Thank you to all those who supported the Music Festival in 2013.
The dates for the 2014 Shuswap Music Festival are from April 22, 2014 to May 1, 2014.
Plan to attend the Gala Concert on Friday May 2, 2014, 7:00 P.M. at the United Church in Salmon Arm. (Note that the date has changed from what was originally posted.)
“Thank you to all the generous donators of the Shuswap Music Festival Society. Music Festival is a fun opportunity to learn and share music. It’s always encouraging to listen to other musicians and hear the comments from the adjudicators. Thank you again for making this event possible.”
– Grace Neudorf, Grade 9 Piano
“Thank you for the scholarship for grade 10 piano! And for hosting a very enjoyable festival! It’s much appreciated.”
– Elena Bruns, Grade 10 Piano
“My name is Mika Garlick and I would like to thank you for the grade six strings award. I really appreciate the donation.”
– Mika Garlick, Grade 6 Strings
“Thank you very much for this wonderful scholarship. I am taking my Grade 4 voice exam in June and this award will help to cover some of that expense.”
– Paige Tower, Junior Musical Theatre
“Thank you so much for your wonderful Scholarship. It is so great to have help from your festival to support my musical career. God Bless.”
– Jenae VanGameren, Best of the Fest, Vocal
“Thank you very much for your generous donation. I was very happy to be a part of the Music Festival and always enjoy going up and performing and receiving feed back.”
– Jenae VanGameren, Outstanding Senior Classical Vocal
“Thank you for such an amazing Scholarship! Blair Borden sounds like a wonderful lady and I am so honoured to have learnt some more about her and receive her scholarship. Thank you once again. God Bless”
– Jenae VanGameren, Blair Borden Memorial
“Thank you very much for the scholarship in the Senior Quartet Division. We all appreciate it a lot.”
– Rebecca McDonald, Elena Bruns, Ashley Fong, Allison Dunne, Senior Quartet, Piano
“Thank you for organizing the Festival and Scholarships this year! I enjoyed playing in the Night of Stars and in the music Festival this year. Thank you for your hard work to make this festival possible!”
– Emma Levins, Grade 6 Piano Scholarship
“Thank you for supporting the festival! I love playing in it every year! I love Night of Stars.” (decorated with musical notes)
– Connor Levins, Jr. 2 Piano, 8 hands and Grade 3 Piano
“Thank you for the $65 Grade 10 Piano scholarship. I hope to use the money toward my piano studies.”
– Ashley Fong, Grade 10 Piano
“Thank you so much for the scholarship. I really enjoyed the Festival and it was a good experience. I like the adjudicator and I look forward to playing again next year.”
– Kaelen Hougen, Outstanding Senior Piano
“Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am so grateful to have been awarded the Intermediate Musical Theatre Vocal Award! It is such and honour to have been chosen. This is my third time performing Voice in the SMF, but my first time to have won an award, and so it was very exciting for me. I am so glad to have a music festival in the same town I live in. I love music and singing and it makes me so happy to share and improve my talent while also meeting new people and learning new things. The Night of Stars is one of my favourite events of the year as I get to experience so much amazing local musical talent, and performing in it this year was very exciting and fun! Thank you so much for making all of this possible. I appreciate your generous donation so much, and the experience of festival this year was so wonderful that I hope to return again next year. My most sincere thanks.”
– Carly Pullin, Intermediate Musical Theatre Vocal Award
“I am extremely honored to be receiving the Mary Fowler Memorial Scholarship. I am so grateful to all the donors for granting me this scholarship, as I will be able to use it to achieve my future academic, musical and life goals. I will be attending university in the fall, where I will be entering a science program and taking part in extracurricular music groups. This scholarship will directly aid me in attending those courses and clubs. Being Mary’s grandson makes this award all the more important to me. My grandmother was very involved in the community music scene, and my music endeavours as well. She would have been so delighted and proud of me for this achievement. Thank you so much.”
– Reid Gomme, Mary Fowler Memorial Scholarship
“I am extremely honored to be receiving the Senior Musical Theatre Award. I am so grateful to all the donors for granting me this scholarship, as I will be able to use it to achieve my future academic, musical and life goals. I will be attending university in the fall where I will be entering a science program and taking part in extracurricular music groups. This scholarship will directly aid me in attending those courses and clubs. I will also be attending the Musical Theatre Provincial Finals in Chilliwack at the end of May and this award will be very helpful with the travel costs. I hope that I can participate in more Musical Theatre shows and performances in the future, as it is a great passion of mine.”
– Reid Gomme, Senior Musical Theatre Award
“Thank you very much for your donation. I truly appreciate it. Throughout my years of singing, donations like yours have helped give me the insentive needed to further pursue a career in classical voice.”
– Sidney Cummings, Intermediate Classical Voice
“Thank you so much for your generous scholarship. The choir was delighted to have been chosen as the Best Adult Choir. This is our first year together and we look forward to many more hours and years of singing!”
– Terry Logan, (Ancora Women’s Vocal Ensemble) Provincial Recommendations, Richard W Cooke Award and Best Adult Choir
“Our family is so grateful for everything you do to make Festival an outstanding success in our community. Our daughter Julia is very appreciative of the scholarship which she received for the 2 Piano, 8 hands piece. Thank you for your dedication to musically talented youth in the Shuswap.”
– The Van Buskirks, Julia, 2 Piano 8 Hands
“Here are five details about the music festival that stood out the most:
We had a blast! It was super exciting through the entire experience.
We enjoyed building confidence together as the awaited day approached.
The support we received from family, friends and our teacher gave us courage and helped us settle the butterflies doing a ballet in our stomachs.
It was extremely pleasurable to be able to listen to the creativity that each performance presented to the audience through the pieces. (AKA we enjoyed the music of others)
It was a marvellous learning opportunity granted to us through hard work and constructive criticism from the adjudicators.
Thank you SOOOO much for you’re belief in our talent and you’re incredible sponsorship that made this occasion possible for everyone.”
– Grace Neudorf/Ali Balloun, Senior Piano Duet