Mary Hildebrand Memorial Award for Performance Excellence

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

John Weinzweig Centenary Scholarship


ALLIANCE FOR CANADIAN NEW MUSIC PROJECTS  and Contemporary Showcase are pleased to announce the

John Weinzweig Scholarship

To honour John Weinzweig, “the Dean of Canadian Composers”, ACNMP is pleased to announce a scholarship for the performance of solo works by Weinzweig. The scholarship is funded by “John Weinzweig ONE HUNDRED YEARS 1913-2013”.

The performer must have participated in a Contemporary Showcase and be recommended by the centre coordinator.

Solo performances of any Weinzweig composition on the ACNMP syllabus ( or of a solo work listed on are accepted.

Submissions can be done through a personal youtube video submitted to by December 13,2014.

There will be a junior (up to grade 8) and a senior scholarship (grades 9 and up).  The two recipients will also receive a Weinzweig Biography.

The submission does not have to be a recording of the Contemporary Showcase performance.


Welcome to the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, your resource and information site about ACNMP, various projects hosted through the year, and centre specific details for the Contemporary Showcase Festival.

Contemporary Showcase Festival
Held annually in November during Canada Music Week, Contemporary Showcase celebrates Canadian Contemporary Music. Since its beginnings in 1970, Contemporary Showcase has become the leading educational festival for students to experience Canadian contemporary music and composers.

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Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects