Performers are eligible to win only one scholarship/award in each discipline entered with exception of specific awards such as listed below, concert, ensemble, and memorial.
1. LEVEL AWARDS:
To be eligible for LEVEL awards, students must be under 28 years or younger as of Dec 31st of the previous year and have entered a minimum of three solo classes with the equivalent of three Golds in their discipline. Ensemble and concert classes do not qualify as a solo class and have their own awards. Level awards are determined by marks.
2. BLAIR BORDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is in memory of Blair Borden, a teacher and avid music supporter. To be eligible, student must be a senior student from Levels 9 – ARCT. The amount of $500.00 is intended to support further music study. Must have entered 3 solo classes with the equivalent of three golds.
3. MARY FOWLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This substantial scholarship of $1000.00 is in memory of Mary Fowler and is to be awarded to a young performer for excellence in classical voice, as evidenced by receiving “gold” or “distinction” when adjudicated. The performer must be aged 14 to 19 at the time of registration and must perform at least three separate classical voice entries in the festival. The performer must be competing at the Level 7 RCM or CC level or higher. The amount of the award is determined on an annual basis.
If there is no suitable student that fits this criterion:
A Scholarship of $500.00 may be awarded to a young performer for excellence in classical voice and/or musical theatre, as evidenced by receiving “Gold” or “Distinction” overall when adjudicated. The performer must perform at least three separate classical entries and/or two musical theatre entries in the festival. The performer can be under 14 and below Level 7.
5. KLEIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This award, sponsored by the Klein family, supports further music study at an advanced level, 9 to ARCT in piano and strings. Preference will be given to students of promise at the Level 10 and A.R.C.T. Candidates must have entered three solo classes and achieved the equivalent of three golds. The award amount is $1,000.00.
6. GEORGINA LAZZAROTTO VOCAL AWARD
This award is sponsored by the Shuswap Music Festival in memory of Georgina Lazzarotto, a vocal teacher and avid supporter and board member of the festival. This award goes to two students, who have the best gold vocal performance in a foreign language in the Junior/Intermediate level, Level 8 and under. Two scholarships of $50.00.
7. NANCY LEATHERDALE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This award is sponsored by the Leatherdale family in memory of Nancy Leatherdale who was a well-known piano and vocal teacher in Salmon Arm and avid supporter of the festival. This award supports further music study at the level of 8 to A.R.C.T. Candidates must have entered three solo classes and achieved the equivalent of three golds in piano or voice. The award amount is $300.00.