Our donors and sponsors are making a difference.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals our young musicians are encouraged to pursue their musical goals.

This scholarship recipient said:

"I am thankful to the Prince George and District Music Festival for providing me the opportunity to learn from excellent adjudicators. Working with these adjudicators strengthened my technical and performance abilities. I was fortunate to perform regularly and prepare challenging repertoire which improved my overall playing level. As a result I was given the opportunity to tour across Canada with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. I am truly grateful to the Prince George and District Music Festival for creating a venue for me to collaborate with terrific musicians throughout my youth."
– Gabrielle Jacob

Another festival participant recently commented:

"I participated in the Prince George & District Music Festival for more than 10 years. The support that I received was fundamental in my growth as a performer, musician, student, and leader. I am very grateful to the many donors throughout Prince George who so generously provided scholarship funding. As a result, I was afforded opportunities to perform, compete, and meet other amazing young musicians from all over BC. These experiences helped shape my identity and provided an excellent platform for me to continue creating and playing music after high school."
– Katherine Li


Champion ($1,000 and over)

  • Daniel Miller Databases  
    WorkForce Development Consulting Services North (Musical Theatre Excellence Award)
    Dr. & Mrs. C.W. Lim (Kum Duk Lim Award)
    Carrier Lumber Ltd. (William Kordyban Memorial Scholarship)
    Jeff & Heather Corbett
    Lo Elliott Orthodontics (Inc.) (Corrus)
    John & Kelly Enemark
    Dr. Marian Roesch

Platinum ($500 to $999)

  • Dr. Christine J. Kurz & Azure Advanced Aesthetics
    TLC Family Law Practice
    Vicki Romanin, Derek Romanin (Wilma Romanin Memorial Scholarship)
    Joyce Buksa
    Prince George Conservatory of Music
    Dr. and Mrs. (Donald & Elizabeth) MacRitchie

Gold ($250 to $499)

  • Rose Loewen
    Cathy Czechmeister
    DWB Consulting Services Ltd.
    Dr. Michael Buchanan
    Dr. Diane Kjorven (Inc.)

Silver ($100 to $249)

  • Carol McGuinness
    Mary Ellen Norman
    Envision Eye Health Clinic Optometrists
    BC Old Time Fiddlers Association Branch 1
    Lori & Jeff Elder
    Dr. Kasandra Joss
    Waddell Environmental (Inc.)
    Robin Norman
    Andrew Watkinson & Anne Scott
    PG Registered Music Teachers Association

Bronze ($25 to $99)

  • Northern Rebekah Lodge #34

Music Festival Disciplines

Music Festival Results

2023 Results

Thanks to everyone for participating in the festival and congratulations to all award recipients! Please check the web site for details on next year's festival.

Board of Directors

Jarmo Laitinen President
Shoshanna Godber Vice-President
Cathy Czechmeister Secretary
Ray Westerlaken Treasurer
You Jin Choi Strings Director
Kathy Pereira Vocal/Choral Director
Rose Loewen Assistant Vocal/Choral Director
Gina Bialuski and Sandy Miller Piano Co-Directors
TBA Instrumental Director
Maureen Nielsen Provincial Chair
Jarmo Laitinen Donor and Advertising Chair
Sandy Miller Database Chair
Cathy CzechmeisterSyllabus Chair