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Competition Postponed

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers has been postponed until September 2021.




Key dates

  • Application deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Finalists announced: January 15, 2020
  • Finalists submit commissioned works: November 15, 2020
  • Final concert and prize gala: September 26, 2021
2020 Graham Sommer Competition Finalists


2021 Finalists

Composers Alec Hall, Laurence Jobidon, Michael Kim-Sheng, Jared Miller and Matthew Ricketts compete in the GSC's final round.

GSC 2019 jury members headshots


The Jury

The jury for this competition is made up of Canadian and international composer, distinguished members of the musical community and an internationally recognized performer.

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