2023 FCMF National Music Festival
July 13 - August 6, 2023

June 30 - Registration Deadline for all Streams

July 15 – Video and Score Submission Deadline for Developing Artist Stream and Emerging Artist Stream [if virtual]

July 13-19 – Recorded Stream, Composition Stream, and Non-Competitive Education Stream – Virtual
July 26-29 – Developing Artist Stream – Virtual
July 29–August 6 – Emerging Artist Stream – A decision will be made by February 1 whether in Sackville, NB or Virtual

Hear what our alumni have to say about the importance of the FCMF National Music Festival

Provincial Festival Associations

Winners at the 1967 Centenary Festival of Music share the impact on their lives.



In 1967, the Centenary Festival of Music was held as part of Canada’s centennial celebrations. Since 1972, the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals [FCMF] has presented an annual National Music Festival. To celebrate the 50th National Music Festival presented by FCMF, we reached out to winners from the Centenary Festival of Music. John Rapson [1st Place Senior Woodwinds/Brass and the Grand Award Winner], Constance Newland [1st Place Senior Voice], Lorraine Prieur [1st Place Senior Piano], Denis Brott [1st Place Senior Strings], and Thomas Williams [2nd Place Senior Strings] all had vibrant memories of their participation in the Centenary Festival of Music. This video shares the impact of their participation on their careers and their support for the ongoing festival movement in Canada.

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