Welcome to the
Saskatchewan Music Festival Association
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.
Important Notice for 2020 (as of March 15)
Effective March 15, 2020, the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association Board of Directors advises that all festivals be cancelled IMMEDIATELY for the 2020 festival season. This difficult decision was made in order to protect our stakeholders and general population from exposure to COVID-19, and to limit the spread of the disease. Due to the uncertainty of time lines, rescheduling of 2020 festivals will not be possible.
With the cancellation of the majority of our District Festivals, the SMFA Board of Directors also made the decision to cancel the 2020 Provincial Finals.
Please refer to the District Festival pages for cancellation confirmation for each festival.
The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association
receives funding from the SK Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport,Culture and Recreation.