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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To view the online version of the Syllabus:

  • Syllabus 2022-2024 (v8312021)
  • Introduction & Regulations
  • Syllabus Changes & Corrections
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Non-Competitive Classes
  • Provincial Classes
  • Canada West/Excellence Classes
  • Choral Classes
  • Vocal Classes
  • Piano Classes
  • Organ Classes
  • String Classes
  • Guitar Classes
  • Woodwind Classes
  • Brass Classes
  • Percussion Classes
  • Band/Ensemble Classes
  • Musical Theatre Classes
  • Spoken Word Classes