CFMTA 2019 National Essay Competition

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 at the university undergraduate and graduate levels. There is no fee to enter.

The Lorna Wanzel Prizes are awarded to recipients in each category. Thank you to Dale for serving on the adjudication panel this year. The next Essay Competition deadline is May 1, 2020.

 CFMTA is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2019 National Essay Competition.


University Undergraduate 

1st place - ($1,000)
Olivia Adams, Western University - Introducing Contemporary Music to the Young Pianist

2nd place - ($500)
Reanne Vanden Brink, University of Lethbridge - Strategizing Music Performance Anxiety: a Pedagogical Approach


University Graduate

1st place - ($1,000)
Karen Gerelus, University of Calgary - Images of Piano Teachers in Popular Culture

2nd place - ($500)
Andrea Pedro, University of Alberta - Unity of Sense and Spirituality in Scriabin’s Prometheus