Doctorate Student prizes:

$3,000 and publication on either CFMTA website and/or in Canadian Music Teacher Year in Review

Runner-up – publication on the CFMTA website

University Graduate prizes:

$2,000 and publication on either CFMTA website and/or in Canadian Music Teacher Year in Review

Runner-up – publication on the CFMTA website

 

Entries will be judged by nationally recognized scholars in the fields of music pedagogy and performance. Winning essays will be published in the CFMTA/FCAPM magazine and/or website. There is no fee to enter. Deadline: May 1, 2021

Application Guidelines

  1. The competition is open to Canadian residents.
  2. Submissions will be considered from graduate and doctoral students in all disciplines studying full time at a Canadian university.
  3. Entries must include a previously unpublished typed essay. Word lengths exclude footnotes and bibliographies. Length: 5,000 to 7,000 words (no thesis or capstone papers please)
  4. Include a cover sheet with name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and age. Include University and major. Do not include identifying information in the document or in the references.
  5. Format and layout: printed on one side only, on white paper, pages numbered, with black font size 11 points.
  6. Entries will be accepted in English and French.
  7. If using references from academic sources, the complete reference must be included. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
  8. Entries will be submitted online as a pdf file.
  9. One entry per person.
  10. 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 the subject.
  11. All entries become the property of the CFMTA. In addition to receiving cash scholarships, winning essays will be published on the CFMTA/FCAPM website.