Not at all! The camera and microphone quality of most smartphones is sufficient. The adjudicators know that the technical quality of the recording is not to be considered. All of our adjudicators have experience with virtual performances.
We require a single video for each class a student is entered in. If you are registered in a concert group for voice, for instance, you may edit multiple recordings together into a single video.
There is an excellent video on Music Festival Suite that will teach you how to do this. https://www.musicfestivalsuite.com/upload.shtml
Yes, you need an accompaniment for all selections that are composed with accompaniment. Recorded accompaniments are not permitted, according to SMFA rules & regulations. If the selection that is being performed was composed with recorded accompaniment, that is permitted.
Yes! Thanks to our generous scholarship donors, we will be able to provide scholarships as we have in previous years. A complete scholarship list is available on our website at https://reginamusicfestival.org/2020-scholarships-2/
The Lions and MLT Aikins competitions will take place on Saturday, May 6th at Darke Hall.
The competitors in these competitions will be chosen by the adjudicators throughout the festival.
The competitors for the MLT Aikins competition are chosen from the ages 15, 16 & 17 year old classes in the Brass/Woodwind/Percussion, Strings, Piano 1 and Vocal 1 competitions.
The competitors for the Lions competition are chosen from the ages 18 years old and over classes in the Brass/Woodwind/Percussion, Strings, Piano 1 and Vocal 1 competitions.
Festival programs will be available free online. There will be no printed program.
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 Canada West levels of festival.
The use of photocopies is strictly forbidden. Please see the SMFA syllabus for copyright information.
Unfortunately, the Regina Music Festival does not take special requests in regard to scheduling. There are simply too many people involved to make these feasible.
The Regina Music Festival Association will try to support participants who are unable to perform at their scheduled date and time as published in the Festival 2023 Program. Please contact Robin Tinani as early as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this is intended only for those who have a serious conflict with their scheduled class but wish to be able to perform and receive feedback from the adjudicator. Any rescheduled performances will be for adjudication only. No marks will be given and therefore the participant should understand that the performance will not be eligible for scholarship consideration nor for advancement to the Provincial Festival or the Canada West Festival.
There are no refunds once an entry has been received.
If you realize you have made a mistake in your registration, and it is before registration closes on January 31, 2023 – simply login to your Music Festival Suite account and you can make the changes.
If you have realized the mistake after January 31, 2023 – you will have to contact Robin Tinani at email@example.com. Your registration will go through the scrutineering process. Please see the RMF rules & regulations.