awards

There are many opportunities to be rewarded at the Rotary Burlington Music Festival. At each competitive class, the adjudicator may select recipients of our gold, silver and bronze medals which are accompanied by certificates. Performers not receiving medals are presented with a ribbon.

Each adjudicator may designate certain performers as scholarship awardees. Our regular scholarships range in value from $100 for junior students, $150 for intermediate students, to $200 for senior students. In addition to the regular scholarships, Overall Outstanding Performer Scholarships are given in each category at the discretion of the adjudicators. These scholarships are very graciously donated by members of our community. Please view our Sponsor page to see who has donated thus far.

A Festival Gala Scholarship Class is included in the 2016 syllabus.  Participants will perform an Own Choice selection by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven.  The class is open to participants from RCM Grades/Levels 9 to Advanced (Post-ARCT) inclusive.  The class is open to performers in ALL solo instruments and voice (i.e. piano, strings, vocal, etc.).  A scholarship of $250 will be awarded to the winner of this class.  All participants will receive a written and verbal adjudication.

For more information and to register for this class, refer to category: Festival Gala Scholarship and class 12u (Grades/Levels 9-Advanced) in the Scholarship Classes section of the syllabus.

Changes to the Robert O. Elstone Memorial Scholarship:

The Rotary Club of Burlington Central annually gives teh Robert O. Elstone Memorial Scholarship to a most promising student at the RCM Grades/Levels 6-9 in memory of Robert O. Elstone, Festival Co-Founder, and in honour of his contributions to the Rotary Club of Burlington Central.

This year, in memory of his late wife, Lyla, who passed away in January, 2016 and who created a lasting legacy as ambassador of the Rotary Burlington Music Festival, the scholarship is renamed the Elstone Memorial Scholarship and two deserving young people will each receive a $500.00 scholarship within this class.  The scholarships will be named the Robert O. Elstone and the Lyla J. Elstone Scholarship.

The scholarship class, the Elstone Memorial Scholarship Class, is open to performers who reside in the Hamilton/Halton region in ALL solo instrument and voice categories.

The competitors will be selected by each festival adjudicator based on merit and level of performance during the festival weeks; therefore all Festival participants fitting the above criteria will be eligible for selection.  Each adjudicator will select the repertoire to be performed chosen from one of the selections performed at the festival.  The adjudicator's choice is final and no other selection can be chosen by the participant.  Each participant will receive a written and verbal adjudication, but no marks will be awarded.

NOTE: 1) The previous year's winner of the Elstone scholarship is not eligible to compete even if chosen by an adjudicator.  2.)  Registration for this class is not required.  Candidates will be contacted prior to the competition time. This competition will be scheduled after all competitive classes have been heard.

 

 

 

 

 

A  Festival Gala Scholarship class is included in the 2016 syllabus. Participants will perform an Own Choice selection by a Latin American composer.
Grades 9 to Open (Post-ARCT) inclusive.  The class is open to performers in ALL solo instrument categories (i.e. piano, strings, vocal, etc.).  


Repertoire used in this class may not be used in any other class.  A scholarship of $250 will be awarded to the winner of this class. 
All participants will receive a written and verbal adjudication.  For more information and to register for this class, refer to category: Festival Gala Scholarship and class 12u (Grades 9-Open) in the Scholarship Class section of the syllabus.

The Rotary Club of Burlington Central annually gives the Robert E. Elstone Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $600.00 to a most promising student at the RCM Grade/Level 6-9 in memory of Robert E. Elstone, Festival Co-Founder, and in honour of his contributions to the Rotary Club of Burlington Central.

This scholarship class, the Robert E. Elstone Scholarship Class, is open to performers who reside in the Hamilton/Halton region in ALL solo instrument and voice categories.  The competitors will be selected by each festival adjudicator based on merit and level of performance during the festival weeks, therefore all Festival participants fitting the above criteria will be eligible for selection.  Each adjudicator will select the repertoire to be performed chosen from one of the selections performed at the festival.  The adjudicator’s choice is final and no other selection can be chosen by the participant.  Each participant will receive a written and verbal adjudication, but no marks will be awarded.  There is only one winner of the scholarship.

NOTE: 1) The previous year’s winner of the Elstone scholarship is not eligible to compete even if chosen by an adjudicator.  2.)  Registration for this class is not required.  Candidates will be contacted prior to the competition time.  This competition will be scheduled after all competitive classes have been heard.

 

At the Grand Festival Concert, two new adjudicators are present, to select the top performers overall. On this evening, five additional scholarships are awarded: the Irish Family Scholarships for The Most Promising Overall Student ($1250) and the Runner-up ($750), the Sandra Brewer Founder's Scholarship for Most Promising Intermediate Performer ($300), the Cross, Fletcher, Oliver scholarships for The Most Promising Young Performer ($500) and the Runner-up ($200).

The Irish Family Scholarship Fund
Income from the Irish Family Scholarship Fund is restricted to providing an annual $1250 scholarship for "The Most Promising Overall Student" and a $750 runner-up scholarship at the Grand Festival Concert.

Bill Fleming Memorial Music Development Fund
The purpose of the Bill Fleming Memorial Music Development Fund is to encourage and provide financial support, if necessary, to those students that wish to experience the joy and benefits of music education and to develop their musical ability.