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La Scena Musicale - Canadian Classical Music Student Writing Contest

Student Writing Contest

La Scena Musicale announces the First Annual La Scena Musicale Canadian Classical Music Student Writing Contest.


Four prizes (two in English and two in French) will be awarded. The winning papers will be published in a future issue of La Scena Musicale. Furthermore, the best paper in each language will be awarded a cash prize of $250.00 . The prize for the best English paper is courtesy of Naxos Canada. The prize for the best French paper is courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon, a Universal Music company.


  • Eligibility: Entrants must be students registered during the 1999-2000 academic year. A proof of student status must be submitted. Students must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, or be registered at a Canadian school.
  • Length of article: between 1200 and 2000 words.
  • Subject: Any subject related to classical music will be accepted. They can be in the form of an interview, an article on music history etc. Articles based on a thesis will also be accepted. Submitted manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere.
  • Criteria: The papers will be judged according to originality, content and writing style.
  • Selection: The articles will be selected by a panel consisting of writers and specialists in classical music. The decision of the jury is final and not open to appeal. The jury reserves the right not to award all prizes.
  • Submitted manuscripts will not be returned. They must be sent by mail or by email. Fax submissions will not be accepted.

    Address: La Scena Musicale, 5409 Waverly, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA, H2T 2X8
    email: info@scena.org

  • Application: Entrants must submit one copy of their manuscript along with their name, address, phone, email, and their date of birth.
  • Deadline: May 31, 2000.



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