To be eligible for solo scholarships, participants must enter a minimum of three solo classes in a Discipline. Open classes, concerto classes, and Concert group classes are non scholarship classes. Performers are eligible to win only one scholarship in each discipline entered if the above requirements are met.
Some scholarship awards are given in specific categories such as Bands, Choirs, Ensemble Classes and Composition. The above scholarship criteria does not apply in this case. To be eligible for Musical Theatre awards participants must enter two musical theatre classes.
A FINAL NOTE
Our rules are meant to provide a “level playing field” for all performers. We respectfully ask that all participants, their teachers, friends and family comply with them to ensure that all performers get the most from the Festival.
Performers are eligible to win only one scholarship in each discipline entered with exception of specific awards such as listed below, concert, ensemble, composition, and memorial.
1. GRADED SCHOLARSHIPS
To be eligible for Graded scholarships, 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 in their Discipline. Open, concerto and concert classes do not qualify for these scholarships. Graded scholarships are awarded to the student with the highest marks of three solo classes entered in each grade and must be a score of 258 and above.
2. BCRMTA SHUSWAP BRANCH SCHOLARSHIPS
Piano Awards – To be eligible for these scholarships you must be studying with a teacher from the Shuswap Branch of the Registered Music Teachers, is adjudicator’s choice, and be a student of promise, not mark dependant. Must enter 3 solo classes and preferably be a student that is not receiving another award, but is not limited to if there is no other suitable candidate.
Junior Piano– Grades 1 to 4 – $20.00
Intermediate Piano – Grades 5 to 6 – $30.00
Senior Piano Piano – Grades 7 – 8 – $40.00
Advanced Senior Piano – Grades 9 to ARCT – $50.00
String Awards – To be eligible for these scholarships you must be a student who resides in the Salmon Arm/Shuswap area, is adjudicator’s choice, and be a student of promise, not mark-dependant. Must enter 3 solo classes and preferably be a student that is not receiving another award, but is not limited to if there is no other suitable candidate.
Two Scholarships to be awarded of $25.00 each. This award can be combined into one at the discretion of the adjudicator.
3. BLAIR BORDEN 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 Grades 9 – ARCT in Piano or Strings. The amount of $500.00 is intended to support further music study. Awarded at the sole decision of the adjudicator. Must have entered 3 solo classes with a total score of 258 and above, the equivalent of 3 Golds and be a student of promise.
4. MARY FOWLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This substantial scholarship 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 Grade 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 criteria:
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 Grade 7.
5. KLEIN FAMILY AWARD
This award, sponsored by the Klein family, supports further music study at an advanced level in the disciplines of piano and strings. To be eligible, candidates must be serious senior students currently at the Grade 9 to A.R.C.T. level with the intention of completing their A.R.C.T. Preference will be given to students of promise at the Grade 10 and A.R.C.T. levels. Candidates must have entered three solo classes and achieved a total score above the minimum of 258. The award amount of $1,000.00 may be split between students
Candidates must have entered three solo classes and achieved a total score above the minimum of 258. The award amount of $1000.00 may be split between students and is awarded at the sole decision of the adjudicator.
6. GEORGINA LAZZAROTTO VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP
This annual award of $100.00, 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 the student who has the best gold vocal performance in a foreign language, in Intermediate- Senior vocal, age 18 years and under.