2021 Festival to be Held November 15-26

(There will be no online participation in this Festival)

The 113th Annual Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival (formerly known as the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival) creates over 2,500 opportunities for over 20,000 music students, actors, musicians, and music lovers to perform in front of an audience and receive professional adjudication.
Come out and see the stars of tomorrow, and help us celebrate over 100 years!

Key Info

Festival Dates: November 15-26, 2021

Please note:
CHOIR WEEK is April 19-22, 2022 and
BAND WEEK is April 25-29, 2022

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CN Pledges Support for Festival

The Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival (EMSAF) is honoured to have been chosen to receive support from CN.

In her letter, Suzanne Dalzell, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Public & Governmental Affairs at CN says, “At CN, we are committed to giving back to communities and causes throughout our network. We recognize the important role that the Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival plays to provide children and adults with the chance to showcase their talents and learn from professional Canadian musicians and actors.”

The Festival wishes to thank CN for its sponsorship.

Opening Gala

2022 Opening Gala

There will not be an Opening Gala for the November 2021 Festival. Stay tuned for information about the April 2022 Opening Gala.

Come and hear Edmonton’s future stars at the Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival’s Opening Gala.


FREE to the public!

Performances (FREE Admission)

Performances will be held at MacEwan University – Alberta College Campus (10050 MacDonald Drive NW).

Printed copies of the Festival program will be available for purchase at: Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival Office in Room 101 – $5.00 (cash only)