The Orangeville Music Festival has been a part of my life
for 8 years now. For young artists, the festival
provides an incredibly kind, friendly, and constructive environment for artistic
growth. Your support of young artists like me is incredibly helpful.
so much for understanding the difficulties, particularly financially, that can
follow musicians, and for offering assistance to young people who are looking to
start a career in this difficult field. I
used to think that I would end up becoming a scientist or a mathematician
because this was a "safe" career, but I finally realized that I simply could not
live a life where I was not around music every day. I needed to grab at the
chance of doing what I loved. Singing fulfills me and I am so lucky to be able
to do it professionally. My goal, in the end, is to be an opera singer, and this
is certainly a career that one can only pursue if one is incredibly passionate
about music and has a dedicated and proactive attitude.
Thanks so much,
2014 - From an ODMF Scholarship Recipient
I'd like to thank ODMF for the opportunity to attend the Summer Sizzle
Keyboard Kamp. It was quite an experience and was very enjoyable.
I have been inspired to do some composing myself.
Thank you again, Jonathan Lane-Smith
Pamela Scott, actress, drama instructor, vocal teacher
Director, 2012 Orangeville Music Theatre
The Orangeville District Music Festival made a wonderful contribution to my
musicianship as a teenager. It gave me an opportunity to perform under pressure
as well as offering me a fresh view of my abilities as a performer. With each
entry, I was able to further my skills and to hone my talent in order to
ultimately tackle the professional world of music and the judgment that
inevitably occurs within it. The Orangeville Music Festival inspires and
motivates young musicians while giving them a set of critiques that encourages
them to continue their studies, to expect excellence from themselves, and to
walk away with a sure sense of pride in their work as a musician. Any promising
young musician should seriously consider participating in this incredible
Dear O.D.M.F. Committee,Thank you for running the Orangeville Music Festival this year. I had
a fun time participating.
I'm just writing to thank you for the wonderful experience I had in the
festival this year.
I appreciate your cordiality and for being so accommodating when my brother
forgot his violin. oops!
I also wanted to let those who were interested to know the results of my
performers ARCT exam. I passed with a mark of 80 and I am quite pleased
with what I got. I just have two more theory exams to do, after which I
can get my performers ARCT diploma.
Thank you once again for your encouragement to me through the music festival.
Thank you for putting on the music festival. It was lots of fun
playing in the festival and gala.
Thank you for the money that came with the scholarship and the Most Promising
Musician Award. I am donating part of the
money back to the church.
Thanks again for everything!!!
From Callum Boland
David Price 1999
Thank you for the scholarship. I was really impressed by the music
festival. I'm glad you will be continuing next year. I'm sure I will
be coming back. See you then. Allison Price 1998
Thank you for the piano scholarship. I really enjoyed playing at your
Music Festival. Thanks for all your time to plan the festival. I
hope I can perform again next year. Emily Somerville 1998
Thank you so much for running the music competition in Orangeville. I'm
really glad I signed up for the competition because I got a lot of confidence
playing there. I also compared myself to other students and learned a
couple of things from them too! I really liked how I didn't feel a lot of
pressure before I went up. The adjudicator was really helpful too. I
learned a lot of things from her. The money came in really handy when I
went shopping for some clothes. You'll see me at the piano competition
(and maybe the fiddle competition) next year. You did a great job
organizing it. Thanks again, Jane Lanktree 1998