The CFMTA/FCAPM Student Composer Competition is a national competition for winners of Provincial composition competitions. Entries are submitted by Provincial Canada Music Week® Coordinators for Canada-wide judging before June 1 each year. Scholarships are awarded to winners in each category, and the Helen Dahlstrom Award is given annually to the best national composition as selected by the adjudicator. Helen Dahlstrom was the founder of Canada Music Week®.

 

CFMTA congratulates the following winners of the 2017 Student Composer Competition:

Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Natasha Webb (QC) Night Waltz Farewell
Second place Jackson Hoyt (NB) Strangers on the Stairway
Honourable mention Benjamin Giffin (ON) Monkey Business
Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Chloe Bzowski (ON) Glowing
Second place Jackson Smith (NS) My Sleepy Pal
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Kathie Zhou (AB) Vivid Memories
Second place Emma Bourque (NB) A Wave on the Ocean
Honourable mention Nicole Milbrandt (SK) Grasshopper Dance
Honourable mention Sky Yang (ON) Warriors Dance
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Polina Chernik (ON) Nature is
Second place Daniel Sneddon (NS) Whale
Honourable mention Katherine & Naomi Wiebe (MB) I was lost in the Outside World
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Hugo Russell (ON) Etude in G sharp minor
Second place (tied) Alexander Bai (AB) The Search for Freedom
Second place (tied) Yanko Gyurev (QC) Nacht des Unendlichen
Honourable mention Sean Sneddon (NS) Allegro in D major Op. 13 No. 1
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Jessica deKort (ON) Feel it in your soul
Second place (tied) Marissa hart (SK) Garbage Can
Second place (tied) Madelyn Nielsen (NS) Unoriginally in Love
Category C – 19 years and under
First place Simon Gladu (QC) 2 Bagatelles/ Sarcasmes No. 3
Second place (tied) Trevor Rutherford (BC) The River Trees
Second place (tied) Dante Pettapiece (ON) Lost Letters
Honourable mention Micah Sudom (AB) In the Wild
Category D – Open
First place Terry Pratt (PE) A Birthday
Second place Owen Maitzen (NS) Woodside Wimsey
Honourable mention Christie Morrison (BC) Tooth or Consequences
Honourable mention Kedler Exilus (QC) Le vague de l’ocean bleau
Honourable mention Gloria Chu (AB) Persist
Honourable mention Dante Pettapiece (ON) Lament for Passing Time
Helen Dahlstrom Award
Simon Gladu (QC) 2 Batagelles / Sarcasmes No. 3