Sackville Music Festival set to celebrate 60th edition

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Festival runs from April 28 to May 2

SACKVILLE, N.B. –The upcoming 60th edition of Sackville Music Festival will provide an opportunity for young performers to display their musical talents and receive instruction and guidance from adjudicators. The festival runs from Monday, April 28 to Friday May 2, culminating in a final concert on Saturday, May 3, at 3 p.m.

In 2014, Sackville will again be the site of the NB Federation of Music Festivals Provincial Music Festival Finals, which will be held June 4-7.  Both events will take place at the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music, with the support of the music department at Mount Allison University.

This year, the festival welcomes five adjudicators: Martín Kutnowski, a composer and theorist currently teaching at Saint Thomas University in Fredericton, will adjudicate senior piano classes; Terri-Lynn McNichol, a Dalhousie music graduate now based in Saint John, will be responsible for junior piano classes; soprano and Mount Allison vocal teacher Sally Dibblee will take on vocal, speech and choral performances; Nadia Francavilla, current musician in residence at the University of New Brunswick, will lead strings classes and Karem J. Simon, a member of the UPEI Music Faculty, will judge the wind, percussion and band classes.

Complete biographies of the adjudicators are available on the Sackville Music Festival website at

The Sackville Music Festival is made possible each year by the volunteers who give their time and the many individuals, businesses and organizations that provide money and other resources.

Family, friends and the general public can show their support to these hard-working music students by attending any of the sessions and the final concert.

To find the schedule and times, the full festival program is available at Tidewater Books, Jean Coutu or at


Organizations: Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory, Mount Allison University, Saint Thomas University University of New Brunswick

Geographic location: Fredericton, Saint John

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