The CFMTA/FCAPM Student Composer Competition is a national competition for winners of Provincial composition competitions. Entries are submitted by Provincial Canada Music Week® Coordinators for Canada-wide judging before June 1 each year. Scholarships are awarded to winners in each category, and the Helen Dahlstrom Award is given annually to the best national composition as selected by the adjudicator. Helen Dahlstrom was the founder of Canada Music Week®.

 

CFMTA congratulates the following winners of the 2018 Student Composer Competition:

Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Stella Ivanovic (BC) The Dark Warrior
Second place Ezra Eaton (AB) Brave Little Cygnets
Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Chloe Bzowski (ON) Unicorns
Second place Gillis MacKinnon (NS) Going Camping
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Natasha Webb (QC) Snowstorm
Second place Antoine Villeger (BC) The Story of a Theme
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Lilly Bartlam (ON) Smile at the Little Things
Second place Deborah Beach (NS) Thunder
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Ilan Mendel (NS) Emergence
Second place Eric Bouchard (ON) Les Appalaches
Honourable mention Gregoire Abodie (QC) Fantaisie jour et nuit
Honourable mention Rafael Brisebois (BC) The Simon Song
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Sheen Dube (MB) Stronger
Second place Jessica deKort (ON) Live
Category C – 19 years and under
First place Lauriane Bélisle(QC) Poème symphonique no. 1
Second place Nicholas Wanstall (ON) Three songs of Nature
Honourable mention William Lin (BC) Prelude in E Minor
Category D – Open
First place Kento Stratford (ON) String Sonata No. 1 "Poetic Reflections"
Second place Chantalle Sabourin (AB) Expression Movement One, Reverie Movement Two (Postlude)
Honourable mention Terry Pratt (PE) How do I love thee?
Honourable mention Camille Frappier-Fortin(QC) Jukai
Helen Dahlstrom Award
Ilan Mendel (NS) Emergence