External Opportunities

External Festival 2020

Every spring, BASA students have the opportunity to participate in external Speech Arts Festivals where they can showcase their performance skills in front of a new audience and a non-BASA adjudicator. The two local Speech Arts Festivals are the Coquitlam District Music Festival and the Vancouver Speech and Drama Festival. Students can participate in multiple competitive categories and can even enter the Provincial Class for their age category to be considered for competition in the Performing Arts BC 2020 Festival in Cranbrook, BC in June 2020. 

Vancouver Speech and Drama Festival will run April 20 – May 1, 2020 at the St. James Community Square in Vancouver. 

Coquitlam District Music Festival will take place in February 2020 at Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam. Deadline to register is December 15, 2019. 


External Exams 2020

With every performance experience comes improvement and increased confidence, so we strive to provide our students with as many varied performance opportunities as possible. Though all of our students are challenged by our own internal exams, many also choose to take external exams offered by The Royal Conservatory of Music or Trinity College London.

Registration for RCM and Trinity exams are in January 2020 and the exams are scheduled during May/June. If you are interested in taking part in an external exam, please speak to your teacher.