Thursday 2 August 2012

ASL 2011: Godin & Rolli

Scott Edward Godin began his musical training on piano, completing a BM in 1993 (University of Alberta) with Helmut Brauss. By winning the Johann Strauss competition in 1993, Scott was able to study in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda. Completing a DMA in Composition in June 2003 (McGill
University), his music has been performed throughout Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the U.S. Accolades include the 2007 Joseph Stauffer Prize, finalist in the 1999 Gaudeamus Competition and 1999 CBC Young Composers' Competition, five SOCAN prizes (Canada), and prizewinner for German Radio in 1997. Scott has worked with various ensembles, including ensemble KORE, Orkest De Volharding, Arraymusic, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. This year Scott was Visiting Prof. at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS.

Hailing from Southey, Saskatchewan, Rolli writes – and draws a little – for adults (Rattle, Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly) and children (Ladybug, Spider, Highlights). He’s the author/illustrator of the tasty poetry/art book Plum Stuff, and the forthcoming collections God’s Autobio (short stories), and Mavor’s Bones (poems/drawings). Visit his blog (, and follow his epic tweets @rolliwrites.