The inaugural CFMTA E-Festival was a great success.  Entries were open from January 1 to February 15, 2019 inclusive. There were 53 entrants performing pieces by Canadian composers only.

There were 19 different teachers enter 53 students from 7 different provinces. Entries were received from: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Yukon.

There was 1 violin entrant, 13 voice entries and 39 piano entries across all levels and stages of learning. The CFMTA E-Festival awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Seals to the performances by the adjudicators. In this initial offering, there were 8 Bronze Seals awarded, 28 Silver Seals awarded, and 17 Gold Seals awarded.

Click here to view the list of Gold Seals awarded.

The CFMTA E-Festival Committee thanks all the teachers, students and adjudicators who participated in this exciting new initiative and made it so successful!

The E-Festival Committee is pleased to announce that the next E-Festival will be another E-Festival celebrating Canadian composers only, concluding during Canada Music Week 2019! Entries will be accepted starting Friday, November 1, 2019 and closing Friday, November 22, 2019. Open to all instruments and all levels, the E-Festival Committee is looking forward to sharing Canadian Music with students across Canada. Full details to be available soon on the website:

The CFMTA E-Festival Committee has received and heard your requests for an E-Festival for all composers and genres to assist with Festival and exam preparations! We are planning to offer such an event in early 2020, so please stay in touch for more information as it becomes available.

CFMTA E-Festival!

November 1 - 22 2019

Repertoire Focus: Canadian Compositions only

Who can participate?

  • Students of teachers who belong to Provincial Associations, which are members of CFMTA
  • All instrumentalists and vocalists
  • All levels from beginner to advanced
  • CFMTA members may register to be an adjudicator for this festival


  • Register online
  • Submit a link to your MP 4 video recording of performance that has been uploaded to a private YouTube channel
  • Submit a pdf of the score
  • One performance per entry
  • Multiple entries are welcome
  • Payment by PayPal

Students will receive a written adjudication of their performance[s] and a Certificate of Participation with a Bronze, Silver or Gold seal indicating standard achieved.


  • Rules and Regulations
  • Poster

To submit an entry click here

For more information about adjudicators, or becoming an adjudicator, click here