2014 Award Winners

At the 2014 Shuswap Music Festival eight promising young artists were recommended by the adjudicators to advance to the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival scheduled for June 3 -7 in Penticton, BC The following three were selected as competitors in the vocal categories of Junior Musical Theatre– Paige Tower; Intermediate Classical Voice– Griffin Victor; and Intermediate Musical Theatre–Sidney Cummings. Anastasia Martens was selected as a competitor for Junior Strings and Holly McCallum as an observer. For Intermediate Piano, Ashley Fong was chosen as a competitor and Elena Bruns and Grace Neudorf as observers. Congratulations to these young artists and to all the participants of the 14th Annual Shuswap Music Festival.

At the Night of Stars finale concert on May 2, 2014  $4000.00 in awards and scholarships was presented to deserving young musicians as selected by the adjudicators.


Rotary Club of Salmon Arm, Daybreak “Best of the Fest”:  Jaeden Izik-Dzurko
BCRMTA Shuswap Branch Award:  Jaeden Izik-Dzurko
Outstanding Junior:  Hilary Vukadinovic
Outstanding Intermediate:  Ella Ryan
Outstanding Senior:  Ashley Fong
Junior Duet:  Hilary Vukadinovic & Emma Knutson and Ryan Henrie & Ash Brooks
Intermediate Duet:  Emma Pyle & Miya Kosowick
Senior Duet:  Jenny Sunderland & Libby Wyse
Intermediate Concert Class:  Jennika Bobryk
Intermediate Composition:  Ella Ryan
Senior Concert Class:  Cailin Correia
Senior Ensemble:  Ashley Fong, Elena Bruns, Rebecca McDonald, Rowan McDonald
Two Pianos Ensemble:  Holly McCallum & Jessica Neudorf

Graded Piano Scholarships
Grade 1:  Nathan King
Grade 2:  Eric Moore
Grade 3:  Jalen Thurgood, Tessa Elliott
Grade 4:  Julianne Moore
Grade 5: Teslyn Bates
Grade 6: Linden McCallum
Grade 7:  Stephen Moore
Grade 8:  Aria Izik-Dzurko
Grade 9:  Lara May McCallum
Grade 10:  Grace Neudorf


Rotary Club of Salmon Arm “Best of the Fest”:  Sidney Cummings
Outstanding Junior Classical:  Saige Dubyna
Outstanding Intermediate Classical:  Griffin Victor
Junior Musical Theatre:  Paige Tower
Intermediate Musical Theatre:  Sidney Cummings
Intermediate Duet:  Sidney Cummings & Griffin Victor
Adjudicator’s Choice Award ~ “Most Promising Young Voice”:  Alexander Corbett
Adjudicator’s Choice Award ~ “The Best Early Music Repertoire”:  Kiah Ward


Best Youth Choir:  Shuswap Youth Choir
Best Adult Choir:  Shuswap Men’s Chorus


Best Elementary/Middle School Band:  Shuswap Middle School Gr 8 Concert Band
Best Secondary School Band:  Jackson Gr 9/10 Concert Band
Best Jazz Band:  SAS Sullivan Jazz Band


For Excellence in Classical Voice ~ Griffin Victor


Rotary Club of Salmon Arm Shuswap “Best of the Fest”:  Anastasia Martens
Outstanding Junior:  Mathias Volk
Outstanding Intermediate:  Holly McCallum
Intermediate Ensemble:    Anna & Simone Konrad  and
Holly McCallum & Robyn De Wet
Concert Class:  Libby Wyse

Graded Strings Scholarships
Grade 4:  Simone Konrad
Grade 6:  Anna Konrad
Grade 8: Jacob Bennett

The continuing success of the Shuswap Music Festival is due to strong community support and many volunteers. A special thanks goes to the three Rotary Clubs of Salmon Arm, the many private donors, the Shuswap Community Foundation and SASCU. The Society gratefully acknowledges key supporters of the festival that include the World of Music (Kelowna), the Salmar Community Foundation, Interior Piano Tuners, and the Prestige Hotel and Resort. And thank you to Rod Charlebois who for several years has performed as the EMCEE for the Night of Stars.