Rules and Regulations
Students entering the competition may be in any grade level through High School Senior. Students who previously placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in Levels A, B, or C, or 1st in Level D are not eligible to compete again in the same level; however, students who previously placed 2nd or 3rd in Level D may re-enter at the same level. Honorable Mention winners are not required to advance to the next level.
There are no restrictions regarding the number of entries. Each student may enter only one level and must be enrolled on the official application form, showing ALL required information. Please specify on the application any scheduling requests, as times will NOT be reassigned after the schedule is complete. Also, please indicate siblings whose times need to be coordinated. Scheduling requests cannot be guaranteed but will be considered carefully.
ALL PARTICIPATING TEACHERS are expected to help with the contest by monitoring a room for two hours. Please indicate the time frame you wish to monitor on the application form. Teachers are required to stay at the door during the entire monitoring assignment. If it is impossible for you to physically be present on the contest date, then you must include an additional $10.00 fee per student to pay for monitors in your place. Due to difficulties in past years, parents and students are not allowed to monitor. In addition, teachers are not allowed to monitor a room their students are assigned to. Please note that your monitoring preference does not affect student scheduling. You must request scheduling preferences separately as described under “Enrollment” above. In lieu of monitoring, we also need a couple of people to host the Honors Recital; sign up for that on the online application form.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION AND FEES
CAMTA member registration fee: $30.00 per student
Non-CAMTA member registration fee: $50.00 per student
Non-monitoring teachers: Add $10.00 per student to the registration fee
ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. The contest application form and payments must be completed online, however, the entry fees may be mailed to CAMTA c/o Elena Pashilene, 1308 Shire Circle, Inverness, IL, 60067. Please make checks payable to CAMTA. Schedules will be sent to teachers in late April.
Teachers should enroll students in the appropriate level, selecting ONE PIECE from the elective list to be performed IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIRED PIECE. Please be certain your students prepare the correct pieces, since an incorrect piece will result in disqualification. Editions mentioned in the repertoire list are for reference only; there are no specific edition requirements. Repeats may be taken at the discretion of the contestant and teacher unless otherwise indicated on the repertoire list. Da Capo and Dal Segno must be observed. All pieces must be memorized.
Students MUST bring a clean (or nearly so), published copy of the music to the competition with measures numbered. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. In order to comply with copyright laws, NO PHOTOCOPIES OR OTHER SIMILARLY REPRODUCED COPIES WILL BE ALLOWED.
Persons arriving later than their assigned playing time will NOT be allowed to compete. Judges and contestants are the only people permitted in the audition rooms. Please be advised that practice rooms are NOT available;
Any infraction of these Rules and Regulations will result in disqualification. We strongly advise you to review these Rules and Regulations with your participating students prior to the contest.
AWARDS AND HONORS RECITAL
All students will receive ribbons for participation on the day of the event. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trophies will be awarded in each level if scores warrant such awards. Ties and Honorable Mentions can be given at the judges’ discretion. Trophies and Honorable Mention certificates are distributed at the honors Recital. If the number of entries in a division becomes excessively large, contestants may be split into two or more separate groups with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners in each group. Conversely, if a level has a small number of participants, fewer prizes may be awarded. At least three contestants are necessary for a contest in any division. THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL.
Results of the contest and judges’ comment sheets will be mailed to the teacher. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each level will be given the opportunity to perform in the Honors Recital. The winning students’ teachers will be notified by the first Monday following the contest and told which piece should be performed on the recital. Teachers of winning students should notify the contest chairs if their students will NOT be performing in the Honors Recital. Any awards not picked up at the Honors Recital can be shipped to the teacher at the teacher’s expense.