Fredericton Music Festival


New this Year at Provincial level:

  • Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion classes
    • Memorization is no longer required for Provincials
    • Memorization is no longer required at Fredericton Music Festival for Provincial classes for these instruments
  • Concerto or Concerted Work is defined as any composition written for solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment.
    • Used to have to be “originally written”
  • Original Compositions
    • must include a Title Page, including the name of the selection and instrumentation.
    • Senior entries must include a short section of programme notes or notes to the performer.
  • Scores
    • Junior & Intermediate Competitors must provide original scores of music for the adjudicator.
      • Full scores no longer required except for Chamber Ensembles
    • Senior competitors must present an original score containing both solo and accompaniment.
    • Chamber Ensembles must submit a full score.
    • Legally downloaded music is permissible but it shall be printed double sided and placed in a binder (not in sheet protectors) for the Adjudicator. Please indicate the source of the download by including payment receipt or proof of Public Domain.
  • Musical Theater
    • Selections must be made from a Musical Theatre stage production.
      • Exception: Selections from animated film musicals and movie musicals are permitted at the Junior level
    • Selections not permitted at any level include:
      • Selections from cabaret/revues (eg. “Taylor, the Latte Boy”, “Alto’s Lament”, “The Girl in 14G”, “Darryl is a Boy”, etc.)
      • Selections from Operetta (eg. Gilbert & Sullivan, Hebert)
      • Selections that are primarily patter (eg. “Over the Moon” from Rent, “Rock Island” from the Music Man, “My Shot” from Hamilton)
    • Thought must be given to the Festival’s focus on youth, venues and donors, when selecting the pieces to be performed. It is expected that selections will not include profanity, vulgar or offensive language. If the original piece contains such, the performer must alter the lyrics, identifying the change in the score.
    • All selections should be age appropriate.
    • Stage technicians may assist competitors with stage set-up and takedown.
  • Senior Voice
    • Song Cycle Clarification – For the multi-movement/song cycle art song requirement, a group of songs by the same composer or an existing song cycle by a composer is acceptable.



August 6 - 9, 2019

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK






May 28 - June 1, 2019 in Sackville

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