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The Bert Weir Memorial Commission


$500 to be awarded to a Canadian composer for a 7-15 minute work for community orchestra that explores the interface between music and the work of a Northern Ontario Artist.

The work should be playable by an intermediate level Community String Orchestra and may or may not include community choir and/or a small wind section or a soloist. The winner will have their piece premiered by Whispering River Orchestra.

 How To Apply

Send a letter of proposal containing an up-to-date resume, scores for 2 previous works, audio material if available (YouTube links acceptable) describing the concepts behind the proposed work (200 words max) to


Ardeleana Chamber Music Society, 267 McDougall Rd., McDougall, ON, P2A 0B3 

or email

We will help you find an Artist to match for your commission if requested to do so.


Applications close on January 15th, 2021. Judges’ decisions are final.

Applicants will be informed no later than April 15 of their commission.

The commissioned work must be completed by May 24, 2020.

Please call Brenda Margaret Muller at 905 960 9281 for more information

or email

Bert Weir’s art may be seen at

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