Scholarships

The Parkland Music Festival awards a number of performance scholarships to students who perform exceptionally well. Chosen by the adjudicator, each scholarship winner is presented with their award at the annual Gala Concert. Scholarships are available in piano, strings, and voice. To be eligible for a scholarship, student must live or study in Parkland County (including Spruce Grove and Stony Plain). 

If you would like to donate towards a scholarship, please contact Festival Chairperson, Dori Whyte (contact information found on the Contact Us page).

Scholarships vary from year to year depending upon donations and disciplines offered at the festival. Please check the eligibility requirements for scholarships as outlined in the Syllabus. 

Below is a listing of the scholarship recipients from this year and previous years.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship NameRecipientDonor
88.1 Post-Secondary Essay Scholarship Nicole Nelson 88.1 The ONE Parkland's Best Country 
88.1 Post-Secondary Essay Scholarship Alexandra Dodds 88.1 The ONE Parkland's Best Country 
Outstanding Piano - Gr. 7 and over Nicole Nelson Chuck Morrison Memorial Scholarship (Rotary Club of Stony Plain) 
Piano - Preparatory Level Raluca Bruneau Darlin Jewellers 
Piano - Classical - Gr. 2 and under Liam Brown Jo-Anne Stewardson in memory of Gwen Welsh 
Piano - Classical - Gr. 4 and under Joanna Kessir Spruce Grove Lions Club 
Piano - Classical - Gr. 7 and under Jenna Kragt Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Piano - Classical - Gr. 8 and over Brianna Whatley Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Jr. Piano (under Gr. 4) - Outstanding Canadian Composer performance Anika Colbourne ARMTA 
Sr. Piano (Gr. 5 & over) - Outstanding Canadian Composer performance Casey Lefebvre Trim-Line Design of Parkland 
Piano - Popular/Jazz/Ragtime - ages 14 and under Carter Rolph Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Piano - Popular/Jazz/Ragtime - ages 15 and over Emily Nelson Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Outstanding Voice - Classical Kayla Papaianni Stony Plain Lions Club 
Outstanding Voice - Musical Theatre/Popular Emma Rose Marian Spruce Grove Veterinary Clinic 
Voice - Classical - ages 12 and under Cadence Corcoran Spruce Grove Lions Club 
Voice - Classical - 16 and under Emma Rose Marian Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Voice - Musical Theatre/Popular - ages 10 and under Emily Stromme Stony Plain Lions Club 
Voice - Musical Theatre/Popular - ages 12 and under Cadence Corcoran Spruce Grove Lions Club 
Voice - Musical Theatre/Popular - ages 16 and under Emerson Brent Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Voice - Musical Theatre/Popular - ages 17 and over Alexandra Dodd Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain 
Strings - ages 12 and under Naomi Lenkenhoff Trim-Line Design of Parkland 
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Piano Solo - Grades 5 and 6 Jenna Kragt Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Piano Solo - Grades 7 and 8 Emily Nelson Darlin Jewellers & Spruce Grove Lions Club 
Piano Solo - Grades 9 and 10 Nicole Nelson Parkland Music Teachers Association 
Vocal Solo (Classical) - Girls - 12 years and under Cadence Corcoran Jo-Anne Stewardson in memory of Gwen Welsh & Darlin Jewellers 
Musical Theatre Solo - Ballad - Ages 12 and under Cadence Corcoran Lydia Neufeld 
Musical Theatre Solo - Ballad - Ages 16 and under Emma Rose Marian Lydia Neufeld 
Musical Theatre Solo - Up-Tempo - Senior Alexandra Dodd Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Senior High School Choir Memorial Composite High School Mixed Ensemble Nelson Environmental Remediation 
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2017 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship NameRecipientDonor
88.1 The ONE Post-Secondary Scholarship Liam Whatley 88.1 The ONE Parkland's Best Country 
88.1 The ONE Post-Secondary Scholarship Jordan Melnyk 88.1 The ONE Parkland's Best Country 
Piano - Most Outstanding Classical Piano Nicole Nelson Rotary Club of Stony Plain - In Memory Of Chuck Morrison 
Piano - Classical - Grade 2 and Under Alexis Diachinsky Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain 
Piano - Classical - Grade 4 and Under Jenna Kragt Kay Law and Mediation 
Piano - Classical - Grade 7 and Under Kianna Slootweg Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Piano - Classical - Grade 8 and Over Sena Lovsin Kay Law and Mediation 
Piano - Outstanding Canadian Composer Performance - Grade 4 and Under Jillian Stockwell Darlin Jewellers 
Piano - Outstanding Canadian Composer Performance - Grade 5 and Over Jalena Slootweg Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Association 
Piano - Popular/Jazz/Ragtime - Ages 10 and Under Hayden Badry 360 Wellness 
Piano - Popular/Jazz/Ragtime - Ages 14 and Under Jalena Slootweg Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Piano - Popular/Jazz/Ragtime - Ages 15 and Over Joshua Banks Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Voice - Most Outstanding Classical Voice Emma Rose Marian Royal Canadian Legion Stony Plain Branch 256 
Voice - Most Outstanding Popular/Musical Theatre Voice Jordan Melnyk Royal Canadian Legion Stony Plain Branch 256 
Voice - Classical - Ages 12 and Under Kenna Smith Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Voice - Classical - Ages 16 and Under Victoria Burman Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Voice - Classical - Ages 17 and Over Kayla Papaianni Kay Law and Mediation 
Voice - Popular/Musical Theatre - Ages 12 and Under Kenna Smith Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Voice - Popular/Musical Theatre - Ages 16 and Under Mariah Starreveld Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Voice - Popular/Musical Theatre - Ages 17 and Over Jordan Melnyk Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Guitar - Ages 16 and Under Emma Rose Marian Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Guitar - Ages 17 and Over Liam Whatley Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Guitar - Ages 12 and Under N/A - None Eligible Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Voice - Classical - Ages 08 and Under N/A - None Eligible Kinette Club of Spruce Grove 
Voice - Popular/Musical Theatre - Ages 08 and Under N/A - None Eligible Spruce Grove Veterinary Clinic 
Strings - Ages 12 and Under Naomi LenKenhoff Kay Law and Mediation 
Strings - Ages 16 and Under N/A - None Eligible Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Strings - Ages 17 and Over N/A - None Eligible Spruce Grove Veterinary Clinic 
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2016 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship NameRecipientDonor
88.1 The ONE Post Secondary Scholarship Brendan Evjen 88.1 The ONE Parkland's Best Country 
88.1 The ONE Post Secondary Scholarship Kelsey Vankosky 88.1 The ONE Parkland's Best Country 
Piano - Classical - Grade 2 and Under Naomi Iampen Trim-Line Design of Parkland 
Piano - Classical - Grade 4 and Under Emily Nelson Trim-Line Design of Parkland 
Piano - Classical - Grade 7 and Under Emma Marian Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Piano - Classical - Grade 8 and Over Brendan Evjen Nelson Environmental Remediation 
Piano - Most Outstanding Classical Nicole Nelson Rotary Club of Stony Plain 
Piano - Outstanding Canadian Composer Performance - Grade 4 and Under Katie Rolph Trim-Line Design of Parkland 
Piano - Outstanding Canadian Composer Performance - Grade 5 and Over Brendan Evjen Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Association 
Piano - Popular/Jazz/Ragtime - Ages 15 and Over Emma Kerr Spruce Grove Lions Club 
Strings - Ages 12 and Under Mikaela Olsen Lydia Neufeld 
Voice - Classical - Ages 12 and Under Harmony Handsaeme Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Voice - Classical - Ages 16 and Under Emma Marian Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Voice - Classical - Ages 17 and Over Kelsey Vankosky Stony Plain Lions Club 
Voice - Most Outstanding Classical Kelsey Vankosky Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Voice - Most Outstanding Popular/Musical Theatre Kelsey Vankosky Over The Top Concrete Pumping 
Voice - Popular/Musical Theatre - Ages 12 and Under Harmony Handsaeme Dori Whyte Music Studio 
Voice - Popular/Musical Theatre - Ages 16 and Under Jordan Melnyk Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain 
Voice - Popular/Musical Theatre - Ages 17 and Over Kelsey Vankosky Servus Credit Union 
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