Do you know someone who, through their work as an administrator, volunteer, corporate sponsor, or philanthropist has made a significant contribution to the choral art in his or her community, as well as on a regional and/or provincial level? Nominations are open for the 2019 President Leadership Award. The award will be presented during a recognition ceremony to be held at one of the concerts of the recipient’s choir in the fall of 2019. Nomination deadline is May 31, 2019.
Established in 2001 to commemorate Choirs Ontario’s 30th anniversary, this award recognizes individuals who, through their support or engagement in choral music-making, have made an exceptional contribution to the promotion and advancement of choral music in their own communities as well as on regional and/or provincial level.
The Award is presented annually and alternates between those who support choral music – executive directors, administrators, volunteers, corporate sponsors, philanthropists, and those who are directly involved in the performance of choral music – singers, conductors, and accompanists. Candidates must have demonstrated an exceptional leadership role, vision and cultural activism and must be nominated by a Choirs Ontario member choir or individual member. In 2018, the award was presented to Linda Beaupre and Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt in recognition of their outstanding work with choirs of all ages. Previous recipients include: Emily Burgetz, Marilyn Ala-Kanti, Albert Greer, Robert Henderson, Mark Sirett, Jessie Iseler, Gerald Fagan, Barbara Clark, Jean Ashworth Bartle, and Andi Murphy.
In 2019, the award will be presented to a choral music supporter who, through their work as an administrator, volunteer, corporate sponsor, or philanthropist has made a significant contribution to the choral art in his or her community as well as on regional and/or provincial level.
Candidates must be nominated by a Choirs Ontario member choir or individual member. Nominations should be submitted online on https://choirsontario.org/programs-awards/. Each nomination must consist of a completed application form, the nomination letter (from nominee), two letters of recommendation and nominee’s biography outlining the candidate’s contribution to the choral art.
The Award is juried by a three person panel of Choirs Ontario past presidents who are appointed by the Choirs Ontario Board of Directors.
Nominees must be residents of Ontario who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and advanced the role of choral music in their community for a minimum of five years.
The recipient receives a recognition plaque and a Choirs Ontario honorary lifetime membership at a recognition ceremony to be held during one of the concerts of the recipient’s choir in the fall of 2019.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2019 (Toronto, ON)
Choirs Ontario is pleased to introduce Preferred Partner Program (COPPP) as a new benefit to our members.
This program provides Choirs Ontario member exclusive, high-value discounts and benefits from a growing list of partners including:
Choice Hotels – Savings at over 6,800 hotels worldwide for leisure & business travel;
Merriam Music – Exclusive discounts from Canada’s leading piano retailer;
The Leading Note – Special discounts on choral sheet music orders; and more
The full list of current Partners and Special Offers is available on our website: https://choirsontario.org/partners/
For instructions on how to take advantage of these offers, please log into your Member Account.
As the provincial network for Ontario’s 11,000 choral groups, we’re in a unique position to develop partnerships with local businesses, social enterprises and other organizations that work with and support the choral and non-profit sectors.
The team at Choirs Ontario is continually sourcing new partner offers – benefits that our members will desire most. Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions for products and services you’d like to see as part of the COPPP.
For interviews, please contact Elena Koneva, Managing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-923-1144.