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.


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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.


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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.


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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.


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.

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


AMPD Pan Faculty Awards & Department Awards are now closed.