Scholarship

Scholarships are a mainstay in supporting ambitious young musicians. Members of the MRMTA have access to a number of scholarships for their students.


Competition

Scholarship Competition

The Music Scholarship Series was inaugurated in 1948 through the Winnipeg Branch of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association. For over sixty years the competition has provided performance opportunities for developing musicians, constructive adjudication from esteemed music professionals and financial awards.

In 2011 administration of the competition became the responsibility of the Provincial Executive. The change in dynamics within the Manitoba music teachers’ community compelled the MRMTA to review the value of the scholarship series. The priorities included raising the profile of the competition, making it inclusive, accessible and fiscally viable. The restructured scholarship series allows for the addition of new competitions in the future. Changes in repertoire requirements for the most advanced piano and voice competitors now mirror those set by CMFTA for the National Competitions.

The above has been revised again in 2016 due to necessary changes to improve the Vocal and return the competition dates to pre-festival.

All advanced students competing in this scholarship series should be aiming to compete at the National Competition. It is an opportunity to travel to a new destination, to grow a professional network, to perform for an international audience, to be adjudicated by some of Canada’s most influential musicians, and to compete for additional financial awards. For information on the CFMTA National Competitions go to their website www.cfmta.org and click on the link to Programs and Competitions.

For all information regarding the MRMTA Scholarship Series, visit the MRMTA website at www.mrmta.org and click on the link to the Scholarship Series.

MRMTA Scholarship Regulations 2016

MRMTA Scholarship Applications 2016-2017

Competition Syllabi


Piano and Instrumental

Piano and Instrumental Competition Program for Junior, Intermediate and Senior:

All students are required to perform two or three works of contrasting styles preferably from a current recognized Syllabus (RCM or CC) from the following categories.

  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Romantic or Contemporary

Students may choose one selection at a comparable level not available in a
current recognized syllabus.

Voice

Voice Competition Program for Junior, Intermediate and Senior:

  • Junior: two songs of contrasting styles
  • Intermediate: three songs of contrasting styles in at least two languages
  • Senior: four songs
    • One opera, oratorio or musical theatre aria, no accompanying recitative
    • One 20th or 21st century English art song
    • Two contrasting songs from French, German or Spanish repertoire

Students may choose one selection at a comparable level not available in a
current recognized syllabus.

Recent Recipients of the Scholarship Competition

2016 Winners (2) copy

Curt Lother (2)

Grace Gabrielle Lu

Katherine Mayba

Liana Fonseca

 


Congratulations to everyone involved in this years' MRMTA Scholarship Competition,held again at Sterling Mennonite, April 5th-7th, with the Gala on the 10th.  It was a great success with a total of 85 competitors who all performed very well.  The skill and great variety of music showcased the excellent teaching going on in this province.
Thanks to our new conveners, Margot Harding and Norinne Danzinger-Dueck for all their work, as well as Laurel Howard, and the volunteers who came out to help.  Without volunteers, this competition would not continue, and we encourage others to also think about helping, as we always need more.  Here is the list of the 2016 winners.

2016 MRMTA Scholarship Competition Winners List

Junior

INSTRUMENTAL – Sophie Reimer-Epp (Laurel Howard)

VOCAL – Jordan Kroeker (Tiffany Wilson)

PIANO – Grace Gabrielle Lu (Jane Petroni)

Intermediate

INSTRUMENTAL – River Sawchyn (Laurel Howard)

VOCAL – Fiona Dunn (Tiffany Wilson)

PIANO – Angela Suet Kee Ng (Jane Petroni)

Senior

INSTRUMENTAL – Liana Fonseca (Laurel Howard)

VOCAL – Elena Howard-Scott (Tracy Dahl)

PIANO – Sarah Pu (Jane Petroni)

Advanced

INSTRUMENTAL – Guadalupe Isabel Santos (Inga Granovskaya)

VOCAL – Katherine Mayba (Tracy Dahl)

PIANO – Tigran Saakyan (Alexander Tselyakov)

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