St. Albert Rotary Music Festival
Rotary International

St. Albert Rotary Music Festival 2018 Overview

The mission of the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival is to promote participation in, and appreciation of, the performing arts through the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival and other related opportunities.

The philosophy of the Festival is to encourage the youth of our community in their artistic pursuits in an environment that is committed to education and excellence.

In 2018 the Festival processed close to 700 class entries. The number of participants (including Bands, Choirs, etc.) exceeds 1,900 yearly. Over 60 volunteers assisted in the 2018 Festival, contributing more than 1,500 volunteer hours.

In 2018 the Festival celebrated 41 years in St. Albert. The Kiwanis Club organized the first Festival and continued the endeavor for 17 years. The Rotary Club of St. Albert assumed responsibility in 1994. Hosted by local churches, the Festival is a cornerstone cultural event in our community.

Encore! is the Awards Ceremony and Concert held at the Arden Theatre celebrating our young performing artists. This year it is being held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

There are three types of awards presented by the St. Albert Festival at the recommendation of our adjudicators.

  1. Provincial Festival Recommendations
    Recommendations are provided by our Adjudicators to attend the Provincial Festival. The Rotary Music Festival covers half of each participant’s Provincial entry fees. Band is not offered at the Provincial Level.
  2. Rotary Scholarships
    Awards are given at the Junior ($100), Intermediate ($150), and Senior ($200) level to participants who reside or study in St. Albert or the surrounding municipal districts, not including Edmonton.
  3. Community Sponsored Scholarships
    Offered to promising performers in all genres: choir, band, piano, musical theatre, vocal, strings, classical guitar & composition. (Residency restrictions may apply.)
    More information on Community Scholarships »

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