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THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL
SHUSWAP MUSIC FESTIVAL
BCRMTA Shuswap Branch
Rotary Clubs of Salmon Arm
APRIL 11 TO APRIL 27, 2013
CLOSING DATE FOR ALL ENTRIES:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
“MUSIC CAN CHANGE THE WORLD”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION
PROVINCIAL STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS
SCHEDULE OF DISCIPLINES/ADJUDICATOR/VENUES
Dear Music Enthusiasts!
Welcome to the 2013 Shuswap Music Festival, now in its
thirteenth year and growing.
We have chosen top adjudicators from across Western Canada
who are known for providing the participants with valuable
direction and instruction.
The Shuswap Music Festival is open to non-professional
musicians from the Southern Interior of British Columbia. This
year disciplines are: Bands, Choir, Piano, Junior Strings, and
Voice. Our goal is to provide the best possible festival experience
for all participants.
The festival program will be online, available sometime in March
in PDF form from this website. There will be no printed
Thanks to the support of local organizations and businesses and
the tremendous work of a great number of volunteers, we are
confident that we will be able to meet our goals.
We invite you to register and pay via our dedicated internet site.
We look forward to your participation and thank you for helping to
make the Shuswap Music Festival an outstanding success!
The purpose of the Shuswap Music Festival is to provide an
opportunity for amateur and/ or young performing artists to
demonstrate their achievements in music to their peers and to
In addition, the Festival provides the opportunity for constructive
and professional evaluations of young artists’ performances.
The Festival is a non-profit society managed by a volunteer
Board of Directors. Any questions not dealt with in these rules
shall be referred to the Board, whose decision shall be final.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chad Isaac, President
Sue McCrae, Vice-President
Marlene Engel, Secretary
Ken Black, Treasurer
Ruth Anne Macknee
FESTIVAL GENERAL RULES AND
IMPORTANT!! Read these general rules before completing entry forms.
Competitors must be bona fide residents of the Southern Interior of British Columbia.
All classes, unless otherwise specified, shall be open to amateurs only. The term “amateur” shall mean one whose principal income is not derived from musical services.
The condition does not apply to conductors of choirs or choral groups, nor to those bona fide students of music, who teach for the purpose of applying the money so earned to the furtherance of their musical education, provided their entry form is signed by their teacher.
Be sure to provide complete information. Include your instrument name where applicable, the categories, and class names, titles of selections, composer, and accurate performance times for each selection.
Competitors are responsible for entering the correct classes. The Festival cannot be responsible for detecting errors. PIECES MUST BE
PLAYED AS ENTERED - NO CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
A selection in a wrong category will receive adjudication only. No mark will be given.
GRADE LEVELS OF ALL ENTRIES ARE DETERMINED BY
THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC OR
CONSERVATORY CANADA SYLLABUS, CURRENT OR
PREVIOUS. PIECES ENTERED AT THE INCORRECT
GRADE LEVEL OR NOT FROM THE ABOVE SYLLABI
WILL BE DISQUALIFIED (Fees will not be refunded). ALL
ENTRIES MUST BE SYLLABUS PIECES EXCEPT FOR
ENSEMBLES AND THE NON COMPETITIVE, NON
For contact information do not use the telephone number of your performing arts school-use your home or mobile number.
PROCEDURE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION
The information you type into the registration form is exactly what will be printed in the program, so remember to spell your name correctly, use capital letters where appropriate and check all the spellings of your selections, and composers.
It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival.
Be sure to indicate if other disciplines are entered.
The Following Preparations Will Make Your Registration Easier
1. Name of Participant, telephone Number, Address, email Address
2. Birthdates and/or Age of Participants
3. Name of Teacher, email address
4. Details of Entries: Titles, Composers, Timings
5. Additional Competitors Information for Duet/Trios/Quartets and Groups
6. Year of RCM or CC Syllabus from which pieces are taken, or the book year.
Payment is online through Paypal using a credit card. This is a secure site.
It is not necessary to have a PayPal account to make payment. Follow directions when registering. Payment is made at the time of registration. There is no drop off of entries or fees; it is all completed online.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only original scores or copies authorized by copyright owners may be used at Festival venues. The performer must provide the adjudicator and accompanist with an original score or authorized copy of the selection to be performed. Performance other than designated above will not be allowed.
If a participant chooses material that is out of print or difficult to acquire, written permission from the copyright owner must be obtained to have the material copied.
This letter of authorization must be given to the secretary at the time of performance.
Frederick Harris Music publishers allow one page to be photocopied to facilitate a page turn only.
Vocal scores may be transposed to suit voice ranges if copied “by hand” - the original score must be present. (this applies to Frederick Harris and RCM books)
NO MUSIC DOWNLOADED FROM THE INTERNET IS ALLOWED
EXCEPT THOSE COPIES PURCHASED THROUGH LONG AND
MCQUADE THAT HAVE THEIR STAMP ON BOTH COPIES. VOICE
AND STRING STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE 2 ORIGINAL COPIES.
Age and birth date are required on all entries to be considered for the Provincial festival. Accepted age shall be of December 31 of the previous calendar year (2012). Grade levels of all entries are determined by the Royal Conservatory or Conservatory Canada syllabus, current or previous. The grade and age level must be consistent in all solo classes entered except where specified. (i.e. concert groups, duets). Grade 9, 10, and Associate students may enter competitively for two years at the same grade level. Repertoire repeated in the second year must be entered for adjudication only. All other performers must enter at the next grade level in the next festival year.
Open Classes are for those students who have completed their diploma level or have already entered the Grade 10 or Associate level classes for two years and will be Non-competitive (for adjudication only).
Category and Grade will determine class divisions. To help avoid scheduling conflicts, please indicate all additional Disciplines and Classes entered on the online registration form. Note that classes may be scheduled for any day of the week. In fairness to all participants in competitive classes, THE FESTIVAL CANNOT ACCOMMODATE ANY
ONE PARTICIPANT’S OR TEACHER’S REQUESTS FOR
The Festival Committee reserves the right to eliminate, combine, sub-divide or create classes as deemed necessary or to refuse any entry. Conflicts in scheduling with other festivals will result in the performer making a choice as to which festival he/she will participate in.
Registration confirmations with class names, performance times and dates will be emailed to all email addresses listed on the online registration form once scheduling is completed.
Teachers, participants, parents of participants, or members of the audience should have no unauthorized communication with any Adjudicator prior to or during the Festival.
Please contact the Festival Board for appropriate time and procedure if you wish to communicate with an Adjudicator in any way. Unauthorized communication with an Adjudicator by the performer’s teacher, the parent(s) of the participant, or the participant, will result in disqualification of the performer. The Adjudicator shall have discretionary power to stop any performance at any time. In all matters of adjudication, the Adjudicator’s decision shall be final.
NO PROTEST OR COMPLAINT MAY BE ADDRESSED DIRECTLY TO
Unless a special room is provided, no part of the venue may be used for practice during the Festival. Family and friends of the performer and the performer must remain in the areas designated for festival participation.
Absolutely no food or drinks are allowed into any venue.
Please adhere to the following general procedure:
- Erase all marks and notations on books.
- For reference purposes, number the first measure of each line on the music provided for the adjudicator.
- Arrive at the Venue at least 15 minutes before scheduled performance time.
- When your name is called, hand your book to the Adjudicator’s Secretary before proceeding to the performance floor or stage
Refer to the individual disciplines for more detailed instructions.
CONDUCT DURING A PERFORMANCE
DRESS CODE – appropriate dress for concert performance should be worn – no blue jeans
Respectful silence is expected of everyone in the venue. No movement in or out of the venue is permitted during performances or adjudications. This applies to every festival location.
No cameras, video recorders, or tape recorders are allowed in the venue. All cellular phones must be turned off or silenced. ABSOLUTELY NO
PICTURES TO BE TAKEN (INCLUDING CELL PHONE PICTURES)
The group must be entered at the grade level of the most advanced performer. Include each partner’s age, grade & instrument.
Three or more performers. The group must be entered at the grade level of the most advanced performer. Please list ALL members of the group with ages and birthdates.
PROVINCIAL/NATIONAL STANDARDS, REQUIREMENTS
Top performers from the festival as chosen by the adjudicators will be recommended for the Performing Arts BC annual festival. Musical Theatre entrants must enter both Comedy and Ballad to be eligible for provincial recommendation from the Shuswap Music Festival. For more or detailed information about Provincial Festival standards and requirements, and the festival’s syllabus check the Performing Arts BC website at http://www.performingartsbc.ca – http//www.fcmf.org for National Festival.
STANDARD SCALE OF MARKS
DISTINCTION 90 & OVER
GOLD 86 - 89
SILVER 83 - 85
BRONZE 80 - 82
PARTICIPANT UNDER 80
To be eligible for solo scholarships, participants must be 28 years or younger as of December 31, 2012 and enter a minimum of three solo classes in their Discipline. Open classes, concerto classes, and Concert group classes are non-scholarship classes. Performers are eligible to win only one scholarship in each discipline entered if the above requirements are met. Graded scholarships are awarded to students with the highest marks of three solo classes entered. All other scholarships and awards given are at the sole decision of the adjudicator.
Some awards are given in specific categories such as Bands, Choirs, Ensemble Classes and Composition. The above scholarship criteria do not apply in this case. Musical theatre entrants must enter both Comedy and Ballad to be eligible for Musical Theatre awards.
A FINAL NOTE
Our rules are meant to provide a “level playing field” for all performers. We respectfully ask that all participants, their teachers, friends and family comply with them to ensure that all performers get the most from the Festival.
SCHEDULE OF DISCIPLINES, VENUES, &
April 10- 12th, 2013
April 15- 18th, 2013
April 22 -24th, 2013
April 15 – 17th, 2013
(Grade 1 – 7)
April 22- 24th, 2013
(Grade 1 – ARCT)
GALA CONCERT: 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
FIRST UNITED CHURCH
20 – 4th Street SE
$10.00 PER FAMILY
$5.00 PER PERSON