In-person or Online Participation available

Contemporary Showcase Festival is a friendly, non-competitive festival that focuses on music by Canadian composers.

The festival will be held in a dual format this fall.  Students can either enter virtually by submitting a recording of their performance in advance of the festival, or can enter to play live in the traditional format.  Those entering virtually will attend their class using Zoom at a scheduled time where they will receive an interactive critique from the clinician and also hear other students’ performances and critiques. 

**If you need to change from in-person to online participation, email scheduling@csedmonton.com

Showcase Festival

A Canadian Music Festival with non-competitive classes for all ages, levels and disciplines.

November 20-22, 2020

*New Venue*
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton

*Virtual Entries*
Submit videos on Flipgrid.
Join classes by Zoom.

Registration Deadline
October 23, 2020

Gala concert:
Friday, November 27, 2020
Format: Virtual, live streamed event.

Featured Composers:

Peter Rudzik – music
Christine Donkin – music

Contemporary Showcase Edmonton is commissioning a piece for Elementary Piano by Peggy L’Hoir and a piece for unaccompanied Elementary Violin or Cello by Christine Donkin.
Click here for details.


Senior Piano – Eric Nyland
Intermediate Piano – Eric Nyland
Junior Piano – Peggy L’Hoir
Beginner Piano – Ariane Lowrey
Strings – Gillian Caldwell
Winds – Beth Levia
Voice – Kimberley Denis
Creative Music – Charles Stolte

Young Composers
Program 2020

Students ages 12 and up are mentored through the process of writing a composition. One group lecture and work session is followed by 3 half hour lessons with a composer. Students are encouraged to attend other students’ lessons.

October 4, 18, 25
November 1

*Virtual Only*
Classes will be online using Zoom.

Registration Deadline
September 25, 2020

Final concert
Within Contemporary Showcase Festival, Nov. 20-22.

Clinician 2020:

Dr. Andriy Talpash
Professor of Music
University of Alberta

sPecial 25th Anniversary Commissions
Student Premieres



Donations are gratefully accepted to help run our programs. Your donation can help us keep registration fees low while helping to bring in highly qualified and experienced clinicians and composers. Donations also help to create scholarships for students receiving recognition awards. 

Donations can be 
– an ongoing monetary donation of any amount
– a one-time donation of any amount
– class sponsorship – $50
– Bottle Drive Fundraiser
– advertising in our program 
Click here for sizes and rates.

Donations should be sent to
Treasurer, 10331  137 Street,
Edmonton, AB, T5N 2H2

E-transfer donations to:

Please specify which of the above options you’re donating.

Thank you for your support!


Volunteers are always needed to help run our festival, mostly as secretaries and hall monitors. If you would consider assisting Contemporary Showcase Edmonton, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@csedmonton.com.

Teachers are encouraged to each sign up for 1 volunteer shift to help make the festival possible.  This could include being a secretary during their students’ performances with the understanding they will not indicate to the clinician any connection with the student. We thank you in advance for your assistance!!


Membership in our non-profit society is open and free to anyone age 18 or over. If you would like to be included on our membership list, please forward your contact information to
Sylvia Taylor at ivory88@interbaun.com.

Members receive occasional information and special news about our organization throughout the year.