2021 Monash Youth Music Festival
10 Aug 2021 to 15 Aug 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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By entering this Festival, you agree to comply with ALL the Rules and Conditions below:

  1. The Festival will be running under the COVID SAFE PLAN for Melbourne’s Industry Restart Guidelines Indoor Entertainment Venues (including Cinemas, Performing Arts and Music Venues). All current COVID related information related to the Festival will be posted on our website and reviewed daily until close of day 15th August 2021. Ensure you read and comply with the Festival’s COVID attendance rules (such as masks, sanitiser, social distancing and all other requirements) as per the latest post.
  2. The Festival is open to amateurs only. An amateur is one who does not derive income from the art in which he/she is entering.
  3. The age of performers will be as at the 1st August 2021.
  4. Students of Adjudicators in 2021 are not eligible to enter any solo sections their teacher is adjudicating.
  5. The AMEB Grade (or equivalent*) is the level at which the performer is studying at time of entry. Please verify with your music teacher that the “grade” of the piece to be performed is equivalent to the specified AMEB grade of the section to be entered to ensure fairness of competition. Entrants in the VCE section must be in VCE in 2021.
  6. All entries must be via www.stardom.com.au. Entry fee payment may be made by credit card, cheque or Direct Debit. See www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au for details.
  7. Where a performer is entering more than one section, a different program must be performed for each section.
  8. Soloists performing with accompaniment must use an accompanist using an acoustic instrument (e.g. piano or guitar). Pre-recorded accompaniment is not accepted in any section.
  9. Performers requiring the Official Accompanist must make contact and supply sheet music at least 2 weeks prior to the Festival. The Accompanist reserves the right to decline to accompany if this condition is not met. Rehearsals are to be privately arranged with the Accompanist at the Accompanist’s rate. Rehearsal costs are not covered by the Festival entry fee.
  10. A Notice of Appearance with date, time and venue will be forwarded to each performer.
  11. The performer MUST register within the registration time and prior to section commencement time unless prior arrangement has been made with the Registrar. The performer must be ready to perform in the order shown in the Program and/or Running Sheet. A performer may be disqualified if not ready to perform when called.
  12. The Performer must own a copy of the original sheet music. Refer to COPYRIGHT NOTE Rule No. 23 below. When registering, a photocopy of the music, with bars clearly numbered at the beginning of each system, must be given to the Registrar.
  13. Performance selections must be chosen to finish within time limits prescribed. A bell or signal will indicate the expiration of the time and the point at which adjudication ceases. Performers have 20 seconds to cease playing without penalty. Performers exceeding the 20 second overtime limit may be disqualified.
  14. The Committee reserves the right to appoint alternative adjudicators and accompanists, and to divide any section for adjudication.
  15. In the event of an insufficient number of entries in any section, the Committee reserves the right to cancel, modify or merge the section with another. The prizes awarded will be at the Adjudicator’s discretion.
  16. No entry fee will be refunded unless a section is cancelled.
  17. All performers must behave with kindness, courtesy and respect for all other performers at all times.
  18. Prizes will be presented at the conclusion of each section. It is the responsibility of each performer to collect their Adjudicator’s Report and any prizes. All items not collected within 6 weeks shall become the property of MYMF.
  19. Performers and spectators must not communicate with the adjudicator until all their final section is completed. Any such contact may deem the contestant in question disqualified.
  20. THE ADJUDICATOR’S DECISION IS FINAL. Any protest must be made in writing to The Secretary, within one hour of adjudication, and be accompanied by a deposit of $10 to be forfeited if the protest is deemed unjustified.
  21. PHOTOGRAPHS – The Committee is authorised to photograph any performer during the MYMF. In submitting your entry, you have granted permission for photographs to be used for marketing or grant application purposes only. Please advise the Photographer if you do not wish your photo to be taken.
  22. UNAUTHORISED RECORDING OF PERFORMANCES BY PHONE, CAMERA, VIDEO CAMERA OR OTHER EQUIPMENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Photos are permitted and welcome at the conclusion of each section and session.
  23. COPYRIGHT—According to APRA/AMCOS and Copyright Australia Ltd. (CAL), Performers using copyright protected sheet music (i.e. not from memory) MUST USE ORIGINAL MUSIC PUBLICATION ONLY. The Performer must comply with the Copyright Regulations available from APRA/AMCOS, 3-5 Sanders Place, Richmond. 3121. (www.apra-amcos.com.au). While the MYMF has permission to handle the Performer’s photocopies during the Music Festival for adjudication purposes only, the Committee does not condone the unlawful copying of Copyright material. All photocopies will be destroyed after use as per AMCOS regulations.
  24. ENTRIES CLOSE 11 June 2021. Individual sections may close earlier when section reaches capacity. No late entries will be accepted. 


Further information can be obtained from www.monashyouthmusicfestival.com.au. All other matters should be referred to The Secretary, PO Box 121, MOUNT WAVERLEY VIC. 3149.

8 years and under
S01 Strings Solo     8 years and under

Session: 14/08/2021 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 02:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
10 years and under
S02 Strings Solo     10 years and under

Session: 14/08/2021 11:00 AM    Time Limit: 03:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
12 years and under
S03 Strings Solo     12 years and under

Session: 14/08/2021 1:30 PM    Time Limit: 03:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
14 years and under
S04 Gerard Van Der Weide Memorial Strings Prize Solo     14 years and under

Session: 10/08/2021 5:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Sponsored by Julie Haskell

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st Medal + $60          2nd Medal + $40          3rd Medal + $20          
16 years and under
S05 Strings Solo     16 years and under

Session: 15/08/2021 3:00 PM    Time Limit: 05:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $50          
18 years and under
S06 Strings Solo     18 years and under

Session: 15/08/2021 11:30 AM    Time Limit: 06:00

Sponsored by Rotary Club Of Mount Waverley

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $200          2nd $125          3rd $75          
21 years and under
S07 Bows for Strings Award Solo     21 years and under

Session: 15/08/2021 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

Sponsored by Bows For Strings

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $250          2nd $150          3rd $100