The rules written here are soley for this section, in addition to the general rules. Please read the section rules for all sections that you are entering. All rules and regulations are stated in full in the printed syllabus, which will be available online at a later date. If there is any discrepancy between the two, the printed copy should be taken as being correct.

  1. Candidates requiring an accompanist are welcome to use the services of our Official Accompanist, free of charge, but application must be made on the entry form. Music for the Official Accompanist must be sent at least 3 weeks prior to the date of the contest. An Official Accompanist will NOT be available for choirs.
  2. In classes for Choirs, the conductor is not considered to be a member of the choir — the conductor may act as accompanist but may not sing with the choir.
  3. The Festival reserves the right to limit the size of classes. Entries will be considered in the order of receipt.
  4. Competitors are responsible for collecting mark sheets, certificates and music at the end of each class.
  5. All performers using music from shows in current production are subject to copyright law. Songs from shows in current production may be sung as a concert item, ie with no costume or movement, without need for copyright permission. Where movement or costumes are included in a performance, copyright permission is required and the Festival Committee accepts these entries on the basis that the appropriate copyright permission has been sought.

Please also carefully read this note from the General Rules section regarding the photocopying of music.

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