Competitions at the Don Wright Faculty of Music give students an exceptional performance experience, and several allow for significant financial awards and scholarships.

Depending on the competition, some rounds are open to the public. All winners have the opportunity to play with an ensemble or a solo recital (Pattison). For complete public performance information, and (for current students) to learn how to apply, visit each competition webpage.

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Maritsa Brookes Concerto Awards (Concerto Competition)

cello player.jpgAwarded to any undergraduate or graduate student in the Don Wright Faculty of Music on the basis of performance excellence demonstrated in solo concerto competition, this annual competition has been a highlight for many students over the years.

Fred Pattison Piano Award

piano playerThe Fred Pattison Piano Award at the Don Wright Faculty of Music is awarded to the winner of an annual piano competition.

Winds-Brass-Percussion Concerto Competition

percussion playerThis competition offers an exciting opportunity for WBP students at Western to compete to perform a concerto with the Western University Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band.

Young-Ja Park Chamber Music Award

von Kuster HallAwarded annually to full-time Don Wright Faculty of Music graduate and/or undergraduate students performing in a Chamber Music group who are being recognized as members of the most promising Chamber Music Group, and exemplify excellence in performance and collaborative work throughout the fall term.


Music Performance Studies Department - Student Inquiries
Dr. Sophie Roland 
519-661-2111 x85402

Undergraduate Assistant
Catherine Fraser
Talbot College, room 210
519-661-2111 x85402
Concert Event Contact - Public Inquiries
Marketing and Communications
Fundraising and Competition Stewardship Contact
Allison Price
Senior Development Officer
519-661-2111 ext. 85695