Kiwanis Music and Arts Festival of St. Catharines April 6 - April 30, 2020

The Kiwanis Music Arts Festival of St. Catharines

Speech Arts

Chair: Deanna Spironello & Deanna Smith

Date: April 23 - April 25, 2020

Adjudicator: tba

Location: St. Catharines United Mennonite Church - 335 Linwell Road

Festival Syllabus / Registration & Schedule:

Click here for Poem Selections

The Awards system:

Superior : surpasses the expectations of the Adjudicator

Excellent: is consistent with the degree of skill expected by the Adjudicator

Very Good: a very satisfactory performance

Good: a satisfactory performance


Own Choice selections: ensure that a copy of the Own Choice selection is emailed to the administrator upon registration.

If there is a preference of a.m. or p.m. for JK and SK classes please inform our festival administrator. This is not promised but great effort will be made to accommodate. Classes may be combined in the choral speaking categories.

Split class rule for choral speaking: grade level for entry is determined by the grade majority in the class. An even split will perform in the older grade level.

Special needs considerations must be communicated to the Adjudicator prior to the beginning of the class.

Poetry - Language is molded into some kind of design; either lyric or narrative.

Lyric: A short unified poem expressing the poet’s own experience and emotion to be presented in a relaxed stance to no movement. The speaker interprets.

Narrative: A poem which tells a story and usually has dialogue. Telling the story is the primary concern of the speaker.

Drama: The speaker is the character. The actor assumes the language, movement and dress of the character portrayed.


2020 Registration Opens January 1st