Competitions

The Department of Music hosts two annual performance competitions, the Concerto Competition and the Alberta Baroque Music Society Scholarship in Music scholarship competition.

Concerto Competition

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Auditions for the 2022-2023 Concerto Competition will take place on Friday October 28, 2022 in Convocation Hall (Time TBD).

Winners — Two performers will be selected to perform as soloists, one with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble (dir. A. Schroeder, Date TBA), the other with the University Symphony Orchestra (dir. P. Dundjerski, Date TBA).

Eligibility — All students registered in the BMus or BA (Music Major), MMus, or DMus programs, and non-Music majors registered in Music X24, X26, X27, SWE, or USO are eligible. Previous winners of the competition are not eligible.

Memorization & Full-Work Expectations — All performances are from memory. Full works will be performed at the concerts with the ensembles.

Audition Time Limits — Each candidate will provide a representative sample (some or all of each movement) of the full work within 18 minutes, from memory, with piano accompaniment. Consult with your instructor and pianist to abridge tutti sections and movements. The audition will be stopped after 18 minutes of playing.

Jury Decision — Decisions are without appeal and will be announced either immediately after the event or the next business day. The jury panel will not provide written feedback to the candidates.

Register by midnight, October 1, 2022 here:

Concerto Competition Entry Form

 Please direct any questions to Prof. Guillaume Tardif


Alberta Baroque Music Society Scholarship in Music

Auditions for the upcoming scholarship competition will take place on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 5:00pm. Participants should perform a few concert selections (arias, concerto movements, solos) from the Baroque period (max. 15 minutes). To schedule an audition, please email Prof. Guillaume Tardif .

Field of Study: Music

Conditions: To be awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of study in an undergraduate degree program or entering any year of a graduate degree program, in the Department of Music. The recipient will be selected on the basis of excellence in academic standing and proficiency in performing repertoire from the Baroque period (instrument or voice). Recipients of the award may also be considered by the Alberta Baroque Society for an appearance with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.

Funded by: Endowed by the Alberta Baroque Music Society

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Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of Music