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 TBA (2022) and
BAND WEEK is TBA (2022)

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No Spring 2021 Festival

On Sunday, January 17, 2021, the Festival Board met and voted unanimously to not have a Festival in April/May 2021. There are too many unknowns at this time concerning COVID-19.

A detailed email has been sent to teachers. If you did not receive it, please contact Heather Bedford-Clooney at musicfest@emsaf.ca

We are planning to have a Festival November 15-26 2021, and more details will be forthcoming at a later date.

We are also planning on returning to our normal April/May timeslot in 2022.

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)