About the 2025 Festival

The 40th Nova Scotia Provincial Music Festival
Takes Place 


Participants are asked to respectfully consider the issue of cultural appropriation when choosing selections.

“Cultural appropriation applies when cultural borrowings or adaptations
from a minoritized culture reflect, reinforce, or amplify inequalities, stereotypes,
and historically exploitative relationships that have direct negative consequences
on equity-seeking communities.”
Information update | Canada Council for the Arts (follow the second blue link on the website for details)

Chamber Ensemble, Choir, Band, and Orchestra classes
available in the Ensemble Stream [renamed from the Recorded Stream].

These are virtual competitions with adjudication workshops for Chamber Ensembles.

A Conductor Roundtable will be offered for choir, band, and orchestra conductors.
See class descriptions, pages 21-25.

The maximum number of members in a Chamber Ensemble has been
increased to nine [9], with no conductor.

Each member local festival can send a maximum of TWO students per discipline
to the virtual Non-Competitive Education Stream [NCES].

Officers of FMFNS:

Past President
: Kathleen Fuller

: Jessie Parkinson

Provincial Administrator:

Provincial Treasurer
: Leslie Walters

Provincial Registrar
: Ria Kim