Early Music Vancouver competition offers prize money and exposure as it looks for young stars of tomorrow

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      Vancouver Early Music is looking for tomorrow’s classical music stars today with a competition that will run from May 1-15.

      The Emerging Early Music Artist Competition encourages applicants 30 years and younger to submit a musical project of three to five minutes on either an audio or video file in MP4 format. The work should offer a take on what the future of early music might look like. Artists are also encouraged to use their composition to draw attention to issues important to them.

      The competition is open to young early music composers across the world, with the winner receiving a $500 cash prize, as well as having their work featured on the Early Music Vancouver website and social channels.

      The second place recipient will receive a $350 prize. Second and third place finishers will also be featured on the EMV website and socials.

      Winners will be announced on June 1.

      “Young artists of the next generation need opportunities to explore and showcase their ideas, their research and their new projects,” Early Music Vancouver artistic director Suzie LeBlanc said in announcing the competition. “With this competition, EMV wishes to help spread the voice of the next generation of early music artists and give their projects a place to be heard by a wider community.”

      For more information on the Emerging Early Music Artist Competition go here.