Dates and Fees


The deadline for Festival entries is December 9, 2022. A late entry fee will apply up to the final deadline of December 16, 2022. No entries will be accepted after this date.


Solos - $20.00

Composition Classes - $20.00

Recital Classes - $25.00

Quick Study and Sight Reading Classes - $20.00

Duets - $20.00

Trios - $24.00

Quartets - $28.00

2 Pianos, 2 Participants - $20.00

2 Pianos, 4 Participants - $28.00

Ensembles - $34.00

Choirs - $42.00

Bands - $42.00

Family Class – As per duets, trios, quartets and ensembles listed above. 


To avoid the disappointment of not being able to perform in Festival classes due to incorrectly chosen classes and/or repertoire, the Porcupine Music Festival de Musique requires students and their teachers to observe the following guidelines when selecting classes and repertoire to be performed in the Festival, and when completing entry forms.  Do not hesitate to consult the Festival Executive or members of the Music Selection Committee for advice.

1. Entry Form – Class Title

Please consult the current Festival Syllabus for the complete name of the class being entered.  For example, the title of Class P-56 is “Classical Sonatina Piano Solo – Level 4” not “Sonatina Gr. 4.”

2. Selection of Repertoire – Conservatory Syllabi

While the Porcupine Music Festival de Musique is not a conservatory examination setting, the Festival requires that students choose repertoire from either the Royal Conservatory of Music or Conservatory Canada syllabi for classes requiring a particular conservatory grade level, thus ensuring all students are on an even level for their respective grade.  The current conservatory syllabi are to be used for repertoire selection.

This also means that graded repertoire is to be performed in the Festival exactly as listed in the conservatory syllabus.  For example, Max Bruch’s Concerto in G Minor, Opus 26 appears on List A, Grade 10 of the Royal Conservatory of Music Violin Syllabus.  The RCM Syllabus specifies that the first and second movements are to be performed.  A student choosing to perform this piece in the Festival must perform only the first and second movements as specified – no other movement will be allowed, nor may only one movement be performed if two are specified.  The student or teacher should list the specific movements on the entry form when performing only certain movements of a multi-movement work.

Likewise, when no specific movements of a multi-movement piece are indicated in the conservatory syllabus, all movements must be performed in the Festival.

3. Selection of Repertoire and Substitution Approvals from a Conservatory

As stated above, the Porcupine Music Festival de Musique is not a conservatory examination setting and therefore, conservatory substitution approval for Festival performance repertoire chosen from sources other than conservatory syllabi will not be permitted.  The conservatory syllabi contain a wide variety of repertoire for students and their teachers to choose from.  The Festival’s Music Selection Committee may be consulted for additional advice.

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