Since 1912, the Syllabus has been used as the foundation of the SMFA Festival System listing thousands of classes offered in the district festivals across the province. Produced every three years, the SMFA Syllabus contains over 1,000 test selections chosen by professional musicians in a multitude of disciplines. Please note that as this is a three-year Syllabus and changes may occur. These changes and corrections are noted in the document listing below.

To view the online version of the Syllabus:


The SMFA “Regulations” (formerly found in the SMFA Annual  Directory) can now be found in the 2016-2018 Syllabus under the Regulations tab. The following can be found under Regulations:

  • Entry Requirements/Fees
  • Syllabus Information
  • Selections and Performance
  • Marking
  • District Scholarship Regulations
  • Provincial Scholarship Regulations
  • Grand Award Regulations
  • Provincial Level of National Regulations