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1st Leanne Music Competition

April 13 and 14, 2024

St. John's United Church, 3360 Hwy 2, Fall River, NS

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Welcome to 1st Leanne Music Competition!

The plan for this is to become a great annual event in beautiful Fall River, Nova Scotia, that celebrates incredible young local talent. For one weekend in April talented young musicians will showcase their skills and compete in piano, guitar, violin and singing.

There are awesome prizes for the winners of each category, as well as a final winners gala concert, where they are going to share the stage with some of the best Nova Scotia's professional musicians!

The competition is named after a young Canadian writer Leanne Palylyk.

Information and Requirements 

The competition takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, 2024, at St. John's United Church in Fall River. There are 4 categories: piano, guitar, violin and vocal.

There are 2 age groups for piano, guitar and violin:

1. Junior - from 7 to 11 years of age.

2. Senior - from 12 to 17 years of age.

There are no age groups for vocal. Anyone from 7 to 17 years of age compete in one group.

All participants require to perform 2 (preferably) or 1 music compositions of any music genre. The entire performance should be no longer than 10 minutes. 

Participants may include 1 accompanist or a backtrack recording for their performance. We may require additional information on which instrument your accompanist is playing or what is the format of your backtrack recording.

There is a free admission for participant's music teachers and accompanists.

To take part in a 1st Leanne Music Competition, please fill out the registration form.

There is a competition fee of $25 for a participation in one category. Please e-transfer the fee to the email address:

You will receive a confirmation email. The deadline for registration is April 10, 2024.

Winners announcements and awards are going to take place right after each group's competition.


Schedule could be adjusted closer to the competition dates.

Saturday, April 13, 2024:

10:30am to 11:30am - Violin Junior and Senior

11:30am to 12:30pm - Piano Junior

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Piano Senior

2pm to 3pm - Guitar Junior

3pm to 4:30pm - Guitar Senior

Sunday, April 14, 2024:

1:30pm to 2:30pm - Vocal

3pm to 4:30pm - Winners Gala Concert


Free for children and teenagers under 17 years of age!

Free for participant's music teachers and accompanists!


Adult tickets:

Saturday, April 13, 2024:

All day ticket: $10

Sunday, April 14, 2024: 

Vocal competition: $10

Winners Gala Concert: $20

Adult all competition events pass, including winners gala concert: $20

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