Doctorate Student prizes:

First Prize $3000.00.
Sponsored by Dr. Lorna Wanzel
Publication on the CFMTA/FCAPM website and in the Canadian Music Teacher Year in Review

University Graduate Prizes:

First Prize $2,000.00
Sponsored by Dr. Lorna Wanzel
Publication on the CFMTA/FCAPM website and in the Canadian Music Teacher Year in Review

University Undergraduate:

First Prize $1000.00
Sponsored by NWT Music Teachers Association and donor.
Publication on the CFMTA/FCAPM website and in the Canadian Music Teacher Year in Review

High School:

Prize $500.00
Sponsored by Parr Academy of Vocal Arts
Publication on the CFMTA/FCAPM website and in the Canadian Music Teacher Year in Review

Entries will be judged by nationally recognized scholars in the fields of music pedagogy and performance. There is no fee to enter. Deadline: May 1, 2022

 

Application Guidelines

  1. The competition is open to Canadian residents.
  2. Submissions will be considered from high school, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in all disciplines studying full time at a Canadian high school or 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 Entries must include a previously unpublished typed essay.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 high school or 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, double spaced.
  6. Entries will be accepted in English or French.
  7. If using references from academic sources, the complete reference must be included. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
  8. Entries must be submitted by email 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 in the CFMTA year in review.