Northern Lights: Canadian National Conservatory of Music
Rémi Bouchard is a native of Western Manitoba. His musical education began in his hometown of Laurier with the ‘Presentation of Mary’ nuns. He later graduated with a piano pedagogy diploma from the University of Manitoba. In 1956, he started teaching in Neepawa and has been there ever since.
Mr. Bouchard is a member of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association. He became an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre in 1989. In April 1998 he received the Manitoba Heritage Foundation’s ‘Heritage Publication Award’.
Bouchard’s works have been published by Waterloo Music, Les Éditions du Blé, Boston Music, Mayfair/Montgomery Music, Black Cat Publications, and Hal Leonard. His piano works are included in the New Millennium Series, on festival and conservatory listings and reviewed in Clavier Magazine. His choral works have been performed by various university ensembles. His works have also been featured on the Radio-Canada and CBC radio networks.
In 1999, Conservatory Canada recognized his contribution as a Canadian composer of music for young people by awarding him an Honorary Licentiate Diploma. Bouchard’s works are also featured on two CD’s performed by pianist Clark Bryan. In 2003, Bouchard was recognized by Canadian National Conservatory of Music with an Honorary Licentiate.