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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.

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 Strategic Plan

SMFA 2022 Provincial Finals – June 2 to 5, Saskatoon

Regulations and information can be found at Competitions – Provincial Finals. All guests on the U of S Campus will follow COVID protocols in place at the time of the competition, including masking, distancing and limits on audience in venues. Participants will be notified of the requirements closer to the event date. Communication from the SMFA Office will be sent to the e-mail address stated on your entry forms. Stay tuned to this page for updates for the general public.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE as of May 17, 2022 – Subject to change. Final schedule will be posted after May 25.

Entries are now closed.

The Provincial Finals Program will be posted here for your convenience. Printed programs are available by pre-order only at a cost of $20 per copy. The deadline to order printed programs is May 23 at midnight.

Pre-Order Provincial Finals Program

Pre-ordered programs can be picked up at the event office (U of S Campus, Education Building, Room #1039) after June 2 @ 8:00 am.

2022 Wallis Opera Competition

Congratulations to Angela Gjurichanin, winner of the 2022 Wallis Opera Competition!

Press Release

Competition Program  Click on the links to view performances.

2022 SMFA Musical Theatre Competition

Congratulations to Brooke Zarubin, winner of the SMFA Musical Theatre Competition!

Forrest Hiebert is runner-up in the SMFA Musical Theatre Competition. Congratulations!

Press Release

Competition Program  Click on the links to view performances.

Musical Theatre Competition Regulations

Canada West Performing Arts Festival – NEW in 2022!
July 21 – 23, 2022 in Saskatoon

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


Lenora Bells joins SMFA as Teacher Recruitment/Mentor Liaison

We are pleased to welcome Lenora Bells to our administrative team at the SMFA Provincial Office. Lenora will work remotely and can be reached at her email

Lenora brings a wealth of teaching, adjudicating, and presentation experience to this position. Her knowledge and passion for the music festival system serve her well as she tackles the following priorities in this position:

  • Meet with District Festivals to assess needs (teachers, accompanists, mentors for new teachers)
  • Work with District Festivals to provide teachers with training, mentorship, and support networks
  • Support festivals by building stronger relationships with local teachers/potential new teachers
  • Provide guidance to supporting mentors
  • Recruit teachers to the use of SMFA programs and promoting the benefits of music festivals

We look forward to working with Lenora during the next few months as we prepare for another festival season.

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 – 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 2 to 5, 2022
University of Saskatchewan
as of May 17, 2022 – Subject to change
Final schedule will be posted after May 25.


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The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association

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