Open Call for Canadian Work
The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO), TSYO Conductor and the TSYO Faculty are inviting young Canadian composers to submit a work for possible inclusion on a TSYO concert. The winning piece will be performed by the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra in their Winter concert on Saturday February 8, 7:30pm at George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts.
Open to Canadian composers up to the age of 35 as of May 1, 2014.
Submissions should be 5-7 minutes in length and should not exceed the instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 | 4 3 3 1 | timpani + 2 | strings and must include a minimum instrumentation of 2 2 2 2 | 2 2 2 1 + strings. Composers should take into account the placement of their work within the following programme:
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Liszt: Les Préludes
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7
Compositions should be submitted anonymously, with a pseudonym on the score, and the composer’s name in a separate sealed envelope. The composer’s pseudonym should be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. In order to be considered, works must include the following:
- Instrumentation list (including a percussion list)
- Duration of piece
- Indication of whether the score is transposing or at concert pitch
Parts are the responsibility of the composer and must be provided in compliance with the needs of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra’s library. Scores will be reviewed by TSYO Conductor and the TSYO Faculty. Submitted scores become property of the TSYO.
The composer of the selected work will receive a $500 honorarium, and an archival recording of the performance.