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We are so excited to announce that Beckettfest will be held this Spring, 2023!

Beckettfest 2023 will happen in-person again this year!  For those that might be new to our community, Beckettfest is an annual non-competitive performance event where students perform prepared repertoire in small groups with peers at a similar music level and instrument-specific area for an adjudicator, who will provide comments and performance suggestions to each student.  This is a celebration of learning and musical growth event and is a positive, fun experience and a great opportunity to perform for a small, supportive group.

Group sizes will be kept relatively small and will be spread out over three different days. The schedule is as follows:  

Date Instruments Location
March 25, 2023 piano, voice, winds, brass

St. James Rosemount United Church:

171 Sherwood Ave., Kitchener

April 1, 2023 piano, guitar

St. James Rosemount United Church:

171 Sherwood Ave., Kitchener

April 16, 2023 piano, strings (violin, viola, cello)

Cello: 190 Lester Street, Waterloo and 75 University Ave W

Violin & Viola: 75 University Ave. W (Faculty of Music room 221)

Piano: 75 University Ave. W (Faculty of Music room 431) 

Registration Information:

First, speak with your teacher to find out how many classes you will register for.

Next, register all students in your family by clicking on your instrument below. You will be taken to the online registration form. Not sure what repertoire you’ll be playing yet? No problem! Just insert your instrument and grade level; we’ll place you in the right class.

Registration fees are detailed on each of the registration forms. There is a $10 processing fee for any student not registered with the BSL

Upon completion of the form, please allow 2 weeks to receive an invoice to your email to pay for your registration. Payments will be taken via credit card on the secure platform Stripe. 

Registration fees are non-refundable. In the event that Beckettfest cannot be held in-person, all events will be moved to virtual formats. We thank you for your support. 

Registration Links:


Strings (violin, viola, cello)



Winds and Brass

Adjudicator Information

We have a fantastic group of seasoned adjudicators joining us this year. Adjudicator biographies are listed below. More biographies will be added as they become available. 

Contact Us:

Laurier Academy of Music and Arts

T: 519.578.3640

Laurier location: 190 Lester St., Waterloo

South Kitchener location: 68 Biehn Dr., Kitchener