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DEREK CHARKE is a JUNO and ECMA award-winning composer, flutist, and professor at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Derek has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Toronto Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq Gillis, as well as an impressive list of other performers and organizations. His music has been performed in Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, and Disney Hall. Derek is a full professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where he teaches composition and theory. He is the president of the Acadia New Music Society which runs the annual Shattering the Silence New Music Festival, and he continues to perform regularly as a new music performer and improvisor on the flute. His music can be purchased from the Canadian Music Centre.

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