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.

$3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded in three categories: a $2,000 Grand Prize, a $1,000 Runner-up, and a $500 Promising High School Composer prize. While COVID-19 restrictions make it impossible to announce the date, the Grand Prize winner's composition will be performed at an EPO concert in an upcoming season.

2021 Contest Guidelines

2019 Winners

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

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


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