St. Albert Rotary Music Festival



2020 Rotary Club of St. Albert Scholarships

Provided at the Junior ($100), Intermediate ($150), and Senior ($200) levels to participants in the Festival disciplines listed below, who reside and/or study in St. Albert or the surrounding municipal districts (not including Edmonton). Rarely, when a scholarship recipient cannot be identified who is eligible according to the residence restriction, another performer may receive the scholarship at the discretion of the adjudicator.

Jazz Band ($150)
Concert Band (Grades 1&2/Grade 3/Grade 4)
School Choral (Junior/Int/Senior)
Community Choral (Junior/Senior)
Ensemble ($150)
Musical Theatre (Junior/Int/Senior)
Vocal (Junior/Int/Senior)
Brass/Woodwind (Junior/Int/Senior)
Strings (Junior/Int/Senior)
Piano Plan I (Junior/Int/Senior)
Piano Plan II (Junior/Int/Senior)
Piano Plan II – Classical (Int/Senior)
General Piano ($100 Preparatory/$100 Adult)        
Fiddle (Novice/Intermediate)
Ukulele (Solo 7-12/Solo 13 & Over/Group)

Recommendations to the Provincial Festival

  • The St. Albert Rotary Club pays half the entry fees.
  • Available to any participant.
  • There are no residence restrictions for these recommendations.
  • Exception: There are no classes offered at the Provincial Festival for Band or Dance.

Lyle Moore Scholarship | $1,000

  • To continue advanced studies in music. 
  • Open to all participants (no residence requirement).
  • Enter Lyle Moore Scholarship Class in the local syllabus. 

Meet the Winner and Candidates for the 2019 Lyle Moore Scholarship Class →

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 Advanced Level Music Students, ages 16 to 28, and entering or studying at a post-secondary institution or equivalent level of instruction.
  • 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.
  • A maximum of 5 candidates will be selected to perform. If more than 5 register, the Music Festival Committee will choose 5.


  • Entry fee: $60
  • Candidates who are selected to perform shall submit a headshot photo for publication in the Music Festival’s program published by the St. Albert Gazette, and for posting on the Festival website and social media outlets at the discretion of the Music Festival.
  • Candidates must submit a brief (one paragraph) biography which includes musical achievements and goals, along with personal hobbies or anecdotes.
  • Candidates must identify the post-secondary institution or individual to which the scholarship of $1000 will be paid.
  • The Festival will make best efforts to appoint an adjudicator panel which represents the disciplines of the performers.
  • The St. Albert Rotary Music Festival reserves the right to withhold the scholarship unless a suitable candidate is identified.
  • In the instance that the original recipient named by the candidate is changed, the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival reserves the right to withhold the scholarship funds until, in the opinion of the Festival, a suitable recipient of the scholarship is identified.
  • Candidates are eligible to receive the Lyle Moore Scholarship in successive years.
  • The winner of the Lyle Moore Scholarship in any given year is not eligible for the Jackie Heitzman Rose Bowl award in the same year.

Marsha Stanton Award | $500

  • Sponsor: 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

  • Sponsor: Host Lions Club
  • Awarded to the best performance in Musical Theatre.
  • This bursary is awarded to a student, 16 years or under, who resides and/or studies in St. Albert or surrounding district (not including Edmonton)
  • Paid in the form of tuition to a teacher of the student’s choice. 
  • The Host Lions Club reserves the right to withhold the scholarship if a suitable candidate is not identified .

The ARMTA String Concerto Award | $50

  • Sponsor: Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association
  • Awarded to the best performance of a string concerto

The Don Vaugeois Rotary Scholarship ($500 total)

  • Sponsors: St. Albert Rotary Club & Saint City Rotary Club
  • Best performance in:
    • Piano Plan I – Any age ($50)
    • Piano Plan II
      • Pre-Grade 1 ($50)
        Classical Grade 1 ($50)
        Classical Grade 2 ($50)
        Classical Grade 3 ($50)
        Pop Grades 1-3 ($50)
        Pop Grades 3-4 ($50)
        Pop Grades 5-6 ($50)
        Pop Grades 7 & Over ($50)
        Concert ($100)

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

  • Sponsor: Tony Kryzanowski
  • Piano Recital Classes (grades and amounts may vary according to entries in a specific year)

SPT Drilling Scholarships ($800 total)

  • Sponsor: SPT Drilling Ltd.
  • Best performance in:
    • Piano Plan II:  
      Concerto ($150)
      Classical Grade 4/5, Grade 6/7, Grade 8 & Up ($100 each)
      Jazz/Blues/Ragtime Grades Pre-Grade 1 to 4 ($100)
      Jazz/Blues/Ragtime Grades 5 & over ($100)
      Junior Duet (Pop or Classical) ($50)
    • Strings:                 
      Sight Reading ($100)

Roy Composition Award ($200)

  • Sponsors: Learning Bridges & Bradley Roy
  • Senior Composition

Meadow Construction Awards ($500 total)

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

Pose Hair Chairman’s Choice Awards ($250 total) 

  • Sponsor: Pose Hair, St. Albert
    Best performance in:
    • Junior/Int Pop Vocal ($50)
    • Junior/Int Music Composition ($100)
    • Stage Band ($100)

Christene Murdock Memorial Scholarships ($400 total)

  • Sponsor: Alan Murdock
    Best performance in Musical Theatre:
    • Ballad ($200)
    • Up-Tempo ($200)

Don Vaugeois Bursary ($500 total)

  • Sponsor: Annette Vaugeois
    Awarded to performers who plan to continue their music studies. Awarded in the form of a bursary:
    • Jazz/Pop Piano ($250)
    • Jazz/Pop Vocal ($250)

Economy Heating ($150 total)

  • Sponsor: Economy Heating Ltd.
    Best performance in Piano Plan
    • Classical – Pre-Grade 1 to 3 II ($50)
    • Canadian Composers – Pre-Grade 1 to 3 ($50)
    • Canadian Composers – Grades 4 & Over ($50)

Thumbs Up Piano Award ($200 total)

  • Sponsors: Learning Bridges & Larry & Judy Benowski
    Best performance for a:
    • Beginning Pianist in Preparatory Piano (Age 5 & 6) ($100)
    • Beginning Pianist in Preparatory Piano (Age 7 & 8) ($100)

Adrian Michuletti / Remax Award ($100 total)

  • Piano Plan II:
    • Best performance in 20th/21st Century Composers (Pre Grade 1 to Grade 4) ($50)
    • Best performance in 20th/21st Century Composers (Grade 5 & Over) ($50)

St. Albert Piano Teachers Association ($300 total)

  • Piano Plan II Classical Sonatina (Grade 6 & Under) ($100)
  • Piano Plan II Recital Class (Grade 6 & Under) ($100)
  • Chopin Class ($100)

Mainline Furnace Cleaning ($500 total)

  • Best performance in a String Complete Sonata ($100)
  • Best performance in Concert Piano – Plan I or II ($100)
  • Best performance in Concert Vocal ($100)
  • Best performance of a Vocal Art Song ($100)
  • Best performance of an Air/Sea Shanty in Vocal ($100)

The Jackie Heitzman Rose Bowl ($1,000)

  • Awarded to the “Best of the Festival”
  • Not awarded to the same participant in consecutive years.
  • The recipient of the Lyle Moore Scholarship is not eligible for the Rose Bowl award.
  • Open to students who reside and/or study in St. Albert or surrounding district (not including Edmonton).

Aloha Award for Excellence in Ukulele ($150)

  • Sponsor: Janet Franklin