Nicole Senécal Emerging Artist Prize (762200302484)

Nicole Senécal Emerging Artist Prize
Nicole Senécal is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (’66) and the Université de Nice (’70). She was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1967 and was the first female professor at the law faculty of the Université de Sherbrooke, where she taught courses in public international law for two years. During her long career in the Canadian public service she held important positions in foreign affairs, international cooperation, communications and public management. She was posted to the Canadian delegation to UNESCO in Paris and was appointed press secretary to the prime minister of Canada. She served as vice-president of the policy and multilateral programs branches at CIDA. She was also assistant deputy minister at Labour Canada and Canadian Heritage, as well as executive director of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Since her retirement in 2001, she has been active in volunteer work and as a director on the boards of public institutions in Canada and abroad. Classical music has played an important role in her life. She wishes to provide support to an outstanding music student for future studies and the launch of a successful music career.
Present an award to a BMus, MMus or Graduate Diploma in Music Performance graduating student at the School of Music who has demonstrated exceptional talent as a performer. The recipient will be invited to perform at the annual Chamberfest summer series, should it take place.
Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must:
  1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student;
  2. be registered (at the time of the application) as a full-time student in a BMus program (including the BMus combined programs), the MMus program or the Graduate Diploma in Music Performance program at the School of Music of the Faculty of Arts;
  3. be graduating;
  4. demonstrate exceptional talent as a performer; and
  5. be available to possibly participate in a performance as part of the annual Chamberfest summer series, should it take place. This performance would take place in the same year the candidate receives the prize.
Value of the award:                 $10,000
Number of awards:                  One
Frequency of the award:        Annual
Level or program of study:   Undergraduate or Graduate
Nomination Contact:               School of Music
Nomination Deadline:             March 1
Each year, the School of Music sector coordinators will be asked to provide the names of students to be considered (students must be playing at a professional or near-professional level and will be expected to perform a full recital) by March 1.

The candidates may be asked to submit a recording of a recent performance, either the previous year's recital or a live recording made during the previous eight months. Candidates will also be required to submit a statement of intention regarding further studies or career plans following the completion of their current degree, and that confirms as well their availability to perform at Chamberfest.
In late March or early April, all sector coordinators will meet to compile a shortlist of candidates. The selected students will prepare a full recital program. Each student will have a 45-minute performance/interview in which the committee will ask to hear excerpts from the recital program. The students will also be expected to discuss their career plans. This is not open to the public.