BC Registered Music Teacher's Association Victoria Branch


Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Mackenzie Barry Summer School Bursaries                                                           Pat Williamson

Assistance is given annually to students of any discipline for summer study.  Applications are accepted until April 30.  Amounts given vary by grade and type of summer program.

We are grateful for the generous donations that enable us to offer these scholarships until 2024 in memory of Mackenzie Barry.  Please click here to read more.


Madeleine Till Student Teacher Award                                                                     Geraldine Pugh

An award open only to members of our Student Teacher Auxiliary, any discipline, and is based on the level of progress shown in a given year.  Applications are accepted until September 30.

Amount awarded:  $200 *


Charles Palmer Memorial Organ Award                                                                   Pat Williamson

This award is presented once every two years to a deserving organ student.  The award is based on progress shown and teacher reference. Applications are accepted until November 30.

Amount awarded:  $200 *


Helen Gibson Award                                                                                                  Louise Holland

The award will be given annually to a deserving student of any discipline who has completed their RCM Level 10 and is preparing for their ARCT performers or teachers examination.  The award will be given in November of each year, beginning in 2009. 

If there are no applicants in a given year, the award may go to a student who has completed their RCM Level 9 and is preparing for their Level 10 examination.

Applications are accepted until October 15.

Amount awarded:  $300 *


RCM Alumni Awards                                                                                                   Louise Holland

These awards are presented annually to the student obtaining the top marks (any discipline) for Level 7, Level 8 and Level 10 RCM examinations.  Students must have also completed all theory requirements.


Hilda King Theory Awards                                                                                          Pat Williamson

These awards are presented annually to the students obtaining the top marks in Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 Harmony, Level 9 History, and Level 10 History RCM examinations.


Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival                                                                  Pat Williamson

Through the GVPAF, we annually present awards for excellence is festival classes as determined by the adjudicators.  Awards are given in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds and guitar in all levels (junior to open).  The awards are under the direction of the GVPAF scholarship chairperson.


* Subject to change.