Jean Lesage, Committee Chair

As part of its Série hommage 2, SMCQ and Circuit are working in tandem on a second international “Tribute” essay competition. During each “Tribute Series” (Série hommage), Circuit publishes a special issue, devoted to the Tribute honoree. This issue will also feature the winning essay. This year, writers, musicians and musicologists are invited to submit an essay on Gilles Tremblay. The jury, consisting of eminent composers and musicologists, will meet in April 2010 to select the winning essay, slated for publication in Circuit’s September 2010 issue. The winner will receive a $1000 prize, plus the usual contributor’s honorarium.

Terms of application

  • The articles must deal with a subject of the author’s choice dealing with the composer Gilles Tremblay;
  • The texts must contain no more than 6000 words;
  • The authors may submit their texts in French or English (the winning paper will be published in the language in which it was written);
  • The winner must make any possible changes suggested by the committee before publication;
  • Documents must adhere as closely as possible to the editorial norms of Circuit, which are available for download here:
  • The documents must be received no later than March 1, 2010, as an email attachment ( or to the following address (postmarked on or before March 1, 2010):

300, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Montréal, Qc
H2X 3X6

Composing in the Present!

The SMCQ has been moving in step with the lively rhythms of new music for almost fifty years. With its regular concert season, its Série hommage (Homage Series), an international festival, and a young listener’s programme, the society has served both as a platform for today’s composers and as a window on creative works for everyone.

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