Fee StructureConcert and Jazz Ensembles:$225 - includes 3 adjudicators and a 1-hour clinic for the first 3 ensembles registered per school. The fee for your school’s fourth ensemble and beyond will be $175.
Chamber Ensembles / Jazz Combos and World Music Ensembles:$175 - includes 2 adjudicators and a 1-hour clinic
Clinic Only$100
Payment Procedure:All registrations must be made through the www.crmf.ca website. Entries will be processed only uponarrival of a cheque for full payment. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Once registration has been confirmed, no refunds will be issued.
Cheques made payable to“Capital Region Music Festival” and sent to:
Kim Vrieling 1-391 Tillbury Avenue,Ottawa. K2A 0Y3
The fee structure listed above is an Early Bird rate. Any applications received after the deadline (April 8 2022) will be charged at the Early Bird rate plus $50 per ensemble.
Further Questions?
Regional CoordinatorStephen.Szabo@ocdsb.ca
Ensemble Categoryand Class Guide(All age designations are as of Jan. 1, 2022.)
Concert Bands Classes:
Concert Bands must perform one selection from the 2020 MusicFest Canada Concert Band Syllabus (www.musicfest.ca). Although it is not a CRMF requirement, all Concert Bands are strongly recommended to perform a Canadian composition and a lyric piece at CRMF; NOTE: At MusicFest Nationals, these are mandatory requirements
B100 B200 B300 B400 B500 B600
N.B. Class numbers reflect the grade level of the test piece being performed (see the MusicFest Canada Syllabus for test pieces*). * available at St. John's Music Ltd., 1541 Merivale Rd., Ottawa K2G 5W1

Orchestras/String OrchestrasCategories:Orchestra: 25 or more performers in which string instruments are complimented by brass, woodwind and percussion instrumentsString Orchestra: 12 or more performers on string instrumentsClasses:O101: No age restrictionsO201: 21 years of age and underO301: 17 years of age and under or registered in Grade 12O401: 14 years of age and under
Chamber EnsemblesCategory:
Chamber Ensemble: 3 to 9 performers of brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments; Chamber Ensembles must perform two selections of contrasting style.
Classes:B101: no age restrictionB201: 20 yrs. of age & underB301: 17 yrs. of age & underB401: 15 yrs. of age & under
Jazz EnsemblesCategories:
Jazz Ensemble: 9 to 24 performers with 'standard instrumentation' is recommended (up to 12 brass, 6 saxophones and 6 rhythm). Any deviation from the standard will be judged on its musical merit. Performance of a Canadian work is recommended; see musicfest.ca for the Instrumental Jazz Syllabus of published Canadian jazz repertoire.
Jazz Combo: 2 to 8 performers, including vocalists. Improvisation is highly recommended.
Trad. Jazz Combo: Repertoire performed in the style of the early 1900's. Suggested (Dixieland) instrumentation: tuba/string bass, cornet/trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, rhythm.Classes:A101: University or College Ensemble, no age restriction
A102: Community Ensemble, no age restriction
A201: Single High School Ensemble, 20 yrs. of age & under
A202: Community Ensemble, 20 yrs. of age & under
A301: Single High School Ensemble, 17 yrs. of age & under or Grade 12
A302: Community Ensemble, 17 yrs. of age & under
A401: Single High School Ensemble, 16 yrs. of age & under or Grade 11
A402: Community Ensemble, 16 yrs. of age & under
A501: Single High School Ensemble, 15 yrs. of age & under or Grade 10
A502: Community Ensemble, 15 yrs. of age & under
A601: School or Community Ensemble, 14 yrs. of age & under or Grade 9
A701: School or Community Ensemble, 13 yrs. of age & under or Grade 8
World Music category (new)
W101: No age restrictions W201: Ensemble members are a maximum age of 20 years
W301: Ensemble members are a maximum age of 17 years, or are registered in Grade 12 W401: Ensemble members are a maximum age of 15 years