so what are we doing?


Composer competition

A composer’s competition with prize money for the best original composition and best arrangement of a major work for community orchestra, adjudicated at the Gala Concert.

Build a music library of original Australian music

All music composed for community orchestras will go into a community orchestra music library, available for community orchestras to purchase. Community orchestras will be able to access new Australian music composed specifically for community orchestras. 

connect australian composers with victorian community orchestras

We will introduce community orchestras to composers to write original works for specific community orchestras and/or arrangements of major works. We encourage a collaborative approach to bring this new music to life.


community orchestra gala concert

To celebrate all your hard work, all the community orchestras will be invited to perform their new works and arrangements and the winners will receive prize money.

Encourage community orchestras to include australian compositions in their concerts

Come and hear the new compositions and arrangements for your orchestra at the community competition gala concert. All works will be available from the VCOP music library for a small fee so you can include a new work in the future concert programs.