2011 ORMTA Music Writing Competition Results

Congratulations to all the students, including the first place winners who will now represent ORMTA in the 2011 CFMTA National Student Composer Competition.

This year’s CMW Music Writing Competition was a huge success! Teachers from branches all across the province submitted their students. With 60 entries in seven different classes, the popularity of this competition in music creativity continues to grow. The ORMTA would like to thank Susan Griesdale for her insightful and thorough adjudications and Eleanor Marzetti for her gracious donation for student scholarships. Thanks also go out to the teachers for submitting the work of their students. And most importantly, congratulations to all the budding “Stephen Chatmans” and “Christine Donkins” for pouring their creative juices into their submissions.


Class P1 (8 years and under - instrumental)
First Place - Leonid Nediak, Kingston, student of Maria Rost
Second Place - Leah Burgess, Belleville, student of Patricia Ross
Third Place - Michael Redding, Waterloo, student of Joanne Bender

Class A1 (11 years and under - instrumental)
First Place - Joseph Naszady, Brockville, student of Loretta U’Ren-Kivinen
Second Place - Natalie Pizzacalla, Niagara Falls, student of Alessandra DiCienzo
Third Place - Michael Wong, Waterloo, student of Joanne Bender
Honorable Mention – Jay Batu, Gabrielle Chan, Alexander Nediak

Class A2 (11 years and under - vocal)
First Place - Annette Blais, Waterloo, student of Joanne Bender

Class B1 (15 years and under - instrumental)
First Place - Anthony Kubelka, Ottawa, student of Colin Mack
Second Place - Anita Pari, Ottawa, student of Colin Mack
Third Place - Erik Frechette, Timmins, student of Ron Spadafore
Honorable Mention – Peter Bedford, Katie Douglas, Veronika Henzl, Thomas Torok

Class B2 (15 years and under - vocal)
First Place - Mira Persaud, Richmond Hill, student of Katya Pine
Second Place - Elizabeth Gardiner, Brockville, student of Shelagh McKibbon-U’Ren

Class C (19 years and under - any style)
First Place - Adam Kaszuba, Mississauga, student of Donna Boucher
Second Place - Andy Song, Hamilton, student of Roland Packer
Third Place - Heidi Rogers, Chesley, student of Gertrude Weber
Honorable Mention – Daniel Deng, Erika Lamon,Eric Swiatoschik

Class D (Open)
First Place (Eleanor Marzetti Scholarship) - Amy Silver, Richmond Hill, student of Katya Pine
Second Place - Peter Koning, Burlington, student of Philip Corke
Third Place - Sabine Beblo, Toronto, student of Janet Fothergill


Ontario Winners - CFMTA National Student Composer Competition:
  • Leonid Nediak (2nd place, class P1)
  • Joseph Kumar Naszady (Honourable mention, class A1)
  • Annette Blais (2nd place, class A2)
  • Adam Kaszuba (2nd place, class C)
  • Ann Silver (2nd place, class D)


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