Seattle Young Artists Music Festival Association      |     P.O. Box 15962, Seattle, WA 98115-0962

Online registration:
Dec 12, 2016 to Jan 14, 2017

Adjudications: March 20 to 24, 2017
Concerto Playoffs: March 25, 2017
UW School of Music

Young Artists Concerto Concert:
7:30 pm, Saturday, May 13, 2017
UW Kane Hall
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Rules and Registration
 
 
     
Welcome to SYAMFA Rules and Registration
It is important to read the all the instructions as well as the rules specific to your instrument. Forms that do not comply with the rules of entry and repertoire cannot be accepted.

STUDENTS: SYAMFA uses an on-line registration system
. This system will help you create and manage your forms.
SUBMITTED FORMS MUST BE PRINTED AND POSTMARKED BY THE ENTRY DEADLINE.

TEACHERS: Please print and mail the Teacher Registration Voucher by the entry deadline. Your students cannot be scheduled until your form and fee is received by the Registrar. Students please be sure your teacher is aware of this.

  • ALL FORMS and FEES must be mailed to the SYAMFA REGISTRAR
    Eileen Uebelacker
    SYAMFA Registrar
    8501 NE 129th Place
    Kirkland, WA 98034-2621
    (425) 821-7498
    uebelacker@comcast.net

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Festival! - SYAMFA

 
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ELIGIBILITY
  • Any student in grades 5-12, and age 18 years and younger may enter. Placement in classes is determined by grade in school. Home school students through age 18 must enter in age-appropriate classes. Placement in classes is determined by grade in school. Post high school students are not eligible. Any entrant who falsifies information regarding his/her age will automatically be ineligible to participate in any SYAMFA Festival.

  • Questions concerning eligibility or age appropriate placement should be directed to the Board of Directors at least one month prior to the application deadline and cannot be considered after the deadline. The Board's determination will be final.

  • A student should have studied with their current teacher for at least six months prior to the beginning of the Festival.

  • Repertoire used in one class may not be used in another, nor may it be used again in any future SYAMFA Festival.

  • Selected music may not be changed after the entry deadline. Any changes in music will result in ineligibility for performance honors, including disqualification from competitive concerto.

ENTRY RULES
  1. 1. Students must enter via our our on-line registration system and mail their completed forms & fees to the Registrar.
  2. Each class must be entered on a separate entry form. Do not combine classes on the same entry form. To be considered active, entries must be BOTH submitted online, AND received by postal mail. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served class-slot system. Wait-listed entries will be accommodated as possible. If an entry cannot be placed, a warning will be posted to the online entry form number, no less than ten (10) days prior to the start of Festival.

    STEP 1: “RECEIVED” When the MAILED form arrives, if all personal information fields are completed, required signatures and total fees are included, AND the entry matches the submitted online form, the Registrar will log the entry as “RECEIVED” Class-slot priority is established at this point and not before.

    STEP 2: “ACCEPTED” All Received entries are reviewed by the Music Advisory Panel. Entries that meet all class and repertoire requirements (see Entry Forms & Fees) will be "ACCEPTED" and given a class time-slot as long as space allows.

    Failure to Comply: If an entry is incomplete or fails to comply in any way, it will be suspended, and the teacher/student will be contacted. The required information must be provided within three (3) days of the notification or the entry is subject to rejection.

    TEACHERS & STUDENTS - Please Check your E-mail and Phone messages regularly for these Notices.

  3. Students may enter up to three (3) classes, except as noted below. Each class is conducted by one adjudicator in master class style. Any one of the following combinations will be the maximum allowed:

    • Any three classes not including a Complete Program, Short Program or Beethoven Sonata class.

    • Complete Program and Concerto on one instrument, plus ONE of the following: a Solo Class on a different instrument, or an Ensemble Class.

    • Complete Program only, in two different divisions (e.g., Piano and String).

    • Complete Program, Short Program or Beethoven Sonata class, plus one other class.

    • Complete Program or Short Program plus two Ensemble Classes.

    • Two Solo Classes plus two Ensemble Classes.
  4. Repertoire used in one class may not be used in another, nor may it be used again in any future SYAMFA Festival.

  5. Selected music may not be changed after the entry deadline. Any changes in music will result in ineligibility for performance honors, including disqualification from competitive concerto.

  6. PHOTOCOPIED / INTERNET-SOURCED MUSIC:
    "Photocopied music" and "Music Printed from the Internet" ARE NOT ALLOWED in the Festival even if it is in the public domain. Scores must be published and professionally bound editions. Consult an appropriate Music Advisory Panel member for exceptions regarding Out of Print music.

  7. Direct ALL eligibility, class, or repertoire questions to the Music Advisory Panel, and scheduling questions to the Division Chairs.

  8. Entrants must arrange for an accompanist BEFORE SUBMITTING the online application.

  9. NEW ACCOMPANIST RULE: Accompanists are limited to a maximum of 24 performances if playing for students from more than one of these four groups: Upper String, or Lower String, or Woodwind, or Piano. There is no performance limit for accompanists playing only for students in a single instrument group.

  10. If withdrawal of a participant or change of accompanist is necessary, please notify the Division Chair immediately. After the Festival has begun, please phone the Festival Desk immediately to alert us. NO REFUNDS are made after the application deadline.

  11. Notification of adjudication time will be posted to each online entry form number no less than ten (10) days prior to the start of the Festival. NO CHANGES will be allowed after schedules are posted, except at the discretion of the Division Chairs, and then only if the no other entrant’s schedule is impacted.

  12. The Festival Board reserves the right to reject any entry, or to withhold Festival honors from any participant who does not comply with the rules.

ENTRY FORMS AND FEES

Guidelines for STUDENTS:

  1. To avoid delays in acceptance, do not leave any personal information fields blank. Enter complete and accurate contact information: entrant, teacher, accompanist, to avoid delays in scheduling.

  2. All repertoire details listed below are required for each piece performed

    • Locate your music already in the Festival Database for fastest entry processing.

    • If a piece is not in the database, then all details below must be provided.

      • Composer (first and last names)
      • Title
      • Key Signature
      • Catalog number (BWV, K., Hob, etc)
      • Movement number and Tempo marking
      • Collection (if any)
      • Period Classification
      • Exact timing

  3. If performing more than one movement of a piece, then enter each movement as a separate piece of music.

  4. Enter the exact performance time for each piece or each individual movement. Students will be asked to stop at the time limit. If completion of the performance is important to the student, repertoire must be chosen that will fit within the allocated playing time.

  5. Complete all sections of the "Fees & Final Requirements" page.

  6. Print a draft copy of your form(s) for your teacher to proofread.

  7. “SUBMIT” your online entry only after your teacher has viewed and approved it.

  8. Print one copy of the submitted online entry form for each class entered. Each printed entry form must be signed by the student, parent, and teacher before mailing.

  9. Do not add handwritten notes to your printed entry form. Comments may be added to the online entry form on the "Fees & Final Requirements" page.

  10. Please make checks PAYABLE TO the SYAMFA in U.S. funds. Mail all original signed forms and your check for total entry fees to the Registrar by the entry deadline.

    MAIL TO:
    EILEEN UEBELACKER, REGISTRAR
    8501 NE 129th Place
    Kirkland, WA 98034-2621

  11. ONLY REGULAR MAIL IS ACCEPTED.
    ANY MAIL THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE WILL BE REFUSED.

  12. ENSEMBLES: Every ensemble member must enter the class individually by submitting an entry form. The names of all other participants should appear on each individual’s form. Mail to the Registrar: one envelope containing forms for all members of the group; one check for the entire group.

  13. Direct ALL eligibility, class or repertoire questions to the Music Advisory Panel, and scheduling questions to the Division Chairs.

  14. NO REFUNDS are made after the application deadline.

  15. If Festival fees are a financial hardship, please contact a member of the Board of Directors at least one month prior to the application deadline.

Guidelines for TEACHERS:

  1. Teachers must proofread their students' entry forms for adherence to Festival rules before students “SUBMIT” them online. Teachers are ultimately responsible for the forms’ accuracy and compliance. Please confirm these items:

    • Personal information is complete for all parties.

    • All required repertoire details are included (shown in No. 2, above).

    • Other requirements of each class have been met.
  2. Teacher approved forms only, must then be submitted online and printed for signatures and mailing.

  3. Teachers must sign all approved printed entry forms which will be mailed to the Registrar.

  4. Please keep a printed copy of all your students' entries for the form-number reference.

  5. Direct ALL eligibility, class or repertoire questions to the Music Advisory Panel and scheduling questions to the Division Chairs

  6. Print and complete a Teacher Registration Voucher, available online. Please MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE SYAMFA in U.S. funds. MAIL the teacher registration fee of $40 together with the payment voucher to the Registrar by the entry deadline. Student performance schedules will not be released until the teacher's fee is received.

    MAIL TO:
    EILEEN UEBELACKER, REGISTRAR
    8501 NE 129th Place
    Kirkland, WA 98034-2621

  7. ONLY REGULAR MAIL IS ACCEPTED.
    ANY MAIL THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE WILL BE REFUSED.

  8. NO REFUNDS are made after the application deadline.

  9. 9. If Festival fees are a financial hardship for a student, please contact a member of the Board of Directors at least one month prior to the application deadline.

TEACHER REGISTRATION VOUCHER

Voucher Instructions:

  • You may type directly into the pdf form before printing.
  • Click the box or line to begin typing. Use the Tab key to move from space to space.
  • Sign the voucher for mailing to the registrar.

Reminders: Please see Entry Forms and Fees GUIDELINES for TEACHERS to view all requirements

  1. Teachers must proofread their students' entry forms for adherence to Festival rules before students “SUBMIT” them online. Teachers are responsible for the forms’ accuracy and rule compliance. Please check student forms to see that your information matches that on your voucher.

  2. Teacher-approved forms only, must then be submitted online and printed for signatures and mailing.

  3. Signatures and entry forms must be originals. No proxies or photocopies are accepted.

HONORS & AWARDS
Participants receive no grades. All awards are made at the Adjudicators' discretion only, and are final. Comments or questions regarding awards must be made in writing to the appropriate Division Chair.

Seals of Recognition are awarded to outstanding performers in all classes and will be mailed to the recipients’ teachers following the end of Festival.

Festival Medals are awarded only to those participants who meet the highest standards of performance in all their required classes. To be eligible, a student must be entered in both Competitive Concerto and Complete Program classes on the same instrument, receive Seals of Recognition in both, and be chosen to play in the Concerto Playoffs. Concerto winners of the previous year are eligible to perform in the playoffs to be considered for a Festival Medal. Adjudicators may present up to three medals but may choose to award none
COMPOSER CLASSIFICATION LIST
DIVISION SPECIFIC RULES: CONCERTO
CHAIR

Competitive Concerto classes: For adjudication and ranking for participation in Concerto Playoffs. ALL SYAMFA and INDIVIDUAL CLASS RULES ARE STRICTLY APPLIED.

Adjudication Only (AO) Concerto classes: For the experience of adjudication only, not for competition. These class numbers are followed by the letters “AO.” ALL division rules apply unless noted.

Acceptance will not be granted in either type of concerto class unless the student has also registered for a compliant Complete Program class in his/her instrument division.

RULES

  1. PRE-REQUISITE: To be accepted in any Concerto Division class, participants must also enter a Complete Program Class in their instrument division, on the same instrument as the concerto. Enter the complete program on a separate entry form. There are no exemptions from this requirement.

    All periods required of the Complete Program must be performed during the adjudication or the student will be disqualified from competition and permitted to perform in the Concerto Class for evaluation only. If pianists (grades 11-12) enter a Beethoven Sonata Class in lieu of a Complete Program, the concerto must then be from a period other than Classical. Pianists (grades 11-12) exercising the Complete Program Major Works option must meet both the 17-minute time minimum and major works requirements. Please see the Piano Division Complete Program rules for compliance.

    New for pianists: If pianists (grades 11-12) enter the Complete Program Paired option, the concerto must be from a period not performed in the paired Complete Program class.

    New for pianists: Pianists of all grades entering an AO Non-Competitive concerto class, please see the Piano Division Complete Program and Short Program classes.

  2. REQUIRED: A rental source and the rental fee for a full Conductor’s score, and parts for a 50-member orchestra must be indicated on the entry form. Company name, phone, item/catalog number and exact rental fee are required. Online music stores do not qualify. The SYAMFA Does Not Purchase orchestral scores/parts. Non-competitive “AO” classes are exempt from this rule.

    • Random checks are made to verify information provided. Please do not guess.

    • Failure to provide accurate score/parts rental information will result in disqualification from Playoffs consideration. If information is later found to have been inaccurate or misleading, the Alternate will perform in the concert.

    • Please specify edition if appropriate.

    • A list of the most likely rental sources can be found at:
      ORCHESTRAL SCORE/PARTS RENTAL SOURCES

  3. Repertoire used in one class may not be performed in another, nor may it be used again in any future SYAMFA Festival.

  4. Any changes in music after the entry deadline will result in ineligibility for performance honors and disqualification from competitive concerto.

  5. Entrants MUST arrange for an accompanist BEFORE SUBMITTING the online application. Those needing assistance should contact their Instrument Division Chair.

  6. ACCOMPANISTS are limited to a maximum of 24 performances if playing for students from more than one of these four groups: Upper String, or Lower String, or Woodwind, or Piano. There is no performance limit for accompanists playing only for students in a single instrument group.

  7. PHOTOCOPIES / INTERNET-SOURCED MUSIC:
    “Photocopied music” and “Music Printed from the Internet” ARE NOT ALLOWED in the Festival even if it is in the public domain. Scores must be published and professionally bound editions. Out of Print music is not allowed in any competitive concerto class.

  8. An original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

  9. Each performer will play one or more contrasting movements of a concerto including the cadenza, or one of the standard compositions with orchestral accompaniment.

  10. Music must be memorized unless the concerto is for two or more solo instruments. For two-piano concerti, students must be prepared to play all tutti or provide a third keyboard. Entry must be made in the class appropriate to the older performer. Please see special requirements for Ensembles under Entry Forms & Fees.

  11. Measure numbers must be marked in the left margin at each brace.

  12. Omit optional repeats and piano tutti sections except when absolutely necessary. A cadenza may be composed if desired, or for string soloists only, may have cuts to reduce length.

  13. Performances will be confined to specified time limits. The performance will be stopped if time is exceeded.

  14. Private lessons or tutoring from any SYAMFA adjudicator during Festival week is strictly prohibited and will disqualify the entrant from Concerto Playoffs.

  15. Outstanding performers will be chosen by the adjudicators to perform in the Concerto Playoffs.

  16. In Playoffs, the adjudicators will determine which portions of the concerti will be performed. The allowable playing time will be determined by the total number of performers. Finalists making pre-determined cuts will be disqualified.

  17. Concerto Playoffs are held on Saturday. All finalists and their accompanists must be available to perform between 9:30 am and 4:45 pm. Any lack of availability during these hours must be reported to the Registration Desk during Festival Week.

PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE

❖ The class performance order cannot be changed, except by the Festival Office for emergencies.

  1. Entrants should report to the Registration Desk at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time.

  2. Music should be opened to the proper page when presented to the monitor.

  3. Oral adjudication will be given after all students have played. Participants are required to stay to the end of the class. Only accompanists or teachers may leave before the end of a session.

  4. Pick up your music, written adjudication form, and Certificate of Participation at the close of each class. Forgotten items cannot be mailed.

  5. Teachers, family members and guests are welcome to attend adjudicated classes, but are expected to remain quiet and unobtrusive throughout the session. Verbal or non-verbal communication or coaching is not permitted.

  6. Turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the performance room. Flash photography is not permitted. Video and audio equipment, if discreetly used, may be acceptable subject to the approval of the adjudicator.

PLAYOFF ELIGIBILITY

Competitive Concerto classes are for adjudication and ranking for participation in Playoffs. All SYAMFA rules are strictly applied. Performers entered in Competitive Concerto Classes are eligible to be considered for Playoffs provided they have fulfilled all requirements of both their Complete Program and Concerto classes. Concerto winners of the previous year are not eligible to be winners in the current Festival, but may perform in Playoffs to be considered for a Festival Medal. Up to six concerto division winners will be announced immediately following the conclusion of Playoff Panel deliberations. Concerto Playoffs are held on Saturday. All finalists and their accompanists must be available to perform between 9:30 am and 4:45 pm.

CONCERTO CONCERT

Winners to perform in the SYAMFA Concerto Concert will be chosen from the Playoffs for demonstrated excellence.

Winners shall perform the same repertoire in the Concerto Concert as was performed in Concerto Playoffs.

Winners must be available to rehearse and perform with the orchestra. If the orchestral score and parts cannot be acquired in a timely way, or the orchestra conductor determines that a winning concerto would require more rehearsal time than the orchestra's schedule allows, the winning performer will be asked to perform with an accompanist at the Concerto Concert in place of the orchestra. Attendance at the dress rehearsal on the Friday evening preceding the concert is mandatory for all concert soloists.

CONCERTO CLASSES:

Junior Competitive
Instrument Class Grades Playing Time Fee
Piano 29 5-8 15 min $90
Violin/Viola 49 5-8 15 min $90
Cello/Bass 59 5-8 15 min $90
Flute 79 5-8 15 min $90
Reed 89 5-8 15 min $90
Junior Adjudication Only
Instrument Class Grades Playing Time Fee
Piano 29n 5-8 15 min $60
Violin/Viola 49n 5-8 15 min $60
Cello/Bass 59n 5-8 15 min $60
Flute 79n 5-8 15 min $60
Reed 89n 5-8 15 min $60
 
Senior Competitive
Instrument Class Grades Playing Time Fee
Piano 30 9-12 20 min $100
Violin/Viola 50 9-12 20 min $100
Cello/Bass 60 9-12 20 min $100
Flute 80 9-12 20 min $100
Reed 90 9-12 20 min $100
Senior Adjudication Only
Instrument Class Grades Playing Time Fee
Piano 30n 9-12 20 min $65
Violin/Viola 50n 9-12 20 min $65
Cello/Bass 60n 9-12 20 min $65
Flute 80n 9-12 20 min $65
Reed 90n 9-12 20 min $65
 
DIVISION SPECIFIC RULES: PIANO
CHAIRS

GENERAL RULES: Piano

  1. Music must be memorized.

  2. PHOTOCOPIED / INTERNET-SOURCED MUSIC:
    “Photocopied music” and “Music Printed from the Internet” ARE NOT ALLOWED in the Festival even if it is in the public domain. Scores must be published and professionally bound editions. Consult an appropriate Music Advisory Panel member for exceptions regarding Out of Print music.

  3. Only published music of recognized classical repertoire may be used. No transcriptions or arrangements are allowed. Please refer all class, repertoire or eligibility questions to the Music Advisory Panel.

  4. An original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

  5. Measure numbers must be marked in the left margin at each brace.

  6. Omit optional repeats except when absolutely necessary. Observe Da Capos and essential repeats. Cuts are unacceptable.

  7. Repertoire used in one class may not be used in another, nor may it be used again in any future SYAMFA Festival.

  8. Selected music may not be changed after the entry deadline. Any changes in music will result in ineligibility for performance honors, including disqualification from competitive concerto

  9. Performances will be confined to specified time limits. The performance will be stopped if time is exceeded. If completion of the performance is important to the student, repertoire must be chosen that will fit within the allocated playing time.

PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE

❖ The class performance order cannot be changed, except by the Festival Office for emergencies.

  1. Entrants should report to the Registration Desk at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time.

  2. Music should be opened to the proper page, stacked in performance order, and presented to the monitor.

  3. Oral adjudication will be given after all students have played. Participants are required to stay to the end of the class. Only accompanists or teachers may leave before the end of a session.

  4. Pick up your music, written adjudication form, and Certificate of Participation at the close of each class. Forgotten items cannot be mailed.

  5. Teachers, family members and guests are welcome to attend adjudicated classes, but are expected to remain quiet and unobtrusive throughout the session. Verbal or non-verbal communication or coaching is not permitted.

  6. Turn off all cell phones and pagers in the performance room. Flash photography is not permitted. Video and audio equipment, if discreetly used, may be acceptable subject to the approval of the adjudicator.

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PIANO CLASSES

  • Baroque: Fugue must accompany Prelude. Likewise, Minuet I & II and Bourrée I & II.

  • Classical: Grades 9-12, this must be a movement of a sonata or a sonatina, including Schubert sonatas, a set of variations, a Fantasia, or Rondo.

  • Either Romantic or Impressionist: Dohnanyi, Rachmaninoff, MacDowell, and all Scriabin Op.48 and earlier, are to be considered Romantic.

  • 20th Century/Contemporary: Selections must truly reflect the 20th C./Contemporary idiom. Scriabin after Op. 48 is to be considered 20th C./Contemporary.

Only recognized classical repertoire is allowed.
No transcriptions or arrangements are allowed.
Fugues must accompany Preludes, in all periods.
Sets of Variations must be performed in their entirety, without omissions.

To verify the correct period classification of a composer, check the Composer Classification List above. If the composer does not appear on the Composer Classification List, contact a member of the Music Advisory Panel well in advance of the registration deadline. Period classifications for pieces which are already in our database are predetermined and cannot be changed.

COMPLETE PROGRAM SECTION (PIANO)

  • Participants will perform music from each of the four (4) periods above to demonstrate their understanding of a broad range of styles.

  • All programs must include the Baroque, Classical and 20th C/Contemporary periods, and either the Romantic or Impressionist period. The four required periods must be performed during the class.

  • This class may be entered as a stand-alone class. It is a pre-requisite for entrance in any competitive concerto class. It also satisfies the pre-requisite for the Adjudication-Only(AO) non-competitive concerto class.

  • Major Works for Class 4 Grade 11-12 NO Concerto
    Class 4 students may choose the Major Works option of just three (3) pieces; one each from three periods. This option is only allowed for the performance of major piano works. No more than three pieces are allowed, one being a major work. The program must be a minimum of 17 minutes in length. All three required periods must be performed for adjudication. To confirm your program meets the major work standard, please contact a member of the Music Advisory Panel before the registration deadline. For 2016 only, if a concerto class is entered with this option, the concerto may be from any of the four periods. This option DOES NOT satisfy the pre-requisite for any concerto class.

  • Paired Option for Grade 11-12 Competitive Concerto Entrants Only
    Competitive Concerto entrants, Grade 11-12, may satisfy the Complete Program pre-requisite with the Paired option of just a three period program, one each from any three periods above, as long as the concerto is from a fourth (different) period. Entrants will perform music from three periods in Class 4, and will fulfill the fourth period requirement in the Concerto Class.

 
COMPLETE PROGRAM
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
1 5-6 12 min $55
2 7-8 16 min $60
3 9-10 20 min $65
4 11-12 20 min $65
 

BEETHOVEN SONATA SECTION (PIANO)

  • For Grades 11-12, this class is interchangeable with Class 4. Performers will perform a complete Beethoven Sonata, other than Op. 49, Nos. 1 & 2 and Op. 79. If a Concerto is entered however, it must be from a period other than Classical.
 
BEETHOVEN SONATA
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
4a 11-12 25 min $65
 

SHORT PROGRAM SECTION (PIANO)

  • Students will perform music from three (3) of the four stylistic periods above. The Baroque and 20th C/Contemporary periods must be included. All three periods must be performed during the class. This class will satisfy the complete program pre-requisite for an Adjudication-Only (AO) concerto of any period. It cannot be used with a competitive concerto.
 
SHORT PROGRAM
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
5 5-6 10 min $50
6 7-8 14 min $55
7 9-10 16 min $60
8 11-12 16 min $60
 

SOLO CLASS SECTION (PIANO)

  • Performers will play one or more selections THAT CAN BE FULLY COMPLETED WITHIN the time limit.

  • Music may be chosen from any of the four periods of music above.

  • Only recognized classical repertoire is allowed.

  • NO transcriptions or arrangements are allowed.

SOLO CLASS PIANO
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
9 5-6 7 min $45
10 7-8 9 min $50
11 9-10 12 min $55
12 11-12 12 min $55
 

New this Year: SOLO CLASS JAZZ (PIANO)

  • Performers will play one or more selections THAT CAN BE FULLY COMPLETED WITHIN the time limit.

  • BE ADVISED, jazz style repertoire that is eligible for this class may not be acceptable in other Festival classes. If your selection does not appear in the jazz repertoire database, it is recommended you contact the Music Advisory Panel for guidance

  • Not all compositions of jazz style will be accepted. Contact the Music Advisory Panel for assistance.

  • Only published music is allowed.

  • NO transcriptions or arrangements are allowed.

SOLO CLASS JAZZ (Piano)
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
13 5-12 10 min $50
 

ENSEMBLE SECTION (PIANO)

Please visit the "ENSEMBLE SECTION" page in the online Rules Menu

DIVISION SPECIFIC RULES: STRING
CHAIRS

GENERAL RULES: String

  1. Music must be memorized, except Sonatas.

  2. PHOTOCOPIED / INTERNET-SOURCED MUSIC:
    “Photocopied music” and “Music Printed from the Internet” ARE NOT ALLOWED in the Festival even if it is in the public domain. Scores must be published and professionally bound editions. Consult an appropriate Music Advisory Panel member for exceptions regarding Out of Print music.

  3. Only published music of recognized classical repertoire may be used. Transcriptions are acceptable, but NOT adaptations nor arrangements. Please contact the Music Advisory Panel with any questions regarding your edition.

  4. An original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

  5. Measure numbers of the solo part must be marked in the left margin of each brace.

  6. Omit optional repeats except when absolutely necessary. Observe Da Capos and essential repeats. Cuts are acceptable only in cadenzas and tutti sections.

  7. Repertoire used in one class may not be used in another, nor may it be used again in any future SYAMFA Festival.

  8. Selected music may not be changed after the entry deadline. Any changes in music will result in ineligibility for performance honors, including disqualification from competitive concerto.

  9. Performances will be confined to specified time limits and will be stopped if time is exceeded. If completion of the performance is important to the student, repertoire must be chosen that will fit within the allocated playing time.

  10. Entrants must arrange for an accompanist BEFORE SUBMITTING the online application. Those needing assistance should contact their Instrument Division Chair.

  11. ACCOMPANISTS are limited to a maximum of 24 performances if playing for students from more than one of these four groups: Upper String, or Lower String, or Woodwind, or Piano. There is no performance limit for accompanists playing only for students in a single instrument group.

PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE

❖ The class performance order cannot be changed, except by the Festival Office for emergencies. ❖

  1. Entrants should report to the Registration Desk at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time.

  2. Music should be opened to the proper page, stacked in performance order, and presented to the monitor.

  3. Oral adjudication will be given after all students have played. Participants are required to stay to the end of the class. Only accompanists or teachers may leave before the end of a session.

  4. Pick up your music, written adjudication form, and Certificate of Participation at the close of each class. Forgotten items cannot be mailed

  5. Teachers, family members and guests are welcome to attend adjudicated classes, but are expected to remain quiet and unobtrusive throughout the session. Verbal or non-verbal communication or coaching is not permitted. The class performance order cannot be changed, except by the Festival Office for emergencies.

  6. Turn off all cell phones and pagers in the performance room. Flash photography is not permitted. Video and audio equipment, if discreetly used, may be acceptable subject to the approval of the adjudicator.

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS STRING

  • Baroque: Double must accompany Dance. Likewise Minuet I & II, Bourrée I & II, Gavotte I & II.

  • Classical: Schubert sonatas/sonatinas are considered Classical, all other Schubert is Romantic.

  • Romantic: Dohnanyi, Rachmaninoff, MacDowell, and all Scriabin Op.48 and earlier, are to be considered Romantic.

  • Impressionist

  • 20th Century/Contemporary: Selections must truly reflect the 20th C/Contemporary idiom. Scriabin after Op. 48 is to be considered 20th C/Contemporary.

Only recognized classical repertoire is allowed.
No adaptations or arrangements are allowed.
Transcriptions are acceptable.
Sets of Variations must be performed in their entirety, without omissions.

To verify the correct period classification of a composer, check the Composer Classification List in the menu above. If the composer does not appear on the Composer Classification List, contact a member of the Music Advisory Panel well in advance of the registration deadline. Period classifications for pieces which are already in our database are predetermined and cannot be changed.

COMPLETE PROGRAM SECTION (STRING)

Participants will perform three (3) pieces, one each from three of the five periods listed above. At least one piece must be from the Baroque or Classical period. One movement of a sonata or concerto constitutes one piece, though multiple movements may be performed time permitting. All three required periods must be performed during the adjudication.

Violin/Viola
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
41 5-6 12 min $55
42 7-8 15 min $60
43 9-10 20 min $65
44 11-12 20 min $65
Cello/String Bass
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
51 5-6 12 min $55
52 7-8 15 min $60
53 9-10 20 min $65
54 11-12 20 min $65

SOLO CLASS SECTION (STRING)

Performers will play one or more selections. Music may be from any period and of any form. Only recognized classical repertoire is allowed. Transcriptions are acceptable. No adaptations or arrangements are allowed.

Violin/Viola
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
45 5-6 5 min $45
46 7-8 6 min $45
47 9-10 7 min $50
48 11-12 8 min $50
Cello/String Bass
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
55 5-6 5 min $45
56 7-8 6 min $45
57 9-10 7 min $50
58 11-12 8 min $50
DIVISION SPECIFIC RULES: WOODWIND
CHAIR:

GENERAL RULES

  1. PHOTOCOPIED / INTERNET-SOURCED MUSIC:
    “Photocopied music” and “Music Printed from the Internet” ARE NOT ALLOWED in the Festival even if it is in the public domain. Scores must be published and professionally bound editions. Consult an appropriate Music Advisory Panel member for exceptions regarding Out of Print music.

  2. Only published music of recognized classical repertoire may be used. Transcriptions are acceptable, but NOT adaptations or arrangements. Please contact the Music Advisory Panel with any questions regarding your edition.

  3. An original score must be provided to the adjudicator.

  4. Memorization is optional. Concerto Division selections must be memorized to be eligible for Concerto Playoffs.

  5. Measure numbers must be marked in the left margin of each brace.

  6. Omit optional repeats except when absolutely necessary. Observe Da Capos and essential repeats. Cuts are acceptable only in a cadenza and tutti sections.

  7. Repertoire used in one class may not be used in another, nor may it be used again in any future SYAMFA Festival.

  8. Selected music may not be changed after the entry deadline. Any changes in music will result in ineligibility for performance honors, including disqualification from competitive concerto.

  9. Performances will be confined to specified time limits. The performance will be stopped if time is exceeded. If completion of the performance is important to the student, repertoire must be chosen that will fit within the allocated playing time.

  10. Entrants must arrange for an accompanist BEFORE SUBMITTING the online application. Those needing assistance should contact their Instrument Division Chair.

  11. ACCOMPANISTS are limited to a maximum of 24 performances if playing for students from more than one of these four groups: Upper String, or Lower String, or Woodwind, or Piano. There is no performance limit for accompanists playing only for students in a single instrument group.

PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE

❖ The class performance order cannot be changed, except by the Festival Office for emergencies. ❖

  1. Entrants should report to the Registration Desk at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time.

  2. Music should be opened to the proper page, stacked in performance order, and presented to the monitor.

  3. Oral adjudication will be given in the second half of each class after all participants have played. All participants are required to stay to the end of the class. Only accompanists or teachers may leave before the end of a session.

  4. Pick up your music, written adjudication form, and Certificate of Participation at the close of each class. Forgotten items cannot be mailed.

  5. Teachers, family members and guests are welcome to attend adjudicated classes, but are expected to remain quiet and unobtrusive throughout the session. Verbal or non- verbal communication or coaching is not permitted.

  6. Turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the performance room. Flash photography is not permitted. Video and audio equipment, if discreetly used, may be acceptable subject to the approval of the adjudicator.

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS WOODWIND

  • Baroque

  • Classical

  • Romantic

  • Impressionist

  • 20th Century/Contemporary: Selections must truly reflect the 20th C./Con idiom.

Only recognized classical repertoire is allowed.
No adaptations or arrangements are allowed.
Transcriptions are acceptable.
Sets of Variations must be performed in their entirety, without omissions.

To verify the correct period classification of a composer, check the Composer Classification List in the menu above. If the composer does not appear on the Composer Classification List, contact a member of the Music Advisory Panel well in advance of the registration deadline. Period classifications for pieces which are already in our database are predetermined and cannot be changed.

COMPLETE PROGRAM SECTION (WOODWIND)

Participants will perform works from different periods demonstrating a variety of musical styles. One movement of a sonata or concerto constitutes one piece and such selections are appropriate as are shorter pieces.

Performers in Grades 5-6 will play two (2) pieces, one each from two of the five periods of music listed above. Both required periods must be performed during the adjudication.

All performers in Grades 7-12 will play three (3) pieces, one each from three of the five periods of music. The three required periods must be performed during the adjudication:

Flute
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
71 5-6 10 min $55
72 7-8 15 min $60
73 9-10 20 min $65
74 11-12 20 min $65
Reed
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
81 5-6 10 min $55
82 7-8 15 min $60
83 9-10 20 min $65
84 11-12 20 min $65

SOLO SECTION (WOODWIND)

Performers will play one or more selections. Music may be from any period

Flute
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
75 5-6 5 min $45
76 7-8 6 min $45
77 9-10 7 min $50
78 11-12 8 min $50
Reed
Class Grades Playing Time Fee
85 5-6 5 min $45
86 7-8 6 min $45
87 9-10 7 min $50
88 11-12 8 min $50

ENSEMBLE SECTION (WOODWINDS)

Please visit the "ENSEMBLE SECTION" page in the online Rules Menu

DIVISION SPECIFIC RULES: ENSEMBLE SECTION
CHAIR

Please contact the Music Advisory Panel Chair
with any questions

GENERAL RULES

PHOTOCOPIED/INTERNET-SOURCED MUSIC:
"Photocopied music" and "Music Printed from the Internet" ARE NOT ALLOWED in the Festival even if it is in the public domain. Scores must be published and professionally bound editions. Consult an appropriate Music Advisory Panel member for exceptions regarding Out of Print music.

  1. Only published music may be used.

  2. Entrants otherwise have their own choice of repertoire.

  3. An original score must be provided to the Adjudicator.

  4. All performers in Ensemble Section classes must be registered students.

  5. If performers are at different grade levels, they must enter the class appropriate to the oldest participant.

  6. Selected music may not be changed after the entry deadline. Any changes in music will result in ineligibility for performance honors, including disqualification from competitive concerto.

  7. Repertoire used in one class may not be used in another, nor may it be used again in any future SYAMFA Festival.

  8. Measure numbers must be marked in the left margin of each brace.

  9. Omit repeats except when absolutely necessary. Cuts are unacceptable.

  10. Performances will be confined to specified time limits. The performance will be stopped if time is exceeded. If completion of the performance is important to the student, repertoire must be chosen that will fit within the allocated playing time.

  11. EACH MEMBER MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE, INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FORM. The other participants' names must appear on each individual's form.

  12. MAIL IN A SINGLE ENVELOPE: Forms for all members of the ensemble. One check per ensemble.

PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE

❖ The class performance order cannot be changed, except by the Festival Office for emergencies. ❖
Entrants should report to the Registration Desk at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time.

  1. It is suggested, but not required, that the music be memorized.

  2. No arrangements or cuts may be used.

  3. Omit repeats except when absolutely necessary. Cuts are unacceptable.

  4. Music should be opened to the proper page when presented to the monitor.

  5. Oral adjudication will be given in the second half of each class after all participants have played. All participants are required to stay to the end of the class. Only accompanists or teachers may leave before the end of a session.

  6. Pick up your music, written adjudication form, and Certificate of Participation at the close of each class. Forgotten items cannot be mailed.

  7. Teachers, family members and guests are welcome to attend adjudicated classes, but are expected to remain quiet and unobtrusive throughout the session. Verbal or non-verbal communication or coaching is not permitted.

  8. Turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the performance room. Flash photography is not permitted. Video and audio equipment, if discreetly used, may be acceptable subject to the approval of the adjudicator.

  9. MUSIC STANDS are not provided.

 

ENSEMBLE SECTION (PIANO)

PIANO: FOUR HAND or TWO PIANO
  • It is suggested, but not required, that the music be memorized.

  • Music must be composed for the combination presented; a four-hand composition or a two piano composition.

  • No transcriptions, arrangements, or cuts may be used.

FOUR HAND or TWO PIANO
Class Grades Playing Time Group Fee
21 5-8 7 min $50
22 9-12 12 min $65
 

ENSEMBLE SECTION (STRING)

STRING: MIXED DUO
  • Music must be composed for the combination presented.

  • Both performers must be registered Festival students, and must submit separate entries for this class.

  • Repertoire for the Mixed Duo class may have broader acceptability parameters than for other string classes. Please contact the Music Advisory Panel with any questions regarding the eligibility of the repertoire you are considering.

  • Transcriptions are acceptable, but NOT adaptations nor arrangements.

MIXED DUO
Class Grades Playing Time Group Fee
97 7-12 15 min $60
 

ENSEMBLE SECTION (WOODWIND)

DUETS, TRIOS, QUARTETS, QUINTETS, ONLY
  • All performers (except an accompanist) must be registered students.

  • EACH MEMBER MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE, INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FORM. The other participants' names must appear on each individual's form.

  • Transcriptions are acceptable, but NOT adaptations nor arrangements.

  • MUSIC STANDS ARE NOT PROVIDED.

FLUTE
Class Grades Playing Time Group Fee
91 5-8 10 min $60
92 9-12 15 min $60
Reed
Class Grades Playing Time Group Fee
93 5-8 10 min $60
94 9-12 15 min $60
 

Board of Directors

President
Carol Toy

Vice-President
Gail Erickson

Treasurer
Norma Patterson

Secretary
Jenny Anttila

Gayane Grigoryan
Gladys Hoshijo
Kelli Kamel
Sandra Labadie
Laurel Lisez
Jane Miyamoto-Dell'Isola
Kelly Moore
Nancy Moore
Christopher Moorhead
Veronica Ness
Judy Simpson
Eileen Uebelacker
Wendy Wilhelmi

Music Advisory Panel

MAP Chair
Liaison to the Board
Joan Schoepflin

PIANO
Pamela Chang-Rice
Connie Hungate
Lois Jacobson
Nino Merabishvili
Michiko Miyamoto
Allan Park
Joan Schoepflin
Willard Schultz
Mary Toy

VIOLIN/VIOLA
Jan Coleman
Sanja Futterman
Evangeline Liu

CELLO/STRING BASS
Leslie Marckx

WOODWIND
Laura Werner
Wendy Wilhelmi

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