Roberta Stephen Award Application 2018

The Roberta Stephen Award Instructions

PDF Application
PDF Instructions

The Roberta Stephen Award, worth $500, offers support to a Canadian woman composer
aged 36 or older for professional development such as further studies, conferences, or
workshops, or composers’ festivals.

Deadline: March 30, 2018


Candidates must have a history of public presentation of their work, and must be:

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  • 36 years of age or older;
  • finished their basic training in music (university graduation or equivalent in specialized training) and either be ready to undertake a professional career, or, having already attained a professional level, be undertaking advanced studies.

Application Procedure:

Please submit your completed application form, curriculum vitae, scores and recordings of at least three of your works in electronic format (e. g. mp3, pdf) for a maximum of ten minutes of music. Submissions should be sent to via or a similar file-sharing service.

We encourage all applicants to join ACWC before applying to the Stephen award.  To become an ACWC member, go here:

If you are not yet a member of the ACWC, the application should be accompanied by a fee of $10.00 CDN.

Applications will be adjudicated by an international panel of women composers. The two
successful applicants will be announced by June 1, 2018.

Award winners are required to submit a report explaining how the award has assisted them in their work as a composer. This report will be published in the ACWC Journal and on the New Works Calgary website.

In addition to the cash prize, new works directly resulting from the award will be considered for a première in a New Works Calgary concert or Calgary New Music Festival conditional on instrumentation and programming considerations.

Application Fee ($10.00)
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