National Music FestivalThe Federation of Canadian Music Festivals will hold their annual National Music Festival, August 8-10th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Fifty-five of Canada’s top emerging artists and thirty-two choirs from around Canada have been recommended at the local and provincial levels to be the provincial representatives by the adjudicators at those festivals.

The National Music Festival Competitions in eight disciplines will take place on Thursday, August 8th and Friday, August 9th in four venues at the University of Saskatchewan. Masterclass Workshops conducted by the adjudicators for the performers in their discipline will take place Friday afternoon and Saturday morning in eight venues. Schedules for performances and masterclass workshops are available at

The Grand Award Competition, the crowning highlight of the National Music Festival, will be held Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 PM in Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, University of Saskatchewan. The evening features performances by the First Place winners in each discipline as they compete for the NRS Foundation Grand Award of $5,000. The winner of the Grand Award Competition also receives performance opportunities in upcoming seasons with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. First, Second and Third Place winners in each category receive a cash prize.

The Federation of Canadian Music Festivals extends special thanks to the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association, and gratefully acknowledges the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Music for hosting the 2019 National Music Festival. A special thank you to Roger and Marie Jolly for providing the piano care, and to the Saskatchewan Host Committee – Bonnie Nicholson, Dianne Gryba, Carol Donhauser, and Sherry Sproule for their many hours of work. We are thankful to all the volunteers, donors, and sponsors that make this event possible.

National Music Festival

When: August 8-10, 2019
Time: Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM, Friday 9 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 11 PM
Where: University of Saskatchewan, Department of Music
Address: 28 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X1
Phone: 1-506-375-6752