- Branches must engage judges from
the current approved SCJBF Judges List and follow SCJBF rules, or that
branch's students will not be accepted at the Regional and Complete
- Students must perform the same
music and in the same category, at the Branch and Regional Festivals,
and also for the Complete Works Audition (CWA), but complete, as shown
on the CWA List. Multiple pieces must be from the same work or as
categorized on the CWA List.
- No student may enter a Branch
Festival with the same movement or section of a work he or she
presented at any previous Regional Festival. No student may
use the same composition, or any part thereof, that was presented in
any preceding year at Complete Works Audition, except for the Goldberg
- A student may enter on more than
one instrument in a Branch Festival, but may not enter on the same
- Accompaniments for keyboard
concerti are required for the Complete Works Audition with the
exception of the Concerti for two keyboards. These accompaniments are
optional at the Branch and Regional level. Accompaniments for all
string concerti are required at Regional and Complete Works Audition.
Teachers may not accompany their own students. All movements of the
Concerti are required for the Complete Works Audition. Not all regional
festivals can accommodate concertos for 2 pianos. Check with your
Regional Chair before entering with that repertoire.
- To be eligible for CWA, a student
must perform repertoire from the current CWA list and must be selected
as a winner at the Regional Festival. Organ students entering the CWA
are exempt from the "Regional winner" requirement because Regional and
CWA Organ events are conducted simultaneously.
- A student selected to receive a
gold, silver or bronze medal in the Complete Works Audition must be
present at the CWA Awards Concert in order to receive his or her medal.
- Time limit for the Branch Festival,
Regional Festival and Complete Works Audition Awards Concert is 5
- All music is to be performed by
memory, except in categories XVII Organ, XXI Flute and XXVI Ensembles,
where memorization is optional.
- Ties in scoring at the Branch
Festival are accepted for Regional.
- The decision of the judges is final.
- All fees are non-refundable and
- Teachers, students, and parents are
prohibited from personal contact with judges before, during and after
- Registration fees for the Complete
Works Audition are payable �per student,� including all ensemble
members and student accompanists who meet SCJBF eligibility
guidelines. The names of student-members will appear in the
printed program and, if an ensemble is selected by the judges, each
student-member will receive an award.
- Repeats in repertoire are optional.
- Students may not present
photocopied music to the judges. Accompanists may not use
photocopied music except to facilitate page turns.
- Transfer students must have consent
in writing from the previous teacher in order to participate in SCJBF
if the student has been with the new teacher less than 6 months. For
transfers that occur between the time of the Branch and Regional
Festivals, the new teacher must belong to the same region as the former
teacher in order for the student to participate at the Regional
Festival. For transfers that occur between the Regional Festival and
CWA, the letter of transfer consent must reach the General Chairman by
September 1 in order for the student to participate in CWA.
- Video recording is prohibited at
all Regional Festivals and at the Complete Works Audition.
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