In celebration of the Canadian Music Centre in BC’s 40th anniversary (1977-2017), we are pleased to announce a composition competition for an original 40-second trumpet fanfare. The winning entry will celebrate some aspect of the CMC in BC’s contribution to the cultural life of the Province of British Columbia over the past 40 years. Submissions may be scored for one of B-flat trumpet, C trumpet, or B-flat flugelhorn. Note: only one of the above instruments is to be used throughout the piece. Works including electronic elements cannot be considered.

The grand prize for the winning entry is $500. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 6, 2017. Submitted works will be adjudicated by a panel of CMC Associate Composers, chaired by the BC Director as a non-voting member of the panel. The contest is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada without age limit. Each composer may submit one entry. The composition must be original and unpublished.

Scores must be submitted anonymously, either as hand-written manuscripts or as PDF files. Unsigned hard copies should be accompanied by a separate page listing the name of the composer, address, birthdate, email address and phone number. Emailed PDF files should contain this information within the body of the email. To ensure anonymity, each entry, as it is received, will be assigned a unique identifier by CMC staff.

Compositions may be emailed as a PDF to, and/or dropped off at the Vancouver Creative Hub at 837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1B7 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday. The winner of the competition will be announced on November 2, 2017, and all submitting composers will be notified at that time. Composers may arrange to pick up any submitted hard copies after the adjudication process is complete.

The winning entry will receive its premiere performance at the Gala 40th Anniversary Open House on Friday, November 10, 2017, between 5:00 to 7:00 PM.