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 200 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 a Canadian who has made a significant contribution to music in Canada.

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

 

Our 2017 diploma, scholarship, medal, and award recipients are…

 

ASSOCIATE OF CONSERVATORY CANADA IN MUSIC (ACCM), PERFORMANCE

Hannah Gayle Kate Anderson, Wetaskiwin, AB – Piano, Gayle Anderson
Amanda Andrishak, Edmonton, AB – Violin, Martina Smazal

Fanen Chiang, Winnipeg, MB – Piano, Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Johanna Hatt, Richmond Hill, ONVoice, Carolynne Sue Davy

Christina Kempenaar, Rosslyn, ON – Piano, Derek Oger

Angela Webber, Lethbridge, AB – Piano, Craig Webber

 

ASSOCIATE OF CONSERVATORY CANADA IN MUSIC (ACCM), TEACHING

Karen Megumi Wood, Coquitlam, BC – Piano, Marjory Purdy

 

D.F. COOK ASSOCIATE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Hannah Gayle Kate Anderson, Wetaskiwin, AB – Piano, Gayle Anderson

 

LYNDA REHDER KENNEDY MEMORIAL MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Grade 9 – Yolanda Kakoschke, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Grade 10 – Stephen Wiebe, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

 

CARL DUGGAN MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

Grade 9 – Sarah Drover, Flatrock, NL – Angela Warren

 

LILLIAN AND DON WRIGHT NATIONAL VOICE TRAVEL AND STUDY SCHOLARSHIP

Sarah Drover, Flatrock, NL – Angela Warren

Mackenzie Drover, Torbay, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Anna James, St. John’s, NL – Cheryl Hickman / Caroline Schiller

Erin Lee, St. John’s, NL – Angela Warren

Kasia Swintak, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Madox Terrell, Ottawa, ON – Charlotte Stewart

 

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Ann Dicker Scholarship (Piano): Jared Houghton, Nottawa, ON – Christine Gardhouse

Bee/Wallis Piano Scholarship: Isaiah Edwards, Winnipeg, MB – Dianne Norris

Carl Duggan Memorial Scholarship (Voice): Ella Antle, St. John’s, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Caron Whitlaw Hiebert Piano Scholarship: Alexander Nguyen, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Charles Howard Beaudoin Memorial Scholarship (Piano): Katri Lehtimaki-Flannagan, Inverary, ON – Crystal Lehtimaki

Conservatory Canada Scholarships: Aaron Eady, Fort St. John, BC – Simply Music; Reese Nelson, Mortlach, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

D.F. Cook Regional Scholarships: (Atlantic) Mary Antle, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow; (Central) Reuben Redekop, London, ON – Gerald Vreman; (Western) Zhanchang Zhang, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Denis and Patricia Frehlich Scholarship (CI): Sarah Essaddam, Kingston, ON – Crystal Lehtimaki

Earle Terry Memorial Scholarships (Voice): Mackenzie Kiemele, Niagara Falls, ON – Timothy Marrie; Madox Terrell, Ottawa, ON – Charlotte Stewart

Edward (Ted) Lincoln Memorial Scholarship (Associate): Hannah Gayle Kate Anderson, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson 

Eileen Higgin Scholarships (Voice): (Jr) Laura Bittman, Spruce Grove, AB – Helen Stuart; (Int) Angela Bittman, Spruce Grove, AB – Helen Stuart; (Sr) Stephen Gust, Edmonton, AB

Ellen Ackermann Memorial Scholarship (Piano): Owen Spicer, London, ON – Karen Ann Schuessler 

Elva Maria Wiltsie Memorial Scholarship: Yolanda Kakoschke, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Eric S. Lewis Memorial Scholarship: Alexander Donald Seaver Kohlsmith, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

Gerald Fagan Scholarship (Voice): Emily Jurek, Quesnel, BC – Melanie McKinnon

Gordon C. Wallis Piano Scholarship: Aniket Kali, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Harry & Sylvia Novak Memorial Scholarship (Strings): Amanda Andrishak, Edmonton, AB – Martina Smazal

Helen Ingram Memorial Scholarship: Miles Greaves, Pickering, ON – Marlene Tak

lène Blais Music Scholarships (Piano): (Grade 3) Emily Ding, Grande Prairie, ABCarmen Bartel; (Grade 4) Charlotte Broadhurst, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel; (Grade 5) Anne Zhang, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

J. Allyn Taylor Scholarship: Sean Shi, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Jack and Louise Speake Scholarship (Woodwinds)Wendy Wang, Thunder Bay, ON – Doris Dungan

Lionel and Monica Beaudoin Memorial Scholarship: Eliana Gottheil, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

Mary Black Memorial Scholarship (Piano): Sarah Esau, Calgary, AB – LaDona Ahenda

Nell King Award for Strings: Natalia Stephaniuk, Wynyard, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

Norman and Alice Pyman Memorial Scholarships: Sarah Robbins, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy; Sarah Faith Nicole Yi Hui Shing, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert; India Young, Carman, MB – Cheryl Hendricks

Patricia Joselyn Scholarship: Stephen Wiebe, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Preston Meyer Memorial Scholarship: Mark Butt, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

Sister Callistus Arnsby Memorial Scholarship (Piano): Levi Redekop, London, ON – Gerald Vreman

Thomas C. Chattoe Scholarship: Carl Berresheim, Fort St. John, BC – Simply Music

Dr. W.E. Janzen Memorial Scholarship: Michael Anthony Moreau, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, PIANO

PRE-GRADE 1

Roghoyeh Salmeh, Calgary, AB – LaDona Ahenda

Chaz Gelico, Victoria, BC – Pamela Smirl

Noah Pippy, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Grace Caroline Crawford, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

GRADE 1

Nicholas Pantazopoulos, Calgary, AB – Music and Play Canada Inc.

Lucas Gamble, Coquitlam, BC – April Smith

India Young, Carman, MB – Cheryl Hendricks

Jenna Zwicker, Dartmouth, NS – Courtney Clark-Denty

Aniah Ruthven-Robertson, Clarksburg, ON – Christine Gardhouse

Sarah Ann Carey, Pointe-Claire, QC – Joanne Grant

Stephanie Evita Bodnar, Saskatoon, SK – Diane Janzen

 

GRADE 2

Felix Liu, Calgary, AB – Beverly Wilkie

Sarah Robbins, Port Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Neela Subramaniam, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Mark Butt, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

Maija Ferris, Collingwood, ON – Christine Gardhouse

Nathaniel Olson, Saskatoon, SK – Jesse Brown

 

GRADE 3

Emily Ding, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Oliva Ying, Nanaimo, BC – Susan Schleppe

Nicolas Rempel, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

Renelle Thiessen, Winnipeg, MB – Ken Adams

Jennifer Benson, St. John’s, NL – Joan Woodrow

Rory Cameron, Scotsburn, NS – Wayne Rogers

Risa Ancker, Georgetown, ON – Irene Kerby

Camden Wagner, Saskatoon, SK – Della Roy

 

GRADE 4

Chloe Panych, Okotoks, AB – Jane Heska

Ruiyuan Darren Lin, Nanaimo, BC – Susan Schleppe

Liam Fitzell, Winnipeg, MB – Gina Wedel

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

Kayla Smith, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Raija Myllymaa, Thunder Bay, ON – Kathleen Moore

Braelyn Anderson, Saskatoon, SK – Heather Blakley

 

GRADE 5

Miro DeFehr, Edmonton, AB – Raydene Koch

Levana Lemelin, Castlegar, BC – Tammy Francis

Anne Zhang, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Holly Butt, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

Jared Houghton, Nottawa, ON – Christine Gardhouse

Jonathan Rollheiser, Lloydminster, SK – Pamela Rollheiser

 

GRADE 6

Marcel Reisdorf, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Ara Kwon, Port Moody, BC – Marjory Purdy

Zhanchang Zhang, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Eilidh Cameron, Scotsburn, NS – Wayne Rogers

Reuben Redekop, London, ON – Gerald Vreman

Trinity Yu, Regina, SK – Lore Ruschiensky

 

GRADE 7

Megan Strydom, Millet, AB – Gayle Anderson

Alexander Nguyen, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

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

Nell Cameron, Scotsburn, NS – Wayne Rogers

Katri Lehtimaki-Flannagan, Inverary, ON – Crystal Lehtimaki

 

GRADE 8

Sean Shi, Grande Prairie, AB – Carmen Bartel

Nader Kamali, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Isaiah Edwards, Winnipeg, MB – Dianne Norris

Eric Y. Lee, Nepean, ON – Catherine Donkin

Maxim Hiske, Estevan, SK – Larysa Arkhypova

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, GUITAR

GRADE 7

Carson Froehlich, Wynyard, SK – Luz Marina Dominguez

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, ORGAN

GRADE 9

Owen Spicer, London, ON – ­Karen Ann Schuessler


CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, TRUMPET

GRADE 1

Michael Anthony Moreau, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

GRADE 2

Michael Anthony Moreau, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VIOLIN

GRADE 1

Natalia Stephaniuk, Wynyard, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 2

Hudson Nickel, Nipawin, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 3

Samuel Benjamin, Tisdale, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

GRADE 4

Maria Anna Niemczyk, Port Coquitlam, BC

Sianne Bassingthwaite, Nipawin, SK – Rebecca Hankins-Vopni

 

CLASSICAL MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VOICE

GRADE 1

Yuqing Ge, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

 

GRADE 2

Letong Wang, Winnipeg, MB – Elizabeth Rotoff

Rachel Davis, Logy Bay, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Margaret Grace Charles, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

GRADE 3

Laura Bittman, Spruce Grove, AB – Helen Stuart

Jasmine Lloyd-Labossiere, Masset, BC – Marilynn Lazorko

Anneka von Kuster, Winnipeg, MB – Elizabeth Rotoff

Mary Grace LeDrew, St. John’s, NL – Gillian Burry

Bahar Esfahani, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

 

GRADE 4

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

Emily Roitman, Toronto, ON – Melissa Bencic

Matthew Christensen, Wynyard, SK – Marilynn Lazorko   

                        

GRADE 5

Victoria Brimble, Winnipeg, MB – Melanie Whyte

Jane Zelcer, Gander, NL – Leslie Hewlett

Sophie Conrad, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

Brooke Zarubin, Moose Jaw, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

GRADE 6

Angela Bittman, Spruce Grove, AB – Helen Stuart

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

Eliana Gottheil, Richmond Hill, ON – Carolynne Sue Davy

 

GRADE 7

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

Carson Froehlich, Wynyard, SK – Marilynn Lazorko

 

GRADE 8

Emily Jurek, Quesnel, BC – Melanie McKinnon

Kasia Swintak, Winnipeg, MB – Kelly Robinson

Mackenzie Drover, Torbay, NL – Ronalda Macdonald

Christina Kempenaar, Rosslyn, ON – Gillian Sadler

 

WRITTEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, THEORY

THEORY 1

Teague Rasmuson, Gwynne, AB – Dallas Lofgren

Philip Dobias, Victoria, BC – Pamela Smirl

Anne Zhang, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Holly Butt, Bloomfield, NL – Christy Romaine

Hillary Davis, Dartmouth, NS – Wayne Rogers

Rayah Hozack, Niagara Falls, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

Arielle Longo, Niagara Falls, ON – Alessandra DiCienzo

Brynn MacAusland, Kensington, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Lindsay Stewart, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Sabrina Lavoie, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

Brooke Zarubin, Moose Jaw, SK – Joanne Olmstead

 

THEORY 2

Marcel Reisdorf, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Amanda Willms, Rose Prairie, BC – Mary Yurchenko

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

Erin Johnston, St. John’s, NL

Grace Lamond, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Maria Lamond, Dartmouth, NS – Kathy Andrew

Benjamin Asokanthan, London, ON – Beverley Barrett

Robert King, London, ON – Beverley Barrett

Tori DesRoche, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Kenzie Taylor, Saskatoon, SK – Heather Blakley

 

THEORY 3

Analise Burghardt, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Bailey McBride, Millet, AB – Gayle Anderson

Kaeleigh Chong, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Brian Hamedani, Winnipeg, MB – Leanne Hiebert

Alexander Nguyen, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

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

Mairi Hallman, Kemptville, ON – Susan Heidebrecht

Annie Willick, London, ON

Joshua Willick, London, ON

Guillaume B. Laplante, Montreal, QC – Lise Gauthier

Jessie Froehlich, Wynyard, SK – Marilynn Lazorko

 

THEORY 4

Katia Rasmuson, Gwynne, AB – Dallas Lofgren

Julia Crowther, Penticton, BC – Joseph Berarducci

Caleb Kavaloff, Castlegar, BC – Tammy Francis

Siu-Chee Matthew Kung, Winnipeg, MB  – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert  
Anthony Ngo, Winnipeg, MB – Virginia Heinrichs

Fallon Boone, Cole Harbour, NS – Kathy Andrew

Matteo Gauthier, Moonbeam, ON – Maureen Loaring-Reed

 

THEORY 5

Emma Chong, Coquitlam, BC – Marjory Purdy

Anna James, St. John’s, NL – Susan Quinn

Catherine Charlton, Dartmouth, NS – Peggy Harrison

Owen Spicer, London, ON – Karen Ann Schuessler

 

THEORY 6       

Bryan Lung, Oakville, ON – Keisha Bell-Kovacs

 

THEORY 7(A)

Lucas Hung, Coquitlam, BC – Michael Sommerville

Fanen Chiang, Winnipeg, MB – Ruth Douglas

 

THEORY 7(B)

Lucas Hung, Coquitlam, BC – Michael Sommerville

Fanen Chiang, Winnipeg, MB – Ruth Douglas

 

WRITTEN MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, HISTORY                                                                                                                     

HISTORY 5

Sarah Chapeskie, Victoria, BC – Pamela Smirl

Alan Nguyen, Winnipeg, MB – Caron Whitlaw Hiebert

Anna James, St. John’s, NL – Susan Quinn

Selena Zou, Ottawa, ON – Lorraine Griffith

Christina Pappas, Regina, SK – Lore Ruschiensky

 

HISTORY 6

Anna Betuzzi, 108 Mile Ranch, BC – Ginny-Lou Alexander

 

HISTORY 7

Hannah Gayle Kate Anderson, Wetaskiwin, AB – Gayle Anderson

Karen Megumi Wood, Coquitlam, BC

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, PIANO

LEVEL 1

Ainsley Hyde, Medicine Hat, AB – Dawn Keim

Bryn Basham, Rossland, BC – Nicole Zimmer

Gabrielle Cooper, Winnipeg, MB – Rebecca Thiessen

Miles Greaves, Pickering, ON – Marlene Tak

Izzabelle Bantog, Mississauga, ON  – Esther Ng

Amani Taleb, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Virginia Kroeker, Lloydminster, SK – Pamela Rollheiser

 

LEVEL 2

Jadon Chang, Calgary, AB – Music and Play Canada Inc.

Spencer Ridge, Rossland, BC – Nicole Zimmer

Lachlynn Sankovic, Winnipeg, MB – Rebecca Thiessen

Alex Fan-Lun, Toronto, ON – David Mccartney

Yzedro Hurlington, Peterborough, ON – Priscilla Hurlington

Callum Hopfner, Saskatoon, SK – Della Roy

 

LEVEL 3

Norah Matthews, Lloydminster, AB – Pamela Rollheiser

Danica Gritchin, Castlegar, BC – Tammy Francis

Sarah Essaddam, Kingston, ON – Crystal Lehtimaki

 

LEVEL 4

Tavian Lindenbach, Calgary, AB – Music and Play Canada Inc.

Sofia Maturo, Rossland, BC – Nicole Zimmer

Mary Clark, Murillo, ON – Kathy Schmidt

Ava Grace Boyle, Kinkora, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

Jocelyn Heroux, Regina, SK – Lily Ann Paul                                                       

 

LEVEL 5

Deagan Swanson, Duchess, AB – Dawn Keim

Charlotte Gill, Winnipeg, MB – Leanne Hiebert

Darian Naser, Thunder Bay, ON – Sheryl Thiel

Lindsay Stewart, Summerside, PEI – Nancy Rogerson

 

LEVEL 6

Ella Matthews, Lloydminster, AB – Pamela Rollheiser

Kaytlyn Fan, Vancouver, BC – Sylvia Maltby

Maxx Podovinikoff, Grand Forks, BC – Tracey Garvin

Victor Kudriavtsev, Kingston, ON – Crystal Lehtimaki

 

LEVEL 7

Benjamin Widish, Calgary, AB – Nathene Arthur

Carl Berresheim, Fort St. John, BC – Simply Music

Alexander Donald Seaver Kohlsmith, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

Kiana Naser, Thunder Bay, ON – Sheryl Thiel

 

LEVEL 8

Jasmin Ngu, Calgary, AB – Jennifer Aumentado

Zachary Patrick Scollie, Thunder Bay, ON – Kathy Schmidt

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, GUITAR

LEVEL 1

Martin Flintermann, Mission, BC – Simply Music

 

LEVEL 2

Micah Saunderson, Charlie Lake, BC

 

LEVEL 4

Tommy Sachs, Ottawa, ON – M. Robert MacSpurren

 

LEVEL 5

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

 

LEVEL 7

Rick Waugh, Maple Ridge, BC

 

CONTEMPORARY IDIOMS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE, VOICE

LEVEL 1

Irene Bullert, Fort St. John, BC – Simply Music

Hayden Baertsoen, London, ON – Rachelle Courtney

 

LEVEL 2

Taylor Lewis, Moose Jaw, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

LEVEL 3

Reese Nelson, Mortlach, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

LEVEL 4

Tianna Saunderson, Charlie Lake, BC – Simply Music

Mackenzie Femia, Mississauga, ON                                                                  

Reese Nelson, Mortlach, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

LEVEL 5

Alicia Zarubin, Moose Jaw, SK – Evie Koop Sawatzky

 

LEVEL 6

Derrick Ho, Belleville, ON – Michael Faulkner

 

BOOK AWARD WINNERS

Honouring Wes Hindle: Andrew March, Kirkfield, ON – Sherry McKinnon

Honouring Carmen Sprovieri: Gillian Umbach, Oxford Station, ON – Susan Heidebrecht