EMCA Board - 2019/2020
The Eastern Manitoba Concert Association (EMCA) is a community
presenter of professional musical entertainment in the Eastman Region. An
incorporated non-profit, volunteer organization, EMCA has maintained a
professional venue for artists, provided educational opportunities for
students and enriched the cultural life of Eastern Manitobans for 46
The EMCA formula is simple: quality concerts and a rewarding
community volunteer experience. EMCA has presented over 300 professional
performances of Manitoban, Canadian and International artists. More than
25 Juno Award Winners, numerous Prairie and East Coast Music Award winners
and even Grammy and Oscar Winners have performed on the EMCA Stage.
Examples are Buffy Ste. Marie, Leona Boyd, John Allan Cameron, The Borodin String
Quartet, Finjan, Stan Rogers, Lois Marshall, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
and Natalie McMaster. With volunteer production and local business
sponsors, almost every dollar of ticket revenues goes to artist fees. EMCA
gives Eastern Manitobans A-list performances at affordable prices.
EMCA subscribers are from a large area, including Pinawa, Lac du
Bonnet, Whitemouth, Seven Sisters, Pine Falls, Powerview, Beausejour,
Nopiming and Whiteshell Parks and the surrounding countryside. EMCA is
also a customer for equipment (more than $100,000 has been invested in
sound, lights and stage hardware), services (advertising, publishing,
agencies, equipment rentals) and hospitality (hotels, restaurants,
events), contributing to the Eastern Manitoba economy.
EMCA provides many services to the community. These include technical
support with lighting and sound to other community groups such as theatre
and band, a music scholarship, and music education support to area schools. EMCA also provides fundraising
opportunities for other non-profit community groups, for example, to
supply refreshments during intermission to raise funds for their
A volunteer Board of Directors runs EMCA, responsible for
Administration, Publicity, Advertising, Membership, Staging, Lighting,
Sound and Artist Liaison. It takes intensive on-the-job training to master
these positions at the level demanded for professional presentations.
Volunteers train for a full year and have their position replaced or
renewed every three
years. As a result EMCA has grown deep roots in the community - in its
46-year history, more than 200 citizens of the region have been a
volunteer Director at one time or another - combining fun, achievement,
community enrichment, a quality venue, an audience for artists, and of
course, enjoyment of the concerts.
That is the substance and value of EMCA to cultural life in Eastern
Manitoba. After 46 years of hard work and careful spending - attracting a
faithful audience and paying its bills, EMCA is a favourite destination
for performing artists across the country. EMCA is a valuable and popular
institution in Eastern Manitoba.
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EMCA would like to keep in touch with you.
Your data is used to send you information about
concerts, program changes, special events, offers and funding
activities, receipts and prize-winner notifications (where
We do NOT trade or sell our lists. If at any time you wish to be
removed, simply contact us by phone: (204) 753-2519 or
eMail . At EMCA we respect and protect
This means that:
| With your consent, we will gather only the minimum personal
information necessary to provide you with current information about our
activities and services. |
| We will not sell, exchange, lend or make available to other
organizations any personal information that you have provided to us.
| We keep all personal information confidential and we have
safeguards to protect that information whether it is in print,
electronic or other form. |
| We will make available to you upon request, your personal
information that we have on file and we will correct, amend or delete
information at your request. |
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$500 Post-Secondary Music Award
One award of $500 is to be presented annually to a qualified,
graduating student from the School District of Whiteshell or the Sunrise
School Division in Eastern Manitoba to assist in his/her pursuit of a
post-secondary education in a musical field. The application
deadline is 2019 June 7.
International Music Camp
One award of up to $500 is to be awarded annually to assist Junior or
Senior High School students from the School District of Whiteshell or the
Sunrise School Division in Eastern Manitoba in attending the International
Music Camp at the Manitoba/North Dakota Peace Gardens for a one week
The application deadline is 2019 May 24.
The EMCA Awards Committee's decision is final and if there are no
suitable candidate(s), no award will be presented.
- Applicants for the Post-Secondary Music Award must perform
an audition, either singing or playing a musical instrument.
Record the performance and upload the file to an online streaming
service of their choice (YouTube, SoundCloud, DropBox, Google Drive,
etc). Audition recordings are not required for
International Music Camp Bursary applicants.
- The Applicant must write an application letter describing their
musical background, musical training, relevant awards received,
post-secondary music school accepted by/applied to, the use of their
talent within the community, and any other information in support of the
application. Letters should be provided in MS Word or PDF Format.
(Please note that applicants must provide a copy of Letter of Acceptance
to their chosen post-secondary school before final awarding of prize,
but it is not necessary when applying for EMCA's scholarship.)
- The applicant should fill in the form below to apply for the EMCA
scholarship. Fill in all the fields, attach the letter of application
and provide a link to the audition performance.
- The applicant should also provide a letter of reference from their
music teacher. Reference letters should be emailed to
to be received by 2019 June 7.
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A VERY short (approximately 10
- 15 minutes) Annual EMCA General Meeting was held immediately before the
last Concert of the season (Those Guys), as per the EMCA
constitution. A downloadable copy of the 2019 AGM Agenda, the previous
2018 AGM's minutes, the present EMCA financial statement, and the previous
2018-2019 budget are available, below:
2019 AGM Agenda
2018 AGM Minutes
Financial Balance Sheet
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