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Quinte Rotary - Celebrating 46 Years


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Apr 9, 2024 Update

Please check your name, class number and scheduled times. Let us know if there are any problems.

Download the 2024 Participants List


Nov 2, 2023 Update

The 2024 syllabus is now available!

Download the 2024 Syllabus



February 28, 2024

*A new award has just been donated for this year's festival.

THE ANNE THORNE JAZZ PIANO AWARD- this award is presented by the family of Anne Thorne, to a student who performs a jazz piano piece well, at any level of study. The participant, chosen by the adjudicator, will receive a cash award of $100.

Feb 12, 2024

Participants hoping to be recommended for Provincial competitions should be aware that the 2022 versions of the RCM and Canada Conservatory syllabi will be used for provincial competitions.

Dec 24, 2023

The Concert of Stars will be held on May 1st, 2024.

Oct 10, 2023

Registration for the 2024 Music Festival will open on November 30th, and the syllabus is now available.

The Music Festival will run from April 8 until April 12, 2024.

April 12 - Trophy competitions

May 1 for Concert of Stars


Quinte Rotary Music Festival

Celebrating 54 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 8-12, April 12 - Trophy competitions, May 1st for Concert of Stars.

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


Elizabeth Grew was a member of the Rotary Club of Belleville for several years, until her death in December of 2023. She served many years on the Festival committee, and the Literacy committee, and assisted in many other Rotary events. The award is presented to a Voice participant,  14 to 19 years of age (male or female) who has entered a  minimum of 2 vocal classes during the week of  the Festival, and performs well, in the adjudicator’s estimation. The Quinte Rotary Music Festival has set up this award in her memory. The winner will be given a cash award of $100.


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.