Our annual AGM is taking place online on September 17th at 11AM Eastern. If you are a member of the ACNMP you are invited to join and give us your thoughts and feedback. If you aren’t a member it’s easy to join and we would love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link or more information. See you next week!
Mary Gardiner Award – Junior
Sian Huang (Toronto)
Mary Gardiner Award – Senior
Godwin Friesen (Saskatoon)
Mary Hildebrand Memorial Award
Maeve Palmer (Mississauga)
John Weinzweig Award
Andrew Hembruff (Mississauga)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Mary Hildebrand Memorial Award for Performance Excellence:
Jocelyn Fralick, voice, Toronto
Adjudicator: David G Duke
For me Ms Fralick’s performance of the Cardy songs stands out: a significant work,
given a nuanced and confident performance. In general, the standard is very fine indeed
and one can see how every entry could deserve recognition.
Mary Gardiner Award of Performance Excellence:
Mary Gardiner devoted her life to educating young people about the joys of playing
music by Canadian Composers. She was tireless in her efforts to bring about the best in
students’ performances no matter what the grade, the style or the composer. To really do
justice to the music, the music had to come from within — a musical place deep inside
our souls. I believe that it was this passionate sharing of music and song that sparked
Mary Gardiner’s creativity to write music. And today, you young people are sharing your
passion with us.
Thank you to all the students for their hard work and dedication in performing this
wonderful music for consideration for this award. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to each
and every performance. Ultimately, it was those musicians who found that musical place
deep down within themselves that captured my musical attention for these awards.
Adjudicated by Tannis Fast Vetter — January 2015
Mary Gardiner: Senior: Vivian Kukiel, Violin, Toronto
Junior: Caroline Boerner, soprano, Mississauga
John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship: Junior: Simon Kuttner, piano, Ottawa
Adjudicator: Daniel Weinzweig
John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship:
Mary Gardiner Award for Performance Excellence:
Senior: Omer Strumpf
Junior: Ryan Dreise
ACNMP is pleased to announce a new National Award:
The Mary Hildebrand Memorial Award for Performance Excellence
Mary Hildebrand was a teacher, composer and dedicated supporter of Contemporary Showcase Mississauga. This award has been established by Mary’s family.
Qualification: Each Contemporary Showcase Centre may submit one senior (grade 9 and up) solo performance on the recommendation of the adjudicator.
Procedure: The Centre must notify ACNMP of their nominee’s name and their piece(s). Each nominee will submit a performance by December 13 of the festival year via a personal youtube video. The recipient will be announced on the ACNMP website by January 20. The award will be sent by mail.
Amount of Award: $500.00