We are now accepting applications for 2023.
Con Brio Festival’s goal is to provide an exceptional festival experience for Concert and Jazz Bands, Concert and Chamber Choirs, and Orchestra.
The focus is on active learning through participation of both student and teacher while providing interaction and performances with adjudicators, clinicians and guest artists who represent the very best in music and music education.
The first Con Brio Whistler Music Festival was presented in April 2000 and Con Brio Sun Peaks Music Festival in April 2004. Each festival offers limited enrolment to ensure each registrant is able to participate in every activity. All activities are included in a single all-inclusive fee.
Con Brio Whistler: April 20 – April 23, 2023
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Con Brio Sun Peaks: April 28 – 30, 2023
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Start the registration process on-line today
Douglas Macaulay & Susan Magnan
Co-Founders, Artistic and Managing Directors
“There are numerous festivals and festival companies for whom I have worked, and I have become very selective in lending my name or reputation. However, there are a select few for whom I have accepted a second, third or more invitations to work with student ensembles and teachers. Con Brio is as the very top of my list for offering an educationally driven festival that provides ‘once in a lifetime moments and goose bump opportunities’ that students and educators will remember throughout their entire lives. I recommend Con Brio to everyone at literally every level of ability and every type of ensemble.” Dr. Dale Lonis
Con Brio Festivals are proud to be the only Canadian festival organization elected to associate membership in the American Bandmasters Association.