Petr Cancura named Artist in Residence for 2021 at Carleton University

Carleton University names Petr Cancura as 2021 Artist In Residence 

Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture is pleased to announce that genre-defying multi-instrumentalist Petr Cancura will be the artist-in-residence in Carleton’s Music Program for the winter 2021 semester. Cancura previously served as the program’s artist-in-residence from 2015-2016. 

Artist-in-Residence Petr Cancura (Photo courtesy of Petr Cancura) 

Born in the Czech Republic to a family of musicians, Cancura is a graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Music program. After earning a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston, he lived in Brooklyn, New York for 10 years, cultivating many professional relationships and establishing himself as a leader in the field of creative music. 

Now based in Ottawa, Cancura is the current program director of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. From 2015-2017, he was the musical director of the National Arts Center’s Crossroads Series, reimagining the songs of current Canadian songwriters for an all-star jazz cast.