The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association receives funding from the SK Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.

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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, Opera Competition and Musical Theatre Competition, as well as the Canada West Performing Arts Festival. 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.

Saskatchewan Lotteries
SMFA is one of the 12,000+ sport, culture and recreation groups funded by Saskatchewan Lotteries. Every time you purchase a lottery ticket in Saskatchewan, a portion of that revenue supports a wealth of organizations, including District Festivals across the province who are enriching their communities with performing arts. Help support the arts – Purchase your tickets TODAY!!

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SMFA District Festivals – March through May

Find a District Festival near you.

SMFA Concerto Competition – February 26, 2023

Congratulations to Alice Li, winner of the 2023 SMFA Concerto Competition! Alice earned a $2,000 prize and the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the Regina and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestras in their upcoming seasons.

Press Release

Photo credit: Stephen Nicholson

Left to right: Darryl Friesen (judge); Maria Medlow (judge); Alice Li, piano (1st place); Connor Elias, piano (2nd place); Brandon Johnson, violin (3rd place)

Canada West Performing Arts Festival – July 21 & 22, Edmonton

2023 Canada West Performing Arts Festival – Rules and Syllabus


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.

Provincial Office – Address

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

Mailing address:
PO Box 37005
Regina, SK   S4S 7K3


Provincial Finals

June 1 to 4, 2023 in Regina
2023 Tentative Provincial Finals Schedule
Please note: This schedule is TENTATIVE and changes will be made depending on entries received.

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