Regulations

Our regulations are necessary for the fair and proper running of the Festival.

Eligibility

01 Except where stated to the contrary, the Festival is for amateurs and music students, whatever their standard. An amateur is defined as someone who does not derive more than out-of-pocket expenses for teaching music and performing.

02 Pupils of an Adjudicator for a six-month period prior to the Festival are requested to contact the section secretary to discuss ways of avoiding a conflict of interest before entering a class judged by that adjudicator.

03 Age must be stated as at 1 March 2019 for music classes or 1 May 2019 for drama classes. In the case of duets, ensembles and groups the age of the oldest performer determines the class.

04 Competitors will not be allowed to perform in a class for which they are not eligible by age.

Entries

05 All entries must reach the Section Secretary on or before the published closing date for that section.

06 The Entry Fee for each class is shown in the syllabus next to the class.

07 Entries made online must be paid for online before they can be accepted.

08 Posted entries on the printed form must be accompanied by a cheque, payable to ‘North London Music Festival’.

09 Entry Fees, when received, are not refundable unless the class is withdrawn or the date of the class is changed from the one published in the syllabus.

10 It is expected that, for entries to music classes, the Title, Composer/Author and playing time are stated on the Entry Form.

11 Ensembles, Choirs and Orchestras need to indicate the approximate number of performers.

Performance

12 All competitors will arrive for the start of their class at the time indicated on the information sheet that will be emailed to them or posted if no email is supplied.

13 A clean copy of the music/text must be provided for the adjudicator. In keeping with the laws of copyright, performers may photocopy their part for this purpose as long as competitors play/read from an original. All photocopies, if not collected by the end of the class, will be destroyed.

14 Time limits for a performance set out in the syllabus should be observed. The time limit applies to the actual playing time excluding tuning and other time between pieces.

15 The same piece must not be performed in more than one class.

16 Performers should be aware that they are being judged on all areas of their stage craft. It is suggested that competitors dress suitably, make contact with their audience by introducing themselves and announcing their programme and bowing at the close of their performance.

Adjudication

17 Every performer/group of performers will receive an adjudication sheet and certificate of attendance after each class.

18 All Certificates, Medals, Cups and Special Awards are given at the adjudicator’s discretion.

19 The Festival reserves the right to replace or engage additional adjudicators if need be.

20 The adjudicator’s decisions, without exception or question, are final.

Marking System

21 Festival classes and competitions are not examinations and participants come for enjoyment and to learn from their peers and the adjudicators. However, trophies, prizes and medals are awarded and the following categories may be used:

CATEGORY DESCRIPTOR
Commended A capable performance showing some artistic appreciation
and/or technical ability.
Distinction An excellent performance technically and artistically.
Outstanding An exceptional performance both technically and artistically.

Suggestions and Complaints

Any suggestions, comments or complaints about the Festival should be submitted in writing to the Festival Administrator:

Janice Twiselton
64 Powys Lane
London
N13 4HS

Email admin@northlondonfestival.org.uk

Section
Class
First Competitor's Name
(as it will appear in programme)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Second Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Third Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Fourth Competitor's Name
(where applicable)
Date of birth (if under 18)
(please use DD/MM/YYYY format) *

I am over 18.

Instrument / voice
(not required for speech and drama entries)
Add more competitors
Remove Competitor
Group/Choir Size (if applicable)
Title and Composer of piece to be performed
(if applicable)
Time to perform (if applicable)
Teacher's name
Teacher's Contact phone number
Teacher's Email
Class fee