Young Composers Project

Grades 10-12

Aspiring young composers are encouraged to apply for this rare opportunity.

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One student will:

· receive a $1,250 bursary towards post-secondary studies;
· participate in a mentorship with an ESO Composer;
· compose a new work; and
· hear it performed by the ESO in front of a live audience.


· Applicants must be enrolled in high school in the greater Edmonton area at the time of the application deadline.
· All submitted works must be written for live performance. While they may include electronic instruments (bass guitar, keyboards etc.), pure electronic music is not eligible.

To Apply

Applications must include three scores of original music you’ve composed, in PDF format. These works can be in any genre and for any combination of instruments. They do not need to be for orchestra or in a classical style; we are simply getting an idea of your composing experience and skills.

Each written score must be accompanied by a recording. At least one of these must be a recording of a live (real) performance. The remaining ones can be MIDI (electronic) simulations.

You will also have to submit the name of a musician who is familiar with your work.

This person will have to email a reference letter to by January 11, 2019.

Apply today