SCO Contemporary Music Concerts (ongoing opportunity)

The MUSIC CONTEMPORARY is an ongoing event of contemporary music concerts for orchestral compositions of contemporary composers.  Conducted and directed by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the concert is hosted by the The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra (SCO); an ensemble of young professionals who are dedicated to explore and promote orchestral music of contemporary composers. The concerts will be held in Sydney Australia at the end of September each year.

Composers of all nationalities are invited to submit orchestral scores.

  • Age limited: No limit
  • Instrumentation: Any combination of instruments up to full double wind symphony orchestra
  • Duration: 5′ – 10′ ca
  • Style: Any style in high level of artistic value and techniques
  • Number of submissions: No limit
  • Entry fee: AU$70 each submission*.

Please submit your PDF score and parts (SCORE and PARTS must be provided by the composer even the work has been published) and MP3 audio files (if it has been performed) via the online score submission available on the website (For more than one submissions please use zip files or re-fill the Application Form)


Please post your hard copy of the score and orchestral parts (if it has been published or if it is a oversized score) and  DVD/CD (if available) to:

The Sydney Youth Symphony Orchestra
PO Box 828
Castle Hill NSW 1765

(For return of materials, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped mailing folder)

There is no deadline for score submission.  The finalised compositions for the concert of the year will be announced at the end of June of each year. (The submissions will be kept for future concerts, if are not selected for the current year concert.)