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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
October 27, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Peter Hatch

Dr. PETER HATCH, Professor, Director, Bi-annual Festival, Open Ears Festival

Funding, totalling about $160,000 is received from the Canada Council for the Arts, Department of Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, City of Kitchener, SOCAN Foundation, Canadian Music Centre and private donors. Dr. Hatch prepares grant applications and is chiefly responsible for artistic programming for all 35-40 events of the festival.

Dr. Hatch founded NUMUS years ago and was co-artistic director of the Music Gallery for a year. Dr. Hatch is internationally recognized as a culture leader in our community, especially pertaining to the integration of new music into the community. As a Research Member of LCMC, Dr. Hatch’s community music enterprises are linked to the mission and mandate of the research centre.