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The Fredericton Music
Festival provides music students in the
Junior Award of Excellence Winners - Matthew Snell (piano), Maggie Zheng (strings), Kelly Song (winds), Rose Messenger (voice)
Senior Award of Excellence Winners - Nadia Ingalls (winds), Vivian Ni (piano and strings), Luke Noftall (voice)
PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALSRESULTS
FRIENDS AND DONORS
By donating to the scholarship account or to the operating account of the festival, you are helping to maintain the entry fees at a low level and you are helping to provide prizes and scholarships to worthy competitors. Operating expenses include fees, meals and accommodations for adjudicators who travel from the Maritime Provinces, Quebec and Ontario as well as the tuning of pianos.
Donations may be submitted electronically by clicking on the "Donate Now" icon above or by mailing a Donor Reply Form to:
PO Box 114
570 Queen St
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Y2
The Fredericton Music Festival is fortunate to have so many friends of the festival to make our festival a success!
Thank you to Tony's Music Box for donating a Yamaha electronic piano for the piano concerto class.
Thank you to Marilyn Baird of Baird Travel Ltd. for providing travel arrangements for the adjudicators
In the fall of 1947, with impetus from James Manchip and a financial commitment from the Fredericton Rotary Club, an organizational meeting was held for the first Fredericton Competitive Festival of Music. Members of the Rotary Club formed the nucleus of the first executive. Dr. A.S. MacFarlane became president; Justice W. J. West, vice-president; and James Manchip, executive-director.
The first festival, held April 21-24, 1948, in the auditorium of the Provincial
Normal School attracted 448 entries. Organizers were able to cover all the
expenses with entry and admission fees, leaving the Rotary donation intact. The
long tradition of scholarships given in conjunction with the festival began with
a $100 scholarship donated by the Knights of Pythias for the outstanding
performer of the first festival.
By 1952 there was such an increase in entrants that it was necessary to hire two full-time adjudicators. By 1954 there were 624 entries; in 1966, 725 entries; in 1981, 780 entries; in 1988, 1524 entries. By 1996, 1735 entries dictated the need for the services of seven adjudicators with sessions being held in six venues and lasting two weeks.
From its inception, the Fredericton Music Festival Committee, composed solely of volunteers, has been responsible for all aspects of the organization and operation of the festival.
FUTURE FESTIVAL DATESApril 17 - 28, 2017
Summary of festival entries for 2002 to 2016: Table of Statistics