Recipients’ Circle

The Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada (FJM Canada) is proud to present the Recipients’ Circle, an innovative initiative dedicated to our scholarship recipients. Since its creation over 40 years ago, the Fondation JM Canada has been committed to supporting young musical talent across the country. The Recipients’ Circle continues this tradition of excellence and support, offering a unique platform. 

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What is the Recipients’ Circle

The Fondation JM Canada’s Recipients’ Circle is an exclusive community dedicated to strengthening ties between artists, fostering their professional and personal development, and promoting their talents in the world of classical music and beyond. Our mission is to create a strong and dynamic network that continues to support and encourage our laureates throughout their musical careers. 


Our ambitions for the Recipients’ Circle

Networking and connecting

The power of a strong network of contacts is invaluable. The Recipients’ Circle offers regular networking opportunities through events, meetings and online platforms. These interactions enable artists to share experiences, find mentors and create fruitful collaborations. 

Visibility and promotion 

We are dedicated to promoting our award winners. The Recipients’ Circle offers performance opportunities, collaborations with partners in the artistic community and private events to raise the profile of our members and highlight their talents. 

Professional development

A musical career is filled with unique challenges. In partnership with music industry experts, we organize training and workshops on topics such as personal marketing, career management, music entrepreneurship, and much more. These resources are designed to help our recipients develop the skills they need to succeed in the music business. 


Join the Recipients’ Circle

To join the Recipients’ Circle, artists must have received either an AIDA award, a Choquette-Symcox award, an Iwan-Edwards scholarship, Laetitia-Cyr Scholarships or a Peter Mendell Award. 

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We look forward to welcoming you to the JM Canada Foundation Recipients’ Circle! 


Recipients’ Circle partners

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Iwan-Edwards Scholarship 

  • Thomas Burton – Choir conductor 
  • Project: travel to several North American choral centers to study with renowned teachers 

Choquette Symcox Award 

  • Meagan Milatz – Pianist 


AIDA recipients 

  • Emma Ahern – Oboe and English horn 
  • Project: Studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. 
  • Frédéric Beaudoin – Flute 
  • Project: Participate in the Orford Musique 2024 Summer Academy 
  • Aneska Diament – Voice – Soprano 
  • Project: Participate in NUOVA’s summer program in Edmonton 
  • Gabriel Dodin – Violin 
  • Project: Studies at the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna with M. Boris Brovtsyn. 
  • Chloé Dumoulin – Piano 
  • Project: Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with M. O’Hora 
  • Charles-Éric Fontaine – Orchestra conductor 
  • Project: Conducting camp in Italy with Sandro Gorli and the Divertimento Ensemble 
  • Molly Fournier – Voice – Soprano 
  • Project: Participate in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Music Camp 
  • Benoît Gauthier – Orchestra conductor 
  • Project: Studies at the Conducting Fellowship of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. 
  • Thomas Gauthier-Lang – Saxophone 
  • Project: Participate in the Stage Bang on Can Summer Festival in Massachusetts 
  • Emma Gélineau-Cloutier – Voice – Soprano 
  • Project: Participate in the Vienna Opera Academy and Weimar Opera Studio 
  • Lou Anne Gouin Plourde – French horn  
  • Project: Studies at the “Hochshule für musik und darstellende” in Frankfurt. 
  • Natasha Henry – Voice – Soprano 
  • Project: To take part in the Canadian Vocal Art Institute (ICAV) summer academy. 
  • Joon Oh Kim – Piano 
  • Project: To take part in the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in Florida. 
  • Emmanuel Laforest – Piano 
  • Project: Participate in the Domaine Forget Summer Academy 
  • Jayden Lee – Flute 
  • Project: Attend auditions and take classes in Montreal and New York. 
  • Marie-Bianca Lebeault – Oboe and English horn 
  • Project: Auditions for university studies in Europe. 
  • Jean-Christophe Melançon – Piano 
  • Project: Advanced training, trial lessons and audition at the Reina-Sofia College of Music. 
  • Sophie Naubert – Voice – Soprano 
  • Project: Participate in the Franz-Schubert Institute training course in Baden, Austria. 
  • Camille Poirier-Lachance – Violin 
  • Project : Studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory 
  • Marion Portelance – Cello 
  • Project : Studies at the Royal College of Music in London 
  • Brittany Rae – Voice – Soprano 
  • Project : Prepare for auditions and networking meetings 
  • Emmanuel Roberts Dugal – Piano 
  • Project : Participate in the Young Artist Program in the Yellow Barn Festival in Putney, Vermont 
  • Solène Selva-Rivero – Clarinet 
  • Project: Participate in the Collegium Musicum Schloss Pommersfelden summer academy. 
  • Thomas Vinals – Voice – Tenor 
  • Project: Singing lessons and auditions in Europe 
  • Fiona Wu – Piano 
  • Project: Participate in a musical residency at Orford Music 



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