Awards

The following awards will be presented at the Show Choir Canada Championships

Choir Awards

Participation Awards

All choirs will be presented with a participation plaque

Trophies

1st – 3rd place per division

Group Caption Awards
  • Best Vocals – per division
  • Outstanding achievement in overall group vocals; tone, pitch, balance and blend, dynamics and difficulty of literature

  • Best Choreography – per division
  • Outstanding achievement in overall visual effect as it relates to choreography; execution, design, variety of styles and difficulty

  • Best Show Design – per division
  • Outstanding achievement in total effect. Demonstrates vocal and visual styles, effective pace of show, and attention to transitions, utilizes costumes and props effectively and showcases the group’s strengths

  • Best Combo – one award
  • Outstanding achievement in overall combo. Actively and consistently supports the choir. Includes tone, pitch, blend, balance to the choir, dynamics and difficulty of literature.

Individual Awards

From the Randolph College for the Performing Arts (RCPA – Toronto)
  • *Up to TWO $7,500 CDN RCPA Triple Threat College Diploma Program Scholarships
  • – Scholarships are eligible to soloists only who are in Grade 11 or 12.
    – $2500 per academic year (2 semesters) for up to 3 years.
    *Scholarships awarded are deducted from the total tuition costs.

  • Up to TWO High School Summer Musical Theatre Creation Lab Scholarships for students in the equivalent of Grade 9, 10 or 11. (Valued at $775 CDN each)
From American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA – NYC/LA)
  • *Up to THREE $40,000 USD Music Theatre BFA/Conservatory Scholarships
  • – Scholarships are eligible to soloists only who are in Grade 11 or 12.

    *The 40K scholarship winner is awarded 10K per academic year (2 semesters) for up to 4 years. Winners who choose the Conservatory program will receive 10K per year for a total of 2 years (4 semesters).

  • *UP to THREE $20,000 USD Music Theatre BFA/Conservatory Scholarships
  • – Scholarships are eligible to soloists only who are in Grade 11 or 12.

    *The 20K scholarship winner is awarded 5K per academic year (2 semesters) for up to 4 years. Winners who choose the Conservatory program will receive 5K per year for a total of 2 years (4 semesters).

  • Up to SIX High School Summer Conservatory Scholarships to the Music Theatre or Pop programs for students in the equivalent of 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
  • *The HSSC is $750 USD off a 2-week program or $1500 USD off a 4-week program.

    *Scholarships awarded are deducted from the total tuition costs. Additional scholarships may be available to scholarship winners upon receiving a completed application and review of all supporting documents.

THE IMPACT AWARD

In Memory of Paul Aikins

Show Choir Canada will honour the legacy of arts educator Paul Aikins with The IMPACT Award.

Recognizing excellence in show choir education, the IMPACT Award will honour a dedicated show choir teacher who embodies excellence in the profession and has demonstrated monumental influence in the lives of their students.

The IMPACT Award will be presented each year at the Show Choir Canada Championship. A panel of judges that includes administrators from SCC selects the winner, based on candidates submitted by Show Choir Canada participants.

Nominations

Show Choir Canada participants are invited to submit their nominations for The IMPACT Award by composing a 60-second audio clip telling the story of how a show choir educator has nurtured, inspired or made a difference in their life or the lives of other students.

Submission Guidelines

Submit via email to peter@showchoircanada.com
Length: 60 seconds maximum
Format: Audio only (mp3, mp4, wma, wav, mpeg)
Deadline: March 23, 2020

About Pail Aikins

Paul Aikins (1965-2019) first worked at Etobicoke School of the Arts as a practice teacher in 1997, beginning his teaching career in 1999. Paul Aikins not only led ESA’s show choir SPLASH to four championship titles at Show Choir Canada, but also to an enviable position as the only Canadian show choir to win multiple accolades at the U.S.’s FAME Show Choir competitions. Beyond the titles, Paul was a devoted educator, who inspired countless of students in the arts and beyond. His teaching was informed by 12 years of experience working professionally in the theatre industry, performing at the Stratford Festival, Huron Country Playhouse, NCL Cruise Line, and Canada’s first mega-musical Napoleon. As a teacher in the ESA music theatre department for 22 years, and head of the Music Theatre Department at ESA for 10 years, Paul created countless shows and mentored thousands of students. Paul truly was the face and voice of the ESA Music Theatre Department and was instrumental in developing the show choir art form in Canada.

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