- The competition shall be known as THE HAYDN WOOD MUSICAL FESTIVAL
- The competition shall be open to all children and young people up to the age of 21 years.
- The competition is intended for amateurs. Professionals are not eligible to compete. Conductors may be professional and instrumental groups may include one professional. For the purposes of this Festival, professionals are defined as teachers and performers whose principal means of livelihood are derived from the particular branch of the Festival in which they compete.
- All entries must be in writing and on the form supplied. A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM MUST BE USED FOR EACH CLASS.
- Performers will be notified when the ballot for order of competing has taken place, and the date and time the classes will be held.
- PERFORMERS MUST REPORT TO THE ASSEMBLY STEWARD 15 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR CLASS IS DUE TO START. PERFORMERS NOT ANSWERING TO THEIR NAME WHEN CALLED UPON AT THE TIME THEIR CLASS IS DUE TO START WILL FORFEIT THEIR RIGHT TO COMPETE IN THAT PARTICULAR CLASS, SUBJECT TO THE DECISION OF THE ADJUDICATOR’S STEWARD.
- All Performers taking part in the Open Classes or playing ‘own choice’ pieces are encouraged to bring their own accompanist. However, the Festival accompanist will be available if required (see Rule 13). The Committee reserve the right to refuse the service of the Festival accompanist for music of a complex technical and rhythmical nature that would require rehearsal prior to performance. However, the Festival Accompanist will play for ALL other classes except for Choral Classes, Recorder Ensembles and Family Class, or ootherwise stated.
- The prizes will be awarded to the Performers gaining the highest marks and the
Adjudicator’s decision will be final.
- Teachers, parents and performers must not engage the Adjudicator in discussion. All enquiries, complaints, protests or representations to the Adjudicator MUST be made through the Secretary of the Festival.
- In all classes test pieces must be performed in the key and edition prescribed.
- In all classes where the age limit appertains, the operative date will be the 31st day of October in the year of the competition.
12 The first, second and third placed in each class will be announced at the end of the
class, but the marks allotted to the first will be withheld until the Saturday evening
session which will take the form of a Concert AT WHICH THE FIRST PRIZE
WINNERS IN EACH CLASS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE PART
- OWN CHOICE TEST PIECES – Performers entering classes where the test piece is “Own Choice” must notify on their entry form the title of their chosen piece and the timing of it. If the services of the Official Accompanist are required (see Rule 7) a copy of the chosen piece must be forwarded with the entry form . An extra copy of the own choice piece for the use of the adjudicator should be given to the Performers’ Steward before the class commences. A time limit of EIGHT minutes will be in force unless otherwise stated, and this rule will be strictly adhered to. Where the own choice piece does not require the official accompanist, only a copy for the Adjudicator on the day of the Festival is required. Once an entry form has been accepted no change of choice will be allowed.
Own Choice Music Copying
- Copyright Act 1956 – The Music Publishers’ Association allows the following concession for copying Own Choice pieces from volumes only for the adjudicator. Other items must not be photocopied without the permission of the copyright holder in each case:-
- ‘When an Own Choice work is selected from a publication containing several different works and which is not published separately, one copy may be made for the use of the Adjudicator at a competition or festival, provided that the Performer or participant has already purchased his/her own copy, and that the copy is retained and destroyed by the administrators immediately after the event. This permission does not apply to set works’.
- Nor does the permission apply to making copies for the Accompanist, who must always be given a printed copy from which to work. Photocopies for the Adjudicator must be totally legible, or they may be refused. Failure to comply with these “Own Choice” rules will result in elimination
- The use of tape recorders and cameras in the audience is not permitted because of copyright and other legal restrictions, and to avoid disturbing the Performers.
- The Festival has a current Safeguarding Policy, a copy of which is on the Festival
- SONGS FROM THE SHOWS CLASS – COPYRIGHT – all performances 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. Without costume or movement), without need for copyright permission. Where movement or costume is included in a performance copyright permission is required and the Committee accepts entries on the basis that the appropriate permission has been sought. Performers or teachers with queries on how to obtain copyright permission for performance items should contact Festivals House on 0870 7744290 before making their entries.
20 In classes where there is more than one type of instrument, ie Strings, Woodwind and Brass, will Performers please state on their entry forms which instrument they will be playing.