About Us

About Us

A Competitive & Celebratory Event – Founded 1905. Affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.

112th YEAR (1905-2017)


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Junior & Senior Piano Classes will be held on Saturday 10th November at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury. Please see the piano section syllabus for more details. The closing date for entries is the 12th October, 2018.

Patrons & Friends

Patrons & Friends

The Kent Festival is entirely self-supporting.It relies on the goodwill of its staff and the generosity of its supporters and patrons. If you would like to become a patron do fill in and return the form which can be downloaded from here.

Junior & Senior Piano Classes Nov 10th St Edmund's School Venue Details
  • Piano
  • Instrumental
  • Speech & Drama
  • Singing


Piano Syllabus

Saturday 10th November 2018 – All Day

Junior Classes (am) & Senior Classes (pm)

all at St. Edmund’s School, Canterbury

Adjudicator: TBA

Closing date for entries: 12/10/2018



Woodwind Day

Its very simple, click on the book now button and you will taken
to the booking page, after payment you will receive all the details via mail.
Book a class


Rosanna Whitfield

Rosanna WhitfieldA graduate of the Royal College of Music, Rosanna won a coveted Exhibition Award in her first year. As a freelance oboist she performed regularly with leading London Orchestras at the same time enjoying unique solo opportunities alongside Paul Weller at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

As Director of Music Development at Whitgift, Rosanna has established a reputation for devising unique educational projects including presenting and promoting concerts to thousands of primary school pupils from the local area.

A keen conductor and composer, she directed the world premiere of her work, ‘The Gift’, at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, in November 2012. With over 350 performers on stage she was delighted by the reception received from critics.

Rosanna is an experienced examiner for Trinity College. She is regularly called upon to adjudicate competitions and festivals in Eastern Europe and has recently forged links with specialist music schools in Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

With a voracious appetite for live music, Rosanna aims to ensure all festival performers feel inspired to continue their musical journey through an engaging, positive and helpful appraisal.

Instrumental in developing the Whitgift International Music Competition, Rosanna continues to encourage entries from the UK and abroad for 2015.

Woodwind Day Syllabus

Saturday 7th March 2015

Duet and Group Classes

Adjudicator: Rosanna Whitfield

Closing date for entries: 10th February 2015

Download Syllabus

Woodwind Day Regulations

speech-dramaThe Speech and Drama department are pleased to announce that you can download the entry form and the syllabus using the link below.

Entry Form Syllabus


Classes to fit all genres and musical tastes; including opera, oratorio, English song, lieder and songs from musicals.

A chance to perform to an audience, meet other singers, hear new repertoire, try out exam pieces and gain some insightful feedback from an eminent adjudicator.

Book a class

Its very simple, click on the book now button and you will taken to the booking page, after payment you will receive all the details via mail.
Book a class

I entered a class last year and I must admit I was a little nervous even entering. I am so glad I did, it helped me to focus on a goal and I did really well. Its a great test playing in front of people and it has given me the confidence to learn more.

George Crouch George Crouch

Music Student