Changing the ordering of contestants with a class upon a reasonable request is permitted – so if you simply need to perform earlier or later within your class time, let the secretary (for your class) know. However, other schedule changes are not permitted as changing the order of classes in a session affects other contestants performing within the session.
Memorization is not required, although it is encouraged. The effect of this upon your mark is at the discretion of the adjudicator. If you do not perform from memory, note that you will need an original copy in addition to the ones required for the adjudicator as well as your accompanist (if you have one).
Memorization is required at the provincial and national levels of festival.
Yes, the SMFA made a ruling that test pieces may be entered in other classes including within the same discipline.
The use of photocopies is strictly forbidden. Please see the SMFA syllabus, pp. 7-8 for detailed copyright information.
Unfortunately, the Regina Music Festival doesn’t take special requests in regard to scheduling. There are simply too many people involved to make these feasible.
FESTIVAL PROGRAMS are available for $12 by pre-ordering here (or on your registration form) until March 15. Programs will also be for sale (location TBA) during the month of April as well as at festival locations for $15. See our ‘General Information’ page for up-to-date information.
Each class can only be entered by the one participant type. For instance, if you are trying to register for a duet, you must register as another participant using class type ‘Duet, Trio, or Quartet’. There is some crossover between ‘Duet, Trio, or Quartet’ and ‘Small Ensemble’. All ensemble classes which could include 3 – 6 members are classified as ‘Small Ensemble’. If you’re still having trouble, please contact the production manager for assistance.
Have you tried re-entering your username and password? They need to both be entered each time, whether they appear to show up in the field or not. This is a default setting in your browser. You have the option to change it, but this is how to solve the problem without changing the setting.
There are no refunds once an entry has been received.
Each ensemble needs to be entered as if it is a separate participant even if members of the group also have other solo entries (i.e. Bill Smith on his own is considered a different participant from Bill Smith and his friend Francine Jones, and Bill Smith and Theo Smith are yet a third participant.)
Check if you have entered a time for your selection. The process of registration will not proceed until the time is entered.
If you entered on-line, you can change the class and/or repertoire until January 31 – simply select ‘modify class’ beside the class you which to alter and make the required changes. If you submitted a paper entry, no changes may be made.
This is a known issue that only seems to affect users of Firefox. Try your registration in a different browser (Such as Chrome, Opera, etc.) and it should work.
Several festivals use the same server for their registrations. This means that the server is occasionally under heavy load, and has trouble handling it. It is in the process of being optimized for heavier load, but all that you need to do is wait for it to sort out. Come back later, after an hour or so, and you may find you are successful.