The Barrie Cabena Music Scholarship Fund was initiated by the Waterloo Wellington Center of the RCCO in 2004 on the occasion of Dr. Cabena’s 71st birthday. Its purpose is, firstly, to honour the contribution made to excellence in church music in Canada by Barrie Cabena, composer, teacher, performer, and secondly, to assist a deserving student(s) in the formal study of organ, church music, and/or composition at the post-secondary school level.
The Scholarship is awarded in even-numbered years to Canadian students enrolled in a full time music major or minor program at the undergraduate or graduate level, inside or outside Canada. Applicants will have demonstrated involvement and proficiency in musical activities in their church and/or community.
The Waterloo-Wellington Centre administers the scholarship and full details including application form and procedure can be found at rccoww.ca/#cabena. The deadline for applications is May 1st.