2017 Award Winners listed below  

Special 25th Anniversary Commissions Scholarship Class in 2018

There will be a special scholarship class for student “premiere performances” of the 25th Anniversary Commissioned pieces. Click this link for detailed information about the commissioned works.

Other Local Awards for 2018

Bella Music String Award
Alberta Registered Music Teachers Award (chosen from entrants in Joyce Oliver Alberta Composer Classes)
Gramophone Creative Music Award
Robert Rosen Young Composers Award
Violet Archer Recognition Awards
Contemporary Showcase Awards

All awards will be given at the discretion of the clinicians.

National Awards

The Ann Southam Award

The Ann Southam Award is a new performance excellence award that is established in memory of pioneering Canadian composer Ann Southam by the Southam family.

This new national award will recognize an outstanding performance of a work by a Canadian female composer.  Each Contemporary Showcase centre may nominate one performer at the Junior Level (pre-Grade 1  to 8) and Senior Level (Grade 9 and above).

Click here to read more about Ann Southam.

The Mary Gardiner Award of Performance Excellence - ACNMP National Award

maryGardiner-300x225.jpgThis award was established in 2010 to honour Mary Gardiner – an awarded composer, pianist, educator, mentor, great champion of Canadian music and long- serving President of Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects.

Qualifications for this solo performance: The nominee must have participated for three years in the Contemporary Showcase Festival at a high level of performance.

Procedure: Each Contemporary Showcase Centre with a qualifying performer will submit the performance by December 13 of the festival year via a personal youtube video.

Please list the name of the performer, composition and grade in the email and announce this information on the video. The recipient will be announced on the ACNMP website by January 15.

The award will be sent by mail.

Levels: Each Centre may submit a Senior, grade 9 and above, and a Junior, grade 8 and below , candidate.

Mary Hildebrand Memorial Award for Performance Excellence - ACNMP National Award

ACNMP is pleased to announce a new National Award: The Mary Hildebrand Memorial Award for Performance Excellence

Mary Hildebrand was a teacher, composer and dedicated supporter of Contemporary Showcase Mississauga. This award has been established by Mary’s family.

Qualification: Each Contemporary Showcase Centre may submit one senior (grade 9 and up) solo performance on the recommendation of the adjudicator.

Each nominee will submit a performance by December 13 of the festival year via a personal youtube video. The recipient will be announced on the ACNMP website by January 20. The award will be sent by mail.

Amount of Award: $500.00

John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship 
- ACNMP National Award

johnw.pngALLIANCE FOR CANADIAN NEW MUSIC PROJECTS  and Contemporary Showcase are pleased to announce the John Weinzweig Scholarship.

To honour John Weinzweig, “the Dean of Canadian Composers”, ACNMP is pleased to announce a scholarship for the performance of solo works by Weinzweig. The scholarship is funded by “John Weinzweig ONE HUNDRED YEARS 1913-2013”.

The performer must have participated in a Contemporary Showcase and be recommended by the centre coordinator.

Solo performances of any Weinzweig composition on the ACNMP syllabus (www.acnmp.ca) or of a solo work listed on www.johnweinzweig.com. are accepted.

Submissions can be done through a personal youtube video submitted to acnmp@rogers.com by December 13,2014.

There will be a junior (up to grade 8) and a senior scholarship (grades 9 and up).  The two recipients will also receive a Weinzweig Biography.

The submission does not have to be a recording of the Contemporary Showcase performance.

*National Award Winner from Edmonton*


Congratulations to Louisa Lu of Contemporary Showcase Edmonton!

*Scholarships presented in 2017*

Violet Archer Awards - Jr. Piano

Owen Layton
Jocelyn Li
Gwendolyn Nguyen
Tristen Steinke

Contemporary Showcase Edmonton Recognition Awards
Int. Piano - Owen Agular
               - Benedek Gaal
Sr. Piano - Charlie Eaton
Jr. Voice - Lilianne Gervais
Sr. Voice - Molly Danko

Young Composers Program
Sointu Aalto
Lucas Haines
Jonathan Urschel

Chateau Lacombe Awards
Adv. Piano - Louisa Lu
                - Andrea Pedro

Bella Music Awards
Jr. Strings - Allison Wan
Sr. Strings - Sointu Aalto

Gramophone Creative Music Award
Sointu Aalto

National Award Nominees
Mary Hildebrandt Award - Andrea Pedro
Mary Gardiner Sr. Award - Louisa Lu — and national winner!
Mary Gardiner Jr. Award - Hazel Leung