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Take The Stage, Be Heard 

CPAF 2024

We’re excited to welcome all our participants, their families, supporters and teachers to our CPAF community!


Young artists from across Alberta compete across multi-disciplinary performing arts.


Eligible categories in our music festival include: Solo, Ensemble & Chamber performances.

April 16 - May 3, 2024

Setting the stage for 2024 we are happy to release the our festival date range of April 16 - May 3, 2024

Note the schedule is subject to change leading into April 2024 as we finalize individual competitor requirements.

For revisions, cancelations, and all other requests email

Be Inspired



Create life-long friends and rivals. Learn from watching others and hearing their feedback so you can use it to improve your own performance.

Take Your Skills to the Next Level.

What You Need to Know

2023 Syllabi

Important Dates:

  • Registrations will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, and close Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at 11:59 pm MST.

  • CPAF 2024 runs from April 16 - May 3, 2024.


Performance Locations:

We are in the process of securing amazing venues for all performers this year and will have updated venue information in the weeks to come. What we do know is that the locations include the Bella Concert Hall and Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University, the 

Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons and Doherty Hall, Stampede Park.


During our festival, talented and aspiring young artists compete for the chance to win over $40,000 worth of scholarships across multiple disciplines. All First Place performers in each discipline with over 12 participants will receive a scholarship award. Scholarship Awards and placements are determined by the Adjudicator in alignment with prescribed scholarship requirements outlined annually.


Official Placement:

  • All performers will be publicly acknowledged on the CPAF website within 30 days of the conclusion of the festival. 

  • First and Second placements in each performance class will be recognized on the CPAF website in classes with over 4 participants within 30 days of the festival conclusion.

  • The overall festival Rosebowl winner will be recognized on the CPAF website.



We’re very happy to announce we have contracted an impressive list of reputable, internationally-recognized adjudicators. More information about them will be coming soon.


Rules and Regulations:

When you register to participate in the CPAF 2024, you agree to abide by the CPAF Rules and Regulations. Please read them carefully.

Registration for CPAF 2023 is now closed.

We're excited about once again hosting Alberta's young performers LIVE from April 20th to May 3rd.


  • No changes may be made after Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. A $25 administration fee will be applied to all cancellations. Please check your schedule carefully before you enter the Calgary Performing Arts Festival.

  • Between Feb. 1 and April 1, 2023, CPAF will provide refunds for half your class fee, minus a $25 administration fee. 

  • After the Saturday, Apr. 1 deadline, no refunds will be given.

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