A warm welcome to all those who wish to enter the Abbotsford Music Festival.
Please see below the Terms of Registration.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a Closed Festival Competitors cannot move on to Provincials through this festival.
- The 2021 Abbotsford Music Festival Classes, Play-offs, will be by video submission.
- Adjudications done in classes by Zoom meetings
- Festival participants will submit their pieces as recorded videos by May 1st, 2021.
- Class adjudication will take place in scheduled Zoom meetings with the adjudicator and all the class entrants.
- Class adjudications to be held May 10 - 15, 2021.
- Students must be present in the meeting to receive an adjudication and to be eligible for awards.
- Students should be at their instrument and prepared to play their entry in response to the adjudicator's request.
PIANO: The student must be a resident of Abbotsford, be studying with a teacher who resides in Abbotsford, or be studying with an Abbotsford BCRMTA branch member.
STRINGS: Must be a resident of Abbotsford, be studying with a teacher who is a resident of Abbotsford, be studying at an Abbotsford music studio or be a student of a member of the Abbotsford branch of BCRMTA.
ENSEMBLES: At least one member must be a resident of Abbotsford, be studying with a teacher who resides in Abbotsford or be studying with an Abbotsford BCRMTA branch member.
TALENT SHOW: At least one member must be a resident of Abbotsford, be studying with a teacher who resides in Abbotsford or be studying with an Abbotsford BCRMTA branch member.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15th , 2021.
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: Double-check the festival dates BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE ENTRIES to make sure there are no conflicts.
TEACHERS: It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure registrations are accurate and complete to avoid disqualification.
Names of selected works cannot be changed at any time after the Festival Registrar has received the entry.
In the unfortunate event of an error in registration, the student will be permitted to perform non- competitively (no marks or placement given). This may affect play-off participation.
THE FESTIVAL CANNOT MAKE CHANGES OR REFUND REGISTRATION FEES.
Memory is expected and music presented must be an original score. Photocopied music without proper authorization will result in disqualification.
Please note - to be eligible for awards, students must be entered and compete in a minimum of two classes or in concert class.
Strings - An accompanist is the responsibility of the student and teacher and must use an original score.
Submission of this application gives permission to the Abbotsford Music Festival for use of photo images of the applicant without charge for the limited purpose of festival promotion (i.e. pictures displayed at the festival venue, program, newspaper.)
A group photograph taken at the awards concert of all the award winners will will be posted on www.abbotsfordmusicbcrmta.com to promote the festival and acknowledge our winners. It will be your choice to be included in this photo or not.
Official programs will be ready May 3, 2021.
The program can also be downloaded from the website: www.abbotsfordmusicteachers.com
TEACHERS NOTE: Teachers submitting registrations MUST volunteer, or send a replacement. The volunteer positions may look different this year. Flexibility will be necessary from both the festival committee and the volunteers.