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.



  • Emily Lange, soprano 6:00
  • Georg Neuhofer, piano 19:40
  • Carrie Schulz, soprano 37:57
  • Anne Grace Kelm, piano 51:09
  • William Harder, violin 1:07:30
  • Hudson Thiessen, piano 1:22:14
  • Magnolia Hollander, soprano – did not perform due to illness


  • Lida Szkwarek
  • Jenny Regehr

Accompanying Pianist

  • Verna Wiebe

This music competition is made possible by the generous donations of Peter Janzen of Deep River, ON, and is named in memory of his wife, Verna Mae, who died of cancer in 1989 at age 53.

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