Composition Winners 2014

Canadian Federation of Music Teachers

Oct. 11, 2014
2014 Student Composers Winners
Student Composer Competition



The CFMTA/FCAPM Student Composer Competition is a national competition for First Place Winners of Provincial composition competitions. Entries are submitted by Provincial Canada Music Week® Coordinators for Canada-wide judging before June 1 each year. Students interested in this competition are encouraged to contact their provincial representatives for information and deadlines for entering their provincial competitions.

Scholarships are awarded to winners in each category, and the Helen Dahlstrom Award is given annually to the best national composition as selected by the adjudicator. Helen Dahlstrom was the founder of Canada Music Week®.

CFMTA congratulates the following winners of the 2014 Student Composer Competition:

Preparatory Level - 8 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument

First place: Rafael Comeau (BC) String Trio
Second place: Logan Pettipas (NS) Marching Hamsters
Honourable mention: Emma Bourque (NB) Les Cerfs-Volants

Category A - 11 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument

First place: Ethan Wang (BC) Mission to Mars
Second place: Gary Luo (AB) Raining Day
Honourable mention: Lilja Tatoryn (MB) Rocky Mountain Train
Honourable mention: Matthew Budd (NB) Swingin' Jazz

Category A - 11 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice

First place: Seth Dockendorff (PE) Penguin Suite

Category B - 15 years and under, Class 1, composition for solo instrument

First place: Haotian Yu (ON) Sonata for Piano
Second place: Leo Purich (QC) Konzertsütcke Op. 109
Honourable mention: Eric Xi Xin Liang (BC) The Forgotten Sanctuary

Category B - 15 years and under, Class 2, composition for voice

First place: Anika-France Forget (ON) Ave Maria
Second place: (tied) Chloe Dockendorff (PE) The Ghoul Parade; Haden Wisneski (MB) Memories of Love

Category C - 19 years and under

First place: Owen Maitzen (NS) Four Episodes for String Quartet
Second place: Peter Bedford (ON) Hosanna in the Highest
Honourable mention: Amelia Chin (AB) Ryuunosuke's Dance

Category D - Open

First place: Timothy Brennan (NL) The Banshee
Second place: Deborah Baynes (BC) Echoes II and III
Honourable mention: Kevin Chen (AB) Symphony in D minor
Honourable mention: Anthony Vandikas (ON) Diffraction - The Delusional Escapist

Helen Dahlstrom Award

Owen Maitzen (NS)
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