Manitoba Choral Association is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Frances Seaton Choral Composition Competition: Scott Reimer!
Having grown up in a great big singing family, Scott is a choral professional from Winnipeg who is known to his peers as a vocal chameleon. Since moving from his hometown of Altona, he has enjoyed a wealth of choral experiences and has sung with many premier choirs, most notably Canzona, Polycoro, Camerata Nova, the Winnipeg Singers, the National Youth Choir of Canada/Choeur national des jeunes du Canada, and the World Youth Choir.
Scott began his career as a choral director conducting his church’s men’s choir, and he proceeded to conduct within the Prairie Voices Inc. organization for many years, playing a prominent role in founding and establishing their second choir, Horizon.
Scott is an avid choral arranger and composer and he co-founded the Winnipeg-based a cappella ensemble, Antiphony, whose second album featured several of his arrangements and was nominated for multiple Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. He completed his M.Mus. in Choral Conducting at the University of Manitoba under the tutelage of Dr. Elroy Friesen, and he currently sings in the Canadian Chamber Choir as well as the international chamber choir, Time Ensemble.
Scott is thrilled to have won his second Frances Seaton Choral Composition Award through Manitoba Choral Association and hopes that his winning composition, “Be Love”, brings a deep sense of peace, love, and community to those who experience it for years to come!