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 2021 Student Composer Competition:

Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Luke Klein (AB) The Hop–Hop Song
Second place Finn Egilsson (NS)

Song in A Minor

Honorable Mention Mila Pitz (MB) Dandelion Puffballs
Preparatory Level – 8 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Ameerah Alao (NS) Home Sweet Home
Second place Esme Costar (AB) I Love My Life
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Stella Ivanovic (BC) Droid in D Minor (Violin and Piano)
Second place Mark Rico-Lam (AB) Fantaisie de Flocons de Neige
Honourable Mention Gaoyuan (Thomas) Cheng (SK) Clowns
Category A – 11 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
First place Isabella Huang (ON) Mountains
Second place Jonathan Knight (AB) Christmas in the Morning
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument
First place Rafael Brisebois (BC) Crazy Violists
Second place Khanh Mai (ON) Ballade
Honorable Mention Marie-Elise Martel (NB) Fading Moon
Category B – 15 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice
No Entries
Category C – 19 years and under
First place Hugo Denis (QC) Sonate en do mineur
Second place Lilana Mahave (ON) Baile Diabolica de Tontin
Honorable Mention Devyn Colette (PEI) Les pieds dansants (saxophone quartet)
Honorable Mention Indi Tisoy (NS) Tango for String Quartet
Category D – Open
First place William Lin (BC) Sunset Waltz
Second place Sarah Dolan (ON) When Comes the Night (Harp and Voice)
Helen Dahlstrom Award
Hugo Denis (QC) Sonate en do mineur