The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg offers 5 scholarships (totaling $10,000) to aspiring instrumentalists and vocalists to further their musical training.
|Madeleine Gauvin Scholarship||$2000|
|Berythe Birse Scholarship||$1000|
The 2017 Scholarship auditions are to be held
on Saturday May 13th, 2017 at the
Eva Clare Hall, Desautels Faculty of Music, 65 Dafoe Road, University of Manitoba.
Auditions began at 9:00 a.m. with three adjudicators present. In order to ensure that an audience is present for the applicants on the day of their auditions, members of the public were invited to attend and were welcome at any time.
Applications for Scholarships may be completed by filling out the online application form. Please make sure you have first created a WMC User account and are logged in (login in the right sidebar) before beginning the application process.
Completed applications are due approximately 5 weeks in advance of the audition.
The application due date is – April 16th, 2017
The Scholarship Winners perform each year in December, as part of the regular concert season while most students are at home for the holidays. The 2017 concert takes place at the Muriel Richardson Auditorium of the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Thursday, December 28th 2017 at 7 pm. After the performances, awards are presented and individual and group photographs are taken. Read more about the 2011 Winners, the 2012 Winners, the 2013 Winners, the 2014 Winners, the 2015 Winners. and the 2016 Winners
The scholarship program has been a feature of the Women’s Musical Club mandate since 1915. The names of the winners and the amounts of the awards are listed in a pamphlet which is updated yearly.
Date of Birth
**Age requirements as of April 30 : Instrumentalist: 17 to 27 years; Vocalists:: 18 to 29 years (Some exceptions regarding age may be at the invitation of the scholarship committee)**
Permanent MB Address
Temporary Address (if studying outside of Manitoba)
Publicity photo head shot (professional or casual image) (Acceptable file types: jpg, jpeg, png)
Performance discipline and type
Accompanist (if applicable)
List your performance selections for the live audition with full titles of works, full composer’s name with dates, in the order you will be performing them, with the exact times of each song & the full performance time.
Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:50 (10:00) . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Variations, Op.41 (7:30) . . . . . . . . . . Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937)
English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807 (7:00) . . . . . . . . . . Johann S. Bach (1685-1750)
Total time: 24:30
CRITERIA FOR MUSIC SELECTION/PERFORMANCE:
1. Music selection must be of diploma level.
2. A single movement of a multi movement piece is acceptable.
3. 2 Original (no photocopies) copies of the music must be given to adjudicators. (Accompanists can use copies.)
4. Instrumentalists must prepare a minimum of three compositions of contrasting style and period with a total time of not less than fifteen minutes or more than twenty minutes. (maximum stage time 20 minutes)
5. Vocalists must prepare a group of songs of contrasting style and language with a total time of not less than ten minutes and not more than fifteen minutes.
Name, address and phone number of your present music teacher.
A written letter of agreement from the present teacher or head of school of music in which the candidate is enrolled must be mailed to Lynne Anderson, 879 Kebir Place, Wpg, MB, R3T 1X1 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of music (if applicable)
List of all previous music teachers
Highest Music Examination Achieved – Exam, Date & Grade/Percentage
List of previous music scholarships held.
**No application will be considered from a student who has won three previous scholarships or has been a first place winner.**
Describe your current academic program and expected outcome (i.e. level/degree and date of completion). If none, please indicate name of the institution you last attended.
Write a brief statement of your musical aims.
A non-refundable fee of $40 must be received by the application due date. Payment can be made by e-transfer to email@example.com (Please include “WMC Scholarships” and your name in the note), by PayPal (use the button below), or by mailing a cheque made payable to Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg and sent to WMC Scholarships c/o Lynne Anderson, 879 Kebir Place, Wpg, MB, R3T 1X1.