Wednesday, April 26
Adjudicators recommend candidates from the  Open and Diploma Level Piano Classes

First Prize $1,000 The Sister Callistus Memorial Award
Second Prize $750
Third Prize $500

7:30 p.m.

Aeolian Hall
Adjudicated by: 
Stephen Runge & Marnie Van Weelden

$3.00 Admission charge or V.I.P. Pass /  Children 12 & under no charge
Donations accepted at the door

Friday, April 28
Competitors are winners of Open Solo Classes:
Guitar / Piano
Strings / Voice
Brass / Woodwinds

7:30 p.m.
 The Festival awards $500 to each competitor. The Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London awards an additional $1,000
to the winner and a small silver replica of the Rose Bowl.

Riverside United Church
Adjudicated by:  Betty Allison, Dennis Beck, Katharine Rapoport, Stephen Runge

$3.00 Admission charge or V.I.P. Pass / Children 12 & under no charge
Donations accepted at the door.

The Kiwanis Music Festival of London gratefully acknowledges the family of Young-Ja Park for their generous donation to endow the Young-Ja Park Memorial Piano Competition Awards.

The Young-Ja Park Memorial Piano Competition

The Kiwanis Music Festival is pleased to announce
this exciting annual piano competition
First Prize $1,000
“The Sister Callistus Memorial Award”
Second Prize $750
Third Prize $500

Eligibility is by competing in Open Piano Classes. 
Adjudicators will recommend entrants to
the Young-Ja Park Memorial Piano Competition.

Rose Bowl Competition 2024

Featuring top solo winners in the Festival
from vocal, piano, strings, guitar,
brass and woodwinds

Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London
The Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc.

Friday, April 26, 2024 - 7:00 p.m.
Location to be determined

 The following classes are provided for the purpose of determining the participants who will compete in the Rose Bowl Competition. Rose Bowl Performers receive a $500 award for participation from the festival. The Rose Bowl winner receives an additional $1,000.00 award from The Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London.and a small replica of the Rose Bowl.

This Rose Bowl Competition will consist of one winner from each of the following classes:

                        1413                                        Open - Vocal Solo - Any Voice
                        0772-0777 or 0868-0873        Open - Piano Solo
                        1213 or 1226                           Open - String Solo - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
                        0313                                        Open - Acoustic Guitar Solo
                        1513                                        Open - Woodwind Solo
                        0213                                        Open - Brass Solo


1. Contestants must perform a concert group of TWO numbers of their own choice.
Contestants will be judged both on performance and on choice of music.
Contestants must perform by memory, except Brass, Woodwinds and Sonatas for String
Instruments. in Open Classes to be chosen to participate in the Rose Bowl Competition.
Maximum time limit is 20 minutes.
2. Accompaniment is restricted to Piano (one) only.
3. Contestants must enter and compete in at least one other open class
in the 2024 Kiwanis Music Festival of London, to be eligible.
4. Winners must obtain a minimum of 85 marks in these Special Classes.
5.  Only one winner will be chosen from each class. If it is necessary to split a Class into
two or more Divisions, a First Award Certificate will be available in each Division;
however, only that Contestant with the highest mark in all Divisions of that class will be eligible to participate in the Kiwanis Music Festival finals. 
6. Entry fee for each class is $45.00. 
7.  Two adjudicators will be assigned to each of these classes where possible.
8.  Competition open only to non-professional contestants, 28 years of age and under.
9.  Competitors must abide by the Rules and Regulations of the current Syllabus

Rose Bowl Winner 2022 – Madeline Hall (Guitar)
Rose Bowl Winner 2023 – Sophia Daunt (Vocal)

    • Past Winners of the Rose Bowl have had a professional career in music (all but 1 who is a medical doctor).
    • London is officially a UNESCO “City of Music”, the first city in Canada to earn this designation.  The designation was made in part because London has produced a significant number of internationally recognized, award-winning musicians.