2012 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) and Choirs Ontario are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2012 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. The prize will celebrate the achievements of an Ontario-based emerging choral conductor.
The closing date for receipt of nominations is June 29, 2012 not later than 1 pm on the deadline date.2012/06/25
Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting
A-1422 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4G 3A7
About the Prize
- The Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting is awarded every two years to an emerging professional choral conductor and carries a cash award of $10,000.
- Founded in 1973 by the Leslie Bell Singers and friends of Dr. Leslie Bell, the Leslie Bell Prize honours Dr. Bell’s extraordinary contribution to choral music through his work as a conductor, educator and composer.
- The prize is made possible by a financial contribution from the Leslie Bell Scholarship Fund and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).
- For more information about Dr. Leslie Bell and a complete list of laureates see: www.arts.on.ca/Page139.aspx
- The laureate will be announced in fall 2012.
About the candidate’s eligibility
- Candidates must be a professional choral conductor, who resides permanently in Ontario or Québec municipalities in the National Capital region, and a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
- Candidates can work in a professional, semi-professional and/or community adult/youth choir(s) in all genres of music including gospel, jazz and folkloric.
- Collectives, ensembles or groups of artists, or students (elementary, secondary, undergraduate at a college, university, conservatory or training program) are not eligible.
About the nomination process
- Any Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada and who resides in Ontario can submit a nomination.
- Nominators must complete a nomination form, supporting documents and audio/visual support material. You must use a 2012 nomination form.
- Nominations will not be accepted after the nomination deadline.
- A jury of professional choral conductors will review all eligible nominations and the prize will be decided through OAC’s standard peer assessment model.
Where can I get a nomination form?
All guidelines and nomination forms are available online below:
- For a paper copy to be mailed to you, contact Choirs Ontario at 416-923-1144 or 1-866-935-1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We do not send nomination forms by fax or email.
- For French language services, contact Virginie Lesperance, OAC Awards Program Assistant at 416-969-7416 or by email at: email@example.com
- If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation in any stage of the nomination process, please contact the OAC Awards Office at 416-969-7423 as soon as possible to discuss options. For more information about OAC’s Accessibility Standards for Service to the Public Policy, please refer to the OAC website at: www.arts.on.ca/Page3616.aspx
The nomination and selection process is administered by Choirs Ontario
on behalf of the Ontario Arts Council.
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