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Robert Fleming Prize

Current winner: Stephen Spencer

Current winner: Stephen Spencer


This is one of the only prizes awarded to Canadian composers.

The assessment process for this prize will be updated to align with the new funding model for grant programs. Stay tuned for more information.

What is this prize?

The Robert Fleming Prize is awarded to an exceptionally talented young Canadian composer to further their career development.

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How to qualify

Applicants previously qualified for this prize by applying to the Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals program.

From 1 April 2017, applicants to the Explore and Create program may be considered for this prize.

An assessment committee will select the recipient from among all eligible applicants.

The new process for eligibility will be announced in 2017.



Who created this prize?

This prize was created, and is awarded, in the memory of Robert Fleming, a Canadian composer who was also a pianist, organist, choir director and professor, at Carleton University in particular, to promote the careers of young composers.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


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