New Generation Artists & Composers
UPDATED: September 17, 2018.
One of the most appreciated extra programs the SPO offers is our “New Generation” activities for young musical artists and composers. SPO personnel mentor young people and offer the opportunity for performance. Under the direction, of Ronald Royer, this program has also become a favourite of many in our audience.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 – The SPO will be hosting our exciting “New Generation Composer’s Workshop – Composing For Winds” again this season.
The SPO, in partnership with the University of Toronto Schools (UTS), is pleased to present another in its series of highly-acclaimed Composer Workshops, designed to support composers developing their writing for winds.
MENTORING: During the writing process, each participating composer will be paired with a mentor composer, as a support and resource. Included will be advice on the writing of the piece, orchestration, score and part preparation, as well as aspects of career development. SPO Music Director, Mr. Ronald Royer, will also provide valuable feedback for each composer.
READING SESSION: Completed pieces will be read by Mr. Royer (Conductor) and the Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019 (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOOLS (30 Humbert Street, Toronto, ON). Participating composers will receive an archival audio recording. Audience members are welcome to attend.
HOW IT WORKS:
New Generation composers, including younger students, are invited to apply.
Four composers will be selected. One spot will be dedicated to a student composer from UTS, and the remaining spots are open to any composer who meets eligibility criteria. These will be chosen by a jury consisting of SPO representatives.
The selected composers will be asked to write a short piece (up to 5 minutes) for an instrumentation of: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling english horn), 2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 1 trumpet, 1 percussion and 1 string bass.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The competition is focused on Ontario-based composers who are able to travel to Toronto for the Reading Session. The Workshop is open to:
early-career and student composers
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
high school age and up