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 2019 Student Composer Competition:

Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Ezra Eaton (AB) Blue Butterfly
Second place TIE Raya Campbell (ON) A Day at the Fair
Second place TIE Noa Paster (BC) Rhumba
Honourable Mention Alina Poettcher (SK) The Malfunctioning Robot
Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Addison Ellis (NS) Echo in the Cave
Second place Helia Lotoski-Todd (ON) Leaves
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Zofia Yan (QC) Steppe Capriccio
Second place TIE Onkit Saha (NB) Happy Morning Walk
Second place TIE Harrison Tesselaar (NB) Elevators
Honourable Mention Eva Zanger (YK) Fourth Violin
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Stella Ivanovic (BC) Song of the Wandering Prophet
Second place Zoe Brown (ON) Be You
Honourable Mention Isla Keys Isla
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Antoine Villeger (BC) Song without Words
Second place TIE Angela Li (AB) Reflecting on Times Past
Second place TIE Houtian Zhang (BC) Atlantis Overture
Honourable mention Tami Yang (SK) Halora's Serenade
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Piper Hook (ON) Snowflakes
Second place Sheen Dube (MB) Together
Honourable Mention Tessa Sneddon (NS) Books
Category C – 19 years and under
First place Nicholas Wanstall (ON) A Lullaby
Second place TIE Isaac Seven Deers (BC) In the Meadow
Second place TIE Krithika Venkataramadas (AB) Melancholia
Honourable mention Tammy Young (AB) Wandering in the Woods
Category D – Open
First place William Lin (BC) Evocation
Second place Evan Miles (MB) Sparaticus
Honourable mention Yang Tian Lu (QC) 3 Fugues
Helen Dahlstrom Award
Nicholas Wanstall (ON) A Lullaby