The Bert Weir Memorial Award  

Sponsored by the Ardeleana Chamber Music Society, Brenda Margaret Muller, Artistic Director

$500, to be awarded annually to a Canadian Composer.


Works will be recorded for the composer's use by Whispering River Orchestra and premiered at Riversongs Community Celebration of Music, Poetry and Art in Parry Sound, ON.  

•    The Award is a commission for a composition by a Canadian composer that explores the interface between music and the work of a Parry Sound Artist.

•    Length: 7- 15 minutes

•    Scored for Community String Orchestra, (violin I and II, viola, cello, bass) with some additional winds upon arrangement with the Artistic Director.

Works may also be for orchestra plus SATB choir or soloist plus orchestra and/or choir.


Works should be of easy to medium difficulty and may contain solo sections.

Application Details

Please include:

•    letter of proposal

•    scores for 2 previous works

•    an up-to-date resume

•    audio material for chosen works (YouTube links acceptable)

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

or email to  


We will help you find an artistic match for your commission if you need suggestions. 


Please call Brenda Margaret Muller at 905 960 9281  

or email for more information.  

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