Music Festival

Festival Chairs: Nanette Seaman, Emily Morrison, Suu Taylor.

 Instrument  Adjudicator Schedule   Location
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Band Dr. Errol Gay April 30  Banting MHS, Alliston
Piano Sandra Mogensen April 30 - May 2  Knox Presbyterian, Alliston
Strings Roufat Amiraliev May 5th  Knox Presbyterian, Alliston
Vocal & Choral Kimberly Briggs May 5th-6th  St. John's Presbyterian, Bradford
Drama Gabrielle Kemeny May 7th  St. John's Presbyterian, Bradford

The SSAC Music Festival Philosophy
The South Simcoe Arts Council’s Music Festival is above all, a learning experience for all participants – students, teachers, adjudicators and audience.  It provides for the development of talents, the promotion of creativity and the recognition of excellence.

Join us as we celebrate our coming 11th Year of Music Performances and Adjudications!

Tabitha getting ready to hit the road...big time!

Tabitha Johnson has won several scholarships from the SSAC Music Festival. She has been in the SSAC Music festival since she was a young girl and has represented the SSAC at the provincial level since 2010.

2013 ORMTA Young Artist Tour features 9 concerts

Fresh off her victory at the 2013 ORMTA Young Artist Competition this past July in Mississauga, Tabitha Johnson now prepares for a busy fall season including 9 concerts hosted by local branches all across the province. Don't miss an opportunity to see this 16-year old phenom live!

Upcoming concerts:

  • Waterloo - Sunday, September 15, 4PM, The Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, 57 Young St. West.
  • Timmins - Saturday, September 21, 7PM, O'Gorman High School Theatre, 150 George St.
  • Mississauga - Sunday, September 29, 2PM, Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cres.
  • Sarnia - Friday, October 4, 2PM, Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave.
  • Ottawa - Saturday, October 5, 7:30PM, Freiman Hall, University of Ottawa, 610 Cumberland St.

CLICK HERE for complete tour details, including video from Tabitha's competition-winning performance.


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~PLATO


A message from New Tecumseth Mayor Mike MacEachern and Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Doug White.

SSAC Music Festival is a member of OMFA
Ontario Music Festival Association

"Local community festivals are the foundation of Canada's music festival movement. They are alive and well throughout Canada, and Ontario, in both small towns and urban centres. Every festival is run mostly by volunteers, who ask only that young classical musicians get the opportunity to grow musically."

OMFA is the umbrella body for all such festivals in Ontario. Member festivals share the mutual objective of providing performing and competition opportunities for young  artists, with professional adjudicators offering assesment, helpful critiques. Winners of member local festivals from Conservatory Grade 7 and up are eligible to proceed to comparable competitions at the annual Provincial Music Festival, organized by OMFA."

(info taken from the OMFA website...


Thank you to Our Music Festival Sponsors

Thank you to Our Music Festival Volunteers

We welcome and thank our many volunteers who make the SSAC Music Festival a success. The Music Festival alone would not happen if it weren't for the many hours spent by volunteers - proofing the application forms, scheduling the performances, proofing some more, (and then again!),writing out certificates, assisting the adjudicators, designing the program and posters and a hundred and one other duties. Thank You for your part in encouraging "Arts for All" in South Simcoe!

"Those that can, do; those who can do more, Volunteer."

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