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March 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2023

ADJUDICATOR: Kevin Zakresky



 It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules and Regulations of


the festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions


are not the responsibility of the festival. 


All disciplines

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



All music must be published.

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 if 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.

Please state age and singing grade level of the competitor on the entry forms.


Incomplete and erroneous forms will be returned.

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


Ages 18 and under


Ages 24 & under

Open Adult

Ages 25 & up
no medallions or scholarships awarded

Competitors must compete at the same singing grade level in all solo classes. (Excluding


non-competitive entries)


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 (i.e., in Grade 6 in one syllabus and Grade 8 in another- the song can be sung in


Grades 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.


Competitors are responsible for providing their own accompanist.


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.

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.

Changes to the selection or additions to a selection cannot be made after the Festival


Program is presented online. Any changes will require the piece to be presented as non-