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Festival Focus

September 2019
Welcome to Festival Focus, the official newsletter of the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association. This format is intended to draw you to our website with details of each article. We hope that you enjoy reading our newsletter.

SMFA Fall Conference & AGM, Regina, October 25 & 26, 2019

Registration Form
Registrations will be accepted online until October 15 at midnight. Visit our home page at for the conference schedule and hotel information. CONTACT THE TRAVELODGE DIRECTLY TO RESERVE GUEST ROOMS
(Group Reservation SASK MUSIC FESTIVAL). A block of rooms is on hold until September 27. Due to the NHL Classic Game in Regina on October 26, we recommend booking your rooms early!


Team Saskatchewan - Success at Nationals!

SMFA is proud to congratulate Emma Johnson, soprano, winner of the Grand Award at the 2019 National Music Festival in Saskatoon. Emma earned the NRS Foundation – Victoria Foundation $5,000 grand prize, along with performance opportunities with the Prince George and Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestras.

Emma Johnson accepts her award from His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan while Joy McFarlane-Burton, Past President of FCMF looks on.
Photo credit: Stephen Nicholson

Back, left to right: Olivia Guselle (mezzo-soprano); Jerry Hu (piano – 2nd place); Declan Hewitt (musical theatre-3rd place);
Front, left to right: Carson Froehlich (guitar – 3rd place); Annika Tupper (musical theatre); Emma Johnson (soprano – 1st place & Grand Award winner); Abby Fuller (trumpet – 2nd place in brass); Jonathan Craig Penner (cello).
Campbell Chamber Choir, Regina (Russ & Deidre Baird, conductors) also competed in the Paul J. Bourret Choral Competition, judged by recording.
Photo credit: Stephen Nicholson

Driving to the beat! Winner of the 2019 Nissan Versa Note

Maureen Hudec of North Battleford is the lucky winner! Executive Director Carol Donhauser handed over the keys to the 2019 Nissan Versa Note, following the draw and announcement at the National Music Festival Grand Awards. Thank you to Oakwood Nissan (Saskatoon) and to all the individuals and district festivals for supporting this fundraiser!

SMFA Fundraising

Please consider a donation in support of SMFA programs.
Donation Form

SMFA gratefully acknowledges the following, for generously supporting our 110th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign:
Lynn Cavanagh
Kerry DuWors
Fireside Singers (Marilyn Whitehead), Saskatoon
Kathleen Keple
Joy McFarlane-Burton
John Nelson
Lore Ruschiensky
Robin Rutherford
Rose E. Schmalz
Darrell and Kelly Stein
Marshall Whelan
Battlefords Kiwanis Music Festival
Dr. Garry Gable
Kathleen Gable

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2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events

SMFA Annual Fall Conference & AGM (Regina) - October 25 & 26, 2019
Adjudicator Training - January, date TBD
Wallis Opera Competition - February 22 & 23, 2020 (University of Regina)
District Festivals - February to May, 2020
Provincial Finals Competition (Saskatoon) - June 4 to 7, 2020

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