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Saturday April 27th, 2024

Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music Sackville, New Brunswick


The Atlantic Young Artist Competition and Tour are projects of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations and its provincial counterparts in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.



1. Open to pianists, singers, and instrumentalists.
2. The minimum age will be 16 years; the maximum age for instrumentalists is 25 years and for vocalists, 27 years.
3. Competitors must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are permanent residents of, or studying in, one of the Atlantic Provinces.
4. Competitors must currently be studying with a Registered Music Teacher as of January 1, 2024. A Registered Music Teacher is defined as a music educator who is a member in good standing of a provincial Registered Music Teachers’ Association in affiliation with the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations.



1. The program must be a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of 45 minutes in length.
2. The entire program must be at the Senior Concert level (that is, Associate/Diploma level) or higher.
3. The program must consist of two major solo works (no concertos), complete, or in part, and a variety of shorter solo works to form a well-balanced program.
4. Inclusion of Canadian works is strongly encouraged.
5. Memorization is strongly advised.
6. Original copies of the music with measure numbers must be provided for the adjudicators. Accompanists must have an original score on the piano.



1. A $100 entry fee is to accompany the application form. Application forms may be submitted online at or emailed to
2. Entry fees can be paid by e-transfer to, or by PayPal when you complete the

online entry form at:
3. The application form and fee must be received on or before March 18, 2024.
4. A resume in a digital Word file of approximately 100-150 words and a high-resolution digital headshot must be submitted with the application form. Late entries will not be accepted.
4. Entrants are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, and collaborative artist expenses, if applicable. Individual branches are encouraged to financially support students from their area.



1. Candidates are expected to be suitably attired (not necessarily in formal wear) for the competition.


1. Only one Atlantic Young Artist winner will be chosen. If deemed appropriate by the adjudicator(s), a runner-up will
be selected.
2. The Atlantic Young Artist winner must be available for a short concert tour in September or October of 2024, and fulfill all requirements of the Terms and Conditions set down by CFMTA and the Atlantic Young Artist Series.
3. The winner must comply with any deadlines set out by the tour coordinator. Failure to do so may result in the tour being offered to the runner-up.

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