2013 Rotary Music Festival
Photos: Jean-Francois Papillon
Philosophy of the Festival
The main objective of the Rotary Music Festival is to provide a venue for music including individuals and groups to perform in a healthy, positive environment and to demonstrate pride in their accomplishments. This is done by providing participants with an opportunity to perform before expert adjudicators, who are able to provide independent, objective opinions on the performers' ability, technique, style and progress. Such helpful advice and encouragement is often invaluable in furthering the music careers of both individuals and groups. A dance component was added in 2015.
The timing of the Festival in April of each year is designed to provide independent encouragement and advice for students preparing for examinations set by the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (RCM). The Rotary Music Festival is not a “competitive” festival as this term is usually understood, although the festival does offer a variety of awards sponsored by various Yukon businesses, organizations and individuals.