CFUW Elizabeth & Rachel Massey Award 2020-2021


Funded by the Massey Family
Value: $5,000

Established in 2006, in memory of Elizabeth Massey, a young lawyer and member of CFUW whose life was greatly enriched by her love of the creative arts.

For post-graduate studies in the visual arts/fine arts, such as painting or sculpture; or in music. The award is tenable in Canada or abroad.

2020 – 2021 Winner:

Elizabeth AndersonElizabeth (Ellie) Anderson

  • B.A. Music, 2013, University of Alberta 
  • B.A. Education, 2013, University of Alberta 
  • M.A. Music, Wind Band Conducting, 2019-2021, Georgia State University 

The depth of music repertoire written for the wind band medium by female composers is slim, especially those of Canadian nationality.

In an effort to promote female composers as well as broaden the music available for wind band, Ellie’s research will focus on transcribing choral and orchestral works by women to the wind band setting. Publishing these transcribed works will allow them to be experienced by a larger number of musicians and audiences, resulting in greater awareness of female composers.