The Festival proceedings shall be under the management of the Wishing Well Lions Club Music Festival Committee. All rules are subject to change.
1. Pieces for all classes (other than Preparatory and speciality classes) must be chosen from the current Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) syllabus 2015. Any entry that is not eligible for the class or any pieces that are not fully described on the entry form may be disqualified.
2. Entries must be received by July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm.
3. Contestants may enter only once in each class. Only one movement of a sonata should be played per class.
4.. Contestants may enter as many different classes as they wish.
5. The Festival Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry.
6. Classes may be combined at the discretion of the Festival Committee.
8. Entries must be video recorded and posted, publicly or unlisted, to Youtube. The correct link to the video must be submitted with the entry form. Do not upload the video as Private.
9. The title of submitted videos should be "Class - Participant": for example, "Grade 1 List A - Glenn Gould".
10. The competitor's hands, arms, and face should be clearly visible.
11. No editing of the video whatsoever is allowed for any reason. This includes cuts, dubbing audio, inserting text, or improving quality. The video uploaded should be exactly the same as it was recorded.
12. The camera should not move. Cell-phone recordings should be horizontal.
13. The quality of the piano, including tuning, will not affect marks. contestants should not feel the need to have their pianos tuned. Any digital or acoustic piano with 88 keys and a pedal is suitable for our festival. Likewise, audio and video quality will not be weighed for or against a competitor.
14. Contestants should wear performance-appropriate clothing as best they can and bow before and after playing their piece.
15. In classes where the competitor performs two pieces, they should be played one after the other in one video with no cuts.
16. Three festival concerts will be held - a junior (Preparatory-Grade 3) concert on August 13 at 7:30pm, an intermediate (Grade 4 - Grade 8) concert on August 20 at 7:30pm, and a senior (Grade 9 - ARCT) concert at 7:30pm.
16a. The concerts will be streamed on our website, accessible to the public. Contestants will be sent links to download the concerts for free and may purchase a DVD of the concerts for a nominal fee.
17. The performance(s) of each first-place winner will be played at the relevant festival concert.
18. The results of each class will be announced, live, at the festival concerts, including the contestants' names. The names of trophy winners will also be announced during the festival concerts.
19. All contestants will receive written comments and a mark out of 100.
20. Written comments will be emailed to contestants by August 23 at the latest.
21. All contestants will receive printed certificates.
22. All contestants who place first in at least one class with a grade of 85 or higher will receive one first place medal (including both contestants in the duet class).
22. Contestants who place first more than once are eligible to be nominated by the adjudicator to receive a special trophy.
23. All awards will be mailed or delivered to contestants’ homes.