What is Contemporary Showcase?

A music festival founded by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects in 1972, to showcase contemporary Canadian repertoire
An annual non-competitive music festival supported by ARMTA Edmonton Branch, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Alberta Music Education Foundation, the City of Edmonton, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and many other generous business and private donors.


The SYLLABUS is available online at www.acnmp.ca (Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects). The syllabus serves as a guide and substitutions are permitted. Music must be by a Canadian composer and is encouraged to be in a contemporary idiom.
Students of any age, level and discipline are welcome. 
Fees vary according to class level. 
Specific class information can be found here.
Clinician remarks will be presented in a positive and encouraging master class format.
Gala Concert: Some students will be selected to perform in the Gala Concert based on the standard of their performance and the mandate of Contemporary Showcase to present a variety of contemporary styles. Recognition awards will also be presented.

The timing for each performance must be included on the entry to ensure appropriate class length.

Memorization: The use of music for performance is optional. Participants must provide the clinician with a published copy of the music. Photocopying or reproducing in any way any part of the original music or text without the authorization of the copyright owner is unlawful.

If you choose to perform using music, you will need two published copies or authorized copies: one for yourself and one for the clinician.

Accompanists: Where required, participants are responsible for providing their own accompanists. Accompanists must have a published copy of the music available at the piano.

Schedules will be sent to the teachers.

Contemporary Showcase Festival 2018 will be one week later than Fall Festival at Alberta College.

Our 2018 venue is the Fine Arts Building at the University of Alberta.

For more information please contact:
Sylvia Shadick-Taylor at (780) 619-1988 or