Call For Scores
New Works Initiative

OPO is back! Well rested from a long Covid hiatus, OPO is proud to be launching an open call for new music created by Canadian composers. In these difficult and uncertain times, OPO is returning live music to our community so we all can once again share in the powerful collective experience that is live music. To that end, and to support young and emerging Canadian composers and musicians, winners of this Open Call will be given a platform to perform their work in front of a live audience while also being broadcasted via live stream. The event will be at reduced capacity and will respect all current provincial health and safety guidelines. The selected composers will each receive a $500.00 CDN cash prize and have their work performed and recorded at an in-person concert in the spring.

Application Requirements
  • Contest is open to any Canadian composer under the age of 35.
  • Works must be between 5 and 20 minutes in length and for small chamber ensemble of 3-5 musicians.
  • Deadline to submit is February 28th, 2022 at 11:59PM EST.
  • Entries must include PDF of Score, PDF of each part, MIDI or Audio file if possible, Brief Description of the Work, Biography of Composer and Headshot of Composer.

To participate, please submit scores by clicking the “Register Here” button.

Submissions will be reviewed by the selection committee comprising of 3 individuals using a blind selection process. Winners will be selected by March 3rd, 2022 and announced Friday, March 4th.