Montreal Choral Institute: Call for Scores

The Montreal Choral Institute is proud to offer its first annual composers’ workshop. This event is designed to enable early-career Canadian composers to hear their piece(s) or sketch of a piece to be workshopped live with Voces Boreales‘ professional vocal Octet , led by the MCI’s artistic director Andrew Gray. This event is designed to give composers the rare opportunity to experiment with textures, vocal production and techniques, blending or contrasting of sounds, rhythms, dynamics etc. whilst developing a particular piece or their individual style and sound. Only a cappella pieces that can be performed by an SSAATTBB group can be considered.

Four composers, who will be selected from the submissions received, will be invited to attend the workshop session – either in person (if within reach of Montreal) or via videoconferencing.

To learn more about the Montreal Choral Institute and Voces Boreales visit their website at

Submitted works or sketches of pieces in development should:

  • not have been performed before
  • be up to 5 minutes in length
  • be written for a cappella mixed voices (up to 8 part SSAATTBB)
  • be typeset and in pdf form

The Montreal Choral Institute welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds of age, gender, ethnicity, and ability.

The deadline for submission is Sunday 9 May 2021

To submit please email scores to
Please include your name (unless you wish to remain anonymous), a contact email address, and your piece and/or sketch.