Ontario High School Students Music Theatre Competition

The 2024 Music Theatre Competition for Ontario High School Students (grades 9-12) has not yet been announced. Information will be updated when available.

Competition Philosophy

This competition follows the DAN School of Drama and Music’s philosophy of “music theatre” as an evolving and inclusive term that encompasses many subgenres of music + theatre (and/or dance), including musical theatre, operetta, opera, cabaret, avant-garde music theatre, and others. We support the development of young artists who will thrive when performing in a variety of these styles. 

Additionally, this competition is designed to nurture and recognize the best young music theatre talent in Ontario in an environment that fosters and supports the development of versatile and creative performers. This philosophy also underlies the DAN School’s Bachelor of Music Theatre degree, which is cooperatively presented with St. Lawrence College, Brockville Campus, where students complete two years of study concentrating primarily on singing, dancing, and acting, followed by two years at the DAN School with opportunities for more academically focused classes in addition to further studies in performance.

For more information, please contact John Burge, DAN School Music Theatre Competition Convener at: burgej@queensu.ca


2022 Competition Finalists

Callista Foti

Carly Montgomery

Ainsley MacInnis

Isabel Silva (First Prize)

Kelsie Myers (Second Prize)

Victoria Mnatsakanyan (Third Prize)