I competed in multiple competitions for the first time this past year at the Hamilton Music Festival. It was a fantastic first experience, and there was so much talent in all of my categories.

The adjudicators gave great advice and tips for future performances, and it was a wonderful experience to learn from the other students there. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to move on to provincials thanks to this competition, and it has opened my eyes to a new side of the world of music.

I recommend that everyone learning about music participates in festivals such as the Hamilton Music Festival in order to learn from your peers, be exposed to some lovely repertoire, and have the chance to receive constructive criticism from experienced adjudicators.

Sasha Paikin

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate at the Hamilton Music Festival this year. It was the perfect opportunity for me to sing in front of an audience and share my love for singing. The adjudicators’ comments were constructive and extremely helpful. My experience as a whole was enjoyable and I look forward to participating in the event again in the future!

Olivia Gallant

Our daughter Mary-Maria competed in the Hamilton Music Festival in both piano and voice. From the moment we registered to the closing awards night, we had an extremely fun and professional experience.

Diane the coordinator was right there to answer any questions and support you during the Festival. Her organization/people skills are wonderful. The adjudicators were top notch, providing great feedback on each performance.

The venues were easy to find, with parking close by. It's an incredible Festival, we enjoyed every second and look forward to next year.

Jacquelyn and Tony Bourdeau