OGS Composition Competition

CALL FOR SCORES

2020 Ottawa Guitar Society
Young Composers Competition

New Music for Solo Guitar


The Ottawa Guitar Society welcomes submissions of unpublished new works for solo guitar.

Eligibility:

  • Participants must be Canadian and under the age of 30.
  • Pieces must be for six string guitar with no electronic elements and must be from 5 to 8 minutes in length.

Submission:

  • Scores will be created using Finale or Sibelius and submitted in PDF format to the following email: ocgcompetition@gmail.com 
  • Scores must contain the title of the piece only with no name. Participant names will only be included in the submission email and will be revealed to the jury after a winner has been selected.
  • An audio recording must be included with the score. MIDI is accepted, but not preferred.

Deadline:

  • October 1st, 2020 (winner announced on October 22nd).

Prize:

  • $400 plus a publication of the score with Les Productions d’Oz and a premier performance by a select local guitarist at the 16th annual Guitare Alla Grande Festival in February 2021.

* The jury’s decision will be final. Any unforeseen circumstances will be referred by the jury to the executive committee of the OGS for a final decision.


PAST WINNERS

2020 – From Ancient Wounds – Bilal Nasser

2019 – Different Expectations – Silas Chinsen

2018 – Yeganeh – Sam Mason

2017 – Intermountainous – Amy Brandon

2016 – Astral Projection – Nathan Bredeson

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