Arcady 2018 Emerging Composer Competition

Arcady is pleased to present the third annual Arcady Emerging Composer Competition for new works for voice and piano. Arcady is an internationally renowned professional chamber ensemble that performs that performs throughout Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

The winner of Arcady’s 2018 Emerging Composer Competition will have their work premiered during the 2017/18 season by a member of Arcady’s professional chorus. They will also receive one on one sessions with esteemed Canadian composer and Arcady’s Resident Composer/Artistic Director, Ronald Beckett (in person or via Skype). Note: $25 entry fee.

• Works must be written for solo voice accompanied by piano
• 3-5 minutes in duration
• May be secular or sacred
• Unpublished and unperformed works only
• Rights to texts must be cleared, and evidence of copyright holder’s permission provided
• Composer will retain the copyright of the piece
• Composer may submit up to two compositions (only one entry fee required)
• Arcady will retain winning manuscript for future performances
• Arcady retains the right to not pick a winner if there is no suitable winner

• At the time of submission, composer must be 35 years of age or under
• Proof of age must be provided (copy of driver’s license, etc.) with submission.

• Scores must be submitted via email to no later than January 30, 2018 (by 11:59 PM EST at the latest). The subject of the email should be “Arcady 2018 Emerging Composer Competition submission”
• Submission must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee to be paid via PayPal (see Arcady website composition competition page).
• Travel expenses to the premiere are the responsibility of the prize recipient (though composers attendance is not required at the premiere)
• Composer must include a biography and list of works with their submission
• The winner will be notified by March 1, 2018.

For full information, to download the competition guidelines and application, and to pay the entry fee via Paypal visit:

Any additional questions can be directed to:

Deadline: 30 January 2018, 11:59 PM EST

30 Jan 2018
Canadian Dollar (CAD)