Welcome to the Athabasca and District Music Festival Website

Athabasca and District Festival

The purpose of the Athabasca and District Music festival is to promote and encourage musical participation by young people in order that excellence would be pursued and achieved. Participants perform either as individuals or groups in a variety of mediums, including speech, vocal solos and musical theatre, instrument and chorus. Participants enter classes arranged by medium and age over seven to ten days, culminating with a final concert held in the Nancy Appleby Theatre. The best students in each medium are recommended to attend the annual Provincial Festival sponsored by The Alberta Music Festival Association. Here you will find information about the festival including

Festival Dates: March 16 to 20, 2020

Entry closing date: January 31, 2020

Concert: March 20, 2020


The Athabasca and District Music Festival was organized in April, 1973 and has been held annually since 1974 by the Athabasca and District Music Festival Association. The first executive consisted of Rev. B.A. (Bruce) Rathbone as president, Doreen Leicht, Win Armstrong and Betty Weber.

Local Addendum

The updated Athabasca and District Music Festival Local Addendum is available now.

Download the Addendum here

Provincial Syllabus

  • the Provicial Syllabus is maintained by the Alberta Music Festival Association (AMFA). The link below will take you directly to their site and a page containing all the sections of the syllabus.
  • Provincial Syllabus