2017 NUFSICISUM Award.

Part of the Youth4Music program, the NUFSICISUM award is granted to youth who make a difference for music in their school through music, and are leaders in their communities.


The NUFSICISUM award is in honour of Canadian jazz legend, Phil Nimmons, Canada’s oldest working jazz music educator, who continues teaching music to young people.

A NUFSICISUM award is given to students who have made a special positive impact in their school music program. Winners will:

  • be announced during the live Music Monday webcast (May 1st, 2017);
  • be acknowledged on the Coalition website and through social media;
  • receive a cash reward, along with a plaque.
  • They will also be invited to a Coalition event to be recognized by community members and educators.

Congratulations to the six winners of the 2017’s NUFSICISUM awards:

  • Chelsea Atkinson, (Springhill, NS)
  • Cara Callahan, (Spaniard’s Bay, NL)
  • Tom Davis, (Vancouver, BC)
  • Sophie Hicks, (Dorchester, ON)
  • Benjamin Hill, (Grimshaw, AB)
  • Jessica Liu, (Montreal, QC)