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

2023-24 New Generation Composers and Film Composers

The New Generation Program is made possible through the support of: