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.
The Deadline is: May 31, 2021
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
winners of the Roberta Stephen award are strongly encouraged to become members of ACWC/AFCC if they haven’t already done so. Go here for membership
Please see the PDF forms, below, for Instructions and Application Procedure.
ACWC Initiatives Fund,Deadline – March 15, 2021, is available to all ACWC members. This special 40th Anniversary ACWC Initiatives Fund will celebrate the 40th anniversary and/or relate to music-making during COVID-19. Opportunities include:
creating new compositions to be played and recorded within Covid-era realities
creative compositional networking
create 40th Anniversary projects including video interviews
documentaries on ACWC history and/or music of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), racialized, or minoritized women’s musical work in Canada.
To apply, download this form and after completing it, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHHH!! Ensemble (piano and percussion), in partnership with the CMC, are presenting a series of late-night world premieres and conversations with Canadian composers called NightCAPS w/ SHHH!! Ensemble. They will be doing an episode featuring works by ACWC/AFCC members in celebration of the 40th anniversary and are looking for unperformed works. For more information on SHHH!! Ensemble, visit their website at https://shhhensemble.com
Submitted works should:
Not have been performed before.
Under 10 minutes in length.
For both piano and marimba (range available A2-C7)
Scores should be anonymous and in pdf form
Deadline is January 2, 2021
To submit please email scores to email@example.com. Please included your name, contact email address, and the name of your piece.
As part of the ACWC’s 40th anniversary celebrations, we will be releasing monthly playlists of music by Canadian women. The playlists will each be one to two hours long. They will be released January through December, 2021, hosted on Soundcloud, and embedded on the front page of the ACWC’s website. We are hoping to include at least one work by every current ACWC member, and if there is room for more, we will also include music by earlier Canadian women composers.
Please submit at least one work using the attached google form. There are twelve categories which are meant to be open-ended; select the one that is most applicable. If your submission does not fit any of the twelve categories, select “other”. You may submit up to two additional works; these will be included if space is available. They will be more likely to be included if you submit works in separate categories. The twelve submission categories may not reflect the themes of the twelve playlists; these will be reworked based on the submissions that are received.
There is no maximum length for recordings; however, works longer than 10 minutes may be excerpted. You may include preferences for how the piece should be excerpted in the “work details” section.
All women and women-identifying composers/songwriters are invited to submit their information for inclusion in the Online Encyclopedia of Living Women Composers, Songwriters and Creators of Music. Full call and information for submission can be found here.