SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Revised Forms for the 2020 Music Festival can be found below

Revised 2020 CRMF Concert Band Scholarship Form.pdf

2020 Concert Band Scholarship Application Form

Revised 2020 CRMF Jazz Band Scholarship Form.pdf

2020 Jazz Band Scholarship Application Form

CONCERT BAND & JAZZ

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

REVISED INFORMATION 2020

Capital Region Music Fest (CRMF) is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for the 2020 Festival.

Recipients of the CONCERT BAND AND JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS will be chosen based on a live audition at Sir Wilfrid Laurier SS, 1515 Tenth Line Rd in Orleans.

    • Concert Band auditions: Monday March 9 between 4:00 and 9pm
    • Jazz Band auditions: Tuesday March 10 between 4:00 and 9pm

Regardless of the scholarship or award being applied for, students must fill out and submit an application form no later than Monday February 24, 2020. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


CONCERT BAND AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Your school band/ensemble must have been originally registered to play at CRMF 2020 in order to be eligible to apply.

Grade 6 to 10

    • Please prepare 2 selections of contrasting tempo, time and key signatures, articulation and style. Audition length is 10 minutes max.
    • Provide 3 copies of the music. Photocopies will be accepted.

Grade 11 and 12

    • Please prepare 3 selections or 1 continuous composition which features a variety of tempos, time and key signatures, articulations and style. Audition length is 15 minutes max.
    • Provide 3 copies of the music. Photocopies will be accepted.

The candidate has the option of unaccompanied or piano accompanied auditions, but is responsible for providing his/her own accompanist. An electric piano will be provided as well as a bass amp. Recorded accompaniment is also acceptable.

CONCERT BAND SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

    • Sundance Photo Junior Award: $250 Grade 6
    • Musicare Intermediate Award: $200 Grade 7 or 8
    • Long and McQuade Intermediate Award: $250 gift card Grade 9 or 10
    • Long and McQuade Senior Award: $500 gift card Grade 11 or 12
    • Dovercourt Band Camp Scholarship (x2) Grade 6 to 8

The recipients of these full scholarships, valued at approx $250, will attend Dovercourt Band Camp in Ottawa July 2020. Daily transportation to and from the camp is not included.

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

    • Ottawa Saxophone Camp Grade 8 saxophone player

The recipient of this full scholarship, valued at approx $475, will attend a 5 day camp early July 2020. Daily transportation to and from the camp is not included.

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

JAZZ AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Your school band/ensemble must have been originally registered to play at CRMF 2020 in order to be eligible to apply.

    • Please prepare 2 selections of contrasting styles (ballad, swing, latin, blues etc), tempo and key. You are required to improvise a 12 or 24 bar solo for each tune
    • Recorded accompaniment (such as Abersol) or live accompaniment (piano only) are recommended. An electric piano will be available.
    • Audition length is 15 minutes max (set-up included)
    • Provide 3 copies of the arrangement or lead sheet. Photocopies will be accepted.

JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

    • 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. Proof of acceptance is required in order to receive the scholarship.

    • MUSICARE JAZZ AWARD - $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 SCHOLARSHIP - $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 CAMP SCHOLARSHIP Grade 9 to 12 rhythm section player of exceptional talent

The recipient of this scholarship, valued at approximately $800.00, will have the opportunity to attend JazzWorks' 2020 held at CAMMAC Music Centre (near Harrington, Quebec) from August 20 - 23, 2020. The 3 day 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 9-12 rhythm section players of exceptional talent. For more info visit: www.jazzworksworkscanada.com


    • UNIVERSITY OF CARLETON JAZZ CAMP SCHOLARSHIP 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 the last week of July 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 the scholarship.


    • INTERPROVINCIAL MUSIC CAMP SCHOLARSHIP Grade 6 to 9

The recipient of this half scholarship, valued at $438.00 will attend the Jazz program at IMC, August 23 to 28, 2020. Balance of tuition fee is required at registration. The camp is located in McKellar ON, near Parry Sound. Transportation to the camp is not included.

For more info, visit: www.campimc.ca