St. Albert Rotary Music Festival
Rotary International

St. Albert Rotary Music Festival 2018 Overview

The purpose of the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival is to promote the appreciation of, and participation in, the performing arts in the community of St. Albert, as well as the surrounding municipal districts.

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 2017 the Festival processed close to 700 class entries. The number of participants (including Bands, Choirs, etc.) exceeds 2,000 yearly. Over 150 volunteers assisted in the 2017 Festival, contributing more than 1,500 volunteer hours.

In 2017 the Festival celebrated 40 years in St. Albert. The Kiwanis Club organized the first Festival and continued the endeavor for l7 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 25, 2018.

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

  1. Provincial Festival Recommendations
    Recommendations are awarded to attend the Provincial Festival and cover entry fees (half) and are open to any participant, except Band and Dance entrants.
  2. Rotary Scholarships
    Awards are given at the Junior ($100), Intermediate ($150), and Senior ($200) levels 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: dance, choir, band, piano, musical theatre, vocal, strings, classical guitar & composition. (Residency restrictions apply.)
    More information on Community Scholarships »

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