SEMF is pleased to announce the 2022 Provincial Music & Speech Arts Finals Winners!  Check out the Results section to see the winners!

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The Southeastern Manitoba Festival offers amateur musicians, dancers and speech performers from across the region the opportunity to perform, attend workshops, compete for awards, and be adjudicated by experts. Each year the Festival hosts hundreds of performances in choral, dance, guitar, instrumental, musical theatre, piano, speech arts, string and vocal categories bringing our participant numbers to over 3,000! The Festival runs for about 22 days and includes Awards Nights as well as several Highlights Evenings which are also presented each year, showcasing some outstanding performers.  The Southeastern Stars Gala Celebration is a particular highlight where each trophy winner is invited to perform and receive their trophy, often presented by the donors.


SEMF would like to thank the many volunteers who help make things run smoothly each year. Volunteer opportunities are listed on our Volunteer page. Thank you to all who contribute to the Southeastern Manitoba Festival, making it a big success! Click here to go to the Volunteers Page.

Blog Posts

Frances Funk Music Excellence Award Fund

November 11, 2021

"In honour of the contribution Frances Funk made to the Arts in Steinbach and Manitoba Music Festivals, her family and friends have set up a special Festival class. If you would like to support the Frances Funk Music Excellence Award Fund:

please send don... continue reading

Welcome back!

October 8, 2021

Welcome back!  We are very excited to announce that the SEMF 2022 is in the planning stages.
Dates to keep in mind are: Addendum available on our website by October 15, 2021.
**NEW!! Registration deadline moved to Decembe... continue reading

October 19, 2020

“Dear Festival participants, patrons, sponsors and friends, 

With a heavy heart we must announce our decision to cancel the 2021 Southeastern Manitoba Festival. We have deliberated over our possible options and find the uncertainty of future cancellati... continue reading


The Southeastern Manitoba Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. SEMF relies mainly on these donations to cover its operating costs each year. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please see our Sponsor page. Thank you to all who contributed to the Southeastern Manitoba Festival and making it a big success! Click here to go to the Sponsors Page.

thank you to our major sponsors for 2022



Steinbach Dental Clinic




Dwight Wiebe – Registered Piano Technician




Jacqueline Brandt – Voice, Piano Instructor
Natures Farm
RK Electric Inc



Diamond Construction


SEMF is a member of Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals. Check the AMAF website for Resource materials and other current information