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Quinte Rotary - Celebrating 46 Years


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March 20, 2023 Update

The Quinte rotary Music Festival program is now available!

Nov 1, 2022 Update

The Quinte rotary Music Festival will be live, in person next April 17 - 21, 2023.

We welcome all returning music students, as well as new ones!

The syllabus is now available, on this web site

Registration (on line only) will open Nov. 31.

2023 Syllabus Now Available


Mar 6, 2023

Registration for the Music Festival has closed for the year. We would like to thank all participants, and we wish them good luck!


Nov 23, 2022

The Music Festival committee has decided not to be part of the Provincial competitions this year. We have fewer members in our organizing committee, and we have no one to look after the details of the Provincials. Therefore, we will not be asking our adjudicators to make recommendations for the provincial competitions this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes to our participants.

We want to remind all participants of the prizes that are offered in our Festival:

Piano Awards:
Vera Anderson Scholarship
Jimmy Corradi Memorial award
Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (Belleville) Award
Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (Kingston) Award
The Charles Omar Chisholm Memorial award
The Dave and Leone Stewart Award
Age Achievement Awards

Voice Awards:
Robert Reid Scholarship Award
Dr. Jim and Helen Loynes Memorial Award
Robert J. McKnight Memorial Award
Dr. Richard Tie Memorial Award
The Smith Award
The Shelby Seu Award
The Brooker Award
The Vaughan Family award
The William Kelly Memorial Award

Choir Awards:
Ali Koudsi Award
Alpha delta Kappa Lambda Chapter Award
Belleville Choral Society Awards
A Capella Quinte Award

Strings Awards:
Quinte Symphony award
The Wheeler Award

Jazz Awards:
The Stan Wiggins Award
The Jazz Note Award

Concert Band Awards:
The Ken Wormald Memorial Award
The Belleville Concert Band Award

Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion Awards:
The Ord Award
The McCoy Award

Joe Demeza Prize

Silver Trophy Competition: 
Rose Bowl (Voice)
Silver Tray (Piano)
Silver Pitcher (Instrumental)
Silver Strings

And, a NEW award this year - The Dan Awards from Queen's University - 2 participants from each discipline (high school level) will be chosen by the adjudicators to receive a one time consultation with a Queen's University Faculty member, to enhance performance abilities.

(Dan Tremblay, Conductor of the Quinte Symphony, and faculty member, Queen's University)

Details about all of the wards can be found in the syllabus, now on line.

We are looking forward to your participation in our festival this coming spring!


Celebrating 53 Years of Excellence

We are so Blessed with the talent we have in our community. The purpose of the Music Festival is to help young people develop their musical talent. A special thank you to the parents, teachers, family and friends who have continued to encourage and support them in their study of music during Covid-19.

In addition to providing each participant with individual feedback on their performance, the adjudicators provide "workshop" with many of the participants throughout the different categories.

We hope you all return! It's a pleasure to see many of the same students competing year after year and to watch their progress as they become more confident and take on more complex pieces.

The dates for our 53rd Music Festival have been set as:
April 17 - 21, 2023.

The students, music teachers, parents and volunteers are an integral part of a successful Festival. We invite your feedback on any area of the Festival that you think could be improved. Contact Us here anytime.

Thank you again for being a part of this wonderful experience.

John Chisholm, Chair
Quinte Rotary Music Festival 2023



The Committee has decided to limit the geographical boundaries for our Festival, to the areas between Hwy #  45 on the west, #41 on the east, and #7 on the north. All of Prince Edward County is included in our catchments area as well. Anyone may participate in our festival, and all will receive an adjudication and a mark, and a certificate, but prizes and trophies will be awarded to those participants residing within these boundaries, which are the areas served by the sponsoring clubs.


COVID Protocols:

COVID protocols will be in place, as advised by the local health authorities, and required by each venue. Masking may be suggested, and physical distancing may also be needed at the time.