2023 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award

2023 Richard Cowie Memorial Scholarship Award


JazzYYC and the Calgary Musicians Association are offering a $1000.00 scholarship to an individual who is a working jazz musician.  This scholarship is to be used to further the applicant’s studies in jazz (i.e. tuition fees, private lesson fees, workshop fees etc.).


The applicant’s proposal will:

  • present in a clear and concise manner, the applicant’s artistic vision.
  • show leadership in the Calgary jazz community.
  • show some originality of concept.
  • outline how the funds will be used, including a complete budget that includes the Calgary Musicians Association/JazzYYC scholarship funds as part of the overall funds needed for the project and a timeline for when the funds will be used. A written report that includes the actual expenditures will be required at the completion of the project.




All submissions must include the following:

  • contact information.
  • a short personal biography, including your artistic vision.
  • a description of the planned use of the funds, including a timeline for the usage.
  • a complete budget for the project, which includes the use of the scholarship funds.
  • a copy (CD/Album), link or .mp3 of your most recent representative work (please label the case cover for CD/Album submissions).


Mail, email or drop submissions to:

Calgary Musicians Association

506 – 4 Street SW

Calgary, AB T2P 1S7



The successful applicant will be announced on or before Friday, June 23, 2023


A performance appearance by the winner will be sponsored and scheduled with JazzYYC.



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