The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) has a proud heritage, providing a platform for music festival performances for students across the province. The SMFA Provincial Office hires approximately 140 professional musicians each year to adjudicate the 47 district festivals.


 Adjudicator Professional Development Day

This workshop is an opportunity for adjudicators from across the province to meet and explore ways to improve their skills. It is typically offered in January of each year, alternating between Regina and Saskatoon.


Adjudicator Boot Camp Webinar

This webinar explores the philosophy behind music festival adjudicating as well as plenty of practical advice about the constructive adjudication, assigning marks and awarding scholarships, as well as working with local festival committees. The material presented is helpful to anyone considering working as a music festival adjudicator in the future and may also be of interest to those already working in the field but looking for some new ideas or a refresher course. The 90-minute webinar is offered several times during the months of February and March each year.

If you are interested in adjudicating for the SMFA, please see “Becoming an SMFA Adjudicator” and complete the Information Form below:

For more information on how you can become an SMFA Adjudicator, please contact: Carol Donhauser | Executive Director


Return Date

Following Festival
Following Festival

Training DVD

A professional adjudicator training DVD, The Art of Adjudicating, is available for adjudicators working in our province.

The video covers the philosophy behind our festivals, the rules and regulations, the marking guidelines as well as possible scenarios in which adjudicators find themselves. It is useful to those individuals who are considering adjudicating for the first time, as well as pointers for experienced adjudicators.

Our hope is that it will help adjudicators with those questions that arise on so many occasions and will provide them with a protocol for fair judging which will be of benefit to all festival participants.

To purchase your copy ($15/copy) of The Art of Adjudicating, please contact us for a copy.