The TMC is calling for choral composition
submissions to its new Choral Composition Competition, an annual
competition launched in August 2015. This competition focuses on works
by emerging unpublished Canadian composers.
will be asked to submit an unpublished work for SATB or double choir,
either a cappella or accompanied by piano or organ that is not more than
5 minutes in length. All of the submission details are available online
on the Choral Composition Competition
page. The deadline for submissions is November 13, 2015
The jury, led by Artistic Director Noel Edison, will select the winning composition. The composer will receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition
in the amount of $1000, and the work will be premiered by the Toronto
Mendelssohn Choir, conducted by Noel Edison, at the final performance of
the TMC's Choral Conductors' Symposium in January 2016.
prize is made possible by a donation from Debbie Fleming, a TMC alumna
who sang in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for 40 years and who retired
from the Choir in June 2015. The TMC is grateful for Debbie's
commitment to the enrichment of the TMC's education program and to the
growth of Canadian choral music.
works by Canadian composers is a long-standing part of the TMC’s proud
heritage. Over the years, the TMC has commissioned and performed works
by Canadian composers, including Healey Willan, Srul Irving Glick, Derek
Holman, Ruth Watson Henderson, Timothy Corlis and Mark Sirrett.
new composition competition for emerging composers joins other TMC
initiatives that support the development and strengthening of choral
music in Canada. The TMC supports the development of singers through
its Apprentice program (for singers aged 17-22) and the development of
choral conductors through its annual Choral Conductors’ Symposium and
its Associate Conductor position.
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