An invitation to college and university students

This competition is organized by Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) in partnership with the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), the Société québécoise de recherche en musique (SQRM) and the Canada Research Chair in Opera Creation. It is part of the Music and Transcendence in the Age of Post-Humanism conference which will take place during the 2023 Montreal/New Musics (MNM) festival — Music and Spirituality. Aimed at the next generation of musicians, the competition aims to build bridges between musicology, composition and performance while offering the public an open window on creative music.

Students (college and university level) and postdoctoral fellows are invited to submit, in French or English, a video clip of three (3) to five (5) minutes maximum on a work in the MNM 2023 festival programme, with its theme “Music and Spirituality.”

Applicants may consult the MNM 2023 festival programme to access excerpts of works and programme notes:

Download the competition description [pdf].

Competition form (in French):