Available Scholarships

 

  • Recital Scholarships

No formal application is required for the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Recital Scholarships.  To be eligible, please register your students for an audition.  If they are selected by the adjudicator, they will be invited to perform at the scholarship recital.  The awarding of the following scholarships is at the sole discretion of the adjudicator at the Scholarship Recital.

 

Please Note: 

1. No student will receive more than one award in the same session unless they are part of both a duet and solo performance. In this case they will receive a maximum of 2 scholarships.

2. Unless otherwise stated, all scholarships will be awarded at both the Fall & Spring sessions.

 

Junior Scholarship Recital (Level 1-4)

 

Outstanding Performance Scholarships 

$75.00 

Awards may be given to multiple students at the discretion of the Adjudicator.

 

Overall Outstanding Performance Scholarship 

$100.00

 

Sir Ernest MacMillan Scholarship – FALL ONLY

$75.00 

Awarded for an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian Composer at the Fall Scholarship Recital.

 

Maria Case Trophy (Canadian Composer Award) – SPRING ONLY

Awarded for an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian Composer by a Junior student at the Spring Scholarship Recital.

 

Standard Vocal Repertoire Scholarship (e.g. any Conservatory Syllabus or similar) 

$100.00

Music Theatre Scholarship 

$75.00

Awarded to any student singing Music Theatre.  Participants are permitted a costume and one prop.

 

Ensemble Scholarship

$150.00 

Awarded to a performance of two or more student instrumentalists or vocalists. Not applicable for solo voice with professional accompaniment. Scholarship will be divided equally.

 

Out of the Box Scholarship

$75.00

Awarded to the most "out of the box" performance at the junior scholarship recital. This could include (but is not limited to): performing with a backing track, extended techniques on your instrument or wearing a costume that matches your piece. 

Student Composition Scholarship

$100.00

Criteria: Awarded for an outstanding performance of an original student composition. Not applicable to adaptations or arrangements of previously composed works. Composition must be performed by the student who wrote it. Scores should include all necessary details of dynamics, editing and tempi, with the first bar of every system numbered.

Overall Outstanding Adult Student Performance Scholarship 

$100.00

Awarded for an outstanding performance by an adult (age 20+) of a work at the junior or intermediate level in the spring or fall auditions (one award per session)

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) Instrumental Scholarship

$75

Awarded to a junior instrumentalist in the Spring or Fall auditions for an outstanding performance of a selection composed by a BIPOC composer

 

BIPOC Vocal Scholarship

$75

Awarded to a junior vocalist in the Spring or Fall auditions for an outstanding performance of a selection composed by a BIPOC composer

 

Intermediate Scholarship Recital (Level 5-8)

 

Outstanding Performance Scholarships 

$100.00 

Awards may be given to multiple students at the discretion of the Adjudicator.

 

Overall Outstanding Performance Scholarship 

$125.00

 

Sir Ernest MacMillan Scholarship – FALL ONLY

$100.00

Awarded for an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian Composer at the Fall Scholarship Recital.

 

Outstanding Canadian Composer Performance Scholarship – SPRING ONLY

$100.00 

Awarded for an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian Composer at the Spring Scholarship Recital.

 

Standard Vocal Repertoire Scholarship (e.g. any Conservatory Syllabus or similar) 

$125.00 

Music Theatre Scholarship 

$100.00

Awarded to any student singing Music Theatre.  Participants are permitted a costume and one prop.

Ensemble Scholarship

$180.00 

Awarded to a performance of two or more student instrumentalists or vocalists. Not applicable for solo voice with professional accompaniment. Scholarship will be divided equally.

 

Out of the Box Scholarship

$80.00

Awarded to the most "out of the box" performance at the intermediate scholarship recital. This could include (but is not limited to): performing with a backing track, extended techniques on your instrument or wearing a costume that matches your piece. 

Student Composition Scholarship

$125.00

Criteria: Awarded for an outstanding performance of an original student composition. Not applicable to adaptations or arrangements of previously composed works. Composition must be performed by the student who wrote it. Scores should include all necessary details of dynamics, editing and tempi, with the first bar of every system numbered.

 

Overall Outstanding Adult Student Performance Scholarship

$100.00

Awarded for an outstanding performance by an adult (age 20+) of a work at the junior or intermediate level in the spring or fall auditions (one award per session)

BIPOC Instrumental Scholarship

$100

Awarded to an intermediate instrumentalist in the Spring or Fall auditions for an outstanding performance of a selection composed by a BIPOC composer

 

BIPOC Vocal Scholarship

$100

Awarded to an intermediate vocalist in the Spring or Fall auditions for an outstanding performance of a selection composed by a BIPOC composer

Senior Scholarship Recital (Level 9-ARCT)

 

Outstanding Performance Scholarships 

$125.00 

Awards may be given to multiple students at the discretion of the Adjudicator.

 

Overall Outstanding Performance Scholarship 

$150.00

 

Sir Ernest MacMillan Scholarship – FALL ONLY

$125.00 

Awarded for an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian Composer at the Fall Scholarship Recital.

 

Outstanding Canadian Composer Performance Scholarship – SPRING ONLY

$125.00 

Awarded for an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian Composer at the Spring Scholarship Recital.

 

Anne Scott-Mumford Memorial Recital Scholarship – ONCE PER YEAR ONLY

Generously donated by the Anne Scott-Mumford Scholarship Fund

$100.00 

Awarded to a piano student, Grade 9 or higher, for an outstanding performance of one movement from a Mozart Sonata at the Fall or Spring Scholarship Recital. (If awarded in the Fall Recital, this award is not available at the Spring Recital.)

 

Standard Vocal Repertoire Scholarship (e.g. any Conservatory Syllabus or similar) 

$150.00 

 

Music Theatre Scholarship 

$150.00

Awarded to any Senior student singing Music Theatre.  Participants are permitted a costume and one prop.

 

Contemporary “Classical” Music Scholarship

$100.00

Awarded to a senior student performing any work written no more than 30 years ago.

 

Ensemble Scholarship

$210.00 

Awarded to a performance of two or more student instrumentalists or vocalists. Not applicable for solo voice with professional accompaniment. Scholarship will be divided equally.

Student Composition Scholarship

$150.00

Criteria: Awarded for an outstanding performance of an original student composition. Not applicable to adaptations or arrangements of previously composed works. Composition must be performed by the student who wrote it. Scores should include all necessary details of dynamics, editing and tempi, with the first bar of every system numbered.

 

BIPOC Instrumental Scholarship

$125

Awarded to a senior instrumentalist in the Spring or Fall auditions for an outstanding performance of a selection composed by a BIPOC composer

 

BIPOC Vocal Scholarship

$125

Awarded to a senior vocalist in the Spring or Fall auditions for an outstanding performance of a selection composed by a BIPOC composer

 

Black Composer Vocal Scholarship 

$100

Generously donated by Denise Williams. Awarded to a senior vocalist in the Spring or Fall auditions for an outstanding performance of a selection composed by a Black composer  

 

Female Composer Scholarship

$100

Awarded to a senior instrumentalist/vocalist for an outstanding performance of a work by a female composer

 

Examination Scholarships

 

2020 Update: Examination Scholarships are awarded ONCE per year. Applicants are eligible from September of the previous year to August 31st of the current year. For example, students taking exams from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 are eligible for the examination scholarships awarded in September 2021.

To apply for an examination scholarship, teachers should email a copy of their student's exam results to the Branch President, Denise Williams (denise@voicesofcolourmusic.com) no later than August 31st of that year.

 

Theory Exam Scholarships

Awarded to students who received outstanding marks for theory exams in individual subjects (see below). A Branch member must have prepared the student for the exam. A student can only be eligible for one Theory Scholarship per year. A maximum of five Theory Scholarships can be awarded per year. In the event that the number of scholarship applicants exceeds five, the scholarships will be awarded to those students with the highest marks. Scholarship recipients will be notified after the September 1st deadline. 

 

• Level 8 Theory - (mark of 95% or higher) $75.00

• Level 9 Harmony (mark of 85% or higher) or History (mark of 95% or higher) $100.00

• Level 10 Harmony (mark of 85% or higher) or History (mark of 95% or higher) $125.00

• ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint, Analysis (mark of 85% or higher) or History (mark of 95% or higher) $150.00

 

Anne Scott-Mumford Grade 10 Piano Exam Scholarship

$100.00

Generously donated by the Anne Scott-Mumford Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a piano student receiving the highest mark for their Grade 10 piano examination each school year (September 1st to August 31st).

Minimum 80% to qualify.