Fostering Shuswap Musicians
The purpose of the Shuswap Music Festival is to encourage, support, challenge and celebrate music students and amateur musicians by providing opportunities for learning and performing on the road to musical excellence.
In addition, the Festival provides the opportunity for constructive and professional evaluations of musical performances.
The Festival is produced by a not-for-profit society managed by a volunteer board of directors.
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2018 Festival Musical Theatre
Afton Papworth - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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SAS Jackson Choir: The recently formed high school choir directed by David Izik-Dzurko won the award for Best Ensemble Choir. Vallee Harmony won Best Adult Choir and Bastion School won Best Youth Choir. These awards were sponsored by SASCU. All three choirs have been recommended to compete at the BC Performing Arts Festival later in May. (Photo Credit: Susan Wolff)
Holly McCallum, an exceptionally talented cellist and pianist, wins eight awards at the 19th Annual Shuswap Music Festival. She stands with (L to R) Martin Ketteringham, presenter of Rotary’s Best of the Festival in Strings; Tracy Kutschker, Director of SA Arts Council and presenter of the Blair Borden Memorial Scholarship; Dr. Melany Dyer, Shuswap Community Foundation and presenter of the Klein Family Award; and Rob Hislop, presenter of Rotary’s Best of the Festival in Piano. (Photo Credit: Susan Wolff)
Quartet Award: Crowded onto one piano bench and dressed in costume, the fun-loving quartet of Holly McCallum, Jessica Neudorf, Eva Mosher and Robyn de Wet delighted the audience with their performance. These four young ladies won the Quartet Award at the Festival. (Photo Credit: Hanka Mosher)
Duet: Tianna Zuidhof and Venetia Trentalance proudly hold their participant certificates awarded by the adjudicator at the session for Piano Ensembles. During the two-week festival more than 400 performances were adjudicated by five professional and acclaimed musicians. (Photo Credit: Rob Trentalance)
Piano Ensemble Highlight: Hilary and Samantha Vukadinovic, Teslyn Bates and Julianne Moore, performing Pomp and Circumstance, won the Advanced Senior 2 Pianos 8 Hands Award. The second Grand Piano, generously provided by Keystone Music, Kelowna, makes this event possible. (Photo Credit: Susan Wolff)
Libby Wyse, Outstanding Senior in Strings, a shared winner of the Klein Family Award as well as the Senior Ensemble in Strings, performed brilliantly at the Gala. She has been recommended to compete at the BC Performing Arts Festival in Chilliwack at the end of May. (Photo Credit: Susan Wolff)
Dr. Melany Dyer, Shuswap Community Foundation, stands with winners of the Klein Family Award: Teslyn Bates, Holly McCallum and Henry Baker. Missing is Libby Wyse. (Photo Credit: Susan Wolff)
Lorne Lazzarotto presented a vocal scholarship in his wife’s name to Afton Papworth who will advance to compete at the provincial festival in Intermediate Musical Theatre. (Photo Credit: Susan Wolff)