Tuesday, June 11th

Chamber Groups - Senior

Adjudicator: Megan Benjafield

Chamber Groups - Senior

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

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:45 AMName:Cachinno String QuartetTitles:
String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, K 157, 1st mvt. by W.A. Mozart
String Quartet No. 1, 2nd mvt. by S. Rachmaninoff
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:10:00 AMName:Pepper QuartetTitles:
Quartet No. 2, op. 33, II. Scherzo:Allegro, IV. Presto by Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet No. 4, I. Moderato by Jan Křtitel Vaňhal
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:10:20 AMName:UCC BRT TrioTitles:
Piano Trio in C Minor, op. 1, no. 3, 1st mvt. by L. van Beethoven
Piano Trio no. 2 in C Minor, op. 66, 1st mvt. by F. Mendelssohn
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:10:45 AMName:Top H.A.T. TrioTitles:
Trio for Violin, Viola, and Piano, Op. 40, II. Scherzo-Allegro; III. Adagio mesto by J. Brahms
Singkilan: Jazz Impressions, Pasiuna; Asik; Prinsessa Gandingan - Prinisipe Bantugan; Patay; Kinapungkayan by S. Vandikas
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:11:15 AMName:Bing Chilling QuintetTitles:
Kamado Tanjiro no Uta by Go Shiina
Racing Into the Night by YOASOBI
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:1:00 PMName:Amour String QuartetTitles:
String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, op. 13, 1st mvt. by F. Mendelssohn
String Quartet No. 3, op. 76, "Emperor", 2nd mvt. by F.J. Haydn
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:1:25 PMName:Quartet Armonico - Junia Friesen, Angelina Sievers, Ella Xu, Irene HuangTitles:
Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, op. 15, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Gabriel Fauré
Piano Quartet, 5th mvt. - "Die Wolfsjungen" by Danny Elfman
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:1:55 PMName:Spirito QuartetTitles:
Waltzing Matilda by Macpherson Arranged by: Stephan Koncz
A New Satiesfaction , n/a by Erik Satie Gymnopedie Arranged by: Stephan Koncz
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:10 PMName:Trio MusketeersTitles:
Miniatures for Piano Trio H.89, No. 7 (Valse Russe) and No. 8 (Hornpipe) by Frank Bridge
Trio No. 4, Op. 11 in B-flat Major "Gassenhauer", 1st Mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Guelph

2:45 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:45 pm until 4:45 pm.

Announcement of winners will happen at the end of the workshop.