to Germany
2008 Manitoba Arts Council grants for travel to Italy

Services
June 6, 2014 First Fridays Art Talk/Art Walk event Free Press News Café Winnipeg MB
April 28, 2014 Curated and produced Ether/Aura The Sounds of Iceland Groundswell concert
April 22, 2014 Meet the Composer Ether/Aura Groundswell concert discussion McNally- Robinson lecture series
May 21, 2013 Meet the Composer New Music in Iceland McNally-Robinson lecture series
March 25, 2013 Lecture on Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer- German Cultural Studies  University of Winnipeg
November 2012 Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts juror
July 2011 - Western Canadian Music Awards Juror Outstanding Classical Composition
February 2011 Manitoba Arts Council Composers’ juror
November 16, 2010 Meet the Composer William Pura lecture McNally Robinson lecture series
September 2010 - Western Canadian Music Awards Juror Outstanding Classical Composition
January – February 2010 Juno Awards Juror, Best Classical Album: Large Ensemble
February 2010 Manitoba Arts Council Major Arts award juror
October 20, 2009 Meet the Composer William Pura lecture Polo Park  McNally-Robinson lecture series
March 27, 2009 Panelist for the Southern Graphics Council Conference Chicago Ill. Panel Discussion – “Canadian/American Printmaking: Cross Fertilization or Cultural Imperialism”; Ferguson Lecture Hall; 600 S. Michigan Ave.
February 12, 2008 University Women’s Club lecture on Landscape and Music
November 6, 2007 Manitoba Camera Club lecture on Painting and Photography
February 21, 2007 Winnipeg South Photo Club Inc. lecture on Painting and Photography
January 23, 2007 Manitoba Arts Council Major achievement award juror
September 2006 - Western Canadian Music Awards Juror Best Classical Composition
September 2005 - Western Canadian Music Awards Juror Best Classical Composition
January – February 2005 Juno Awards Juror, Best Classical Composition
January – February 2003 Juno Awards Juror Best Classical Composition
May 30, 2002 CMC New Associate Composer Jury
May 2001 Artworks used in the Alliance Atlantis film production Another Day starring Shannen Doherty, directed by Jeffrey Reiner
October 27,1999 Landscape Architecture: Lecture on Creativity with David Arnason, Lorrie  Kirshenbaum and Aliza Amihude  March 1, 1996 Architecture Cultural Events, Food for Thought Series: Art, Music, &  Technology
October 1995 Visiting artist, Indiana University, Bloomington. Lectures on personal  explorations in printmaking, music and art interrelationships. Critiques with  graduate students
March 9-25, 1995 Prairie Theatre Exchange - slides of work used in staging of the Carol and  Catherine Shields play Fashion, Power, Guilt, and the Charity of Families  Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 2, 1994 Juror for the Winnipeg Sketch Club members show
August 27 & 28, 1994 Hosted the radio program “Audio Gallery” for CBC radio – a presentation of music related to works of art - broadcast
February 28, 1993 Manitoba Arts Council Peer Adjudication Review Panelist
May 25, 1992 Manitoba Arts Council Juror- Major Arts Grant
January 30, 1992 Panelist for The Critics Corner - The Influence of Media on Critical  Theory and Artists’ Practice organized by Gallery III, School of Art,  University of Manitoba
January 1992 Curatorial Advisor - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow print exhibition  Gallery III, School of Art, University of Manitoba
September 1992 Organized visiting artist Ed Bernstein - workshop in photo-etching with  the School of Art, University of Manitoba and Manitoba Printmakers’  Association 

Explorations Juror -The Canada Council:
Regina April 7-8, 1990
Grand Prairie, June 29-30 1990
Regina, April 6-8,1 992
Saskatoon, March 26-28, 1993

January 1990 Organized visiting Wisconsin artist Ed Kalke- workshop in Papermaking  School of Art, University of Manitoba
May 3, 1990 Springfield Collegiate Institute Career Day - Guest Speaker
January 25-27, 1989 Visiting artist, The Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta November 1, 1989 St. James Sketch Club Exhibition Juror
Organized exchange shows with the Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta 1989

Carthage College, Racine, Wisconsin 1989
November 8, 1988 Lecture on “The Vinland Project” prints  The University of Manitoba Icelandic Collection
July 6-10, 1988 Change of Reasons - Canadian Association of Landscape Architects – conference speaker and participant 
July 1987 Pan-Am Games Indianapolis, Indiana Organized a show of Manitoba artists 1987, 1988, 1989, 2001 Music Juror, The Manitoba Arts Council
October, 1987 The Brandon Allied Arts Centre (Gallery of South Western Manitoba)  Lithography workshop November 21-23, 1986 Creating the Future - a conference on Ukrainian Arts in Manitoba – panelist
July 22 - Sept. 4, 1985 British Printmakers -worked to bring this show to Gallery 111  University of Manitoba
December, 1985 The Fine Art Print (History & Process) sponsored by the Manitoba Printmakers Association
1985 Major Arts Grant Juror, The Manitoba Arts Council April, 1984 The History of Printmaking - Lecture, The Winnipeg Art Gallery 
1984 Multi-Disciplinary and Performance Art Juror, The Canada Council March, 1984 Visiting Artist, University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge,
March, 1984 Visiting Artist, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,
January 1982 Visiting Artist, Wilfrid Laurier University,
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 1978 Visiting Artist, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota,

Public Collections
United States Information Agency, Washington DC
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario
Gallery III, School of Art, University of Manitoba
The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois
The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
The Government of Manitoba
Manitoba Hydro

Private Collections
Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Prudential Life Insurance Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Deloit, Haskins, and Sells, Chicago, Illinois
P.M. Haeger & Associates Fiduciary Management, Chicago
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Schultz, Winnipeg, Manitoba
CN Hotels - L’Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Campbell, Godfrey, Toronto, Ontario
Price, Waterhouse Inc., Toronto, Ontario
C.P.Rail, Canada
Esso Resources, Calgary, Alberta
Fairweather Properties, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canadian Airlines International, (Winnipeg Terminal)
Ken Brown, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Patrick Friesen, Winnipeg, Manitoba
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Gordon Risk, Topeka, Kansas
Louis Dreyfus Canada Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Brian Mestdagh, Bri-Ann Facilities Chiropractor, Winnipeg, Man.
Nova Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
Encore Energy, Calgary, Alberta
Kevin McDowell, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Michael Szul, Toronto, Ontario
Phil Lynd, Toronto, Ontario
Sean Daly, North-West Territories
TRIMAC Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
Archer Communications, Calgary, Alberta
Bryan Kells, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ken Cooper, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Donald & Patricia Outerbridge, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Myron Schultz, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bramwell Tovey, Vancouver, British Columbia
Jeffrey Baigrie, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Douglas & Laureen Forbes, Winnipeg, Manitoba
T. Mirhady, Calgary, Alberta
Richard Johnston, Calgary, Alberta
D.Kmet, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Arthur & Betty Ward, Calgary, Alberta
Paula Macleod/Thibaudeau Macleod Translations, Calgary, Alberta
City Bread, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Catherine Lee, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Michel Cheff, Hull, Quebec
Heather Shayna, Winnipeg, Manitoba Dr.Susan Collison, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jean and Bob Altemeyer, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Joan Walters, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pitblado, Buchwald, Asper Winnipeg, Manitoba Judy Campbell, Calgary, Alberta
John McGuire, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jeffrey Reiner, Los Angeles, California
Dr. David Starr, Connecticut
Pierre Arpin, Darwin, Australia

Recent Group Exhibitions
January 27 –May 31, 2011 Open-Ended Narrative 3 artist exhibition with Ted Howorth and Derek Brueckner Buhler Gallery St, Boniface Hospital Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 16-19, 2009 “Old Traditions in New Clothes” IMPACT International Print Conference in Bristol, UK
July 13- September 18, 2009 Grace Nickel and William Pura Gallery III School of Art, University of Manitoba Winnipeg Manitoba (exhibition of Logan Avenue photographs)
September 13 and September 16, 2008 In Plain Sight: Printmaking from the Canadian Prairies Marostica and Venice, Italy March 26-29, 2008 No Danger Richmond, Virginia during the Southern Graphics Council 37th International Print Conference “Command Print” at Virginia Commonwealth University
March 29-April 20, 2008 Naestved International Mini Print Exhibition Ronnebaeksholm Arts and Culture Centre Naestved, Denmark
Jan. 30- Feb. 24, 2008 Year of the Rat International Print Exhibition and Exchange Proof Gallery Toronto, Ontario Canada
May 31, -June 19, 2007 Landscapes Near and Far a two-person exhibition with Franz Mrkvica Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
January 26-February 11, 2006 5th Annual International Print Exchange The Year of the Dog Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
6th Annual International Print Exchange and Exhibition Year of the Pig Proof Studio Gallery February 28- March 11, 2007 Toronto, Ontario
September, 2006 Exchange print show in Seattle, Washington Print Zero Studios Rainbow Bldg. Gallery Coral Gables campus University of Miami
July- August, 2006 Exchange print show in Seattle, Washington Print Zero Studios –Sev Shoon Arts Center/ Ballardworks Seattle WA 5th Annual International Print Exchange and Exhibition- Year of the Dog
Jan. 26.06-Feb.111.06 Ken Segal Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba
March 18, 2005 Exchange print show in Seattle, Washington  Print Zero Studios –Blue Door Gallery
February 5, 2005 Exchange print on the theme Year of the Rooster exhibited in Schorndorf, Germany
December 4, 2004 3x3 show Ace Art Winnipeg, MB
July 6- August 15, 2002 Off<Site> 5 Winnipeg artists exhibit at the Gretchen Kottke Gallery  Bill Pura, Steve Gouthro, Aurora Landín, Ted Howorth, G. N. Louise Jonasson  Cooperstown, North Dakota USA
February 2002 Cross Borders Reineke Gallery, University of North Dakota USA
September 27,2001 – January 13, 2002 Art on the Plains, 4th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition  Plains Art Museum Fargo North Dakota, USA
January 3 – 30, 2001 Memory and Metaphor – two artist exhibition with Bruce Reimer,  <Site> Gallery II, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
April 8 - May 14, 2000 Nocturne: From Twilight to Dawn The Winnipeg Art Gallery  Winnipeg, Manitoba
July - August 1999 Intimate Impressions: Art from Pan-America The Manitoba Printmakers  Association Juried exhibition <Site II Gallery> Winnipeg, Manitoba
1998 18th Mini Print International Touring Show including: Wingfield, England; Cadaqués,  Girona, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Bages, France
December 14, 1997 - March 29 1998 Breaking the Line: When is a drawing not a drawing?  Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba
December, 1997 Pari Nadimi Gallery Toronto, Ontario
June 1-27, 1997 The Fishing Party 3 artists show at the <SITE> Gallery II Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 22 - November 3, 1996 25 years of Contemporary Art Ukrainian Institute of  Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois USA
February 5 - March 9, 1996 Suncor Collects artworks from the Suncor collection  The Muttart Public Art Gallery Calgary, Alberta
April 26 - May 28, 1995 Grand Jury 3 a juried exhibition/sale for Winnipeg Art Gallery Art  Rental & Sales Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
February 5 - April 23, 1995 Fractured Spaces Contemporary Art in Manitoba  The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
December 8, 1994 - January 28, 1994 Those Who Stayed Manitoba’s School of Art 1960-1970  Gallery III University of Manitoba,
October 16- November 16, 1994,  Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
September 6 - 23, 1994 Putting Through an exchange exhibition between Indiana University at Terre Haute; the Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Bratislava, Slovakia; School of Art, University of Manitoba; held at the Manitoba Printmakers’ Association Gallery
September, 1994 Hidden Values Western Corporations Collect  The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
May 26 - June 23, 1994 The Texas International, University of Texas at El Paso 
March 1-11, 1994 History, Memory, Architecture Faculty of Architecture 210 Russell Bldg.  University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 24 - August 8, 1993 1st International Graphiek Biennale- Maastricht
1993 Maastricht  Exhibition and Congress Centre Maastricht, Holland
June 4 -18, 1993 Winnipeg/Windsor Juried Exchange exhibition Winnipeg in Windsor  Common Ground Gallery Windsor, Ontario
June 25 - August 28, 1992 Gallery on the Avenue
1992 - a juried exhibition by Downtown  Winnipeg BIZ, Winnipeg, Manitoba
January 13 - February 7, 1992 Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Gallery III, School of Art  University of Manitoba
April 14 - May 2, 1992 Ace Art Annual Juried Members Show, Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba
November 14 - December 7, 1991 Manitoba Printmakers Association Mini-Print show  Winnipeg, Manitoba
September 23, 1991 - October 27, 1991 Synergos II - an exhibition of Manitoba/Ukrainian art  University of Winnipeg Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba  The same exhibition tours Ukraine in 1992-93
September 20 - October 1, 1991 “Graceland” Print exchange exhibition Bare-Montgomery Memorial Gallery, Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana USA
March 23 - April 17, 1991 Three from Winnipeg Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
August 28 - September 22, 1990 Signs of the Times Gallery III, School of Art,  University of Manitoba
November, 1989 Progressions - a show organized in honour of the Manitoba Printmakers  Association Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 20, 1987 - November, 1989 Contemporary Art in Manitoba - Winnipeg Art Gallery  touring show - Winnipeg, Halifax, Calgary, Guelph
April 8- May 8, 1988 Two Artist Exhibition, with Jocelyn Barrable  L’Alliance Francaise du Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba 
March 10 - April 10, 1988 Two Artist Exhibition, with Diana Pura Kitchener/Waterloo  Centre-on-the-Square Kitchener, Ontario
May 19 - June 30, 1983 The Drawn and Printed Image: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art  Chicago, Illinois USA
April - May, 1985 through 1988 Contemporary Canadian Printmaking - a group show  touring Australia, beginning in Queensland 
July 31- August 29, 1987 Pan Am Games Exhibition - 431 Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Multi-Media Projects
April 27, 2004 DVD Der Holzweg: The Way through the Woods accepted into the Festival International de Biarritz, France
March 12, 2004 DVD Der Holzweg: The Way through the Woods accepted into the New York International Film Festival in the Short film Category
DER HOLZWEG DVD – 2003 ART/MUSIC/DANCE produced Video-Pool Winnipeg MB
Available on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSofr337-PI
CHIAROSCURO DVD –2006 ART/MUSIC/DANCE produced Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Performances: Southern Graphics Council Conference
March 2006 The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
September 18, 2006 University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
September 20, 2006 Aerial Artistry – music score for the video by Talia Pura, commissioned by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad

Solo Exhibitions
March 1-15, 2014 Double Portraits Fleet Galleries Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 19 – July 17, 2011 William Pura Altona Gallery in the Park, Altona, Manitoba, CA
November 7-25, 2009 New Paintings Ken Segal Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
May 26- June 18,2006 Landscapes, Gods and Animals Kulturmodell Passau, Bavaria
Germany January 17-February 24, 2006 Logan Avenue Martha Street Studio Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 2-30 2005 Water, Stone and Cloud <SITE> Gallery II Winnipeg, Manitoba
November 5-30, 2002 Der Holzweg: The Way Through the Woods <Site> II Gallery,  Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sept. 28 - Nov. 2, 1996 Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall Piano Nobile Gallery 
Aug. 31- Sept. 30, 1992 Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall Piano Nobile Gallery 
March 20-April 12, 1992 The Uptown Gallery, New Urban Images Winnipeg, Manitoba 
November 20 - December 15, 1988 Crossroads Gallery III, School of Art, University of Manitoba 
November 16 - December 3, 1988 The Uptown Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba 
January-March 1985 The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Variations Winnipeg, Manitoba 
November - December 1984 The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Chicago, Illinois USA 
March 1984 The University of Arkansas Art Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas USA
February - March 1984 The Cardigan-Milne Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
March 1982 Senior Common Room, University College, University of Manitoba 
January 1982 Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario 
October 24 - November 14, 1980 Gallery III, School of Art, University of Manitoba, 
December - January 1977-1978 Plug-In Arthur Street Gallery 
October 1974 Gallery Oseredok, The Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre,  Winnipeg, Manitoba

Published Articles/Books
New Music in Manitoba, Arts Manitoba, Winter 1983, Vol.2 No.2 A Quiet in the Land (with B. Welch) Border Crossings, Winter Vol.5 No.1
Book Review on The Music Within by Ferdinand Eckhardt Border Crossings, Summer  1986 Vol.5, No.3
Canadian Art - Perspectives teachers’ book Vol.9 1989 Ernst Klett GmbH u.Co.KG  Stuttgart, Germany
Moving to the Clear a review of the exhibition Spirit of Ukraine at the Winnipeg Art Gallery 1991, Border Crossings, Spring 1992, Volume No.11, Number 2, 1992

Selected Published Artwork and Reviews
The Winnipeg Free Press Reader’s Forum
Contemporary Art in Manitoba The Winnipeg Art Gallery 1987 Page 23
Crossroads Gallery III University of Manitoba 1988 New Urban Images William Pura Uptown Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba 1992
The Winnipeg Free Press Saturday, March 28, 1992 review of New Urban Images by Allison Gillmor pp. C 27
Synergos 2 Art by Ukrainian Manitoba Artists Manitoba Ukrainian Arts Council 1992 pp. 21
Hidden Values Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections  Douglas & McIntyre 1994 pp. 55
The Toronto Star November 26, 1994 Entertainment Section Hidden Values review
Cover of Ovation magazine (Manitoba Theatre Centre) Volume 2, Number 6, April, 1995 vie des Arts No. 171 Summer 1998 review by David Garneau pp.65
Border Crossings issue No.85 Volume 22 Number 1 review on Der Holzweg; The Way Through the Woods by Cliff Eyland pp.74
Cover illustration for Tasting the Dark, a new anthology of poetry by George Amabile, published by the Muses Press, Winnipeg
Cover illustration for Mister Goodmorning, a collection of short stories by Murray Andrew Pura, published by Regent College Publishing, Vancouver, B.C.
Cover illustration for The Poets of Windhover Marsh, a collection of short stories by Murray Andrew Pura, published by Regent College Publishing, Vancouver, B.C. Vertical Development a New Gnereration of Ukrainian Canadians Volume IV- Michael Ewanchuk published on Canadians of Ukrainian Descent 2004
Exhibition review-Kanadische Kunst im Kulturmodell Passauer Presse pp.38 Nummer 125 Thursday, June 1, 2006
Gallery view- Landschaften, Götter und Tiere von Pura Passauer Presse pp.21 Nummer 125 Thursday, June 1, 2006
Review of my music in “Ruch Muzyczny”(The Music Activities Review) YEAR 50 • NR 18 • 3 September 2006
The Winnipeg Free Press June 2, 2014 Page D5 Prairie artist’s depictions of vastness enveloping by Sarah Swan MUSIC PROJECTS

Commissions
Victor Schultz, Solo Violin Sonata 1984
Victor Schultz, Black Water for violin & piano 1985
Donna Grescoe, arrangement of Folk song My Dear Mother for violin & piano 1987
Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals, The Flight of the Lark for solo piano 1988
Boyd McDonald, Sonata Northwest 1985 for solo piano 1990
Manitoba Ukrainian Arts Council, Centenary celebration Prairie Steppes for string quartet 1990
Aurora Musicale, RainDances for flute, clarinet, violin, ‘cello & piano 1992
Bernard Leveillé, Ballade for solo violin, 1993 Steven Sitarski, violin
Douglas Finch, Ballade for solo piano, 1993
Art Talks theme music composed for Winnipeg TV program 1994
Helen Roupp, music for the play Adam’s Eves, 1996
Jamie Syer, Labyrinth, for solo piano 1999
Groundswell, She Drives Home, in a Bad Mood, After a Party, for tenor and chamber ensemble, 2001 text by George Amabile
Jamie Syer/Sophie Bouffard, Seven Soprano Songs from the Visions and Revelations of St. Louis the Métis for soprano and solo piano

Professional Music Positions
1981 Co-Secretary, The Manitoba Composers’ Association 
1982 - 84, 1985 – 86 Vice-President, The Manitoba Composers’ Association 
April, 1986 - May, 1987 President, The Manitoba Composers’ Association 1
988 – 1993 Elected to the Canadian League of Composers Council
May, 1989 - May, 1991 Elected Treasurer for the Canadian League of Composers 
1988 – 1989 Board member for CIDO-Cultural Industries Development Office  Manitoba 
1988 – 1989 Board member (alternate), the Manitoba Ukrainian Arts Council 
1988 – 1991 Board member for the Manitoba Composers’ Association 
1991-1995, 1996-98 Member of the artistic board of Groundswell (new music concert  producing organization)
1995 - 2005 Voting member for the Canadian Music Centre Prairie region

Selected Concerts
April 28, 2014 Ether/Aura The Sounds of Iceland Groundswell new music concert Snaefellsnes for chamber ensemble premiere
May 16, 2013 Latin Party Groundswell new music concert Costa Rica for marimba and piano premiere
November 2011, New Music Festival performance of Four Songs after Albert Pinkham Ryder Edmonton, Alberta for tenor and strings
March 26, 2011 Nemesis for solo piano – US premiere Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
2010 - Several performances of Nemesis- Camrose, Alberta, Gustin House, Saskatoon, SK
February 5, 2010 Nemesis for solo piano –premiere at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s  New Music Festival opening event
October 13, 2009 The Rehearsal’s the Thing première of Spectre for vibraphone and  ensemble Groundswell concert series Winnipeg, MB, Canada  Beverley Johnston soloist
March 25, 2005 The Land/The Stories New Works Calgary concert premiere of Seven  Soprano Songs from the Visions and Revelations of St. Louis the Métis  Calgary, Alberta
October 14, 2003 RainDances performed at the ARA Ensemble 10th Anniversary Celebration  concert in Cracow, Poland
June 8, 2003 Der Holzweg for solo cello performed by Mark Rudoff at Concert #3  New Music North festival, Thunder Bay, Ontario 
April 26, 2003 Canadian Concert (RainDances performed) Centre for Modern Art  “Solvay” Ara Ensemble (Cracow), Katarzyna Marczak, Artistic Director  Cracow, Poland
November 18, 2002 RainDances performed at a concert of Canadian music sponsored by  Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society, ISCM, (Polish section) Polish Music  Edition, and the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland
November 5, 2002 Der Holzweg for solo cello performed by Mark Rudoff at the opening of the  Der Holzweg exhibition <SITE> Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 21, 2001 Musical drama Batoche premiere concert with the Saskatoon Symphony  Orchestra New Music Festival, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  
February 13, 2001 Groundswell Concert, Amarchord The Site Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba
August 24-26, 2000 Musical drama Batoche workshop production concert for Chamber Opera  West The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Studio 405 Winnipeg, Manitoba 
February 15, 2000 Labyrinth premiered at New Works Calgary concert Calgary, Alberta
May 21, 1999 Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound Canadian Chamber Ensemble  Kitchener, Ontario
March 4, 1999 Groundswell Concert Mixing It The Site Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba 
May 31, 1998 Prairie Festival of New Music Chamber Music I Regina, Saskatchewan
April 18, 1998 Groundswell Concert On New Ground Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 5, 1997 Groundswell Concert Balkans and Beyond The Winnipeg Art Gallery  Auditorium Winnipeg, Manitoba 
November 3, 1996 Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society 5th Annual New Music Festival Saint Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble and The Hammerhead Consort Muttart Hall - Alberta College Edmonton, Alberta 
October 4, 1996 Groundswell Concert 1x4 Glenlawn Performing Arts Centre Winnipeg,  Manitoba
April 17-20, 1996 Adam’s Eves Popular Theatre Alliance of Manitoba, Testing Ground  Venue 8, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
March 7, 1995 Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society 4th Annual New Music Festival Edmonton Composers’ Forum IV Muttart Hall - Alberta College  Edmonton, Alberta
May 10, 1995 Sonic Circuits III Electronic Music Festival St. Cloud State University St.  Cloud, Minnesota, May 11, 1995 Red Eye Collaboration Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 31, 1995 The Big Bang Vancouver New Music & Drum Heat Douglas Finch  performing Vancouver east Cultural Centre Vancouver, British Columbia 
October 15, 1994 Canadian Music Centre 35th Anniversary Concert, New Works Calgary  Ensemble Calgary, Alberta 
February 17 & 18, 1994 Piano Music with Douglas Finch presented by Prairie Performances  Manitoba Inc. Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba 
November 14, 1993 The Da Capo Chamber Players present Patricia Spencer, Merkin Hall,  New York, U.S. premiere of RainDances
April 15, 1993 Ace Art: An evening of performance, William Pura and Rob Gardner  perform Homage to Earle Brown West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg 
February 25, 1993 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, New Music Festival premiere of Sequences 
January 11, 1993 Aurora Musicale, premiere of RainDances, Winnipeg Art Gallery Auditorium 
December 2, 1992 Groundswell Concert, Ukrainian Celebration, violinist James Ehnes  performs Black Water Muriel Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba
November 25, 1991 Groundswell Concert, McDonald & McIntosh Two on One Muriel  Richardson Auditorium, Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 26, 1991 Centenary of Ukrainians from Abroad Festival, Lviv, Ukraine November 14, 1989 New Music Concert, ArtSpace Cinemathèque
October 8, 1990 1st International Ukrainian Music Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, Chamber Music 
December 11 & 13, 1989 Two Concerts in Kiev, Ukraine 
October 29 - November 1, 1986 SATORI New Music Festival  Canadian Chamber Music Concert 
May 11, 1986 The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois  
May 8, 1986 De Paul University, Chicago, Illinois 
May 1985 Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop, Toronto, Ontario 
February 25, 1985 April 14, 1985 The Manitoba Composers’ Association Concert,  The Winnipeg Art Gallery Auditorium, the Brandon Allied Arts Centre 
January 20, 1985 “Variations” concert, the Winnipeg Art Gallery Auditorium 
November 4, 1984 The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois 
November 1, 1984 Cleveland State University, Cleveland Ohio
November 14, 1983 New Piano Music Two Composer Concert with Boyd McDonald,  The St.Lawrence Centre, Toronto, Ontario 
September 1983 Beckett and McDonald, Musical Art Club, 60th Anniversary Concert,  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
November 15, 1982 The Manitoba Composers’ Association, the Winnipeg Art Gallery  Auditorium
1981- 1990 IZMUSIC concerts each season from at various venues including The Winnipeg  Art Gallery Auditorium, School of Music University of Manitoba,  The Gas Station Theatre, The Brandon School of Music, the West End Cultural  Centre, The Mennonite Brethren Bible College, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Recordings
Black Water and Sonata for Solo Violin with Victor Schultz, violin and Alice Enns, piano Augmented Forth records 1988
Dark Land Black Water- released by Clef records and the Edmonton Composers Concert Society in 2003 A CD of music for violin and piano
9 Visions Chamber music from Canada and Poland recording of Ballade for solo violin 2004
RainDances Canadian Chamber Music ARA ensemble Cracow, Poland Edmonton Composers Concert Society Clef label 2006
Expressions Sylvia Shadick Taylor, piano recording of Labyrinth 2013

List of Works 

Solo Piano
• Passacaglia & Fugue (1980) 10’
• Sequences (1982) 10’ • The Statue’s Desire (1985-1994) 16’
• Sonata Northwest 1985 (1990) 35’
• Flight of the Lark (1988) 1’
• Ballade (1993) 8’
• Little March (1994) 2’
• Labyrinth (1999) 7’
• Madame Riel’s Waltz (2000) 3’
• Nemesis (2008) 10’

Chamber Works
• Fantasy (1981) 5’ solo flute
• Suite for Two Pianos (1983) 22’
• Sonata for Solo Violin (1984) 22’ solo violin
• Prime (1985) 6’ solo flute
• Black Water (1986) 22’ violin & piano • RainDances (1992) 10’ flute, clarinet, violin, ‘cello, piano
• Ballade (1993) 6’ solo violin
• Meditation on Civil War (1997) 8’ 30” clarinet, violin, ‘cello, piano
• Madame Riel New Year’s Eve Variations (2000) 2’ solo violin
• Scherzo: Quicksilver (2001) 4’ solo vibraphone • Costa Rica 10’ marimba, rainstick, piano
• Snaefellsnes (2013) 9’ flute, bass clarinet, cello, percussion, piano and electro-acoustic soundscape
• Der Holzweg: The Way Through the Woods (2003) 6’30” solo ‘cello
• Four Songs after Albert Pinkham Ryder (2009) 10’ tenor, violin, viola, ‘cello
• Spectre (2009) 16’ vibraphone and chamber ensemble
• Costa Rica (2013) 5’ for marimba and piano
• Serenade (2014) 7’ for string orchestra

Orchestra
• Sequences (1992) 10’

Electro-Acoustic Works
• Collage for 2 Pianos (1982) 15’ eight hands, slides and tape • Homage to Earle Brown (1993) 16’ tape, percussion, synthesizer • Song of the Earth (1995) tape, slides and dancer 10’
• Nearing Mars (1998) 16’ synthesizers, percussion, video, interactive electronics, dancer
• Aerial Artistry (2009) 2’ for video of Talia Pura aerial dance video for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad
• Aerial Dance performance - Manitoba Showcase 2010 8’
Vocal • Batoche (2000) 55’ soprano, baritone, flute, clarinet, violin, ‘cello, 3 percussion, pianoforte
• She Drives Home, in a Bad Mood, After a Party (2001) 10’ 30” tenor, flute, clarinet, violin, ‘cello, percussion, pianoforte
• Seven Soprano Songs from The Visions and Revelations of St. Louis the Métis (2004 ) soprano and pianoforte 16’
• Four Songs after Albert Pinkham Ryder (2009) tenor, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello 12’