Diploma and Award Recipients

The annual convocation ceremony at Conservatory Canada is our opportunity to acknowledge the many talented musicians who undertake our examinations, and to recognize their achievements in person. Each year we award over 180 medals and more than $30,000 in scholarships to students across the country. We also present Associate and Licentiate Diplomas, including an Honorary Licentiate Diploma awarded to an acclaimed musician or pedagogue who has made significant contributions to their musical community.

Due to COVID-19, our annual ceremony will not be taking place this academic year. However, all awards have been distributed as in past years.

To learn more about the criteria for our Medals for Excellence and scholarships, please visit the Criteria for Awards and Scholarships page.

 

Our 2021 diploma, scholarship, medal, and award recipients are…

 

ASSOCIATE OF CONSERVATORY CANADA IN MUSIC (ACCM), TEACHING

Barbara Lynn Davio, Stony Plain, AB – Piano, Diane Ferguson

 

ASSOCIATE OF CONSERVATORY CANADA IN MUSIC (ACCM), PERFORMANCE

Julia Crowther, Penticton, BC – Piano, Joseph Berarducci

Eric Huang, Georgetown, ON – Piano, Sharon Dutton

Daniel Webber, Lethbridge County, AB – Piano, Craig Webber

 

D.F. COOK ASSOCIATE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Daniel Webber, Lethbridge County, AB – Piano, Craig Webber

 

DAVID GREENSLADE MEMORIAL MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Grade 9 – Maria Bella Han, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Grade 10 – Mimi Zhang, London, ON – Gerald Vreman

 

CARL DUGGAN MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Grade 9 – Benjamin James, St. John’s, NL – Peter Macdonald

Grade 10 – Sophia Drover, St. John’s, NL – Angela Warren

 

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Ann Dicker Scholarship (Piano)

Rachel Auld, Seguin, ON – Theresa Beninger

 

Bee/Wallis Piano Scholarship

Sasha Reimer, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

 

Carl Duggan Memorial Scholarship (Voice)

Ira Shankar, Winnipeg, MB – Elizabeth Rotoff

 

Charles Howard Beaudoin Memorial Scholarship (Piano)

Luke Gerein, Kemptville, ON – Susan Heidebrecht

 

Conservatory Canada Scholarships

Micah Radke Lawrence, Dapp, AB – Heather Brown

Eric Y. Lee, Nepean, ON – Catherine Donkin

 

Conservatory Canada Contemporary Idioms Scholarship

Hayden Baertsoen, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

 

D.F. Cook Regional Scholarships

(Atlantic) Lydia Meaney, Paradise, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

(Central) Layla-Bjort Taherzadeh, Ottawa, ON – Catherine Donkin

(Western) Qi Fang Liu, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

 

Dr. W.E. Janzen Memorial Scholarship

Ally Jiang, Whitby, ON – Eleanor Gummer

 

Earle Terry Memorial Scholarships (Voice)

Ziyuan Ma, Markham, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

Irina Hawryluck, Kanata, ON – Gloria Jean Nagy

 

Edward (Ted) Lincoln Memorial Scholarship (Associate)

Daniel Webber, Lethbridge, AB – Craig Webber

 

Eileen Higgin Scholarships (Voice)

(Jr) Elizabeth Shakeshaft, Wetaskiwin, AB – KatieLyn Anderson

(Int) Jaedyn Dewald, Wetaskiwin, AB – KatieLyn Anderson

(Sr) Daniel Gosse, Edmonton, AB – Deanna Clee

 

Ellen Ackermann Memorial Scholarship (Piano)

Mimi Zhang, London, ON – Gerald Vreman

 

Elva Maria Wiltsie Memorial Scholarship

Brandon Wu, Port Coquitlam, BC – Michael Sommerville

 

Eric S. Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Molly Cronin, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

 

Gerald Fagan Scholarship (Voice)

Benjamin James, St. John’s, NL – Peter Macdonald

 

Gordon C. Wallis Piano Scholarship

Maria Bella Han, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

 

Harry & Sylvia Novak Memorial Scholarship (Strings)

Keely Hadwen, Melfort, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

Helen Ingram Memorial Scholarship

Rhaia Egleston, London, ON – Jenny Nauta

 

Hélène Blais Music Scholarships (Piano)

(Grade 3) Emma D’Souza, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

(Grade 4) Chenyang Zhao, Saskatoon, SK – Marilee Risling

(Grade 5) Chamaine Leung, Coquitlam, BC – Ely Chan

 

J. Allyn Taylor Scholarship

Dang Khoa Le, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

 

Jack and Louise Speake Scholarship (Woodwinds)

Sean Shi, Grande Prairie, AB – Robert Howey

 

Lionel and Monica Beaudoin Memorial Scholarship

Aislyn Douglas, Thunder Bay, ON – Derek Oger

 

Mary Black Memorial Scholarship (Piano)

Benjamin Chi, Chelsea, QC – Catherine Donkin

 

Nell King Award for Strings

Mackenzie Thesen, Carrot River, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

Norman and Alice Pyman Memorial Scholarships

Vienna Chang Lu – Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Lydia Chung, Surrey, BC – Marjory Purdy

Alexander Hung, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

 

Patricia Joselyn Scholarship

Emily Ding, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

 

Preston Meyer Memorial Scholarship

Ian Gao, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

 

Sister Callistus Arnsby Memorial Scholarship (Piano)

Isabella Frankfort, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

 

Thomas C. Chattoe Scholarship

Emmett Jackson, Blackie, AB – Wade Tutt

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, PIANO

PRE-GRADE 1

Sophie Naidoo, St Albert, AB – June Mann

Layla Violet Matchim, St John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Sarah Wolfe, Ottawa, ON – Rachael Hunter

 

GRADE 1

Leanne McLeod, Slave Lake, AB – Susanne Campbell

Alexander Hung, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Alexia Wang, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Charis Greeley, Dartmouth, NS – Emma Skeete

Malachi Skeete, Dartmouth, NS – Emma Skeete

Maya Kalkowska, Aurora, ON – Madeleine Swain

Athena Peng, Saskatoon, SK – Heather Kurtenbach

 

GRADE 2

Neala Lafond, Wembley, AB – Gwendolyn Bartek

Lydia Chung, Surrey, BC – Marjory Purdy

Ian Gao, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Noah H. Roche, St. John’s, NL – Anna James

Samantha Mireku, Ottawa, ON – Olivia Adams

Emma D’Souza, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

 

GRADE 3

Kalan Robson, Calgary, AB – Music & Play Canada Inc.

Anastasia Stupnikova, Calgary, AB – Music & Play Canada Inc.

Rialto Caron, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Alexa Pitz, Winnipeg, MB – Leanne Hiebert

Abigale Cull, Musgravetown, NL – Christy Romaine

Nathaniel Stewart, Burlington, ON – Mario Commisso

Ismail Badawi, Montreal, QC – Ann Empey

Emma D’Souza, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

 

GRADE 4

Serena Moan, St. Albert, AB – Sherry Ann Lynn

Robertson Davies, Port Hardy, BC – Marcia O’Neill

Egan Woolfrey, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Bohao Yan, Stittsville, ON – Fen-En Chiang

Terrence Tang, Manotick, ON – Elaine Keillor

Chenyang Zhao, Saskatoon, SK – Marilee Risling

 

GRADE 5

Joyce Chen, Calgary, AB – Rhona-Mae Arca

Chamaine Leung, Coquitlam, BC – Ely Chan

Vienna Chang Lu, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Madison Clarke, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

James MacKinnon, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Dawson Haack, Thunder Bay, ON – Kathleen Moore

Clayton D’Souza, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

 

GRADE 6

Maria Migliniece, Fort McMurray, AB – Jessica McIntosh

Chamaine Leung, Coquitlam, BC – Ely Chan

Luke Gerein, Kemptville, ON – Susan Heidebrecht

Anran Liang, Saskatoon, SK – Marilee Risling

 

GRADE 7

Qi Fang Liu, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Neela Subramaniam, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Mark Butt, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

Hillary Davis, Dartmouth, NS – Wayne Rogers

Isabella Frankfort, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

Denalyn Coziahr, Saskatoon, SK – Heather Kurtenbach

 

GRADE 8

Sasha Reimer, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Lauren Harris, Port Moody, BC – April Smith

Amelia Wozniak, Surrey, BC – Alison d’Entremont

Jada Crane, Bay Bulls, NL – Jennifer Benson

Dang Khoa Le, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Isabella Frankfort, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

Benjamin Chi, Chelsea, QC – Catherine Donkin

Jorja Kroeker, Lloydminster, SK – Pamela Rollheiser

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, CLARINET

GRADE 8

Sean Shi, Grande Prairie, AB – Robert Howey

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, FLUTE

GRADE 1

Abigale Cull, Musgravetown, NL – Debra Russell

 

GRADE 3

Hyeonseok Kim, Fort St John, BC – Simply Music

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VIOLIN

GRADE 1

Mackenzie Thesen, Carrot River, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 2

Sefryn Larsen, Aylsham, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni
 

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VOICE

GRADE 1

Brielle Ingram, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Felix Lepage, Kapuskasing, ON – Natalie Pope-Lepage

 

GRADE 2

Georgia Schnurer, Millet, AB – Magdalena Melax

Ira Shankar, Winnipeg, MB – Elizabeth Rotoff

 

GRADE 3

Carolina Corona, Winnipeg, MB – Elizabeth Rotoff

Charlotte Harris, St. John’s, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Mira Parthasarathy, Nepean, ON – Gloria Jean Nagy

Amelia Putz, Air Ronge, SK

 

GRADE 4

Elizabeth Shakeshaft, Wetaskiwin, AB – KatieLyn Anderson

Eva Chambers, Winnipeg, MB – Elizabeth Rotoff

Noah H. Roche, St. John’s, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Odin Baldwin, Toronto, ON

 

GRADE 5

Jaedyn Dewald, Wetaskiwin, AB – KatieLyn Anderson

Maia Anne Mckeown, St. John’s, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Audrey Lepage, Kapuskasing, ON – Natalie Pope-Lepage

Rhesa Petersen, Nipawin, SK – Alicia Vopni-Summach

 

GRADE 6

Anneka von Kuster, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Lydia Meaney, Paradise, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

 

GRADE 7

Makayla Forde, Edmonton, AB – Deanna Clee

Victoria Brimble, Winnipeg, MB – Donna Fletcher

Evan Natsheh, St. John’s, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Kieran Prouty, London, ON – Natalie Pratt

 

GRADE 8

Heather Gay Cuglietta, Quesnel, BC – Catherine Heinzelman

Emmajane Donnan, St. John’s, NL – Angela Warren

Ziyuan Ma, Markham, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

 

WRITTEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, THEORY

THEORY 1

Gwyneth Swales, Calgary, AB – LaDona Ahenda

Julie Heisel, Port Moody, BC – Charlene Dubrule

Chamaine Leung, Coquitlam, BC – Ely Chan

Micah Witt Oguzoglu, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Jessica Stephenson, Bloomfield, NL

Cliodhna Evoy, Stirling, ON – Michael Faulkner

Ian Sharpe, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Emily Reutz, Foam Lake, SK – Marjory Moldon

 

THEORY 2

Jayna Dreger, Saddle Hills County, AB – Carmen Bartel

Nirvika Pillay, Victoria, BC – Michael Smirl

Neela Subramaniam, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Audrey Lepage, Kapuskasing, ON – Gloria Cote

Myriam Lepage, Kapuskasing, ON – Gloria Cote

Claire Sharpe, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Ava Patola, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

 

THEORY 3

Emily Ding, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Sasha Reimer, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Nirvika Pillay, Victoria, BC – Michael Smirl

Neela Subramaniam, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Kayla Smith, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Michela Bevilacqua, St. Davids, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

Luke Gillis, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

THEORY 4

Hannah Smith, Calgary, AB – LaDona Ahenda

Marina Heisel, Port Moody, BC – Sylvia Maltby

Tegwen Bryan, Winnipeg, MB – Leanne Hiebert

Dang Khoa Le, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Dawson Haack, Thunder Bay, ON – Kathleen Moore

Abegail Wall, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Taylor Lewis, Moose Jaw, SK – Joanne Olmstead

 

THEORY 5

Stella Tarulli, St. Catharines, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

 

THEORY 6       

Yolanda Kakoschke, Wetaskiwin, AB – Heather McGuire

Connor Baetz, Kanata, ON – Ann Empey

 

THEORY 7(A)

Eric Huang, Georgetown, ON – Sharon Dutton

 

THEORY 7(B)

Naomi Knoch, Raymond, AB – Craig Webber

Marilee Mansfield, Almonte, ON – Ann Empey

 

WRITTEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, HISTORY                                                                                                                     

HISTORY 5

Maria Bella Han, Coquitlam, BC – Michael Sommerville

Mimi Zhang, London, ON – Gerald Vreman

 

HISTORY 6

Sean Shi, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Siu-Chee Matthew Kung, Winnipeg, MB – Bennet Charter

Connor Baetz, Kanata, ON – Ann Empey

 

HISTORY 7

Daniel Webber,  Lethbridge County, AB – Craig Webber

Bridget Meagher, Courtenay, BC

 

WRITTEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, PIANO PEDAGOGY

Barbara Lynn Davio, Stoney Plain, AB – Diane Ferguson

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, PIANO

LEVEL 1

Elizabeth Honish, Calgary, AB – Candice Bouman

George Lebbon, Kelowna, BC – Wendy Puttick

Sophie Hillyard, Orillia, ON – Sherry McKinnon

Louis-Gabriel Chaisson, Miscouche, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

LEVEL 2

Maximo Duenez Riojas, Calgary, AB – Jennifer Aumentado

Annika Merg, Rossland, BC – Nicole Zimmer

Eloise Hedges, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Victor Taylor, Stittsville, ON – Dan Tremblay

Hayden MacQueen, Kinkora, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Zoe Kabatoff, Saskatoon, SK – Heather Kurtenbach

 

LEVEL 3

Ava Bueckert, Okotoks, AB – Chelsea Bustin

Natalie Nowicki, Rossland, BC – Nicole Zimmer

Emily Fan-Lun, Toronto, ON – David Mccartney

Clara Murza, Saskatoon, SK – Della Roy

 

LEVEL 4

Micah Radke Lawrence, Dapp, AB – Heather Brown

Chloe Fournier-Hill, Williams Lake, BC – Angela Sommer

Simon Jongedijk, Toronto, ON – David Mccartney

Jeremiah Sampson, Kensington, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Olivia Kostyk, Saskatoon, SK – Heather Kurtenbach

 

LEVEL 5

Ainsley Hyde, Medicine Hat, AB – Meghan Doherty

Julie Heisel, Port Moody, BC – Charlene Dubrule

Finnegan Follis, Vars, ON – Heather Huisman

Ian Sharpe, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

LEVEL 6

Zoe Simpson, Calgary, AB – Music & Play Canada Inc.

Nyah Duncan, Fort St. James, BC – Norma Hoy

Shannon Bodnarus, Arborg, MB – Brenda Gulay

Sarah Essaddam, Kingston, ON – Crystal Lehtimaki

 

LEVEL 7

Lincoln Daniels, Calgary, AB – Jennifer Aumentado

Danica Gritchin, Castlegar, BC – Tammy Francis

Damian Piotrowski, Milton, ON – Susan Edmonds

 

LEVEL 8

Conrad Lodwig, Calgary, AB – Jennifer Aumentado

Nicola Fornelli, St. Catharines, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

 

LEVEL 9

Jennifer Zwarun, Niagara Falls, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VOICE

LEVEL 1

Anastasia Stupnikova, Calgary, AB – Oksana Krasnozhen

Raya Campbell, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

 

LEVEL 2

Tessa Pritchett-White, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Cassandra Sampson, Kensington, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Eden Brown, Moose Jaw, SK

 

LEVEL 3

Hannah Schaeffer, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Riley Coombes, Mount Pearl, NL – Justin Goulding

Edmund Wang, Oakville, ON – Christian Bell-Young

 

LEVEL 4

Emma Neville, Mount Pearl, NL – Justin Goulding

Marissa Gosse, Ilderton, ON – Rachelle Courtney

 

LEVEL 5

Hayden Baertsoen, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Jordan Engstrom, Assiniboia, SK

 

LEVEL 6

Rhaia Egleston, London, ON – Jenny Nauta

Brynn MacAusland, Charlottetown, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

LEVEL 7

Carlee Mackenzie, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Taylor Lewis, Moose Jaw, SK

 

LEVEL 8

Nadia Gill, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Molly Cronin, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Keira Tomietto, Holland Landing, ON – Linda Condy

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, GUITAR

LEVEL 1

Emmett Jackson, Blackie, AB – Wade Tutt

 

LEVEL 2

Brooke-Lynn Lambourn, Calgary, AB – Wade Tutt

 

LEVEL 4

Samantha Richards, Midland, ON – Brent Robitaille

 

LEVEL 5

Calvin Mulder, Hamilton, ON – Christian Bell-Young

 

LEVEL 8

Calvin Mulder, Hamilton, ON

 

 

BOOK AWARD WINNERS

Honouring Wes Hindle: Qi Fang Liu, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Honouring Carmen Sprovieri: Roberta Iuvale, Victoria, BC – Pamela Smirl