Cantabile Boys’ Choir Choral Composition Competition

In recognition of the Cantabile Boys’ Choir’s 10th season, the Cantabile Choral Society is holding a composition competition for a piece for unison children’s choir.

Competition Eligibility and Guidelines
– open to all Canadian composers
– works to be submitted must be unpublished and may not have been previously performed publicly

submissions are to be:
– under 5 minutes in length, produced using music notation software
– for unison children’s choir (occasional 2-part divisi is acceptable) with piano)
– written using an original text, one that is in public domain, or with written permission by the copyright holder

There is no entry fee to apply to this competition

Submission details
please send two PDF copies of the score to
1 copy as a completed document including full attribution of composer, lyricist, etc.
1 copy with composer’s name, text source, and other identifying marks removed
Cantabile Society Artistic Director Chris Bowman and a jury of peers will review the applications, from which a winner will be announced

The winner of this competition will receive a $500 honorarium (sponsored by past and present directors of the Cantabile Boys’ Choir and the Cantabile Board), and the winning selection will be premiered by the Cantabile Boys’ Choir during its 10th anniversary season.

Deadline for Submissions – October 15, 2018

Please contact Ron Laking, choir administrator, with any questions – 902-893-1576 or

The Cantabile Boys’ Choir is a small and enthusiastic group of boys (15 last season) who love to sing! Its members are in grades 3-7/voice change. Formed in the fall of 2009, the choir operates with co-conductors who also act as accompanists, which have included founding conductor Ross Thompson, current Cantabile Impact! conductor Brenna Conrad, and current artistic staff Chris Bowman and Sarah Glinz.

The Cantabile Choral Society prides itself on being a place where all are invited to make high quality music in a friendly, collaborative and supportive atmosphere. Cantabile choirs perform regularly in concert and are committed to enriching our community, including charitable and musical outreach opportunities, supporting the Truro Music Festival, and working with people of all ages and stages.