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scholarships & bursaries



2010 Scholarship Applications must be received by Saturday, May 15!



The Frank Simpson Memorial Scholarship

The Frank Simpson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Frank Simpson, the founding Director of CYO. This annual scholarship will be awarded each year to an orchestra member who has been a member of the orchestra for at least two years, is leaving the orchestra, pursuing musical studies and has participated in all aspects of the orchestra. Applications for the scholarship will be available from the Orchestra Manager, in the spring of each year. Donations to this scholarship fund will be gratefully accepted. A tax receipt will be issued.

For application requirements and deadlines, click here.


Past winners of the Frank Simpson Memorial Scholarship:

1999       Andrea Case violoncello

2000 Margaret Carey

viola
2001 Matthew Linton

clarinet
2002 Katie Baker

French horn
2003 Sean Clarke

flute
2004 Arnold Choi
Matthew Lonson

violoncello
violin
2005 Carl Lundgren
Patrick Staples

trombone
double bass
2006 Elizabeth Morrison
Tong Yina

bassoon
violoncello
2007 Douglas Kwon
Robyn Reekie

violin
double bass




John Thompson Scholarship

The John Thompson/Calgary Youth Orchestra Scholarship is awarded annually to any member of the CYO on the basis of financial and/or educational need. The awarding of the scholarship takes into consideration some, but not necessarily all, of the following criteria:

•   dedication to the orchestra

•   financial need

•   playing ability

•   improvement as an orchestral player

For application requirements and deadlines, click here.


Past winners of the John Thompson/Calgary Youth Orchestra Scholarship:

2002       Emlyn Stam viola

2003 Anna Smith

French horn
2004 Karen Kang
Sonia Shklarov

violoncello
violin
2005 Cordelia Paw
Ben Plotnick

violin
viola
2006 Thomas Quail
Willem Stam

viola
violoncello
2007 Trina Chan
Dorian Cox

violin
percussion




Kathleen MacLachlan Scholarship

Kathleen MacLachlan (Kay) was born and raised on a homestead in west central Alberta where she rode her pony for half an hour just to get to her piano lessons. She has derived many hours of enjoyment from listening to her granddaughter’s (Lauren Ridge’s) progress with the violin and through the Mount Royal Conservatory orchestras. It is with pleasure that we honour her and make a small contribution to the tradition of excellence in musicianship in this province.

Any fully paid-up member of the CYO may apply for the Kathleen MacLachlan Scholarship. The awarding of the scholarship takes into consideration some, but not necessarily all, of the following criteria:

•   respect for the conductor and fellow musicians

•   noticeable improvement in musicianship as an orchestra member

•   family financial need

For application requirements and deadlines, click here.


Past winners of the Kathleen MacLachlan Scholarship:

2005       Bianca Courtright
Timothy Steeves

violin
violin
2007 Alison Fogtmann

bassoon




Kenneth A. Morrison Memorial Scholarship

Kenneth A. Morrison passed away suddenly on October 10, 2005. He was a successful consultant in the oil industry and a very active member of the community. Organizations like Quest Theatre, the Ranchmen’s Club, the Officers’ Mess of Lord Strathcona’s Horse, the Bearspaw Golf and Country Club and the Glencoe Club all benefited from Ken’s involvement. Ken’s passion for music and the arts is memorialized by donations made to the Calgary Youth Orchestra, and the CYO Society Board is pleased to offer this scholarship in his name.

Any member of the brass, percussion and woodwind sections of the CYO may apply for the Kenneth A. Morrison Memorial Scholarship.

•   respect for the conductor and fellow musicians

•   dedication to the Orchestra

•   noticeable improvement in musicianship as an orchestra member

•   family financial need


For application requirements and deadlines, click here.


Past winners of the Kenneth A. Morrison Scholarship:

2005       Alison Fogtmann

oboe
2007 Ashley Ko

flute




CYO Society Fees

For application to waive or reduce CYO Society fees, click here.




Frank Simpson Concerto Competition

Each year, the CYO sponsors the Frank Simpson Concerto Competition. This competition requires competitors to perform, from memory, a complete concerto or concerted work. Participation is limited to members of the CYO and all competitors receive some form of financial recognition for their efforts. The competition is held in March or early April and all orchestra members are encouraged to participate.

Winners of the Frank Simpson Concerto Competition:

1979       Wendy Soltice violin

1980 John Pauls

violin
1981 Stephanie Soltice

violin

1982 Kai Gleusteen violin

1983 Rhian Kenny

flute
1984 Dean Marshal

violin

1985 Cathy French

violin

1986 Mary Osoko

violin

1987 Sandra Baron

violin

1988 Helen Kim

violin

1989 Cinnamon Anderson

French horn

1990 Andrea Bray

violin

1991 Scott McCormick

viola

1992 Martha Baldwin

violoncello

1993 Will Fedkenheuer

violin

1994 Jessica Low

violin

1995 Emily Fowler

violin

1996 Hildie Ireland

violin

1997 Colin Maier

oboe

1998 Ni Tao

violoncello

1999 Margaret Carey

viola

2000 Loewi Lin

violoncello

2001 Arnold Choi

violoncello

2002 Shan Shan Yao

violin

2003 Juan Wong

piano

2004 Nadia Sparrow

flute

2005 Karen Kang

violoncello

2006 Tao Yan

violin

2007 Maria van der Sloot

violin





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