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 many class options in a multitude of disciplines. Please note that this is a three-year Syllabus and changes will occur. Changes and corrections are updated as needed and posted below.
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- Syllabus 2022-2024 (v02.14.23) updated February 2023. This version contains all changes & corrections up to February 14, 2023. Users of the print syllabus must consult Syllabus Changes & Corrections (bullet 3) for updates.
- Introduction & Regulations updated November 2022
- Syllabus Changes & Corrections (updated February 14, 2023)
- Glossary of Terms
- Non-Competitive Classes
- Provincial Classes updated February 14, 2023 ALL DISCIPLINES ENTER THESE CLASSES TO QUALIFY FOR PROVINCIAL FINALS.
- Canada West Excellence Classes updated November 2022 ENTER THESE CLASSES TO QUALIFY FOR PROVINCIAL LEVEL OF CANADA WEST COMPETITION.
- Choral Classes
- Vocal Classes updated November 2022
- Piano Classes updated November 2022
- Organ Classes
- String Classes updated November 2022
- Guitar Classes updated November 2022
- Woodwind Classes updated November 2022
- Brass Classes
- Percussion Classes
- Band & Ensemble Classes updated November 2022
- Musical Theatre Classes updated November 2022
- Spoken Word Classes updated November 2022
FOR REFERENCE ONLY; Classes/Class numbers no longer apply. The following Test Piece lists from past syllabi are posted here to assist teachers and students in selecting appropriate repertoire and are intended as suggestions only.
- Test Pieces – 2019-2021 Syllabus – REFERENCE ONLY
- Test Pieces – 2016-2018 Syllabus – REFERENCE ONLY
- 2013 – 2015 Syllabus – REFERENCE ONLY
2023 Canada West Performing Arts Festival – Rules & Syllabus