Is online registration easy to use?
There have been significant changes made over the last few years to the online registration procedure which will make it much easier to register for all classes at one time.
- Before you start your registration download the syllabus and read it. It is your responsibility to know all the rules.
- Have all the details of the pieces which you are going to perform ready – full name of piece with complete details such as key signature etc, first and last name of composer, length of time it takes to perform etc.
- Click on the Title of the discipline in the list below or on the word Register which is next to it and you will be linked to the discipline in which you want to register.
- You may register for all classes in one discipline on one registration form. Call or email the office if you have any questions or changes. Do not assume that any error you have made will be fixed.
Is there an administration fee charged?
A fee of $7.00 will be charged on all entries.
Where is the office located?
Suite 201, 7003 – 5th Street SE – just north of the Calgary Farmer’s Market. Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (some exceptions apply – call 403-283-6009 for details.)
Where will my classes be held?
Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts at Mount Royal University: 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW or Bethany Chapel: 3333 Richardson Way SE (across from MRU)
Monday, December 12, 2016
In person or by mail – 6:00 pm
Online – midnight
Deadline: All Other Disciplines
Tuesday, January 16, 2017
In person or by mail – 6:00 pm
Online – midnight
What if my entries are late?
Late entries will be accepted for an additional fee of $75.00 until 5:00 pm: PIANO – January 4, 2017; ALL OTHER DISCIPLINES – January 23, 2013.
How many classes may I enter?
Competitors may enter a maximum of six solo classes in each discipline as well as the Provincial National class.
May I enter the same class as I did last year?
You may enter the same class if you were not the Gold or First place winner. If you were the winner you must enter the next age or grade class.
What happens if I forget something on my entry form?
Corrections/changes required may be subject to a fee of $25.00. See Registration page on the Festival website for Change Form. DEADLINE for changes: Friday, March 17, 2017. All changes must be received in print by email or Canada Post.
Your entry will not be processed until all information has been received.
Do I have to put my selections on the entry form ?
Selection information must be supplied at the time of entry unless you are entering Band, Choral, or School classes.
How do I decide which class to enter for my age?
The age of a competitor is determined by the age they will be on December 31, 2016.
On a group entry is there extra information required?
The date of birth for each soloist and each member of a duet or trio must appear on the entry form.
If you are entering a chamber ensemble, you must provide the names of the competitors and their instruments.
Can I get a refund if I cancel a class?
We do not provide refunds for cancellations.
What if I can’t come on a certain day?
You will need to reschedule the event(s) that conflict with your Festival class. Scheduling requests are only available to Provincial National competitors, Bands, School groups, Orchestras and Choirs.
What do I do if the selection I want to perform has not yet been published?
You need to submit a copy of the work before you enter the class.
A committee will then determine the suitability and we will let you know if it is appropriate for that class.
I cannot find the selection as it is “out of print” – what do I do?
A copy of “out-of-print” music may be used provided a letter is obtained from the publisher stating that the piece is out of print and that they give permission for use of a copy.
May I perform the same piece in this year’s festival as last year?
For solo and ensemble classes, a competitor may not repeat the same selection in our festival for the next two festival years. Exception: Provincial National Class.
Should I announce the title of my selection before I perform?
Some people in the audience will not have programs, so it is a good idea to let them know what they are about to hear.
Can I play “pop” music in the Festival?
The music is expected to be of a serious “classical” nature in all classes except Musical Theatre and classes designated as pop or jazz.
Do I need to bring my music with me to my class?
Yes – Make sure you put your name or your teacher’s name on the music or speech selection(s).
I only have a photocopy – may I bring it to the class?
Photocopied music or speech selections cannot be used. Due to copyright laws, photocopies cannot be accepted. See Rule on the Festival Rules page.
I want to enter the Provincial and National classes – how do I do that?
As you will need to enter the correct classes at the Calgary Festival, call the office at 403-283-6009.
Are there classes in French?
Yes there are. Choral Speech classes are listed in the respective syllabi.
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