Deadline: May 1, 2018
Application Guidelines
  1. The competition is open to Canadian residents who are studying full time in during the school year.
  2. Submissions will be considered from high school and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines. Entries must include a previously unpublished typed essay. Length: Graduate level: 5,000 to 7,000 words (no thesis or capstone papers please); Undergraduate level: 2500 to 5,000 words; High school: under 2,500 words.
  3. Include a cover sheet with name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and age. High school students include school and grade. Post-secondary students, include school and major. Do not include identifying information in the document or in the references.
  4. Format and layout: printed on one side only, on white paper, pages numbered, with black font size 11 points or larger.  
  5. Entries will be accepted in English and French.
  6. If using references from academic sources, then the complete reference must be included. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
  7. Entries must be submitted by email as a pdf file.
  8. One entry per person.
  9. Entries will be judged in a blind review process by nationally recognized scholars in the field of music pedagogy and/or performance. Criteria will focus on originality, clear expression of ideas and understanding of subject.
  10. All entries become of the property of the CFMTA. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winning essays will be published on the CFMTA website.