Scholarship Application

$50,000 In Scholarships

MusicFest Canada and its partners continue to develop the Scholarship Program to help Canada’s most outstanding musicians achieve their musical goals. Click here to see the list of Current Scholarships & Awards.

At MusicFest 2024 “The Nationals”, all scholarship, bursary and Award winners will be determined based on applicants’ audition recordings.  Winners will be informed by e-mail prior to the festival.  There will be a virtual Awards Ceremony broadcast on on the last day of the Festival.

Members of the seven Honour Ensembles; the Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band, Laurier Honour String Orchestra, the York University National Youth Jazz Combo, the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, the Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble, the Ellison Canadian Honour Choir and the Soho Sound Canadian Junior Honour Band program are eligible for scholarships. In addition, all students participating in registered ensembles at MusicFest Nationals may apply through the online audition process. The total value of these awards is over $50,000.00. Selection of recipients will be made by Festival officials with consideration paid to recommendations by Honour Ensemble directors and clinicians.

All Honour Ensemble participants at the 52nd MusicFest Nationals in Toronto will automatically be eligible, provided they meet the stated criteria. To be eligible for most MusicFest scholarships, Honour Ensemble members must be enrolled in high school in September 2023; a limited number are available for post-secondary students. 

If you are not in a MusicFest Honour Ensemble and you wish too apply to the scholarship program, please utilize the audition requirements described for the applicable National Honour Ensemble, and follow the instructions to create an online record to apply OR to login to an existing record:

  1. Visit the Musicfest Canada website at
  2. Select “Login” found on the top navigation bar
  3. Enter your e-mail address and password.  If you do not have one, follow the directions to obtain one.

Applications and recordings must be received by the appropriate Division Chairman on or before January 22, 2024.

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