Lakehead Festival
of Music and the Arts

Welcome to Lakehead Festival of Music and the Arts

A volunteer-based organization, the Lakehead Festival of Music and the Arts (LFMA) organizes an annual event for young people wishing to demonstrate their progress in their respective fields. We are grateful to our business and individual patrons and subscribers.

The 2016 Festival season dates are as follows: Dance – April 1 – 4, 2016 and Instrumental   – April 8 – 16, 2016 Registration deadline for dance and instrumental entries is January 9, 2016. The entry forms and syllabus will be available in October for downloading.

Piano, Strings, Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Band, Choral, Voice, Ensembles, Dance and Speech Arts are the major categories in which children participate. For more information regarding the fields listed, please visit our syllabus page.

Dawn Sebesta is the current Festival Coordinator responsible for yearly planning and activities. She is supported by a variety of liason individuals who bring a wealth of expertise to the arts as follows: Bernice Cranton, Marg Cupello, Michelle Grant, Denise Krawczuk, Olga Medvedeva, Debbie Anderson, Gillian Sadler and Betty-Ann Luoto.

The Lakehead Festival of Music and the Arts Executive is looking foward to a very exciting year with some amazing adjudicators. Information regarding the 2016 Adjudicators is now available.

Anyone interested in making a Festival donation or scholarship donation, please click here for further information.

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Thanks to a $9,300 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Lakehead Festival of Music and the Arts will be able to purchase a portable dance flooring for use by the Festival and local dance studios at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.