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Sunday@CMU: May 2024

Voices of the CMU Community

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are featuring the voices of CMU students. Listen to speeches from the 2024 C. Henry Smith Oratorical Peace Contest and performances from this year's 19th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition finals.

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2024 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition (video and photos)

View the full performance of each finalist, hear the jurors' comments, and learn the outcome of the competition.

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Sunday@CMU: July 2023

Theme: Voices of the CMU Community

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are featuring the voices of CMU students. Listen to hear excerpts of speeches from the 2023 C. Henry Smith Oratorical Peace Contest and performances from this year's 18th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition finals.

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Pianist wins 2023 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

A pianist from Inglis, Manitoba is the winner of the 18th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).

Georg Neuhofer's performance in the finals, held on Thursday, March 23 in CMU's Laudamus Auditorium, earned him first place and the $700 prize that comes with it.

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2023 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition (video, photos)

View the full performance of each finalist, hear the jurors' comments, and learn the outcome of the competition.

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Sunday@CMU: July 2022

Theme: Voices of the CMU Community

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are featuring the voices of CMU students. We will hear excerpts of speeches from the 2022 C. Henry Smith Oratorical Peace Contest and performances from this year's 17th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition finals.

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Dual winners mark the 16th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

For the past 16 years, the CMU School of Music hosts the Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition for music students capable of performing at a high skill level. It is a time, as adjudicator Henrietta Schellenberg puts it, "of comradery and competition for music students, a chance to bring their art to the public, a jewel in the life of the musical calendar at CMU."

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Sunday@CMU: August 2020

Theme: Voices of the CMU Community

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from voices of the CMU community. This includes the student speeches from this year's C. Henry Smith Oratorical Peace Contest, Face2Face On Air segments created by communications and media students, and performances from this year's 15th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition.

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Baritone Nathan Dyck winner of 15th annual Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition

Despite uncertainty and the changing circumstances of campus life under COVID-19, competitors in this year's Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition kept their focus.

Singing to a closed auditorium of adjudicators only instead of the usual community audience, seven finalists gave it their all: Michelle Fast (soprano), Georgeanne Van Helden (piano), Katy Unruh (soprano), Anna Schwartz (piano), Nathan Dyck (baritone), Anne Kelm (piano), and Johanna Klassen (soprano).

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Winning Performances of the 2019 Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition (video)

Stephanie Wilson's performance earned her first place and the $700 prize that comes with it on Wednesday, March 20. She is the first clarinetist to ever win the competition.

Nathan Dyck, a baritone in his third year of a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, placed second and received $500. Third place and its $300 prize went to pianist Madeleine Friesen, who is in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Music with concentrations in Music Education and Musicology.

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