2018 Chinook Celebration of Music Festival
November 30 - December 2, 2018.

Each year at CSM, we are pleased to provide a unique learning and performance opportunity for students. In our Chinook Celebration of Music Festival, students perform a musical selection for a professional adjudicator and receive both written and spoken feedback on their performances. 

This high quality, non-competitive, festival is for students in all instruments and of all skill levels. Students are scheduled into classes based on age and skill level. Classes are also available for adult students. All genres of music are welcome.

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Online Registration Registration for the 2018 Chinook Celebration of Music Festival begins on September 25, and closes on November 1. 

The following information is required at the time of festival registration: 

  • Title of musical selection and name of composer.

  • Grade level of the musical selection/name of the book containing the musical selection.

  • Timing of musical selection.


  • The registration fee is $20 per student, per instrument. 

  • Students may enter one selection for performance and adjudication per instrument.

  • Students in Guitar or String Collective will be performing as an ensemble free of charge. The $20 registration fee is required for all solo performances. 

  • No refunds are available after November 15th, 2017.

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Accompanists for string & vocal students

If you are a vocal or string student, an accompanist is available at a cost of $25 which includes a 15 minute rehearsal and the festival performance. This fee is automatically charged to voice and string students at the time of registration. 

Sheet music for vocalists and string players is due by November 1. 

Please hand in a copy of your accompanist music at the time of registration.

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Festival Locations:

Chinook School of Music
Studio Brava
Lower level: 3522 19 ST SW, Calgary

Steinway Piano Gallery
76 Heritage Gate SE
See map to the right  ->
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Tentative Schedule at a Glance:

  • Students will be grouped in classes according to age and grade level of music.

  • Performance times are assigned to students and are non-negotiable. 

  • Each class will be approximately 1 hour in length.

  • Adult classes available and will be adjudicated by each specific instrument adjudicator.

  • All classes are non-competitive.

  • Exact class times will be confirmed after November 15. Classes are approximately 1 hour in length. 


Friday, Nov. 30, Steinway Piano Gallery
Sunday, Dec. 2, 9:00am-6:00pm, Steinway Piano Gallery
Sunday, Dec. 2, 12:30pm-3:00pm, CSM, for 1st time festival beginner class


Sunday, Dec. 2, 9:30am-12:30pm, CSM


Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:00am-7:00pm Steinway Piano Gallery


Saturday, Dec. 1, 3:00pm-5:00pm Location: TBA


Sunday, Dec. 2, 3:00pm-5:00pm, CSM


Sunday, Dec. 2, 6:00pm-8:30pm, CSM