Bursaries and Mentorship

Anne Freidank Bursary

The Anne Freidank Bursary is an award of $500.00 for a young vocal student considered to have significant potential as a performer. The applicant must commit to attending weekly rehearsals of the choir (Mondays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, from September to April), with potential solo performances at major concerts. The bursary will be disbursed in two installments of $250.00, at the November and April concerts. The Application deadline for the coming season is August 15, 2018. Applicants should send a brief cover letter and a résumé outlining their current musical training and choral experience to viachoralis@shaw.ca.

Choral Conducting Mentorship Programme

Each season Via Choralis accepts applications for the position of Choral Conducting Scholar. The Conducting Scholar will attend rehearsal, receive private coaching from our Artistic Director and have opportunities to conduct the choir during rehearsal and performances. Applicants should send a brief cover letter and a résumé outlining their current musical training and conducting experience to viachoralis@shaw.ca.

Young Soloists

Via Choralis provides opportunities for young student singers to perform major choral-orchestral works. Many of these musicians go on to pursue professional musical careers.

Choral Composition Competition

For several years Via Choralis held a competition for young composers aged 16 – 25 from across Canada. The list of past winners includes Julijana Hajdinjak, Ontario (2017), Lucas Oickle, Nova Scotia (2016) and Rowan Hensley, BC (2014). This competition is currently on hold. Please check back later for updated information as it becomes available.