OMNI Music Competition
4th edition (virtual)

The Orchestre Métropolitain is excited to announce that a fourth edition of the OMNI Music Competition will be held in 2022.

The Orchestre encourages young musicians across Canada and between the ages of 7 and 17 to showcase their talent by submitting a video of their performance. All performances will be available for viewing on the OM’s YouTube channel on April 22, 23 and 24, 2022. The final round of the competition will be held in the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur on May 28 and 29.

This year’s OMNI Competition will give young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to share their talent in a friendly competition that creates a sense of togetherness, a core value of OM musicians and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Not only will the event build a network of young musicians who share a passion for music, but it will give them the opportunity to work with Orchestre Métropolitain musicians virtually. It’s sure to be a formative experience!

Important dates

Registration begins

Late January 2022


Registration ends

March 21, 2022


Virtual competition

(First step of the competition)
April 22, 23 and 24, 2022


Announcement of finalists

April 24, 2022


Final round

May 28 and 29, 2022 (in person)


Release of performances on YouTube

June 11, 2022


Announcement of winners

June 11, 2022


Candidates are divided based on their age, instruments and learning level.


Age categories

  • 7 – 11 years old
  • 12 – 14 years old
  • 15 – 17 years old

Instrument categories:

  • Strings & guitar (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp and guitar)
  • Piano
  • Wind (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and tuba)


Lysandre Dunberry
Education Coordinator

514 598-0870, ext. 41



The Orchestre Métropolitain warmly thanks the OMNI Competition partners:





The OM also thanks François Schubert, sponsor of the 2021 OMNI Competition, for his assistance in making this initiative a reality.