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Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Open Call for Canadian Work

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Open Call for Canadian Work

Open to Canadian composers up to the age of 35 as of May 1, 2012.

The deadline for submissions for the 2011-2012 season is Friday October 7, 2011.

The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO), TSYO Conductor Alain Trudel and the TSYO Faculty are inviting young Canadian composers to submit a work for possible inclusion in the TSY0 2011.2012 Spring Term. The TSYO is a high level orchestral training programme for talented musicians aged 22 and under, and is regarded as one of the top youth orchestras in North America.

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 3 1 + strings. Composers should take into account the placement of their work within the following programme:

Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1
Open Call for Canadian Work [TBA]
Brahms: Concerto for Violin (movement 1)
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

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 Alain Trudel 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.

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Rauhut
TSYO Manager
212 King Street West, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1K5
(416) 593-7769 x372

October 7, 2011