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St. Albert Rotary Music Festival

Scholarships

THE ADJUDICATORS RECOMMEND THE RECIPIENTS OF ALL SCHOLARSHIPS

Rotary Scholarships

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. ALBERT provides Scholarships for all Festival disciplines listed below, at the Junior ($100), Intermediate ($150), and Senior ($200) levels. These scholarships are offered to participants who reside or study in St. Albert or the surrounding municipal districts (not including Edmonton).*
Exceptions: Provincial Recommendations and Lyle Moore Scholarship have no residence restrictions.

  • General Band
  • Concert Band
  • School Choral
  • Community Choral
  • Musical Theatre
  • Piano Plan I
  • Piano Plan II
  • Strings
  • Vocal
  • Brass-Woodwind

Rotary Club Scholarships are also provided for the following:

  • Preparatory Piano ($100)
  • Classical Piano – Intermediate ($150)
  • Classical Piano – Senior ($200)
  • Piano General – Adult ($100)

*Rarely when a scholarship recipient cannot be identified under these eligibility requirements, another performer may receive the scholarship at the discretion of the adjudicator.

The St. Albert Rotary Club also covers half of the entry fees for those participants recommended to the Provincial Festival (available to any participant). Please note there are currently no Provincial classes offered for Band or Dance.


Lyle Moore Scholarship Class | $1,000

CLASS L400        Scholarship of $1,000 to continue advanced studies in music 

  • Open to all students (no residence requirements for student or teacher)
  • Candidates must be entering or studying at an undergraduate level or equivalent, age 16 – 28.
  • Repertoire Selections for ANY solo instrument or voice may include concerti with a total maximum performance time of 20 minutes. Selection of a concert program displaying a balance of musical styles will be considered by the adjudicators. Repertoire that is not entered in any other Festival class is preferred.

REGULATIONS

  • Entry fee: $55 [no discounts apply]
  • Candidates will be interviewed by the Festival Committee prior to the Festival to obtain a brief biography, including musical achievements and goals.
  • Candidates must identify the post-secondary institution or individual to which the scholarship of $1,000 will be paid.
  • A panel of adjudicators representing the disciplines of the performers will adjudicate the class.
  • The St. Albert Rotary Music Festival reserves the right to withhold the scholarship unless a suitable candidate is identified.

The Rose Bowl | $500

  • Awarded to the “Best of the Festival”
  • Is not awarded to the same participant in consecutive years

Marsha Stanton Award | $500

  • Sponsored by Reg Stanton
  • Awarded to the student who enters a large number of classes in a variety of disciplines

Elsie and Bill Filipchuk Musical Theatre Bursary | $400

  • Sponsored by Host Lions Club
  • Awarded to a student 16 years and under who resides and/or studies in St. Albert and surrounding district, not including Edmonton
  • Paid in the form of tuition to a teacher or institution of the student’s choice
  • The Host Lions Club reserves the right to withhold the scholarship if a suitable candidate is not identified.

The Patricia Burgess Prizes | $150

  • Sponsored by the Marek Jablonski Endowment Board
  • Awarded for the best performance of Chopin in Piano Plan I and Piano Plan II

The ARMTA String Concerto Award | $50

  • Sponsored by the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association
  • Awarded to the best performance of a string concerto

The Don Vaugeois Memorial Piano Scholarships ($500)

  • Sponsored by the St. Albert Rotary Club and the Saint City Rotary Club
    Ages of awards may vary according to entries in any given year.
    Best performance in:
    • Piano Plan I ($50)
    • Piano Plan II:
      • Pre-Grade 1 ($50)
      • Grade 1 ($50)
      • Grade 2 ($50)
      • Grade 3 ($50)
      • Pop – Grades 1-2 ($50)
      • Pop – Grades 3-4 ($50)
      • Pop – Grades 5-6 ($50)
      • Pop – Grades 7 & over ($50)
      • Concert ($100)

The Don Vaugeois Memorial Bursaries ($500)

  • Sponsored by Annette Vaugeois
  • Awarded to a student who is planning to continue their music studies
  • Paid in the form of tuition to a teacher or institution of the student’s choice
    • Piano – Jazz / Pop ($250)
    • Vocal – Jazz / Pop ($250)

The Kryzanowski Senior Piano Plan II Recital Class Awards ($25 to $50 each)

  • Sponsored by Tony Kryzanowski
  • Awarded to performers at the discretion of the sponsor

SPT Drilling Piano Plan II Scholarships ($800)

  • Sponsored by SPT Drilling Ltd.
    Best performance in:
    • Concerto (one or two movements) ($300)
    • Grades 4-5 ($100)
    • Grades 6-7 ($100)
    • Grades 8 & up ($100)
    • Jazz / Blues / Ragtime Grades pre-4 ($100)
    • Jazz / Blues / Ragtime Grades 5 & over ($100)

Roy Songwriting Award ($250)

  • Sponsored by Bradley Roy
  • Best performance in Songwriting Class

Meadow Construction Awards ($500)

  • Sponsored by Meadow Construction Ltd.
    Best performance in:
    • Family Music ($100)
    • Strings ($100)
    • Senior Pop Vocal (100)
    • School Choral ($100)
    • Elementary Band ($100)

Pose Hair Awards ($250)

  • Sponsored by Pose Hair, St. Albert
    Best performance in:
    • Junior / Intermediate Pop Vocal ($50)
    • Music Composition – Most Promising Composer ($100)
    • Stage Band ($100)

Christene Murdock Memorial Scholarships ($400)

  • Sponsored by Dr. Alan Murdock
    Best performance in Musical Theatre:
    • Ballad ($200)
    • Up-Tempo ($200)

Economy Heating Piano Plan II Awards ($200)

  • Sponsored by Economy Heating (Residential) Ltd.
    Best performance in:
    • Classical pre-Grade 1-4 ($50)
    • Classical Grade 5 & over ($50)
    • Canadian Composers pre-Grade 1-4 ($50)
    • Contemporary Composers pre-Grade 1-4 ($50)

Thumbs Up Preparatory Piano Awards ($120)

  • Sponsored by Dan & Dawne Roy and Larry & Judy Benowski
    Best performance in:
    • Preparatory Piano Ages 5-6 ($60)
    • Preparatory Piano Ages 7-8 ($60)

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