Contemporary Showcase Toronto

We are one of more than a dozen centres situated across Canada. Each centre is part of the umbrella organization, Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects ( ACNMP has been active for more than 50 years.


Promotes a supportive and musically enriching experience in a non-competitive atmosphere.


Promote the performance, composition, and
study of Canadian contemporary music.


Some of Canada’s finest performers and educators serve as our adjudicators .


Based on adjudicators’ recommendations, performers are asked to play at the Showcase concert and award ceremony.

Contemporary Showcase 2019 Toronto Centre – Mary Gardiner Award Sonatina by Harold Birston

Contemporary Showcase 2019 Toronto Centre – Ann Southam Award Santa Ana Winds by Martha Hill Duncan

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity’s EvoFest: Evolution Concert Series Abigail Sinclair with Ria Kim performing Kalypso by Cecilia Livingston


We are grateful to composers John Burge and Christine Donkin who so generously shared  their enthusiasm and  expertise  with our performers . 
The workshop sessions were rewarding for all who attended.

Latest News

CONTEMPORARY SHOWCASE 2021: November 22-26, 2021

In lieu of an adjudicated event, Toronto Centre will be hosting a series of online workshop presentations, featuring Canadian composers and musical works. Teachers, students, and performers are invited to attend

Performance Schedule Ready

We have been working diligently since October 15 to finalize the performance schedule, taking into account the many applications (thank you), the floorspace availability, and the available time for the clinicians and adjudicators. The schedule pages can be accessed...

2019 Registration is Closed

Our crew has started to schedule all the sessions for Showcase 2019. Participants and teachers can expect to be informed by email as soon as the schedule is available. This is also the case for anyone else on our mailing list. Or you can just check this blog from time...

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