Board of Directors Election 2020

All members are welcome to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting, where the results of the election will be announced. The location is subject to change due to Covid-19, and will possibly be held virtually.  Details will be sent to members if there is a change.

AGM Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 2169 Gottingen St.
Halifax, NS  B3K 3B5


AGM Agenda Considerations:

Minutes of preceding general meeting;
Consideration of the annual report of the Directors;
Consideration of the financial statements, including balance sheet and operating statement and the report of the auditors therein;
Election of Directors for the ensuing year;
Appointment of Auditors.

 

How to Vote

1.  Login to your profile on the Music Nova Scotia website (If you do not remember your password, please select the "Request New Password" link under the login box, we do not have access to your password).

2.  Scroll down to "My Projects" on the left hand side of the screen

3.  Select the "VOTE" button located in the my projects box, this will take you to the voting screen.  

4.  Once you have selected your votes click submit and you're done!

*** You must vote for 4 of the 8 candidates in order for your vote to be eligible ***

 

Aaron Green

Aaron Green started his music career after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Guitar at St Francis Xavier University. As a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Aaron has written, recorded and performed with Floodland, the Town Heroes, Hello Delaware, T Thomason, Cameron and many other artists in the Nova Scotia music scene. Additionally, Aaron has worked closely with Abracazebra productions promoting shows, making music videos and developing branding for local artists.

 

Dana Beeler 

Dana Beeler was raised in a family bluegrass band and spent her childhood at festivals and concerts. She has worked throughout many aspects of the music industry over the last 10 years putting on concerts, festivals and events of all sizes bringing her passion and dedication to the Nova Scotia Music scene.

As a musician, Dana has moved from an emerging solo artist to fronting one of the city's hottest rock bands, Hello Delaware. In this role she has managed a number of international and national tours, booked shows, and managed the band over the last 5 years.

After four years working with Music Nova Scotia to help grow the membership and put on events for the nova scotia music community, Dana has been accepted as the Operations Director at CKDU 88.1 FM. Dana’s career has spanned more than 10 years, and many aspects of the industry, all the while she has championed diversity and the betterment of the industry for everyone. She hopes to be able to continue this work as a member of the music nova scotia board!

 

Dena Williams

Dena Williams is aspiring Artist & Events Manager, born & raised in Halifax. Outside of her work in the music industry, Dena is currently pursuing a career in Social Work at Dalhousie University. With her developing work in social justice, Dena has made it her mission to create opportunities for the development and advancement for creatives in the BIPOC community. As an advocate for arts & culture, Dena’s been working with Youth Art Connection and has hit the ground running by lending a hand in promoting & organizing many events, including Salt Yard Sessions, Taco & Tunes @ The Local, In the Dead of Winter Festival and Emerge Festival. Currently managing two Artists, Lyris Daye & Eriana Willis, focusing on creative development and the completion of their debut releases. Dena is currently developing her community passion project which is intended to bring historically neglected communities together through art and creating a safe space for art to be celebrated. Through this project, Dena aims to bring light and love to historically neglected communities. With her company, Vitamin Dee Entertainment, Dena hopes to promote positivity, inclusivity, and diversity through various forms of art while also creating opportunities for local artists of the BIPOC community.

 

Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson

Hi everyone,

It’s my sincere pleasure to re-offer to serve on the board of Music Nova Scotia. As a full-time musician, producer and songwriter, the music industry is very near and dear to my heart. The work that Music Nova Scotia does on behalf of its members is nothing short of amazing. The staff at MNS work tirelessly to deliver important services to artists of all career levels. As a director, I’ve worked to support these efforts at the board level, as well as serving on numerous focused committees. As a freelance musician, I am dedicated to promoting and growing the music sector in this province and hope to continue to serve on the board of this vital organization.

Thanks!

 

Kyle Cunjak

Kyle Cunjak is an award-winning artist manager with Forward Music Group, a company he co-founded over a decade ago and currently runs out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their roster includes singer/songwriter Jennah Barry, experimental project JOYFULTALK (Constellation Records), contemporary harpist Sarah Pagé, art-rock band Motherhood, and many more.

Cunjak is also an exhibited visual artist, a multi-instrumentalist who has recorded with Catherine MacLellan, David Myles, Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, The Good Lovelies, and Petunia among many others, and a founding member of Fredericton-based folk group The Olympic Symphonium, who co-organize the annual Shivering Songs festival.

 

Marc Perry

Marc Perry

Marc began his career working at Sam The Record from 1988 – 1993. In 1993 he was hired by EMI Music Canada to be their sales representative for Atlantic Canada. After working as their sales rep for 9 years he was promoted to their Promotion, Sales and Media Rep for Atlantic Canada and held that position until Universal’s purchase of EMI in fall of 2012. 

Marc is also the co-founder of the African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) and served as its first president. He was also instrumental in creating and running the extremely popular Black Vibes showcase at the East Coast Music Awards as well as the first ANSMA Awards. After his close to 20 year stint with EMI, Marc started “On The Marc Promotions” which provides radio-tracking services in Atlantic Canada. At the same time, he was hired by RPMpromotion where he worked as their Atlantic Canadian representative from to 2013 – 2018. 

Marc managed RnB/Pop artist Reeny Smith from 2015 - 2017. In the 3 years years that he worked with her, she won the ANSMA Artist of the Year, Music NS African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year, the Casino Artist in Residence, secured a CBC Studio 60 TV special in addition to getting her a publishing deal with Cymba Music Publishing. She released two singles called “Last Call featuring Quake Mathews and “Survive” both of which went to # 1 on The East Coast Countdown. Because of the strength of her live shows her bookings have increased in a big way! She has opened for Deadmua5 for Canada Day on the Halifax Commons and for Anderson Paak at the Halifax TD Jazz Festival. 

Marc also sits on the boards for the East Coast Music Association and Music Nova Scotia and currently is 1st Vice President for Music NS. Marc also served on The Unison Benevolent Fund.

Currently Marc is the Atlantic Canadian Representative for Stingray Business.

 

Mark Adam

Drummer and percussionist Mark Adam has shared the stage and studio with many of Canada’s leading artists and is fluent across a wide range of musical styles. From jazz with Phil Dwyer, Laila Biali, Dave Restivo, David Braid, Tom Easley and Mike Murley, to award winning classical recordings with Derek Charke, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and WIRED Ensemble, Mark’s love of music knows no bounds. He has played on recordings of country artists George Canyon and Dave Gunning, hip hop artist Johnny Dillemma, worked with leaders in modern dance at the Toronto Dance Theater and the National Ballet and enjoys a vibrant career in music production. Mark’s ability to reference across musical styles allows him to hear and develop many artists’ voices and visions. Mark has produced award nominated or winning albums for Laurenn Marchand, Carmen Braden, bassist Tom Easley and Kim Barlow. His latest projects include a sophomore album for Tom Easley, as well as new albums from Michael Dalton and Pat LePoidevin. Mark is a 2020 ECMA nominee for Producer of the Year and is an Associate Professor of Music at Acadia University. He regularly appears as a guest presenter for music festivals, conferences and schools across Canada.

 

Victor Fraser 

Victor Fraser has been an Instrumental Music Teacher with the Halifax Regional Centre for Education for 26 years. In this capacity he has taught hundreds of youth how to play the various instruments of the Wind Orchestra and the skills associated with ensemble playing – teamwork, discipline, responsibility.

He received in Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Dalhousie University in 1994. From the years 2005-2014 he completed two Masters of Education Degrees from St. Francis Xavier University in Curriculum and Administration respectively. 

As a musician he is a founding member of the Nova Scotia trio Celtic Rant and founding partner of the classical guitar duo – Con Spirito Duo. Both musical acts received nominations for Music Nova Scotia Awards in 2018. He has produced to date a solo guitar album – Passion and Purpose Vol. 1, 4 Celtic Rant albums – Celtic Rant, Encore, A Clancy Rantcy, Ornaments, and the debut album for Con Spirito Duo

Victor is a proud member of Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Association. He also plays an integral role within the presentation of the Halifax Celtic Festival as the Musical Director of the Youth Concert – an event that has grown in exposure and sophistication under his guidance since its inception in 2015.