CISMF: Music Festival

A standing ovation is always in order for the 1,400+ students and educators who take to the Roy Thomson Hall stage each spring for this non-competitive celebration of music.

The annual festival, running for almost four decades, features choirs and bands — jazz, symphonic, concert and more — all culminating in a mass finale with a well-known guest conductor. Schools pick the choristers, while musicians audition and then collaborate in advance, over the course of several rigorous rehearsal days.

It’s no wonder close friendships are built over the course of an intense, inclusive and joyous musical experience. This unique program sets the standard Canada-wide, with music coordinators from across the country visiting to take notes about the beautiful music that’s created.

CISMF 2024

We can't wait to see you at CISMF 2024 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall.


Albert College
Appleby College
Ashbury College
Bayview Glen
Branksome Hall
Crescent School
Crestwood School & Preparatory College
De La Salle College
Greenwood College School
Hawthorn School for Girls
Hillfield Strathallan College
Holy Name of Mary College School
Holy Trinity School
Kempenfelt Bay School
Kingsway College School
Lakefield College School
Matthews Hall
Montcrest School
Pickering College
Ridley College
Rosseau Lake College
Royal St. George's College
St. Andrew's College / St. Anne's School
St. Clement’s School
St. John’s-Kilmarnock School
St. Michael’s College School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
TFS – Canada’s International School
The Bishop Strachan School
The Country Day School
The Sterling Hall School
The York School
Trafalgar Castle School
Trinity College School
Upper Canada College
UTS University of Toronto Schools
Villanova College

CIS Ontario CISMF Roy Thomson Hall

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CISMF 2023

CISMF returned to Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, April 15, 2023. What an incredible day! Congratulations to the student musicians, the CISMF organizers, conductors, teachers and everyone behind the scenes – this event takes an abundance of energy, tremendous organization, talent and dedication.

CISMF 2023 Program

CIS Ontario Music Festival – CIMSF


Sandi Chasson
CISMF 2024 Lead Coordinator

For additional information, please contact:

Jeremy Barr
Event Manager

This magnificent, one-of-a-kind celebration is the pinnacle of music education. The common goal is to make music.