Music Alive 2017 - Schedule Available

The 2017 Music Alive Program is now available!

 

THE CHRISTINE SHAW SCHOLARSHIP
An Award for Musical Excellence

 Christine Shaw is well known by thousands of music educators and music students. Her interest in music education started in 1990 when she became the Administrative Assistant for the Music Department of the Scarborough Board of Education. In this role she assisted with projects such as the Scarborough Music Camps, the Scarborough Non-Competitive Music Festival and the Scarborough All-City Groups. In 2000, after amalgamation, she retired from the Toronto District School Board to be the first Administrative Assistant for the fledgling Coalition for Music Education – the association that organizes Music Monday and has become the principal voice in support of music programs across the country. In 2005, she left the Coalition to be the Secretary of the newly expanded Music Alive Festival in York Region. In 2015, after more than 30 years supporting music education programs in the GTA, she fully retired to travel with her husband Robert and to enjoy their 10 grandchildren.

 As the Site Manager and Master of Ceremonies for many Music Alive sessions Christine was (and is) well known by her distinctive Scottish brogue, her infectious smile and her unbridled enthusiasm for the power of music. When she retired, Music Alive announced the creation of the Christine Shaw Award with the confidence that her name would continue to inspire students to develop their musical skills. A committee of festival participants and administration met several times to define the parameters of this unique and distinctive award.

 We believe that this program will:

  • Complement the Music Alive Syllabus of Events.
  • Support the music programs in our schools by encouraging individual musical virtuosity.
  • Reinforce the affiliation of Music Alive with the Character Community Foundation by acknowledging the character traits of Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty Inclusiveness, Initiative, Integrity, Optimism, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility.  

 There will be two $500 Scholarships presented annually to the winners of this contest. One will be given to an Instrumentalist (Wind, String or Percussion) and one to a Vocalist. 

 

 

 

 


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Important Dates

REGISTRATION OPENS
Monday, November 14, 2016

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
Monday November 14, 2016


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Friday, January 20, 2017

NO REFUNDS AFTER
Friday, January 20, 2017

REGISTRATION CLOSES
Friday, January 20, 2017

LOCKED FOR SCHEDULING
Friday, January 20, 2017

CONFIRMATIONS AVAILABLE
Sunday, February 5, 2017

PROGRAM POSTED
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

EVENT DATES
Monday, March 6 to Friday, May 19, 2017

MARCH BREAK
Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 18, 2017

MUSIC ALIVE CELEBRATION ON MUSIC MONDAY
Music Monday - May 1, 2017

FESTIVAL CLOSES
Friday, May 19, 2017



Festival Information
Beginning Band Repertoire List
2017 Adjudication Rubric
2017 Festival Regulations
2017 General Information and Fees
2017 Notes to Performers
Christine Shaw Scholarship
2017 Site and Equipment Information
Musicfest Concert Band and Jazz Band Repertoire Lists
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