John Melnyk Memorial 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


John Melnyk Memorial Bursary

John Melnyk

John Melnyk

John Melnyk Sr. obtained his Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music in London in 1935. He quickly became a well-known performer, including on live to air broadcasts for CBC, touring Western Canada with up-and-coming Canadian musicians and accompanying visiting international artists on their Canadian appearances. He also composed three preludes, a sonata, a concerto and two sets of variations, all for piano.

John has been associated with the Winnipeg Music Festival since 1926 as a competitor, accompanist and teacher. During that period his students have won numerous trophies, including the Beryl Ferguson Memorial Trophy several times and the Aikins Memorial Trophy on no less than twenty-four occasions. Several of his students went on to represent Manitoba in national competition.

Over many years, Mr. Melnyk provided spirited orchestral accompaniment from the second piano to several generations of students. He covered virtually the entire piano concerto repertoire and raised the standard of these classes to the highest level.

John Melnyk and his pupils were particularly active in the Piano Concerto classes of the Festival, so it is particularly appropriate that the trophy in his name is associated with them.

The John Melnyk Memorial Bursary is awarded to the recipient of the John Melnyk Trophy which is awarded for the most outstanding performance in a Piano Concerto class, Grade/Level 8 to Honours, as selected by the adjudicator.