Saskatchewan Choral Federation

Nova Voce Scholarship


Recognizes an individual in the early stages of choral conducting development who has the potential to make a significant contribution to choral music throughout the life of their career.  A maximum of one award may be presented each year.  The scholarship will consist of a six-month mentorship with an accomplished choral conductor and a cash award of $250.

Application Procedure

The application process will consist of submission of information and a fifteen minute interview with members of the Nomination Committee.


  • Any individual who is under the age of 30 (as of November 1st) in the early stage of a choral conducting career is eligible to apply.
  • Must be a resident of Saskatchewan.
  • Must be a member of Saskatchewan Choral Federation.

Submission Guidelines

Applications will be accepted from SCF Members in good standing and must include the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A brief biography (no more than 1 page).  The biography should include the applicant's education, musical background (including singing or choral conducting), affiliation with agencies or groups, noteworthy achievements, hobbies and interests.
  • One letter from the applicant outlining their accomplishments to date and their future choral conducting plans (no more than 2 pages).
  • One letter of support, from an unrelated person other than the applicant, confirming the significance of the applicant's accomplishments to date (no more than 2 pages).

Application Deadline

The application deadline is September 1st.

Selection Process

Applicants will be contacted by September 15th to schedule a fifteen minute interview with members of the Nomination Committee, who will adjudicate the applications and select the award recipient.  The award will be presented at the Gala Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Saskatchewan Music Conference held in November each year.