The Mary Gardiner Award of Performance Excellence

ACNMP National Award

The Mary Gardiner Award of Performance Excellence

This award was established in 2010 to honour Mary Gardiner – an awarded composer, pianist, educator, mentor, great champion of Canadian music and long- serving President of Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects.

Qualifications for this solo performance: The nominee must have participated for three years in the Contemporary Showcase Festival at a high level of performance.

Procedure: Each Contemporary Showcase Centre with a qualifying performer will submit the performance by December 13 of the festival year via a personal youtube video. Please list the name of the performer, composition and grade in the email and announce this information on the video. The recipient will be announced on the ACNMP website by January 15. The award will be sent by mail.

Levels: Each Centre may submit a Senior, grade 9 and above, and a Junior, grade 8 and below , candidate.

This award is made possible by memorial donations and the generosity of the Gardiner family and Eva Michalak.  Donations may be sent to ACNMP, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9. Income Tax receipts will be issued in February. Charitable #118782754

For information: call 416 963-5937 or email