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PKMF Virtual Festival 2021 – Musical Theatre


With Classical Voice behind us, we would like to share with you a few helpful hints to make Musical Theatre a successful event.

Classical Voice was a steep learning curve for all that were involved and as a result we spent many late nights renaming files, converting documents, and preparing everything for the adjudicator. In retrospect it was a lot more labor intensive than the work we put into a live festival.  To aide in making Musical Theatre more manageable we ask you to carefully read through and adhere to the following:

Due to it being a virtual festival it is EXTREMELY important that all of your files be labeled correctly.



             Autumn Lafferty : Ballad : On My Own

Sheet music must be sent in .pdf files. Each music pieces should be sent as a single .pdf document labelled in the same format as your video. (there are many free downloadable programs that can help you do this quickly and easily such as pdf converter)

We have found that files uploaded from phones do not contain any of the necessary information and it is VERY time consuming to go through every video and piece of sheet music to search  for info and rename them. It is imperative that you upload your files to a computer, rename them and then upload to the email link you have been provided.  This will ensure your submissions are linked to the proper file for adjudication. Uploading from your computer has also proven to be faster.

Although the deadline for submissions to Musical Theatre is Thursday April 8th at 1pm, you many begin uploading your files now and we encourage you to do it sooner rather than later. There will be no late entries accepted for Musical Theatre so if you run into issues, have missing files etc... we will not be able to assist you after April 8th at 1pm. We check for entries often and once we have everything from one participant you will receive a personalized email of confirmation from Tiffani stating so. 

Adjudication will begin on April 9th and continue through the weekend. No results or adjudications will be shared until after the director and adjudicator have their final meeting on Monday April 11th.  Once that meeting has concluded, you will receive all of your adjudications via email. Medallions, certificates, scholarships and awards will be ready for pick up once the entire PKMF festival is over. You will be emailed a date and time for pick up at a later date. 

Provincial candidates will be notified by phone on either April 12th and 13th in the evenings.

Beyond all that we saw some amazing work put into the videos for Classical Voice. We appreciate that everyone clearly introduced themselves, as well as their song at the start of each video and adhered to the classical voice standard for dress. Well done everyone. 


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 for Dropbox in order to access the file sharing capabilities. 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.
  •         Recorded piano accompaniment is only to be used. Not karaoke or modified versions.
  • ··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.
  • 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. Videos and sheet music is to be submitted no later than Thursday April 8th by 1:00pm. 
  • ·· 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 9th and 10th of April. 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.


Additional rules pertaining to Musical Theatre:

1. Musical Theatre entries are own choice selections from any musical, Broadway musical, or motion picture musical including animated musicals unless otherwise stated as in selections from a Cabaret/Revue genre.

2. Costumes and movement are permitted but not necessary, as is limited stage movement and dancing if appropriate. All handheld props allowed; no limit. A chair will be provided, and may be use. Props must be set up and struck by the PERFORMER.

3. The performance will be adjudicated as a total program with voice, acting, characterization, movement, staging and appropriate costuming all being taken into consideration.

4. The source of the selection must be listed on the entry form (example – “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun” from Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin) or entry will not be accepted.

5. No opera or operetta is accepted in this section.

6. To be considered for the Provincial classes in Musical Theatre, competitors must enter at least two classes from Comedy, Ballad, Additional Repertoire, Production or Cabaret. 

7. Classes will be subdivided by age.  

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. Candidates must enter at least two solo categories to be eligible for an award. See Scholarship Page

10. Selections must have appropriate/acceptable language and content that is suitable for ALL AGE LEVELS OF PARTICIPANTS AND AUDIENCES.  

11. 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.