Call For Scores 2022

Alkali Collective invites emerging composers connected to the Atlantic Canadian provinces to submit their chamber works to the ensemble’s second annual Call for Scores initiative. Eligible applicants are emerging and early-career composers of any age who are current residents of, were born in, or have completed a substantial portion of their musical education in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island.

Three chamber works will be selected by members of Alkali Collective to be performed on March 4th, 2023. Each selected applicant will be rewarded a cash prize of $300 CAD. The selected works will be live recorded, and the recording will be available to the selected composers for archival use.

About Alkali Collective:

Alkali Collective is an equitable, artist-led contemporary chamber ensemble in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Named for the salt water that surrounds our province, we use music as a vehicle to draw attention to and open dialogues about important issues facing our society. We are dedicated to the creation, performance, documentation, and educational outreach of contemporary art music, with a strong emphasis on Canadian music. We aim to be a driving force in the creation and presentation of new art.

Submissions must be completed by no later than December 20th, 2022.

For more details and to apply, please see the submission form:

Questions can be sent via email to