Rodney Sharman


Rodney Sharman


Rodney Sharman established the VSO Jean Coulthard Readings in 1997 to provide a learning opportunity for Vancouver's student composers, and for the VSO to discover new musical voices. Sharman was the VSO's first Composer-in-Residence and Composer/Music Advisor. He has been Composer-in-Residence of the Victoria Symphony, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Early Music Vancouver's “New Music for Old Instruments”, and Composer-Host of the Calgary Philharmonic’s New Music Festival, "Hear and Now". In addition to concert music, Sharman writes for cabaret, opera and dance. He sings, conducts, plays recorders and flutes. Sharman was awarded First Prize in the 1984 CBC Competition for Young Composers, the 1990 Kranichsteiner Prize (Darmstadt, Germany), a 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto), and the 2017 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. Website:

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