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
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The $5,000 NRS Foundation Grand Award will be chosen from the first-place Emerging Artist Stream winners in each of eight disciplines - vocal, piano, strings, classical guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and musical theatre.
Emerging Artist Stream - 1st and 2nd Place awards in vocal, piano, strings, classical guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and musical theatre - $2,000 and $1,500, respectively.
Developing Artist Stream - 1st and 2nd Place awards in vocal, piano, strings, classical guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and musical theatre - $500 and $250, respectively.
1st Place Chamber Ensemble award in junior, intermediate, and advanced classes - $500
1st Place Choral award in 7 classes for Canada's school and community choirs - $500
1st Place Band and Orchestra award in 8 classes for Canada's school and community instrumental ensembles - $500
Professional Performance and/or Study Opportunities
for Emerging Artist Stream Winners
Thank you to these organizations that are partnering with us to provide each First Place Emerging Artist winner with a professional performance and/or study opportunity in an upcoming season.
Festival of the Sound, ON
The Jeffrey Concerts, ON
Under the Spire, PE
Victoria Summer Music Festival, BC
Barachois Summer Music, NB [tuition and lodging, valued at $1,500, for a spot in their Song Academy to the Emerging Artist voice winner]
Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, NS [$500 study bursary, to be used attending LAMP programs, to each of the vocal, piano, and strings Emerging Artist winners]
The Federation of Canadian Music Festivals is committed to treating all individuals respectfully regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, or sexual orientation.