The Festival of the Sound’s commitment to name annual Stockey Young Artists began in 2005 but the commitment to young artists began much before that. More than 20 years ago, the Festival’s Discovery Series introduced the works of young composers who took part in a residency in Parry Sound under the mentorship of composer Gary Kulesha. We welcome Ryan Scott, a percussionist in Discovery Concerts and now Artistic Director of Continuum Contemporary Music. Ryan has invited three young composers who are named the Festival of the Sound’s 2019 Stockey Young Artists. Premieres of their works will be performed by an ensemble of six musicians at a free 6:00 pm concert on August 7th. Ryan Scott will interview the Stockey Young Artists and take questions from the audience.