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 TMC Choral Composition Competition
Summary:Carol competition
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Date Posted: 02 October 2019
Details: The TMC Choral Composition Competition is open to unpublished Canadian composers. There is no age restriction.

Works to be submitted must be unpublished, but do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition.

Works to be submitted must be

-not more than 5 minutes in length.
-a sacred or secular work for the Christmas season. Arrangements of already-composed Christmas carols are acceptable. The composed work should be -accessible to a wide range of listeners.
-scored for SATB or SSAATTBB a cappella.
-composed using a text that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
-in manuscript produced using music notation software.

TMC Interim Conductor David Fallis and a jury of peers will review the applications. One winner will be announced.

Submission details:

Applicants should send two copies of the composition with the Choral competition entry form and a $35 non-refundable fee to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, 720 Bathurst Street, Suite 404, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R4. Submissions may be made electronically to
The composerís name, text source and any other identifying marks should appear only on the first page of the manuscript, and only on the first copy. (The jurors will receive anonymized scores to review.)
A cappella works should be written in open score with a piano reduction underneath.
The deadline for submissions is October 14, 2019.

The Winning Composition

The winning composer will receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition, a cash award of $1,000.

The winning composition will be performed at the TMCís Festival of Carols performances on December 3 & 4, 2019.

The winner of the competition will give the right to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to webcast the premiere performance of the winning composition live on and post a video of the performance on YouTube.

For more details:

Amy Lipstein, Manager of Artistic Operations
416-598-0422 ext 223
Entry Fee:$35