TORONTO, CANADA, July 21, 2022:
Musicworks is thrilled to announce the winners of its 2021 Electronic Music Composition Contest.

Portuguese composer Mariana Vieira has won first prize with her composition The Unexpected Encounter with Diversity. “Winning the prize of the Electronic Music Composition Contest has been a great joy, and I’m grateful to Musicworks for giving me this important incentive to continue exploring music-making,” Vieira said upon receiving the news.

Vieira’s compositions include electroacoustic and instrumental music in solo, chamber, ensemble, and orchestral settings, as well as collaborative multimedia pieces. An interview with her will appear in Musicworks 143 (Fall 2022), which is available via subscription, from Musicworks’ shop, and on select Canadian newsstands and in specialty stores. The Unexpected Encounter with Diversity is included on the Musicworks 143 CD.
The 2021 winner of the second annual Marcelle Deschênes Prize in Electronic Music is Giulia Regini, for her composition NeOnSound. This prize is open to compositions submitted to the contest that are created by female or non-binary artists. 
More information about the contest winners and their compositions will be posted on and promoted on our social channels throughout Summer 2022.

2021 Electronic Music Composition Contest winners

First Prize ($500): Mariana Vieira (Portugal) for The Unexpected Encounter with Diversity
Honourable Mention: Jean-Philippe Jullin (Canada/France) for Nadir
Honourable Mention: Diana Lawryshyn (Canada) City Project with 3rd Movement
Marcelle Deschênes Prize in Electronic Music / prix Marcelle Deschênes pour la musique électronique ($300): Giulia Regini (Italy) for NeOnSound
The eleventh edition of the annual contest drew an impressive array of 159 entries from Canada, the U.S., Australia, and countries across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. We received entries from Chile to Ukraine to China and beyond.
Musicworks would like to thank William Blakeney and Kevin Austin for their generous support of the cash prizes that are awarded as part of its annual Electronic Music Composition Contest.
Musicworks thanks musician and podcaster Eric Hill (look for his interview of Sabarah Pilon in the Fall 2022 issue) and electronic music composer Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi (profiled in the Winter 2019 issue) for their thoughtful listening as jurors of the 2021 EMC Contest.

2022 Musicworks Electronic Music

Composition Contest is open!