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 and Indigenous identity through the learning and sharing of music.
  • Receive a written feedback on your performance.
  • 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 member of CFMTA
  • CFMTA members may register to be an adjudicator for this festival. 

What should the video be of?

  • The possibilities are endless! The only parameter is that the music must be Canadian or Indigenous in origin. Consider performing a piece by a Canadian and/or Indigenous composer, covering a Canadian or Indigenous 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!) Please remove
  • 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 and/or Indigenous music.

Registration

  • Register online at click here
  • Submit a link to your video recording of a performance that has been uploaded as unlisted to your YouTube channel and the 'made for kids' be disabled.

Festival Dates - EFestival opens November 10, 2021 and closes November 21, 2021. Submissions will not be accepted outside these dates.