Historically, the WMCT supported young Canadian musicians with scholarships, awards, and performance opportunities. In 2000, the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Foundation was established and now provides funding for these awards. Annual undergraduate scholarships are awarded at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, and The Glenn Gould School, The Royal Conservatory of Music. As well, from time to time special summer music scholarships are also awarded.
The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto and Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Foundation Graduate Fellowship was established with a gift of $25,000 from the WMCT and the WMCT Foundation, and matched by the University of Toronto, to create an endowment that will sustain an annual award in perpetuity for an outstanding graduate student in Performance in the Faculty of Music.
Emily Bosenius currently studies violin with Jonathan Crow, in her third year at the University of Toronto‘s Faculty of Music, where she holds Principal and Concertmaster positions in the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The COVID shutdown cancelled her planned engagements this year with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and UTSO. Coronavirus restrictions also prevented the winner of the WMCT Centennial Scholarship from performing at our AGM, but you can sample her artistry in this video.
With degrees from the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, violinist Hee-Soo Yoon is a new student at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, supported by the WMCT and WMCTF 110th Anniversary Scholarship. She made her solo debut performing Vivaldi’s Spring with the Vancouver Symphony with maestro Bramwell Tovey. She has collaborated with Sofia Gubaidulina, Julian Anderson, Stephen Chatman, and Eduardo Caballero, and has worked with members of the Brentano, Miró, and Juilliard String Quartets. Here is a video excerpt of her April graduation recital, held in confined quarters because of COVID-19.
2019-2020 Women’s Musical Club of Toronto and WMCT Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships, presented at the 2019 AGM
Fiona Robson, cello (Toronto Summer Music)
Academy Fellowship – $5,000
With Susan Johnston at a TSM Concert
Scholarships and the fellowship are administered by the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and The Royal Conservatory of Music. Interested students should contact the administrative office at their school for more information.