Barbara Croall

Barbara Croall
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Barbara Croall

Odawa composer Barbara Croall (Manitoulin Island, Kineu Dodem) is active internationally, with works performed in several European countries, the United States, and Canada over the past several years. Apart from playing, performing, and composing on traditional Native flutes and singing in traditional ceremonies, Croall is also a classically trained musician, having received degrees from Musikhochschule in Munich, Germany and the University of Toronto, where she was the recipient of the Glenn Gould Award in Composition (1989). From 1989 to 2000, she was a Resident Composer with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra where her work was performed under Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Her music has been premiered and featured at many international festivals, including Murten Festival (Switzerland), Festival d'Avignon (France), Avantgarde Festival neuer Musik (Munich, Germany), Aboriginal Music Days 2000 (Toronto, Canada) and the Made in Canada New Music Festival (Massey Hall, Toronto).