Are you an aspiring, emerging musician interested in performing on the SweetWater stage?

The SweetWater Music Festival  is looking for musicians (ages 14 — 29)  to perform at the

2020 Next Wave  Showcase

Sunday, May 31, 2 p.m.    Historic Leith Church   Meaford, Ontario


Those applying can be…                                                                                                                                                        Solo performers (instrumentalists or vocalists)                                                                                                        Ensemble (duo, trio, quartet — instrumentalists, and vocalists)

All performers must be at least  RCM Grade 9 level or equivalent. 

What you need to know...

· Performers receive honorarium

· Concert will be recorded along with video highlights.

· Piano accompanist can be provided on request if a performer does not have their own.

· Performers may be selected for mentorship opportunity at SweetWater 2020 (September 18-20)

· Some performers may be selected to perform at SweetWater 2020.

Take a look back at the 2019 Next Wave Showcase

Listen to the performances, watch the video highlights, and see the program. CLICK HERE

Download Next Wave Call for artists

2020 Next Wave call for artists.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 127.1 KB

How do I apply?

1. Complete Registration Form (please provide name, age,  instrument or vocal, repertoire, length of piece,  contact information)

Next Wave Registration Form
SweetWater Next Wave Showcase Registrati
Adobe Acrobat Document 62.4 KB

2. Submit recommendation letter (one page maximum,  PDF format)

3. Provide video clip performing two contrasting selections. Clip shouldn’t be longer than 12 minutes. Movements performed can be excerpts only. Send via Dropbox / Google Drive link to or email link to video posted on YouTube/Vimeo.


SweetWater Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga will select musicians to perform. 


Completed application forms, letter of reference and video clips can be sent to via email:             .

For more information                                                        Paul Eichhorn,  Festival Manager                               

519 477 1403