Lee Hepner Award Fund

The Lee Hepner Music Award Fund was established in 1986 in memory of Dr. Lee Hepner, founder and conductor of the McMaster Symphony Orchestra and co-founder of the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Hugh Fraser, a writer for The Hamilton Spectator, stated that Dr. Hepner “provided the environments in which our best young musicians learned the great music of our civilization.”

The fund honours Dr. Hepner’s dedication to the development of young musicians and singers.