Registration is USD$15 and participants are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Performance slots will be given to the first 10 applicants to apply; there will also be 5 alternate slots in the event of cancellations.
Original compositions presented during the 2018-2019 season songSLAMs must:
- be composed for voice and piano
- feature texts that are in the public domain or have written and signed permission from the author/trust
- receive their world premiere at our event.
Songs should be no more than 5 minutes in length.
A composer can only submit ONE song for the event. Performers can only perform in ONE song for the event.
Texts may be in any language.
There is no age limit for those who wish to apply.
Composer must be present during the premiere event.
Scores for songSLAM must be completed and submitted by the due date
He holds her in his arms (text: Eugene Benson)
Milen Petzelt-Sorace, composer
Holly Chaplin, soprano
Magnetic (text: Kanika Ambrose)
Rebecca Gray, composer and soprano
Marketa Ornova, pianist
THIRD PLACE (TIE)
The Bond (text: Miriam Waddington)
Amy Brandon, composer
Geoffry Conquer, piano
Sara Schabas, soprano
Stars (text: Marjorie Pickthall)
Abigail de Niverville, composer
Carolyn Beaudoin, soprano
Scott Downing, pianist
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:30 cocktails, 7pm concert
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music
University of Toronto 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON.
IN COLLABORATION WITH SPARKS & WIRY CRIES, WOMEN ON THE VERGE PRESENTS SONGSLAM: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR EMERGING CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPOSER/PERFORMER TEAMS TO PREMIERE NEW ART SONGS AND COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES.
Teams will present a new song of no more than 5 minutes for voice and piano in any language for the voting audience, who—in the poetry slam tradition—will then vote on their favourites and award a total of $2000 in prize money.
Teams are encouraged to bring their friends, as all prizes will be awarded by audience vote