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.

2023-2024 Music Awards

The deadline to apply for the Kingston Symphony Music Awards is fast approaching - Friday, March 8, 2024. There is $4,500 in prize money to be won! We have also made the application process a lot simpler than it was in past years. No letters of recommendation or personal essays are required and video recordings have been replaced with live performances before a panel of three judges. Those performances will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Harrison-LeCaine Hall on the Queen’s University campus. The performance schedule and other details will be emailed to each applicant after the March deadline. Please note there is a special category of awards for members of the Kingston Symphony’s three youth ensembles: Kingston Youth Orchestra, Kingston Youth Strings, and Kingston A-Strings.

For more information about the Music Awards or if you have questions, please contact Ann Lukits, chair of the Music Awards program, at or through the Kingston Symphony Association office at (613) 546-9729.

Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.

Music Awards Application Form Music Awards Guidelines

2022-2023 Music Awards Winners

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