Registration: December 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Publication of Schedule: April 10, 2021
Adjudication Zoom's: April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (2021)

Virtual classes will be offered in all instrument and vocal divisions this year. Public and private school groups are welcome to enter the class "School Entry" (see syllabus for details). Participants will submit video recordings of their performances. Just like a regular festival, participants will be sorted into classes of no more than eight participants. The performances will be organized into a festival schedule, which will include links to the performance videos and instructions of when and how to log into a platform in which the adjudications will take place virtually. At this time, we are planning to use Zoom.

Participants will be required to upload a link to a YouTube video containing their performance entry at the time of registration. Specific details on how to do that will be provided. A virtual festival schedule will be posted indicating when each class's virtual adjudication will be held. In these adjudications, the adjudicator will address each class with their comments and announce the class results. Comments will be posted in each YouTube entry's comment section prior to the zoom workshop. The official comment sheet, signed by the adjudicator, as well as the participant's festival placement ribbon will be mailed to them after the workshop is completed.


  • Only persons who are living in the Region of Waterloo will be eligible to receive awards and provincial nominations.

  • Videos must include a spoken introduction from the participant in which their full face is visible. This introduction must include their name, the title of their selection, the composer of the selection, and the class they are participating in.

  • Video cameras must remain stationary during recording and must have a view of the full body (head to feet). For pianists, a decent view of the hands is required.

  • The video must be a YouTube video that is set to “unlisted” and set to "No, it's not made for kids".

  • The YouTube video title must follow this format:
    “#KWKMF21 – FirstName LastName plays Title by Composer for Instrument / Level / Class”

  • Participants are welcome to use recorded accompaniment


  • You do not need to submit a score during registration. Some participants may be asked to submit a digital score after registration.

  • NEW: Inside your YouTube account, your video must be set to "not made for kids".