Bubble Duet LIVE

The Live Bubble Duet class is for duet ensembles made up of persons who are in each other's social bubble. Many of these will be family duets. Others may not be. There are competitive and non-competitive options, as well as non-family and family options. They are offered for the piano and strings divisions.



Each ensemble should register once per selection they wish to perform. At the time of registering, each participant’s name will need to be entered – whoever is registering the ensemble should take special care to spell all names correctly. Here are how the levels work: Elementary is level 2 and below. Junior is level 3, 4 and 5. Intermediate is level 6, 7, and 8. Senior is level 9 and above.


For competitive duets, the ensemble must enter into the category that reflects the ensemble’s average solo level and must play repertoire that reflects that level’s difficulty. For example, in a duet where one player is entered in level 1 solo classes and the other player is entered in level 2 solo classes, the average level is 1.5, so this duet would enter the elementary piano duet class. In situations where the average level of the ensemble crosses over between classes, the ensemble must register in the class that reflects the level of the more advanced player, even if this means that a level 5 solo player is competing in an intermediate duet class, for example.


For non-competitive duets, the ensemble should register according to the level of the repertoire selection they intend to perform. For example, if the piece is a level 3 piece, they should register in the junior level. Family duets and non-competitive duet classes are non-competitive. Ensembles will receive written and verbal feedback from the adjudicator. No marks, ribbons or seals will be given in the spirit of non-competitiveness for family classes. Family classes are for sibling or child-parent combinations.



When you register for a class, you will be asked to declare the ensemble’s average age (their age is calculated according to how old they were on December 31st of the year prior to the festival year). After registration closes, the festival schedule’s construction begins. Schedule protocol is that no class will exceed eight participants or ninety minutes in length. In situations where there are more than eight participants registered for a class or a class exceeds ninety minutes in length, participants will be separated according to their age group and then sorted randomly into classes of eight or fewer participants.



Piano ensemble classes are $30.00 each.

Bubble Duet LIVE

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  • By registering for the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival, you agree to be bound by its rules and regulations. They are available in the Syllabus and online at www.kwkiwanismusicfestival.com/rules.

    • All festival events will follow government protocol, guidelines and recommendations.
    • Any person entering a festival venue must be familiar with the specifics of how the festival is implementing current government recommendation as outlined on the festival website and be prepared to abide by them.
    • This festival will follow the pandemic festival procedures as outlined by the CMFAA.
    • The festival cannot take responsibility for any person contracting COVID-19 at a festival event. Persons enter festival venues at their own risk.
    • Should the festival be cancelled at the last minute due to the pandemic, participants will be given the option to receive a full refund or submit a video to the same class in the virtual festival.
    • All participants must submit the required waiver in order to complete their registration.


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

Jim Walker (Chair)

Robert Meijer (Treasurer)

Shelley Des Cotes 

Shelagh Santi

Gary Keller 

Daisy Arsenault

Jerry Zhang

Heidi Wall (Administration)

Committee: committee@kwkwanismusicfestival.com 

Administration: heidi@kwkiwanismusicfestival.com

Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival

#55-193 Northfield Drive East

Waterloo, Ontario 
N2K 3T6

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. 
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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