Youth Composition Competition

The Youth Musician Commission of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall presents their first-ever composition contest. The Youth Composition Competition is designed for youth by youth, to discover and encourage young musicians to explore the process of music making.

We are proud to announce the winning songs

  1. "Thoughts" - Ashley, Grade 10
  2. "Scars" - Quinn, Grade 10
  3. “It's Not Like You” - Priyana & Tony, Grades 12 & 10

    We want to thank all of the amazingly talented young people who entered the Youth Council’s contest!


    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
    4-People’s Choice Award
    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
JUNO Award, Canadian Screen Award and 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated singer-songwriter Peter Katz 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.