University of Ottawa Choir Choral Direction Scholarship (762200302242)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

NAME OF AN ANNUAL FUND

University of Ottawa Choir
Choral Direction Scholarship

INTRODUCTION

The University of Ottawa Choir established in 2009 the Choral Direction Scholarship in order to encourage the next generation of choral directors, to offer support to the word done by the School of Music as well as acknowledge the continued support received from the University of Ottawa over the years. The Scholarship will be awarded to a promising student from the Choral Direction class who not only shows potential, but is also interested in pursuing further training in choral conducting.

The University of Ottawa Choir has been associated with the University for more than 75 years. The Choir carries on a long standing choral tradition at the University of Ottawa. It has its origins in a choir founded in 1931 by Fr. Conrad Latour, o.m.i., with the aim of reviving interest in Gregorian chant and training church soloists and choirmasters. Its successor, the Schola Cantorum, created in 1939, undertook to foster interest in liturgical music. Then The Palestrina Choir, established in 1946, ensured the continued existence of choral singing on campus. This mixed voice group of about eighty people performed secular as well as sacred music. Its work was continued by the Collegium Musicum, founded in 1965. In 1969, the Choir found a permanent home thanks to the University of Ottawa’s newly created Music Department.

PURPOSE OF FUND

To recognize students who distinguished themselves in the course MUS4961, Choir Direction.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must:            

  1. be registered as a full-time student in the School of Music at the University of Ottawa;
  2. have distinguished himself/herself in the course MUS4961, Choir Direction; and
  3. demonstrate an interest in pursuing further training in choral conducting.

Value of the Award:           $750

Number of Awards: One

Frequency of the Award:    Annual, for a period of 10 years

Level of the Award: Undergraduate or graduate

Application Contact:                     Director, School of Music

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is necessary; a recipient will be chosen among the candidates nominated by a School of Music representative, currently Laurence Ewashko, based on their merit.