Derek Charke is a JUNO and three-time ECMA award-winning composer, flutist and professor of composition at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Derek has a catalogue of over 90+ works and has had many high-profile commissions and performances, including several by Canada’s major symphony orchestras as well as an impressive list of other performers and organizations. His music is eclectic, often defying categorization due to wide-ranging influences. Some of his work explores environmental issues and often includes electronics. As a professional flutist he continues to perform as a soloist and new music improviser. He forms one half of the Charke-Cormier Duo and often writes for the flute.