Michael Measures Prize

A new $15,000 prize is available to promising young performers of classical music in Canada. The first award will be given in summer 2011 to a musician aged 16-22 who has completed the summer training program with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC).

The award follows a $1 million bequest to the Canada Council from the late Michael Measures, who sought to create an award to help “young Canadian citizens of emerging ability and of future promise.” The prize will be awarded annually to a single recipient from income generated by the endowment. The NYOC will select the winner.

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Canada Council for the Arts