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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.

Impact Story

SMFA Strategic Plan

SMFA Provincial Finals Competition (Virtual Format)  June 3 to 6, 2021

Entries are closed.
Entry fees paid before May 13 will be adjusted and credited through PayPal.

2021 Provincial Finals Program & Links to Performance Videos

To access the performances from the comfort of your home:

  • Click on the link above to open the program.
  • In the Table of Contents, click on the discipline you wish to view.
  • Find the class within that discipline, and click on the (blue) heading, which is the link to the videos for that class.
  • Enjoy! Performances will be available for viewing until the end of the competition (June 6).

Excellence Classes – Program Notes
Competitors in the Excellence Classes (pages 38 to 49 in the program) are required to submit program notes for their repertoire. Click on the link to access program notes and learn a bit about the repertoire and composers.

Provincial Scholarship Classes

Garth Beckett/Gustin House Senior Piano Scholarship

SMFA 50/50 Lottery Fundraiser

Purchase your SMFA 50/50 Lottery tickets (starting March 6) here:

Tickets may only be purchased by participants physically located in Saskatchewan (please agree to terms/conditions to participate and allow location services confirm your location).
Prize: 50% of sales to maximum of $50,000! Only 20,500 tickets will be sold
Draw Date: June 6, 2021  (random number generator)
Draw Location: 1600 MacPherson Avenue, Regina
Ticket prices: 1 for $10; or 5 for $20

Thank you for your support of music festivals in Saskatchewan!

See Rules of Play

Canada West Performing Arts Festival – Saskatoon
NEW in 2022!

The provincial performing arts associations of Western Canada (Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) have partnered to present the Canada West Performing Arts Festival!

Media Release

Shurniak Virtual Concerto Competition
February 20, 2021

Press Release

SMFA Teacher Directory

The SMFA Teacher Directory is intended to help connect teachers with students in communities where there is a need. Teachers accepting new students are invited to submit their information to for inclusion in the directory.

SMFA Teacher Directory

Use of this resource does not constitute or imply an endorsement by SMFA.

SDA & SMFA Spoken Word e-Festival

The Saskatchewan Drama Association (SDA) and the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) Spoken Word e-Festival is for Saskatchewan students, ages 5 to 17 years and any level. This program seeks to allow students to prepare, perform and develop their ability to speak with purpose to an audience. Entering the Festival will give you a chance to work towards a goal, improve your public speaking skills, perform and have fun!

Meet the Winners

Provincial Office – New Address

The Provincial Office of the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association is now located at:
1600 MacPherson Avenue
Regina, SK   S4S 4C9

Mailing address remains the same at:
PO Box 37005
Regina, SK   S4S 7K3

Provincial Finals

June 3 to 6, 2021
Press Release – Results


Contact Us

The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association

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