Competition Rules - 2019

OVERVIEW PHILIP H MOORE MUSIC COMPETITION

The Philip H Moore Music Competition comprises a First and Second Round and a Final Round in the form of a Gala event. Below are the Rules applicable to this prestigious event which will provide all the information necessary to enable any potential contestant to enter this Philip H Moore Competition with ease. The onus rests on the teachers that the Rules have been read and understood thoroughly. 

All queries can be directed to either of the persons listed below:
Victoria Bennett – General Queries
  • Cell: 082 958 8133
  • E-mail: phmmc2005@gmail.com
Corne van der Westhuizen (General and specifically all timetable allocation queries)
  • Cell: 084 457 0013
  • E-mail: vdwest@gmail.com

We thank you for the interest shown in this Competition, look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck in participating in this highly successful event which has now been running for many years.

Important Dates

  • Entries close:                                         11 June 2019
  • Round one commences:                      30 July 2019
  • Round two:                                             12 August 2019
  • Finals / Gala event:                               Saturday 24 August 2019: The Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria. 

What instruments are permitted for category F?

  • Piano
  • Strings (specify instrument on entry form)
  • Woodwind (specify instrument on entry form)
  • Brass (specify instrument on entry form)
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Recorder
  • Percussion – orchestral
  • Voice

RULES FOR ROUND ONE

 1.1 Contestants must perform according to the information given in table below.  
CATEGORY
AGE
MUSIC REQUIREMENTS ROUND ONE
A
8 – 10 years
TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 4 minutes in total
B
11 – 12 years
THREE contrasting pieces – not to exceed 7 minutes in total
C
13 – 14 years
THREE contrasting pieces – not to exceed 9 minutes in total
D
15 – 16 years
THREE contrasting pieces – not to exceed 12 minutes in total
E
17 – 18 years
THREE contrasting pieces – not to exceed 15 minutes in total
F
19 – 25 years
Balanced program, no less than 25 minutes, no longer than 35 minutes in total
For Voice Only: Balanced program, no less than 20 minutes, no longer than 30 minutes in total

1.2 Round One will be held from 30 July 2019 and will take place on specified mornings, afternoons, evenings and/or Saturdays

1.3 Contestants will be informed of the exact date and time of their performance. Contestants will only be allowed to perform during their allocated times.

1.4 All contestants must arrive at the Jeppe High School for Girls hall at least 15 minutes before their allocated time.

1.5 The performance of each contestant WILL BE TIMED. Contestants will be disqualified if they exceed their time allocation as given in the table above.

1.6 Contestants are expected to stay until the end of their session (which is approximately one hour in duration). Certificates and adjudication reports will be presented at the end of each session in Round One.

1.7 Contestants, accompanists and contestant’s music teacher will be allowed to enter the hall free of charge on their performance day/s during Rounds One and Two. All other audience members must pay an entrance fee of R20. This fee will be payable on entry into the hall on the day of the performance/s.

1.8 The following instruments are permitted:

  • Piano
  • Strings (specify instrument on entry form)
  • Woodwind (specify instrument on entry form)
  • Brass (specify instrument on entry form)
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Recorder
  • Percussion – orchestral
  • Voice (Category F only)

1.9 One complete set of photocopies of the music must be supplied with the contestant’s name clearly visible. The copies will be destroyed after the performance/s.

1.10 Teachers and/or parents will be notified by e-mail or SMS or phone whether or not their contestant/s have qualified to go through to Round Two.

RULES FOR ROUND TWO

2.1 Contestants must perform according to the information given in table below.

CATEGORY
AGE
MUSIC REQUIREMENTS ROUND TWO
A
8 – 10 years
TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 4 minutes in total
B
11 – 12 years
TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 7 minutes in total
C
13 – 14 years
TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 8 minutes in total
D
15 – 16 years
TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 9 minutes in total
E
17 – 18 years
TWO contrasting pieces – not to exceed 12 minutes in total

2.3 Please re-read sections 1.3 – 1.9 above as they apply for Round Two as well.2.2 Round Two will be held on 12 August 2019. A new appointment slip will be e-mailed to all successful contestants advising them of the date and time of their performance. Contestants MUST be available to compete on this date in order to qualify for the Gala event (the final round).

2.4 Contestants must perform AT LEAST ONE NEW WORK. The second work can be a repeat of a work from Round One, or another new work.

2.5 On the day of their performance, contestants must supply, in writing, their intended program for the Gala event, irrespective of whether they qualify or not. The full title of the work (including opus numbers etc), composer and accompanist’s name, where applicable, must be clearly visible.

2.6 Two finalists from each age category will be selected to compete at the final round at the Gala event. Successful finalists will be advised either in person by phone, e-mail or SMS that they have reached the finals for the Gala event.

Where possible, information regarding the Gala event will be given to the two finalists at the end of their session of Round Two.

2.7 Two complete sets of photocopies of the music must be supplied with the contestant’s name clearly visible. The copies will be destroyed after the performance/s.

2.8 Certificates, but no adjudication reports, will be presented at the end of each session in Round Two.

RULES FOR FINAL ROUND - GALA EVENT

3.1 Contestants must perform according to the information given in the table below.

CATEGORY
AGE
MUSIC REQUIREMENTS FINAL ROUND (GALA EVENT)
A
8 – 10 years
Performance not to exceed 4 minutes in total
B
11 – 12 years
Performance not to exceed 7 minutes in total
C
13 – 14 years
Performance not to exceed 8 minutes in total
D
15 – 16 years
Performance not to exceed 9 minutes in total
E
17 – 18 years
Performance not to exceed 10 minutes in total
F
19 – 25 years
Performance not to exceed 10 minutes in total

3.2 Should any finalist be unable to compete at the Gala event, he/she will be disqualified and no prize money will be awarded to the non-participating contestant. This rule is not negotiable. If possible, the Executive Committee will choose a substitute in his/her place. Contestants must inform the Executive Committee timeously if they are unable to attend.

Contestants may choose to play a work/s that were performed in the preliminary rounds or may choose to perform new work/s.

3.3 No photocopies of the music will be required at the Gala event. However, originals must be made available should SAMRO arrive and request same.

 3.4 PRIZE STRUCTURE

Gift vouchers sponsored by Lovemore Music may be awarded. Details to be advised.

CATEGORY
AGE
FIRST PRIZE (cheque)
SECOND PRIZE (cheque)
THIRD PRIZE (cheque)
FOURTH PRIZE (cheque)
A
8 – 10
R 1 500
R 1 000
No Prize
No Prize
B
11 – 12
R 1 800
R 1 200
No Prize
No Prize
C
13 – 14
R 2 000
R 1 500
No Prize
No Prize
D
15 – 16
R 4 000
R 2 000
No Prize
No Prize
E
17 – 18
R 6 000
R 3 000
No Prize
No Prize
F
19 – 25
R 20 000
R 10 000
R 5 000
R 3 500

3.5 There are no warm up facilities at The Brooklyn Theatre.

RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL ROUNDS

4.1 This competition is open to anyone up to the age of 25 years who currently resides in the Republic of South Africa. The age of a contestant will be deemed as at 31 August 2019.

4.2 The Executive Committee has the right to amend the age category of the contestant if it is established that the contestant has entered the incorrect category.

4.3 Contestants may only perform works of a serious nature. No contemporary light music will be allowed. Contestants should either select works from the different stylistic periods or from tutors (in the lower categories). Only published works will be acceptable – no handwritten scores or chord symbols (syncopation). Use the UNISA, ABRSM or Trinity syllabi as a guide.

4.4 Contestants must avoid repeats, but da capo indications should be observed.

4.5 Where applicable, all contestants must provide their own accompanists and/or page turners. All travel and accompanist’s fees are the contestant’s responsibility.

4.6 Once the adjudication is in progress, contestants and audience will not be permitted to leave the hall until the next formal break in proceedings. Contestants are expected to be present at the end of each session.

4.7 If a contestant competes in a round where the adjudicator is also the contestant’s teacher, a second adjudicator will be present for those contestants to ensure that there are no irregularities.

4.8 Should SAMRO have a spot check on the premises and find any contestant not in possession of the original score, the contestant will be held liable for any resulting fines.

4.9 There is no category for duets, trios, quartets or ensembles.

4.10 The adjudicators will choose two finalists in categories A to E. The adjudicators may choose up to a maximum of four finalists in category F.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

5.1 A contestant will be disqualified if he/she:

5.1.1 Fails to arrive at Jeppe High School for Girls on the correct date and time for any performance.

5.1.2 Plays the incorrect number of pieces for the appropriate round.

5.1.3 Plays over the time limit for the stipulated category. The adjudicator reserves the right to terminate a performance that exceeds the time allocation.

5.1.4 Does not have the original scores of music available on site on day of performance.

5.1.5 Supplies the incorrect number of copies.

5.2 If contestants are disqualified for any reason whatsoever a certificate of participation together with the adjudication report will be given. No award sticker will be attached to the certificate but the adjudicator may indicate verbally the level that the candidate achieved.

GENERAL INFORMATION

6.1 The onus rests on the contestant to ensure that the Executive Committee is advised of any change of addresses whether postal, e-mail or otherwise as well as all contact numbers, be they home or mobile. Please ensure we have all the current and correct details of the teacher and the student. The Executive Committee takes no responsibility for incorrect or altered information which has not been disclosed.

6.2 The Philip H Moore Music Competition Executive Committee will use personal details for the purposes of administering this Competition but will not publish them or provide such details to anyone else without the consent of the contestant.

6.3 The Executive Committee does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to internet or postal delays.

6.4 The Executive Committee reserves the right to cancel this Competition at any stage if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances are outside of its control. Entry fees will not be refunded under any circumstances whatsoever including, but not limited to the contestant wishing to withdraw from the Competition.

6.5 There are limited on-site warm-up facilities at Jeppe High School for Girls.

6.6 A music stand will be provided.

6.7 The winner of category F may not re-enter any future Philip H Moore Music Competitions. All other category winners are NOT allowed to participate in the SAME category the following year, although they may participate in a higher category when they qualify in terms of their age.

6.8 It is the responsibility of the contestants who receive prize cheques, to ensure they deposit their cheques in time as no re-issue of cheques will be undertaken under any circumstances. All contestants must have their own bank account as cheques will not be issued to any third parties. All prizes are made out in cheque format.

6.9 Should it be necessary for whatsoever reason, the adjudicator has the authority to cancel Round Two for a particular category and the Gala event finalists will be chosen directly from Round One.

6.10 Entry fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.

6.11 Any questions not covered by these rules shall be referred to the Executive Committee, whose decision on such matters shall be final.

6.12 The decision of the adjudicator/s will be final and NO correspondence or verbal negotiations will be entered into.

6.13 Contestants, parents/guardians of contestants and teachers, will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them when entering this competition. In addition, they confirm that they have hereby been advised that all or portions of the Competition may be recorded, whether on video, audio or other media for promotional purposes and have consented, free of any consideration, to such recordings. DVD’s may be available for sale.

6.14 The Executive Committee has the right, at its sole discretion, to choose who and how many adjudicators may be appointed for the various rounds.

Right of admission is reserved.

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