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What is a music festival?

A music festival is a celebration of students’ performances!  Here’s how it works:

  1. Bullet Students register for a ‘class’ that can be based on level, the type of repertoire to be

     performed, and sometimes also the age of the student.

  1. Bullet There is no limit to the number of students who can register in a class.  But if the class

     becomes very large, it is further broken down into sections of between six and ten


  1. Bullet Festival classes can be either ‘competitive’ or ‘non-competitive’.

  2. Bullet Students perform between 1 and 4 pieces, receive feedback and are given a mark.

  3. Bullet If the class is ‘competitive’, first, second, and third places are awarded.

Why participate in music festivals?

Festivals provide students with the opportunity to:

  1. Bullet Work towards a goal

  2. Bullet Practice Performance Skills 

  3. Bullet Receive constructive feedback from someone other than their studio teacher

  4. Bullet Gain inspiration and learn from the performances and adjudications of students from

     other studios

  1. Bullet Practice performing repertoire that are being polished for exams

  2. Bullet It’s fun!

The following is a list of links to festivals that take place in the GTA: