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Jean-Marie Beaudet Award in Orchestra Conducting

Celebrating excellence in orchestra conducting


This award is a unique opportunity for young orchestra conductors to pursue their artistic and creative development.

*Prize Currently Suspended*

This prize will be suspended in 2017, as the Council is currently reviewing its suite of prizes to better serve our communities and artists. Concurrently, the assessment process for this prize will be updated to align with the new funding model for grant programs. An announcement will be made later in 2017 to introduce these changes.

What is this prize?

The Jean-Marie Beaudet Award in Orchestra Conducting is given to a promising young Canadian conductor for their excellent work.

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How to qualify

Applicants previously qualified for this award by applying to the Grants to Professional Musicians – Individuals program.

The new process for eligibility will be announced later in 2017.



Who created this prize?

In 1989, Denise L. Beaudet made a bequest to the Canada Council for the Arts for the creation of an award in her husband's memory. The purpose of this award is to encourage promising young orchestra conductors.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


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