Choral Canada’s 2015 Competition for Choral Writing

·         Deadline November 1, 2015

·         Selected composer receives: the $1,500 Diane Loomer award, possible publication with Cypress Choral Music, and a world premiere performance by 2016 National Youth Choir including at Podium 2016

·         Composer must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

·         Piece must be SATB, 3-5 minutes in length, and written for a cappella choir only

·         Piece must be unpublished and unperformed

·         Most recent past winner was Matthew Emery. Others include Donald Patriquin, Allan Bevan, Michael Unger, Ramona Luengen, and Elise Letourneau (to name an excellent few!)


A project of Choral Canada, the National Youth Choir (NYC) is a professional development program for Canada’s best emerging choral singers. Singers between 18 and 25 are auditioned every two years, with up to 4 singers chosen from each province and territory. In 2016 the guest conductor will be Michael Zaugg, conductor of Pro Coro Canada. 
The National Youth Choir 2016 rehearsal camp will take place in Camrose, Alberta and the choir will then tour Alberta from May 7-22, 2016.   

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation will subsidize the tuition (which includes all expenses) for four singers to attend National Youth Choir 2016.  NSCF will be holding National Youth Choir auditions on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Federation office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS.  For more information and to set up an audition please find audition application information below or call 902-423-4688 or email

Audition Information for Singer
Audition Application Guidelines
Audition Application Form

CANTA MARA 2015 with the amazing Charles Bruffy as guest conductor!
6- 8, 2015, St. Andrew's Untied Church, Halifax
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SING SUMMER 2016 - save these dates
August 15-20 - Adult Choir Camp
August 21-27 - Junior Choir Camp
August 21-27 - Youth Choir Camp

Choir Camp

Ages 8-13

Aug 21-27, 2016
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Choir Camp

Ages 13-18

Aug 21-27, 2016
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Choir Camp

Ages 18 and up!

Aug 15-20, 2016
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Internship in Choral Conducting
Aug 9-15, 2016
Aug 17-22, 2016

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