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.