Deadline for entry: June 30, 2012
LONDON, ON, March 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Young composers from across Canada are invited to put their creative skills to the test for the second annual Creative Composer's Competition.
Sponsored by CONSERVATORY CANADA™, Mayfair Music Publishing, and Long & McQuade, the competition is open to Canadian students of all ages. "We were thrilled by the level of talent in last year's competition and we're excited to hear what people will come up with the second time around," says CONSERVATORY CANADA™ national executive director, Victoria Warwick.
More than 80 students participated in last year's competition, with top prize taken by Venessa Lachance of Hearst, Ontario.
This year, students have until June 30 to submit their composition through the CONSERVATORY CANADA™ website. Entries may be written for any instrumentation, in any musical style, and will be evaluated by a panel of adjudicators.
Winners will be announced at the CONSERVATORY CANADA™ Convocation in November. Prizes will be awarded for the top 12 submissions, with the first place winner receiving a $500 Gift Card from Long & McQuade and a Roland R-05 Digital Hand-Held Recorder. Winning compositions will also be included in a new Mayfair Music Publication.
"This competition is a unique opportunity for budding composers to receive constructive feedback from professionals in the field, and to present their work to a large audience," notes Warwick. The top six compositions chosen by the judges will be posted online and the public will be invited to cast their vote for the winner, she explains.
"Composition is an integral part of Conservatory Canada's Contemporary Idioms program, and we're delighted to give students a chance to showcase their work," she adds.
Please visit www.conservatorycanada.ca for full contest details.
About CONSERVATORY CANADA™
CONSERVATORY CANADA™ is a national charitable organization that focuses on advancing the Performing Arts through music education. With roots dating back to 1891, our accredited centre of excellence promotes musical achievement through a comprehensive program of study, evaluation and recognition for students and teachers in every region of Canada.
For further information:
Victoria Warwick, CONSERVATORY CANADA™ National Executive Director, Victoria@conservatorycanada.ca, 519.433.3147