Instrumental/Strings Scholarships & Awards

NEW!! PKMF Tri-Discipline Scholarship

Application to be sent to Box 23041 Penticton BC V2A 8L7 or emailed to

Applications must be received by March 1, of current festival season.

Attention: PKMF Scholarship Panel


Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival would like to recognize a well rounded performer; demonstrated by registration in multiple disciplines. For any aged youth registered in Three (3) or more Solo Entry Disciplines of Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival. Any combination of registration in 3 disciplines of: Classical/Modern Dance, Stage Dance, Classical Voice, Musical Theatre, Pianoforte, Speech Arts, Strings, Woodwind, Brass or Guitar. (Classical Dance and Modern Dance qualify as one discipline).

Application must include

  • Name
  • Address
  • a list of confirmed entries (Discipline, Category/Title, comp #)
  • a short essay of what involvement in the Performing Arts means to you (250 words or less)

Winners of the Scholarship will be selected by a panel of board members and presented at the Highlights Concert.

Applications must be received by March 1, for current festival season.


SCHOLARSHIP FOR INSTRUMENTAL includes Strings, Woodwinds and Brass and Guitar
Candidates must be at a Grade 6 level or over and enter the following categories:
Sight Reading or Quick Study (mark not considered in scholarship totals), Sonata or Concerto with two contrasting movements (or matching the requirements in the RCM syllabus) and TWO selections from different periods, which must be chosen from the following classes: Additional Repertoire, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth & Twenty-First Century, Canadian Composers, Unaccompanied Bach, Untitled Etude or Untitled Study. NOTE: A competitor who chooses to enter an Untitled Etude as one of their selections must ensure that their second selection (no matter what class it is from--Romantic, Classical, etc.) is NOT a study.



Kelly Offer Trophy

Woodwind/Brass, Solo, Grade VI and up


Vernon Kinsmen Club Trophy

String Solo, Grade VI and up

PKMF String Trophy

String Solo, Grade I - V

Oliver Kiwanis Club Trophy

String Ensemble

Okanagan Valley Music Festival Trophy

Instrumental Ensemble


PKMF Awards:

Adjudicator's Choice: Cash award; recipient selected by the adjudicator based on impressive performance, and may not be determined by marks.

Medallions and Cash Awards:  each solo class will be awarded for top marks within specified age groups . *New to 2019: medallions will be awarded during the Festival Competition.


 Eva and Hugh Cleland Scholarship -APPLICATION REQUIRED

All of the following requirements must be met by a 2020 Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival participant in order to qualify for the Eva and Hugh Cleland Scholarship.

1. The participant must apply for the scholarship prior to the commencement of the Festival. In order to apply for this scholarship please submit a short history of your music background and details of how you qualify.

2. The participant is from the South Okanagan area (Summerland and south).

3. The participant intends to pursue a career in music teaching, coaching or performance.

4. The participant is a Grade 12 graduating student, or has completed Grade 12 but is not already enrolled in a post-secondary music programme.

5. Within one year of the Festival, the participant must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary educational institution such as a university or college majoring in music or a diploma course at a music conservatory.

6. The participant must be of a deserving caliber as determined by the Music Festival Board.


NOTE: If the winner does not meet the guidelines set out in #5, funds will not be dispersed for that year.


Applications must be received by March 3, 2020. Funds will be paid directly to the educational institution upon receipt of confirmation of the winner’s enrollment.

Mail application to: 
Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival
Box 23041
Penticton, BC  V2A 8L7