2021 Teen Composer Award


The Teen Composer Award (TCA) will provide an invaluable and practical composition experience, one-on-one mentorship, professional development resources and an introduction to the Canadian contemporary chamber music community.

TCA Info:

Application deadline: November 25, 2020

During the late fall and winter of 2020 and early 2021, the selected composer will be mentored online by Canadian composer Christina Volpini, who will serve as a guide for the composition process.

The recipient of the award will compose a 5-8 minute work for piano trio (violin, cello, piano: unconducted) The selected composer’s work will be given a pre-concert performance in late March during a digital concert broadcast as part of the 2021 PIVOT national early-career composer program in collaboration with the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre.

The recipient will receive high definition video and audio of the performance; this documentation will also be shared via Continuum’s online platforms.

Previous Winners:

Previous Winners: Cindy Chen (2017), Erik Kreem (2018), Sarah Lu (2019), Zach Payne (2020)