2017 National Music Festival and Annual Conference and General Meeting
August 6 - 12, 2017
University of Ottawa


We are thrilled that the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals accepted the bid by the Kiwanis Music Festival - National Capital Region to co-host, along with the Ontario Music Festivals Association, the National Music Festival Competition in Ottawa in August 2017.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone—students, teachers, volunteers, Board members and the general public to see what music festivals can do for young performers.  The very best in each discipline from each province will be represented in Ottawa in 2017, culminating in a final Grand Award Competition on August 12th, where a first prize of $5,000 and second prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the top two competitors-very exciting stuff!  Join us in Ottawa during the celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial – literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Sunday, August 6                               Arrival of Delegates, Delegate Welcome Reception [Dutch auction]

Monday, August 7                              Conference Day 1, Federation and Choral Reception

Tuesday, August 8                             Conference Day 2, Competitor Briefing and Public Relations Workshop

Wednesday, August 9                        Official Rehearsals, AGM

Thursday, August 10                          Festival Competitions

Friday, August 11                               Festival Competitions & Competitor Fun Night [Urban Quest Scavenger Hunt and Food Trucks]

Saturday, August 12                           Adjudication Workshops, First Place Announcement Session & Grand Award Competition

Sunday, August 13                             Return home


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