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LAST YEAR'S CONCERT BAND & JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS
INFO SHEET 2019
The Capital Region Music Fest (CRMF) is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for the 2019 Festival.
Recipients of the CONCERT BAND SCHOLARSHIPS will be chosen based on a live audition to be held between 4:30 and 10pm on Monday February 11 2019 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 Tuesday Feb 12, 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 6, 2019. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Questions may be directed to Alexandra Guerin firstname.lastname@example.org
Send form(s) to: Attention CRMF Scholarships email@example.com
Candidates must be registered in a performing ensemble and must perform at the CRMF in February/March 2019 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 GIFT CARD- $500 Must be registered in grade 11 or 12
INTERPROVINCIAL MUSIC CAMPS SCHOLARSHIP (x2) Must be registered in grade 6 to 10 for Sept. 2019
The recipients of two half scholarships, valued at $500.00 each, will attend the Band and Orchestra program at IMC, August 24th to September 1st 2019 . 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 $250, will attend Dovercourt Band Camp in Ottawa July 2019. Daily transportation to and from the camp is not included. For more info, visit: http://www.dovercourt.org/c_summer.html
OTTAWA SAXAPHONE CAMP Must be registered in Grade 8
The recipient of this full scholarship, valued at approx $475, will attend a 5 day camp July 8 - 12, 2019. Daily transportation to and from the camp is not included. For more info, visit: http://www.alcornmusicstudios.com/ottawa-saxophone-camp/
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 perform.
VERNON ISAAC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500 Grade 12 saxophone 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 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' 2019 3-Day Jazz Workshop held at CAMMAC Music Centre (near Harrington, Quebec) from August 15 - 18, 2019. 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. The scholarship is open to Grade 11-12 rhythm section players of exceptional talent. For more info visit: www.jazzworksworkscanada.com
UNIVERSITY OF CARLETON 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 July 29 - Aug 2, 2019 in Ottawa. For more info, visit: http://www.cujazzcamp.ca
CARMELO 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 Carmelo 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 Sept 2019
The recipients of this half scholarship, valued at $438.00 will attend the Jazz program at IMC, August 18th to 23rd 2019. Balance of tuition fee is required at registration.
For more info, visit: www.campimc.ca
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.