Music and Arts Festival - 2019 Dates To Follow

The Kiwanis Music Arts Festival of St. Catharines


Chair: Brenda McFadgen

Adjudicator: Reid Spencer

Date: April 3 - April 5

Location: Salvation Army, 400 Niagara Street, St. Catharines, ON

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Vocal music may be performed in any key suitable to the contestant with the exception of Opera Arias, Oratorio and Cantata Arias (including Bach), Operetta and Light Opera Arias which must be sung in the original keys.

Senior class selections must be sung in the original language which includes; Lieder, Opera, Oratorio, Cantata, Italian Arias and Art Songs.

Singers must be accompanied by a pianist except for Musical Theatre and Pop category. Note, that professional accompanists should be contacted at least one month prior to the Festival. Your accompanist may charge a fee for both rehearsal time and Festival performance.

RCM = Royal Conservatory of Music - 2012 edition.   CC = Conservatory Canada - current edition.

All vocal competitors must use the edition of the test piece specified in the Syllabus and must be sung in English unless otherwise specified.

In Own Choice classes, the selection must be of artistic merit comparable to the set pieces in the same section, otherwise 10% of the marks may be deducted. Competitors may not choose selections performed by them during the preceding two years at The Kiwanis Music and Arts Festival of St. Catharines.


Registration CLOSED for 2019