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Friday March 5 through Sunday March 7 


PKMF Virtual Festival 2021 – Classical Voice

Current Restrictions Plan:


Due to the current Covid restrictions, we are making every effort to facilitate this year’s event.  We ask that you record your video with the idea that this were an in-person, live event so would encourage you to dress appropriately and produce a quality video for adjudication.


We have decided to use for file sharing. It is a free, secure and simple file sharing app that you can access from your home computer, tablet or phone. You will be required to sign up in order to access the file sharing capabilities. DROP BOX LINK:

To ensure that all submissions are consistent we ask that you adhere to the following points:

  • ·Music must be sent as a separate document in conjunction with your recording.
  • ·Labelling your sheet music and recording files should include your full name, category, song name and composer. Sheet music can be sent as a .jpg or .pdf file. Videos should be in .mp4 format.
  • ·Decide on a comfortable location and time to record your video. The surrounding environment should be quiet so the audio quality in the video is as a good as possible. It is important that the Adjudicator be able to view your whole body in the video.
  • ·Adjudication will be based solely on the performance you submit.
  • ·  NEW!It is also imperative that you properly introduce yourself and your performance piece! These steps at the beginning of your video will allow us to categorize your pieces for the adjudicator. All accompaniment must be prerecorded piano music. No karaoke or other professional recorded music. 
  • ·Using a smart phone (or other device), have a parent, teacher or family member record your performance. Alternatively, you can set up your phone/device on a tripod or propped up so you can make your own video. Please keep your recording device still while recording. YOUR DEVICE MUST BE RECORDED “LANDSCAPE”. Handheld mics altered or enhanced recordings will not be accepted.
  • ·Review your video before you submit it.
  • ·March 4th  at  5pm is the video recording and sheet music and text pdf deadline. No late submissions accepted. Once your video recordings and sheet music or text pdfs as described in are uploaded, they will be included in the Adjudicator Discipline packages.
  • · That’s it! Adjudication will happen throughout the 5thand 6thof March (possibly 7th as well). The adjudicator will review your submission and provide a written adjudication and mark (if applicable). The adjudicator comment sheets will be emailed to you by PKMF. The Festival Scholarship & Awards Committee will then produce the certificates, scholarships, awards and BC Provincial Festival Recommendations as described in Syllabus 2021. Continue to watch for updates.



 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. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries.



1. All music must be published.

2. Photocopied music may not be used in the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival without the written permission of the copyright holder (composer or publisher). “Permission to Photocopy or Transcribe” letters and “Authorized Music” copies must be with the Music at the competition. Second copies transcribing music to another key will not be permitted unless authorization is given by copyright holder. The Canadian Federation of Music Festivals has now deemed it permissible to use photocopies for page turns as long as the original copy is present at the performance. There must be two original copies present in the competition hall. Any competitor or accompanist violating copyright laws will be immediately disqualified.

3. Please state age and singing grade level of the competitor on the entry forms. Incomplete and erroneous forms will be returned.

4. Class numbers are determined by singing grade, (excluding vocal ensembles, choirs, and non-competitive entries) and will be further subdivided by age groups as follows:

Junior A - ages 10 years and under

Junior B - ages 11 - 14
Intermediate - ages 18 years and under
Senior - 19 years and over

Open adult - 29 & over (no medallions or scholarships awarded)

5. Competitors must compete at the same singing grade level in all solo classes. (Excluding non-competitive entries.)

6. Use the current RCM or Conservatory Canada syllabus for all list classes. If a selection appears in the syllabi under different grade levels, the song may be sung within the range it occurs (ie. in grade 6 in one syllabus and grade 8 in another- the song can be sung in grade 6, 7, and 8).

“Own Choice” classes are encouraged to use RCM or Conservatory Canada pieces, and where applicable, Canadian composers. “Own Choice” repertoire must be consistent in difficulty with the competitor’s selected singing grade. The Music Festival Committee trusts the integrity of teachers and performers to comply with this regulation. If, for any reason, an adjudicator finds repertoire unsuitable in a singing grade level, the adjudicator has the right to refuse marks.

7. Competitors are responsible for providing their own accompanist.

8. Non-Competitive Classes - any competitor may enter any class as non-competitive. They will be given adjudication but will not be eligible for any certificates, cups, awards and/or scholarships. The class will be scheduled as determined by the festival.

9. The Music Festival Committee respects the right for all competitors to have a performance setting void of distractions and interruptions. Persons not showing courtesy and respect to the competitor will be removed from the performance venue and disciplinary action may be taken by the Music Festival Committee.

10. Changes to the selection or additions to a selection can not be made after the Festival Program is presented online. Any changes will require the piece to be presented as non-competitive.