Counterpoint Community Orchestra Composition Program
Call for Applications
Deadline - June 30, 2019
Counterpoint Community Orchestra (CCO) has been operating as a community orchestra in
downtown Toronto for 35 years. It was the first LGBT/gay positive orchestra in Canada and in
the world. CCO is offering $1,500 towards a 6 - 10 minute commission to celebrate their 35th
Applications will be submitted through an online form. Composers wishing to apply should
submit PDFs of one or two scores and corresponding two-minute audio samples (in mp3 format)
of their existing works. MIDI sound files are accepted. Applicants should provide a brief
statement regarding thematic and/or musical ideas that they hope to explore in the proposed
All material must be anonymous with the composer’s name replaced by a pseudonym. Jury members
will receive applicant statements and links to support material, but no identifying
information. One representative of CCO will be designated to track the name and contact info
for each applicant.
There is no fee to apply.
Deadline for applications: June 30, 2019 (11:59 pm EST)