WINNERS

IN COLLABORATION WITH SPARKS & WIRY CRIES, WOMEN ON THE VERGE PRESENTED the first ever Canadian SONGSLAM: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR EMERGING CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPOSER/PERFORMER TEAMS TO PREMIERE NEW ART SONGS AND COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES.

Teams presented a new song of no more than 5 minutes for voice and piano in any language for the voting audience, who—in the poetry slam tradition— voted on their favourites and we awarded a total of $2000 in prize money. 

songSLAM Toronto 2019
Walter Hall, Faculty of Music
University of Toronto 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON

Winners 2019:

FIRST PLACE
He holds her in his arms (text: Eugene Benson)
Milen Petzelt-Sorace, composer
Holly Chaplin, soprano

SECOND PLACE
Magnetic (text: Kanika Ambrose)
Rebecca Gray, composer and soprano
Marketa Ornova, pianist

THIRD PLACE (TIE)
The Bond (text: Miriam Waddington)
Amy Brandon, composer
Geoffry Conquer, piano
Sara Schabas, soprano

Stars (text: Marjorie Pickthall)
Abigail de Niverville, composer
Carolyn Beaudoin, soprano
Scott Downing, pianist

Winners, Song Slam, 2019

Winners, Song Slam, 2019