CALL for Submissions for a National Choral Composition Competition

Call for Scores

The Canadian Chamber Choir (CCC) is soliciting innovative submissions for a National Choral Composition Competition. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has altered our world and especially in-person choral singing, we are looking for compositions that transcend the current limitations of singing together – choral music that is performable by singers spread throughout Canada. This competition is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The CCC strongly encourages composers of diverse backgrounds and experiences to submit works for consideration.

Compositions should leverage technological supports but not rely solely on a ‘virtual choir’ platform. Choral innovations could include, but not be limited to: a combination of pre-recorded and live material, conducted and/or unconducted processes, and the use of other technologies which would be readily available to singers. The composition should be 2-4 minutes in total length and written for a cappella mixed chamber choir (divisi possible, 20 singers minimum). The winning composition will demonstrate a thoughtful, creative use of technology to create a choral piece that unites geographically separated singers and expresses emotions experienced by artistic communities during the pandemic.

This is the 3rd Choral Composition Competition sponsored by the Canadian Chamber Choir. Our mission is to celebrate and champion Canadian choral music by engaging in a diverse musical narrative that strengthens the choral community. Our Canada 150 competition was won by Alberta composer, Garrett Krause for his composition, “The Maple.” The song is featured on our recently released album. Seasons of Life and Landscape and is published by Cypress Choral Music.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2020. The winning composer will receive a $2,000 cash prize as well as a virtual performance of their work, in consultation with the CCC Artistic Team.

Guidelines

The piece must be for a cappella SATB chamber choir (with or without divisi parts) **Singers will NOT be able to be gathered in one geographical location. Individual singers will be located all over Canada.**

  • Submissions must be a single piece, 2-4 minutes in length. Multi-movement pieces will not be accepted.
  • Composers must have secured the legal rights to the text(s) set or the text must be in the public domain.
  • Composers submitting works must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • PDF is the only format that will be accepted. No paper manuscripts please.
  • Submissions must be original compositions. Arrangements will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must not have been previously performed, published, or commissioned.
  • Please ensure the composer’s name does not appear anywhere on the score.
  • Each submission requires a $25 application fee, payable by transfer to treasurer@canadianchamberchoir.ca.
  • Composers may submit more than one composition but the application fee is required for each piece.

Click here for a printable summary of the competition guidelines.

For more information, please email the CCC General Manager thecccgm@gmail.com

To submit a piece for the competition, please email the submission to competition@canadianchamberchoir.ca.

Full details can be found on our website: https://canadianchamberchoir.ca/welcome/ccc-launches-2020-choral-composition-competition/

Tune into our Virtual Festival June 20th-28th

PIPAF in ISOLaTION

June 20 – 21 – Artists Paint
June 22 – July 5 – On Line Exhibition and Sale
June 28 – Awards Announcement – On Line

Unfortunately, and due to the world wide pandemic we have had to cancel our historic approach to PIPAF for this year, to both protect the artists and the community.
The 2020 Artists juried into the now cancelled event have all agreed to be a part of this wonderful new initiative. We will be asking them to paint “en plein aire” from within their world of isolation, to reflect in their art the conditions and world that they are experiencing in this new world of Covid -19
          • The artists and the general public will be able to follow the activity and productivity of each artist on line and in real time.
          • The art work created will be exhibited on line and judged by master artist Tom Forrestall C.M., O.N.S., B.F.A., LLD, RCA.
          • The art work will be for sale allowing you to collect a piece of the snapshot of North American at this time of change.\

            To discover more about the 2020 Artists press on the link below:

https://parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/pipaf-in-isolation/

Help us celebrate the 5th Anniversary of our School’s Grand Opening with a Facebook Art Contest!

Help us celebrate the 5th Anniversary of our School’s Grand Opening with a Facebook Art Contest!

Using the theme “The Town of Lunenburg is our Campus” for inspiration, we want to see submissions from all mediums — abstract or realist, 2D or 3D! Prizes of LSA SWAG will be awarded at the end of May for 3 categories: “Best in Show”, “Honouring Lunenburg”, and a “Creative Knockout”.

Submit an image of your art as a comment on our 5th Anniversary Art Contest Facebook Post and our winners will be selected by reactions received! Don’t have Facebook? Submit your work with your name via email and we’ll post it for you.


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learn@lunenburgarts.org

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Canada

Lunenburg School of the Arts ~ 5 Year Anniversary & Art Contest!

May 1st marks the 5th Anniversary of our School’s Grand Opening!

Since our Grand Opening in 2015 our School has had the pleasure of hosting talented instructors, artists, musicians, and more, from our own community and around the world. Each year our students continue to inspire us with their curiosity, passion, and creativity.

Thank you for your continued support through these 5 fantastic years!


Help us celebrate with a Facebook Art Contest!

Using the theme “The Town of Lunenburg is our Campus” for inspiration, we want to see submissions from all mediums — abstract or realist, 2D or 3D! Prizes of LSA SWAG will be awarded at the end of May for 3 categories: “Best in Show”, “Honouring Lunenburg”, and a “Creative Knockout”.

Submit an image of your art as a comment on our 5th Anniversary Art Contest Facebook Post and our winners will be selected by reactions received! Don’t have Facebook? Submit your work with your name via email and we’ll post it for you.


www.lunenburgarts.org
learn@lunenburgarts.org

Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
Canada

PIPAF In Isolation, 30 artists competing virtually from their homes in isolation

In consideration of the global pandemic, we are cancelling our physical event of PIPAF 2020. In response, we are introducing a virtual launch of our festival where artists will be streaming live from their remote locations while they paint in isolation to compete for awards! People all over North America can tune in to watch our artists compete and paint in their studios.


visit our website at www.parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/pipaf-in-isolation


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A great ART CHALLENGE with PRIZES (see below) for young people !

A great ART CHALLENGE with PRIZES (see below) for young people !

Follow me @ Christopher Webb – Visual Artist on Instagram or Facebook. Create your best work of art. Put in on Facebook or Instagram (yours or with the help of a parent or guardian you can use their acct) and simply tag me along with your first name, age, where you are from and what your image is all about!

PRIZES:
3rd: $100.00 gift certificate to an art supply store near you!

2nd: You and I will do an art exchange…I’ll send you a watercolour and you’ll send me a piece!

1st: I’ll visit you at your school (wherever you are) and meet you in person, do an art lesson with your art class…and talk to your school! I’ll also bring some fun things along with me for you and your friends!

Watch Christopher Webb On Global Video link

Visual Artist, Christopher Webb, shares visual art events and happenings in our community on Global News Morning “VISUAL ARTS ABSTRACT” segment on Global Halifax with Alyse Hand

 

Follow Visual Artist, Christopher Webb and encourage Youth to enter a great ART CHALLENGE

A great ART CHALLENGE with PRIZES (see below) for young people !

Follow me @ Christopher Webb – Visual Artist on Instagram or Facebook. Create your best work of art. Put in on Facebook or Instagram (yours or with the help of a parent or guardian you can use their acct) and simply tag me along with your first name, age, where you are from and what your image is all about!

PRIZES:
3rd: $100.00 gift certificate to an art supply store near you!

2nd: You and I will do an art exchange…I’ll send you a watercolour and you’ll send me a piece!

1st: I’ll visit you at your school (wherever you are) and meet you in person, do an art lesson with your art class…and talk to your school! I’ll also bring some fun things along with me for you and your friends!

Watch Christopher Webb On Global Video link

Visual Artist, Christopher Webb, shares visual art events and happenings in our community on Global News Morning “VISUAL ARTS ABSTRACT” segment on Global Halifax with Alyse Hand

Check out the latest Visual Arts Abstract with Christopher Webb:

Visual Artist, Christopher Webb, welcomes us into his studio and takes us on a virtual global art tour.

https://globalnews.ca/video/6787488/visual-arts-abstract-with-christopher-webb-4

 

A great ART CHALLENGE with PRIZES for young people !

A great ART CHALLENGE with PRIZES (see below) for young people !

Follow me @ Christopher Webb – Visual Artist on Instagram or Facebook. Create your best work of art. Put in on Facebook or Instagram (yours or with the help of a parent or guardian you can use their acct) and simply tag me along with your first name, age, where you are from and what your image is all about!

PRIZES:
3rd: $100.00 gift certificate to an art supply store near you!

2nd: You and I will do an art exchange…I’ll send you a watercolour and you’ll send me a piece!

1st: I’ll visit you at your school (wherever you are) and meet you in person, do an art lesson with your art class…and talk to your school! I’ll also bring some fun things along with me for you and your friends!

Watch Christopher Webb On Global Video link

Visual Artist, Christopher Webb, shares visual art events and happenings in our community every Thursday on Global News Morning “VISUAL ARTS ABSTRACT” segment on Global Halifax with Alyse Hand

Check out the latest Visual Arts Abstract with Christopher Webb:

Visual Artist, Christopher Webb, welcomes us into his studio and takes us on a virtual global art tour.

https://globalnews.ca/video/6787488/visual-arts-abstract-with-christopher-webb-4

ART CONTEST ALERT for YOUNG PEOPLE

A great ART CHALLENGE with PRIZES (see below) for young people who are on an extended March Break!

Follow me @ Christopher Webb – Visual Artist on Instagram or Facebook. Create your best work of art. Put in on Facebook or Instagram (yours or with the help of a parent or guardian you can use their acct) and simply tag me along with your first name, age, where you are from and what your image is all about!

PRIZES:
3rd: $100.00 gift certificate to an art supply store near you!

2nd: You and I will do an art exchange…I’ll send you a watercolour and you’ll send me a piece!

1st: I’ll visit you at your school (wherever you are) and meet you in person, do an art lesson with your art class…and talk to your school! I’ll also bring some fun things along with me for you and your friends!

Watch Christopher Webb On Global Video link

Visual Artist, Christopher Webb, shares visual art events and happenings in our community every Thursday on Global News Morning “VISUAL ARTS ABSTRACT” segment on Global Halifax with Alyse Hand