Music Awards

Music Awards

Each season, the Kingston Symphony Volunteers 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.

2022-2023 Music Awards

After a two-year pause, the annual competition for the Kingston Symphony Volunteers Music Awards was held in the spring of 2023. The awards program recognizes and encourages the development of excellence in performance among young musicians studying orchestral instruments. A total of $4,500 was awarded, which is an increase from previous years. The following prizes were awarded:

Allan-Jack Memorial Award: $2,000

The Allan-Jack Award is given to the applicant or applicants judged as the overall best performer(s).

Winner: Clara Moellman, Violin

Hannah Robertson Memorial Award: $1,200

This award consists of two prizes of $600. One award is given to an applicant age 5 to 11 and the other to an applicant age 12 to 16.

Winner: Catherine Moellman, Violin and Piano

Winner: Gabriel Moellman, Violin

Harriet Scott Memorial Award: $700

The Harriet Scott Memorial Award will fund awards for applicants from each of the Kingston Symphony Association youth ensembles: $300 for the Kingston Youth Orchestra $200 for the Kingston Youth Strings $200 for the Kingston A-Strings

Winner: Alessia Dudley of the Kingston Youth Orchestra, Violin

Winner: Ronan Hendry of the Kingston Youth Strings, Cello

Bonnie J. Thomas Memorial Award: $600

The award is given to an outstanding string player.

Winner: Jonathan Moellman, Violin

For more information about the Music Awards, please contact Ann Lukits, chair of the Music Awards program, at