This educational workshop style festival has been conceived by the Cowichan
Valley Music Teachers Association to offer piano students of CVMTA members
an opportunity to extend their music study by preparing and playing for an
adjudicator and audience in a friendly, low-key atmosphere. Classes are
kept small, and the emphasis is on encouragement and learning in a workshop
setting. The next Pianofest will be May 2-4, 2019.
Registration Deadline is Sat. April 6; please note that no late registrations will be accepted. The program/schedule will be published on the website the following week - no alterations will be possible.
Fri. or Sat., May 3 or 4, 2019. For more info please contact Ann
Information and Regulations for Classes
Students will receive a verbal adjudication and will work with the
adjudicator at the keyboard. No performance marks will be given. Entry for
students is to be made through their regular teacher only; students may not
Please note: adult and grade 10, and ARCT registrations. Please will choose the length of the entire time for playing and adjudication - with the extra fee reflecting the time allotted. Please register adult students according to the time allotted, not their grade level.
Teachers should establish the grade level of students using the Royal
Conservatory Syllabus as a guide. Unless otherwise stated, participants may
choose their own pieces from any source, and a wide range of repertoire is
encouraged. However, Pianofest reserves the right to reclassify any
selection for class consistency.
Teachers are asked to submit, along with the payment of registration fees,
a copy of any music which has not been graded by the Royal Conservatory,
Conservatory Canada or Victoria Conservatory. In grading pieces, the RCM
will be used as a guide. Where the same piece is graded differently by
other syllabi, the current RCM syllabus prevails. When classifying pieces,
the style of the piece takes precedence over composer dates. Memorization
Please bring a published copy of your music for the adjudicator.
Photocopies may not be used. Make sure bar numbers are marked at the
beginning of each line. If you don't have a published original copy, you
will need a letter of permission from the publisher
Students are expected to perform in the class scheduled, and scheduling is
final. Refunds will be given in the case of illness, on receipt of a
doctor's certificate. Please note that the Pianofest organizers reserve
the right to make the final decision on any questions and irregularities
which may arise.
If you need more info, please call or email
or call: Ruth Williams at 748-8314