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CS Calgary Flyer 2019

CS Calgary Entry Form 2019


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. We are happy to answer your questions at anytime.

Festival Dates: Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23

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

*Street parking is relaxed on 75th Ave. on the days of the festival. 

Gala Performance: Friday, November 29, 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Adjudicators: Piano & Composition-Lynette Sawatsky; Advanced Piano-Kathleen van Mourik; Voice- John Tessier; Strings-TBA

Entry Deadline: Thursday, October 17. Please submit the ONLINE ENTRY FORM and e-transfer or mail a cheque to:

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

Payment: Please make cheques payable to ”Contemporary Showcase-Calgary”. Or, to pay by e-transfers, send the transfer to Use the password CS2019. In the message section, include the performer’s name and class number.

Syllabus: Please visit for a list of selections as well as festival rules and guidelines. Note that the online piano syllabus has been recently revised. Vocal registrants must use the revised Calgary syllabus only; do not use the online ACNMP version. The most recent vocal syllabus is available from

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 $20 or more. Contemporary Showcase also offers an advertising opportunity in our festival program. Contact the festival coordinator for details, at 403-454-8859 or

**New Classes** 

Canadian Opera Aria (Class 410op): This class is open to performers who want to sing a selection from a Canadian Opera. Register for class 410op; the fee is $45. For repertoire information and approval, please contact Rachel Hop at, no later than Monday, September 30.

Piano Recital Class: Choose any 3 or more works from the syllabus to play as a set. Class 103R=repertoire from classes 100-103; Class 107R=repertoire from classes 104-107; Class 111R=repertoire from 108-111.

Piano/Vocal Collaborative Duo: open to any piece from the voice syllabus where the singer is accompanied by a student. Both performers will receive an adjudication. Use vocal class numbers followed by “P”, i.e. Class 402P 

Special Repertoire Requests: Any special requests for repertoire not included in the syllabus must be submitted to the Showcase Committee for approval no later than Monday September 30. Include a copy of the score and accompaniment (if applicable) with your request. Submit requests by mail or email ( Approval will be communicated with teachers ONLY; parents should not contact the committee regarding repertoire requests.

Scheduling: The Contemporary Showcase Committee cannot consider special requests for class scheduling. Be prepared to attend at your scheduled class time. Registration fees will not be refunded after October 17. Teachers ONLY will be notified of their students’ schedule by early November.

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. In addition, to be eligible for a scholarship performers must not register in a lower class number than in previous years, or remain in the same level class for more than 2 years.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Contemporary Showcase! 


Classes 100 – 103, 103R & 101D – 103D $35
Classes 104 – 107, 107R & 104D – 107D $40
Classes 108 – 111, 111R & 108D – 111D $45
VOICE  Solo/Duets 
For a copy of the most recent vocal syllabus, please email:
Classes 401 – 403 $35
Classes 404 – 406 $40
Classes 407 – 410 $45
Classes 501 – 502 $35
Classes 503 – 504 $40
Classes 505 – 506 $45
Classes 1000 and 1001 $35
Classes 1002 and 1002Adult $40
Classes 1003 and 1003Adult $45
Class 3000 $35
A copy of the score must accompany the registration form.
One selection  $30
Students may enter one piece for any instrument at any level composed by an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre who resides in Alberta. Each piece should be no longer than ten minutes.