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The latest Quinte Rotary Music Festival Documents are available for download:

Need an Accompanist for 2020 Festival? Click Here to view the list of available accompanists.


Feb. 3, 2020 Update:

Due to the teachers' revolving strike action and disruption in the Ontario Education system, registration for 2020 QRMF classes has been extended until February 28, 2020. Please register now!

Jan. 23, 2020 Updates:

"Musical Gifts" Concert - Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m., at Bridge Street Church, 60 Bridge St. East, Belleville
This is a combined effort between the Quinte Rotary Music Festival and Bridge Street United Church Musical Arts to raise funds (for the ongoing concert series at BSUC, and for prizes for the participants in the QRMF).

 Local teachers , Elizabeth McDonald, and Robert Martin, will be singing, and local students, Jeanette Huang (violin) , the Albert College Saxophone quartet, Centennial Secondary School Choir, Command Performance choir from the County, Murray Baer (organist) and Bridge Street Handbell choir will be performing as well.

Dr. John Burge is the special guest. He is from Queen's University and is our piano adjudicator this year. He will be playing some of his piano compositions.

The admission for this concert is a free will offering, and we hope  you will come and bring several of your friends for some of the best musical offerings that can be found in the Quinte area.

Jan. 13, 2019: Some changes to the classes have been made, the latest version of the 2020 Quinte Rotary Music Festival Syllabus is now available for download!

Celebrating 52 Years of Excellence
Welcome to the 52nd annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival, being held April 20 - 24, 2020. We are very much looking forward to your participation and the continued success of this long-standing event.

A partnership between the Rotary Clubs of Belleville, Trenton and Quinte Sunrise makes it possible for this festival to move forward each year. We are proud of this opportunity to create a platform to showcase the musical talents of the youth in our community.

The passion, dedication and commitment of the participants are clearly evident in the excellence of their performance. It is most encouraging to see the active participation each year of the students and their families. It is a testimony to the importance of music in the lives of our young people. It is their interest and involvement that makes for the continued success of this festival.

We have developed this website to allow participants to register and pay online. A “Hall of Fame” page will highlight the accomplishments or our young people and will be accessible worldwide for the benefit of the family outside the community.

Participants and music teachers are requested to note the changes in the rules and the deadline date of February 1st for registration this year. We also request that you keep open the dates for the Silver Trophy Competitions (Friday, April 24) and the Concert of Stars (Wednesday, May 6), as you may be invited to perform in these.

We also wish to invite you to attend a special “Musical Gifts” concert at Bridge Street United Church on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., a fund raiser for the awards for QRMF and Bridge Street Church’s Musical Arts program. Participants will be local music teachers, past prize winners from the QRMF, local choral groups and BSUC musicians, and special guest, Dr. John Burge, our piano adjudicator for 2020. A free will offering is the price of admission to what promises to be a delightful afternoon of music.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s festival.

John Chisholm, Chair
Quinte Rotary Music Festival 2020