CFMTA 2020 National Essay Competition Winners

The National CFMTA Essay Competition invites submissions of essays on topics related to music teaching, pedagogy or performance practice.

The Dr. Lorna Wanzel Prizes are awarded to recipients in each category. Thank you to our three adjudicators for their fine work.

CFMTA is pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2020 National Essay Competition.


University Graduate

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

University Undergraduate

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

High School

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