Symphony Education Partnership

The Symphony Education Partnership is a unique collaboration between the School of Music at Queen’s University, the Limestone District School Board, the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and the Kingston Symphony Association. Each February, the Kingston Symphony presents four concerts for grade four students in the two local school boards. In preparation for these concerts, Queen’s University music education students teach a set curriculum written by a member of the Queen’s University School of Music faculty to participating classes.

Music Awards

Each season, Kingston Symphony Association Volunteer Committee of the Kingston Symphony Association provides awards to recognize and encourage the development of excellence in young performers living in Kingston and the surrounding region, who are studying symphony orchestra instruments. The awards include various cash prizes.
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Allan-Jack Memorial Award – $2,000
Ephraim Anderson (piano) and Jonathan Moellman (piano). Each will receive $1,000.
Hannah Robertson Memorial Award – $1,200
Isabella Guan (piano), Dorothy Nediak (piano), and Mia Wang (cello). Each will receive $400.
Bonnie J. Thomas Memorial Award – $600
Clara Moellman (violin)
Harriet Scott Memorial Award – $600
Felix Melanson (cello)

We are very sorry to announce that the Kingston Symphony Volunteers have decided to suspend the Music Awards program for the coming year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision affects both the Kiwanis Music Festival awards and the annual Music Awards competition held in the spring. Please click here to read a letter from Music Awards Chair, Ann Lukits.

Before the Downbeat

Before the Downbeat involves a number of initiatives designed to enhance the concert experience for you by giving the audience in-depth knowledge about the program of concerts and orchestral music! Initiatives include pre-concert talks, Dress Rehearsal videos, What’s On podcasts, The Overture, SoundSync, and Meet the Musicians videos.

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