March 2022 Update.
The adjudication reports, performance certificates and the awards list have been sent to participants. Based on recommendations from the adjudicators, eighteen performances were chosen for the Highlights Concert to represent the range of ages and instrument classes in our entries. Those performances were recorded on March 9th, one at a time, at the Isabel Centre for Performing Arts. Those performances have been combined and edited by the technical staff at the Isabel as a one hour concert. The concert was premiered on YourTV (Channel 700) at 8:00 pm on March 24th. The concert is now available for viewing on the Isabel Digital Concert Hall:
https://www.isabeldigitalconcerthall.queensu.ca/concert-videos. Funding for the rental of the Isabel and the recording was courtesy of the generosity of the Ballytobin Foundation.
This year's Festival and Highlights Concert were virtual because of Covid. Our syllabus reflected changes made to follow public health regulations. We did not offer bands, choirs, large ensembles, sight reading or quick study. Duets, trios and quartets were allowed provided public health safety recommendations were followed during recording session(s). The “SMALL ENSEMBLES” or “FAMILY ENSEMBLES” portals in the syllabus were created for those classes.
All performers made a video recording of their performance, uploaded it to YouTube, and then entered the URL of the recording at the time of registration. Our adjudicators viewed the recordings in the week following the close of registration. Their comments were emailed to each performer shortly after all recordings were assessed.
This year Solarislive made changes to the way a teacher registers students. Unlike previous years, the teacher could not register students via their Teacher's account. This year teachers had to make a Participant's account and this account had to have a different email address from the Teacher's account (see the note for "Teachers registering students" under EVENT INFORMATION on this page). This will be the case next year as well.
In March the Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival published our March newsletter "Notes and Measures". The newsletter gives details of the Highlights Concert performances, the award winners and the people and organizations whose volunteer hours, donations, funding and sponsoring advertisements made this year's events possible. We thank them for their generous support.
If you are not on the mailing list for the newsletter contact our registrar, Janice Frame, at the email address below. Our next newsletter will be published in September, 2022 and give details of how the festival will operate in 2023.