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Scholarships offered at the Faculty of Music

Excellence grant

Abbé Charles-Émile-Gadbois scholarship

Disciplines/associated instruments
French-language singing

Amount
Variable

Number of grants awarded
Variable

Critères de sélection

  • Competitive, with singing audition
  • Be enrolled full-time in a classical singing performance program
  • Demonstrate an interest (supporting letter) in the repertoire of French-language singing
  • Have an excellent academic record

Deadline
Friday, April 9 2021 at 5 p.m.

Description of the grant

Procedure for submitting an application
File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site

  • Registration form
  • Letter of interest for the scholarships
  • Transcripts

Registration form

Resource person
Valérie Rousseau-Parent

Distinctive features
None

André Dubois scholarship

Disciplines/associated instruments
Piano

Amount
$5,000

Number of grants awarded
Variable

Selection criteria

  • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate-level piano performance program
  • Be in a precarious financial position
  • Demonstrate outstanding potential as a musician, and be committed to a career in piano

      Deadline
      Autumn

      Procedure for submitting an application
      No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the piano program head

      Resource person
      Valérie Rousseau-Parent

      Distinctive features
      None

      Denise Angers scholarship

      Disciplines/associated instruments
      Piano

      Amount
      $1,000 (minimum)

      Number of grants awarded
      Variable

      Selection criteria

      • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate-level piano performance program
      • Have an above-average academic record

        Deadline
        Autumn

        Procedure for submitting an application
        No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the piano program head

        Resource person
        Valérie Rousseau-Parent

        Distinctive features
        Aucune

        Dr. Stephen and Susan Fichman scholarship

        Disciplines/associated instruments
        Jazz

        Amount
        $1,500

        Number of grants awarded
        2

        Selection criteria

        • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate jazz performance or composition program

          Deadline
          March. Award presented at the last annual concert of the Université de Montréal Big Band (March/April)

          Procedure for submitting an application
          No procedure; grant winners are chosen by the jazz program head

          Resource person
          Valérie Rousseau-Parent

          Distinctive features
          None

          Excellence in piano scholarship

          Disciplines / associated instruments
          Piano

          Amount
          Variable

          Number of grants awarded
          Variable

          Selection criteria

          • Be enrolled fulltime in the Faculty of Music
          • Have demonstrated outstanding musical qualities throughout the academic career
          • Have maintained a grade of excellence in the target discipline
          • Possess an excellent academic record

              Deadline
              Early autumn

              Procedure for submitting an application
              No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the head of piano programs

              Resource person
              Valérie Rousseau-Parent

              Distinctive features
              None

              George-Cédric Ferguson scholarship

              Disciplines/associated instruments
              Opera singing

              Amount
              Variable

              Number of grants awarded
              Variable

              Selection criteria

              • Competitive, with singing audition
              • Be enrolled full-time for the current year in a classical singing performance program
              • Demonstrate an interest (supporting letter) and experience in the field of opera
              • Have an excellent university record
              • As a priority come from the Maritime provinces, otherwise from anywhere else in Canada

                Deadline
                September (at the same time as the opera auditions)

                Procedure for submitting an application
                File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site

                • Signed registration form
                • Curriculum vitae
                • Letter of interest for the opera by describing experiences in this field
                • A copy of the last transcript
                • A copy of the birth certificate

                Form
                2021-2022 competition form

                Resource person
                Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                Distinctive features
                None

                John Haigh-Johnston and Hung Phong Nguyen scholarship

                Type of grant
                Piano

                Amount
                Variable

                Number of grants awarded
                1

                Critères de sélection

                • Be enrolled fulltime in a piano performance program
                • Be a foreign student
                • Be in need of financial support
                • Possess an above-average academic record

                  Deadline
                  Autumn

                  Procedure for submitting an application
                  No procedure; the grant recipient is chosen by the head of piano programs

                  Resource person
                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                  Distinctive features
                  None

                  Les Amis de l’Art grant

                  Disciplines / associated instruments
                  Classical performance, composition or musicology

                  Amount
                  1 grant of $1,250
                  1 grant of $1,000

                  Number of grants awarded
                  Variable

                  Selection criteria

                  • Be enrolled fulltime in a graduate-level program in classical performance, composition or musicology

                    Deadline
                    Autumn

                    Procedure for submitting an application
                    File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site, in the Fonds Les Amis de l’Art folder

                    • Signed registration form
                    • Curriculum vitae
                    • A copy of the last transcript

                    Applications in performance: a recent (less than one year old) 15-minute recording

                    Applications in composition: a recent (less than one year old) score or recording

                    Applications in musicology: a short written work of a maximum of 15 typewritten pages, presented as part of the applicant’s studies

                    AND

                    Email the letter of recommendation (page 3 of the Form) to the scholarships technician, Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                    Form
                    Exemple

                    Resource person
                    Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                    Distinctive features
                    None

                    Lorene Russell scholarship

                    Disciplines / associated instruments
                    Trombone

                    Amount
                    $2,000 (minimum)

                    Number of grants awarded
                    1

                    Selection criteria

                    • Be enrolled fulltime in the Faculty of Music
                    • Be a newly admitted student in a classical trombone performance program
                    • Receive final approval from a vice-dean and from the head of wind instrument performance programs

                        Deadline
                        October

                        Procedure for submitting an application
                        No procedure; the grant recipient is chosen by Professor David Martin

                        Resource person
                        Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                        Distinctive features
                        None

                        Louise Roy grant – Career launch in opera singing

                        Disciplines / associated instruments
                        Opera singing

                        Amount
                        $8,000 (minimum)

                        Number of grants awarded
                        1

                        Selection criteria

                        • Competitive, with singing audition
                        • Be enrolled full-time for the current year in a classical singing performance program
                        • Be an outstanding student
                        • Have a career plan and a budget associated with the plan


                          Deadline
                          November

                          Procedure for submitting an application
                          Please send to Valérie Rousseau-Parent, scholarships technician, the following information and document:

                          • Your full name
                          • Your program number/name
                          • A copy of your last transcript

                          Resource person
                          Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                          Distinctive features
                          None

                          Luc Vinet scholarships

                          Disciplines / associated instruments
                          Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal (OUM)

                          Amount
                          Variable

                          Number of grants awarded
                          Variable

                          Selection criteria

                          • Be enrolled fulltime in the Faculty of Music
                          • Have a high-quality academic record
                          • Excel in performance on an orchestral instrument

                              Deadline
                              Late October

                              Procedure for submitting an application
                              No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by a jury composed of four Faculty members, including OUM artistic director Jean-François Rivest

                              Resource person
                              Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                              Distinctive features
                              None

                              Perras, Cholette & Cholette scholarship

                              Disciplines/associated instruments
                              Composition

                              Amount
                              $12,000

                              Number of grants awarded
                              1

                              Selection criteria

                              • Be enrolled full time in the Faculty of Music’s doctoral program in composition
                              • Present an outstanding academic record

                              Deadline
                              November

                              Procedure for submitting an application
                              File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site, in the Perras, Cholette & Cholette folder

                              Upload in a single file

                               

                              • A copy of the last transcript
                              • A description of the research project
                              • A recording of a representative work

                              Resource person
                              Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                              Distinctive features
                              None

                              Pierre Rolland scholarships

                              Disciplines / associated instruments
                              Winds

                              Amount
                              Variable

                              Number of grants awarded
                              Variable

                              Selection criteria

                              • Be enrolled fulltime at the Faculty of Music in one of the undergraduate or graduate classical winds performance programs
                              • Have been selected to participate in one or another of the large ensembles (classical performance)
                              • Have demonstrated outstanding qualities as an instrumentalist
                              • Have an above-average academic record

                              Deadline
                              Autumn

                              Procedure for submitting an application
                              No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the heads of the winds program

                              Resource person
                              Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                              Distinctive features
                              None

                              Jean-Marie Benoit scholarship

                              Disciplines / associated instruments
                              Composition

                              Amount
                              $2,000

                              Nombre de bourses attribuées
                              1

                              Selection criteria

                              • Be enrolled fulltime in a master’s or doctoral program in composition
                              • Provide a 2-minute excerpt illustrating a composition project of an audiovisual work of roughly 10 minutes written for small instrumental ensemble, medium to advanced level
                              • Possess an excellent university record

                                Deadline
                                March-April

                                Procedure for submitting an application
                                File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site, in the Prix Jean-Marie Benoit folder

                                • The registration form
                                • A letter presenting a draft plan for the use of funds
                                • A curriculum vitae
                                • A copy of the last transcript
                                • A two-minute excerpt illustrating an approximately 10-minute composition project for an audiovisual work, written for a small instrumental ensemble, of a medium to high degree of difficulty, plus the full score
                                • Evidence of consent from the rightful owners for the visual works used
                                • A letter of recommendation from the assigned composition teacher, emailed directly to Valérie Rousseau-Parent 

                                Resource person
                                Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                Distinctive features
                                None

                                Julie Sirois Award

                                Disciplines / associated instruments
                                Flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon

                                Amount
                                Variable

                                Nombre de bourses attribuées
                                3

                                Selection criteria

                                • Be enrolled fulltime in an undergraduate- or graduate-level performance program
                                • Present at an audition a contemporary piece of music written after 1980

                                  Deadline
                                  Late January

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  Send in your full name, the name of your program, your instrument and the work performed to the scholarships technician, Valérie Rousseau-Parent.

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  Aucune

                                  Marcelle Deschênes Award

                                  Disciplines / associated instruments

                                  Digital music / Composition and sound creation

                                  Amount

                                  $1,000

                                  Number of grants awarded

                                  1 per year

                                  Selection criteria

                                  Quality of academic and/or artistic work

                                  Deadline

                                  None

                                  Procedure for submitting an application

                                  Students in digital music automatically qualify for consideration. There is no application to submit, and the award is conferred by decision of the teaching staff.

                                  Resource persons

                                  The heads of the digital music programs

                                  Distinctive features

                                  The Marcelle Award is named in honor of Marcelle Deschênes, who founded the Faculty of Music’s electroacoustic composition program in 1980.

                                  Peter White and Mary Feher Award

                                  Disciplines / associated instruments
                                  Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal (OUM)

                                  Amount
                                  $1,000 (minimum)

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled fulltime in an undergraduate or graduate performance program
                                  • Perform before the concerto competition jury

                                  Sophie Desmarais – Prix ambassadrice

                                  Disciplines / associated instruments
                                  Jazz

                                  Amount
                                  $2,000

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  3

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full time in the final semester of a bachelor’s in jazz performance
                                  • Have demonstrated outstanding qualities as a musician throughout the academic career
                                  • Have participated in a significant way in the Université de Montréal Big Band  (minimum 4 semesters) and presented a remarkable musical performance destining the candidate for a professional career

                                  Deadline
                                  Spring

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the head of the jazz program

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Excellence and financial support grants

                                  Scholarship for Faculty of Music students

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  All

                                  Amount
                                  $1,000

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Have completed at least one year of study at Université de Montréal
                                  • Be enrolled full-time for the current academic year in a bachelor’s or graduate program
                                  • Have obtained an average of at least 3.7 for the bachelor’s degree and 3.9 at the graduate level
                                  • Not having been a winner of the Faculty of Music excellence grant (funding agreements) in the month of May
                                  • For financial support: demonstrate, using the form, a financial position requiring assistance

                                  Deadline
                                  October

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site

                                  • The registration form
                                  • A curriculum vitae
                                  • A copy of the last transcript (may be unoffical if it comes from UdeM)
                                  • A letter of recommendation sent directly by e-mail to Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  For financial support, it is also important to add the following two documents:

                                  • The financial declaration form
                                  • A cover letter describing very explicitly the candidate’s financial status (in French)

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Scholarship for Faculty of Music graduate students

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  All

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  Deadline
                                  Coming soon

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site

                                  • Registration form
                                  • Other documents (see selection criteria)

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Recruiting grants

                                  Ella and Yuli Turovsky scholarship

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Strings

                                  Amount
                                  $2,500 (minimum)

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  1

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full-time in a cello or viola performance program
                                  • Be an outstanding student

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant winners are chosen by the strings program head

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Jean-Pierre Lussier scholarship

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Winds/Bassoon

                                  Amount
                                  $1,000 (minimum)

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                   

                                  • Be enrolled full-time in bassoon in an undergraduate or graduate study program
                                  • Have an excellent academic record

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the winds program head

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Excellence and recruiting grant

                                  Anne-Marie Trahan scholarship

                                  Disciplines / associated instrumentsOpera singing

                                  Amount
                                  $2,500

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full-time in a classical singing performance program
                                  • Have demonstrated outstanding potential in opera singing at an entrance audition for the program
                                  • Be preparing for a professional career in opera singing
                                  • Possess an above-average academic record

                                   

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the head of singing programs

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Cécile and César Uguay scholarship

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Strings

                                  Amount
                                  $5,000

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate level strings performance program

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the strings program head

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Marcel and Rolande Gosselin scholarship

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Performance, musicology and composition

                                  Amount
                                  $2,500

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate program in performance, musicology or composition

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure, grant recipients are chosen by the heads of performance, musicology and composition programs

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Marcel Saucier scholarships

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Violin

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full time at the Faculty of Music in a violin performance program
                                  • Have been selected to participate in the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal during one of the semesters of the year in progress
                                  • Have demonstrated outstanding qualities as an instrumentalist
                                  • Possess an above-average academic record

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the head of the strings program

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Sophie Desmarais scholarships

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Jazz

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled fulltime in one of the jazz performance or jazz composition programs
                                  • Demonstrate outstanding qualities as an instrumentalist
                                  • Have an above-average academic record
                                  • Have a financial situation requiring assistance

                                  Deadline
                                  Late October

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the head of the jazz program

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Research grant

                                  Maryvonne Kendergi scholarships

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Musicology or ethnomusicology

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full time in a master’s or doctoral program with a research subject in musicology or ethnomusicology related to the following theme: Music in Québec
                                  • Have an excellent academic record

                                  Deadline
                                  Mid-January

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site, in the folder Maryvonne-Kendergi – musicologie

                                  Form
                                  exemple

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  OICRM scholarships

                                  The Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Interdisciplinary Observatory of Creation and Research in Music: OICRM) offers a number of scholarships for the three levels of study. You will find full details right on the OICRM site.

                                  Canada Research Chair in Music and Politics graduate scholarships

                                  For the first year, the Canada Research Chair in Music and Politics is offering two master's scholarship's of $4,000 and two doctoral scholarship's of $8,000 for research projets devoted to the links between music and politics. You will find all the details here.

                                  Deadline
                                  Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 5 p.m.

                                  Research and creative research support grants

                                  Early music scholarship

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  Early music performance

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full time in a graduate program
                                  • Be working on a research or creative research project related to the performance of early music (project related or not to the master’s thesis or Ph.D. thesis)

                                  Financial support grant

                                  Alma mater scholarship

                                  Disciplines/associated instruments
                                  All

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria
                                  On request

                                  Deadline
                                  None; at any time

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; ask your program head or a vice-dean

                                  Personne-ressource
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Resource person
                                  None

                                  Claude Gingras scholarship

                                  Disciplines / associated instruments
                                  All

                                  Amount
                                  1 master’s grant of $8,000
                                  1 doctoral grant of $12,000

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  2

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled fulltime in a master’s or doctorate in music ‒ musicology or ethnomusicology option

                                  Deadline
                                  Mid-January

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  File the required documents on the Faculty of Music’s upload site, in the Claude Gingras folder

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Paul-Marcel and Verna-Marie Gélinas scholarship

                                  Disciplines / associated instruments
                                  Piano

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled full time in a graduate piano performance program
                                  • Be in a precarious financial situation
                                  • Demonstrate perseverance during the years at university

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the head of the piano program

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None

                                  Thérèse Le François and Jean-Paul Larue scholarship

                                  Disciplines / associated instruments
                                  Performance, composition or musicology

                                  Amount
                                  Variable

                                  Number of grants awarded
                                  Variable

                                  Selection criteria

                                  • Be enrolled fulltime in one of the undergraduate or graduate performance, composition or musicology programs
                                  • Have an above-average academic record
                                  • Be in a precarious financial situation

                                  Deadline
                                  Autumn

                                  Procedure for submitting an application
                                  No procedure; grant recipients are chosen by the program heads in performance, composition and musicology

                                  Resource person
                                  Valérie Rousseau-Parent

                                  Distinctive features
                                  None