About Us

The annual Camrose & District Music Festival was first established in 1982 and was designed to promote music, speech arts, and dance by encouraging amateurs to participate and perform in a friendly, workshop-like environment, honing skills and leading towards further personal growth and excellence in the fine arts. One of the founders, Marlene Nepstad, was instrumental in getting it underway. The Lion’s Club in Camrose was involved right from the start, contributing the premiere trophy (and cash scholarship) of the festival, appropriately named the Lion’s Rose Bowl. This trophy continues to be awarded each year to the “most outstanding performance of the Festival” along with a $500 scholarship. In 1991 another major trophy was added – the Multi-Talent Award and $300 scholarship – to honour those few multi-faceted performers who give outstanding solo performances in three or more disciplines in the same year. This is awarded only if there is an eligible and worthy recipient. There are also many other trophies, scholarships, and prizes awarded each year throughout the disciplines of piano, voice, musical theatre, dance, speech arts, band, instrumental, strings, choral, and classroom music. The week-long festival culminates in a Grand Concert on the following Monday night at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, at which the best and most interesting performances are showcased and the awards are given out.
|

Past Rose Bowl Winners

  • 1982 – C.C.H.S. Concert Band (Tom Spila, Conductor)
  • 1983 – Katherine Skretting, Soprano
  • 1984 – Nathan Berg, Bass-Baritone
  • 1985 – Camrose Composite High School Men’s Trio (Brian Dumont, Danny Olsen, Don Steinwandt)
  • 1986 – Nathan Berg, Bass-Baritone
  • 1987 – Siri Maddock (nee Olsen), Voice
  • 1988 – Jason Vantomme, Flute
  • 1989 – Camrose Ukrainian Veselka Dancers
  • 1990 – Jason Vantomme, Flute
  • 1991 – Charlene Brown, Soprano
  • 1992 – Chorazz! (Tom Spila, Conductor)
  • 1993 – Maya Rathnavalu, Violin
  • 1994 – “Bad Habits” (nun’s chorus from the Churchmice production of “The Sound of Music”)
  • 1995 – Susan Ward, Piano
  • 1996 – Vaughn Roste, Speech Arts
  • 1997 – Camrose Composite High School Wind Ensemble (Tom Spila, Conductor)
  • 1998 – Tova Olson, Piano
  • 1999 – Joel Harder, Piano
  • 2000 – EmBELLish (United Church Handbell Choir) [Darryl Dewalt, Conductor]
  • 2001 – Dieneke Spronk (nee Van der Voort), Flute
  • 2002 – Camrose & District Community Band (Tom Spila, Conductor)
  • 2003 – Messiah’s Daughters (Jane Kristenson, Conductor)
  • 2004 – Charlie Killam Jr. High Jazz Ensemble (Robert [Bob] Bailey, Conductor)
  • 2005 – Kaele Olson, Marimba
  • 2006 – Camrose Camerata (chorus)
    (Joy-Anne Murphy, Conductor)
  • 2007 – Camrose & District Community Band (Tom Spila, Conductor)
  • 2008 – Sheldon Weber, Piano
  • 2009 – Halley Bailey, Mezzo-Soprano
  • 2010 – Big Drum Percussion Ensemble (Darren Salyn, Instructor)
  • 2011 – Victoria Carlson, Marimba
  • 2012 – Camrose & District Community Band (Tom Spila, Conductor)
  • 2013 – Camrose Camerata (chorus)
    (Joy-Anne Murphy, Conductor)
  • 2014 – Darian Yurkoski, Musical Theatre
  • 2015 – Camrose Comp Band (Tom Spila, Conductor)
  • 2016 – Colden Palo (Baritone)
  • 2017 – Ballet Camrose
  • 2018 – About Time Productions

Past Multi-Talent Award Winners

  • 1991 – Maya Rathnavalu (Flute, Piano, and Violin)
  • 1992 – Maya Rathnavalu (Flute, Violin, and Vocal)
  • 1993 to 1998 – No Winners
  • 1999 – Fraser Harland (Piano, Speech, and Vocal)
  • 2000 – Brittany Bailey (Dance, Instrumental, Piano, Speech, and Vocal)
  • 2001 – No Winner
  • 2002 – Brittany Bailey
  • 2003 – Brittany Bailey
  • 2004 – PJ Bailey
  • 2005 – Halley Bailey
  • 2006 – PJ Bailey (Dance, Trumpet, and Vocal)
  • 2007 – No Winner
  • 2008 – PJ Bailey (Dance, Trumpet, and Vocal)
  • 2009 – PJ Bailey (Dance, Trumpet, and Vocal)
  • 2010 to 2013 – No Winners
  • 2014 – Colden Palo (Piano, Speech, and Vocal)
  • 2015 – Colden Palo (Piano, Speech, and Vocal)
  • 2016 – No Winner
  • 2017 – James Rostad (Piano, Speech, and Vocal)
  • 2018 – Theresa Taillieu (Piano, Speech, and Violin)

 

 

 

If anyone has any information for the years 2002 through 2009 of the Multi-Talented Award Winners, please contact me at katelynkelly493@gmail.com Thank you!