Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Holds Emerging Composer Competition

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is looking for up-and-coming composers connected to the prairies to submit their orchestral works.

Winners will get a cash prize of $1,500 and their work will be performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra during the Winnipeg New Music Festival from January 27 to February 2, 2018.

The competition is open to emerging composers of any age who are either residents of, were born in, or finished a big portion of their musical education in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, or Nunavut, are eligible to enter the competition.

“Orchestral composition remains one of the pinnacles of the art form. There are, unfortunately, few opportunities for young composers to work with professional orchestras, to hone their craft and present their music to orchestral audiences. The WSO, in partnership with the CMC Prairie Region, is proud to continue its 15-year tradition of championing the work of emerging composers and nurturing the future of Canadian orchestral music,” said Harry Stafylakis, WSO Composer-in-Residence and WNMF Festival Director.

Submissions must be finished no later than September 15, 2017.

You can learn more here.

Spencer Fernando, MyToba News

Spencer Fernando is a columnist and reporter for MyToba News. You can read more of Spencer’s writing at his website
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