2022 Festival Announcements

Registration is Open! The deadline is January 22nd.

**The registration deadline for Bands, Orchestras, Emsembles & Choirs is extended to February 22nd. 

The Festival Syllabus has been published.

The 2022 Festival will be virtual. See below for details.



Dear Kitchener-Waterloo Music Community,

I am the newly appointed KWKMF Coordinator, Danielle Beck, and it is my pleasure to take the reins from Heidi Wall who has done a wonderful job of organizing this festival for the past several years.  It has been a challenging couple of years for music programs everywhere, but I'm amazed to see all the ways in which our community has guided students to overcome these challenges. And so I am confident that our 2022 Kiwanis Music Festival will continue to meet these challenges and provide festival participants with a valuable and educational experience.

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.  Participants will be required to submit a pre-recorded video performance for each class they have entered.  Classes will then be hosted via Zoom, where 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.

For the 2022 festival, please note the following important dates:

  • Registration Deadline: January 22 at 11:59 pm

  • **Due to pandemic considerations the Registration Deadline for Bands, Orchestras, Ensembles & Choirs is extended to: February 22 at 11:59pm

  • Performance selections due: March 20 at 11:59 pm (this is so that score packages can be prepared for the adjudicators)

  • Video submissions due: April 17 at 11:59 pm

  • Festival Dates: April 26th-30th, 2022. 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 

  • Finale Concert: Friday May 6th at 7:00pm (Depending on pandemic circumstances the festival may be Virtual or live at Knox Waterloo (50 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON, N2L 1T1)

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


Danielle Beck

Festival Coordinator

December 20, 2021