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Piano - Rules and Regulations

1. Please read the General Rules and Regulations.

2.  a) To qualify for Junior A Class, the competitors must have performed in three or more solo classes in Grades 6 to 9.

  b) Competitors wishing to be considered for recommendation to Junior B, Intermediate or Senior at Provincials must participate in three or more Solo Classes with selections of ARCT level or higher.

  c) Competitors wishing to be considered for recommendation to the Provincial Excellence Class at Provincials in Piano must enter Senior Concert Group Class 900 plus one other Senior level class at the ARCT level. The age limit for this class is 23 years and under.

3.  All competitors must perform in three or more classes to qualify for any trophy or scholarship (e.g. Best Performer in Romantic Pianoforte).

See Page 3 - Under: Provincial Competition Structure


4. Each competitor must submit an original copy/score of the music selections to the adjudicator's secretary prior to the class in which he/she is to perform. Failure to produce an original score will result in Competitors receiving an adjudication only and will not receive a placement or mark.

5. Competitors must number the first bar of each line in their score(s).

6. All copyrights regarding music must be observed. Photocopies or manual copies of copyrighted material will not be accepted. The adjudicator must be given a complete original score of music under copyright for the duration of the performance. If original scores are not available, a letter is required from the publisher giving permission for copying. If the selection is generally considered to be in the public domain, a letter confirming this fact is required from the publisher along with permission to copy. The use of music downloaded from the Internet is permissible as long as it is accompanied by receipts for the number of copies downloaded. If membership in a site provides free use of the material downloaded, proof of membership must be provided. Music downloaded from the free website www.imslp.org is permitted. Please write the full URL of the work being performed on the first page of all parts and copies being used. The Federation of Canadian Music Festivals does allow photocopies for the purposes of page turns, but the full score must still be present at the performance venue, in addition to an original copy for the adjudicator. Competitors attempting to use unauthorized copies of copyrighted material will be disqualified.

7. ENTRY FORMS: All solo entries MUST be submitted on the Piano Solo Entry Form. DO NOT use Speech or Vocal Forms. ALL group entries (duet, trio, 4 hand and 8 hand) MUST be submitted on the Piano Group Form. Specific description of selections and composers, such as Opus number and movement(s) etc. MUST be included on all entry forms. Performance time for each selection MUST be stated on the entry form as well. This includes pieces in all graded and non-graded classes. Time the selections accurately and state the ACTUAL performance time on the entry form NOT the maximum time allowed.

8.  a) Competitors must perform the compositions as listed in the program book. A change of selections immediately prior to the
performance will result in disqualification.

     b) Competitors who perform a selection of a grade level that is inappropriate for the graded class that they have entered will receive
adjudication only.

9.  a) The adjudicator may stop any performance at any time, either verbally or by ringing a bell.

     b) When the performance exceeds the time limit set out in the official Syllabus the adjudicator WILL stop the performance and a
deduction of Five (5) marks will be made.

10. DRESS CODE:  Please note, appropriate attire is encouraged.

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