Scholarship and Bursaries

Langley Community Music School believes that a high quality music education should be accessible
to everyone.

Through donations received from many individuals, community organizations and businesses who understand the value of a music education, we offer a scholarship and bursary program that supports our charitable mission by:

  • Rewarding excellence of achievement
  • Supporting students in financial need
  • Expanding the reach of our educational programs

Every year we award in excess of $20,000 to school-age students of all levels through this program.

Scholarship Awards

Scholarships reward our students for excellence of achievement in their musical studies.  Scholarship winners may also apply for financial assistance, if qualified.

Music Festival Scholarships

The majority of our scholarships are awarded during the school’s annual music festivals:

  • Scholarship & Awards Festival
  • Chamber Music Festival
  • Concerto Competition
  • Young Composers Competition

Impartial adjudicators determine recipients of the scholarships based on their performance at the festival. All scholarships are applied to the student’s LCMS tuition fees unless otherwise designated by the donor.  Over $12,000 in combined scholarships is awarded to more than 100 deserving students annually.

2018 Winners
Music Festival Scholarship Recipients

2023 Music Festival Recipients

Sharon Stevenson Career Development Scholarship

Up to $10,000 is awarded annually to one or more LCMS students who:

  • Have demonstrated outstanding musical ability
  • Intend to pursue a career as a professional musician
  • Are planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution to study music performance

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Sharon Stevenson Scholarship Awards Winners
  • 2023 William Voth (cello), Joaquin Garcia, viola
  • 2022 Brooklyn Wood (violin)
  • 2021 Brooklyn Wood (violin)
  • 2020 Annis Lee (violin), Charmaine Yang (piano), Jackson Poling (composition)
  • 2019 Charmaine Yang (piano), Isabel Stanyer (piano)
  • 2016 Sarah Yang (violin), Liam MacIntosh (cello)
  • 2015 David Ko (piano/composition), Sarah Yang (violin), Yu An Cheng (cello)
  • 2014 Paul Williamson (piano/cello), Stephen Duncan (voice/piano)
  • 2013 Ben Su (piano), Kitty Chan (cello), Alice Cho (cello)
  • 2012 Hannah Williamson (violin), Victor Hsu (voice), Judith Souman (viola), Kitty Chan (cello)
  • 2011 Roland Gjernes (cello), Sunny Chan (violin)

Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir Scholarship

The Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir generously sponsors a scholarship for a young male vocalist in grades 8-12 in the Langley School District, who sings in a school or community choir. The recipient will receive voice lessons at Langley Community Music School with Liana Savard.



Students who can demonstrate financial need may apply for a bursary.  The amount of financial assistance available to a student depends on individual circumstances, as well as the number of applications we receive in a given year.  Application forms are available from the LCMS office.
Bursary applications are accepted during pre-registration and until September 15 of the school year. Completed forms are forwarded to the Scholarship and Bursary Committee for review.

Application Deadline: September 15

Emergency requests for bursaries may be considered during the year in cases of significant change in a student’s financial position, and for new students registering during the year.