NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award

The NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composers Award is an exciting opportunity for young New Zealand composers to have their work recorded by the NZSO over a three day residency.

Submitted works will be assessed by a panel of industry professionals, and those selected for the awards will receive one-on-one mentoring from New Zealand Composer Ross Harris and contemporary music specialist, conductor Hamish McKeich

The short-listed young composers will be flown to, and accommodated in, Wellington for the duration of the recordings and awards. The winning composer will receive the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer Award, they will receive a cash prize of $750 and will be commissioned to compose a work to be performed by a chamber group from the NZSO, in schools throughout New Zealand.

Key dates:

Deadline for scores: Friday 15 April
Deadline for parts: Friday 3 June
Recordings at the Michael Fowler Centre: 4-6 September

Qualifications for entry:

Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen, Aged 25 years or younger on 4/09/11
One entry per person, maximum duration of 5 minutes. The entry may be a previously performed work. Work to be for full symphony orchestra without soloists.

Maximum instrumentation of:
3 3 3 3 – 4 3 3 1 – timpani + 3 percussion – harp – strings

Failure to adhere to the qualifications for entry will result in disqualification.

All decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Further information and entry form available from: