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We are so excited to announce that Beckettfest will be held this Spring, 2024! Even though we have changed the name of the school, we are honoured to maintain our founders' name in this historic event. 

Beckettfest 2024: 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.

The cost of each class depends on level of playing. Beginners start at $20 and advanced go up to $30. The registration form will tally up the total amount owing automatically, based on your selections. There is a $10 processing fee for students not currently registered at the Laurier Academy of Music and Arts. 

Registration closes February 29, 2024.

Registration is now closed. Please email to be considered for a late registration.

Join us in the newly renovated Savvas Chamberlain builing at WLU!

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

Date Instruments Location
April 6, 2024 Piano, voice, winds, brass, guitar

75 University Ave. W (Faculty of Music, Savvas Chamberlain Building)

April 7, 2024 Violin, viola, cello

Violin/viola: 75 University Ave. W (Faculty of Music, Savvas Chamberlain Building)

Cello: 190 Lester St (LAMA)

April 13, 2024 Piano

75 University Ave. W (Faculty of Music, Savvas Chamberlain Building)

Registration Information:

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

Next, register participants in your family by clicking on your instrument below. You will be taken to the online registration form. One registration form per student will need to be filled out. 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 LAMA

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. 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