W.H. Anderson Family Bursary

Ann Lugsdin Memorial Bursary

Audrey Belyea Scholarship

Camerata Nova Bursary

Emmanuel Horch Memorial Bursaries

Frances Wickberg Bursary

James Vaclav Machovec Memorial Bursary

John Melnyk Memorial Bursary

Joy of Music Scholarships

Junior Musical Club Bursary

Len Hew Bursary

Lydia Wiebe Scholarship

M. Winnifred Sim Bursary

Madge O. Stevens Bursary

Mary Campbell Memorial Bursaries

Morna-June Morrow Scholarships

Norman Phillips Bursaries

Stewart M. Thomson Memorial Bursary

W.H. Anderson Family Bursary

Walter & Helen Bohonos Award

Wednesday Morning  Musicale Award and Bursaries

Wickberg/Mercier Bursary

Winnipeg Mennonite Children’s Choir and Alumni Golden Era Bursaries


W.H. Anderson Family Bursary



W.H. Anderson (1882-1955) was a leading composer, choral director, vocal teacher and adjudicator in the City of Winnipeg. He was born in London, England where he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before emigrating to Winnipeg in 1911, he was a lay tenor at St. Stephen’s Walbrook and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. He was also a member of the Moody-Manners Opera Company.

Anderson’s original choir in Canada was the C.N.R. Choral Society. Later he was music director of Central Congregational Church and eventually, for many years, director of music for St. Andrew’s United Church (River Heights). In the late 1030’s, he established a professional choir of 16 voices for the CBC. The choir was known as the CBC Choristers and later as Sunday Chorale, broadcasting weekly across Canada for many years.

Anderson’s many published compositions (well over 200) and choral arrangements were published in Great Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States. His many children’s songs and folk song arrangements (British, French-Canadian, Icelandic and Ukrainian) have been used extensively in music festivals and by church and high school choirs across the country and abroad. Many of his compositions were set to poems by Canadian authors, giving young people the opportunity to sing about their prairie experience. These compositions were first heard in Winnipeg and are still performed in schools and at festivals across Canada, more than fifty years after his death.

W.H. Anderson was an early member of the Men’s Music Club and a dedicated participant in the formation of the Winnipeg Music Festival. The W.H. Anderson Memorial Bursary has been funded in perpetuity by the Anderson family.

The W.H. Anderson Family Bursary is awarded to the winner of the W.H. Anderson Memorial Trophy, awarded for the most outstanding performance in a competition of vocalists, 16 years of age and under.