LCMS students have the opportunity to participate in our annual music festivals and win scholarships. The festivals are the main component of our scholarship program.
2018 Festival schedule will be posted here.
The general public is welcome to attend festival classes. There is no fee for admission.
LCMS Canadian Music Festival
November 25, 2017
This festival is devoted entirely to music by contemporary Canadian composers, and takes place during national Canadian music week. The festival combines workshop opportunities with student and faculty performances. A scholarship is awarded for the outstanding student Canadian music performance.
Supporting Canadian Music
LCMS is recognized nationally for supporting and presenting Canadian composers and their music. Each year, LCMS-commissioned works are presented at the annual Canadian Music Concert. Some of Canada’s most celebrated composers have created works for our students to perform with faculty and guest artists. Annual commissions are funded through the Ian Hampton Canadian Music Fund.
Scholarship Awards Festival
February 3-February 10, 2018
The Scholarship Awards Festival was established in 1986 to encourage children to develop their artistry to the best of their ability in a supportive learning environment. Students perform in various classes based on instrument and level. Impartial adjudicators (well-known and respected musicians from outside the school) offer critiques at the end of each class, and determine scholarship recipients.
- Students must prepare a concert group of three contrasting pieces.
- Participation is by invitation of the student’s teacher.
Registration deadline: December 15, 2017
2018 Scholarship & Awards Festival Concert
Saturday February 24, 2018 at 2pm in Rose Gellert Hall
Young Composers Competition
March 21, 2018, 12-3pm
Submission deadline: March 1, 2018
Young composers are invited to participate in the Young Composers Competition. The competition is open to students from LCMS and from the community. Composers will have the opportunity to work with the Rose Gellert String Quartet during a workshop where their pieces will be performed and critiqued by the ensemble and jury. The Leonard Woods Memorial Award will be awarded to winning works in each category. The workshop will take place on March 21, 2018, from 12-3pm. Winning works will be performed by the Rose Gellert String Quartet on Saturday, March 24, 2018, as part of the Spring Break Chamber Music Camp Concert at 7pm.
April 21, 2018
Students perform one movement from a concert-level concerto at this annual event. Scholarships are awarded to students selected by guest adjudicators. The competition is open to all instruments. In addition, each year a concerto is designated for a particular instrument, and the winner will perform the work with the LCMS Concert Orchestra at the year-end concert in June.