We’re pleased to announce the 2019 Chinook Celebration of Music Festival!
Taking place November 29-December 1, 2019
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 starting at age 5. Students are scheduled into classes based on age and skill level. Classes are also available for adult and beginner students. All genres of music are welcome.
Registration for the 2019 Chinook Celebration of Music Festival opens October 1, 2019.
The following information is required at the time of festival registration:
Title and composer’s name of musical selection.
The name/level of the music book containing the selection. Example. RCM Grade 2 or Piano Adventures 2A.
The length of the musical selection.
Your teacher’s name.
The registration fee is $25 per student, per instrument.
Students may enter one selection for performance and adjudication per instrument.
Exception: Vocal students ages 9+ may register for the Pop/Indie Vocal class as well as the general vocal class (classical, musical theatre, folksong).
Students in String Collective and Guitar Collective will be performing as an ensemble, free of charge.
Refunds are subject to a $10 administration fee and are not available after November 12.
Accompanists for string, flute & vocal students
If you are a vocal, flute 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 paid at the time of accompanist reservation.
Please hand in a copy of your accompanist music at the time of registration. Sheet music for vocalists and string players is due by November 1.
Strings, Flute, Voice students: Ian Robertson
Friday, Nov 22 5:30-7:30pm
Sunday, Nov 24 10:00am-5:00pm
Pop Singers & Indie Performance Students: Julian Iafelice
Rehearsal Dates: Saturday, Nov 23 12:00-3:00pm
Please note your festival class location will be confirmed along with the schedule on November 11.
Chinook School of Music
Lower level: 3522 19 ST SW, Calgary
Steinway Piano Gallery
76 Heritage Gate SE
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180 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.
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Festival Schedule at a Glance:
Piano: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Indie/Pop Vocals: Friday 5-9pm
Schedule will be available after November 11.
Scheduling requests will be considered but are not guaranteed. No changes to the schedule will be accommodated after November 11.
All classes will be 1-1.5 hours long. Please plan to stay for the entire class duration.
Students will be grouped in classes according to age and grade level of music. Siblings will not necessarily be scheduled in the same class unless they are a similar age and skill level.
Adult classes available and will be adjudicated by each specific instrument adjudicator.
All classes are non-competitive.