2021 Jamie Syer Scholarship Awarded

Posted May 26, 2021


The Jamie Syer Scholarship Award was funded in 2012 to honour Dr. Jamie Syer, the first Dean of the Victoria Conservatory of Music and founder of the Collegium. It is awarded annually to the Collegium student who best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers.


The Jamie Syer Scholarship Award is open to all levels of the Collegium: Junior & Senior Instrumental and Voice.  Nominations come from faculty and students.  It is a great honour to be nominated and to exemplify these three qualities.


This year’s nominees include:


  • Junior Collegium:  Michaela


  • Senior Instrumental:  Camilo, Charlie, Elana, Keisha, and Marcus



Nominated by both students and faculty, this years winner is Charlie! Charlie, 2021 Jamie Syer Scholarship award winner


Charlie was described as “never failing to bring a positive attitude, determined work ethic and welcoming nature to rehearsals and coachings.” “ It is always a joy to play with Charlie and his constantly improving piano playing has been inspirational to watch over the years”.  He was also nominated “because he jumped right in when a trio needed a piano player and learned the pieces in a very short time; and was very fun too.”




Charlie now joins the elite group of winners of the Jamie K. Syer Scholarship Award: Stephanie Galipeau, Ethan Allers, Hanna Williamson, Rae Gallimore, Kate Moran, Danielle Tsao, Hank Liu, Lexie Jana, Keziah Froese, and Camilo Aybar.


Watch the Collegium and Orchestra Showcase on the Victoria Conservatory YouTube Channel here! The Syer Award presentation begins at 2 hours and 10 minutes, 50 seconds.

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