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Lucas March was the winner of the Rose Bowl and Leah McPherson was the winner of the Junior Cup, presented during the Stars of the Festival concert at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on Sunday.

The concert highlights excellence in the various disciplines of the annual New Glasgow Music Festival competition and brought to a finale the 80th annual New Glasgow Music Festival.

2018 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS 

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1.0 MUSICAL THEATRE:

1.1  Elsie Jamieson Memorial Award & Trophy, Fifty dollars ($50) or 2 @ Twenty five dollars each ($25 ea.). Awarded to a performer in an Elementary class in Musical Theatre who is not necessarily the winner of a class but who, in the opinion of the adjudicator, demonstrated a joy of performing and a love of music.
Donor: The Jamieson Family
Hayley MacDonald and Evan Boulter

1.2  Helen & Esther Lawrence Memorial Award & Trophy and Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding elementary performer in Musical Theatre.
Donor: In Memory of Ann Hobin
Sarah Chapman

1.3  Halliday-Smith Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100) or Two (2) @ Fifty Dollars each ($50 ea.) Awarded to a performer in a Junior class in Musical Theatre who is not necessarily the winner of a class but who, in the opinion of the adjudicator, demonstrated a joy of performing and a love of music.
Donor: The Trinitarian Choir
Cameron Boulter

1.4  Dairy Queen, New Glasgow, Award, Trophy and Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding Junior performer in Musical Theatre.
Donor: Dr. Caroline Carmichael Chapter, I.O.D.E.
William Austin

1.5  One Hundred Dollars ($100) or Two @ Fifty Dollars each ($50 ea.) Awarded to a performer in an Intermediate and/or Senior class in Musical Theatre who is not necessarily the winner of a class but who, in the opinion of the adjudicator, demonstrated a joy of performing and a love of music.
Donor: Pictou County Y’ Menettes
Cameron Osgood
Noel Fougere, Recommended, Alternate Junior Musical Theatre, Provincial Music Festival

1.6 70th New Glasgow Music Festival Award, Trophy and Seventy-Five Dollars ($75) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding intermediate performer in Musical Theatre.
Donor: In Memory of Ann Hobin
Linh Tran
Recommended, Junior Musical Theatre, Provincial Music Festival

1.7 65th New Glasgow Music Festival Anniversary Trophy and One Hundred Dollars ($100/$50 ea.) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding senior performer in Musical Theatre.
Donor: In Memory of Ann Hobin
Laura Sellers and Ainslie Murray

1.8 Senior New Glasgow Musical Theatre Trophy and the Gertrude MacLeod Holton Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding senior performer in Musical Theatre.
Donor of Award: Rotary Club of Pictou
Haley MacGregor

1.9 Elizabeth Delaney MacNeil Memorial Trophy and One Hundred Dollars ($100/$50 ea.) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to the outstanding Junior/Intermediate duet in Musical Theatre.
Donor: Jessie Parkinson MacNeil
Anna Chisholm and Simon Bannerman

1.10Senior Musical Theatre Duet, Trophy and One Hundred Dollars  ($100/$50 ea.) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to the outstanding Senior duet in Musical Theatre.
Donor: The Jamieson Family
  William Daley and Deanna Mann

1.11 Senior/Open Class Musical Theatre Award, Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator to competitors in one or other of these two classes who give distinguished performances, although not necessarily winning performances, of a piece from a recent (about the last 15 years) stage musical.  The piece must be deemed appropriate to the competitor’s age, performance potential, and vocal development.
Donor: MacLeod Group Health Services Ltd
Ben Coleman, Recommended Senior Musical Theatre, NS Provincial Music Festival
Grace Poole, Recommended Alternate Senior Musical Theatre, NS Provincial Music Festival

2.0 BAND:

2.1 One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to the most promising band of the festival.
Donor: Sylvia & Duncan Dingle
Dr. J. H. Gillis Concert Band

2.2 70th New Glasgow Music Festival Band Award. Two Hundred Dollars ($20) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to the outstanding band of the festival.
Donor: J.Ed and Sharon MacDonald in memory of Alda and Trevor MacDonald
New Glasgow Academy Concert Band

2.3 Mary Embree Band Scholarship Awards, Seventy Five Dollars Each ($75  ea.) Each Pictou County/Antigonish/Guysborough County school band director will recommend one player to receive this scholarship. This player will be from their band(s), be an active participant in the band and as an individual in the Music Festival, show musical promise, and benefit from attending a summer music camp.                                                                                                                                              Anna Li, New Glasgow Academy
Beth McNeill, NRHS
Taylor DeCoste, Dr. J.H.Gillis RHS

2.4 New Glasgow Music Festival Plaque and Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding middle school instrumental or choral ensemble.
Donor: New Glasgow Academy Music Auxiliary
New Glasgow Academy Low Brass Ensemble

2.5 New Glasgow Music Festival Plaque and Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding senior instrumental or choral ensemble.
Donor: North Nova Education Centre Music Auxiliary
Wouldn’t You Like to Know, NRHS

3.0 CHORAL:

3.1 Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving elementary school choir.
Donor: Sir Frederick Banting Chapter, I.O.D.E.
Dr. W.A.MacLeod Consolidated School

3.2 Marion Irving Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100).  Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving entry in a choral class.
NGA Concert Choir, Recommended to the Ochterloney Class 106, Provincial Music Festival

3.3 New Glasgow School Music Festival Plaque, donated by the New Glasgow Academy Music Auxiliary, and One Hundred Dollar Award ($100) given in memory of Sister Blanche Gillis. Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to the outstanding school choir of the festival.
Plaque and Award donated by: New Glasgow Academy Music Auxiliary
The Novatones, Recommended to the Bourret Class 103, Provincial Music Festival

4.0 INSTRUMENTAL:

4.1 Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving instrumental student.
Donor: Sir Frederick Banting Chapter, IODE
Caroline Boulter

4.2 Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving flute player.
Donor: First Presbyterian Church Choir, New Glasgow
Mary Henderson

4.3 Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving instrumental student.                                                                                                                Donor: Dr. Caroline Carmichael Chapter IODE
Cameron Boulter

4.4 Northumberland Regional High School Band Award, One Hundred ($100) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to the most promising   instrumentalist, who is also a member of the Northumberland Regional High School Band program.
Donor: NRHS Band Auxiliary
Klorissa Farnsworth

4.5 Senior Instrumental Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100). Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a senior instrumental student.
Donor: Town of Trenton
Miranda Goodman, Recommended Junior Woodwind, Provincial Music Festival

5.0 STRINGS:

5.1 Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving string student (bowed instrument)
Donor: Pictou County Community Orchestra
Katie Aucoin

5.2 Scottish Fiddle Award, Two @ Fifty Dollars each ($50 ea) or One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an emerging and talented fiddler in a Scottish class.
Donor: St. Andrew’ s Society of Pictou County
Amelia Parker

5.3 Pictou County Celtic Association Workshops in Music and Gaelic Scholarships in Memory of Fleur Mainville, Seventy Five Dollars ($75) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to emerging fiddle players who have a love of music and would benefit from attending this summer camp.
Donor: St. John the Baptist Church Choir
Klorissa Farnsworth

5.4 Pictou County Celtic Association Workshops in Music and Gaelic Scholarships in Memory of Fleur Mainville, Full Tuition Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to three emerging fiddle players who have a love of music and would benefit from attending this summer camp.
Donor: Pictou County Celtic Association
Anthony Vatour, Lana Vatour, Chantelle Ramsey 

5.5 Mary Benvie Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving string (bowed instrument) player of any age, from northern Nova Scotia, who has achieved a minimum mark of 85 in a sonata, concerto or advanced solo class.
Donors: Doris Fraser Hiltz and Robert D. Murray
Caroline Boulter

5.6 Joyce Goodman Memorial Award for Strings, Two Hundred Dollars  ($200) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding string player (bowed instrument) who has played advanced level repertoire in at least three (3) classes and who has also competed in a sight reading class, and who shows both musical talent and a joy in music making (if no string player is eligible for this award, it may be given to a student of voice).
Leah McPherson, Recommended Junior Voice, Provincial Music Festival

6.0 VOICE:

6.1 Mima C. Day Memorial  Trophy  and  Seventy-Five Dollars ($75)  Awarded, at  the discretion of the adjudicator, to a promising young singer.
Memorial donation in Memory of Ann Hobin
Annika Murray

6.2 Ann (Nan) Roblee Memorial Trophy, and Seventy-Five Dollars ($75)  Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a promising young singer.
In Memory of Ann Hobin
Cameron Osgood

6.3 Fifty Dollars ($50). Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving voice participant, between the ages of 11 to 14 years, who is not necessarily to the winner of a class.
Donor: Dr Caroline Carmichael Chapter, I.O.D.E.
Cameron Boulter

6.4 Fifty Dollars ($50). Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator to an emerging young soprano displaying commitment and versatility in repertoire.
Donor: St. John the Baptist Catholic Women’s League
MacKenzie Brothers  

6.5 A & B. Two Awards @ Fifty Dollars ($50  ea.) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a boy and a girl who each gave an outstanding performance of a sacred solo.
Donor: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Choir, New Glasgow
Robert McPherson
Leah McPherson

6.6 Vocal Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100 ea.) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving boy or girl and not necessarily the winner of a class.  The winner should be 16 years of age or younger.
Donor: The Sisters of St. Martha, Antigonish
Bethany Antle

6.7 Helen Creighton Folk Song Award and Fifty Dollars ($50).  Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to the outstanding performance of a selection from the Helen Creighton Collection.
Donor: Helen Creighton Folklore Society
Leah McPherson

6.8 One Hundred Dollars ($100) and Laureate Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Shield.  Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding singer of folk songs.
Donor: Mark Sutherland
Madelyn Vossen

6.9 Fleur Mainville Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding of a traditional folk song.
Donor: The Smith Family
Kaitlyn Hayes

6.10 Emma Lee Stewart Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding singer and/or composer of a contemporary folk song.
Donor: Jim Stewart and Family
Justin Skinner

6.11 Jane Sutherland Memorial Award, One Hundred Twenty Five Dollars ($125)  Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving student in a Junior Voice Class.
William Austin, Recommended, Alternate Junior Voice, Provincial Music Festival

6.12 Margaret Durning Memorial Award, Two Hundred Dollars ($200) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding senior student of voice.
Donor: Durning/Alcorn Family
Deanna Mann

6.13 Susan Fraser Memoral Award, Two Hundred Dollars ($200) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator to an outstanding senior vocalist who has performed advanced level repertoire in at least three (3) classes.  These classes must include. Operatic Solo, Sacred Aria, and Lieder.
Donor: John Fraser
Miranda Goodman, Recommended, Alternate Senior Voice, Provincial Music Festival

6.14 Joyce Goodman Memorial Award for Voice, Two Hundred Dollars ($200  ea.) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding student of voice who has sung advanced repertoire in at least three (3) classes and who has competed in a sight reading class, and who shows both musical talent and a joy in making music.
Hayley MacGregor

6.15 Evelyn Adamson Johnstone Memorial Award, Three Hundred Dollars ($300) Awarded, at the discretion of the voice adjudicator, to the most promising Soprano, 16 years of age and over.
Donor: Mrs. Lavonne Thompson
Nicole Ross, Recommended, Senior Voice, Provincial Music Festival

7.0 PIANO/KEYBOARD:

7.1 Junior Piano Students, One Hundred & Fifty Dollars ($150) or $25 ea. Awarded at the discretion of the Junior Piano adjudicator to young piano players showing great promise.
Conrad Robertson
Victoria Robertson
Jesse Cheverie
Divjat Kalsi
Olivia Liska
Mohammed Keshavarzi
Pictou East Progressive Association & PC Canadian Federation of University Women

7.2 Juanita Connors Memorial Trophy and Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a promising young pianist.
In memory of Ann Hobin
Evan Boulter

7.3  Norma E. Young Scholarship, Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving male or female student in piano.
Andrew Fraser

7.4 Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving piano participant, between the ages of 11 to 14 years and not necessarily the winner of a class.
Donor: Dr Caroline Carmichael Chapter, I.O.D.E.
Katey Aucoin

7.5 A, B & C Awards: One of One Hundred Dollars ($100) and two of Fifty Dollars each ($50.00)  Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving young pianist, and not necessarily the winner of a class.  The winner 16 years of age or younger.
Donor: The Sisters of St. Martha, Antigonish.
Audrey Yang & Noel Fougere ($50)
Brian Yang ($100) Recommended, Junior Piano Provincial Music Festival

7.6 A & B Heather and Charles Coll Awards, Seventy-five Dollars each ($75 ea.) and Keeper Trophies.  Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a deserving Intermediate boy and Intermediate girl performer on piano.
Donors: Heather and Charles Coll.
Nell Cameron
Nikos Bonvie

7.7 Llaina Donkin Memorial Scholarship, One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding piano student.
Nikos Bonvie

7.9 Scottie Cameron Memorial Award, Five Hundred Dollars ($500 ea.)  Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator(s) of the New Glasgow Music Festival, to a piano student age 15 to 17 years, who has exhibited exceptional ability and the quality of dedication required to pursue a career in music.  In addition, the student must have entered a piano baroque class and a piano sonata class, both at a minimum Grade 8 level of difficulty; and one other piano class, which may be an ensemble class.  The combined marks awarded by the adjudicator (including a sight reading class) must total 340 points or more.
Emma Cameron

8.0 OTHER:

8.1 Bernadette Halliday Memorial Plaque, Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator(s) for the best in family music.
Donor: The Durning /Alcorn Family
Pierre & Katie Aucoin

8.2 The Mary Diane Polley Award, Seventy Five Dollars ($75) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a performer in strings, piano or voice, who best exemplified a “One of a Kind” love and talent for music.  The performer does not necessarily have to be a winner of any class at the festival.
Donor: Friends of Mary Polley
Elise Canning

8.3 Elizabeth J. Stalker Memorial Award, Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator(s), to one who is a resident of Pictou County, who has not received any other award this year and, who shows musical talent.
Oliver Long

8.4 Commitment and Dedication Award, Seventy-five Dollars ($75) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator to a young performer who is not necessarily a first place winner but who has displayed outstanding commitment and dedication to the art of music making.
Donor: Highland Hearing Clinic Ltd
Eilidh Cameron

8.5 The William Sebastian Georgallas Scholarship, Seventy-Five Dollars ($75) and Silver Medal.  Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a young performer (Under 12 years) who best exemplifies a joy of performing and a love of music. (This young performer does not necessarily have to be a winner of any class at the festival.
James Lawrence

8.6 Ollie Bowen Memorial Award, Fifty Dollars ($50) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding performer in either voice or piano.
Donor: Melda Bowen MacMillan
Laura Sellers

8.7 Shirley Bent Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to an outstanding performer in either voice or piano.
Donors: Jan Keefe and Debbie Siddal
Brian Yang

8.8 Harry Murray Memorial Award, One Hundred Dollars ($100) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator(s).
Donor: Branch 34 Royal Canadian Legion
Brian Yang

8.9 Chris Mac Karacher Memorial Award, One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator(s), to a deserving student in Pictou County.
Lucas March

8.10 Vivian Brand Memorial Scholarship, One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150) Awarded, at the discretion of the adjudicator, to a senior performer from Pictou County, who has displayed outstanding artistry and musicianship in at least three classes in any discipline.  Preference will be given to a graduating high school student.
Pierre Aucoin

8.11 Isabel Morton Award, Two Hundred Dollars ($200) Awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator, to an outstanding performer in at least three classes, which must include a concert group, of any discipline, and one who exemplifies a genuine passion for making music.
Donor: Don Morton
Lucas March, Recommended, Senior Woodwind, Provincial Music Festival

8.12 Sightreading Awards: Twenty five Dollars ea ($25 ea.)  Awarded to the highest mark in Senior Sightreading in each of the following disciplines: piano, vocal, violin and strings, and instrumental.
Donor: Sandra Johnson
Piano: Lucas March
Voice: Laura Sellers
Strings: Caroline Boulter
Instrumental: Lucas March

Hector Broadcasting Scholarships: to offset tuition costs
Awarded to: William Austin; Emily Langille; and Lucas March
SPECIAL PRIZES

The Junior Cup, Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750) The Junior Cup, its Keeper Trophy and scholarship of $750.00 is donated by the Fraser family in memory of their mother. Mary Tait Fraser was a supporter and attender of the New Glasgow Music Festival for over 60 years. Her interest was not in the competitive aspect of the festival but in the opportunity it gave young people to share the joy of music making.  It is awarded to a competitor, 16 years and under, who in the opinion of the adjudicators, shows most promise and musical ability, having competed in at least six (6) classes, four (4) of which must be in the same discipline, with repertoire at least at a Junior Level (as defined on Page 2, Section A of the Syllabus).  For details re eligible classes see the Syllabus of the New Glasgow Music Festival. (Award at this level for 2018 and 2019)
Leah McPherson

The Rose Bowl, One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500) The Rose Bowl, its Keeper Trophy and scholarship of $1500.00 is donated by Mr. Harold Renouf.  It is awarded to a solo performer, 18 years and under, who is playing at least advanced level repertoire as defined on Page 2, Section A of the Syllabus. The solo competitor will, in the opinion of the adjudicators, show outstanding promise and musical ability, having competed in at least six (6) classes, four (4) of which must be in the same discipline.  For details re eligible classes see the Syllabus of the New Glasgow Music Festival. (Award at this level for 2018 and 2019)
Lucas March

 

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