The SOCAN Foundation/NYOC Emerging Composers’ Mentorship Program
(For reasons beyond our control, this program will not be available in 2020)
To apply to this program, applicants must be eligible for the SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards and must qualify to apply for the Sir Ernest MacMillan Category.
Within the works submitted to the Sir Ernest MacMillan Category, up to three (3) orchestral compositions (without soloist(s) and/or choir) will be selected to participate in the SOCAN Foundation/National Youth Orchestra of Canada Emerging Composers Mentorship Program. The composers of the selected works will be invited to attend an NYOC rehearsal reading of their orchestral composition. The selected composers could be eligible to apply for the Travel Assistance Program to attend the reading session.
The approximate date and location of this opportunity are tentatively scheduled to occur in the month of July, in Kitchener-Waterloo. More details will be shared with selected participants.
Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurship
Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurship is a program powered by SOCAN Foundation, and provides emerging music creators with seed funding, mentorship, and the opportunity to participate in a progressive webinar series that will hone their skills of entrepreneurship while providing them with the tools and resources needed to turn their talent into a sustainable career.
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SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize
The SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize of $2500 is awarded annually for an outstanding paper presented in French or English, by a graduate student, at the annual conference of the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan). The prize-winning paper will demonstrate original research in any recognized branch of musical scholarship and may be presented in either official language.
SOCAN Foundation/ MUSCAN Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music
To recognize, on an annual basis, a mature scholar who has established a nation-wide profile in the field of research into Canadian music and its composers. Canadian music is understood to include art music (vocal, instrumental, electroacoustic), folk, jazz, and popular (all genres). The winner’s dissemination of research results will have demonstrably increased aural and cultural understanding of Canadian music among other musical scholars and among musical performers. It will also, whether directly or indirectly, have led to increased understanding of Canadian music among the general public for music, or among members of a younger generation of future audiences and musicians. The winner’s work may have accomplished the latter either directly (through talks and publications aimed specifically at general audiences or young people), or indirectly (through the talks and publications of later researchers who have been inspired by, and built upon, the winner’s contributions).
To apply for an award, visit:
The SOCAN Foundation and SOCAN have collaborated to present the very first scoring retreat to be held November 28 to December 1, 2019st at the Banff Centre, accommodations and meals included (participants only need to pay for their transportation*). The goal of this camp is to provide composers with an optimal framework to stimulate their creativity in actual work conditions in the company of two mentors (one film director and one screen composer). Priority will be given to screen composers. Apply before October 23, 2019 by filling out the form.
*Participants who are selected and have not yet benefited from a SOCAN Foundation travel assistance grant may submit a request for one.
Equity X Production Mentorship Program
The Equity X Production Mentorship Program was developed in response to research conducted by the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. In 2019, the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released a report that identified that women make up only 2.1% of producers throughout the top 100 hundred Billboard songs annually from 2012 to 2018. That report also validated that women producers are underrepresented 47 to 1 by male producers in the data analyzed.
Deadline for submission is Dec 15, 2019 11:59 EST
This opportunity is made possible with the support of: