Sydney Contemporary Music Concerts

The MUSIC CONTEMPORARY is an ongoing event of contemporary music concerts for orchestral compositions of contemporary composers. Conducted and directed by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the concert is hosted by the "The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra" an ensemble of finest orchestral musicians in Sydney who are dedicated to explore and promote new orchestral music of contemporary composers.

The concerts will be held in Sydney Australia at the end of September each year.

We would like to invite composers of all nationalities to submit orchestral scores.

Age limited: No limit
Instrumentation: Any combination of instruments up to full double wind symphony orchestra (with or without soloist)
Duration: 5' - 15' ca
Style: Any style in high level of artistic value and techniques
Number of submissions: No limit
Entry fee: AU$70 each submission*.
Please submit your PDF score and parts (SCORE and PARTS must be provided by the composer even the work has been published) and MP3 audio files (if it has been performed) via Score Submission From (For more than one submissions please use zip files or re-fill the Application Form)


Please post your hard copy of the score and orchestral parts (if it has been published or if it is a oversized score) and DVD/CD (if available) to:

The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
PO Box 828
Castle Hill NSW 1765

(For return of your materials, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped mailing folder)

There is no deadline for score submission. The finalised compositions for the concert of the year will be announced by the end of June of each year. (The submissions will be kept for future concerts, if are not selected for the current year concert.) A number of chamber concerts for certain combination of instrumentations will be hosted during the year.

If your submitted work is for wind quintet, it may be considered for a chamber concert ODE TO THE WINDS before the MUSIC CONTEMPORARY 2014

For more information please contact:

Miss Cassandra Horsman,
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
0410 035 477 |

*Your score will be reviewed by the committee, after received your application fee.

If your composition is selected and performed in the concert of MUSIC CONTEMPORARY, you will be automatically eligible for the SCO COMPOSER COMMISSIONING PROGRAM.

Entry fee AU$70 by direct deposit bank details:

Bank: Westpac
BSB: 032173
Account Number: 501117
A/C Name: The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc.

From overseas accounts the Westpac SWIFT code: WPACAU2S

Please indicate your name and description.

Australian Dollar (AUD)