2020 National Award Winners

Sointu Aalto – Louise MacPherson Memorial Award in composition
Sointu Aalto – Mary Gardiner Award of Performance Excellence – Senior Award
Noah Mok – John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship – Junior Award
Yue-Xing Vincent Zhang – Ann Southam National Award – Junior Award
Winners’ videos are posted at http://acnmp.ca


Showcase Festival

A non-competitive festival of music of Canadian Composers for all ages, levels and disciplines.

November 19-21, 2021

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton
(corner of 84 Ave & 101 St)

Registration Deadline
October 22, 2021

Gala concert:
Friday, November 26, 2021
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Featured Composers:

Linda Niamath – music
Violet Archer – music
John Weinzweig – music


Senior/Int Piano – Joachim Segger
Junior/Int Piano – Laurel Teichroeb
Beginner Piano – Vicki Martin
Strings – Aaron Au
Winds – Elizabeth Faulkner
Voice – Jodi Penner
Creative Music – Emilie LeBel

Young Composers
Program 2021

Students ages 12 and up are mentored through the process of writing a composition. One group lecture and work session is followed by 3 half hour lessons with a composer. Students are encouraged to attend other students’ lessons.

October 3, 17, 24, 31

Allard Hall, MacEwan University
Centre for Performing Arts and Culture
11110 – 104 Ave

Registration Deadline
September 24, 2021

Final concert
Within Contemporary Showcase Festival, Nov. 19-21.


Senior – Diana Tayler 
Junior – Mari Alice Conrad

Festival News for 2021

Contemporary Showcase Edmonton commissions new pieces:

Elementary Flute – Allan Gilliland
Elementary Voice – Jodi Penner
Click here for details.

Special project in memory of Erin Bai (1999-2020)

The Alberta Registered Teachers Association (ARMTA), Edmonton Branch, has commissioned a new work for piano in memory of Erin Bai, daughter of Leslie Bai who is a very dedicated volunteer with both ARMTA and Contemporary Showcase Edmonton.  

  • Students wishing to perform this piece at the 2021 Contemporary Showcase Festival may enter it in either Class 105 or 106.
  • Students may play it by itself or along with another selection.
  • ARMTA Edmonton Branch will be providing a $100 scholarship from donations received in Erin’s memory for the best performance of this new work.

RemembERINg written by Lynette Sawatsky
Listen to a recording here.
Purchase music here.


Donations are gratefully accepted to help run our programs. Your donation can help us keep registration fees low while helping to bring in highly qualified and experienced clinicians and composers. Donations also help to create scholarships for students receiving recognition awards. 

Donations can be 
– an ongoing monetary donation of any amount
– a one-time donation of any amount
– class sponsorship – $50
– Bottle Drive Fundraiser
– advertising in our program 
Click here for sizes and rates.

Donations should be sent to
Treasurer, 10331  137 Street,
Edmonton, AB, T5N 2H2

E-transfer donations to:

Please specify which of the above options you’re donating.

Thank you for your support!


Volunteers are always needed to help run our festival, mostly as secretaries and hall monitors. If you would consider assisting Contemporary Showcase Edmonton, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@csedmonton.com.

Teachers are encouraged to each sign up for 1 volunteer shift to help make the festival possible.  This could include being a secretary during their students’ performances with the understanding they will not indicate to the clinician any connection with the student. We thank you in advance for your assistance!!


Membership in our non-profit society is open and free to anyone age 18 or over. If you would like to be included on our membership list, please forward your contact information to
Sylvia Taylor at ivory88@interbaun.com.

Members receive occasional information and special news about our organization throughout the year.

sPecial 25th Anniversary Commissions
Student Premieres 2018