This new scholarship celebrates the legacy of longtime musician and educator Mark Hornby. During his over 40 years building the music community of Alberta, Mark was a busy guitarist, vocalist and leader in many different bands across many genres. He graduated from the University of Calgary with both a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Education and taught in schools for over 30 years. This scholarship is to celebrate Mark’s love of music and education annually through a young emerging jazz artist within the Calgary post-secondary educational community.

Applicants must be 21 years old or younger as of Sept. 1, 2023 and be enrolled in a jazz studies program at either Ambrose University or The University of Calgary. The value of the scholarship is $1000 and sponsored by Hornby family,

The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm, Friday, March 1. Applicants must submit a short audio recording. You can download the forms below.

Information package

Application form

Reference form

An adjudication jury will review all the submissions, and the successful candidate is intended to be announced by March 29, 2024.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact education.coordinator@jazzyyc.com

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