Call for Submissions

The Dundas Valley Orchestra
announces its

2020 Student Composer Competition

The Dundas Valley Orchestra is accepting compositions (suggested length: 5 to 8 minutes) by students currently enrolled in a Canadian educational institution (secondary or post-secondary, full or part time).

Instrumentation available:
2 flutes (1 piccolo doubling), 2 oboes (1 english horn doubling), 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
Timpani, percussion, harp (troubadour - lever)

The winning composition will be performed by the DVO
in April and May 2020 (up to 3 separate performances) and earn a cash prize of $250.00.

Deadline for submission: February 10, 2020

The DVO is building a repertoire of original Canadian works that are appropriate for programming by community and youth orchestras. Aspects of submissions including relevant instrumentation, level of difficulty, length, etc. will factor into the decision making process.

Please check our website for further information about past and current programming.

Address for submission: Contact for questions:
Dundas Valley Orchestra Laura Thomas
P.O. Box 65587
Dundas, ON (Please use “DVO Student Composer
L9H 6Y6 Competition” in the header)

* Please submit a brief bio and contact information along with your composition.

For more information about the Dundas Valley Orchestra, go to:
Decisions of the Student Composer Competition Committee will be final.

10 Feb 2020