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It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Con Brio Whistler and Sun Peaks Music Festivals. 

All Music Directors involved have been contacted and are being kept updated.  If you are a concerned parent, please make your child’s music teacher your first point of contact as all information will be going to them.  Please understand that we are unable to respond to individual requests for information. 

 We wish all participants and their families the very best in these challenging times.  We hope we can look forward to welcoming you next year.

Susan Magnan & Douglas Macaulay

Founders, Artistic & Managing Directors

Con Brio Festivals

2021 CON BRIO  WHISTLER:  Thursday, April 22 –  Sunday, April 25

2021 CON BRIO SUN PEAKS:  Friday, April 30 – Sunday, May 2

“Having adjudicated at many festivals, I have become selective in lending my name and reputation to a festival or a festival company.  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 at 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.”

Dr. Dale Lonis, Principal, Music Mentors International, Director Emeritus: Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Wind Conductors Development Program, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.


Con Brio Festivals are proud to be the only Canadian festival organization elected to associate membership in the American Bandmasters Association.

Created with the best interest of music educators and their students in mind, Con Brio Festivals are built on a team approach involving educators, former and current band, choir and orchestra parents and students, college and university music education majors, and community volunteers. Our purpose is to support the pursuit of excellence and inspire a lifelong love of music in each participant.

Over 50,000 musicians have come to the Con Brio Whistler and Sun Peaks Music Festivals since we began in the year 2000.  When choosing a festival, please be sure to avoid any confusion between Con Brio  and similar festivals just a week apart from us in the same locations. We are proud to be the ORIGINAL Whistler and Sun Peaks Music Festivals and remain dedicated to creating an inspiring educational experience for all of our participants.  We look forward to welcoming you as we celebrate our 21st year.

Sue Magnan & Doug Macaulay
Co-Founders, Artistic & Managing Directors

Click here for the 2020 Con Brio brochure