MusicFest Canada is saddened to announce the passing of two MusicFest legends: Denny Christianson (our current President), and Al Michalek (President, 1987-1996). We will miss them terribly, and send our condolences to their loved ones and all whom they influenced throughout their lives and careers.
CHECK OUT THE 2021 HONOUR ENSEMBLE PROGRAM – VIRTUAL EDITION! In partnership with the NAC Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, St. Francis Xavier University, Carleton University, York University, Western University and a roster of some of the top professional musicians in North America, Honour Ensemble members will receive an unforgettable experience!
Musicfest Canada “The Nationals” 2021 – Toronto, ON
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49 Years of Music History, Education and Excellence
Entering into its 49th celebration year, MusicFest Canada “The Nationals” brings thousands of students and educators from across the country together, over a one-week period, to celebrate excellence in musical performance. Learn more about MusicFest Canada.
Travel & Venues
Awards & Scholarships
Rules & Regulations
An invitation only event — MusicFest is an “Invitation Only” event. Outstanding ensembles are invited by attending and being awarded an Invitation from one of the Affiliated Regional Festivals or through a Festival Chairman. For more information about the Regional Festivals, visit Affiliated Regional Festivals.
Workshops are available to any registered individual attending the festival and, unless otherwise indicated, workshops are for a general audience regardless of playing level. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited.
Educoncerts (interactive mini-concerts) are available to anyone attending the Festival. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. Find out more about workshops and educoncerts.
Adjudicators & Clinicians are Selected by the respective Festival Chair. They evaluate, encourage, enhance and broaden the musicality of each group and every individual participating in the national festival.
National Honour Ensembles
The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra (sponsored by Denis Wick, London)
Be part of the music, and music becomes part of your life
As part of the educational experience that is Musicfest, there are concerts in every idiom. These concerts feature professional musicians from all over North America as well as the Musicfest Canada Honour Ensembles comprised of the best young musicians in Canada.
There are a wide variety of ways in which volunteers can participate – information services, sound and recording technicians, on-site production and hospitality services assistance, communications centre operators, front of house services for our ticketed events and workshops, to name a few.
“The success of MusicFest is measured by the strengths of our volunteers – and I’m very proud of the team that we have built around each other”– Kim Vrieling, Production Director