Scholarships - Will be updated shortly!!


CONCERT BAND & JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS

INFO SHEET 2018


The Capital Region Music Fest (CRMF) is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for the 2018 Festival.


Recipients of  the CONCERT BAND SCHOLARSHIPS will be chosen based on a live audition  to be held between 4:30 and  10pm on Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Earl Of March SS,  # 4 The Parkway in Kanata. Concert Band scholarships will be awarded at the time of the recipient’s performance with his/her ensemble during the Festival. In case of a snow day, auditions will take place on Thursday Feb 15, same time, same place.


Recipients of the JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS will be chosen by the adjudicators when the student performs with his or her ensemble at the Festival. Jazz Scholarships will be announced at the end of the Jazz Festival weekend.


Regardless of the scholarship being applied for, students must submit an application form to the Scholarship Committee to be considered for any scholarship. The form must be received on or before Wednesday February 7, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Questions may be directed to Gerard Loehr crmfscholarships@gmail.com


Send form(s) to: Attention CRMF Scholarships   crmfscholarships@gmail.com

GENERAL INFORMATION


Candidates must be registered in a performing ensemble and must perform at the CRMF in February/March 2018 on the same instrument for which the application is being made. The candidate must also obtain the signature of his/her ensemble director as an endorsement of the application.



CONCERT BAND SCHOLARSHIPS


The candidate will prepare a minimum of two contrasting selections or one continuous selection, which includes two styles. The candidate has the option of unaccompanied or piano accompanied auditions, but is responsible for providing his/her own accompanist.  A piano will be provided as well as a guitar or bass amp. Taped accompaniment is also acceptable.  Please provide two copies of the music being performed at the time of the audition (photocopies will be accepted).


Sundance Photo Junior Scholarship - $250 Must be registered in grade 6, 7 or 8


Long and McQuade Intermediate gift card -  $250   Must be registered in grade 9 or 10


Long and McQuade Senior Scholarship -  $500 Must be registered in grade 11 or 12

Interprovincial Music Camp Scholarships (x2)      Must be  registered in grade 7 to 10 for September 2018.

The recipients of two half scholarships, valued at $500.00 each, will attend the Band and Orchestra program at IMC, August 25th to September 2nd 2018. Balance of tuition fee is required at registration.

For more info, visit: www.campimc.ca


Dovercourt Band Camp Scholarship (x2)                                              Must be registered in Grade 6 to 8

The recipients of these full scholarships, valued at approx $230,  will attend Dovercourt  Band Camp in Ottawa  

July 2018. Daily  transportation to and from the camp is not included.

For more info, visit:   http://www.dovercourt.org/c_summer.html  

 

Ottawa Saxophone Camp     Must be registered in Grade 8

The recipient of this full scholarship, valued at approx $450, will attend a 5 day camp July 2 - 6, 2018.  Daily   transportation to and from the camp is not included.

For more info, visit: http://www.alcornmusicstudios.com/ottawa-saxophone-camp/

                     


JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS

Festival adjudicators must be informed of the application of a nominee prior to the applicant’s ensemble(s) performance(s), see application form for further details. The Ensemble Director is asked to feature the applicant to allow maximum exposure for the Adjudicators to listen to the applicant.


 . VERNON ISAAC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -  $500 Grade 12 saxophone player

The Friends of Vernon Isaac Society and Mike’s Music are pleased to award a $500 scholarship to a student who has demonstrated exemplary skills and a desire to pursue music with a concentration on saxophone.  The student must be currently enrolled in his/her final year of high school and applying to continue musical studies at an accredited Canadian university/college with a concentration on saxophone. Proof of acceptance is required in order to receive scholarship.

 

MUSICARE JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP- $250 Grade 6 - 12 Brass player

The recipient of this scholarship is a trumpet or trombone player who demonstrates superior jazz improvisational skills for his/her grade level.


MICHAEL SCORAH MEMORIAL    - $250                                                    Grade 7  to 11 saxophone player

This is a scholarship sponsored by the American Federation of Musicians (local 180)  introduced in memory of Ottawa saxophonist Michael Scorah, a former Central Band and RCMP Band member and Ottawa musician.


JAZZWORKS  SCHOLARSHIP                  Grade 11 or 12  rhythm section player

The recipient of this scholarship, valued at approximately $800.00, will have the opportunity to attend JazzWorks' 2018 3-Day Jazz Workshop (Jazz Camp) held at CAMMAC Music Centre (near Harrington, Quebec) from August 16 - 19, 2018. Our Jazz Camp is an opportunity for adult jazz musicians and advanced high school music students to work with world-class performers and jazz educators, and is unique in the Ottawa area. The program includes master classes, small group combo rehearsals, improvisation, Jazz history,  optional arranging and composition, and jam sessions. This will be our 25th Annual Jazz Camp. The scholarship is open to Grade 11-12 rhythm section players of exceptional talent. For more info visit:  www.jazzworksworkscanada.com



        CARLETON UNIVERSITY JAZZ CAMP              Grade 7 or 8 trombone or bass player

The recipient of this full scholarship will attend the Carleton University Jazz Camp valued at $600. Camp takes place in August in Ottawa. For more info, visit:  http://www.cujazzcamp.ca


CARM SCAFFIDI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -  $500 Grade 12 trumpet player

Mike’s Music is pleased to award a $500 scholarship to a student who has demonstrated exemplary skills and a desire to pursue music with a concentration on trumpet.  This scholarship is in memory of the late Carm Scaffidi, owner of Mike`s Music, alumni of the RCMP Band, Ottawa musician and the Senators Hockey theme trumpeter. Applicants must be currently enrolled in their final year of high school and applying to continue musical studies at an accredited Canadian university/college with a concentration on trumpet. Proof of acceptance is required in order to receive scholarship.


Interprovincial Music Camp scholarship                        Must be  registered in grade 7 to 10 for September 2018.

The recipients of this half scholarship, valued at $438.00 will attend the Jazz program at IMC, August 19th to 24th, 2018. Balance of tuition fee is required at registration.


For more info, visit:
www.campimc.ca


 New 2017 Scholarship
The Carmelo Scaffidi Memorial Scholarship
Presented by Mike's Music

About Carmelo Scaffidi:
Born in Ottawa, Carmelo emerged quickly as leader in the local musical
community. With the RCMP Concert Band, from 1989 until its final
performance in 1993, Carmelo was the lead trumpet player. He continued his trumpet studies with Lew Soloff (Blood Sweat and Tears) and Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony). Most recently, he performed with Tito Jackson, The Funk Brothers, The Four Tops, Thelma Houston, The Former Ladies of The Supremes and other great artists like Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, and Melissa Manchester. He is remembered locally and internationally for his
extraordinary musicianship, and can still be heard at every Ottawa Senators
home game as the players rush on to the ice to the iconic sound of his
trumpet.