Music Festivals & Competitions
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.
View the Class Schedule for Scholarship and Awards Festival Week 2021.
November 20, 2022
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 5 – February 12, 2022
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: TBD
Visit the Scholarship & Awards Festival FAQ for more information and answers to some common questions.
2022 Scholarship & Awards Festival Virtual Awards Concert
February 26, 2022 at 2pm
Young Composers’ Competition
April 2, 2022
Submission deadline: TBD
We are inviting young composers to participate in the LCMS Young Composers’ Competition.
Details to be announced.
Composers must be present for the virtual workshop.
Leonard Woods Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to the winners in each category (cash awards): Junior $200, Senior $300, College/University $500. Winning works will receive a public performance by the Rose Gellert String Quartet at a date to be determined, depending on COVID restrictions.
2022 Young Composers’ Competition Concert
Concert format and date to be announced.
2021 YCC Award Recipients
Thank you to all of everyone that took part in the 2021 Young Composers’ Competition!
We are pleased to announce this year’s Leonard Woods Memorial Award recipients:
Morning on the Lake
Honourable Mention – Judah Williams
A Night Walk
Honourable Mention – Leif Jack
In the Year 2021 (Riot of the Clowns)