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

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

An announcement will be made by February 1st whether the Emerging Artist Stream competition will be held virtually or in person on the campus of Mount Allison University.

  • 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