The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts is the East Coast Center for Contemporary Showcase Festivals Canada.
The Contemporary Showcase Festival was initiated by the Alliance for Canadian Music Projects and is held every year across our country during Canada Music Week.
It is the only festival of its kind in Canada, devoted entirely to music by Canadian composers. It is non-competitive in that no marks are awarded, no ranking given and the adjudications take place in a master class atmosphere designed to be informative and supportive. Outstanding performers are further encouraged through scholarship recognition. Many scholarship recipients of the past festivals have gone on to make their mark in the music world. Notables include Jean Stillwell, Scott St. John, Measha Brueggergosman, Lara St. John, and Stewart Goodyear.
No other organization continues to promote the performance, composition and study of Canadian Contemporary Music. On recommendation of the adjudicators, the Concert Committee will select from the many participants, a selection of students to perform at the Showcase Concert. Outstanding performances may be nominated for ACNMP’s National Performance Awards.
The Contemporary Showcase Festival Maritimes is held during Canada Music Week in November. Check our calendar for the exact Festival date and the October registration date.