Forms, Fees & Resources

Entry Forms & Fees

The deadline to enter the 2023 Festival is Monday February 27.  Payment for your entry must accompany your form. There are now TWO ways to let us know you will be entering this year’s “Festival”. 

  1.  You can complete the traditional form by downloading it, filling it out by hand and mailing or emailing it to us.
     2023 Entry Form for Soloists, Duets and Small Groups
     2023 Entry Form for Large Groups and School Classes
  2.  You can complete the NEW, quick on-line form – COMING SOON!

Our entry fees have not increased since 2016 🙂 

Solo – $10.00
Duo – $15.00
Group (3 or more) – $20.00
Vocal Quick Study- $20.00
Instrumental or Piano Quick Study – $10.00

Scholarships & Bursaries

We welcome all participants of the Festival that are 12 years of age or older (as of January 1 of the Festival year) to apply for a “Muriel and Gordon Ross Memorial Scholarship” and/or a “Festival Arts Bursary”.  Please complete this form 2023 Application for Festival Scholarships and Bursaries and prepare a short essay (see below).  Send your form and your essay to the Festival Committee at P.O. Box 806, Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3N1 or by emailing us at

Each Scholarship/Bursary applicant must describe in 500 to 1000 words why they enjoy music or drama.  How has music/drama affected your life so far?  How do you see yourself using your musical/dramatic talent in the future?  We encourage you to express your love of music or drama in your application.  Don’t forget to attach this Application Form to your essay.

If you are applying for multiple bursaries (under different divisions), only one essay is necessary.  Please indicate the Divisions for which you would like to be considered on your application form.  Previous scholarship / bursary winners are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to those who have not yet received one of these awards.  All Festival Rules apply to these awards (please refer to the Syllabus) and you must have entered a minimum of two classes in each of the divisions for which you are applying.

Syllabus & Resource Manual

2023 Syllabus

2023 Resource Manual

When considering entering the 2023 Festival, you may use the Syllabus and Resource Manual as a guide in choosing a performance piece or selection.

The Syllabus is a list of all of the classes that a participant may enter.  It is divided into sections by division – Piano, Vocal, Instrumental and Drama. Each class has a unique identifying number.  Classes are specific to an age group, a study or grade level and/or to a genre.  The Vocal, Piano and Instrumental Syllabi have been significantly revised, as of January 21, 2016. Most of the changes are to align ourselves with the Manitoba Music Festival Association, to which we now belong. The Drama Syllabus has been updated as of January 2018 as well to accommodate the addition of some Manitoba Provincial classes. The Vocal Syllabus was changed in February 2018 to remove the requirement for a Quick Study as a qualification for the Vocal Rose Bowl.  In 2019 we added Anishinaabemowin Language Division to the Drama Syllabus.

The Resource Manual, which contains the full text of suggested drama selections, remains relatively unchanged from previous years.  It is 334 pages, so we don’t recommend that you try to print the entire thing!  A copy will be made available for reference at the Fort Frances Public Library.  Once you open the pdf file, use the search option to find your grade level (for example, “Grade 6”), genre (for example, “Choral Speaking”) or style (for example, “Humorous Poetry”).  Also keep in mind that for almost every drama class you can choose something totally unique by using “Own Choice”.  The drama selections in our Resource Manual are some of our favourites, but they are suggestions only.

If you have any questions regarding the Resource Manual or the revised Syllabus or notice typographical errors, please do not hesitate to Contact us at