St. Albert Rotary Music Festival
Rotary International

St. Albert Rotary Music Festival

April 6 – 16, 2021

About This Year’s Festival

Welcome to our 2021 Virtual Music Festival!

Now I know what you are thinking; how in the world does one put on a music festival online? This was exactly what our Board had to figure out. After months of discussion and innovation, we found a way!

Here’s how it’s going to happen:

The registration process was the same as in the past; all online. Registration closed February 28th, 2021.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we needed to find a way for the kids to perform, the adjudicators to see the performances, but without a live audience, and by following the AHS regulations.

We decided that the best way to proceed would be to record the performances. We partnered with Pika Audio to do this. You can find more information about Pika Audio at pikaaudio.com.

The recordings will be sent to our amazing Adjudicators. They will make their notes on the performances, provide marks, choose award winners, and make Provincial recommendations accordingly.

There will be Zoom meetings held between the Adjudicator and the performers. These sessions will not be recorded, but teachers and parents are welcome to join. Invitations for these sessions have already been sent.

Encore 2021
Again, because we cannot have live performance this year, Encore will also be held online. The recording will be released the evening of Thursday, April 29th, 2021 and will feature some of the Adjudicators' and the Board's favourite performances.

And that’s it! We are so excited to still be able to put on our festival this year!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@st-albertmusicfestival.ca.

View the Festival Schedule  [updated 24 March 2021]