2022 Festival Information

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Dear Kitchener-Waterloo Music Community,

The festival committee has been meeting and discussing at length the best possible format for the 2022 Festival. After a great deal of consideration, it was decided (with heavy but hopeful hearts) that the 2022 Kitchener-Waterloo Music Festival will be held in a virtual format. 

For the 2022 festival, the deadline to register online will be January 22 at 11:59 pm. Registrants will be required to submit the titles of their performance selections by March 20 at 11:59 pm (this is so that score packages can be prepared for the adjudicators). The participants will then need to submit links to their videos by April 17 at 11:59 pm. The music festival zoom classes will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, and 7:00 - 9:00 pm on April 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30. During these classes, participants will hear each other's performances, hear comments from the adjudicators, and hear the class results. After the festival is over, each participant will be mailed their comment sheets, placement ribbons, and scholarships if they were received (aiming at a much faster turnaround time than last year, please be assured).

The festival committee is hoping to hold a live Finale Concert, which will be held on Friday May 6th at 7:00 pm at Knox Waterloo (50 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON, N2L 1T1). If this turns out to be impossible due to pandemic circumstances, a virtual finale concert video will be produced.

Our roster of 2022 adjudicators is nearly fully hired. Their photos and biographies will be posted shortly. The syllabus will also be posted shortly.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at and I can assist. Thank you for your continued support of this long-lasting community music event.


Heidi Wall

Festival Coordinator