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Scholarship Winners 2017

The Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival is proud to announce the winners of our Festival’s scholarships for 2017, as chosen by this year’s distinguished adjudicators.  THIS SITE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED. NOT ALL 2017 WINNERS ARE POSTED.

We are indebted to many generous Donors whose continuing support allows us to reward the excellence exhibited by the participating groups and individuals.

The Speech Studio (on behalf of the parents and students, IBI Group, Gerry and Jean Staring, Ed MacMillian, Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton, Kiwanis Downtown Club, Kiwanis Club Oil Capital, EKMF, Winston and Pearline Edwards, Farmer Foundation, Alan and Alice Bell Foundation, Eleanor Young, Heather Bedford-Clooney, Claire Erlam, Ann Nichols, Pattison Broadcasting Group, Ranald and Vera Shean Foundation, ECF, Anne Burrows Foundation, Lesaunier Fund, Richard Cook, Alberta Ukrainian Commemorative Society, Brenda Thiru-Chelvam, Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra, Family of John Perepeletza, Horns A 'Plenty-Mary Fearon, NATS, Dr. Raiyan Chowdhury, Vic and Mairead Lavigne, Friends of Jean Woodrow, Norm Lawrence, Evelyn Awid-Caskey, Lyle Ward, Pat Larsen, Esther Ondrack, Dilys Bourret, ECSD, E.B. Ted Allan, Dr. Frederick Li, Sandi Darrell, Hydrogeological Consultants Ltd., Women's Canadian Club of Edmonton, ARMTA,Canadian Western Bank, Mary Masson, RBC, Allard Foundation, Neil and Lucille Longson, Gay Hagn-Schmaus, Marc and Anne Page, St. David's Welsh Society, Mark Hemmes, Rhonda Anderson, Robert Tegler Trust, Kiwanis Club of Sherwood Park, Edmonton Community Foundation, Chateau Lacombe Hotel.

Scholarship Categories



Special Scholarships

Paul Bourret 100th Anniversary Scholarship - $650.00

Presenter: Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival

Recipient-Dacia Gramlick

Cora Molstad Scholarship - $300

Presenter: EKMF

Recipient- Gabrielle Despres.

Ranald and Vera Shean Sonata Scholarship - $750.00
Presenter:Shean Trust

Recipient- Gabrielle Despres, Theodore Chow

Vera Shean 100th Anniversary Scholarship- $550.00

Presenter- EKMF

Recipient- Louisa Lu


Dr. Anne Burrows Foundation Memorial Schubert Scholarship - $500
Presenter: The Anne Burrows Foundation
Recipient-Bo-rum Hammond

Pattison Broadcasting Scholarship- $500.00

Presenter- Pattison Broadcasting

Recipient- Gabrielle Despres


Pamela Farmer Piano Scholarship - $200
Presenter: Pamela Farmer
Recipient- Emma Shen

Lesaunier Piano Scholarship Class - $300
Presenter: Lesaunier Trust
Recipient: Not Awarded

Harry Farmer Piano Scholarship - $300
Presenter: Pamela Farmer
Recipient: Grace Ren

Vera Shean Memorial Piano Scholarship - $300
Presenters EKMF
Recipient: Louisa Lu

Marek Jablonski Endowment Piano Scholarship - $200
Presenter: EKMF
Recipient: Katianne Bargen

Richard Cook Chopin Piano Scholarship- $200.00

Presenter- Richard Cook
Recipient- Hedy Zhou

Alberta Ukrainian Commemorative Society Piano Scholarship - $200
Presenter: Alberta Ukrainian Commemorative Society
Recipient: Emma Shen

Dorothy Buckley Piano Scholarship - $200
Presenter: Dorothy Buckley
Recipient: Jessica Qianhui Ma

Nadine Thiru-Chevam Scholarship- $200.00

Presenter- Brenda Thiru-Chelvam

Recipient- Evan Yin

Heights Residential Scholarship- $500.00-1st; 300.00-2nd;200.00- 3rd.

Presenter- Elana Porter, Clinton Carew

Recipient- 1st-Max Fingerote, 2nd-Calista Kuntz, 3rd-Alexandra Kawa

Pamela Farmer Art Song Scholarship-$300.00

Presenter- Pamela Farmer

Recipient- Glynnis McCrostie

Edmonton Philharmonic Scholarship Piano/Strings-$500.00

Presenter- Edmonton Philharmonic Orcherstra

Recipient- Jessica Qianhui Ma

John Perepeletza Fiddle/Violin Scholarship-$150

Presenter- Family of John Perepeletza

Recipient- Elina Ma

Ronald J. Schafer Guitar Scholarship - $300
Presenter: Phyllis Schafer
Recipient-Mark Nie

Michael (Mickey) Awid Memorial Voice Scholarship - $200

Presenter- Mrs. Awid- Caskey

Recipient: Daniel Bittman

Winspear Foundation Vocal Scholarship - $300
Presenter: The Edmonton Community Foundation
Recipient: Heeyun Park

Bedford Vocal Scholarship - $300
Presenter: Heather Bedford-Clooney
Recipient: Heeyun Park

Cora Molstad Vocal Scholarship - $100
Presenters: EKMF
Recipient: not awarded

North Central Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Scholarship - $200
Presenter: National Association of Teachers of Singing
Recipient: Kenda McDermott

Edmonton Kiwanis Club Musical Theatre Scholarship Class
1st Place: $1000, 2nd Place: $500, 3rd Place: $300
Presenter: Edmonton Downtown Kiwanis Club
Recipients: 1st Place: Kelsey Visscher, 2nd Place: Josh Travnik 3rd Place: Erin Pettifor

Cora Molstad Musical Theatre Scholarship - $300
Presenter: Edmonton Kiwanis Downtown Club
Recipient: Tammy Ng

Sandra Leah-Page Memorial Scholarship- $200.00

Presenter- Marc and Anne Page

Recipient- Manuela Aguerreverel

Denise Lavigne Musical Theatre Scholarship - $300
Presenters: Denise Lavigne
Recipient: Emily Brinco

E.B. “Mac” McKitrick Memorial Speech Scholarship
1st Place: $300, 2nd Place: $200
Presenter: Kiwanis Club of Edmonton, Oil Capital
Recipients: 1st Place: Caitlyn Shum 2nd Place: Amin Siddiqui

Kiwanis Oil Capital Speech Scholarship
1st Place: $200, 2nd Place: $100
Presenter: Kiwanis Oil Capital Club
Recipients: 1st Place: Alexandra Jewitt, 2nd Place: Aliysha Ahmed

Mike Yakububiec Band Scholarship-$200

Presenter- Claire Erlam

Recipient- St. Mary Wind Ensemble

Pamela Farmer Woodwind Scholarship - $300.00
Presenter: Pamela Farmer
Recipient: Adrianna Jankovic

Kevin P. Smith Memorial Scholarship in Brass- $350

Presenter- Friends of Kevin Smith

Recipient- Jenna Whitby

AB ENT- Dr. Chowdhury Voice Clinic Award- Musical Theatre-

Presenter- Dr. Raiyan Chowdhury

Recipients- 1st- Hillary Warden  2nd-Aran Wilson-McAnally 3rd- Jaclyn Kucey

Edna Nichols Memorial Scholarship- 500.00

Presenter- Ann Nichols and Family

Recipient- Katianne Bargen

Jean Woodrow Memorial Scholarship- 500.00

Presenter- Friends of Jean Woodrow

Recipient- Young Columbian Choir



The following people were general  scholarship winners in the 2017 Music Festival.  Congratulations to each of you.

 Band and Brass Scholarships:

BAND- St. Mary Wind Ensemble, Ottewell Grade 8 Band, Grandview Heights Gr. 7 Band, Avalon Junior High Gr. 9 Ban.

BRASS- Olivia Imbrogno, Fionna McCrostie, Hornw O' Plenty.



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World Music Scholarships

None awarded this year.


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Choir Scholarships

Kokopelli, St. Alphonsus Gr. 4-6 Choir, Cantilon Junior Chamber Choir, Monsignor Fee Otterson School, Young Columbian Choir, Archbishop MacDonald School Choir.


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Creative Music Scholarships

Katie Forbes


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Digital Piano Scholarships- none this year



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Group Piano Scholarships-none this year.



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Guitar Scholarships

Evan Komm, Lauren Ybema, The Walton Family, Lincoln Ohuchi, Olivia Tait, Logan Schaloske.



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Handbell Scholarships

No Handbells in 2016.


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Harp Scholarships

Christina Kant, Am Emmanuelle Jutras, Sioban McKenzie Uhuad.

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Musical Theatre Scholarships

Virginia Briggs, Morgan Peters, Daphane Charrois, Lilliane Gervais, Elise leske, Daniel Gosse, Will Gosse, Akhemeyoo Ojisua, Young Columbian Choir, Kelsey Visscher, Manuela Aguerrevere, Dacia Gramlick, Megan Drever, Jane Leske, Emmalea Martin, Sandra Croll.

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Orchestra Scholarships

Msgn. William Irwin Gr. 6B Orchestra, Largesse Music Duet, ESPA Singing Strings.


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Orff Scholarships

No Orff this year.

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Piano Plan I Scholarships

Howard Yan, Esther Zhang, Aaron Zhu, Andrew Zhu, Catherine Zhang, Arthur Zhang, Emma Shen, Susanna Liu, William Jin, Jacqueline Guo, Jordanne Ho, Emma Mo, Kiana Zhu, Evan Yin,ellie Morison, Joanna Hao, Jessica Quianhui Ma, Katie Forbes, Sylvana Au Yang, Julia Chau, Darius Khani An Jani, Andrea Young, Casey Wong.




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Piano Plan II Scholarships

Michelle Deng, Catherine Mao, Allen Yeung, Ardelle Tian, Stephano Orsini, Mihn Poon, Amy LaMer, Elijah Nie, Fremonte Ji, Samantha Macciotta, Chelsae Leung, Andrew Gu,Samuel Hoekman, Isabella Samaroden, Catherine Ma, David Doel, Jessie Liu, Yarema Eliyaskevsky, Xu Hong Chen, Ben Veenstra, Hilton Truong, Aiden Markland, Anthony Tian, Calvin Zhan, Chezhuahong Qian.



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Speech Scholarships

Sherry Lee, Noverah Feroz,Georgia Snethum, James Jewitt, Anna Wang, Ayisha Mitha, Hannah Fong, Felicia Yuen, Bryan Fong, Umer Shahzad Zia, Manyam Khan, Selyna Shum, Minh Nguyen, Haque Boys, Faris Ahoa Anwar, Ambe Sekhon.


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Jonah Hanson, Anthony Yue, Daniel Unsworth, Jennifer Wang, Sonya Shin, Jasper Ng, Maya Budzinski,Ava Chai, Jessica Zhuang, Jordanne Ho, Jack Forestier, Ehrentraud Moser, Elina Ma, Elizabeth Thomas, Jessica Quianhui Ma.


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Vocal Scholarships

Brenda Thiru-Chelvam, Sebastienne Critchley, Glynnis McCrostie, Dacia Gramlick, Gillian Clark, Virginia Briggs, Emily Brinco, Bill Baynes.


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Woodwind Scholarships

 Taikwan Yoon, Dayna Lueck, Cathie Ji, Emily Luo, Megumi Varghesi, Kirsten Lietz, Dayanna Pinsent,, Adriana Jankovic

Chet Waltz.