An important initiative featuring a prize of $500.00 to be awarded to the Music Festival with the most duet entries in Canada.
For the upcoming 2019/2020 festival season, the CMFAA will continue our “Duet Challenge” bursary. We want to find the Duet Capital of Canada!
We know “the loneliness of the long-distance runner’ applies to piano students, as they practice alone. They have fewer opportunities to be part of ensembles in the way singers and instrumentalists do. We believe in the value of duet playing, and hence this award.
Any Music Festival in Canada (belonging to the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals) is eligible. To apply we need two pieces of information: the total number of solo piano entries, and the total number of duet entries in the Festival for a calendar year. The festival with the highest ratio of duet entries to solo entries will be awarded the Duet Capital of Canada and receive a $500 scholarship.
The Application form (below) must be signed/dated by a member of the Executive of the Festival, and submitted to our Registrar by May 31, 2020. (This date accommodates all “local” Festivals which are completed by the end of May. For Festivals that are held in the Fall of 2019, they can submit as soon as their Festival is over.)