The 2015 Toronto Mozart Composition Competition

  1. The purpose of the Toronto Mozart Composition Competition is to provide expert instruction, adjudication and performance opportunities to emerging composers aged 30 and under.
  2. This year’s submissions must be between 6 and 8 minutes in length and scored for a trio of one violin, one viola and one cello.
  3. The deadline for submission is midnight, Monday, March 2, 2015.
  4. The names of the prize winner(s) will be announced on Monday, March 16, 2015.
  5. The winning composition of the Competition will be performed in concert by the Toronto Mozart Players on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00PM at St Lawrence Hall in Toronto. The winner of the Competition will provide a brief introduction of the new work before its premiere.
  6. Participants must be available for the following rehearsal and concert schedule:

    Date TBA — first reading — Location TBA
    Saturday, April 11, 2:00-4:00PM — Rehearsal — Location TBA
    Sunday, April 12, 10:30AM-12:00PM — Dress Rehearsal — St Lawrence Hall
    Sunday, April 12, 2:00PM — Concert — St Lawrence Hall

  7. The Competition organisers must receive the completed application form and the $85 entry fee no later than midnight on Monday, March 2, 2015. Incomplete or illegible forms will not be accepted.
  8. The entry fee is neither refundable nor transferable if the participant withdraws from the Competition.
  9. All results and decisions made by the adjudicator are final.
  10. Any presentation or performance during the rehearsals and at public concerts may be recorded and/or photographed by the Mozart Project for the exclusive use of the Mozart Project. All such material shall become the property of the Mozart Project and may be used subsequently for advertising and promotion, on the Mozart Project website, in press releases, and for archival records, for the purpose of promoting the Toronto Mozart Composition Competition and the Toronto Mozart Players, without compensation to the composer.
  11. By agreeing to the Rules, the participant confirms that no compensation will be paid for release from other engagements or for performances of original works by the Toronto Mozart Players.
  12. The Toronto Mozart Composition Competition and Toronto Mozart Players are operated exclusively by the Mozart Project, a registered not-for-profit organization.
  13. The Mozart Project reserves the right to postpone or cancel the Toronto Mozart Composition Competition.
  14. The Mozart Project will not be responsible for personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other losses during rehearsals, or concerts.
  15. The completed application form (available here) must be submitted:
    • Via email, to, OR
    • By regular mail, to:

      Toronto Mozart Composition Competition
      33 Lombard Street, Suite 1509
      Toronto, Ontario M5C 3H8

  16. Payment of the $85 entry fee must be made at the time of application:
    • online at the Mozart Project website OR
    • by cheque payable to Mozart Project and mailed to:

      Toronto Mozart Composition Competition
      33 Lombard Street, Suite 1509
      Toronto, Ontario M5C 3H8

  17. An administration charge of $25 will be applied for a cheque returned NSF by the bank.