The Iris Evans Scholarship for the Performing Arts is proudly sponsored by First Call Heating and Air Conditioning.

 

“Most Likely to Become a Professional Performing Artist”

This scholarship seeks to recognize and assist deserving Strathcona County amateur* music and speech arts students, who are likely to become professional performing artists.

Overview

  1. The scholarship value is $1,000.00.
  2. A maximum of 5 candidates will be selected to compete.
  3. A panel of adjudicators, representing each discipline being performed, choose the winner.

Eligibility:

  1. Entrant primary address OR parent primary address must be in the County of Strathcona.
  2. Must be of senior-level performing ability.
  3. Must be between the ages of 15-28, as of December 31 preceding the current festival year.
  4. Previous winners of this scholarship are ineligible.

Class Regulations:

  1. Competitors are responsible for knowing and adhering to the Rules (see ‘Rules’ section of the Sherwood Park Music Festival Syllabus) and the Class details (see ‘Iris Evans Scholarship for the Performing Arts section of the syllabus). The syllabus is found on spmf.org.
  2. Competitors perform in one discipline only. (*Vocal and Musical Theatre are different disciplines*)
  3. Each competitor is allowed a maximum performance time of 25-minutes.
  4. Entry fee for the Iris Evans Scholarship is $100.00 and will be charged once selected to compete.
  5. Each performer must also enter a Non-Competitive solo class. This selection may NOT be a selection performed in the Iris Evans Scholarship Class. The discipline for this non-competitive class does not need to be the same discipline performed in the Iris Evans Scholarship Class, and will be charged at time of registration accordingly.

Definitions:

*amateur – A person whose principal means of livelihood is not obtained from the performance of music in the particular discipline in which he or she is competing. This stipulation does not, however, preclude such a person having occasionally received remuneration for musical services rendered, even in the area in which he or she is competing.

**vocal and musical theatre are different disciplines

APPLICATION

  1. Complete the Application Form.
  2. E-MAIL the completed application to: festivaldirector@spmf.org
  3. DO NOT submit payment with the application. Successful candidates’ payment is submitted when registering online with The Sherwood Park Music Festival.

Completed application must be received on or before
12:00 noon on Thursday, February 1, 2024
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Successful candidates will be notified by email, no later than Monday, February 5, 2024.

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UPON NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE, CANDIDATES WILL PROCEED TO REGISTERING THROUGH THE
SHERWOOD PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL WEBSITE.

Completed application forms can be e-mailed to:

Please complete the application form, attach an essay, teacher letter, and Email to festivaldirector@spmf.org with the heading:

Iris Evans Scholarship for the Performing Arts Application Form.

If you have any questions, please email Janelle Orr, Festival Director at festivaldirector@spmf.org or call 780.993.0573.