2020 Evergreen Festival of the Arts Information
All festival information can also be found in the 2020 addendum - click here. The Amaf speech arts addendum can be found here.
President: Krystal Isfeld
Vice President: Heather Clarke
Past President: Janice Arnason
Secretary: Stephanie Marks
Treasurer: Larry Moore
Entries: Rachelle Burak, Larry Moore, Janice Arnason, Krystal Isfeld, Janet Hamm, Heather Clarke
Venue and Volunteer Coordinators: Larry Moore, Rachelle Burak, Heather Clarke, Janice Arnason, Janet Hamm, Krystal Isfeld
Trophies & Syllabus: Larry Moore, Krystal Isfeld, Lisa Michaluk
Hi-Lites concert: Committee, Rob Chrol
Program: Velma Darroux and Venue Coordinators
Piano: Deena Grier
Speech: Al Thorleifson
Dance: Ashley Wolfe
Orff: Francine Morin
Vocal/Choral: Dawn Bruch
Instrumental: Kenley Kristofferson
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following rules and regulations are in addition to the rules and regulations in the AMAF Provincial Syllabus (click here to purchase)
ALL AWARD RECIPIENTS MUST RESIDE IN, OR ATTEND A SCHOOL WITHIN THE EVERGREEN SCHOOL DIVISION BOUNDARIES. COMPETITORS NOT MEETING THIS REQUIREMENT ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR PROVINCIAL RECOMMENDATIONS.
Marks will be announced only for the top two participants in each class.
After the Festival entry list is closed, the executive will arrange the order of classes. The approximate time of each competition and order of competing will be shown in the Official progam which will be on sale prior to the Festival and during the Festival.
NO CHANGE IN PROGRAMMING WILL BE PERMITTED AFTER MARCH 1, 2020.
A chord may be given on piano at the commencement of a cappella music.
Any person or group wishing to enter the Festival who cannot find an appropriate class description to accommodate an entry may contact Larry Moore (389-3086) to discuss the possibility of adding further classes.
It is the intention of the Evergreen Festival of the Arts to encourage participation in all our classes; all classes will, however, be judged on a competitive basis except in the Orff and Band sections where marks are not given. Trophies will be awarded upon adjudicator’s recommendation.
A classroom choir, speech or choral, is expected to include every member of the class. If it is not possible to have every member participate, then 90% of the class should do so. If the school does not wish to follow this regulation, then it is probable that they will be entering for adjudication only. Classroom Choirs will enter according to grade level. Mixed grades will enter according to the average age or grade of the choir.
The K-3 Speech Choir classes will be all NON-COMPETITIVE. Please note that this is for the speech choir classes only, Kindergarten to Grade 3. Note: All speech choirs, competitive and non-competitive, are eligible for the Rotary Trophy (best performance in speech)
Photocopied/handwritten material will not be accepted in any music class except:
Where an entrant produces a letter from the publisher giving permission to photocopy.
Photocopied/handwritten material will not be accepted in any speech class unless:
Prior permission has been obtained from the festival.
Where Own Selections are used in Speech Arts classes, entrant MUST submit TWO TYPED copies of each selection with their entry form. The name and page of the text from which their selection is taken, as well as the author of the poem, play or prose excerpt, should be given.
THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.
For all SOLO own choice Speech selections, participants may not perform the same selection in more than one class in the same festival year, OR in any other class in subsequent festival years.
Participants may not perform the same selection for the same class/discipline in consecutive or subsequent festival years.
Instrumental performance may be performed with or without accompaniment depending upon the competitor’s preference.
Recorded accompaniment will not be permitted in any music class at the local festival, with the exception of Class MK 7603.
Electronic amplification will not be permitted except where specified for contemporary music and Orff.
THE FESTIVAL REQUESTS THAT SCHOOLS DO NOT COPY EITHER THE PARTICIPATION OR AWARD CERTIFICATES.
Copyright protects a work from reproduction by any means, mechanical or otherwise. Therefore, photocopying, re-typing, typesetting music using a computer program, handwriting, and all other means of reproduction are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
THE AMAF NOW HAS A LICENSE WITH CANCOPY!
This license allows Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals and festival participants to photocopy difficult-to-obtain Speech Arts selections for performance in a festival, without penalty and without requiring prior (and sometimes equally difficult-to-obtain) permission from the copyright holder. The CANCOPY license allows participants to make photocopies from the current AMAF Speech Arts Manual As long as the selection does not appear on the exclusion list. The CANCOPY license also permits participants to photocopy their own choice selections not included in the Speech Arts Manual. The use of photocopies is restricted to preparation for, and participation in an AMAF affiliated festival. The exclusion list is included with the Speech Arts Manuals. Any piece from the exclusion list would need to have the original handed in to the adjudicator.
MUSICIANS, PLEASE NOTE:
Use of unauthorized photocopies shall not be accepted by adjudicators, whether it is used by the participants, accompanist, or to be handed in to the adjudicator. Participants found using unauthorized photocopies shall not be adjudicated. To avoid conflict between adjudicator and participants, it shall be the festival’s responsibility to disqualify participants. In certain circumstances, the adjudicators may have to bring the incident to the attention of the Festival Committee, but the committee shall assume responsibility in this area.
Please order your music selections early. Information is in the Provincial Syllabus.
THE USE OF PHOTOCOPIED MUSIC IS AGAINST THE LAW.
Exceptions to this rule are:
Whim the participant or school provides documentation of:
(1) Expiration of copyright
(2) Proof of order
(3) Letter of permission from the publisher.
ADDITIONAL CLASSES OFFERED
MC 7480 Orff Ensemble Kindergarten - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7481 Orff Ensemble Grade 1 - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7482 Orff Ensemble Grade 2 - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7483 Orff Ensemble Grade 3 - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7484 Orff Ensemble Grade 4 - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7485 Orff Ensemble Grade 5 - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7486 Orff Ensemble Grade 6 - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7487 Orff Ensemble Grade 7 - 1 selection, own choice
MC 7488 Orff Ensemble Grade 8 - 1 selection, own choice
NOTE: The Festival requests that the use of costumes be kept to a minimum.
MW 4331 Recorder Beginner, School Grade 3 or Grade 4
MW 4332 Recorder Junior, School Grade 4 or Grade 5
MW 4333 Recorder Intermediate, School Grade 6 or Grade 7
MS 3190 Violin Solo, Open
Dance - only one dance number will be required from any school dance group in any category.
VM 1108 Vocal Solo, Musical Theatre, 10 years and under
MK 7603 School, Chorus, Open
Any grade, any combination, recorded instrumental accompaniment only.
For adjudication only.
Each entrant responsible to provide own tape/CD player and must provide
original copy of musical score to adjudicator.
VC 1001 Vocal, Original Composition, Open
One selection; must be performed by the composer either as a solo or as part of a group (duet, trio, quartet or small ensemble)
UK 4500 Ukulele Solo, Open
UK 4501 Ukulele, Duet, Trio, Quartet, Open
UK 4502 Ukulele, Ensemble, Open
AMAF Speech Arts Addendums
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As a member of the Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals (AMAF), the Evergreen Festival of the Arts (EFA) is eligible to send representatives to the Provincial Finals.
Adjudicators may recommend TWO representatives (and an alternate) at each level indicated from each of the following disciplines:
Vocal (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Piano (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Strings (Junior), (intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Guitar (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Woodwind (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Brass (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Speech Arts (Gr.7-S1 Poetry and Prose), (S2-S4 Poetry & Prose), (Gr. 7-S1 Public Speaking), (S2- S4 Public Speaking)
Chamber Group (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Canadian Composers (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Multi-Discipline W.A. Mozart Class (Junior), (Intermediate), (Advanced), (Senior)
Junior level corresponds to RCM/CC Grades 5 & 6 for Instrumentalists OR for vocalists, ages 16 and under.
Intermediate level corresponds to RCM/CC Grades 7 & 8 for Instrumentalists OR for vocalists, ages 18 and under.
Advanced level corresponds to RCM/CC Grades 9 & 10 for Instrumentalists OR for vocalists, Grade B.
Senior level corresponds to RCM/CC Diploma Level & Honours for Instrumentalists OR for vocalists, Grade A & Honours.
In addition, each member festival of AMAF may recommend TWO representatives to the provincial Festival for National Classes (National eligible classes are preceded by an "N" in the Provincial Syllabus). Contact the festival committee to get information regarding the National