Kiwanis Music Festival Trophy & Scholarship Winners

All Scholarships documentation is available for pick up during the Donor Appreciation Reception (drop-in 6:00 – 7:00 pm) before the Highlights Concert, which is normally held at the end of the Festival. This year’s Concert will take place at Algonquin Commons Theatre, Thursday May 23rd.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, the show starts at 7:30 pm.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets are $30/adult, $10/student, Free for children 12 and under.  If you are a scholarship winner, please contact the office (, 613-226-7572) to arrange your ticket.

If you won a Trophy during the Festival and did not receive it at the time of your class, it can be picked up at the Festival Office (call 613-818-4664).

Senior Scholarships

Senior Scholarships are considered by special application only, by a special Senior Scholarship Committee comprised of professional musicians.  These are major Scholarships designed to assist the best of our festival performers as they work toward careers in music.

Click here to download the Senior Scholarship Application and Information Form.  The deadline for receiving fully completed applications is February 15 each year.  Applications received by the Festival office after that time will not be accepted.

2021 Senior ScholarshipsWinnerAmount
Marion Hewitt Memorial ScholarshipSpencer Klymyshyn$2,000
Bill and June JoeThalia Navas$1,500
Sid Holmes Memorial ScholarshipNoah Hawryluck$750
Ottawa Music Club Senior ScholarshipJustin Saulnier$850
Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, Harry Brown Senior ScholarshipCharlotte Van Barr$750
Ottawa Chamberfest, Jacob Siskind ScholarshipEric Prodger
Samantha Robinson
Ottawa Pianos/Yamaha Senior ScholarshipAnne Zeng$750
Friends of the NAC Orchestra Senior ScholarshipEric Prodger$1,000
James Puskas Senior Scholarship for CompositionHaotian Yu$1,000

2019 Special TrophiesDescriptionWinner
Ottawa Youth Orchestra TrophyBest Musicianship in BrassNoah Hawryluck
Cammie Howard Memorial TrophyBest Musicianship in ClarinetChris McMinn
Leading Note TrophyMost Promising Flute PlayerXudong Zheng
Marion Dempsey Memorial TrophyBest Musicianship in HarpAlicia Miguelez
Nettleton TrophyBest Musicianship in Intermediate Piano - 17/under to Open ClassesEmily Hou
Phyllis M. Osler TrophyBest Musicianship in Intermediate Piano - 13/under to 16/underAlice Yang
James P. Kenney TrophyBest Musicianship in Junior Piano - ages 7 to 12Spencer Song
ORMTA Flora Matheson Goulden TrophyBest Musicianship in Senior StringsMaria Krstic
Sziladi Family TrophyMost promising in Intermediate Strings (Violin or Viola)Grace van der Sloot
Pawel Szymczcyk-Marjanovic TrophyThe Student with the highest mark in all cello classesSophie van der Sloot Musicianship in Senior and Open VoiceLeandra Dahm
Evelyn Greenberg TrophyBest Musicianship in Junior and Intermediate VoiceAsia Csabi
Lynn Anne Milsom Memorial TrophyBest Musicianship in WindsAlan Moen
Orpheus Society TrophyMusical Theatre - Most PromisingSkye MacDiarmid
CBC Music in Schools TrophyWinner of the CBC Music in Schools Invitational Competitionevent not held in 2019
Best Musicianship in Senior/Open PianoEmily Hou

To see the Performance Trophies awarded throughout the Festival – click here

To see the Performance Scholarships – click here