2021 “virtual” National Honour Ensembles

MusicFest Canada is proud to announce its virtual Honour Ensemble program for 2021.  This year’s program begins in April and will culminate in the release of a virtual performance to a national audience in May 2021.  Last year’s virtual broadcasts   (https://musicfest.ca/virtual-concert/) was viewed over 100,000 times!  Due to costs related to the production of the recordings, each ensemble has its own participation fee.

MusicFest Scholarships will be awarded this year!  Winners will be selected from their audition submissions for Honour Ensembles.

Of special interest this year is the MusicFest Institute.  MusicFest Canada has formed an historic partnership with the National Youth Band of Canada (NYB) to present a series of lectures and masterclasses for all MusicFest Honour Ensemble members and all NYB members by world-class musicians in April and May 2021.  Membership in any of the MusicFest Honour Ensembles includes access to these optional learning and listening experiences, which will feature esteemed orchestra, wind band, choral and jazz musicians from across North America.

Read about each ensemble below:

Join a MusicFest Canada National Honour Ensemble:

  • Improve your musical skills
  • Experience the thrill of performing for thousands of young musicians
  • Work individually and as a group with world-renowned directors, clinicians and sectional leaders
  • Demonstrate your skills and be recruited by the finest music programs across Canada
  • Compete for tens of thousands of dollars in cash bursaries and product awards
  • Build lifelong friendships with some of Canada’s most outstanding young musicians

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