McGill Conservatory Scholarships

Only students registered for three terms of lessons are eligible for the McGill Conservatory scholarships. The McGill Conservatory Scholarships Committee, chaired by the Director, will base its decision on the submission of the following:

  1. A letter of application explaining why the candidate should be considered for the scholarship;
  2. A letter of recommendation from the student's teacher. All applications will take into consideration marks from the most recent examinations and the student's participation in McGill Conservatory concerts and other public events such as the Concerto Competition.

McGill Conservatory Kenneth Woodman Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2004, in honour of former Director of the McGill Conservatory and Associate Dean, of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of music at McGill. Professor Woodman serves as the Honorary Chair of the fund raising campaign for this scholarship. Funds will be disbursed to McGill Conservatory students based on financial need and academic merit. Applicants must have completed at least one year at the McGill Conservatory to be eligible for a bursary. Scholarship money must be applied to tuition at the McGill Conservatory.

Vera Black Scholarship

Established in 1988 by the family of the late Vera Black, former student of the McGill Conservatory and piano teacher, the scholarship is awarded annually to a pianist enrolled in practical instruction at the Secondary IV to Collegial II levels.

The McGill Conservatory welcomes applications from advanced piano students for the Vera Black Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the same candidate no more than two times. The amount of the Scholarship must be applied to tuition fees at the McGill Conservatory.

Jean Tremblay Memorial Scholarship for Suzuki Flute

In memory of Jean Tremblay, much respected flute instructor and Suzuki Program Coordinator, this scholarship was established to provide awards for the study of Suzuki flute at the McGill Conservatory. Awards will be made on the basis of both musical potential and financial need. All Suzuki flute students at the McGill Conservatory are welcome to apply for the scholarship. Scholarship money must be applied to tuition at the McGill Conservatory.

Bryan Rabiza Memorial Scholarship for Suzuki Violin

This Scholarship was established in 1983 to encourage and promote talented young violinists in the McGill Conservatory Suzuki program. Past recipients of the Bryan Rabiza Scholarship are not eligible to apply, but in exceptional cases, current recipients may apply for a one-year extension of their scholarships. Scholarship money must be applied to tuition at the McGill Conservatory.

Ruth Rafal Adler Memorial Prize

Established in 2019 in memory of Ruth Rafal Adler, BA’66, LMus’70 by her family. Ruth Rafal Adler was an active and respected piano teacher in the Montreal community, and strong supporter of the McGill Conservatory and the Schulich School of Music. Awarded by the McGill Conservatory to a student under the age of 18 based on financial need and academic merit. Preference will be given to students studying the piano, violin, cello or flute who are not past recipients of the Ruth Rafal Adler Memorial Prize.
Scholarship money must be applied to tuition at the McGill Conservatory.

McGill Conservatory Scholarship Fund

The McGill Conservatory Scholarship Fund will make available small scholarships to McGill Conservatory students. This fund is supported by donations and proceeds from our Staff Gala Concert, which is held every second year. Requests for financial assistance must be made in writing to the Director at the beginning of each academic year. Applicants must have completed at least one year at the McGill Conservatory to be eligible for a bursary. Scholarship money must be applied to tuition at the McGill Conservatory.

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