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Moose Jaw Music Festival announces final awards, scholarships for 2021 event

The final awards for the 2021 Moose Jaw Music Festival were announced over the weekend

The Moose Jaw Music Festival has announced the winners of the 2021 final awards, alongside the annual scholarship 

The annual music festival took place from April 17 to 22, with nearly 300 entries in attendance from Moose Jaw and the surrounding area.

Vocal sessions began the week-long festival, with vocal and musical theatre performances taking place from April 17 to 21, followed by instrumental classes including woodwinds, brass, piano, guitar and strings on April 22. 

All band entries provided recorded video performances for adjudication, which were viewed on April 22. 

Following the conclusion of events, adjudicators recommended a total of 19 students move on to the provincial level in the categories of vocal, musical theatre, piano, brass and woodwinds. Most students received multiple recommendations.

Vocalists Brooke Zarubin and Alicia Paige were both recommended to the provincial level in the under 17 musician theatre excellence class, with Zarubin also recommended in the under 17 classical voice excellence class. 

Abby Dueck received a provincial recommendation in the under 24 musical theatre excellence class. Grace King and Natalie Warren also received two provincial recommendations each, for the under 12 musical theatre excellence class and for the under 12 classical voice excellence class.

The Moose Jaw Music Festival also awarded a total of 58 monetary scholarships to participating musicians, and 18 trophies as the conclusion of the festival.

Trophy winners from the 2021 Moose Jaw Music Festival are as follows:

  • Captain E.L. Lee Trophy for the highest mark in solo coronet or trumpet class: Ave O’Bright;
  • Edwin Cant Trophy for most promising flutist: Emily Steinhauer;
  • Ladies Aux. Moose Jaw Lions Junior Band Award for the highest mark in a band ensemble class: Paul McCorriston;
  • Moose Jaw Rotary Club Award to an outstanding instrumentalist 14 years and under who did not win another band award: Micah Salido Porter;
  • Moose Jaw Music Festival Trophy for 12 years and under: Alora De Jager;
  • Moose Jaw Music Festival Trophy for 16 years and under: Olivia Jansen;
  • Challenger Graphics Sonata Trophy for the highest mark in Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn sonata classes: Alora De Jager;
  • Maude McGuire Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance in senior piano classes: Grace Kiefer;
  • Maude McGuire Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance in intermediate piano classes: Olivia Jansen;
  • Esme Rose Crichton Trophy awarded to most outstanding pianist in the Festival: Grace Kiefer;
  • Kiwanis Club Trophy for showing proficiency in more than one discipline in age 15 and over: Brooke Zarubin;
  • McDonald's Restaurants Trophy for showing proficiency in more than one discipline in age 14 and under: Elizabeth Deans;
  • Moose Jaw Music Festival Trophy for outstanding musical theatre performance: Abby Dueck;
  • Moose Jaw Music Festival Trophy for outstanding vocalist: Deborah Cripps;
  • Gordon T. Yates Memorial Trophy given to the winner of the Maude Maguire Scholarship: Danae Hallett.
  • Rose Davies Memorial Trophy to the winner of the Ethel Hall Scholarship: Alicia Paige;
  • Challenge Trophy for the highest mark in the Festival: Brooke Zarubin;
  • Harding Trophy awarded to best performance by a vocalist: Brooke Zarubin;

The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association Final Competition is set to take place in virtual format from June 3 to 6 this year.

For further details on the results of the Moose Jaw Music Festival, visit events.solarislive.com/Moose-Jaw-Music-Festival.