The Kathleen McMorrow Music Award was established in 2015. Kathleen McMorrow headed the Music Library at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music from 1974 to 2013. She established the award to recognize and encourage the composition and presentation of Canadian contemporary classical music. The Ontario Arts Foundation manages the endowment that funds the award.
The Ontario Arts Foundation manages the endowment that funds the award. The Ontario Arts Council is responsible for the selection process. The award recipient is selected from the applicants to one of the two annual Ontario Arts Council Music Creation Projects program deadlines.
2020 Parisa Sabet for composition: Vanishing Point
2019 Jordan Pal for composition: Upwell
2018 Chan Ka Nin for composition: Dragon’s Tale
2017 Frank Horvat for composition: The Thailand HRDs