Artistic Development Fund Commission

Stonnington Symphony is calling for Expressions of Interest to compose a new work for the orchestra as part of their 2019 Sunday Series!

Composers are invited to submit an expression of interest to compose a new 10-12 minute work for the Stonnington Symphony to be conducted by Artistic Director, Roy Theaker at a premiere at Sunday Series 2 on Sunday 11 August 2019.


Maximum instrumentation: 3*3*3*3* - 4331 - tmp+3 (optional harp and piano/celeste) - str


Applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A brief explanation of how this commission would further develop your career as a composer / arranger
  • At least two (2) original scores for orchestra (recordings desireable)
  • A written reference


Expressions of Interest should be addressed to the General Manager at or can be posted to:

Stonnington Symphony

PO Box 476

Prahan VIC 3181

As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of local artists, Stonnington Symphony’s Emerging Artist program supported by our Artistic Development Fund has provided the means for the orchestra to undertake a range of projects designed to extend and enhance the artistic life of our community. We pride ourselves on our performance and mentoring opportunities for young and developing artists.

The successful applicant will receive a commission of $2000 supported by the Stonnington Symphony Artistic Development Fund.



Expressions of Interest close on Friday 14 December

Applicants notified of result by Friday 11 January

First payment deposited on return of signed of agreement and invoice

First draft of score due by Monday 13 May

Final score and parts due by Monday 10 June

Final payment deposited on receipt of score and parts*


*The successful applicant will be responsible for producing typeset score and parts.


Stonnington Symphony is a registered not-for-profit organisation celebrating its 35th year. Since its inception, Stonnington Symphony has been committed to being of and for its local community, actively encouraging anyone interested in symphonic music to become involved in its activities as players, members, friends or volunteers. Our players are drawn from all walks of life and areas around Melbourne, and beyond.


We exist to provide concerts with the highest possible standard, at affordable prices in accessible venues.