Powell River Academy of Music
Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners

Twenty-two young musicians perform for scholarships at the annual Powell River Academy of Music Scholarship Competition May 4, 2019

The Powell River Academy of Music holds an annual scholarship competition for students 18 and under at the Academy. The scholarship money is generously donated by patrons and teachers. The scholarships assist students in their future studies.

The Academy congratulates all the students for their excellent performances.

Piano performers included Kalissa Smith, Sophie Ferguson, Eric Ruegg, Yoshun Kita-Sternberg, Monica Ruegg, Jaid Kirzakow, Jan Swanson, Aaron Schweitzer, Chloe Feng, Hannah Schweitzer and Annika Mulder.

Scholarship recipient for the Daryl and Doreen Smith Scholarship awarded in Junior Piano is Eric Ruegg with Monica Ruegg runner-up.

Scholarship recipient for the Lillian Dickson Memorial Scholarship awarded in Senior Piano is Hannah Schweitzer, Runner-Up Scholarship is Jaid Kirzakow and Honourable Mention to Aaron Schweitzer.



Voice performers included Chelsea Riddle, Jan Swanson, Electra Atkinson and Hannah Schweitzer.

Scholarship recipient for the Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hibberd Scholarship awarded in Junior Voice is Jan Swanson, Runner-Up Electra Atkinson.

Scholarship recipient for the Don James Scholarship awarded in Senior Voice is Hannah Schweitzer, Runner-Up Chelsea Riddle.


Instrumental performers included Shunsei Kita-Sternberg, Francois deVilliers, Hope Alescio, Talia Dyer, Yoshun Kita-Sternberg and Joy Morgan.

Scholarship recipient for the Mr. & Mrs. Derry Simpson Scholarship awarded in Junior Instrumental is Shunsei Kita-Sternberg.

Scholarship recipient for the Carriere Scholarship awarded in Senior Instrumental (13 to 18 years) is Joy Morgan.