Young Composers Competition


Every other year, the EPO invites submissions of original orchestral compositions from Canadians 32 years of age and under for judging by an expert panel.

3 cash prizes are awarded and the EPO performs the Grand Prize winning composition at a regular season concert.

The 2021/22 Competition will proceed despite the pandemic! The application form will be available in March with the deadline for submissions being November 2021.

2019 Winners

Grand Prize: Matthew Emery “Unanswered Letters”
Runner up: Curtis Wright “Guardians of the Night”
Promising High School Composer: Achilles Jiang “Sunrise”

2019 Contest Guidelines

Note: Due to cancellation of the March 2020 and 2021 concerts, “Unanswered Letters” will be programmed at a future performance.

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