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ACWC x SPO Flute Music by Women Composers Festival

Call for Applications

Flute Futures: composing for/with flutists

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC), is excited to announce a Call for Applications to be workshopped in the upcoming Flute Music by Women Composers Festival, an international online festival hosted by the SPO taking place Feb 4-25, 2022. This call is open to gender-expansive and women composers of all ages and experience levels in Canada, as well as Canadians currently living abroad.

Selected participants will have a 40-minute session to work with flutist Sophie Lanthier and/or flutist/composer Anh Phung on an artistic project of their choice. Examples include: a reading session/informal recording of a solo flute piece; a discussion or testing session of flute techniques for a work-in-progress; an informal recording session of flute samples for a future electronic composition; or any other idea you might have, that would benefit from focused time with our mentor artists.

This workshop is online on February 19, 2022 (12pm-4pm est). Participants should plan to be present online for their session.

Available instrumentation is solo flute (1 player, playing piccolo/flute/alto flute/bass flute) and/or electronics (stereo).

To apply, please submit the following via the Google Form on the application website HERE:

  • A short description (100-250 words) of how you would like to use the workshop time on February 19
  • 1 link to an example of your proposed project or artistic practice that represents how you plan to use the workshop time if selected. Examples include: sketches or notes about a work-in-progress you plan to workshop, an existing score for a piece you’d like played, a description of a future piece that you’d like advice/comments on, a list of samples you’d like to record, etc.

Up to 6 participants will be selected to workshop their ideas with the mentors. The workshop will be streamed publicly online on February 19 at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto. Professional audio recordings will be made available to all composers for their use, with the performer’s permission. Selected participants will also be invited to join the ACWC’s membership (at no cost), if they are not already members.

Deadline: February 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified of the results by February 5, 2022.


For those who would like to tune in and observe, the event will be live on YouTube at 12pm at this link.