AMFA Info

In 1908, with the help of musicians Vernon Barford and Howard Stutchbury, Edmonton staged the first regional musical festival in North America. One hundred musicians competed in 11 classical categories. 

AMFA Mission Statement:
to promote and develop music and speech arts in Alberta through performance and workshop style adjudication.


T
o accomplish this purpose,
- AMFA plans and presents the annual festival for competition among local festival representatives,
- offers assistance to the local festivals,
- publishes the annual Syllabus. 

The Alberta Music Festival Association (AMFA) is made up of 35 local festivals, many of which are organized chiefly by volunteers. AMFA meetings are held once a year.
A copy of our bylaws (.pdf format) may be downloaded here.  Anyone desiring information about the festival movement should contact AMFA at info@albertamusicfestival.org   AMFA will assist a community in the formation of a new festival.



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