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.

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

 

Our 2018 diploma, scholarship, medal, and award recipients are…

 

ASSOCIATE OF CONSERVATORY CANADA IN MUSIC (ACCM), PERFORMANCE

Robin Chan, Port Moody, BC – Piano, Marjory Purdy

Zachary Meierhofer, Lethbridge, AB – Piano, Craig Webber

David Webber, Lethbridge, AB – Piano, Craig Webber

 

D.F. COOK ASSOCIATE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

David Webber, Lethbridge, AB – Piano, Craig Webber

 

LYNDA REHDER KENNEDY MEMORIAL MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Grade 9 – Eric Y. Lee, Nepean, ON – Catherine Donkin

Grade 10 – Lucas Hung, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

 

CARL DUGGAN MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Grade 9 – Emily Jurek, Quesnel, BC – Melanie McKinnon

Grade 10 – Sarah Drover, Flatrock, NL – Angela Warren

 

CAROLINE CONRON & MARGUERITE GEIGER NATIONAL PIANO TRAVEL AND STUDY SCHOLARSHIP

David Girt, London, ON – Clark Bryan

Eric Y. Lee, Nepean, ON – Catherine Donkin

Queena Liu, London, ON – Clark Bryan

Olivia Wong, Coquitlam, BC

Selena Zou, Ottawa, ON – Lorraine Griffith

 

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Ann Dicker Scholarship (Piano): Catherine Lyons, Parry Sound, ON – Judy Freeman 

Bee/Wallis Piano Scholarship: Zhanchang Zhang, Surry, BC   

Carl Duggan Memorial Scholarship (Voice): Allison Power, Ottawa, ON – Lauren Richardson

Charles Howard Beaudoin Memorial Scholarship (Piano): Eric Y. Lee, Nepean, ON – Catherine Donkin

Conservatory Canada Scholarships: Jeffrey Lewis, Thunder Bay, ON – Sheryl Thiel; Owen Spicer, London, ON – Karen Ann Schuessler

D.F. Cook Regional ScholarshipsL: (Atlantic) Ella Antle, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow; (Central) Sophie Conrad, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy; (Western) Amanda Chan, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Denis and Patricia Frehlich Scholarship (CI): Natalie Wong, East York, ON – Tania Maalouf

Earle Terry Memorial Scholarships (Voice): Jude Lobo, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy; Cydney Morris, Port Elgin, ON – Jeanette Steeves 

Edward (Ted) Lincoln Memorial Scholarship (Associate): David Webber, Lethbridge, AB – Craig Webber 

Eileen Higgin Scholarships (Voice): (Jr) Monica Marie-Zen Bolilia, Fort McMurray, AB – Kimerica Parr; (Int) Angela Bittman, Spruce Grove, AB – Helen Stuart; (Sr) Jessica Zaugg, Cherry Grove, AB – Crystal Zaugg

Ellen Ackermann Memorial Scholarship (Piano): David Girt, London, ON – Clark Bryan 

Elva Maria Wiltsie Memorial Scholarship: Raija Myllymaa, Thunder Bay, ON – Kathleen Moore 

Eric S. Lewis Memorial Scholarship: Stephen Babin, Niagara Falls, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

Gerald Fagan Scholarship (Voice): Jessie Froehlich, Wynyard, SK – Marilynn Lazorko 

Gordon C. Wallis Piano Scholarship: Julia Crowther, Penticton, BC – Joseph Berarducci

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, PIANO

PRE-GRADE 1

Phoenix Li, Nanaimo, BC – Susan Schleppe

Georgia Denouden, Guelph, ON – Cynthia Kinnunen

Lauren Ramsay, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

GRADE 1

Josephine Reisdorf, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Vivian Tran, Pitt Meadows, BC – Elizabeth Ann Kearney

Cassidy Vieira, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Noah Addie, Cow Bay, NS – Courtney Clark-Denty

Isabella Woo, Toronto, ON – Natalia Ryjanovskaia

Olivia Kostyk, Saskatoon, SK – Della Roy

 

GRADE 2

Renee Wilson, Lethbridge, AB – Maureen Furtado

Emma Donnelly, 100 Mile House, BC – Ginny-Lou Alexander

Reece Wong, Stony Mountain, MB – Kristen Schulz

Jenna Zwicker, Dartmouth, NS – Courtney Clark-Denty

Audrey Lepage, Kapuskasing, ON – Gloria Cote

Rory MacMillan, Moose Jaw, SK – Cora Melanson

 

GRADE 3

Teya Quinton, Wetaskiwin, AB – Jackie Nichols

Sarah Park, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Neela Subramaniam, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Ella Gasparotto, Thunder Bay, ON – Kim Karioja

Ava Patola, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

 

GRADE 4

Emily Ding, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Sarah Robbins, Port Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Sacha Newman, Winnipeg, MB – Ken Adams

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

Kelly Huang, Peterborough, ON

Valerie Rollheiser, Lloydminster, SK – Pamela Rollheiser

 

GRADE 5

Alexa St-Pierre, Slave Lake, AB – Susanne Campbell

Joshua Park, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Paula Liu, Winnipeg, MB – Ken Adams

Maria Keough, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Kayla Smith, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Raija Myllymaa, Thunder Bay, ON – Kathleen Moore

Jorja Kroeker, Lloydminster, SK – Pamela Rollheiser

 

GRADE 6

Andrew Van Hecke, Barrhead, AB – Jennifer Thomas

Amanda Chan, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Emma Yang, Winnipeg, MB

Holly Butt, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

Jason Wang, Peterborough, ON – Andrew Harbridge

Dallas Mehrer, Churchbridge, SK

 

GRADE 7

Jacqueline DeViller, St. Albert, AB – June Mann

Ara Kwon, Port Moody, BC – Marjory Purdy

Sara Klassen, Winnipeg, MB – Madeline Hildebrand

Reuben Redekop, London, ON – Gerald Vreman

Kenzie Taylor, Saskatoon, SK – Heather Blakley

 

GRADE 8

Adam Fehr, Parkland County, AB – Heather Fehr

Zhanchang Zhang, Surrey, BC

Alexander Nguyen, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Ella Antle, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Charlotte Rajsic, Ottawa, ON

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, CELLO

GRADE 2

Sianne Bassingthwaite, Nipawin, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 3

Sianne Bassingthwaite, Nipawin, SK – Alicia Vopni-Summach

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, FLUTE

GRADE 6

Sydney Brouillard-Coyle, Windsor, ON


CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, ORGAN

GRADE 10

Owen Spicer, London, ON – Karen Ann Schuessler

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, TRUMPET

GRADE 3

Michael Anthony Moreau, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VIOLIN

GRADE 1

Ian Lee, Okotoks, AB – Catherine Stephen

Jennifer Summach, Tisdale, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 2

Natalia Stephaniuk, Wynyard, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 3

Isaac Ho, Vancouver, BC – John Lai

 

GRADE 4

Austin Novak, Kuroki, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 5

Sianne Bassingthwaite, Nipawin, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 8

Shawn McAdam, Tisdale, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VOICE

GRADE 1

Monica Marie-Zen Bolilia, Fort McMurray, AB – Kimerica Parr

Bridget Whittle, St. John’s, NL – Gillian Burry

Natalie Annis O’Neil, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

GRADE 2

Tatiana von Kuster, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Kelsie Scott, St. John’s, NL – Peter Macdonald

Audrey Lepage, Kapuskasing, ON

 

GRADE 3

Letong Wang, Winnipeg, MB – Elizabeth Rotoff

Kiran Ohson, Portugal Cove, NL – Angela Warren

Yuqing Ge, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

 

GRADE 4

Francheska Christine Magbanua, Fort McMurray, AB – Kimerica Parr

Anneka von Kuster, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Daniel Dumaresque Correa, St. John’s, NL – Peter Macdonald

Cindy Zhang, Kanata, ON – Gloria Jean Nagy

Taylor Lewis, Moose Jaw, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

                        

GRADE 5

Nicole Lambert, St. John’s, NL – Gillian Burry

Atputhan Segaratnasingam, Ajax, ON – David Mccartney

 

GRADE 6

Sara Englund, Quesnel, BC – Melanie McKinnon

Ruby Christie, St. John’s, NL – Angela Warren

Sophie Conrad, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

Matthew Christensen, Wynyard, SK – Marilynn Lazorko

 

GRADE 7

Angela Bittman, Spruce Grove, AB – Helen Stuart

Erin Johnston, St. John’s, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Alison Power, Ottawa, ON – Lauren Richardson

 

GRADE 8

Keziah Froese, Williams Lake, BC – Angela Sommer

Alanna McPherson, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Ella Antle, St. John’s, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Jude Lobo, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

Jessie Froehlich, Wynyard, SK – Marilynn Lazorko

 

WRITTEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, THEORY

THEORY 1

Aveline McKinnon, Calgary, AB – Marian Parrott

Ella Matthews, Lloydminster, AB – Pamela Rollheiser

Marina Heisel, Port Moody, BC – Charlene Dubrule

Paula Liu, Winnipeg, MB – Ken Adams

Emily Meade, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Kayla Smith, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Maya Padlewska, Clayton, ON – Cheryl Jarvis Woods

Emily Cousins, Kensington, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Jorja Kroeker, Lloydminster, SK – Pamela Rollheiser

Reese Nelson, Mortlach, SK – Joanne Olmstead

 

THEORY 2

Jacqueline DeViller, St. Albert, AB – June Mann

Marina Heisel, Port Moody, BC – Charlene Dubrule

Kendra Gossen, Winnipeg, MB – Rebecca Thiessen

Holly Butt, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

Anthony Bevilacqua, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

Nicole Litwin, Highgate, ON – Beth Gladstone

Arielle Longo, Niagara Falls, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

Lucas Pietrangelo, Niagara Falls, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

Lindsay Stewart, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Lindsay Gauthier, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

 

THEORY 3

Mercedes Giesbrecht, Wetaskiwin, AB – Anita Reisdorf

Amanda Willms, Rose Prairie, BC – Mary Yurchenko

Sarah Faith Nicole Yi Hui Shing, Winnipeg, MB – Roxanne McGahey

Kelly Song, Stittsville, ON – Cheryl Wallace

Tori DesRoche, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

THEORY 4

Analise Burghardt, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Adam Fehr, Parkland County, AB – Heather Fehr

Megan Strydom, Millet, AB – Gayle Anderson

Kaeleigh Chong, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Sara Klassen, Winnipeg, MB – Nicole Froese

Ella Rempel, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Ella Antle, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Courtney Clark, Eastern Passage, NS – Peggy Harrison

Joshua Willick, London, ON – Roxanne McGahey

Shawn McAdam, Tisdale, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

THEORY 5

Maria Anna Niemczyk, Port Coquitlam, BC – Michael Sommerville

Selena Zou, Ottawa, ON – Lorraine Griffith

 

THEORY 6       

Sarah Esau, Calgary, AB – LaDona Ahenda

Emma Chong, Coquitlam, BC – Michael Sommerville

Alan Nguyen, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Emily Qin, Kanata, ON – Lori Lynn Penny

Julian Guidote, Montreal, QC – Arpi Meguerditchian

 

THEORY 7(B)

Daniel Webber, Lethbridge, AB – Craig Webber

 

WRITTEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, HISTORY                                                                                                                     

HISTORY 5

Stephanie You, Calgary, AB – Barb Mitchell

Siu-Chee Matthew Kung, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Owen Spicer, London, ON – Karen Ann Schuessler

 

HISTORY 6

Sarah Chapeskie, Victoria, BC – Pamela Smirl

Alan Nguyen, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Adelynn Neil, Stittsville, ON – Betty Harris

 

HISTORY 7

Zachary Meierhofer, Lethbridge, AB – Craig Webber

Robin Chan, Port Moody, BC – Michael Sommerville

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, PIANO

LEVEL 1

Luke Simpson, Calgary, AB – Kim Szabo (Music and Play Canada Inc.)

Natalie Wong, East York, ON – Tania Maalouf

Clarity Smith, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

LEVEL 2

David Aelisabetei, Calgary, AB – Sarah Wong (Music and Play Canada Inc.)

Jake Jeong, Castlegar, BC – Tammy Francis

Gabrielle Cooper, Winnipeg, MB – Rebecca Thiessen

Autumn Johnston, Rothesay, NB – Rita Raymond

Olyvia Burdick, Peterborough, ON – Erica Hernandez

Ian Sharpe, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

LEVEL 3

Jadon Chang, Calgary, AB – Kim Szabo (Music and Play Canada Inc.)

Gabriel Podoxin, Coquitlam, BC – Charlene Dubrule

Ryan Picotte, Ottawa, ON – Helen Goff

 

LEVEL 4

Zoe Simpson, Calgary, AB – Kim Szabo (Music and Play Canada Inc.)

Danica Gritchin, Castlegar, BC – Tammy Francis

Audrey Goddard, Ottawa, ON – Elaine Keillor

Zachary Rasmussen, Kanata, ON – Dan Tremblay

                                                                                                                          

LEVEL 5

Telesa Bullock, Medicine Hat, AB – Dawn Keim

Charlotte Burgess, Ottawa, ON – Elaine Keillor

 

LEVEL 6

Marina Heisel, Port Moody, BC – Charlene Dubrule

Jeffrey Lewis, Thunder Bay, ON – Sheryl Thiel

Lindsay Stewart, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

LEVEL 7

Parker Gawryletz, Cochrane, AB – Derek Stoll

Maxx Podovinikoff, Grand Forks, BC – Tammy Francis

Victor Kudriavtsev, Kingston, ON – Crystal Lehtimaki

 

LEVEL 8

Benjamin Widish, Calgary, AB – Nathene Arthur

Mark Barnes, Burnaby, BC – April Smith

Stephen Babin, Niagara Falls, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

 

LEVEL 10

Evelyn Davenport, Thunder Bay, ON – Kathy Schmidt

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, GUITAR

LEVEL 1

Maaya Peshin, Maple Ridge, BC – Eduardo Baena

 

LEVEL 2

Matthew Freitag, Ottawa, ON – M. Robert MacSpurren

 

LEVEL 3

Micah Saunderson, Charlie Lake, BC – Aaron Eady (Simply Music)

 

LEVEL 5

Owen Sweet, Pitt Meadows, BC – Rafael Bianzeno Lehugeur

Tommy Sachs, Ottawa, ON – M. Robert MacSpurren

 

LEVEL 8

Aaron Eady, Fort St. John, BC – Simply Music

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VOICE

LEVEL 1

Daniela Raz, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Danae Hallett, Caron, SK – Sierra Campbell

 

LEVEL 2

Hayden Baertsoen, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Nicole Gray, Moose Jaw, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

LEVEL 3

Lily Bartlam, Grand Bend, ON – Rachelle Courtney

 

LEVEL 4

Rachel Hershoran, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney                                       

 

LEVEL 5

Tianna Saunderson, Charlie Lake, BC – Tammy Saunderson (Simply Music)

Molly Cronin, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Reese Nelson, Mortlach, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

LEVEL 6

Clara Lodwig, Calgary, AB – Juliana Lau

Jessica deKort, Denfield, ON – Rachelle Courtney

Alicia Zarubin, Moose Jaw, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

LEVEL 8

Jessica Zaugg, Cherry Grove, AB – Crystal Zaugg

 

BOOK AWARD WINNERS

Honouring Wes Hindle: Nicole Lambert, St. John’s, NL – Gillian Burry

Honouring Carmen Sprovieri: Jasmine Nguyen, Tecumseh, ON – Alyssa Sleiman