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Please check out our Winners page for a complete list of 2018 scholarship recipients and Provincial Music Festival Merited Participants and Delegates!



All participating students will be awarded a certificate based on the Adjudicator's assessment of their performances. The categories are:

a) Gold (86 % and up – Memorized Performance)

b) Silver (80 – 85%)

c) Bronze (76 – 79%)

d) Participation (under 75%)

e) Marks are not given out at the Festival

f) Certificates will not be publicly awarded but will be included with the adjudication sheet in the returned copy of the student's musical score. Participation certificates will be awarded to students who present a photocopied score to the Adjudicator.

2) The Adjudicators' decisions are final; Adjudicators will not enter into any discussion with teachers, students or parents regarding their decisions.

3) No marks will be publicly recorded or announced.


NOTE: Medals will no longer be awarded for the Howe Sound Music Festival.  Performances at the Highlights Concert will be a celebration of success and not a venue for competition.


NOTES: Scholarships are awarded to students based on their performance in their scheduled classes throughout the festival. Announcements are made at the Highlights Concert. If there are no suitable recipients, the Festival has the right to not award a scholarship.

This list has room to grow!  Anyone wishing to donate funds towards the scholarship program can do so by contacting the Executive Director, Veronica McPhee.  This list will be updated in case of new awards.

Vocal Scholarships:

Colleen Koop & Romelda Schellenberg

$75.00 – Most Promising Vocalist 14 years and under


The Gill Family

$75.00 Most Promising Vocalist 15 – 18 years


Dr. Rua Read

$75.00 Best Solo Performance 13 – 18 years


Veronica McPhee

$75.00 Best Solo Performance 12 and under


Sea to Sky Big Band

$75.00 Best Modern Folk/Pop Performance


Veronica McPhee

Folk Song Award – Book


Sea to Sky Singers

Ensemble Award $100.00


Broadway or Bust Performing Arts, Melissa Braun

Musical Theatre Vocalist $100.00


Squamish Academy of Music, Melissa Braun

Classical Vocalist 7 – 18 years $100.00


Piano Scholarships:

 Hayley Read  - Up With Art

$50.00 Best Performance of a Baroque Composition


Carol Grolman

$75.00 Most Promising Beginner Level Intro to Level Two


Colleen Koop & Romelda Schellenberg

$75.00 Most Promising Intermediate Level Three to Level Five


Julie Murikami

$75.00 Best Performance of a Sonata


The Gill Family

$75.00 Most Promising Piano Student


Dr. Rua Read

$75.00 Most Promising Intermediate/Senior Performance Level Six  – Level Ten


Squamish Academy of Music Faculty

$100.00 Best Solo Performance Beginner to Level Two


Hayley Read – Up With Art

$100.00 Best Solo Performance Level Three to Five


Joanna Schwarz

$100.00 Best Solo Performance Level Six to Ten


Brian Marchant

$100.00 Best Performance of a 20th/21st Century or Romantic Composition


Provincial Scholarships Performer/Delegate  & Merited Performer


$150.00 Provincial Merited Performer Piano or Voice



$200.00 Provincial Delegate / Merited Performer Piano or Voice

$200.00 Provincial Delegate / Merited Performer Piano or Voice


Squamish Integrated Health – Susan Chapelle

$500.00 Provincial Delegate Junior Musical Theatre

$500.00 Provincial Delegate Junior Classical Voice

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