Toronto Mendelssohn Choir call for compositions

Now in its second year, the TMC Choral Composition Competition is open to unpublished Canadian composers. The winning composer will receive the Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition, a cash award of $1,000. They will also have their work performed by the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir under the direction of Noel Edison at Sing Joyfully! in March 2017.  The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2016.

Works to be submitted must be by a Canadian composer and unpublished, but do not need to have been composed specifically for this competition. They must also be:

  • not more than 5 minutes in length.
  • scored for SATB or double choir, either a cappella or accompanied by organ.
  • composed using a text that is 1) original (written by the composer), 2) in the public domain, or 3) under copyright, but with written permission of the copyright holder.
  • sacred.
  • in manuscript produced using music notation software.

TMC Artistic Director Noel Edison and a jury of peers will review the applications.  One winner will be announced.

For more details and the entry form, visit


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