Ottawa New Music Creators


ONMC Fall 2018 Call for Scores: Cowan-Cicchillitti duo (Application Deadline June 15, 2018)


-seeking existing or newly-composed works for acoustic guitar or acoustic guitar duo (maximum duration: 8 minutes)

-existing works should be submitted in PDF format to, subject heading "Cowan-Cicchillitti duo Call for Scores"

-composers applying to compose a new work should submit PDF score samples of two contrasting works to, subject heading "Cowan-Cicchillitti duo Call for Scores"

-no electronics permitted


-application deadline: June 15, 2018 (selected composers to be notified within 1 week of deadline)

-deadline for submission of score and parts: September 1, 2018

-concert date: Saturday Oct. 13, 2018


-open exclusively to Ottawa New Music Creators composers; Ottawa-area composers are invited to submit proposals, but winning composers will be asked to join ONMC.


Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan form an exciting and unique duo that focuses on expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire through commissions and collaborations with living composers. Currently completing doctorates at McGill University with acclaimed guitarist Jérôme Ducharme, Cicchillitti (Dmus., 2022) and Cowan (Dmus., 2019) present daring and virtuosic programs featuring new music for the guitar from prominent Canadian composers as well as a mix of their own arrangements of impressionist works from 20th-century France and Spain. Having recently collaborated on an album of Spanish guitar music under the Analekta label, these two long-time friends and award-winning guitarists will tour the Canadian East with Debut Atlantic in 2018. Their next album with Analekta will feature the music of multiple generations of celebrated Canadian composers and will be released in August 2019.
Curtis Perry