Calgary Centre

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Contemporary Showcase is a non-competitive festival celebrating the music of
contemporary Canadian composers.

Our goal: It is the goal of the Calgary Contemporary Showcase to support and encourage our
local students, teachers, musicians, and composers. If you have any questions or are interested
in learning how you can become involved, please let us know!

Festival Dates: Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21

Festival Location: St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 903-75 Avenue SW

Gala Performance: Friday, November 27, 6:00 & 7:30

Adjudicators: Piano & Composition-Janet Geick; Voice- David Shefsiek; Strings-Peter Visentin

Entry Deadline: Thursday, October 15. Please mail your entry form with a cheque to:

Contemporary Showcase, 37 Hollyburn Rd. SW, Calgary AB T2V 3H2

Syllabus: Please visit for a list of selections as well as festival rules and
guidelines. Any special requests for repertoire not included in the syllabus must be submitted to the Showcase Committee for approval no later than Friday, October 2. A copy of the score and
accompaniment (if applicable) must be included with each request.

Scheduling: The Contemporary Showcase Committee cannot consider special requests for
class scheduling. This includes requests from accompanists as well as performers. Be prepared
to attend at your scheduled class time. Registration fees will not be refunded after October 15.
Teachers will be notified of their students’ schedule a maximum of 4 weeks after the registration deadline. Please do not contact the registrar for your schedule.

Scholarships & Awards: Scholarships are available to performers who are recognized by the
adjudicator. These are made possible by charitable donations and are presented at our Gala
Performance. Performers must meet the requirements for their class (i.e. number of pieces
required, minimum time requirement) in order to be considered for an award. Please refer to the syllabus for specific guidelines.

Volunteers: Contemporary Showcase is a volunteer organization. We rely on your assistance
to make our festival happen! Please include your availability on the entry form for adjudicator
assistant or greeter duties, and invite parents, friends, students, and community members to
become involved. Thank you for your time!

Advertising & Donations: Contemporary Showcase is a non-profit organization. We issue
receipts for charitable donations of $15 or more. Contemporary Showcase also offers an
advertising opportunity in our festival program. Contact the festival coordinator for details, at
403-454-8859 or

We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Contemporary Showcase!