After a unique festival season, we want to thank all our hard working committee members, volunteers and donors who make this all possible.

We put all this hard work into our festival to celebrate the wonderful talent in Southeastern Manitoba.  We believe this gives the performers opportunities to better themselves at their craft, and perhaps to be a performer, teacher or adjudicator someday.

We, at SEMF, applaud the hard work each of our performers puts into practicing, learning, and performing. Our community is richer for it.


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Please note! Before contacting the President, Vice President, or any other member of the committee who is not directly involved with a specific discipline, please get in touch with the discipline coordinator for your discipline. If needed, they will forward questions to other members of the committee. Inquiries sent without communicating first with the discipline coordinators may not be answered.


President Sharon Guenther 204-326-6799
Vice-President Candace Georgijevic 204-333-5402
Secretary Irene Schellenberg 204-371-9675  
Treasurer Jack Schellenberg 204-326-1298  
Admin Assistant Jen Penner 204-392-6537
Awards Contact our President to help with Awards    
Awards Assistant Orlynn Giesbrecht 204-326-5780  
Distribution Can you fill this position?    
Executive Assistant Jen Penner 204-392-6537
Dance Executive Assistant Natacha Penner 204-380-2461  
Shirley Thiessen 204-371-5161  
Michelle Sawatzky-Koop 204-371-6604
Gala Orlynn Giesbrecht 204-326-5780  
Michelle Sawatzky-Koop 204-371-6604
Volunteer Recruits
Ernest Dueck 204-346-3659  
Jacqueline Brandt 204-326-2761
Elizabeth Grauer 204-381-2823
Tracy Pankratz 204-326-2057
Dance LeeAnn Peters 204-371-7060
Dance Karen Ilchyna
Guitar Lin Wiebe 204-326-1485
Junior Piano
Mia Fast 204-346-1657
Junior Piano Helen Falk 204-346-1746  
Musical Theatre
Tami Schindler-Klassen 204-392-2917  
Musical Theatre Robin Maier 204-371-9706
Senior Piano Kimberly Dyck 204-392-5639  
Speech/Theatre Arts Marianne Neufeld 204-471-0459  
Strings/Instrumental Catherine Seale 204-326-8196
Katie Smith Schroeder 204-326-4177
Vocal Melissa Taylor 204-392-6795
Regional Director
Contact AMAF for information 204-231-4507  
Provincial Administrator
AMAF 204-231-4507