2022 Azrieli Music Prizes – Call for Submissions

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Call for Submissions Open for Canada’s Largest Music Composition Prizes

The Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) are now accepting submissions for the 2022 competition. Composers are invited to compete for one of three prize packages valued at over $200,000 each.

Open to the international music community, AMP accepts submissions from composers of all nationalities, faiths, ages, genders, backgrounds, levels of experience and affiliations.

The Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music challenges composers from around the world to creatively and critically answer the question, “What is Jewish music?”. This prize is given to the composer who proposes a response that displays the utmost creativity, artistry, technical mastery and professional expertise.

Submission deadline: Sunday May 2, 2021

The Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music is offered to a Canadian composer who proposes a musical work that creatively and critically engages with the complexities of composing concert music in Canada today. The winning proposal will exhibit the utmost creativity, artistry, technical mastery and professional expertise in response to this challenge.

Submission deadline: Sunday May 2, 2021

The Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music is awarded to a composer who has written the best undiscovered work of Jewish music. Eligible works may have been premiered within the last 75 years but must not have a significant performance history and must not have been commercially recorded.

Submission deadline: Sunday August 1, 2021

Orchestral Music – Symphony orchestra plus up to two (2) soloists

Performance Partner:
Orchestre Métropolitain
(Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor)

Each prize offers:
• a cash award of $50,000 CAD
• a live performance by Orchestre Métropolitain at the 2022 AMP Gala Concert in Montreal
• live performances at two international concerts arranged by the Azrieli Foundation
• a commercial recording on the multi-award-winning Analekta label

There is no entry fee for the Azrieli Music Prizes

Deadline for submissions to the Azrieli Commissions: May 2, 2021
Deadline for submissions to the Azrieli Jewish Prize: August 1, 2021


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About the Azrieli Music Prizes:
Established in 2014, the biennial Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) is Canada’s largest competition devoted to music composition. AMP advances the Azrieli Foundation’s commitment to discovering, elevating and amplifying artistic voices that exhibit excellence and embodies its belief in music as a vital human endeavour that expresses our creativity, expands our worldview and fosters positive cultural exchange.


To apply for this job please visit azrielifoundation.org.