ABOUT THE AWARD

The Coalition believes in celebrating the leadership skills of youth who are making a difference in their schools and communities through music. The NUFSICISUM Award (read it backwards!) is given to five youth leaders from across the country who are creating positive change through music, where they live.

Do you know a passionate youth leader who deserves recognition for their dedication and support of music in their school or community? Winners and their school each receive $200 in prize money, and exciting leadership opportunities as a Youth4Music Ambassador. We will be accepting nominations from February 1 – March 31.  Click here to fill out the nomination form.

The NUFSICISUM award is in honour of Canadian jazz legend, Phil Nimmons, Canada’s oldest working jazz music educator, who continues teaching music to young people. A NUFSICISUM award is given to students who have made a special positive impact in their school music program. Winners will:

  • be announced during the live Music Monday webcast (May 6, 2019);
  • be acknowledged on the Coalition website and through social media;
  • receive a cash reward, along with a plaque.
  • They will also be invited to a Coalition event to be recognized by community members and educators.

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Bio coming soon!

Angela is a 14 year old junior high student of Vista Hills Public School, who came to Canada five years ago. She began playing the piano at the age of 5, but really fell in love with it after she moved to Canada. Angela recently began composing her own pieces and is pondering the possibility of setting some composition career goals! She is very happy and honoured to receive the NUFSICISUM award. She is currently studying grade 8 RCM piano with Newella Schickler. She has played with Newella since May 2013.

PAST WINNERS

  • Chelsea Atkinson, (Springhill, NS)
  • Cara Callahan, (Spaniard’s Bay, NL)
  • Tom Davis, (Vancouver, BC)
  • Sophie Hicks, (Dorchester, ON)
  • Benjamin Hill, (Grimshaw, AB)
  • Jessica Liu, (Montreal, QC)
  • Shana Brown, Woodland Elementary School (Dildo, NL)
  • James Klassen, River East Collegiate (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Hannah Carruthers, Silver Creek Public School (Georgetown, ON)
  • Kyle Orlando, Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School (Grimsby, ON)
  • Shannon Huston, Norkam Senior Secondary School (Kamloops, BC)
  • Shannon McLaren, Vancouver Technical Secondary School (Vancouver, BC)
  • Stephanie Staibano, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (Toronto, ON)
  • Nhi Trinh-Le, York Memorial C.I (Toronto, ON)
  • Samantha Lavin, York House School (Vancouver, BC)
  • Rachel Copreros, Eldorado Public School (Brampton, ON)
  • Brent Cater, Keswick High School (Keswick, ON)
  • Nick Johnson, Kwantlen Park & Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy (Surrey, BC)