The SPO’s New Generation Program supports both emerging musicians and composers through performance and mentorship opportunities in the orchestra, ensembles and as solo performers. Program streams include:

  • New Generation Composer Program: Composition students and early career composers are invited to a juried competition to win a multi-month mentorship with a culminating performance
  • New Generation Film Composer Program: In collaboration with Sheridan College, New Generation composers are engaged in creating original scores for animated shorts and will receive mentoring from experienced film composers
  •  New Generation Musician Program: Orchestra positions for students and emerging professionals.  Participants of this program are paid to perform with the SPO, will receive mentoring, and are eligible for other possible opportunities.
Shreya Jha, 2021 Next Generation Composer

2022-2023 New Generation Composers and Film Composers

2022-2023 Programs

New Generation Musicians 2022-23 (Call for Strings Players)
New Generation Musician Program: Orchestra positions for students and emerging professionals. For the rest of the 2022-2023 season, the SPO is taking applications from string players. Participants of this program
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New Generation Film Composer’s Project
Call for Proposals: Composing Music for Animated Film Deadline: December 16, 2022 The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) is issuing a call for proposals for early career and advanced student composers
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New Generation Composer’s Project: Composing for the Odin Quartet
The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) is issuing a call for proposals for early career and advanced student composers wanting to write for a string quartet. Four composers will be selected to write a short piece for the Odin Quartet. This is the sixth edition of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Generation Composer’s Project.
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NEW GENERATION COMPOSER MEDIA PORTFOLIOS

FANTASIA SOPRA SEI TEMI DI PUCCINI – Massimo Guida – Alexander Panizza
Pastoral for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello. Composed by Brandon Walker. Performed by: Gillian Howard (oboe), Corey Gemmell (violin), Brenna McLane (viola), and Ronald Royer (cello). Audio recorded at Desert
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New Generation Film Composers Program 2020-21
Offered in partnership with Sheridan College’s Animation Program, the New Generation Composers’ Program at the SPO pairs emerging composers with a recently completed animated short for an exercise in film
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New Generation Film Composers 2021-22
The New Generation Film composer program is offered annually in collaboration with Sheridan College’s Animation Program. Watch here for application details and deadlines.
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New Generation Composers 2022
New Generation Composers Workshop, 2021-22 Program Performed by Odin Quartet (Alex Toskov, violin / Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin / Matt Antal, viola / Samuel Bisson, cello). These compositions were presented
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New Generation Composers 2021
These works were presented as part of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual  2020-21 New Generation Composers Workshop project. The NGCW creates opportunities for young, Canadian composers to create new music
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The New Generation Program is made possible through the support of: