Mount Pearl native Bekah Simms gains Juno nod

Bekah Simms watched the live Juno Award nomination announcements this week on a whim and was shocked to hear her name among the nominees.

The 28-year-old Mount Pearl native’s classical composition “Granitic” is one of the five pieces nominated for classical composition of the year.

The piece was featured on her first-ever album.

“It’s an accomplishment that happened very fast,” Simms said in a phone interview from Toronto about suddenly achieving a nomination that was a long-term goal.

Simms is working on her doctorate of musical arts at the University of Toronto and is a graduate of Memorial University’s school of music.

She started playing the flute when she was about 11 and began composing while at MUN.

 

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