Calgary Centre

CS Calgary Flyer & Fees 2020


CContemporary 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 any time (

Festival Dates: Wednesday, November 18 (video submission deadline) and Tuesday, November 24 (videos and feedback viewable).

Festival Location: Flipgrid, asynchronous online platform (see instructions below).

Gala Performance: Students will receive a video compilation of performances selected by the adjudicators after the festival.

Adjudicators: Piano – Christopher Hahn; Strings – Jasper Wood; Guitar – Brett Gunther; Voice – Marianne Bindig; Composition – Derek Stoll

Entry Deadline: Friday, October 16. Please submit the ONLINE ENTRY FROM and e-transfer or mail a cheque to:

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

Video Submission Deadline: Student videos must be uploaded to Flipgrid no later than 11:59pm on November 18. Late submissions will receive no adjudication.

*NEW for 2020: registrants must include a scanned copy of their musical score for the adjudicators with their video submission on Flipgrid. Please ensure that each piece submitted is scanned into a single file; DO NOT send multiple files of single pages. Copies are for the purpose of adjudication only and will be deleted upon completion of the festival.

Payment: Please make cheques payable to “Contemporary Showcase-Calgary”. Or, to pay by e- transfers, send the transfer to Please ensure the email used for the transfer is correct as the fee will be automatically deposited. In the message section, include the performer’s name and class number. Entry fees must be received no later than 11:59pm on October 16. Late entry fees will not be accepted and any videos will be removed without adjudication.

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 indicate if you are able to help with this year’s Showcase. Thank you for your time!

Advertising & Donations: Contemporary Showcase is a non-profit organization. We issue receipts for charitable donations of $20 or more (Charitable No. 118782754RR0001). Contemporary Showcase also offers an advertising opportunity in our festival program. Contact the festival coordinator for details, at

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 Wednesday, 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.

Scholarships & Awards: Scholarships are available to performers who are recognized by the adjudicator. These are made possible by charitable donations and will be mailed to students. 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.

University Students: Former Calgary students now studying at a post-secondary level outside of Calgary are welcome to participate in this year’s festival, along with all Calgary-based post-secondary students.

**Flipgrid Instructions**

1.) Between November 7 and November 14, students will receive a link to their registered Flipgrid class. You have until November 18, 11:59pm, to upload or record your video. When you’re ready, click on the link.

2.) Sign in using a Google or Microsoft account.

3.) Click on the ‘record a response’ button and either: 1) click on ‘Options – upload a clip’ to upload your pre-recorded submission, or 2) click on the red record button to use Flipgrid’s platform camera.

4.) Once uploaded or recorded, take your selfie, and then label your video with the student’s first name and last initial only.

5.) To finalize, you must upload a link to the copy of your score using the ‘Link’ field. This is possible using Google Drive, Dropbox, or any other similar online document hosting service.

6.) Submit!

*Students are permitted to upload one video only per registered class. If you are performing two pieces in your class, please record them back to back within the same video. You may only upload two videos if your two pieces combined exceed ten minutes in length.
*Students requiring accompaniment may use either a recorded accompaniment/soundtrack or a live accompanist in their recording.

*Students must upload their score at the same time as their video submission, by the November 18th deadline.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Contemporary Showcase!