Sri Lanka Festival of Music, Dance & Speech

Music and Drama are inherent in our lives, with proper techniques of teaching and professional guidance each one of us can be credited with either the potentiality in speech, drama or even the musical instincts that we possess. We at The International Institute of Music, Speech & Drama, work continuously towards encouraging Teachers to enhance these talents in their students and bring out the best in them.

Sri Lanka Festival of Music, Dance & Speech, has been one of our main events since 1998 and has been escalating since. The initial festival which had the participation of just 07 centres and 1500 students has developed and extended to 42 centres and over 10000 candidates from various parts of the island, branding it as a unique National Festival.

The students are graded and awarded by Foreign Adjudicators in the disciplines of Music, Dance and Speech. The grades and respective awards are as follows:

  • Above 85  – Gold medal
  • Between 81 – 84 – Silver medal
  • Between 78 – 80 – Bronze medal
  • Between 75 – 77 – Certificate

Music, Dance & Speech which can be performed as Solos, Duets, Trios, Groups and Choirs are categorized in the following:

    Piano, Keyboard,String, Woodwind, Brasswind, Accordion, Melodica, Guitar, Singing, Percussion, Band.

    Dance:

    All categories of Eastern (Oriental) Dance, Western Dance
    Free Improvisation, Song & Dance

    Speech:

    Verse speaking, Prose Reading, Public Speaking, Television News reading, Radio News reading, Sacred Reading, Drama, Mime.

    The Festival which is held annually from May to July is committed to providing students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential. While learning and developing a whole range of techniques, students develop their personality, interact with their peers, enjoy new skills and most of all have lots of fun, in a lively and creative environment. Students are consequently enriched with a high level of confidence and self belief, which will complement and support them throughout their lives.

    Downloads:

    Click here for the festival guidelines

    Click here for the application form

    Click here for the festival syllabus

International Summer Youth Summer Camp

  • Increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Increased enjoyment of learning
  • A growing command of language
  • Desire to share and present ideas
  • Clearer speech
  • Improved pronunciation
  • Improved tone of voice

These are a number of predominant qualities that a student acquires from education in Music, Speech & Drama. The annual International Youth Summer Camp program gives children and youth a chance to discover the exciting world of theatre with professional directors, musicians and choreographers.

  • Speech & Drama by the course Director Timothy McCarthy – Ireland, on One Act Plays, Choral Speaking, Creative Movement among others.
  • Music is by the course Director Andrew Sherwood – UK, which includes Orchestra and Chorale.
  • Dance is choreographed and presented by the course Director Caroline  Savidge- UK.

This week long Camp offers unique experiences while being able to participate in Speech & Drama, Music, Dance, Singing and Games. Multicultural Interaction, strong skills building in vocal production, movement and use of language are some of the positive learning experiences gained during this programme whilst the emphasis is on creative thinking, team work and personal growth through dynamic challenges.

The Grand Finalé which is the Public Concert and Award of Certificates held on the final day of the Camp is undoubtedly an impressive, pleasing display of amateur professionalism that illuminates the skills of the stage in every participant.

Click here for detailed camp information

Click here for the application form

International Youth Summer Camp 2012 will be held from April 15th -2oth .

A teacher will be enrolled free, together with 5 enrolled students.

Closing date : February 28th

Camp concert: April 2oth