UPDATE:  January 10th 2022

Syllabus has added piano study classes, and String Solo concert Group classes 

We will accept your emailed entry form and e transfers but will not deposit the e-transfer till later end of January as we see what the Peterborough Health Unit advises on holding an in person festival.  The  wish of the board is to be held in person, but if we must transition to video
could you make a note of this on your entry form that you are willing to participate or that you will NOT be wanting to participate in a video format.

E-transfers will not be cashed till end of January, giving us time to see what the situation is over the next few weeks.


The Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival will hold its 75+ event will be March 28th through to April 1st, 2022.

We hope this will be an in person festival but with restrictions etc we may have a hybrid format with some live performances and others by virtual entry.  We will be making more decisions as January approaches. 



Charlotte Collver                                          Level 2 Voice A                    3rd

Rory O’Neill                                                   Level 5 Voice C                    HM

Mya Deschamps                                          Level 8 Voice A                    HM

Rory O’Neill                                                   Primary MT A                        1st        Best of Class

Natasha Mackey                                          Sr. MT B                                HM

Tyler Evans-Knott                                        Diploma Woodwinds            1st

Jalen Yeung                                                  Level 3 Piano B                    1st

We recognize all the performers who were nominated to the OMFA provincial virtual festival for 2021.   The above named young people were Winners in their respective levels from 1700 entries.  Bravo and keep up the great musical work! 

The Music festival was very sad to learn of the death of Sister Mary Zilinski, who taught piano in the Peterborough and surrounding areas for many many years.  We would like to commence a memorial award in her name, and former students or anyone who was touched by this remarkable teacher, are more than welcome to contact the office at 705-748-2045. 

Obituary of Mary Zilinski

The Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Marilyn “Buddy” Hunter this past spring, our thoughts are with the family at this time. Buddy was an amazing musician and supporter of the festival.

Back in February, 2020,  Honorary Life Member Glenys Reid, died in her 97th year.

The Marilyn “Buddy” Hunter Piano Scholarship


2022 Festival dates March 28th to April 1st. 

74th annual festival 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19

75th Annual Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival will be Virtual