Carter Johnson, piano - Marie Civatarese, soprano - Photo by Diamond’s Edge Photography

Carter Johnson, piano - Marie Civatarese, soprano - Photo by Diamond’s Edge Photography

ART SONG COMPETITION open for applications NOW - deadline March 20 at 12 noon

Competition date: SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019

Art Song Competition - full day of live competition, open to the public

PLEASE REVIEW RULES AND CLICK ON APPLICATION FORM BELOW

2019 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FOR VOICE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Ten amazing singers competed at the Unitarian Church - open to the public, by donation

Doors opened at 11:45AM - competition from noon to 4:00 - winners announced at 4:30PM


Congratulations to the winners:

First Place: Simran Claire

Second Place: Elaina Moreau

Third Place: Jillian Clow

Honorable Mentions: Nadine Cornelius and Thomas Lamont

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Please note: our Bursary Competition has been postponed until next season…


2018 Competition Winners


SCHOLARSHIP

First Place: Jack Li, clarinet

Third Place: Alexa Reimer, harp

Honourable Mention: Honoka Shoji, harp & Robert Choi, cello

BURSARY

First Place & Pat Hoebig Memorial Bursary Award: Carter Johnson, piano

Second Place: Andrea Wyllie, soprano

Third Place: Jody Lear, mezzo-soprano

Honourable Mention: Alison Kim, violin & Shang Ko Chan, violin

A heartfelt thanks to our adjudicators

ART SONG

First Place: Carter Johnson, piano & Maria Civitarese, soprano

Second Place: Emily Logan, piano & Yeeun Lee, mezzo-soprano

Third Place: Maria Hwa Yeong Jung, piano & Lyndon Ladeur, tenor

Honourable Mention: Christopher Knopp, piano & Thomas Lamont, tenor
Christopher Morano, piano & Sarah Templeton, soprano


2019 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Adjudicators

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Gerald van Wyck

In his work with singers of all ages, Gerald van Wyck nurtures artistic growth. His innate musical talent, versatility and tireless energy are shared at Vancouver Community College, where he lectures in Music History, teaches Choral and Orchestral Conducting, and works with Voices+, as well as at West Vancouver United Church where he has been Minister of Music for 31 years.

He is also the founder of the Pacific Spirit family of choirs on the North Shore. For over 13 years Gerald was Music Director of the British Columbia Boys Choir, with whom he toured and recorded extensively. Recently he has served as Assistant Conductor to Lion’s Gate Sinfonia Orchestra, and the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, and for five years was conductor for the Vancouver Island Opera Association.

Gerald is thrilled at the opportunity to support singers at the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society scholarship competition.

Edette Gagné

Professional freelance conductor and imminent voice coach, Edette strives to bring out the best in every singer with whom she works. From her youngest singers in Kids Sing Chorus, to the talented young men of the British Columbia Boys Choir and the vast array of singers in Vivaldi Chamber Choir - Edette makes the most of every voice’s unique character.

Edette is also sought after as an orchestral and operatic conductor. During her career, she has worked with hundreds of singers on the stage and auditioned hundreds more. For nine years, she was the Artistic Director of the Coast Symphony Orchestra and is music directing her sixth production with the North Shore Light Opera Society this season.

Edette is excited to be part of the adjudicating team for the 2019 VWMS Scholarship Competition for Voice.

www.edette.com


2018 Art Song Competition Adjudicators

Tyler Duncan, Baritone & Erika Switzer, Piano

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