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WE DID IT!!!!!!
- Posted 2022-06-21 09:56:12

WE DID IT!!!!!!

Our 2022 Festival was a success!

Just before we break for the summer, let’s take a look back…

Last September, the Board made the decision to go ahead with a limited Festival in 2022. Not knowing what was ahead of us regarding Covid and the restrictions that would be in place by the spring, we collectively crossed our fingers and began to prepare. We chose solo classes only in Piano (including Composition, Piano Solo with Accompaniment & Improvisation), Vocal, Individual Verse Speaking & Solo Instrumental in order to provide a safe environment for all.

We received just under 50 entries in Piano and Solo Instrumental and so it was agreed to proceed with a 2-day event that would provide a safe, pleasant experience for everyone involved.

Before the pandemic hit and we planned to have a Festival in 2020, we hired Guy Few, who we knew well as he had been our adjudicator twice before, to adjudicate the piano portion of that Festival. As we all know, that Festival was cancelled. Fortunately for us, he agreed to return to Port Colborne to adjudicate all of the classes this year. He was excellent with the participants, taking time to work with each individual and helped make our Festival a success.

Our Festival Showcase was a wonderful evening of gold medal performances, topped off with the presentation of the Awards & Scholarships.

And, just like that…with the exception of our Annual Meeting, the Festival year has come to an end and we can all take a collective sigh of relief and look to the future with the hope that a full Festival in 2023 is possible. There will be a few committee meetings over the summer to prepare the Syllabus which will be on the website in the fall.  But, for now, it’s time to take a summer break.

See you in the fall!!!

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