Call for Submissions: Young Composers’ Workshop, Arraymusic

Arraymusic is currently accepting submissions for its 2013|14 YOUNG COMPOSERS’ WORKSHOP. Now in its 27th year the workshop is designed to benefit composers who have completed their basic studies in composition. There is no age restriction.

The Young Composers’ Workshop jury selects 4 participants who each create a work for small chamber ensemble. Over a four week period in May, each composer is given one session each week to work directly with the Arraymusic Ensemble, artistic director and the workshop leader. Composers are encouraged to attend each other’s sessions to derive as much benefit as possible.

The completed pieces of music, or works-in-progress, will be performed by the Arraymusic Ensemble in a public concert at The Array Space in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 3pm.

Participants must be willing to be in Toronto during their workshop sessions and to pay for their own travel and accommodation. There is no application form. Interested composers should apply by submitting:

  • A letter of introduction
  • A curriculum vitae
  • 2 to 3 scores (paper or PDF) of previous works and, if available, corresponding recordings on CD, USB Key or at as a download (Soundcloud, ftp, dropbox, Hightail to demonstrate the applicant’s ability to compose for chamber ensemble.
  • Applications must include a processing fee of $25.00. This fee may be paid by cheque, money order or online through paypal to:

Send submissions (along with your $25 processing fee) anytime after December 1 to:

  • (for courier) Arraymusic – Young Composers Workshop 155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 3W3
  • (by mail) 161 Walnut Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 3W3
  • (by e-mail)

Telephone: (416) 532-3019

Successful applicants will be notified by March 15th, 2014.

More information can be found here
A printable pdf of this notice can be found here

Arraymusic’s YOUNG COMPOSERS WORKSHOP is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the SOCAN Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation and The Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.