A world-class music festival

Atlantic Festival of Music helps thousands of participants from schools and community organizations worldwide perform, learn, grow as musicians, and have fun!

A Fantastic Learning Experience

AFM offers incredible learning opportunities for musicians, with internationally-renowned adjudicators, ensemble workshops, and more.

Experience Halifax, Nova Scotia

AFM takes place on the beautiful campus of Mount Saint Vincent University. For help planning your Halifax tour, turn to the experts at Schools Out Tours.

Mark your calendar!

Atlantic Festivals of Music

April 30 - May 2, 2025

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax

Thank you

AFM 2024 is in the books! We hope you had a great time and learned a lot. Thanks to our staff, adjudicators, and clinicians for making this event possible. Registration for next year's festival will open soon!

The festival offers inspiring and entertaining performances by virtuoso featured artists. Our guest performers include world-class instrumentalists, vocalists and ensembles.

We get excellent feedback from ensemble directors, musicians, clinicians and adjudicators. Attending AFM is a wonderful experience for all participants!

Can't make it to the festival to see your favourite ensemble play? Adjudicated performances are streamed online from each venue. Check the schedule and tune in live!

Sponsored by

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Schools Out Tours