In order to participate in this national competition,
you must have been selected by your provincial teachers’ association.

 

CFMTA/FCAPM National Voice Competition - 2023 Deadline May 1, 2023

1. The CFMTA National Voice Competiton is open to competitors between the ages of 19 and 33 as of January 1, 2023. They must be Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants. 

2. Competitors must be students of a Member of CFMTA at the time of application. 

3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND - No changes in repertoire are permitted once application is submitted.

a) Competitors in the CFMTA/FCAPM National Semi-final Round must present a program of 25 minute minimum to
a 30 minute maximum, consisting of the following: 

• One Operatic aria is required

• One selection must be in Italian if you wish to be considered for the Tiffany A. Wilson Italian Award

• One selection by a Canadian composer is required to be eligible for the Canadian Award

• The rest of the performance must be a well balanced program representing a variety of periods, styles and languages

b) Three finalists will be selected from the Semi-Final Round of the competition to proceed to the Final Round of the competition. 

c) Awards chosen from the Semi-Final Round and presented at the Final Round:

Tiffany A. Wilson Italian Award: $750.00 - for the best performance of a selection in Italian

ARMTA Provincial Vocal Award: $750.00 - for the best performance of a Canadian composition

4. FINAL ROUND - No changes in repertoire are permitted once the selection has been submitted. 

Finalist must present a program of 30 minute minimum to a 40 minute maximum, consisting of the following:

• One Operatic aria or oratorio aria is required

• The rest of the performance must be a well balanced program representing a variety of periods, styles and languages

• Finalist May repeat ONE selection from the Semi-Final Round

All selections Must be memorized.

AWARDS given at the conclusion of the Final Round

  • First Place: $5,000.00
  • Second Place: $3,000.00
  • Third Place: $2,000.00

5. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

a) Each Provincial/Territorial Association will be responsible for the financial expenses incurred during the selection of its competitor. Each Provincial/Territorial Association may choose, by audition or otherwise, ONE competitor who will represent their Province/Territory. 

b) Each Provincial/Territorial Association will be responsible for the expense of its competitor’s travel as prorated by the CFMTA/FCAPM, to and from the competition city. Travel for the Competitors is coordinated by the Awards and Competitions Chairperson. Provincial/Territorial Associations are strongly encouraged to solicit Corporate Sponsorship. 

6. APPLICATION FORM

The Online Application Form is available on the website - click here

Applications will be accepted using the online form only. You will need the following when applying online:

* Application Fee ($250.00) payment options are on the application form

* Photo – digital copy (1,000 kb)

* Resume (100 to 150 words maximum)

* List of Repertoire, in order of performance, for both Semi-Final and Final programs, including Title (complete), Composer (first and last name), performance time of each piece

* name/address/contact information of your teacher and CFMTA Provincial Representative.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lynn Ewing, Awards and Competitions Chair   competitions@cfmta.org