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International Music Festival 2019

April 8-May 25, 2019
KPU Langley
20901 Langley ByPass
Langley, BC

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Festival Administration and General Information

Lorne Fiedler

Highlights from 2018


The KPU International Music Festival is an educational arts festival produced by the Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival Society. The organization was founded in the spring of 1999 and became a non-profit society and registered charity in 2001. It was supported by three area Kiwanis Clubs until their recent dissolution.

The Society has always been a partner of KPU's (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) Music Department. Their Langley Campus has been the main venue for our festival events since 2000, while the Composition Festival component has been hosted at KPU's Surrey Campus for the past few years.

When the last of the sponsoring Kiwanis Clubs folded this year, KPU graciously stepped in as the new title sponsor.

Over the past two decades, the number of entries has steadily increased. We host approximately 6,500 participants, more than 10,000 unique visitors and record more than 20,000 person visits each year. For many years, it has been one of the largest annual events in the Langleys and is one of the largest of its kind in the Province.

The Society is a member of Performing Arts BC, the Federation of National Music Festivals and MusicFest Canada.

Our Mission

  • to support and foster music education through bursaries and scholarships
  • to give participants the benefit of expert criticism from an unbiased adjudicator
  • to help participants acquire self-confidence by performing before an audience
  • to provide performance opportunities for participants both at the festival and in the community throughout the year

We do our best not to turn anyone away and try to find sponsorship for those individuals and schools needing help in order to attend.

Affiliated with

Music Fest  Performing Arts BC

2019 Main Festival

The 2019 KPU International Music Festival Honours Performance will take place on Friday, June 15, 2019 at 7pm.

Violin & Viola April 15-18: Room 1030
Cello April 18: Auditorium
Chamber Groups April 12: Auditorium
Junior Voice
(all styles ages 14 and under)
April 8-13: Room 1030
Intermediate & Senior Classical Voice
(ages 15 and over)
April 15 & 16: Auditorium
Intermediate & Senior
Contemporary and Musical Theatre Voice
(ages 15 and over)
April 17 & 18: Room 1030
ARCT/Open Piano,
Two Piano Classes & Concertos
April 23-27: Room 1230
Junior & ADVANCED JUNIOR Piano April 25-May 4: Room 1010
Adult Non-Competitive Piano April 29-May 4: Room 1010
Piano Duets April 18: Room 1010
Intermediate and Grade 10 Piano April 23-27: Room 1010
Woodwinds April 16-18: Room 1010
Harp  April 13: Auditorium

2019 Choir, Band and Orchestra Festival- Entries Open

Choirs April 29-May 3 : Auditorium
Jazz Bands May 6-8 : Auditorium
Concert Bands and Orchestras May 9-10, 13-17, 21-24 : Auditorium

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