It all started when...

Susan Shantora, private voice teacher, choral conductor and school music teacher decided Yellowknife needed a Music Festival and so, in 2007, through Susan and the support of the membership of Classics on Stage Yellowknife, the Festival came into being.  In 2016, the Music Teachers Association-NWT, after co-producing the Festival with C.O.S.Y. for a couple of years, took over responsibility.  As a member of the Alberta Music Festival Association it offers classes that lead to performance opportunities at the Alberta Provincial Music Festival.  In 2017, one Yellowknife student placed first in her piano class and a Yellowknife adult community choir placed second!
Many thanks go to our sponsors: NWT Department of Education and Culture, Capital Suites and private donors for their continued support of our Festival.


over 600 students in the City of Yellowknife participate each year and the entire event is run by volunteers.
The 2019 Yellowknife Music Festival needs more of them! 
Important Dates to note are:
January 2nd: Registration opens
March 8 - 10: Choral/Vocal Classes
April 11 - 15: Piano Classes
April 25 - 26: Band/Instrumental Classes
May 14: Showcase Concert at NACC  

There are many volunteer opportunities leading up to and during the festival.  Please contact Kerry Wheler, President, for a list of opportunities.

For more on the YKMF, and to find out how you can support it with your donations, please go to https://ykmusicfestival.com9