CFMTA 2020 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 high school, university undergraduate and graduate levels. There is no fee to enter.
The Dr. Lorna Wanzel Prizes are awarded to recipients in each category. Thank you to our three adjudicators for their fine work. The next Essay Competition deadline is May 1, 2021.
CFMTA is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2020 National Essay Competition.
1st place - Bo-rum Hammond, McGill University - Approaches to Social Justice in Community Music Settings
2nd place - Jarren Dunn, McGilll University - The Role of the Piano in Mov. 1 of Brahms’s Piano Concerto in D minor Op.15
1st place - Reanne Vander Brink, University of Lethbridge - Stained Glass: Robert Schumann and the Lens of Mental Illness
2nd place - Emma Cameron, Mount Allison University - Lacking an Original Voice: Neoclassicism in Henri Dutilleaux’s Au Gre des Ondes
1st place - Jessica Song, University Hill Secondary - It’s Complicated: Exploring Relationships between AI and our Music Classrooms of the Future
2nd place - Kiara Louw, Penticton Secondary - The Power of Vocalises