The Emerging Artist Stream is the new name for the
FCMF National Music Festival’s
traditional programming for advanced-level competitors.
July 29 - August 6, 2023
Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB or Virtual

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2023   |   Registration Fee: $225

A decision about whether the Emerging Artist Stream competition will be live or virtual will be made by the end of April pending the outcome of corporate, foundation, and government support funding applications.

  • Participants in this stream are 30 years and under, playing advanced concert repertoire.
  • Classes available in the following disciplines: voice, piano, strings, guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and musical theatre.
  • For complete class details consult the FCMF National Music Festival Syllabus
  • 1st and 2nd Place awards available in each discipline - $2,000 and $1,500 respectively
  • First Place Winners in each discipline compete for the $5,000 NRS Foundation Grand Award
  • First Place Winners in each discipline receive a professional performance or applied study opportunity

Adjudicators at affiliated Provincial Festivals or the Local Stream Qualifying Round may recommend TWO competitors in each discipline.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Long at