Provincial Festival Info

PROVINCIAL INFORMATION

Eligibility Recap

We have compiled this recap to help manage the overwhelming information given out.
However, if any questions remain or are not covered
PLEASE CHECK PROVINCIAL RULES AT  www.bcprovincials.com

 

New for 2017: Multi-discipline festivals have the option of sending two recommended competitors in each level of a discipline if, in the previous year, they have reported and paid affiliation fees accordingly for the qualifying number of entries in that discipline. The number of qualifying entries shall be counted according to the following discipline groups:

  – 250 or more in Piano

  – 150 or more in

Local festivals that are able to send more competitors in the following year will be notified by the PABC office before the start of the festival year.


General Eligibility Rules that apply to all disciplines:

The Boundaries for the North Island Festival of Performing Arts are:

S.D. 69 Qualicum-Parksville                          S.D. 70 Alberni

S.D. 71 Comox Valley                                   S.D. 72 Campbell River

S.D. 84 Vancouver Island West                      S.D. 85 Vancouver Island North

Powell River

To be eligible for Provincial Recommendations participants must study and be entered by a studio within NIFPA boundaries.

Also –

The adjudicator is not compelled to select a Provincial competitor in each discipline or age category.  To be considered for recommendation by the adjudicator to attend the Provincial competitions, a participant must have received a mark of 85 or over in each entry required to satisfy their discipline’s eligibility requirements.

Previous winners at the Provincial Festival are required to move up to the next level when next competing at the Provincials.  They can compete at same the National level.


Piano

The following criteria must be met in order to be considered eligible for provincial consideration:

Only marks received in the performance group or any eligible solo classes will be considered.  The Ensemble, Own Composition, Singer/Songwriter and Accompanying classes are not eligible classes.

**Festivals may send two competitors for Junior Piano, one each in level A and B, depending on their grade level.

Piano Age Categories (Time Limits):

Junior Solo Piano – A (15 minutes) and Canadian Music (7 minutes) – 14 years and under

  Recommended Grade 7 – 9 level, and/or;

Junior Solo Piano – B (15 minutes) and Canadian Music (7 minutes) – 14 years and under

  Recommended minimum Grade 10 level

Intermediate Solo Piano (20 minutes) and Canadian Music (10 minutes) – 17 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 8 level

Senior Solo Piano (25 minutes) and Canadian Music (12 minutes) – 28 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 9 level

National Piano (40 minutes), Solo Piano and Canadian Music (both 15 minutes) – 28 years and under


Speech Arts

To be eligible for Provincial Recommendation, a participant must be 11 years or older and perform a solo in each of the following three classes

Prose; Monologue or Shakespeare Monologue; Poetry – your choice – except Young Poets

See Provincial syllabus for selections needed to perform there.  They are different for each age.

Speech and Dramatic Arts Age Categories (Time Limits):

Junior Speech and Dramatic Arts (12 minutes) and Shakespeare (4 minutes) – 11 to 13 year olds

 Recommended minimum Grade 6 level     

Intermediate Speech and Dramatic Arts (15 minutes) and Shakespeare (5 minutes) – 13 to 16 year olds

 Recommended minimum Grade 7 level

Senior Speech and Dramatic Arts (20 minutes) and Shakespeare (5 minutes) – 15 to 23 year olds

  Recommended minimum Grade 8 level

New for 2017

COMPETITION AND ADJUDICATION PROCESS

Students are required to bring clean, typed copies of their selections. These should be labeled with name, class, and section (Joe Smith, Jr. Speech, poetry…) etc. They must also bring published copies – the books from which their selection is taken – or a receipt proving the purchase of an electronic version*. These books will be prepared ahead or in the lobby of the venue as follows: a post-it note marking the page in the book, with the student’s name and section clearly visible. The student will retain all their books and copies until their turn. They will then submit them to the adjudicator’s secretary, in the order in which they will perform their complete program. Books will be returned at the conclusion of the class. Copies will be destroyed. *Electronic versions should be available for perusal upon request.

Beginning in 2017, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Speech Arts students in the Provincial Festival will perform all of their selections (poem, prose, drama, sonnet (where applicable)) consecutively, recital style, in any order. The performer will set the pace of the performance, not the adjudicator. Selections of Poetry, Prose and Drama should be chosen to demonstrate versatility, with time limits remaining the same. A ‘theme’ is encouraged, but not required. Titles and introductions would not be included in the timing.

TIME LIMITS

All selections must be accurately timed and stated on the entry form. Competitors exceeding the stated time limits will be belled; failure to cease performing at the sound of the bell will result in disqualification. In the Speech Arts Division, timing shall “begin with the first word and extend to the final word or stage movement”, but shall not include announcement of the title/author, nor the verbal introduction (see class descriptions for more information), nor applause.

COSTUMES AND PROPS

Any addition of costume*, props, or set pieces must be done without leaving the performance room, with set-up and/or costume changes limited to 1 minute between selections. Use of props is permissible only in the Drama and Shakespeare sections. Props may be set on the stage at the beginning of each competitor’s performance to smooth transitions and must be handled by the performer only. This time would also not be considered as part of the allotted time. Costume changes should be kept to an absolute minimum and could be as little as adding a scarf, or picking up a book.

*The ‘no costume’ rule for poetry is discontinued to allow for smoother transitions between selections.


Vocal

The following criteria must be met in order to be considered eligible for provincial consideration:

Only marks received in the performance group or any eligible solo classes will be considered.  The Ensemble, Own Composition, Singer/Songwriter and Accompanying classes are not eligible classes.

Vocal Age Categories (Time Limits):

Junior Voice (10 minutes) and Vocal Variety (7 minutes) – 14 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 4 level

Intermediate Voice (15 minutes) and Vocal Variety (7 minutes) – 18 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 7 level

Senior Voice (25 minutes) and Vocal Variety (8 minutes) – 28 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 9 level

National Voice (40 minutes) and Vocal Variety (8 minutes) – 28 years and under

Note to Vocal participants:  It is suggested that participants select material required for Provincial performances, i.e. Canadian Art Song, English Language Art Song, Foreign Language Art Song, Sacred Song, Folk Song.   For further clarification, check the Performing Arts BC Syllabus which is on their website.


Musical Theatre

To qualify for provincial recommendation, a participant must enter two solo classes one of which must be a Musical Theatre class.  Upon receiving a recommendation to Provincials, representative must have 2 contrasting Musical Theatre pieces to perform there.  These are performed back to back with a 2-minute break allowed to change character.  No recorded music is allowed at the Provincial Festival.  Please see PABC syllabus for further clarification.  Prop usage is also more restricted at the Provincial Level.

Musical Theatre Age Categories (Time Limits):

Junior Musical Theatre (10 minutes) – 14 years and under

Intermediate Musical Theatre (12 minutes) – 18 years and under

Senior Musical Theatre (15 minutes) – 28 years and under


Strings and Guitar

The following criteria must be met in order to be considered eligible for provincial consideration:

Only marks received in the performance group or any eligible solo classes will be considered.  The Ensemble, Own Composition, Singer/Songwriter and Accompanying classes are not eligible classes.

*Festivals may send two competitors for Junior Strings, one each in level A and B, depending on their grade level.

Strings Age Categories (Time Limits):

Junior Strings A (20 minutes) – 14 years and under

 Recommended Grade 6 – 8 level

Junior Strings B (20 minutes) – 14 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 9 level

Intermediate Strings (25 minutes) – 17 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 8 level

Senior Strings (30 minutes) – 28 years and under

 Recommended minimum Grade 10 level

National Strings (40 minutes) – 28 years and under


Dance

To be eligible for Provincial recommendation, a dancer must have competed in 2 or more solo classes in the dance discipline for which they are being recommended (I.E. Ballet, Stage or Modern) and study within our boundaries and achieve minimum of 85% or better for each solo (see General Rules #10 and #19).  Dancers must also register for the Adjudicator Workshop for their discipline by registration deadline and attend the workshop.

Two contrasting selections within recommended Discipline must be performed – the first to be performed must be the qualifying solo from NIFPA Festival. The second solo is chosen at the discretion of the participant but must fall within the definitions of provincial syllabus and does not need to have been performed.

Dance Age Categories (3 minute time limit for all solos):

Ballet Level I – 10 to 12 years; Ballet Level II – 15 years and under; Ballet Level III – 20 years and under

Stage Level I – 10 to 12 years; Stage Level II – 15 years and under; Stage Level III – 20 years and under

2 Jazz solos (jazz and lyrical jazz) may not be performed at provincials.

Modern Level I – 10 to 12 years; Modern Level II – 15 years and under; Modern Level III – 20 years and under

Provincial Level Recognized Dance Disciplines.

Ballet:  Demi-Pointe Classical, Pointe Classical, Demi-Character, Character and Interpretive.

Stage:  Tap, Jazz or Lyrical Jazz (cannot take 2 jazz #’s to provincials), Variety (our Modern Stage), Song and Dance (solos 4 minutes max.), Street (can only be 2nd solo, not qualifying).

Modern:  Modern and Contemporary.

Competitors only have to be present for the entire performance of the level and discipline in which they are involved.


PABC DEFINITIONS OF DISCIPLINES may be different than our festival.  Please read their definitions before you attend provincials!

Box 3193, Courtenay, BC, V9N 5N3
info.nifpa@gmail.com

2016 © North Island Festival of Performing Arts | All Rights Reserved | Designed by Techno Monkey Media