Bursaries & Winners

Bursaries

The Festival Committee expresses its gratitude to the organizations, firms and Individuals who have so generously donated Bursaries. Each year, due to the generosity of our Patrons, Donors, and Corporate Supporters, the Upper Island Musical Festival typically awards bursaries to dozens of deserving young performers totalling more than $20,000. Each prospective recipient must be studying now or planning further study in the field for which the award is given and is carefully reviewed to be certain he/she qualifies before being recommended by professional Adjudicators.

Memorial Bursaries

In Memoriam Donor
Past Festival Members $1000 Upper Island Musical Festival (N)
Evelyn Swinburne $750 Estate of Evelyn Swinburne (N)
Peg Prestley $750 Family and Friends (Scholarship Fund) (N)
Creighton/deRidder $700 Estate of Mary Martha Creighton (NS)
Joe and Peg Bertram $500 Family and Friends (Scholarship Fund) (N)
Andrew Dunsmore $500 The Rotary Club of Nanaimo (N)
Marlyn Thomson $250 Family and Friends (Scholarship Fund) (N)
Ken Bertram $250 Family and Friends (Scholarship Fund) (N)
Audrey Bertram $250 Family and Friends (Scholarship Fund) (N)
Helen Ruth Martin $250 BCRMTA – Mid-Island Branch (N)
Dorothy Atkinson $250 Pamela Atkinson Brown (N)
Evelyn Ramadan $100 Sharon Wishart (N)
Kathy Fawdry $100 Sharon Wishart (N)
Dorothy Howard $50 Donna Falconer (N)
Ken Marcinek $50 Joanne Marcinek (PA)

Other Bursaries & Donors

Upper Island Musical Festival Dance Gala $5000 Nanaimo
Upper Island Musical Festival Special Awards $3000 Nanaimo
Nanaimo Lions Club $1000 Nanaimo
Rose Bursaries $1000 Nanaimo
Kirkwood Parent Teacher Liaison Committee $750 Nanaimo
BC Registered Music Teachers-Mid-Island Br. $500 Nanaimo
Nanaimo Theatre Group $450 Nanaimo
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra $400 Nanaimo
Performing Fabrics & Dancewear $400 Nanaimo
Anonymous $200 Nanaimo
Jim Ursulak Woodwind Bursary $200 Nanaimo
Nanaimo Concert Band $150 Nanaimo
F. Chopin Bursary /Teresa Marusarz-Borek $150 Nanaimo
Piano Technicians Guild VI Chapter $100 Victoria
Nanaimo Ballet School PAC $100 Nanaimo
Torchbearer Gamma Chapter Beta Sigma Phi $100 Nanaimo
Innovate Dance Arts $100 Parksville
Beta Nu Master Chapter M1635 Beta Sigma Phi $75 Nanaimo
Mary Mark Brass Bursary $50 Nanaimo
Betty Reynolds and Family String Bursary $50 Nanaimo

2017 Bursary Winners

Brass & Woodwind

Moji Alabi – Flute Sayaka Hirayama – Bassoon Copeland Husband – Clarinet Megan Saunders – Clarinet
Anders Schwarz – Clarinet Uei-Young Jung – Clarinet

Dance

Timothy Allen Charlotte Battigelli Brittany Behan-Millard Sophie Carl
Abby Dishkin Gabriella Folk Jordyn Eaves Halle Ebdrup
Ashlie Forbes Cypress Fryer Jacksun Fryer Kayden Goforth
Ciara Greig Alexis Harley Meghan Henry Jenna Homan
Ella Horton Madison Hovey Kinsey Inscho Fionnuala Irving
Tatum Johnson Clara Keefer Lily Killam Claudia  Knappett
Lilika Kovacs Morgan Kreschuk Naiah Kulla Emma Leigh
Izzabella Leigh Gabriella Lomas Nixon Long Sarah Luedke
Autumn McDonald Roxy Manson Kaitlin Martin Sophie Martin
Rin Nagakura Jiana Neufeld Britta Olesen Ella Olesen
Sydney Olsen Madeline Parfitt Hannah Richard Mbondi Riruako
Jordan Simpson Makenzie Svenson Sophia Swain Luke Wilton

Piano

Cosette Armas Rohin Arun Patrick Cao Maria Clemotte Karina Duncanson
Mercer Falvai Lucas Furrer Jeanie Gray Rebecca Kim Grace Lim
Jack Lim Kangqi Liu Ryan (Siyu) Liu Taeya Love Jack Mace
Laura Mace Katelyn Olsson Kaylee Olsson Daniel Saunders Megan Saunders
Nicole Saunders Mieka Schneidereit Teah Schneidereit Catherine Shi Yolanda Song
Mattias Stahuliak Tarika Stitt Mian Wu Habin Yun Subin Yun
Yebin Yun Mariyam Zhaksybek Charlotte Zhang Jennifer Zou

Speech & Dramatic Arts

Rei Ge Stacey Gillespie Jason Jiang Nasya Moore Steven Peng

Strings & Guitar

Stacey Delmundo – Violin Maddy Erickson – Violin Chloe Hardbattle – Violin Anna Hendrickson – Violin
Peter Heyd – Viola Caelan Hill – Violin Levi Hunter – Cello Leo Javaheri – Violin
Natalie LaBounty – Violin Xander Lim – Violin Jonah Manson – Guitar Micaela Pereira – Violin
Jeremy Rainer – Viola Max Sander – Violin Kipling Szasz – Violin Ella Wyndlow – Violin
Anthony Yang – Violin

Vocal

Talia Bowell Zoe Chow Juliana Cook Monet Hajas Daniel Knapp
Grace Lim Ben Loyst Sarah Luedke Kathleen Morris Britta Olesen
Ella Olesen Raymond Salgado Lilu Scott Sophia Swain Honor Thaagaard
Katharina Toft Serena Zhang

 

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