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

Save the date for CISMF 2024 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Roy Thomson Hall.

CIS Ontario CISMF Roy Thomson Hall

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 CISMF 2023


Sandi Chasson
CISMF 2023 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.