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Composer Opportunities, Awards, & Commissions2019-06-10T09:35:41+00:00


This annual competition is designed to recognize Canadian composers who are 30 years of age and under, for original concert music works in the following five categories: large ensemble, chamber ensemble, solo or duet, vocal, and electroacoustics.

Deadline: June 13, 2019


Call for Scores in partnership with Unitatis Strings as part of the Unitatis Strings Composition Workshop 2019 which takes place on August 17 & 18 at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto.

Composers are invited to submit short works for beginner and intermediate level string orchestra. Selected works will be workshopped and recorded. Attendees will also hear from guest artists during the two day event.

Deadline: June 21, 2019
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The Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to launch its 2019/20 Young Composers Competition.  Once again we will recognize the Grand Prize Winner with a $2,000 prize, plus a performance of the winning composition.  The Runner-Up will receive a $1,000 prize, and we will award $500 to the winner of the Promising High School Composer category.

This is the EPO’s fifth Young Composers Competition, and we are very proud to support the work of young Canadian composers of orchestral music.  For more information about the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra visit www.eporchestra.ca

Deadline: November 8, 2019

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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.

Deadline: September 1, 2019
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