Monday, June 10th

Chamber Groups - Elementary/Junior

Adjudicator: Megan Benjafield

Chamber Groups - Elementary/Junior

Megan Benjafield is a passionate educator whose teaching career spans 25 years across three school boards. She has taught in the TLDSB, the TDSB and the HWDSB covering courses in strings, band, voice, music theatre, jazz studies and contemporary music studies. Most notably, Megan spent a decade on faculty at Etobicoke School of the Arts, and more recently, was lead teacher for the HWDSB Secondary Strings program.

Beyond the classroom, Megan has provided professional development across Ontario to peers, colleagues, and future music teachers. As a member of the first-draft curriculum revision writing team for the current Ontario Secondary Music Curriculum, Megan collaborated to help shape the direction of music education in Ontario. She was also a member of the board of directors for the Ontario Strings Association from 2016-2023. Currently, Megan is a session-
al faculty professor at McMaster University, teaching strings methods.

As a professional performer, Megan held a first violin chair in the Niagara Symphony Orchestra for over a decade and has been a substitute player for several professional orchestras across Southern Ontario. As an interdisciplinary artist, Megan has been a sought-after incidental music composer for various theatre companies, and wrote, directed and music-directed her own original musical Breadwinner at the Toronto Fringe Festival. She has further performed as a singer and singer/songwriter.

Megan is currently working as Music Education Manager for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and is the General Manager for the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.


St. George's Anglican Church
4691 Palladium Way
Burlington, On L7M 0W9

Chamber Groups - Elementary - Levels 1-5

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:00 AMName:Canadian Sinfonietta Youth String TrioTitles:
String Trio in G Minor, 1st mvt. by Alexander Borodin
String Trio in G Major, 2nd mvt. by Luigi Boccherini
Home Festival:Toronto

Chamber Groups - Junior

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:20 AMName:ENJO String QuartetTitles:
String Quartet in D Major, op. 18, no. 3, 2nd mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 12, 2nd mvt. by Felix Mendelssohn
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:10:40 AMName:JLATo musicTitles:
Always with me, Spirited Away by Youmi Kimura
Can-Can , Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:11:05 AMName:Arca Quartet: Alies Waters, Angela Jiang, Carys Petrusenko and Ruby TullioTitles:
Jeux de couleurs , Andante by Helmut Lipsky
Concerto for Four Violins in G, Vivace (movement 4) by Georg Philipp Telemann
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:11:15 AMName:QYString_TrioTitles:
Capriccio no.1 for 3 violins, op. 2 by Hermann Friedrich
Variations on an Estonian Folk Song, op.38 by Aleksey Yanshinov
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:00 PMName:ABC'sTitles:
Quartet in B flat Major, op.1, no. 1, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Divertimento in D, KV 136, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:1:20 PMName:BEARS: Briella Yiu, Elanor Shannon, Alana Cheng and Reya MuralidharTitles:
Concerto in B minor RV 580 Op. 3 No. 10 for 4 Violins, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in G Major TWV 40:201 for 4 Violins, Largo e staccato by Georg Philipp Telemann
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:1:35 PMName:Jacob Hespeler Secondary School Saxophone QuartetTitles:
Irish Suite, Kerry Dance, Lullaby, Irish Washerwoman by Elliot Del Borgo
All in Good Time by Karen Street
Home Festival:Stratford
Time:1:50 PMName:The Liem QuartetTitles:
Allegro from Sonatina, Allegro by Dmitry Kabalevsky
Quartet in G major, op. 76, 1st mvt. by Joseph Haydn
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:2:05 PMName:Hamilton East Chamber EnsembleTitles:
Concerto No. 4 in F Minor (Winter) Op.8 no.4, 1st and 2nd movements by Antonio Vivaldi
Hoedown from the "Rodeo" by Aaron Copland
Home Festival:Hamilton

2:30 PM - Workshop

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:30 to 4:00 pm