CFMTA 2021 National Essay Competition Winners

The National CFMTA Essay Competition invites submissions of essays on topics related to music teaching, pedagogy or performance practice. This competition is open to all Canadian residents currently attending graduate and doctoral levels of study. There is no fee to enter.

The Dr. Lorna Wanzel Prizes are awarded to recipients in each category. Thank you to our four adjudicators for their fine work. The next Essay Competition deadline is May 1, 2022.

CFMTA is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2021 National Essay Competition


University Graduate Level 

1st place  ($2,000.00)

Olivia Adams - University of Ottawa  She Sounds: Leveling Piano Music by Black, Indigenous and Women of Colour 


University Doctoral Level 

1st place   ($3000.00)

Anneli Loepp Thiessen - University of Ottawa  Examining Whiteness in the Royal Conservatory of Music History Curricula