The CFMTA E-Festival is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists of any age performing at all levels, who are studying with a teacher who is a member of one of our affiliated provincial Registered Music Teachers’ Associations
The February 2020 CFMTA Open E-Festival is the first time the CFMTA E-Festival will be accepting entries from ANY composer of any style and genre of repertoire. Students may submit more than one entry.
The intent for this CFMTA E-Festival is to provide a more relaxed performance opportunity, allowing for early performance and preparation feedback, which teachers may choose to incorporate into the continuing preparations for local festivals or exams in the Spring.
- Entries will be accepted starting February 7, 2020 at 12 Midnight Pacific Standard Time
- Entries will close on February 28, 2020 at 12 Midnight Pacific Standard Time
- Detailed written adjudication returned via email within one (1) week of the confirmation of entry
- Certificate returned by Canada Post by March 15, 2020
- Any Canadian composition
- Previously graded selections preferred
- Accessible sources and syllabi for graded pieces:
- Memorization is encouraged but not compulsory
Class and Fee Structure
|Level||RCM/CC Grade level||Maximum Playing Time||Entry Fee|
|Division 1||Primary||Prep – Grade 2||3 Minutes||$25/entry|
|Division 2||Elementary||Grades 3-5||5 Minutes||$30/entry|
|Division 3||Intermediate||Grades 6-8||6 Minutes||$35/entry|
|Division 4||Advanced||Grade 9 and up||10 Minutes||$40/entry|
- Professional recordings are not required for this competition but good audio quality is very important
- MP4 video recording of each competition selection. iPhone/cell phone videos with good quality audio are acceptable.
- Video recording can be done in home or studio or other location
- Must include a clear picture of the student playing showing face or facial profile, hands (in the case of pianist and instrumentalist), and instrument
- One take recording
- Editing or splicing in any form is strictly prohibited
- Camera angle must remain consistent throughout the performance
- Upload recording to your own YouTube channel as “UNLISTED” video – anyone with the link can view the video.
- Full contact information of student and teacher
- Full repertoire information
- The link to the recording on your YouTube channel
- A PDF file of complete score and the title page of the book or receipt if a digital download
- Online entry form can be found at: http://www.cfmta.org/e-festival
- Payment by PayPal required for entry to be accepted.
- Each participant will receive:
- a detailed adjudication of their performance [English or French]
- a Certificate of Participation with a Gold [89 and above], Silver [85-88] or Bronze [80-84]seal
- Participants and standard achieved will be posted by Division on CMFTA website
- Registered Music Teachers from across Canada
- From an alternate geographical area than the student (if possible)
- Register to be an adjudicator at http://www.cfmta.org/en/e-festival/adjudicators or http://www.cfmta.org/fr/e-festival/adjudicators
For registration form
Please be prepared with the following before starting to complete the online entry form:
- Competitor information, including address, phone number and email address.
- CFMTA Provincial/Local Music Teacher Association teacher information, including phone number, email address and affiliated association.
- Video Recordings must be uploaded to YouTube as “Unlisted” by the entrant with the link to the recording provided on the entry form where indicated.
- A PDF file of the selection of music performed in the competition is to be uploaded in the fields provided in the entry form. The PDF must include the title page of the book and all pages of music performed in the competition. If the competition selection is a digital download, please include the receipt in the PDF file.
- Payment of entry fee by PayPal in Canadian Funds as per chart.
- Entry is not considered final until entry fee payment has been verified by the CFMTA treasurer and/or the CFMTA E-Festival Administrator.
- Visit http://www.cfmta.org/en/e-festival or http://www.cfmta.org/fr/e-festival to complete online entry form.
Please contact Terri-Lynn McNichol, E-Festival Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns regarding the entry format or process for this competition.