Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 Azrieli Music Prizes – AMP. Sponsored by the The Azrieli Foundation, it’s described as “Canada’s largest prizes for music composition.”
Composers are invited to compete for one of three prizes, which each include $50,000 cash, a live performance of the composition by Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne at the AMP gala concert in Montréal and a commercial recording on the Analekta label.
The winning works will also be performed at an international concert arranged by the Azrieli Foundation. Each prize package is valued at over $200,000, placing the AMP among the most significant composition competitions in the world.
Deadlines: May 5, 2019 ; September 1, 2019
Opera From Scratch is an exclusive one week opera composition workshop for composers and singers that runs from August 11-18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Composers develop a 10 minute opera for solo voice and piano. Composers are asked to base their mini-opera on a Nova Scotia theme of cultural or historic significance. Composers will be paired with singers in April 2019. There is a $30 application fee.
Deadline: March 30, 2019
The Virginia Parker Prize is administered by the Canada Council for the Arts and is awarded to a musician, instrumentalist or classical music conductor under the age of 32 who demonstrates outstanding talent, musicianship and artistic excellence and who makes a valuable contribution to artistic life in Canada and internationally. The winner receives $25,000.
Deadline: April 1, 2019