About Us

The vision of Yip’s Music Festival is to bring together fine young musicians and singers through musical performances of the highest quality in the tradition of classical music. Since its inception in 1994, this Festival has helped thousands of students enrich their lives through participation, education, and motivation, as well as build their self-confidence. Each year, the calibre and standard of Yip's Music Festival continue to rise; it is regarded as one of the foremost competitions in the York Region, Ontario. We hope this tradition will continue to inspire future generations of young musicians and singers to present their best in competition categories of Piano, Violin, Musical Theatre and Strings Duet.

Besides welcoming participants and audience members from diverse backgrounds, Yip's Music Festival has also enlisted numerous esteemed adjudicators over the years. Here is what some of them have said about this Festival:

“Yip’s Music Festival demands high standards from participants, but also creates the kind of encouraging experience that allows the kids to walk away enriched regardless of the outcome.”  - Erika Raum

“It was a great pleasure to adjudicate for the Yip's Festival and to hear and engage with exceptionally talented young musicians. Bravo to the Yip's Festival and to its exceptionally well organized and welcoming administration.” - Stephan Sylvestre

“All things were extremely well thought-out, from the certification process, the scheduling, the scholarships, all providing a stress-free experience for the adjudicator and a calm and supportive environment for the children...” - Allison Cecilia Arends


  • All participants, adjudicators, YMF staff, assistants and members of the audience must wear a face mask while on Festival premises, except for Musical Theatre participants during a performance. 
  • To limit the number of people in each performance hall, each participant can bring UP TO TWO members of the audience.

  • In the event that the Ontario Government imposes new COVID-19 restrictions in early 2023, YMF Committee reserves the right to change YMF 2023 to an online format; ALL registered participants will be part of the Online Competition in the same class(es) they are registered for. No refund will be provided. Further instructions will be given at that point.