FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

 

The Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival was established in 1948 and has been running ever since as the largest annual music education event in Kitchener-Waterloo. Each year, approximately five hundred public school and private music student perform in solo and group classes. Many vocalists sing in classical and music theatre styles. There are a large number of violinists and cellists, as well as pianists who enter. Others enter on guitar, clarinet, flute, trumpet, or euphonium. Choirs, bands, and orchestras enter as well. There is also a chamber music division for small ensembles. Adjudicators (professional music clinicians and educators) give participants live workshops and written feedback on each performance. They also award ribbons and seals of standard. All participants are eligible to win trophies, awards, and provincial delegations. Each year, the KWKMF sends about sixty participants to the OMFA Provincial Competition to represent Kitchener-Waterloo in various instrument-level divisions. To warm up for their time at Provincials, our delegates perform each year in a professional concert venue, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Also, the KWKMF has an annual concerto competition where winners perform with a live orchestra in concert! The festival culminates in a gala Finale Concert which features an impressively diverse musical program given by festival participants. The aim is to support and inspire our youth in their musical ambitions and skill development. Get in touch to see how you can be involved today!

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

You can become a festival friend by donating funds, time or services.

Are you interested in becoming a festival friend? Contact us today!

FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
 
Jim Walker (Chair)

Robert Meijer (Treasurer)

Shelley Des Cotes 

Shelagh Santi

Gary Keller 

Daisy Arsenault

Jerry Zhang

Heidi Wall (Coordinator)

CONTACT US
 

Committee: committee@kwkiwanismusicfestival.com

Administration: heidi@kwkiwanismusicfestival.com

Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival

#55-193 Northfield Drive East

Waterloo, Ontario 
N2K 3T6

FESTIVAL DATES AT A GLANCE
 
LIVE FESTIVAL
Registration: December 1, 2020 - January 22, 2021
Late registration: January 23, 2021 - January 31, 2021
Publication of Live Class Schedule: March 1, 2021
Festival: April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (2021)
 
Due to the pandemic, if the live festival is cancelled at the last minute, live festival participants will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to record a video for the virtual festival. 
 
VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
Registration: December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Publication of Zoom Class Schedule: April 10, 2021
Festival: April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (2021)
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