MAY 14-19
Niagara Falls

Musicfest Canada “The Nationals” 2017 – NIAGARA FALLS, ON

  • 162Days
  • 23Hours
  • 43Minutes

45 Years of Music History, Education and Excellence

Entering into its 45th 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.
Venues & Travel

Travel & Venues

Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

Rules & Regulations

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 and 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
The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra (sponsored by Denis Wick, London)
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The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra
National Youth Jazz Combo (sponsored by Humber College)
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The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra
Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band (sponsored by Conn-Selmer Inc.)
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The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra
Ellison Canadian Honour Choir (sponsored by Ellison Travel & Tours)
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The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra
Thomastik-Infeld Canadian String Orchestra (sponsored by Thomas-Infeld Vienna)
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The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra
Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble
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Guest Concerts

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.

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Get Involved

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 this Festival is only measured by the strengths of our volunteers – and I’m very proud of the team that we have built around each other”– Al Bourke, Production Director

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