Take The Stage, Be Heard!

The Calgary Performing Arts Festival Is Back!


Welcoming our performing arts community to join us once again, we’re relaunching live performances on April 18, 2023 and will run until May 5, 2023.

At CPAF, we are dedicated and passionate about supporting and encouraging our youth as they grow as performers. For the past 90 years, our premier event has provided the richest musical experience for young Alberta artists at the early stages of their performing careers.

Solo, Ensemble, and Chamber performances across multi-disciplinary performing arts are eligible to participate in our music festival.

For more information, please email us at info@cpafestival.ca

Their Story

Emily Black - Alumna- Piano Performance

"My most memorable moment with CPAF was when I was performing in a recital, and my piece did not go as expected. I got nervous and completely forgot where I was in my piece! I very nervously turned to my adjudicator and asked if I could start again."

Help build the next generation of our performing arts community

Your generous support will help us nurture a strong and vibrant performing arts scene. Art gives us meaning and helps us understand our world. Art appreciation improves our quality of life and makes us feel good. We elevate our mood, improve our ability to problem solve and open our minds to new ideas.


Funds raised each year allow opportunities for aspiring young performers through reputable, international adjudication, quality programming, and experiences that build performing arts in our community. For years to come.


As well, your donation helps young performers who may not otherwise be able to participate.