Ontario Music Festivals Association

Development. Encouragement. Performance.        

2023 Provincials

The 2023 Provincials will be a combination of Virtual and Live competition this year.

Live Classes will be held in the Niagara Region from June 5-10, 2023
Virtual Classes will be adjudicated in June.

Online Registration

Registration will be commence on December 1, 2022.  Please check your Local Festival’s Provincial deadline.  All entries must be recommended from a Local Festival.

2022-2023 Member Festivals

Looking for information about festivals happening in your area?

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Festival Season!

• Register with one of our Member Festivals for the opportunity to be recommended to the 2023 Provincial Finals, which will be held in June 2023.

Click on Member Festivals to find the festival(s) you would like to enter!

• Local Festivals take place starting in November 2022 until May 2023.  We have 42 different Festivals for you to choose from.

• Once you have received notification from your local festival that you have been recommended to Provincials, this is also the website to come to register.  Registration for Provincials will begin on December 1, 2022.

• We are excited to offer new classes this year in Popular Brass, Popular Guitar, Popular Strings, Popular Woodwinds, Non-Western Instruments and more!

• There has been an important change in rules.  At the recent OMFA AGM it was decided that competitors MUST take the first recommendation they are given.

Team

About OMFA

Meet the team behind OMFA.

Team

Online Registration

2023 Registration will be open on December 1, 2022!

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Member Festivals

Looking for information on OMFA’s member festivals? Updated information related to festival dates, deadlines and contact information for 2022/2023 Festivals can be found here.

Ontario Music Festivals Association

We are an organization of volunteers serving music festivals across the province, and through them, over 170,000 young classical musicians.

Our Vision
We envision a world that appreciates music.

The Ontario Music Festivals Association (OMFA) is a registered not-for-profit charity committed to providing a platform for cultivating excellence in music performance and speech arts.

The OMFA engages professional adjudicators who embrace our philosophy of motivating, educating and inspiring participants at the annual Provincial Music Festival through written comments and live workshops.

Our Mission

We provide an important step in the journey towards excellence in music performance with educational opportunities for students and teachers.

We strive to develop well-rounded individuals with positive life and performance skills who will give back their gifts to the community, ensuring that the arts will continue to flourish.

Our Values

OMFA’s main objective is the development and encouragement of talented Ontario youth in the performance and knowledge of classical music, speech arts, popular music and music theatre.

Engagement in the arts builds skills and confidence; helps create a positive self-image, improves mental health and develops a capacity for cultural appreciation that can last a lifetime.


Our Goals

  • Create high calibre music and speech arts experiences for all participants

  • Deliver and expand virtual live performance opportunities that contribute to the cultural fabric of Ontario

  • Develop a comprehensive marketing, communications, and community outreach strategy

  • Foster a sustainable, inclusive and diverse provincial festival organization that cultivates and delivers an impactful music and speech arts experience for all Ontario youth