CFMTA is pleased to offer a Canada Music Week® E-Festival!

During this time of uncertainty in the world, we want to create a safe space for music students from coast to coast to coast to share their music. We encourage all students studying with a Registered Music Teacher to record a video featuring either their performance of a Canadian composer’s work, a cover of a Canadian artist, an arrangement of a folk tune or something of their own creation either composed or improvised. We want to celebrate the breadth and diversity of all Canadian music, culture and the students and teachers who make up the mosaic.


Why participate?

  • Be part of a national celebration of Canadian diversity through the learning and sharing of music.
  • Receive video or written feedback on your performance.
  • All entries will have a chance to win a $100 Long & McQuade gift card.
  • Chance for your video to be featured on our social media and website.


Who can participate?

  • All music students of any age or level who are studying with a Registered Music Teacher
  • CFMTA members may register to be an adjudicator for this festival. No adjudicating experience is required.


What should the video be of?

  • The possibilities are endless! The only parameter is that the music must be Canadian in origin. Consider performing a piece by a Canadian composer, covering a Canadian artist, writing your own piece, playing a piece your teacher wrote, improvising, arranging a Canadian folk tune, and more. Sheet music is not required.
  • We encourage the use of backing tracks, teacher duets and ensemble playing while respecting safe COVID-19 protocols.
  • Consider visual aspects of the video including playing in an interesting location or with a backdrop. You could also use props or wear a costume/outfit that enhances the meaning of your performance. The more Canadian the better!
  • Students can also give an intro to their piece including what they are playing, the artist, who they are and why they love Canada & Canadian music.



Submissions due by Thursday, November 19th, 2020

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