Deadline: May 1, 2018
- The competition is open to Canadian residents who are studying full time in during the school year.
- 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 Entries must include a previously unpublished typed essay.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.
- 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.
- Format and layout: printed on one side only, on white paper, pages numbered, with black font size 11 points or larger.
- Entries will be accepted in English and French.
- If using references from academic sources, then the complete reference must be included. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
- Entries must be submitted by email as a pdf file.
- One entry per person.
- 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.
- All entries become of the property of the CFMTA. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winning essays will be published on the CFMTA website.