Calling all young musicians to step into the spotlight!

Calling all young musicians to step into the spotlight!

The Collingwood Music Festival invites young, talented musicians under the age of 25 to audition for a dedicated youth concert on July 10 as part of our 2024 Festival.

The Festival offers:

  • an opportunity to exhibit your musical talent and passion in a professional setting.
  • engagement with professional musicians.
  • the potential for collaboration and future opportunities in the music industry.
  • name exposure in the media
  • a free pass for the 2024 Festival

Audition Requirements:

Step 1: To secure your audition slot, RSVP by May 25 to

Step 2: send in a video of your planned performance before June 5 through a private, unlisted YouTube link. The performance should be between 5 and 10 minutes in length. You should record your video in the spirit of a live audition or recital performance (no editing, no enhancing of audio).   

Step 3: Results will be sent out before June 15.

Step 4: Those selected through the audition process will have the opportunity to perform in a concert on July 10 from 7 – 8 PM, at the First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood.

Applicant criteria

  • Age: under 25
  • Applicants can apply as a solo artist or as a small group.
  • Open to instrumentalists and vocalist in any genre.

If you have any questions, email

This event has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of the Optimist Club of Collingwood and Southern Georgian Bay.

Collingwood Optimist Club

Save The Dates – July 8-15, 2023

Save The Dates – July 8-15, 2023

Save the dates for our summer music festival series – July 8-15, 2023. The inaugural event takes place along the iconic shores of Southern Georgian Bay this summer at Millennium Overlook Park, allowing you to enjoy an exciting performance while watching the sunset.

We are also scheduling a special day with free activities for youth on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Mark your calendars today and join us for an unforgettable summer.

Further details on artists and programming are coming soon. Stay tuned!

July In January – Second Edition

July In January – Second Edition

🎼 NOW LIVE!! Enjoy free performances from 11 summer music festivals 🎶

The 2nd Annual JULY in JANUARY, a FREE online ALL-Canadian classical and contemporary music festival is LIVE!

Collingwood Music Festival is proud to be invited back for a second run in this wonderful series.

On this chilly winter’s day, Classical Music Festivals Canada warmly welcomes you to join us for our 2nd Annual “JULY in JANUARY” online video chamber music festival. No registration is needed and it’s FREE! For 2023’s offerings, simply visit our website to enjoy a diverse array of stunning classical and contemporary music performances from our 11 member festivals, alongside conversations between the artistic directors and host Eric Friesen.

This year it has truly grown into a ‘Cross-Canada’ organization with concerts from new festival members hailing from the provinces of Manitoba, Newfoundland, and Quebec – interspersed with your favourite Ontario summer festivals. The concerts are available 24/7 until February 28th. Our hope is that music, as always, will bring us together during the coldest, most isolating months of the year.

Our video contribution showcases the late Maestro Boris Brott’s former performance at our festival, showing his youthful charisma and unwavering commitment to spreading the joy of classical music. We are also proud to feature Dr. Duke Redbird along with six other superbly talented Indigenous artists, which we hope will help to better understand and appreciate the art of truth and reconciliation.

Immerse yourself in these moving performances at:

Concerts from all 11 member festivals are available to view 24/7 until February 28th. The hope is that music, as always, will bring us together during the coldest, most isolating months of the year.

Simply visit and turn up your speakers!

Maestro Alain Trudel Joins Classical Jukebox

Maestro Alain Trudel Joins Classical Jukebox

Artistic Director and host of the New Classical FM, Daniel Vnukowski welcomed Maestro Alain Trudel to the Classical Jukebox to discuss some highlights of his career, as well as stepping in as the Interim Artistic Director of the Brott Music Festival.

Listen to the full conversation here:

We are very excited about the upcoming performance featuring Maestro Alain Trudel together with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and our very own AD Daniel Vnukowski at the piano during the inaugural performance on July 9th at 7pm.

Press Conference – Thursday, July 7th

Press Conference – Thursday, July 7th

Join us outdoors in front of the iconic Collingwood sign on Thursday, July 7th at 4pm for a press conference to kick-off summer festival week.

We’ll be joined by deputy mayor Keith Hull and newly elected MPP for Simcoe-Grey County Brian Saunderson, among other dignitaries.

Note: In case of rain, this event will take place at the Council Chambers.

Thank you for your participation and for helping to keep the performing arts alive in Collingwood!

Win a VIP Vacation Package for the Collingwood Music Festival!

Win a VIP Vacation Package for the Collingwood Music Festival!

The New Classical FM is giving you and a guest an opportunity to win a VIP Package to check out the 2022 Collingwood Summer Music Festival on July 9th!

Your prize includes an overnight stay at the 11 Rooms Boutique Hotel in Downtown Collingwood , an Italian dinner-for-two at Brunello and a patio breakfast-for-two at Petit Espresso Post as well as 2 Gold Passes to the Collingwood Music Festival featuring  the best of classical, jazz, Indigenous music and more! It’s an exciting Summer Music Escape to Collingwood!


Click here to Enter!

Pass on this link to your friends & family as well:

Sponsored by the New Classical FM!

Thank you to RBC Dominion Securities

Thank you to RBC Dominion Securities

Thank you RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (Collingwood Branch) for your support of our exciting, festival events this year.

We are especially proud to partner with RBC, which has maintained a wonderful reputation of nurturing artists at every level of their careers, in multidisciplinary fields from visual arts to film.

This year, in addition to our core summer festival concerts, we are dedicated to providing youth with unforgettable music experiences at Duntroon Highlands Golf.

It is only thanks to our major presenting sponsors such as RBC Dominion Securities, that these kinds of events are made possible!

To learn more about RBC Dominion Securities and their wide range of wealth planning services, click here.

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