Choral Composition Competition
Via Choralis invites young composers aged 16 – 25 from across Canada to submit an original SAB or SATB choral composition with piano and, if desired, one other instrument. The list of past winners includes Julijana Hajdinjak, Ontario (2017), Lucas Oickle, Nova Scotia (2016) and Rowan Hensley, BC (2014). Details of this season’s competition will be available in September. The deadline for submission is January 31st, 2018.
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.
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.
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.