The Festival is looking for folks who would be willing to be GREETERS at our venues.
could you send an email if you are available to kiwanismusic@trytel.net

2024 Program is now on line.

Final concert will be held April 1st, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army
219 Simcoe Street . No tickets required. – Donations accepted at the door.

2024 Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival Syllabus
March 25 to April 3rd, 2024

The Music Festival is happy to have the Peterborough Foundation as a donor to the Noftall Memorial Award.

2023 OMFA Provincial Finalists list

The Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival wish to acknowledge the participants, parents, teachers, coaches and accompanists who have assisted our area musicians to take part in the festival, and then to further their musical education by preparing and competing at the provincial level. Bravo to you all!

2024  Festival dates March 25th to  April 3rd  (tentative) 

 We are commencing a partnership with Delta Bingo as of July 1st, 2022

Provincial results for 2022 virtual OMFA competition have been posted 

WE are so very proud of all our competitors who prepared for this virtual competition and are pleased that we came away with 2 first placements, 1 2nd placement and 4 third placements.  All Provincial Finalists were winners in our local festival.


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


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

75th Annual Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival will be Virtual