The NBRMTA Student Composer Competition is an annual competition. Students can enter their original compositions on or before March 15th. Compositions will be judged, with eligible winners advancing to the CFMTA National Student Composer Competition.
The 2020 NBRMTA Student Composer Competition Results
The adjudicator for this year's competition was Rebekah Maxner from Nova Scotia (bio available at the bottom of this announcement).
The results are as follows:
Category A1: David Ramsay, "First Peace"
Category B1: Marie-Élise Martel, "Les nuages"
Category B2: Maddison Hoyt, "For the Best"
David and Maddison have been awarded the Janet Hammock Composition Awards for 2020.
All three compositions were recommended to move on to the 2020 CFMTA (National) Student Composer Competition. Congratulations to the award recipients, all entrants and their Registered Music Teachers!
Rebekah Maxner is a well-respected Canadian composer whose piano solos are listed and published in all major Canadian conservatories (including RCM), as well as the London College of Music Examinations in London, England (LCM). Rebekah maintains an independent piano studio in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, where she lives with her husband and three growing children. She attended Acadia University ('95) where she studied piano with John Hansen, and completed her music degree with a major in composition under Owen Stephens. A member of the NSRMTA and Red Leaf Pianoworks, Rebekah is an active member of our Canadian music community as a clinician and adjudicator. In 2019 she launched her Piano at Play blog and has built a worldwide audience. She writes about piano pedagogy, piano studio business, keeping piano lessons fun and piano music. Don’t miss a post! You are invited to visit: https://rebekah.maxner.ca
PLEASE NOTE: The NBRMTA Student Composer Competition is an annual competition. Entry deadline each year is March 15th. Entrants must be students of teachers who are members of the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Eligible students can enter their original compositions in various categories as per the chart and guidelines that follow. Compositions will be judged, with eligible winners advancing to the CFMTA National Student Composer Competition.
If you are interested in having your students compete in this competition, but are not yet a Registered Music Teacher in the province of New Brunswick, please visit our membership page for full details on how to become a member. You can apply to become a member there by completing the online application form.
There are prizes available for the winners of the class, including the Janet Hammock Composition Awards. Janet Hammock is a Canadian composer and pianist, currently residing in Sackville, New Brunswick. She is a member of the NBRMTA and Professor Emeritus of Mount Allison University where she taught with the Department of Music for 31 years.
For more information, please contact the Competition Chair, Christian Berube
The 2020 NBRMTA Student Composer Competition is now closed
Le Concours de composition pour les élèves du Nouveau-Brunswick de l'APMNB est un concours annuel. Les élèves des professeurs membres de l’APMNB sont invités à soumettre leur compositions originales selon les règlements qui suivent. Les compositions seront jugées et les gagnants avanceront au concours de composition national de la FCAPM.
Le concours 2020 est maintenant fermé
NBRMTA Student Composer Competition Archive:
NBRMTA Student Composer Competition Results for 2018