CFMTA 2022 National Essay Competition Winners

The National CFMTA Essay Competition invites submissions of essays on any research topic related to music teaching, pedagogy or performance practice. This competition is open to all Canadian residents currently studying at the high school, undergraduate, masters and doctoral university graduate levels.

The Dr. Lorna Wanzel Prizes are awarded to the first place recipients in both the doctorate and masters degree categories. The prizes for the undergraduate and high school levels this year are provided by Northwest Territories Music Teachers Association, the Parr Academy of Vocal Arts and donors Joanne Lougheed, Stephen Runge and Catherine Bartlett.

CFMTA is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2022 National Essay Competition


University Doctoral Level 

1st place   ($3000.00)
Sponsored by Dr. Lorna Wanzel

Bronwyn Schuman, McGill University, Quebec
Facilitating the Development of Imagined Musical Worlds in Children’s Music Lessons


University Graduate Level 

1st place  ($2,000.00)
Sponsored by Dr. Lorna Wanzel

Jonathan Hicks, Memorial University of NL
Decolonization in Canadian High School Music Education: Some Perspectives From a Settler-Teacher


University Undergraduate 

1st place  ($1000.00)
Sponsored by NWT Music Teachers Association and Parr Academy of the Arts.

Emma Cameron, Mount Allison University, NB
Interruption and Contra-Structural Melodic Impulses in Haydn’s Rondo Themes


High School 

1st place  ($500.00)
Sponsored by generous donors and supporters of the arts and education.

Evan Yin,  Old Scona Academic High School, Edmonton, Alberta
Light and Dark The dual nature of tritones in establishing tonal brightness


Our adjudicators for the 2022 competition were:

  • Dr. Terence E. Dawson
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Dr. Emily Logan
  • Susan Shantora
  • Dr. Bethany Turpin
  • Maryan Threndyle
  • Dr. Maureen Volk