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Welcome to the 2021 Barrie Music Festival. To provide a safe environment for our entrants we are hosting a Virtual Music Festival for 2021. 

The information below relates to the Solarislive site: 

In order to register, entrants will need to create a Solarislive account and a YouTube account. On the Solarislive site under the ‘Event Information’ menu, I have added a link to a “How to Register” video tutorial. Please take some time to view this helpful video. Note: Firefox is the recommended browser.

In the ‘Event Information’ menu, I have also included a link to “Frequently Asked Questions.” I invite you to read through these FAQ’s, and/or the an ‘Account Help’ link, prior to registering or if you have issues.

Note: In the case of a discrepancy between the “Complete Syllabus” and the Solarislive online “Syllabus”, the Solarislive Syllabus shall prevail.

You are not required to submit musical scores of your pieces for the 2021 Barrie Virtual Music Festival unless you are performing an original composition.

Entrants will use YouTube to record their performances. Entrants will need to have their YouTube link when registering. I have placed a “Creating a Quality Video Recording  and Video Submission  Requirements document under the “Event Information” tab. Please take some time to read through this helpful document, before you record your performance.

Video File Format: When uploading a video to YouTube, you must save your video file using the following format:

FirstName_LastName_ClassCode_RepertoireTitle_Composer_AccuratePerformancetime_BMF2021 (Barb_Streisand_12MTCONTUP_MyFavouriteThings_RodgersHammerstein_3:00_BMF2021)

Results will be uploaded into your personal Solarislive account. Please save your Login information, especially your password.

Teachers will be able to sign up for a Teacher’s Account. This is optional, but it does allow the teacher to view students’ status on-line. In the ‘Event Information’ menu, I have added a link to a “Creating a Teacher’s Account.” This YouTube video tutorial will take you step-by-step through how to create a teacher’s account within the SolarisLive site. (The beginning of this video is an overview- if you want to go directly to the “how to” steps navigate to 1:10 minute)

Entry and Video Submission Deadlines. Yes, performance video links are required at the time of registration.

Registration Opens – February 26, 2021

Registration Closes – March 17, 2021

** Make sure to sign up for a Master Class with our talented adjudicators ** 

Musical Theatre and Pop Vocal – Marion Abbott (1st photo)

Intermediate / Senior Piano – Maggie Morrison (2nd photo)

Strings, Guitar and Ukulele – Corey Gemmell (3rd photo)

Voice and Speech Arts and Drama – Irene Ilic ( 4th photo)

Composition, Brass, Recorder, Percussion and Woodwinds – Dylan Rook Maddix (5th photo)

Beginner – Junior Piano – Amber Morphy (6th photo)

Please check back regularly as we will continue to update this information area.  



The Barrie Music Festival is working hard to make 2021 a fabulous, virtual event. 

We are ALWAYS looking for support. We have lots of areas that would benefit from a variety of different skills. Any amount of time you can give – large or small, we have a job for you. If you would like to be part of helping the festival, please contact the Festival Director, Janice at:



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