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

  • 2019 Festival Program
  • Local Addendum to the Syllabus
  • Provincial Syllabus
  • Registration information - including a link to our online registration system
  • Contact information

Festival Dates: March 18 to 22, 2019

Entry closing date: January 25, 2019

Concert: March 22, 2019


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.


The Athabasca and District Music festival offers a convenient online registration and payment process. You can access the online registration system at the following link:

Or you may download the paper registration form here.

Download the Scholarship Application

Local Addendum

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

Download the Addendum Download Form

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