Sorbara Award in Music

Must complete SFP and apply to award.


Award Value: $3000.00
Number of awards to be issued: 1
Award Type: Award
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– The Sorbara Award in Music recognizes outstanding creative achievement in music in the areas of composition, improvisation or sound design.
– Awarded to Year 3 Music majors who are pursuing studies full-time and who will be proceeding into Year 4 of study are eligible to apply for this award.
– Awarded in the following academic year when student is registered as a full time continuing student.
– Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.


Saint Thyagaraja Music Award

Student must complete a SFP and apply to award.


Award Value: $1000.00
Number of awards to be issued: 2
Award Type: Award
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate Student

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– The Saint Thyagaraja Music Awards are presented to full-time undergraduate music majors and non-majors in recognition of artistic and scholarly achievement in Indian classical music studies.
– One award is given for demonstrated artistic excellence to a student enrolled in performance studies (vocal/instrumental) of Indian classical music.
– A second award recognizes top standing in the academic study of Indian classical music.
– Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need.


Patricia and Robert Martin Award

Must complete SFP and apply to award.


Award Value: $900.00
Number of awards to be issued: 3
Award Type: Award
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Given in recognition of outstanding achievement in an adjudicated performance to a Year 3 or Year 4 student in the classical performance stream in the Department of Music.
– The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need.


Louise Bennett Coverly Award

Student must apply to award and complete a SFP.


Award Value: $600.00
Number of awards to be issued: 1
Award Type: Award
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Given to a Year 2 or Year 3 Music major who demonstrates exceptional promise/achievement in world music studies
– Must demonstrate financial need


Ron Weinberger Memorial Scholarship in Music

Must apply through SFS by completing the Student Financial.


Award Value: $1800.00
Number of awards to be issued: 1
Award Type: Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Open to students majoring in Music
– Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits
– Minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.50
– Preference will be given to students in music performance who demonstrate talent in piano, guitar or sitar instruments.
– Recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need


Sterling Beckwith Award

Must Apply.  Submission of Student Financial Profile is required for this award.


Award Value: $640.00
Number of awards to be issued: 5
Award Type: Award
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Open to Year 2 and Year 3 music majors who demonstrate exceptional promise and ability in performance, superior musicianship and a breadth of cultural and academic interests.
– Preference is given to students of voice.
– Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario
– Must demonstrate financial need.


Thomas W. Doherty Prize in Piano

No application required. Nomination by Department only.


Award Value: $350.00
Number of awards to be issued: 1
Award Type: Award
Eligibility Criteria:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Outstanding performance of a contemporary work for piano


Peggy Sampson Bursary

Students must complete a SFS to be eligible for this award.


Award Value: $900
Number of awards to be issued: 1
Award Type: Bursary
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Bursaries are available to full-time and part-time students in the Music Department.
– Must demonstrate financial need


Peggie Sampson Scholarship

Student must complete a student financial profile and apply to award.


Award Value: $3000.00
Number of awards to be issued: 1
Award Type: Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate Student
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Awarded to one undergraduate student entering 2nd or 3rd year in the Dept of Music
– Awarded to student who has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.50
– Recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
– Resident of Ontario
– Must demonstrate financial need
– Preference will be given to students studying early music


Sterling Voice Award

Must apply through Student Financial Services and complete the Student Financial Profile.


Award Value: $7743.00
Number of awards to be issued: 1
Award Type: Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Undergraduate Student
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

– Awarded to a student who will be entering their second, third or fourth year of full-time undergraduate study in music, specializing in vocal performance.
– Intended to support aspiring singers of outstanding promise who could not otherwise afford to devote sufficient time and effort to advanced vocal and musical studies.
– Covers cost of full time tuition for continuing student.
– Will be awarded in the Fall of the next academic year to selected recipient once full time status has been verified.
– Must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative GPA of 6.00 (B)
– May apply or be nominated by a York faculty member before end of current academic year.
– Recipients will be expected to enroll in a minimum of 18 credits in an overall program of study that has been vetted and approved by the Director of Classical Vocal Studies.
– Students must demonstrate financial need