Scholarships are a mainstay in supporting ambitious young musicians.

Members of the MRMTA have access to a number of scholarships for their students.

Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association

PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

OVERVIEW

The Music Scholarship Series was inaugurated in 1948 through the Winnipeg Branch of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association. For over sixty years the competition has provided performance opportunities for developing musicians, constructive adjudication from esteemed music professionals and financial awards.

In 2011 administration of the competition became the responsibility of the Provincial Executive. The change in dynamics within the Manitoba music teachers’ community compelled the MRMTA to review the value of the scholarship series. The priorities included raising the profile of the competition, making it inclusive, accessible and fiscally viable. The restructured scholarship series allows for the addition of new competitions in the future.

Currently, the repertoire requirements for the most advanced piano competitors mirror those set by CFMTA for the biennial National Competition, offered in odd-numbered years in the same location as their convention.  All advanced students competing in this scholarship series should be aiming to compete at the National Competition. It is an opportunity to travel to a new destination, to grow a professional network, to perform for an international audience, to be adjudicated by some of Canada’s most influential musicians, and to compete for additional financial awards. For information on the CFMTA National Competitions go to their website www.cfmta.org and click on the link to Programs and Competitions.

For all information regarding the MRMTA Scholarship Series, visit the MRMTA website at www.mrmta.org and click on the link to the Scholarship Series.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Competition Dates:

• January 27, 28, 29, (and 30th if needed), 2020
• Exact dates for piano, instrumental and voice will depend on the number of applications received.
• Winners must perform in the Gala Concert on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 7pm, Sterling Mennonite Fellowship, 1008 Dakota St.

Venue (in Winnipeg):

• Sterling Mennonite, 1008 Dakota St

Four scholarships may be awarded annually:

• One Advanced Scholarship of $500 for students at the ARCT or Undergraduate level of study.
• One Senior Scholarship of $400 for students at the Grade 9 or 10 level of study.
• One Intermediate Scholarship of $300 for students at the Grade 7 or 8 level of study.
• One Junior Scholarship of $200 for students at the Grade 5 or 6 level of study.

Age Restrictions:

• There are no age restrictions except in the Advanced Level.

Students Must Submit:

• Completed application form by the closing date of November 1st.
• Competition entrance fee:

      • Advanced $60
      • Senior $50
      • Intermediate $40
      • Junior $30

Regulations and Eligibility MRMTA Scholarship

MRMTA 2019-2020 scholarship application (Online Form)

Piano

Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

RULES & REGULATIONS – PIANO

Junior (gr 5-6), Intermediate (gr. 7-8) and Senior (gr.9-10) Competition Program for Piano:

All students are required to perform two or three works of contrasting styles preferably from a current recognized Syllabus (RCM or CC) from the following categories:

• At least one selection must be from either Baroque or Classical repertoire
• Another selection may be from the Baroque or Classical repertoire, but not the same era as above
• Romantic
• Contemporary

Students may choose one selection at a comparable level not available in a current recognized syllabus. A copy of the music must be submitted along with the application for approval from the scholarship committee. In order to be accepted the selection must reflect the appropriate grade level.Maximum Time Limits for all disciplines:

• Junior – 6 minutes;
• Intermediate – 13 minutes;
• Senior – 10 minutes (minimum) to 18 minutes (maximum)
• Advanced (ARCT or Undergraduate) Level Competition Program for Piano:

The requirements for this level correspond with those of the CFMTA biennial national piano competition.Age Restriction:

• Piano Competitors must be no more than 24 years old on January 1st of competition year.Time Limits:
• Minimum 30 minutes, Maximum 45 minutes.Repertoire Requirements
• One Canadian solo Composition
• One complete solo composition from the Classical or Baroque Period.
• A variety of shorter works to form a well-balanced program.

Voice

RULES & REGULATIONS – VOCAL

Junior (gr 5-6), Intermediate (gr. 7-8) and Senior (gr.9-10) Competition Program for Voice:

• Junior: two songs of contrasting styles
• Intermediate: three songs of contrasting styles in at least two languages
• Senior: four songs

o One opera, oratorio or musical theatre aria, no accompanying recitative
o One 20th or 21st century English art song
o Two contrasting songs from French, German or Spanish repertoire
Students may choose one selection at a comparable level not available in a current recognized syllabus. A copy of the music must be submitted along with the application for approval from the scholarship committee. In order to be accepted the selection must reflect the appropriate grade level.

Maximum Time Limits for all disciplines:

• Junior – 6 minutes;
• Intermediate – 13 minutes;
• Senior – 10 minutes (minimum) and 18 minutes (maximum)

Advanced (ARCT or Undergraduate) Level Competition Program for Voice:
The requirements for this level correspond with those of the MRMTA National Vocal Competition July 3-6, 2019.

Age Restriction:

• Vocal Competitors must be no more than 27 years old on January 1st of competition year.

Time Limits:

• Minimum 30 minutes, Maximum 45 minutes.

Repertoire Requirements:

• An operatic aria to be sung in the original language and key
• An aria from an oratorio, mass, requiem or cantata to be sung in the original key
• A German lied, French mélodie and English Art Song
• A Canadian Composition (not a folk song arrangement)
• A selection composed in the last 50 years
• A variety of shorter works to form a well-balanced program

Instrumental

Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

RULES & REGULATIONS – INSTRUMENTAL

Junior (gr 5-6), Intermediate (gr. 7-8) and Senior (gr.9-10) Competition Program for Instrumental (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion).

All students are required to perform two or three works of contrasting styles preferably from a current recognized Syllabus (RCM or CC) from the following categories:

• At least one selection must be from either Baroque or Classical repertoire
• Another selection may be from the Baroque or Classical repertoire, but not the same era as above
• Romantic
• Contemporary
Students may choose one selection at a comparable level not available in a current recognized syllabus. A copy of the music must be submitted along with the application for approval from the scholarship committee. In order to be accepted the selection must reflect the appropriate grade level.

Maximum Time Limits for all disciplines:

• Junior – 6 minutes;
• Intermediate – 13 minutes;
• Senior – 10 minutes (minimum) and 18 minutes (maximum)

Advanced (ARCT or Undergraduate) Level Competition Program for Instrumental (strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion) Age Restriction:

• Instrumental Competitors must be no more than 24 years old on January 1st of competition year.

Time Limits:

• Minimum 30 minutes, Maximum 45 minutes.

Repertoire Requirements:

• First and second movements of a concerto
• One unaccompanied selection, contrasting in style to the concerto
• One other contrasting selection.

Recent Winners of the Scholarship Competition

 

Junior:

Piano - Victoria Lee (Jacqueline Ryz)

Instrumental - Polina Bogomol (Karin Erhardt)

 

Intermediate:

Piano - Raymond Ding (Jane Petroni)

Instrumental - Mason Dueck (Andrea Bell)

Vocal - Rowan Shwaluk (Tiffany Wilson)

 

Senior:

Piano - Seanne Jacob Buenafe (Jacqueline Ryz)

Instrumental - Joel Ulrich (Lori Jede)

Vocal - Anton Sokalski (Tracy Dahl)

 

Advanced:

Piano - Fan-En Chiang (Caron Whitlaw Hiebert)

Vocal - Elena Howard-Scott (Tracy Dahl)

Many thanks to our adjudicators:
Jenny Regehr - Piano
Andrea Lett - Vocal
Barbara Hamilton - Instrumental
"MUSIC gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind flight to the imagination and life to everything" - PLATO

Paper

Recent Recipients of the Paper Scholarships

Winners of Paper Scholarship Awards 2019

 

Madeleine Gauvin Scholarship For Strings

Polina Bogomol (Cello) - Teacher: Karen Erhardt

 

Nita Eamer Memorial Scholarship Award

Ray Guerard (Piano) - Teacher: Jacqueline Ryz

Lauren McIlroy (Piano) - Teacher: Jacqueline Ryz

 

Harry Reginald Rowlin Memorial Strings Award

Mason Dueck (Cello) - Teacher: Andrea Bell

 

Dorothy Lother Scholarship

Evan Chan (Piano) - Teacher: Jane Petroni

 

Grace Rich-Bastin Memorial Award

Mitsuko Miyamoto - Teacher: Andrea Bell

 

Grace Rich-Bastin Keyboard/Instrumental Award

Nika Martinussen (Piano) - Teacher:  Jacqueline Ryz

 

Phyllis & Dorothy Holtby Scholarship

Anica Warkentine - Teacher:  Darryl Friesen

Angela Suet Kee Ng - Teacher:  David Moroz