Kings County Music Festival

Performances and awards for young musicians

Dr. Magdalena von Eccher will adjudicate piano classes at the Festival

Many young musicians in Eastern PEI are putting the final touches on their performances in preparation for the upcoming Kings County Music Festival. Running from May 6–10, the Festival will include piano, voice, choral and instrumental classes. 

Magdalena von Eccher, assistant professor of piano at UPEI, will adjudicate piano classes. Dr. von Eccher, based in Charlottetown, completed her studies at the University of Lethbridge, University of British Columbia, and McGill University, earning the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal. She’s an accomplished performer.

Kiera Galway, assistant professor at Mount Allison University, will adjudicate vocal and choral classes. A Newfoundland native, Dr. Galway earned Bachelors’ degrees in Bassoon Performance and Music History/Literature and Music Education, plus a Masters in Choral Conducting at Memorial University. She holds a Masters’ degree in Musicology and a PhD in Music Education from the University of Toronto.

The week will conclude with the Awards Night Concert on May 10 at 7 pm at Hillcrest United in Montague. 

The public is invited to attend the Music Festival. Visit for the full program and schedule.