Volunteer Position Descriptions

Detailed instructions for each volunteer position are posted below.
A printed copy of these instruction will be available at each position during the festival. You do not need to bring your own copy.


  1. Please arrive 15 minutes before 1st class.

  2. Provide a friendly welcome to all participants, parents and guests.

  3. If a student is unsure, you can check that they are at the correct room by finding their name in the program.

  4. Students and guests are welcome to enter the room at anytime EXCEPT if a student is performing or if the clinician is giving their adjudication.

  5. Hand out programs.

  6. Locate the nearest washrooms and water fountain in case anyone asks.

  7. Try to be aware of how many students have performed as the sessions are happening.

  8. You may leave when your shift is over, or the last class of a session (afternoon/evening, etc.) has started.

Thank you for creating a pleasant space for our festival participants!!



Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of start time. Extra supplies are in CS Bag.  

  1. Check for pencils, pens, eraser, cups, tissues, water, snacks on clinician table.
  2. Ask clinician to sign all adjudication sheets and certificates.
  3. Ask clinician how they would like you to indicate if time is running late during adjudications.
  4. Set programs outside the room and check for one program posted on door.
    Check off classes as they are completed.
  5. Greet participants and check off their names to determine if any are missing.
  6. Give the welcome speech as follows:
      – Welcome the performers, parents, teachers and guests.
      – Introduce the clinician and announce where their bio is listed in the program.
      – Read the following:

“We are delighted to have you share our 27th year with us! You are welcome to attend any classes during the festival and we would like to encourage you to attend the Creative Music classes and Young Composers Program final concert on Saturday night, Nov. 21st, to hear music by some of Edmonton’s developing composers.

Contemporary Showcase runs on many volunteer hours, as well as personal and business donations. We sincerely thank everyone who helps make it happen. Please consider supporting the businesses who support this festival.”

Then give the general announcements:
     – Students should leave their music with the secretary as they come up to perform.
     – If students are playing 2 pieces, they can take a moment between the pieces and then start their 2nd piece when they feel ready.
     – Students are welcome to ask for assistance with adjusting the piano bench.
     – Please turn off cell phones. No texting or flash photography during performances.
     – If recording, please only record the participant you came to support.
       Do NOT record the adjudications.
     – Thank the person who may have sponsored this class. (see program)
     – Announce the Gala Concert that includes highlight performances from the festival.
The Gala will be November 27th, 7:00 pm, Muttart Hall (main floor of Alberta College)

  1. Monitor traffic if necessary. Others are welcome to enter between performances but not during performances or during adjudications.
  2. Assist clinician with adjudication sheets, certificates and music. Assist students with piano bench/chair if needed.
  3. Help keep class running on time by alerting clinician to remaining time.
  4. Give each participant a Contemporary Showcase sticker – either after each one plays or at the end of the adjudication.
  5. After the class, thank the clinician for their input and the audience for their support.

If a problem should arise, consult a committee member (wearing committee tags) or text Sylvia Taylor 780-619-1988 (in the building somewhere).

The festival board is always looking for new members. If you are interested, please contact Sylvia ivory88@interbaun.com

Would you like to volunteer?

Sign up will be available closer to the festival.