2022 FCMF National Music Festival
August 6-13, 2022
Summary of FCMF National Music Festival Programming Streams

Update on the 2022 FCMF National Music Festival

In response to the continuing uncertainty of health restrictions and emergency measure orders relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their effect on travel and public gatherings, all streams of the 2022 FCMF National Music Festival will be held as virtual competitions.

Considering the effect of varying restrictions between provinces on large ensembles, the choral, band, and orchestral classes will regrettably not be offered at the 2022 FCMF National Music Festival.  Chamber Ensemble classes will be offered virtually.

Registration deadlines including submission of performance videos and scores:

June 30           Composition Stream for all levels

   Recorded Stream for Chamber Ensemble classes only

                             Note: Choral, Band, and Orchestral classes not offered in 2022

July 5               Non-Competitive Education Stream for junior-level entries

July 12             Developing Artist Stream for intermediate-level entries

July 15             Emerging Artist Stream for advanced-level entries

Welcome to Newly Affiliated Local Festivals!

We are pleased to welcome new local festivals affiliating under the Local stream Membership Class. They are now eligible to have recommended competitors from their festival advance to the FCMF Local Stream Qualifying Round to seek recommendation to the FCMF National Music Festival.

You can learn more about the Durham Showcase Festival in Whitby, ON at www.durhamshowcasefestival.com

You can learn more about the North York Music and Performing Arts Virtual Festival in North York, ON at https://www.northyorkmusicfestival.com/

You can learn more about the International Music Festival and Competition in Markham, ON at https://intermusic.ca/

Provincial Festival Registrations

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.


Federation of Canadian Music Festivals [FCMF] offers Local Music Festivals in non-affiliated provinces to affiliate directly with FCMF!

Affiliation through this Local Stream membership level provides an opportunity for currently ineligible students to participate in our new Local Stream Qualifying Round for the FCMF National Music Festival!

This virtual competition will be hosted by FCMF.  Students, if recommended by a local adjudicator, are eligible for participation to seek recommendation to the FCMF National Music Festival.

This membership category and Qualifying Round ensures that Canada’s young amateur musicians, from coast to coast, are able to compete on a national stage.

For more information on how to become an affiliated local music festival, contact Barbara at info@fcmf.org

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

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