Youth Composition Competition

The Youth Musician Commission of the Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall presents our first-ever composition contest. This contest is 100% free, and designed for youth to gain experience in musical composition. Our purpose is to discover and encourage high school musicians; all genres, all forms, and all high school students are welcome! This is a unique opportunity for young musicians to gain exposure in the process of music making. We encourage you to submit your song!

Submit Your Composition


Susan Passmore
Peter Katz
Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall Staff
Youth Musician Commission Council


1-Masterclass to refine your musical techniques with a professional musician
2-Gift certificate for Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall
3-Gift certificate for Long & McQuade
Only one winner for each prize

Artist Bios

Susan Passmore
Best known as one-third of acclaimed roots-pop combo Good Lovelies, Sue Passmore is a dynamic singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist in her own right, with numerous recordings to her credit both with Good Lovelies — for which she won a 2010 JUNO Award — and solo artist. Passmore’s musical achievements include worldwide tours, a CBC #1 single, gigs alongside marquee performers, and a youth-oriented choral workshop program in hometown Cobourg, Ontario. Passmore is currently looking forward to new collaborations alongside her work with the Good Lovelies.

Peter Katz
Peter Katz is a JUNO Award, Canadian Screen Award and 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated singer-songwriter who has spent the past 10+ years touring nationally and internationally. He has sold out premiere venues from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa to the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto, to the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam. Peter has also shared the stage and studio with the likes of Academy Award Winner Glen Hansard (Once, The Frames), the legendary icon Garth Hudson (The Band) and Royal Wood.