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Welcome to the
Saskatchewan Music Festival Association

Competitive Festivals

The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (established in 1908) is committed to promoting excellence in music and speech arts by providing performance and educational opportunities through competitive music festivals in the Province of Saskatchewan. In addition to the production of 47 district music festivals, SMFA provides a provincial Syllabus, entrance to the annual Provincial Competitions, Concerto Competition and Opera Competition, as well as the National Level of Music Festival competition. Member festivals are organized by local volunteers and judged by qualified professional musicians.


Areas of competition for musicians include: voice, piano, guitar, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, pipe and electronic organ, choir/school music including special education, multicultural, speech arts (individual verse and speech therapy classes, storytelling), small ensembles, as well as band and orchestral classes. Entrance to SMFA festivals is accessible to all ages, all ethnic groups and people of all religions across the province. Participants may enter any classes for “adjudication only” and forego marks and scholarships. SMFA hires over 170 qualified professional musicians to serve as adjudicators each year.

2019 – 2021 Syllabus

The new SMFA Syllabus is now available. Please order your copy here:

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National Music Festival Results

Congratulations our musicians who represented Saskatchewan at the National Music Festival in Sackville, New Brunswick, August 14th to 16th!  See the following link for a full listing of results. 2018-National-Music-Festival-Results_Press-Release

James Griffith, Lloydminster Festival (alto saxophone)
Kate Gray, Regina Festival (piano)
Jasmine Tsui, Regina Festival (percussion)
McKenzie Warriner, Estevan Festival (soprano)
Lauren Sazon, Moose Jaw Festival (musical theatre)
Fiearro String Quartet (Mayson Sonntag,
Jonathan Craig Penner, Meika Sonntag, Eleanor Hector),
Regina Festival (chamber)
Abby Fuller, Regina Festival (trumpet)


Campbell Chamber Choir (Russ & Deidre Baird, conductors), Regina Festival, was chosen to represent Saskatchewan in the Paul J. Bourret Choral Competition. The choral and percussion competitions will be judged by recording.



SMFA Fall Conference & AGM

SMFA Conference/AGM 2018 Evaluation Form

Provincial Finals

2019 Provincial Finals
May 30 to June 2 (Moose Jaw, SK)

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The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association

receives funding from the SK Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport,Culture and Recreation.