Welcome to the Barrie Music Festival Association
The Barrie Music Festival Association (BMFA) organizes annual events for young people wishing to demonstrate their progress in their respective artistic fields through performance. We are grateful for the financial support of our business and individual patrons and sponsors.
MASSED CHOIR WORKSHOP 2017
In April 2017, the Barrie Music Festival Association held a Choral Workshop with Dr. Gerard Yun on the song “One Voice”. 9 different choirs of all ages and abilities came together and created the soundtrack for this video. We feel that this track and the accompanying photos represent the overall goals of the Barrie Music Festival Association, in bringing music to all people, from students of all abilities, giving them a chance to grow and learn from their musical experiences.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO!
Music in the Mall – January 22-26, 2018
NOW ACCEPTING PERFORMANCE REQUESTS!
Music in the Mall is an evening program, held annually for 1 week at the end of January. This year, Music in the Mall will be held beside the Food Court at RioCan Georgian Mall from Monday, January 22 – Friday, January 26. Any interested amateur student is welcome to perform during this event. Provided equipment includes: digital piano, mic, mic stand and amplification system. If a student requires further equipment, they will need to provide this. We have welcomed solo pianists, singers, string players, school rock bands and school choirs, community bands, ukulele players and guitarists to this week of performances. If you are interested in taking part, there is no cost – simply email Katie@barriemusicfestival.com or call 705-726-1764 to request a performance time. There is a maximum time limit of 30 per student or 60 minutes per studio – this allows us to welcome as many students as possible for this event.
35th Annual Barrie Music Festival
April 3-20, 2018
Early Bird Solo Registration Deadline – Friday, December 8, 2017 (no repertoire required at this point)
Regular Solo Registration Deadline – Friday, January 26, 2018 (all repertoire required at this point)
Ensemble (Choirs & Bands) Registration Deadline – Friday, January 26, 2018 (repertoire due Feb 15)
Festival of High School Musicals & Dramas
Registrations will open October 1, 2017. This Festival is open to all High Schools in Simcoe County. If you are preparing musical or dramatic production and would like feedback for you and your students from a highly qualified, relevant, theatre professional….this Festival is for you! Registration forms and further information can be acquired by contacting Katie Pergau by email at Katie@barriemusicfestival.com.