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*** DATES MAY MOVE TO APRIL ***

PIANOFORTE IFRIDAY APRIL 16-18, 2021   VIRTUAL 

 

PKMF Virtual Festival 2021 – PIANO 

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.

**Currently working on a new file sharing method.

Please record your videos when you are ready, and we will update File Sharing Mid March**

Thank you for your patience!! 

We have decided to use dropbox.com 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 Drop Box in order to access the file sharing capabilities.  The Dropbox invitation will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the registration closing date. 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 AND keyboard.
  • ··Adjudication will be based solely on the performance you submit.
  • ··It is also imperative that you properly introduce yourself, your accompanist 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.
  •         Those students entered in sight reading class will receive the sight-reading excerpt by email 48 hours before the recording cut off (Just like the virtual spring RCM exams for the 2020).  Please ensure you have recorded yourself playing the sight written excerpt and handed into Drop Box by the cutoff date and time.
  • ··  Sunday April 11th - 12:01amis 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 16th -18th 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 www.PKMF.org for updates.



For information contact the Captain: Jan Webb
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ADDITIONAL RULES PERTAINING TO PIANOFORTE:

1. Photocopied music WILL BE used in the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival FOR 2021. Keep music books in possession, doo not turn in Music Books.

FOR FUTURE YEARS: (without the written permission of the copyright holder (composer or publisher).The FCMF has now deemed it permissible to use photocopies for page turns as long as the original copy is present at the performance.)

2. Selections are "Own Choice". Repeats are optional up to and including Grade 4 except da capos which must be observed. Piano concertos at all grade levels are to be performed without repeats except da capo. 1st and 2nd endings may be performed.

3. Each competitor shall compete at the same grade level in all solo classes entered.

4. Memorization of music is expected in competitive solo classes. Three (3) marks will be deducted if the score is used. No marks will be deducted for using the score in duet, trio or quartet classes.

5. Participants in graded classes, except the Canadian Composers class, may only select repertoire, as listed from a current Royal Conservatory of  Music or Conservatory Canada Syllabus. Abridged versions of classical music are not acceptable. Selections for the Canadian Composers Class must be composers who are recognized and published and be consistent with performer’s grade level. For a list of composers, visit the Canadian Music Centre website at www.musiccentre.ca

6. Irregular List Pieces may be used if permission has been received from the appropriate Conservatory for use in an examination.

 

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.