Virtual Entry Information 2021

Virtual Participation will be available for students in 2021 as follows:

  • students in Alberta or NWT who do not have a Contemporary Showcase Festival in their region
  • students in other provinces who have teachers in the greater Edmonton area
  • students must live outside a 50 km radius of Edmonton
  • participation will be live via a Zoom link
  • please note that the Zoom links will only be active during classes with Virtual participants

Step 1: Provide your music by November 12

Students should provide a PDF of their music by November 12 by email to

Photos/scans Take photos or scans of your music for the piece(s) you will be performing in the festival. Save all pages into a single PDF file. 

Copyright – To prove you own an original music score, include a photo or scan of the cover of the book. If you are using a digital download, include a copy of the receipt. Some digital downloads have information on the bottom of the page showing proof of purchase.

Step 2: Join Your Festival Class using Zoom

Performers join the festival class – Your confirmation letter will include your class day & time scheduled sometime on Nov 19-21 weekend. You will join using Zoom to perform & receive your feedback. There may be a combination of in-person & online students in the class. The clinician may also ask you to try something at the piano (just like an online piano lesson). Parents can watch from the same room or go into another room to watch from their own device.

Audience members – There will be  a Zoom link & meeting ID in the program that you can send to parents, teachers, grandparents & anyone else who would like to watch your class. This link will also be emailed to you a few days before your performance.

Step 3: Certificates & Adjudication sheets

Your certificate & adjudication sheet, will be delivered or mailed to your teacher after the festival.

If you need assistance with any step in the virtual entry process contact:
Carolyn Garritano