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 2020 Student Composer Competition:

Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Anjelia Rao  (NS) Sneaky
Second place TIE Raya Campbell (ON)

The Elephant Dance

Second place TIE Junbo Gao  (SK) Etude in A Minor (Lego Battles)
Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
No Entries
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Isidora Uhlman (BC) Swans
Second place YunEn (Ryan) Gu (SK) Sonatina in D minor
Honourable Mention Oliver Lo  (ON) Helicopter Ride over Coronado Bay
Honourable Mention Natasha Webb  (QC) The Farewell Waltz
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Not Awarded
Second place Anthony Morasutti (ON) God is The Great
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Sointu Aalto (AB) Spider Web
Second place TIE Antoine Villeger (BC)

North Shore Waltz Op 12

Second place TIE Sean Sneddon   (NS)

Scherzo in D minor

Honourable mention Sky Yang (ON) Superfluous
Honourable mention Markus Bitner (SK) The Fortress of Magnama
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Sointu Aalto (AB) Yosinfonia, 1
Second place Marissa Gosse (ON) Watch Me Fly
Category C – 19 years and under
First place Eric Bouchard  (ON) Fantasy for Concert Band
Second place TIE Graham Nash  (MB) Ataraxia
Second place TIE Angela Li  (AB) Atonement
Category D – Open
First place William Lin (BC) Elegy
Second place TIE Lilianne Li  (QC) Candor for Orchestra
Second place TIE Anna Schwartz (MB) Prairie Sunrise
Helen Dahlstrom Award
Eric Bouchard  (ON) Fantasy for Concert Band