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Kiwanis Music Festival Windsor-Essex County

Announcing our 2018 Festival dates!

April 23 - 27: Brass, Choir, Guitar, Harp, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds

April 30 - May 4: Composition, Piano, Speech Arts & Drama

Venue Maps may be found here:

Map 1 (Paulin Memorial, Campbell Baptist & St. James Church)
Map 2 (University of Windsor - Rm. 126 & Recital Hall)

The Kiwanis Music Festival offers a unique opportunity for local music students to hone their musical skills, showcase their talents and gain confidence in their musical abilities through live, adjudicated performances. Become a part of the local Windsor, Kiwanis Music Festival tradition by registering online for master classes and local competitions.

About Music Festival

The study of music has repeatedly been proven to be a stimulating and rewarding tool in the education process

Latest News

Senior Piano Schedule Change

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

ATTN:  Senior Piano Teachers/Students

There has been a few changes to the schedule.  Schedules have been re-emailed to your teacher.  Please be aware.  The Program Book will be available shortly and stands as the finalized schedule.

Thank you,
Festival Committee

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Take Note 2017

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Take Note 2017

1. Read the rules and Syllabus carefully before registering to avoid errors in registration.

2. Announcing the Anniversary Awards celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday, Windsor’s 125th Birthday and the Kiwanis Music Festival Windsor Essex County’s 70th Birthday!  The top 3 marks in any discipline for entries in Canadian Composer classes.

3. During the Kiwanis Music Festival Windsor-Essex County, once an entrant is offered a recommendation to Provincial Competition by phone and email, that recommendation becomes null and void if it is not accepted within 24 hours after the offer is made by phone and email.

4. In an effort to discourage late entries, the penalty fee has been increased to $20 when an entry is received after the deadline of January 27, 2017.

5. In the event that a competitor has completed an RCM or CC exam in January of the festival year a competitor is still eligible to compete at that same level.

6. Piano compositions identified as Studies by either the Canadian Conservatory or the Royal Conservatory of Music are NOT permitted in classes other than classes specifically for Studies.

7. New award – Donald D. Brown Trophy for duet in any discipline.

8. Check for additional classes in Harp celebrating Canadian Composers.

9. Check for slight changes in the piano Concerto classes to reflect changes at the provincial level.

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New Location for our Awards Festival

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Check the details for our 2016 Awards Concert at the Capitol Theatre!  May 18th at 7pm


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Important Dates

2017 Music Festival Dates:

April 24 - 28, 2017 - Festival Performances for Strings, Guitar, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Voice, Choral, Mixed Ensembles, Harp.

May 1 - 5, 2017 - Festival Performances for Piano, Speech Arts and Drama.


Mid - Late February -  All teachers will receive their Proofing emails to ensure that all their students are registered in the correct classes and that there are no typos.