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Scholarships & Competitions

WMC Scholarships

The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg offers up to 6 scholarships (totalling $11,500) to aspiring instrumentalists and vocalists to further their musical training. The names of the winners and the amounts awarded are updated yearly and listed here.

  • WMC Scholarship - $3000

  • WMC Scholarship - $2500

  • Madeleine Gauvin Scholarship - $2000

  • Phyllis Ilavsky Scholarship - $1500

  • Holtby Scholarship - $1500

  • Berythe Birse Scholarship - $1000



Section 1: Performer Information
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These scholarships are intended for Manitoba Students. All applicants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status, be a Manitoba resident, have studied for at least three consecutive years or be enrolled in a Manitoba degree program

Section 2: Curriculum Vitae

Upload a current CV, including:

- Education (primary, secondary, post-secondary)
- List of previous music scholarships/awards held.
- Music Examinations achieved – exam, date, grade/percentage
- Description of current academic program and expected outcome (i.e. level/degree and date of completion). If none, please indicate name of the institution last attended.
- A brief statement of your musical goals.

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Section 3: Selections/Criteria
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- List selections in order of performance, time of each in minutes/seconds, and total performance time.
- Provide composer’s complete name with dates.

Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:50 (7:00) -  Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807 (3:30) - Johann S. Bach (1685-1750)
Phobos and Deimos, circling (5:08) - Jocelyn Morlock  (b. 1969)
Total time: 15:38

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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Three sets of original scores must be provided for the adjudicators. Photocopying of copyright music is not allowed unless accompanied by written authorization from the publisher. Legal electronic downloads must be accompanied by a receipt. Selections taken directly from a public domain library (e.g. IMSLP) must indicate the file from which the selection is copied, and must be performed as appears in the edition submitted.

Section 4: Reference Letter

List the name, address and phone number of your present music teacher.

Provide a written letter from the current teacher or head of school of music in which the candidate is enrolled, stating that the candidate meets the music performance criteria.
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This letter must be received before April 6, 2024 to ensure your application is complete.

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A non-refundable fee of $50 must be received by the application date. We accept credit cards, PayPal, bank transfers and offline payments via cheque. When you select "continue" below you will be redirected to our checkout page to choose a method of payment and complete your application.

Thank you!

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