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Robert Fleming Prize

Current winner of Joan Yvonne Lowndes Award: Jami Reimer

Jami Reimer

Photographer(s): Sarah Ens

Current Winner

Jami Reimer

Jami Reimer (she/her) is a musician, performance maker, composer, and educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Treaty 1 territory. From choral music to field recording practices, Jami explores voice—human and otherwise. Winner of the 2023 Canada Council for the Arts Robert Fleming Prize for composition, Jami has gained recognition for her ongoing creative research on bioacoustics and amphibian chorusing. Jami earned undergraduate degrees in music and education from Canadian Mennonite University (2014) and the University of Manitoba (2017), and has taught in Canada, Switzerland, and Egypt. Jami currently resides on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, where she is completing a master’s of Fine Arts at the Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts.

What is this prize?

The Robert Fleming Prize is awarded to an exceptionally talented emerging composer from Canada to further their career development.

Who created this prize?

This prize was created, and is awarded, in the memory of Robert Fleming, a Canadian composer who was also a pianist, organist, choir director and professor, at Carleton University in particular, to promote the careers of young composers.

How to qualify

You do not apply for this prize. Applicants to some grant programs are eligible and will be considered for prizes. Visit Grants | The Canada Council for the Arts to learn more about our granting programs.

Additional information

Annual competition

Prize amount


By Grant Application

Cumulative list of winners

The Canada Council is committed to equity in all its activities, including the administration of our prizes and awards.


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