The following is a list of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to you as a Desautels Faculty of Music student.  For most scholarships, you will be automatically considered if you meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the terms of the scholarship by the donor or a representative of the donor.  For awards and bursaries that require an application, you must submit the required documentation to be considered.  

If you have any questions,  please contact the Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator. 

For general UM eligibility criteria, visit the UM Finanical Aid and Awards page. 

Bursaries

Bursaries are primarily based upon financial need. Eligibility criteria and application requirements vary by award. To qualify for any of the bursaries listed you must apply for the UM General Bursary application through Aurora in addition to any individual applications that may be required for specific awards. Please be sure to read the details of each bursary carefully before applying. 

The deadline to submit the University of Manitoba Bursary Application to Financial Aid and Awards Bursaries is October 1. For more information visit the UM Financial Aid and Awards page. 

Bursaries are listed by area of study.

Conducting

Wilhelm Rieder Award in Music
Award #45292
Number of bursaries: 1

In memory of her father, Wilhelm Rieder, Anne Rieder has established an endowment fund to support graduate students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. The available annual interest generated by the fund will be used to offer a bursary to a student who:

  1. has demonstrated excellence and promise in their major applied area;
  2. is enrolled full-time in the second year of the Master of Music program with a major in conducting;
  3. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.75 in the previous year of study;
  4. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form;
  5. has at least two years of professional experience. 
     

Jazz

Jazz Investments Bursary
Award #24226
Number of bursaries:  1

Jazz Investments has established a bursary fund at the University of Manitoba for students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The purpose of the bursary is to recognize a student who has made a significant contribution to the jazz program at the University of  Manitoba and who is also in financial need. This bursary will be offered each year to a student who:

  1. has made a significant contribution to the jazz program, in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music (as judged by the selection committee for the award); 
  2. is a full-time, undergraduate student enrolled in any year of the program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  3. has achieved good academic standing in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music (minimum degree grade point average of 2.0);
  4. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form. 
     

Piano

U. Donald Budd Bursary for Piano
Award #25480
Number of bursaries: up to 3

Mr. Uriel Donald Budd (B.Sc./48) has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2009.  The available annual income from the fund will be used to offer up to three bursaries to undergraduate students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, in the Piano major;
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
  3. have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of bursaries offered each year.
 

Strings

Allan McKean Memorial Scholarship
Award #12051
Number of bursaries: 1

By bequest of the late Florence Katherine McKean, there has been established a fund to support an award at the University of Manitoba to be called the "Allen McKean Memorial Scholarship". It shall be awarded to a deserving and promising student who satisfies either of the following conditions: 

  1. having fulfilled the entrance requirements of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba, enters upon the study of violin at said Faculty of Music.
  2. having satisfactorily completed at least one year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba, continues in the next ensuing academic year with the study of the violin at said Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. 

     

Voice

​​​​​Anne Kotelko-Yuzyk, John Yuzyk, and Manitoba Culture and Music Society Inc. Bursary
Award #27463 (Education), #27464 (Music)
Number of bursaries: 1

In memory of Anne G. Kotelko-Yuzyk (B.Ped./’77), family and friends established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 1996. Because of her lifelong dedication to education, the fund will support bursaries in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Music. In 2005, the  name of John Yuzyk (A.L.C.M., L.L.C.M. London College of Music, 1940) was added to the title of the award, and in 2020, the Manitoba Culture and Music Society Inc. was added. The bursary will be offered in alternate years in the Faculty of Education and in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Each year, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the final year of study in either: (a) the Bachelor of Music with a major in Voice in the concentration of Performance or Music Education; or (b) the Bachelor of Education with a major or minor in Music Education;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5; and
  3. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

In years when the bursary will be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Education, preference will be given to a candidate with a major in Music Education.

If in any given year there is no eligible candidate, the bursary may be offered to the student who is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in the final year of study in the alternate faculty who otherwise meets criteria (2) and (3). 

The selection committee will be named, in alternate years, by the Dean of the Faculty of Education (or designate) or the Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music (or designate) and will include a representative of the donor.
 


Carol-Anne Plezia Memorial Bursary
Award #22515
Number of bursaries: 1

In memory of Carol-Anne Plezia, a third year student in the School of Music, her family and friends have established a bursary fund at the University of Manitoba. From this fund, effective following the spring series of   examinations in 1983 and for first tenability in the 1983-84 academic year, an annual bursary of $1000 will be available to a student who:

  1. has completed with high standing at least one year in the Bachelor of Music program;
  2. (a) proceeds in the next ensuing academic year to the next year in the Bachelor of Music program; or, (b) with the approval of the selection committee, proceeds to further study in Music at a school or institute approved by the Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba.
  3. is an applicant for bursary consideration.

When possible, preference will be given to a student whose major practical study area is voice. 
 


Jessie C. Russell Bursary
Award #23912
Number of bursaries: variable

A fund has been established in the name of Jessie C. Russell from the estate of Irene Alexander Russell. The fund is to provide bursaries to students studying music at the University of Manitoba. The available annual interest on the fund is to be offered each year to students who:

  1. (are enrolled as full-time students (minimum 24 credit hours) in an undergraduate program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. have achieved good academic standing with a minimum sessional awards G.P.A. of 3.0 on the regular session most recently completed;
  3. have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Preference shall be given, whenever possible, to a student with an alto (mezzo-soprano or counter-tenor) singing voice. 

 

Open to one or multiple areas

Allan McKean Memorial Scholarship
Award #12051
Number of bursaries: 1

By bequest of the late Florence Katherine McKean, there has been established a fund to support an award at the University of Manitoba to be called the "Allen McKean Memorial Scholarship". It shall be awarded to a deserving and promising student who satisfies either of the following conditions:

  1. having fulfilled the entrance requirements of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba, enters upon the study of violin at said Faculty of Music. 
  2. having satisfactorily completed at least one year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba, continues in the next ensuing academic year with the study of the violin at said Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. 
     

Harry Cross Music Bursary
Award #25764
Number of bursaries: variable

William Victor Humphreys Black has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2011. The purpose of the fund is to provide bursaries for students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more bursaries to undergraduate students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music; 
  2. (i) as entering students, have achieved a minimum 70% (or equivalent) on those high school courses considered for admission, or (ii) as continuing students, have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5; 
  3. have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available revenue.
 


Marianne (Richard) Galpin & Walter WM. (Bill) Stevenson Bursary in Music
Award #25607
Number of bursaries: 1

In memory of his wife Marianne Galpin, Bill Stevenson has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one bursary to a student who:

  1. is enrolled full time in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. (i) as an entering student, has achieved a minimum 70% (or equivalent) on those high school courses considered for admission, or (ii) as a continuing student, has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
  3. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form. 
     

Richard and Kathleen Dunlop Litch Music Award
Award #24393
Number of bursaries: variable

Mr. Richard Litch and Mrs. Kathleen Dunlop Litch, with a contribution from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, have established a bursary fund at the University of Manitoba. Mrs. Litch received a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University in 1934 and a Bachelor of Education in 1935 and Mr. Litch received a Bachelor of Arts from the University in 1935. The available annual income from their fund will support bursaries in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, the value and number of which will be determined each year by the selection committee, for students who:

  1. are registered full-time in any year of the program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
  3. have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Preference in selection shall be given to students enrolled in the following majors, in the order listed: voice, piano, strings, then others.
 


Shearer Bursary
Award #26012
Number of bursaries: 1

Elizabeth Shearer and Mary Widdows Shearer (B.Sc.H.Ec/43) have  established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with an initial gift of $20,000 in 2013. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The bursary is in honour of Mary Widdows Shearer and David Shearer (B.Sc (M.E.)/56). David Shearer performed as a professional musician for many years playing jazz and classical woodwinds. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to students studying woodwinds in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. The donors have set aside a portion of their initial gift to offer one bursary valued at $2,000 in the 2013-2014 academic year. Beginning in the 2014- 2015 academic year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
  3. is studying jazz or classical woodwinds with preference given to students studying clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone;
  4. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Preference will be given to a student who intends to pursue a focus in performance.
 


W.H. Shinn Memorial Bursary
Award #12993
Number of bursaries: 1

In memory of W.H. Shinn, for many years a music teacher in Winnipeg, his son, B. Franklyn Shinn, has established a bursary fund at the University of Manitoba. From this fund, a bursary will be available to a student of high musical promise who enters the degree program in the Marcel A. Desautels
Faculty of Music. 

Preference will be given, where possible, to candidates who are performers on one of the standard orchestral instruments. 
 


William Danylchuk Bursary
Award #26266
Number of bursaries: 1

In memory of William Danylchuk [B. Ed/78], his friends and family established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2014. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to undergraduate students from south-eastern Manitoba who are studying Music, Education or Political Studies. Beginning in the 2016-2017 year, the bursary will rotate each year between the Faculty of Music, the Faculty of Education (2017-2018), and the Department of Political Studies in the Faculty of Arts (2018-2019). The bursary will continue to be awarded in this order in perpetuity. Each year, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one bursary to an undergraduate student who: 

  1. has graduated from a high school in south-eastern Manitoba;
  2. is enrolled full-time (minimum 60% course load) in their second, third, or fourth year of study in the applicable faculty and/or department at the University of Manitoba (first or second year of study in the Faculty of Education);
  3. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 2.5;
  4. has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Eligible high schools in South-eastern Manitoba currently include:

  • Collège Lorette Collegiate, Crystal Springs School, École/Coll., Rég. Gabrielle-Roy, École Comm. Réal-Bérard, École Pointe-Des-Chênes, École Saint-Joachim, Green Valley School, Inst. Coll. Saint-Pierre, Landmark Collegiate, Mennonite Christian Academy, New Hope Christian School, Morning Glory School, Niverville Collegiate, Pineland Colony School, Ross L. Gray School, Shevchenko School, St. Anne Collegiate, Steinbach Christian High School, Steinbach Regional Secondary, Suncrest Colony School

If there are no candidates that meet all of the criteria in a given year, the bursary may be offered to a student in the applicable faculty who otherwise meets criteria (2) through (4). 

Competitions

Students have opportunities throughout the year to participate in music competitions offered by the DFOM.  Eligibility criteria and application requirements vary by award. Please be sure to read the details of each competition carefully before applying. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

Competitions are listed by area and program of study. 

Composition

Dr. Michael Matthews Prize in Composition
Award #47442
Number of awards: 1

Dr. Michael Matthews established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba with a gift in 2020. The purpose of the fund is to reward the outstanding achievement of graduate students focusing on Composition in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Each year, beginning in 2022-2023, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one prize to a graduate student who:

  1. was enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Music in Composition offered by the Desautels Faculty of Music in the year in which the award was tenable;
  2. has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study; and 
  3. in the opinion of the selection committee, has demonstrated outstanding skill and promise in Composition.

In the event that there is no eligible graduate student who meets all of the criteria outlined above, the prize will be offered to an undergraduate student who:

  1. was enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in a Bachelor of Music in Composition offered by the Desautels Faculty of Music in the year in which the award was tenable;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0; and
  3. in the opinion of the selection committee, has demonstrated outstanding skill and promise in Composition.

Candidates will be required to submit an original composition with a minimum length of fifteen minutes. In the event of a tie, the selection committee will have the discretion to split the award among the deserving candidates.

Application: Dr. Michael Matthews Prize 
Application deadline: Application closed for 2023-2024
 

Music Therapy

Mark Nozick Memorial Music Therapy Scholarship
Award #24256
Number of awards: 1

Ted and Deanna Cohen have established a fund at the University of Manitoba to encourage graduates from its Faculty of Music to pursue further music studies in the field of Music Therapy (currently not offered at The University of Manitoba). The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. This scholarship will be offered to a student who:

  1. graduates from the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba with a minimum degree grade point  average of 3.5; and 
  2. enrolls in a graduate or undergraduate programme at a university other than the University of Manitoba in the field of Music Therapy.

The value of the scholarship will be made available to the recipient upon receipt of proof of registration in the Music Therapy programme at the chosen university. The scholarship is renewable for one year upon successful completion of a full first year of the Music Therapy programme and receipt of proof of enrollment in the second year of the Music Therapy programme.

If no eligible candidate is available in a given year, the scholarship will be offered to a student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba who:

  1. is enrolled as a full-time student (at least 60 percent of a full course-load) in the final year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5; and
  3. indicates an intention to pursue further study in the field of Music Therapy.

In the event that a Music Therapy programme is established at the University of Manitoba, this scholarship will be offered solely to students who pursue study in this field at this University.

Application: Mark Nozick Music Therapy Scholarship
Application deadline: Application closed for 2023-2024

 

Prep Studies

Berchmans Loh Scholarship in Music
Award #14382
Number of awards: 1

With a generous gift from Mr. Berchmans Loh, the Division of Preparatory Studies in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba has established a scholarship fund for students who intend to pursue a professional career in music. The Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The available annual income from the fund (less the expenses incurred in organizing the scholarship competition) will support a scholarship that will be offered to a student who:

  1. has been enrolled as a student in the Division of Preparatory  Studies in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba; 
  2. has been selected for this scholarship by adjudication, based on a combination of performance at a competition and the quality of resume submitted;
  3. has applied to and registers as a full-time student at a school of music in a degree or diploma program and indicates an intent in becoming a professional musician.

In the event of a tie on all other criteria, preference will be given to students who have been enrolled the longest in the Preparatory Division. 

Students interested in competing for this scholarship will apply for the scholarship competition directly to the Division of Preparatory Studies and will submit a resume stating their career goals. The competition will take place in the spring of each year. 

Questions? Contact: prepmusic@umanitoba.ca

 

Voice

Zita Bernstein Prize
Award #24131
Number of prizes: 2

A trust fund has been established at the University of Manitoba to support voice students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to encourage the study and performance of German Lieder. A prize of $250 will first be awarded in the 1998 regular session. After this time, the value of the award will be determined by the available annual interest from the fund. The fund will be used to offer two prizes to students in the Bachelor of Music program who:

  1. are registered full time in any year of Major Practical Study (voice) and/or Recital (voice) with a minimum course load of 18 credit hours (60% of a full course load);
  2. participate in the Competition for the Performance of German Lieder in which they perform three lieder by at least two different composers.

A maximum of 9 singers will be chosen from a preliminary competition to proceed to the final round. The adjudication of the final round will be done by a three member jury appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Music, and will include at least one external judge. The Dean (or designate) will serve as the non-voting moderator of the jury panel. The voting jury, a panel of experts combining a knowledge of the art form with experience in vocal  performance, will be comprised of Ms Tamara Bernstein (or her designate),  and two other adjudicators.

The first prize recipient will receive fifty per cent (50%) of the annual interest generated by the fund and the second prize recipient will receive thirty per cent (30%) of the annual interest. First-prize recipients will be ineligible to enter future Zita Bernstein Lieder Competitions. However, second-prize  recipients who continue to meet the eligibility criteria above may enter  future Zita Bernstein Lieder Competitions. 

In any year, the jury will have the option of not awarding first and/or second prizes and, instead, declaring “honourable mention(s)” with no cash award(s). Any unspent annual first- and second-prize allocations will be recapitalized in the Zita Bernstein Prize Endowment Fund.

The remaining twenty per cent (20%) of the annual interest generated by the fund will be used to cover the cost of a masterclass for the finalists or a special lecture, presentation, or performance given by an external adjudicator, normally scheduled on the day following the final round of the Competition, but never preceding the Competition. Unspent amounts from this twenty per cent (20%) will accumulate and may be used to fund a more substantial event related to the study and performance of German Lieder. 

Application: 2023-2024 Zita Bernstein 
Application and program deadline: November 23, 2023 at 4:30 pm
Questions? Contact music@umanitoba.ca

 

Open to multiple areas

Concerto Competition
Number of awards: 1

The purpose of this competition is to encourage students in any instrument or voice for symphony and wind ensembles to apply for an opportunity to perform a concerto or comparable larger work with the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra (UMSO) or the University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble (UMWE) during the academic year.

Application: 2023-2024 Concerto Competition
Application deadline: Application closed for 2023-2024
Questions? Contact music@umanitoba.ca
 


Faculty of Music Endowment Projects
Award #25054
Number of awards: variable

The goal of the Desautels Faculty of Music Endowment Fund is to enrich the activities of and promote excellence in the Faculty through support of students for a wide variety of innovative projects and activities consistent with the academic and artistic goals of the Faculty. Each year the DFOM Endowment Fund has approximately $6000 to award. 

DFOM Endowment Fund projects have included (but are not limited to):

  • artist workshops/programs
  • academic conferences
  • research fieldwork
  • recording sessions
  • non-UM courses (in-person and online)
  • performances/competitions
  • concert series/tours

The DFOM Endowment Fund does not support:

  • activities and projects that are part of normal degree requirements
  • payments to DFOM students or full-time DFOM professors

Target Initiatives

At this time, the Committee especially encourages projects that explore:

  • Underrepresented music(ians), particularly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) contributions
  • Issues of social concern, such as the environment, human rights, and mental health
  • Artistic innovations in a global pandemic

Criteria for eligibility  

  • The applicant must be a current DFOM student in the undergraduate, graduate, premasters, or post-baccalaureate program, AND commit to making a short (approximately 10-minute) midday presentation on their project in the term following its completion. In other words:
    • For winter/spring projects, you must make a presentation in the following fall semester.
    • For summer/fall projects, you must make a presentation in the following winter semester.
  • Each applicant may only be involved in one project per call, whether solo or part of an ensemble, group, collaboration, or organization.
  • Past recipients of the DFOM Endowment Fund are only eligible to apply for the next round of funding once they have submitted a Final Report for their previous project.

Students should read the Endowment Fund Guidelines before applying. 

Application: 2023-2024 Endowment Fund Project
Application deadlines: February 15, 2024  at 4:30 pm 
 


Lawrence Genser Music Scholarship
Award #21242, #24179
Number of awards: 2

Mr. Lawrence Genser offers to provide two annual scholarships, one valued at $1,500 and the second valued at $900 to the University of Manitoba with the first award tenable in the 1981-82 academic year (NOTE: at this time, only one award was offered annually). 

The purpose of the awards is to encourage and recognize the high level of solo performance achieved by the students of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. These scholarships will be awarded to B.Mus. students who:

  1. are enrolled in a major practical study course in the year of the award; and
  2. attain (a) first place in a public juried competition organized annually by the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music - $1,500 or (b) second place in a public juried competition organized annually by the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music - $900.

The selection committee for these scholarships will be responsible for establishing the rules and procedures governing the conduct of the competition and will be named by, and include, the Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.

Application: 2023-2024 Lawrence Genser application 
Application deadline: January 19, 2024 at 4:30 pm 
Questions? Contact music@umanitoba.ca
 


Weston Family Scholarship
Award #27238
Number of awards: 1

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has established a fund at the University of Manitoba to support exceptional undergraduate students. This fund will support undergraduate scholarships which will be given on an annual basis until the fund has been exhausted. Two scholarships valued at $6,000 each will be offered to students enrolled in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, two scholarships valued at $6,000 each will be offered to students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, and one scholarship valued at $6,000 will be offered to a student enrolled in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Each of these scholarships will be offered to students who:

  1. have completed at least 24 credit hours of full-time study (80% course load);
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5;
  3. have registered for 24 credit hours (80 % course load) of full-time study for the subsequent year of undergraduate study;
  4. is a Canadian citizen; and
  5. demonstrates exceptional community involvement, excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), and have outstanding abilities and achievements.

As part of the application process, the applicants will be required to submit a brief biographical essay that both demonstrates their excellent communication skills and outlines the scope of their community involvement, abilities and achievements. The short-listed candidates will, if necessary, be interviewed by members of the selection committees.

The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of three years, providing the recipient continues to meet the above criteria. If the student is in their final year (declared graduating year) of their undergraduate degree program, they will not have to meet criterion (3) for it to be renewable for that year.

The number and value of the scholarships may be adjusted in the final year to ensure the fund is exhausted.

Application: Weston Family 
Application deadline: Applications closed for 2023-2024
 

Undergraduate research awards

The University of Manitoba Undergraduate Research Award (URA) is available to students wishing to undertake independent research during their studies. 

Students are mentored full-time by the supervising professor, providing students with valuable research experience.  Typically, students work either on their own project or assisting the supervising professor on one of the faculty member’s projects in progress. DFOM students who applying for the URA can choose to be mentored by one of the faculty members listed in the prospective supervisors section below.

Prospective Supervisors

Jacquie Dawson - Assistant Professor, Director of Bands.
Email: Jacqueline.Dawson@umanitoba.ca  
Current Research Projects/Interests: Dr. Dawson's most recent research investigates 21st century chamber wind music repertoire and the promotion of new works to the genre. She is a strong advocate of contemporary wind band music and has engaged in numerous commission projects in recent years, including the recent commission of Dreams Unseen for Soprano Solo and Chamber Winds by Peter Meechan. Other research interests include equity, diversity, and inclusion in wind band composition and in school-based instrumental music education programs.


Colette Simonot-Maiello - Associate Professor, Musicology                      
Email:  Colette.Simonot-Maiello@umanitoba.ca
Current Research Projects/Interests: Throughout the 20th century, settler classical composers used Indigenous stories and musical ideas as source materials with which to craft a "Canadian sound". This research examines a selection of works identified in J. Strachan's bibliography. "Music Inspired by Aboriginal Sources at the Canadian Music Centre," aiming to highlight misrepresentations and other problematic constructions of indigeneity emerging from the settler imagination. 


Jody Stark - Assistant Professor, Music Education                                     
Email: Jody.Stark@umanitoba.ca
Current Research Projects/Interests: Decolonizing and Indigenizing music education, music teacher professional learning, musical learning in various musical practices, models and practice for teaching creative practices in music. 

Undergraduate scholarships and awards

Scholarships are offered to undergraduate students based on the results of entrance auditions and academic merit. Eligibility criteria vary by award and applications are not required.

Scholarships are listed by area and program of study

Jazz

Adam Russell Memorial Scholarship for Jazz Guitar
Award #27395       
Number of awards: 1

In memory of Adam Russell, an accomplished jazz guitarist, his family established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2020. The purpose of the fund is to reward the achievements of students pursuing Jazz Studies in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. Each year, beginning in 2022-2023, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is a jazz guitarist;
  2. is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the second year of study or higher in the Bachelor of Jazz Studies offered by the Desautels Faculty of Music;
  3. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5; and
  4. in the opinion of the selection committee, demonstrates a high level of performance in Jazz Studies.

In the event that there is no eligible candidate who meets all of the criteria outlined above, the award will not be offered and the annual available income will be reinvested into the fund. A student may hold this award more than once.
 


Corus Radio Jazz Awards
Award # 27193 (Scholarship), Award # 27194 (Camp Prize), Award #27195 (Band Prize), Award #27196 (High School Prize)
Number of awards: variable

Corus Radio (formerly 99.1 Fresh Radio and 99.1 Groove FM Jazz Radio) has made a contribution to establish an endowment fund in support of Jazz awards in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. The annual interest will be used to offer four separate awards.

1. Corus Radio Jazz Major Scholarship

This scholarship will be offered to a student who:

  1. is enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 80% course-load) in any year of study in the Jazz Major program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba (including incoming students just entering the program);
  2. achieves a minimum sessional grade point average of 3.0 (incoming students entering the program must achieve a minimum high school grade 12 average of 75%); 
  3. demonstrates a high degree of performance ability and potential for further musical development.

The award will be offered at a minimum value of $400. At the discretion of the selection committee, more than one award may be offered or the award value may be increased.

In instances where several students of approximately equal merit are being assessed, the highest degree grade point average (or cumulative high school average for incoming students) may be used as a tie-breaking mechanism. 

The selection committee will be the full-time Jazz faculty members at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. 

2. Corus Radio Summer Jazz Camp Prize

This prize, valued at $200, will be offered to a student who: 

  1. is a high school (Senior 1, 2, 3, or 4) or university undergraduate student registered full-time in the Summer Jazz Camp through the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. demonstrates a high degree of performance ability and potential for further musical development.

The selection committee may choose not to declare a recipient of the scholarship in a given year depending on the quality of applicants. The selection committee will be the full-time Jazz faculty members at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.

3. Corus Radio Senior High School Honour Jazz Band Prize

This prize, valued at $50, will be offered to a student who:

  1. is a high school student (Senior 1, 2, 3, or 4) registered full-time in the Senior High School Honour Jazz Band through the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. demonstrates a high degree of performance ability and potential for further musical development.

The selection committee may choose not to declare a recipient of the scholarship in a given year depending on the quality of applicants. The selection committee will be the full-time Jazz faculty members at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.

4. Corus Radio Jazz Combo Prize

This prize, valued at $125, will be offered to a high school that has registered a band in the University of Manitoba Jazz Combo Festival through the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and whose band demonstrates a high degree of performance ability.

The selection committee may choose not to declare a recipient of the scholarship in a given year depending on the quality of applicants. The selection committee will be the full-time Jazz faculty members at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. 
    

 

Music Education

Dr. Don Wright Scholarships in Music Education – Practical Instrumental Arranging
Award #23566
Number of awards: 1

Because the charitable foundation from which funds supporting these scholarships has been dissolved, the title "Don Wright Charitable Foundation Music Education Scholarships" is changed to "Dr. Don Wright
Scholarships in Music Education." 

This scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Music program (music education concentration) who has demonstrated a talent for, and achievement in, the field of Practical Instrumental Arranging and Orchestration.

If the student to whom this scholarship is offered does not register for the next year in course in the academic year immediately following notification of the award, the scholarship will be awarded by reversion to the next qualified candidate.

The selection committee for this scholarship will be named by, and will include, Dean of the Marcel A.Desautels Faculty of Music of The University of Manitoba together with those faculty members whose teaching responsibilities include that of instrumental arranging and orchestration.
 


Dr. Don Wright Scholarships in Music Education – Vocal and Choral Music
Award #23559
Number of awards: 1

Because the charitable foundation from which funds supporting these scholarships has been dissolved, the title "Don Wright Charitable Foundation Music Education Scholarships" is changed to "Dr. Don Wright
Scholarships in Music Education." 

The scholarship is offered with the aim of strengthening the teaching of vocal and choral music in the schools, particularly in grades five to nine. The scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Music program (music education concentration) who has demonstrated a special aptitude in vocal and choral music and in the teaching of the same.

If the student to whom this scholarship is offered does not register for the next year in course in the academic year immediately following notification of the award, the scholarship will be awarded by reversion to the next qualified candidate.

The selection committee for this scholarship will be named by, and will include, Dean of the Marcel A.Desautels Faculty of Music of The University of Manitoba together with those faculty members whose teaching responsibilities include that of instrumental arranging and orchestration.
 


Melanie (Gerl) Friesen Memorial Scholarship
Award #27360
Number of awards: variable

In memory of Melanie Gerl Friesen (B.Mus/B.Ed/’03), an excellent pianist, winner of the Lawrence Genser Performance Competition, and graduate of the Desautels Faculty of Music, an endowment fund was established in 2019 at the University of Manitoba by Charles Horton (B.Mus. [Redlands], M.Mus. [North Carolina], who was Melanie’s piano professor during her years at the Desautels Faculty of Music. To honour Melanie’s passion for teaching music to young people, this fund was established to recognize the academic achievement of music students pursuing a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) degree at the University of Manitoba with a focus on Early Years education. Each year, beginning in 2021-2022, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships of equal value to undergraduate students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Music (Music Education) program;
  2. have a major in Early Years Music Education; and
  3. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0.

In the event that there are no eligible candidates who meet criterion all of
the criteria listed above, the scholarship may go to students who meet criteria (1) and (3), with a major in either Middle Years or Senior Years Music Education.

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available annual income from the fund.
 


Steve and Cary Denby Scholarship in Music Education
Award #25730
Number of awards: 1

The Bison Men’s Chorus provides an annual contribution to offer a scholarship for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Music Education) program in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. The donor has agreed to fund the scholarship for a term of ten years. Each year, beginning in 2011-2012 and ending in 2020-2021, one scholarship will be offered to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Music program with a major in Music Education;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5; and
  3. in the opinion of the selection committee, has demonstrated a special aptitude in choral music.

A recipient of the Steve and Cary Denby Scholarship in Music Education may not hold the scholarship more than once.

 

Music History

J. Conrad Grimes Memorial Scholarship
Award #24235
Number of awards: 1

The Grimes family has established a scholarship fund at The University of Manitoba to honour the memory of Professor J. Conrad Grimes, who taught at The University of Manitoba School of Music from 1963 to 1993. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. The available annual income from the fund will support, in perpetuity, one annual scholarship which will be offered to a student who:

  1. has completed at least two years of study as a full-time student at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  3. enrolls as a full-time student at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music in the year in which the scholarship is tenable.

Preference, when all else is equal, will be given to a student who is pursuing a major in the music history concentration.
 


Margaret Mary Westdal Memorial Scholarship
Award #23413
Number of awards: 1

The family and friends of Margaret Mary Westdal have established a fund with the University of Manitoba to provide a scholarship in support of continued studies in music history.

This scholarship will be offered every second year to the student who:

  1. is enrolled in any year of a music program at the University of Manitoba Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, and;
  2. has attained outstanding achievement in at least one of the music history courses which is listed as a requirement in any music program at the University of Manitoba Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.

Selection will be based on academic achievement in music history courses and on attitude and interest shown in the music history subject area.

Nominations for this award will be made by instructors in the core music history classes, who shall also constitute the selection committee for this award.

 

Music Theory

Horst and Erna Wichert Memorial Scholarship in Music Theory
Award #25594
Number of awards: 1

In honour of Erna and Horst Wichert (B.Sc.(E.E.)/66) Mr. Paul von Wichert [B.Mus.(Comp.)/92] has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2010. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for Music students who have demonstrated excellence in music theory. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:

  1. has completed the second year of full-time study in the Bachelor of Music degree;
  2. in the next ensuing academic session, is enrolled full-time in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, in the third year of the Bachelor of Music degree;
  3. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.25
  4. has demonstrated a special aptitude in Music Theory. 

     

Piano

Elizabeth and Marie Jomini Memorial Scholarship
Award #24453
Number of awards: 1

In memory of Miss Elizabeth Jomini, who was involved in music education all her life, and Miss Marie Jomini, long a teacher of piano in Winnipeg, their former students and friends have established ascholarship fund at the University of Manitoba. 

From this fund an annual scholarship valued at the available annual income, effective for first tenability in the 1986-87 academic year, will be available to a student who:

  1. has completed with high standing at least two years of study in the Bachelor of Music program;
  2. proceeds in the next ensuing academic year to the next year in course at the University of Manitoba;
  3. has Piano as his/her major.
     

James B. Hartman Scholarship
Award #26264
Number of awards: variable

Dr. James B. Hartman has made a bequest to the University of Manitoba to establish an endowment fund to offer scholarships to Music students who are studying keyboard (piano or organ). The fund will be used to offer the James B. Hartman Scholarship. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time in either a Bachelor of Music or Master of Music program at the University of Manitoba, with the Major Practical Study area being piano or organ;
  2. have achieved: (a) as continuing undergraduate students, a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5; or (b) as entering undergraduate students, a minimum 85% average on those courses considered for entrance scholarships; or (c) as graduate students, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. have demonstrated excellence in the study of, and performance in, keyboard (piano or organ) as determined by the selection committee.

Whenever possible, scholarships are to be provided to both undergraduate and graduate students each year. The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of scholarships offered each year.
 


Katherine May Quilliam Memorial Scholarship
Award #25595
Number of awards: 1

In memory of Katherine May Quilliam (A.M.M./70), who was involved in music education all her life, an endowment fund has been established (in 2010) through a bequest left by her husband, Leonard Quilliam. The fund will provide scholarship support in the Marcel A.Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. One scholarship valued at the available annual income from the fund will be offered to a student who:

  1. is entering the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba as a full-time student and has met all requirements for direct entry to the program;
  2. is the most deserving entering student in the Piano major as determined through audition and selected by the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music scholarship committee.

The scholarship is renewable provided that the recipient maintains a 3.0 sessional grade point average, proceeds into the next year of study as a full-time student and remains in the Piano major. A new recipient will be selected when the current recipient graduates. In the event that a recipient does not meet the criteria for renewability, a new recipient will be selected in that year. 

About Katherine May Quilliam (1928 - 1996)

Born on the Isle of Man, May started her musical career at an early age, competing in musical festivals in the Isle of Man, where she won many piano and duet competitions.  In 1953, May moved to Winnipeg with her husband Len and son Michael. She continued her musical career in Winnipeg, teaching piano and studying organ with Mr. Shinn and Barry 
Anderson. She obtained her Associate in Music, Pianoforte Teacher and Certificate of Membership in the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers Association. May’s association with Kirkfield Park United Church began in 1956, when she and Len attended the portable church that stood to the south of the present building (472 Kirkfield St., Winnipeg). The Rev. Don Ross was minister at the time and May would help out with the music by playing the piano. 

The present church, which was completed in 1963, was further served by May as organist with Dorothy Goertzen as choir director. When Dorothy retired in 1977, May became organist and choir director and held this position until her retirement in 1987. During this time, May organized and directed a 40-member choir in many variety concerts and Christmas and Easter cantatas. 

May had a great love of life, which was evident in both her musical and personal life. She had a special talent for working with people; from her young piano students to the church choir, she was able to instil a sense of enthusiasm and desire to perform at the highest level.
 


St. John’s Yamaha Music Centre Piano Scholarship
Award #24617
Number of awards: 1

The St. John’s Yamaha Music Centre offers to provide a scholarship of $375 in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student:

  1. who has achieved at a level in qualifying for entrance to, or continuation in, the study program of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. who registers for the next year in course.

If the student to whom this scholarship is offered does not register as required, the scholarship will then be awarded by reversion to the next qualified candidate. 

 

Strings and Guitar

Rose Scholarship
Award #27162
Number of awards: variable

Minna Rose Chung, DMA, and Kenton Fast generously established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2016. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to reward outstanding musical talent in students pursuing studies in cello (Performance Concentration) in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Each year, beginning in 2018-2019, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to cello students in the Desautels Faculty of Music who:

  1. are enrolled either: (a) as undergraduate students, full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the third or fourth year of study in the Performance Concentration, (b) as Post-Baccalaureate students, full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance, or (c) as graduate students, full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Music (Performance Concentration);
  2. have achieved either:  (a) as undergraduate students, a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0, or (b) as graduate students, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study; 
  3. have been ranked as the top cellists based on the performance assessment of the following: (i) as 3rd-year undergraduates, the 2nd year-end jury exam for Performance Concentration consideration; (ii) as 4th-year undergraduates, the 3rd-year recital mark; or (iii) as Post-Baccalaureate and Master’s students, the entrance audition.

In any given year, if there are no eligible cello candidates, the scholarship may be awarded to double bass students in the Performance Concentration who meet the criteria outlined above. If there are no eligible double bass candidates, the interest for that year shall be reinvested into the fund.

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available funds.

The Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music (or designate) will name the selection committee for this award, and will include the donor (or designate) and/or the primary cello professor (or designate). 
 


Val Simanavicius Memorial Scholarship
Award #15096
Number of awards: variable

Through a bequest left by Val Simanavicius, an endowment fund of  has been established at the University of Manitoba to provide renewable entrance scholarships to students studying violin. Scholarships will be offered to students who:

  1. are entering the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music as full-time students and have met all requirements for direct entry to the program;
  2. have achieved a minimum 70% average on the best five courses appearing on the list of acceptable courses for entrance scholarship consideration or, for students entering midprogram, have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  3. are the most deserving entering students in the Violin major as determine through audition and selected by the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music scholarship committee.

These scholarships are renewable at the value initially offered in each of the second, third, and fourth years of study at the University of Manitoba provided that the recipients:

  1. achieve a minimum sessional grade point average of 3.5;
  2. proceed into the next year of study as a full-time student;
  3. remain in the Violin major.

Students entering mid-program will only receive scholarship renewal offers for their remaining years of study in the music program.

Upon entrance to the University of Manitoba, if candidates are recipients of any entrance scholarships through the University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship program that have a value equal to or greater than that available through the Val Simanavicius Memorial Scholarship (including the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships) they will receive the Val Simanavicius Memorial Scholarship in name only for that year but will qualify for renewal payments if they meet all renewal criteria. This scholarship cannot be held with the Isabel Auld Entrance Scholarship and the Chancellor’s Scholarships. 

In any year that no applicant meets the selection criteria set out in the preceding paragraphs, the scholarships will then be offered to graduate students who:

  1. are entering the Faculty of Graduate Studies as full-time  students and have been accepted into the Master of Music in Performance;
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study;
  3. have demonstrated excellence in the study of, and performance in, violin as determined by the selection committee through the audition and interview process;
  4. are recommended for scholarship by the Graduate Committee.

These scholarships are renewable at the value initially offered in the second year of study at the University of Manitoba provided that the recipients:

  1. continue to be registered full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Music in Performance;
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent) in the first year of the graduate program;
  3. have continued to demonstrate excellence in the study of, and performance in, violin as determined by the Major Practical instructor and the Graduate Committee.

Each year, the number and value of individual scholarships to be offered will be determined by the selection committee. New scholarship offers will be made after all renewals have been offered. In any given year where there is unspent revenue remaining after the initial selections have been finalized, it may be allocated by the selection committee’s discretion as one-time, non-renewable awards.

 

Voice

Andrew Kuryk Memorial Scholarship
Award #21870
Number of awards: 1

In memory of Andrew Kuryk, the Kuryk family and his classmates, instructors and friends have established a fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a
contribution to this fund. From the fund, an award of $1000 which will be applicable to tuition costs in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music will be made available annually to a full-time student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Bachelor of Music degree program. To be eligible, the student must:

  1. be a full-time student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. be a member of the University singers;
  3. have demonstrated those qualities which Andrew Kuryk demonstrated during his time in the Faculty of Music—leadership, a devotion to a musical career, and a willingness to devote time to others in the service of musical objectives;
  4. have achieved a 3.0 or better cumulative standing in the major courses. 

Students will be nominated for this award by faculty members or members of the University singers.

The selection committee for this award will be named by the Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and will include the Director, the Conductor of the University singers, one senior student, and a member of the Kuryk family.

While it is anticipated that the fund will generate the $1000 amount, the award will be given in 1995 using income available with the possibility of supplementation by the Kuryk family.
 


Dr. Albert Kuntzemueller Memorial Scholarship
Award #21871
Number of awards: 1

Miss M.L. Kuntzemueller offers a scholarship of $500 annually in the name of her father, Dr. Albert Kuntzemueller, to a student entering the second year of the Bachelor of Music program whose major practical study area is voice and who has shown promise as a vocalist in his/her first year of study.
 


Edith Motley Memorial Scholarship
Award #22316
Number of awards: 1

The University Women's Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Trust Fund offers to provide an annual scholarship of $600 in memory of Miss Edith Motley, long a registered music teacher in Winnipeg. This scholarship will first be available in the 1981-82 academic year to a student of high standing who: Enters upon, or continues with, the degree program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba, preferably with voice as the major practical study area.

The selection committee for this scholarship will be named by and will include, the Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and will include a representative of the Financial Aid and Awards Office.
 


James A. and Muriel S. Richardson Scholarship in Music
Award #22741
Number of awards: 1

Through a testamentary provision from the Mrs. James A. Richardson Foundation Inc., Mrs. Muriel Sprague Richardson (1891–1973) established a fund at the Winnipeg Foundation to provide prestigious scholarships to students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. This fund is a continuation of the many years of support Mrs. Richardson provided to students in the Faculty. 

Muriel (Mrs. James A.) Richardson was Chairman of the Winnipeg Foundation Board from 1955-1962. She quietly and generously supported countless community endeavours, and sustained an interest in all of the arts in Winnipeg. Mr. James A. Richardson (1885–1939) was a prominent businessman and aviation pioneer.

Each year, the Winnipeg Foundation will report the available annual earnings from the James A. and Muriel S. Richardson Trust fund to Financial Aid and Awards at the University of Manitoba. The available annual earnings from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved: (a) for entering students, a minimum 85% average on the best five courses appearing on the list of acceptable courses for entrance scholarship consideration; or (b) for continuing students, a minimum degree grade point average of 3.25.
     

Margaret Toal Scholarship in Voice
Award #27361
Number of awards: 1

Beginning in 2011, Mr. Robert Toal provided an annual contribution to the Margaret Toal Scholarship in Voice for students in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. In 2018, an endowment fund was established. Each year, beginning in 2020-21, the available annual income will be offered to one undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the Desautels Faculty of Music, in a Bachelor of Music program;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0; and
  3. in the opinion of the selection committee, is a talented contralto who has demonstrated strong potential as a vocalist.

In any given year that there is no eligible contralto, the award may be given to, in the opinion of the selection committee, a talented mezzo-soprano. In any given year that there is neither an eligible contralto nor an eligible mezzo-soprano, the scholarship will not be offered.
 


Mary-Louise Young Scholarship in Music
Award #25410
Number of awards: 1

In memory of Phyllis Holtby and Eva Clare, who dedicated their lives to music and music education, Mrs. Mary-Louise Young (A.M.M./48) has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The fund will be used to offer scholarships to students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music who have a passion for, and innate love of, music. The available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship, with a minimum value of $450, to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the second, third, or fourth year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  3. has demonstrated strong potential in any instrumental or vocal area.

About the donor

Mary-Louise Young grew up in the district of Holmfield, Manitoba. It was here that the young Mary-Louise cultivated her love of music while practicing her lessons on the piano that her Granny Harrison had received on her wedding day in 1902. As an adult, Mary-Louise earned her A.M.M. from the University of Manitoba and degrees in Teachers and Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, but she always cherished the
memories of those early lessons.

Granny’s piano has played its last song; the treasured instrument has been made as a gift to the Cartwright Museum where it will be silent but admired for generations to come. Granny’s lessons will play on in the gift that Mary-Louise has made to establish the Mary-Louise Young Scholarship in Music at the University of Manitoba. 

Music speaks many deep thoughts about many subjects. Where words fail, music speaks. (Hans Christian Andersen)
 


Patricia Ruth Rogers Music Award
Award #12775
Number of awards: 1

Dr. A.G. Rogers, in memory of his wife, has established an award at The University of Manitoba. This award will be available to a student of high musical and academic promise who enters first year of the Bachelor of Music degree programs. Preference will be given to a student whose major practical study area is voice or, failing that, to a performer of one of the orchestral instruments.
 


Stella Irene Boyd Award
Award #24432
Number of awards: 1

Through a testamentary gift from Ethel M. Boyd, an endowment fund has been established at the University of Manitoba in support of awards for Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music students. Each year, an award valued at the available annual income, shall be offered to a student who:

  1. has completed at least one year of study at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba with high academic standing (minimum degree grade point average of 3.0);
  2. enrols full-time in any year of the program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba in the year in which the award is tenable;
  3. has declared a major in the practical study of voice.
     

Walter Klymkiw Scholarship
Award #24405
Number of awards: 1

To honour their long-time director, the O. Koshetz Choir of Winnipeg, with a contribution from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, has established the Walter Klymkiw fund at the University of Manitoba. Each year, the available annual income from the fund will support a scholarship which will be offered to a student who:

  1. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 on at least one year of full-time study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. enrolls full-time in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music in the year that the scholarship is tenable;
  3. is planning for a career in the area of choral conducting.

Preference in selection shall be given to students in the following categories (in order of preference):

  1. to those with a demonstrated interest in Ukrainian Choral Music;
  2. to those who have completed at least one course through the Ukrainian Studies program at the University of Manitoba.

In any year, the selection committee may choose not to award the scholarship. In such an instance, the interest will be added to the capital of the endowment fund. 

The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and shall include Mr. Walter Klymkiw and/or a member of the Executive of the O. Koshetz Choir. University of Manitoba representatives shall constitute at least fifty percent of the selection committee.
 


Winona Lightcap Memorial Scholarship
Award #24430
Number of awards: 

Gifts through members and friends of the Winona Lightcap Studio Club have created an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. From this fund, an annual scholarship valued at the available annual income from the fund, shall be offered to a student who:

  1. has completed at least one year of study at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, having achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  2. enrols full-time in the second, third, or fourth year of the program in the academic session in which this scholarship is tenable;
  3. has declared a major in the practical study of voice.

Woodwind, Brass and Percussion

Emile Bernier Memorial Scholarship
Award #20243
Number of awards: 1

In memory of Emile Bernier, a founding and long-time member of The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, his family has established a scholarship fund at the University of Manitoba. From this fund, annual scholarship will be available for first tenability in the 1986-87 academic year to a student who has completed at least one year in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and who proceeds in the next ensuing academic year to the next year in course toward the Bachelor of Music degree. 

Whenever possible, preference will be given to a student whose major practical study is trombone or, failing that, to a student whose major practical study is one of the other brass instruments, or failing that, to a student whose major practical study is piano. 
 


Harvard Smith Memorial Scholarship
Award #24494
Number of awards: 1

The family of Harvard Smith has established an endowment fund in his memory at the University of Manitoba to support a scholarship in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Harvard Smith was a tuba player, composer, and school teacher in Saskatchewan. A scholarship initially valued at the lesser of $1,000 or the available annual income from the fund shall be offered annually to a student who:

  1. has completed at least one year of full-time study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.00;
  3. is enrolled full-time in the academic session in which this award is tenable in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music (either in the B.Mus. or Integrated B.Mus./B.Ed. Program);
  4. has shown aptitude and demonstrated ability on trombone, euphonium, or tuba.

In the future, if earnings on the fund permit, the value and/or number of scholarships supported by this fund may be increased.
 


Jessica Marie Bernardin Memorial Scholarship
Award #25235
Number of awards: 1

An endowment fund has been established at the University of Manitoba in memory of Jessica Marie Bernardin. Jessica was studying flute in the Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba at the time of her death in November 2005. She was involved with both the University Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble. Not only a gifted flutist, Jessica excelled academically. She received a University of Manitoba Queen Elizabeth II Entrance Scholarship, achieved Dean’s Honour Roll standing in her first year of study and received a Richardson Scholarship in Music. A scholarship, valued at the available annual interest, will be offered to a student who:

  1. has completed at least the second year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and must enroll full-time in the performance stream in the next consecutive year of study;
  2. has achieved a degree grade point average of 3.5;
  3. has shown aptitude for and demonstrated ability on a wind instrument.

The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music (or designate) and will include a flute professor.
 


St. John’s Music Scholarship
Award #25112
Number of awards: 1 

St. John's Music offers an annual scholarship of $500 to The University of Manitoba with the first tenable in the 1977-78 academic year. This scholarship is available to a student registered in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba who is specializing in brass, reed, or percussion instruments and/or is proceeding toward a B. Music (Music Education) degree with instrumental music as a principal study. In making selections for this award, preference is to be given to graduates of Manitoba high schools.
 


T. Gillis Award for Excellence in Brass
Award #14350
Number of awards: 1

Professor Richard Gillis has established a fund to provide an award, valued at $350 a year, to a student entering and continuing in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba. The recipient of this award will be offered the award upon acceptance to the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and will receive a renewal of the award for each year of the four year program in the Faculty. This award will be offered to a student who:

  1. has been admitted to the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum admission average of 75 percent in high school;
  3. has declared a major practical study in one of the brass instruments;
  4. has shown great skill and promise in the playing of the chosen brass instrument, as evidenced in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music entrance auditions.

The recipient of the award can renew this award for three years, if the following criteria are met each year:

  1. The student enrolls full-time in the current academic session;
  2. The student has achieved a minimum sessional grade point average of 2.5 on the previous regular academic session;
  3. The student maintains a major in a brass instrument of choice.

This award will only be made to one student, for the academic session 1999-2000, and no new award recipients will be named during the time that this recipient renews the award. After four years, the donor of the award will consider additional gifts to the fund in order to extend the viability of this award. If the award is to continue after the 2002-2003 academic session, a new recipient will be named and the award will be available to that student for four years. 

In the case that the first recipient of this award does not meet the renewal criteria for the award, the $250 award will be offered to a new entering student each year.
 


William “Bill” Kirk Scholarship in Music
Award #24173
Number of awards: 1

Anton Kirk has established an award fund at the University of Manitoba to honour the memory of his brother, Bill Kirk, who, in the 1930s and 1940s, played trumpet in many dance bands, including the Reserve Army Band. A contribution to this fund has been made by the Manitoba Scholarships and
Bursaries Initiative. The annual interest on this fund will support, in perpetuity, a scholarship which will be offered to a student who:

  1. is enrolled as a full-time student (in at least 60 percent of a full course load) in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. is studying trumpet as the major practical study area; and
  3. has achieved the highest degree grade point average on courses completed (with a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0).

In years when a suitable candidate majoring in trumpet is not available, the scholarship may be offered to the most suitable candidate majoring in any of the other brass instruments.

 

Open to multiples areas

Bethia Henry Memorial 
Award #21500
Number of awards: 1

The University Women's Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Trust Fund offers to establish an annual scholarship of $600 at the University of Manitoba as a memorial to Bethia Henry. The scholarship shall be awarded to a student who:

  1. achieves a high academic standing in the second year of the Bachelor of Music program;
  2. registers in the next ensuing academic session for the third year in the Music Performance Concentration of the Bachelor of Music Program.

If for any reason the recipient of this scholarship does not register as required, the scholarship may then be awarded by reversion to the next qualified candidate.
 


Desautels Faculty of Music Annual Scholarship Fund
Award #27098
Number of awards: variable

Through the generosity of alumni and friends, the Desautels Faculty of Music has established the Desautels Faculty of Music Annual Scholarship Fund at the University of Manitoba in 2017. The purpose of the fund is to reward the academic achievements of students pursuing studies in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Beginning in the 2017 – 2018 academic year, the fund will be used to offer annual scholarships to undergraduate students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any year of study in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5.

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available funds.
 


Don Wright Entrance Scholarship in Music
Award #15276 (entrance), #25276 (in-course & renewable)
Number of awards: variable

Through a contribution from Don Wright, enhanced by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative, an endowment fund has been established to provide renewable entrance scholarships for students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Beginning in 2007, scholarships will be offered at a minimum value of $1,000 to students who:

  1. are entering the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba as fulltime students and have met all requirements for direct entry to the program;
  2. have achieved a minimum 70% average on the best five courses appearing on the list of acceptable courses for entrance scholarship consideration or; for students entering midprogram, have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  3. are the most deserving entering students as determined through audition and selected by the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Scholarship Committee.

This scholarship is renewable at the value initially offered in each of the second, third, and fourth years of study at the University of Manitoba provided that the recipient: 

  1. achieves a minimum sessional grade point average of 3.0;
  2. proceeds into the next year of study as a full-time student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music or Music Education program.

Students entering mid-program will only receive scholarship renewal offers for their remaining years of study in the music program.

Each year, the number and value of individual scholarships to be offered will be determined by the selection committee. New scholarship offers will be made after all renewals have been offered. In any given year where there is unspent revenue remaining after the initial selections have been finalized, it may be allocated at the selection committee’s discretion as one-time, non-renewable awards. 

Upon entrance to the University of Manitoba, if candidates are recipients of any entrance scholarships through the University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship program that have a value equal to or greater than that available through the Don Wright Entrance Scholarship in Music (including the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships) they will receive the Don Wright Entrance Scholarship in name only for that year but will qualify for renewal payments if they meet all renewal criteria. This scholarship cannot be held with the Isabel Auld Entrance Scholarship or the Chancellor’s Scholarships.
 


Gladys McIntyre Music Prize
Award #22040
Number of awards: 1

The University Women's Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Trust Fund offers annually a prize of $600 for award to the student enrolled in any year of the degree course in Music who, in the opinion of a committee consisting of the Dean of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and his staff, shows special musicality and promise. 
 


James Tees Memorial Scholarship
Award #24626
Number of awards: 1

In memory of James Tees, a fund has been established at The Winnipeg Foundation to provide an annual scholarship to a student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. Each year, The Winnipeg Foundation will report the available annual earnings from the fund to Financial Aid and Awards at the University of Manitoba. The available annual earnings from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the final year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.25;
  3. has achieved the highest standing among all students completing the third year of study in the Bachelor of Music program.
     

Leonard Heaton Memorial Scholarship
Award #11460, #21470
Number of awards: 1

Under the terms of the Will of the late Mrs. Nellie Heaton, there has been established at the University of Manitoba a fund to support a scholarship award in memory of the Testatrix's husband, Leonard Heaton, for many years prominent in Winnipeg musical circles.

The scholarship shall be called the Leonard Heaton Memorial Scholarship in Music. It shall be awarded to a student who, having satisfactorily met the admission requirement to a degree program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at The University of Manitoba, registers as a full-time student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music in the academic session immediately following upon the winning of the scholarship. In addition to meeting the admission requirements, the winner must give evidence acceptable to the selection committee of high ability in Music.

If, for any reason, the winner of the scholarship does not register as requires above, the scholarship shall be awarded by reversion to the next qualified candidate. 

If in any year no student displays musical ability and achievement of sufficient merit to justify the award of this scholarship, the value of the award for that year shall be added to the capital of the fund.  
 


Leonard Isaacs Scholarship
Award #21745
Number of awards: 1

From contributions made by friends and associates of Leonard Isaacs, Founding Director of the School of Music, a scholarship fund has been established at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship
and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. 

Beginning in 1977 (for tenability in the 1977-78 academic year), a scholarship of initially valued at $600 (starting in 1999, the award will be valued at the available annual income) will be awarded annually to a
student of high standing who:

  1. enters upon, or continues in, the degree program of the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music of the University of Manitoba;
  2. registers in the academic year immediately following notification of award for the next year in course.

If the student to whom this scholarship is offered does not register as required, the scholarship will then be awarded by reversion to the next qualified candidate. The status of the fund will be reviewed annually
and, if earnings on, or addition to, the fund permit, the value of the annual scholarship may be increased.
 


Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Endowment Scholarships
Award #25054
Number of awards: variable

Scholarships from the Faculty of Music Endowment Fund are to be awarded to entering students on the basis of the audition for the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and a consideration of entering grades. In order to retain eligibility for the award from year to year, the recipient must carry a full course load as defined by the scholarship regulations and must maintain a degree grade point average of at least 3.5. 

One scholarship from the Faculty of Music Endowment Fund is to be awarded to a first year student on the basis of a combination of his/her performance at audition for the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music and his/her entrance grades. Each scholarship is valued at $4,000 in total, to be disbursed at $1,000 a year over the four year program in Music. In order to retain eligibility for the renewal of this award, the recipient must continue as a full-time student and must maintain a degree grade point average of at least 3.5. In 2000-2001, the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Scholarship Committee will allocate $3,000 to these awards. It is the intention of the Endowment Fund Committee to make $4,000 available at the time when there are three students renewing the award and one new entering recipient. If, in any given year, one of the renewals is not made (due to the recipient not meeting the renewal requirements), the $1,000 allocated for that renewal will be awarded by the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Scholarship Committee as a scholarship to another exceptional student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.
 


Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Undergraduate Scholarship
Award #26239
Number of awards: variable

With a generous gift from Marcel A. Desautels, an endowment fund has been established to support outstanding students in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Each year, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to undergraduate students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in any year of study in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. are registered in a Major Practical Study course; and
  3. have achieved: (a) for entering students, a minimum 85% average on the best five courses appearing on the list of acceptable courses for entrance scholarship considerations; or (b) for continuing students, a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0.

The scholarship is renewable for three consecutive years, provided the recipients continue to meet the following numbered criteria:

  1. achieve a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  2. proceed into the next year of study as a full-time student;
  3. registers in a Major Practical Study course with the instrument originally auditioned.

The recipient cannot hold any major award valued at $8,000 or greater in the year in which the award is tenable.

The selection committee has the discretion to recommend to the Dean the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available funds, as outlined in the criteria above.
 


Margaret Tyler Award in Music
Award #24497
Number of awards: variable

Through a bequest from Mrs. Margaret H. Tyler, a fund has been established at the University of Manitoba to be used for the benefit of students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University. Each
year, the available annual income from the fund shall be used to offer scholarships to students who:

  1. has completed at least one year of full-time study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  3. enrols full-time at the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music in the academic session in which the scholarship is tenable.

The number of awards offered and the value of each award will be determined at the discretion of the selection committee.
 


Reg and Anne Hugo Memorial Fund Scholarship in Music
Award #25266
Number of awards: variable

From the estate of Mr. Ralph Hugo, a scholarship fund has been established in memory of his parents, Reg and Anne Hugo. Beginning in 2007, the available annual interest will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who:

  1. are enrolled in any year of study in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. have achieved the minimum degree grade point average or high school admission average (or equivalent)  as determined annually by the selection committee;
  3. have demonstrated ability and aptitude in Music.

Final selections will be made at the discretion of the selection committee. The number and value of individual scholarships will be determined annually by the selection committee. If for any reason a student who has been offered one of these scholarships does not proceed with his or her study program, as required, that scholarship will be awarded to the next qualified candidate.
 


Rhys Thomas Prize
Award #24433
Number of awards: 1

From a testamentary gift from Sarah Elizabeth Evans, an endowment fund has been established at the University of Manitoba. Each year, a prize valued at the available annual income from the fund shall be offered to a student who has made an outstanding contribution of service to the ensemble program in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.
 


Wilson and Day Prize
Award #23905
Number of awards: 1

A fund has been established at The University of Manitoba by Mrs. Daisy Paulley to support an annual prize in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. The gift is made in memory of her parents, Frank Day and Elizabeth Day (nee Wilson), who were both active in the music community and had particular interests in church music. 

The prize shall be valued at up to 70 percent of the interest on the fund (about $100 initially) and is to be offered annually to the student who:

  1. has completed the third year of studies as a full-time student (minimum 60 percent course-load) in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. is studying the organ or choral music;
  3. has achieved good academic standing (minimum degree grade point average of 3.0);
  4. is actively involved in the extra-curricular activities in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music.
  5. will be entering the final year of the program in the academic session in which this award is tenable.

Preference will be given, where possible, to a student who demonstrates an active interest in church music.
 


Winnipeg Music Festival Award
Award #24883
Number of awards: 1

The Winnipeg Music Festival, Inc. offers to establish a fund for scholarships in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. A scholarship valued at the available annual income shall be awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Music program who:

  1. have demonstrated skill and promise in the performance of their major applied instrument in the past year in school ensembles, recitals and juries;
  2. have completed the third year performance course, currently numbered MUSC 3470, Major Practical Study;
  3. register in the next ensuing regular academic session in the fourth year performance course, currently numbered MUSC 4470, Major Practical Study.

Winners of these awards will be expected to perform at a "showcase" of The Winnipeg Music Festival, usually in January of the academic year in which the award is given.

Graduate scholarships and awards

Scholarships are offered to graduate students based on the results of entrance auditions and academic merit. Eligibility criteria vary by award and applications are not required.

Scholarships are listed by area of study. 

Conducting

Henry Engbrecht Graduate Fellowship                           
Award #45282
Number of awards:  variable

Friends, colleagues, and former students of Professor Henry Engbrecht established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2007 to recruit top graduate students in choral conducting to the Desautels Faculty of Music. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative made a contribution to this fund. The award celebrates Professor Engbrecht’s dedication to choral music at the University and in the Manitoba community at large. Professor Engbrecht retired from the University in 2006 after 28 years as Director of Choral Studies. Each year, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more fellowships to students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time in the Master of Music (Conducting) program in the Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. have achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. have demonstrated experience in choral conducting; and 
  4. have, in the opinion of the selection committee, demonstrated excellence in choral conducting.
     

Philipp and Anna Wiebe Scholarship                                          
Award #45712 
Number of awards: variable

Philipp Ens, George D. Wiebe, and Alfred Schellenberg have established the Philipp and Anna Wiebe Endowment Fund with a gift to the Mennonite Foundation of Canada (MFC). A portion of the earnings on the fund will be used to offer a scholarship for a student in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, at the University of Manitoba. Normally, one scholarship will be offered each year. The scholarship will be offered to a graduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a Master of Music program;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study (or equivalent);
  3. has demonstrated outstanding musical and leadership abilities in choral conducting;
  4. has demonstrated a strong interest in choral music, generally, embracing a variety of secular and sacred musical styles, and a particular interest in the music of the congregation.

In any given year that there is no qualified graduate student, the scholarship will be offered to an undergraduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5;
  3. has demonstrated outstanding musical and leadership abilities in choral conducting;
  4. has demonstrated a strong interest in choral music, generally, embracing a variety of secular and sacred musical styles, and a particular interest in the music of the congregation.

Jazz

Desautels Faculty of Music Graduate Jazz Award                                           
Award #46159
Number of awards: 1

With an annual contribution of $5,000 for a period of five years, Dr. Peter Nickerson has established an annually funded scholarship to recruit and recognize top students pursuing graduate studies in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music, with a concentration in jazz performance. Each year, beginning in 2016-2017 and ending in 2020-2021, one scholarship of $5,000 will be offered to a graduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Music program with a concentration in jazz studies, and whose primary instrument is piano or bass;
  2. has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. has demonstrated excellence in performance in their principal instrument as determined by the selection committee.

A student may receive this award more than once providing they continue to meet the criteria.

Piano

James B. Hartman Scholarship
Award #26264
Number of awards: variable

Dr. James B. Hartman has made a bequest to the University of Manitoba to establish an endowment fund to offer scholarships to Music students who are studying keyboard (piano or organ). The fund will be used to offer the James B. Hartman Scholarship. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time in either a Bachelor of Music or Master of Music program at the University of Manitoba, with the Major Practical Study area being piano or organ;
  2. have achieved: (a) as continuing undergraduate students, a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5; or (b) as entering undergraduate students, a minimum 85% average on those courses considered for entrance scholarships; or (c) as graduate students, a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. have demonstrated excellence in the study of, and performance in, keyboard (piano or organ) as determined by the selection committee.

Whenever possible, scholarships are to be provided to both undergraduate and graduate students each year. The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of scholarships offered each year.

Strings and Guitar

Rose Scholarship
Award #27162
Number of awards: variable

Minna Rose Chung, DMA, and Kenton Fast generously established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba in 2016. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of the fund is to reward outstanding musical talent in students pursuing studies in cello (Performance Concentration) in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Each year, beginning in 2018-2019, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to cello students in the Desautels Faculty of Music who:

  1. are enrolled either: (a) as undergraduate students, full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the third or fourth year of study in the Performance Concentration, (b) as Post-Baccalaureate students, full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Performance, or (c) as graduate students, full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Music (Performance Concentration);
  2. have achieved either:  (a) as undergraduate students, a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0, or (b) as graduate students, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours of study; 
  3. have been ranked as the top cellists based on the performance assessment of the following: (i) as 3rd-year undergraduates, the 2nd year-end jury exam for Performance Concentration consideration; (ii) as 4th-year undergraduates, the 3rd-year recital mark; or (iii) as Post-Baccalaureate and Master’s students, the entrance audition.

In any given year, if there are no eligible cello candidates, the scholarship may be awarded to double bass students in the Performance Concentration who meet the criteria outlined above. If there are no eligible double bass candidates, the interest for that year shall be reinvested into the fund.

The selection committee will have the discretion to determine the number and value of awards offered each year based on the available funds.

The Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music (or designate) will name the selection committee for this award, and will include the donor (or designate) and/or the primary cello professor (or designate). 

Open to multiple areas

Dr. Bonnie Buhler Graduate Scholarships in Music                             
Award #46193
Number of awards: variable

Dr. Bonnie Buhler (LL.D. ’16) has donated a gift to create an endowment fund to support outstanding graduate students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Dr. Bonnie Buhler has been a driving force in philanthropy in Manitoba. Her impact in the community has been profound, and this gift continues her expression of exceptional generosity. Beginning in 2018-2019, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more  scholarships to graduate students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the first year of the Master of Music in Performance program (solo or collaborative) in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. in the opinion of the selection committee, have demonstrated outstanding skill and promise in performance as evidenced in the graduate auditions.

The scholarship is renewable to the recipients for a second year provided that the recipients:

  1. are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the second year of the Master of Music in Performance program (solo or collaborative) in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study.

The value of each scholarship shall not exceed the current value of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship for the Master of Music program.
 


Emőke Szathmáry Graduate Scholarship in Music                                          
Award #46054
Number of awards: 1 

Dr. Marcel A. Desautels has made a gift in honour of Dr. Emőke Szathmáry, President Emeritus, on the occasion of her retirement in 2014. This gift is in honour of her contributions to the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. The purpose of this scholarship is to attract top graduate students to the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Beginning in 2015-2016, the available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to a graduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in the first year of the Master of Music in Performance program (solo or collaborative) in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. in the opinion of the selection committee, has demonstrated outstanding skill and promise in performance as evidenced in the graduate auditions.

The scholarship is renewable to the recipient for a second year provided that the recipient:

  1. continues to be enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and in the second year of the Master of Music in Performance program (solo or collaborative) in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study.

This award will only be made to one student per year, and no new award recipients will be named during the years when an original recipient renews the award.
 


Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Graduate Scholarship                        
Award #46170
Number of awards: variable

With a generous gift from Marcel A. Desautels, an endowment fund has been established to support outstanding students in the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Each year, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one or more scholarships to graduate students who:

  1. are enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Music or Master of Arts- Music Research program offered through the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba; and
  2. have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study.

The scholarship is renewable at the value initially offered for a maximum of two (2) consecutive years of study at the Desautels Faculty of Music provided that the recipient continues to meet all the criteria. 

Each year the number and value of scholarships shall be determined by the Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music.
 


Tannis M. Richardson Fellowship in Music                                           
Award #46189
Number of awards: 1

Tannis M. Richardson has generously pledged a gift of $100,000 to establish an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of the fund is to recognize outstanding graduate students specializing in piano, strings, or voice in the Desautels Faculty of Music. Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the available annual income will be used to offer one fellowship to a graduate student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a Master of Music in Performance program (solo or collaborative) at the University of Manitoba, with the Major Practical Study area being piano, strings, or voice;
  2. has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
  3. in the opinion of the selection committee, has demonstrated outstanding skill and promise, as evidenced in the graduate auditions.

The fellowship is renewable in the following year of study, provided that the student continues to meet the criteria (1) and (2) above. Only one student may hold the fellowship at any given time.