Land of Lakes call for scores - NOW CLOSED

This call for scores closed on June 1, 2023. We're busy reviewing your beautiful submissions, and will send out results early July! Thanks for submitting!


The Untitled Ensemble Chamber Music Society is pleased to present their inaugural Land of Lakes call for Chamber Music scores from self identifying early-career Ontario based composers with support from the Association of Canadian Women Composers.

The selected scores from each category will be performed as part of our 2023/24 season.


June 1, 2023 7pm EST

Deadline for the arrival of physical, mailed scores and submission of digital scores is June 1, 2023 at 7pm EST.


Self identified early career or emerging composers of all ages who live and work in Ontario, Canada.

We actively encourage composers of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and orientations who are in the early stages of their career or who have had difficulty getting their works noticed or performed to apply!

Score requirements

  • You may submit new or existing works regardless of whether or not they have received a premiere or not.
  • You must submit a full score of the work for submission. 
  • Recordings of submissions are optional, but encouraged. 

Extended techniques, electronics

If you wish to submit works with extended techniques or electronics, you must include detailed instructions for the player(s) and provide any equipment needed for the electronics components. Set up instructions must be included as needed. Any electronics involvement during the piece must be done by the instrumentalists, and must not require a separate sound technician, other than to start a pre-recorded track.

Ensemble categories

We are accepting scores in two categories and will select 4 works from each. The ensemble categories are as follows:

  • Category 1: trumpet x 2, french horn, trombone, bass trombone or tuba
  • Category 2: violin x 2, viola, cello - (optionally plus piano)

You can use between 2 to all of the instruments listed in each category.


Submissions should be between 10 - 20 minutes. You may submit a single movement of a longer piece if you wish.

Adjudication process

We will select compositions based on:

  • Feasibility for performance for the timeline of 4 rehearsals and dress rehearsal
  • Clear explanations of any extended techniques
  • Originality and clarity of musical ideas
  • Overall musical quality of the composition

Program note or description of the piece

Provide a program note or description of the submitted piece. Indicate if it is part of another work, and any other details you would like to see included in a program.

Between 100 - 500 words max.

Application Method

You may submit via our online form, by email, or by mail before the deadline. Only one submission method is necessary (pick the most convenient for you).



  • Submit your score via email to [email protected] 
    • Deadline for emailed scores is June 1, 2023 at 7pm EST.
    • In the title of the email include “Land of Lakes Call for scores submission”
    • In the body of the email include:
      • The category you are submitting to
      • Links to submission material. Links must remain active until July 10, 2023.
      • Any passwords required to view or download the material
      • Phone number where you can be reached
    •  Attach:
      • Program note or description
      • Files if small enough to transmit over email (otherwise link to streaming or download site)
  • Name your score submissions in the following way:
  • Name your audio submissions in the following way if they can be downloaded:

By mail

  • Physical copies of scores may be mailed to:

    Untitled Ensemble Chamber Music Society
    1 King Street West
    48th Floor Suite 4800-85
    Toronto Ontario M5H 1A1

  • Deadline for the arrival of mailed scores is June 1, 2023 at 7pm EST.
  • Please do not request a signature on delivery.
  • If you want your materials to be returned to you, include a self addressed envelope with sufficient postage affixed for return of materials.
  • Include:
    • Contact information: full name as you would like it printed on programs, phone number and email.
    • Score materials: may be double sided, and can be stapled, or bound.
    • Optional: recordings -  if they are included should be in the form:
      • Link to a download of the file printed on a separate sheet of paper. Links must remain active until July 10, 2023.
      • USB stick with only the relevant files included

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