ENTRIES should preferably be made using the online entry system, accessible by clicking on or pasting the following link into browser bar:

or by using the form downloadable by clicking Abingdon Music Festival Entry Form 2019

All entries must be received by 15 March 2021; late entries will not be accepted. Any changes to entries must be completed by 01 April 2021.

AGE must be reckoned as on 29 April 2021.

FEES must be paid at time of entry, preferably using BACS, or by cheque payable to ‘Abingdon Music Festival Association’. Fee amounts are shown in the schedule of classes. Once an entry has been accepted, no fees will be refunded.

An ACCOMPANIMENT must be provided if the chosen music requires one. Performers may bring their own accompanists, or use one of the Festival’s experienced official accompanists; booking details may be found on next page. Rehearsals with accompanists must be arranged in advance of the Festival; an opportunity to do so on arrival at the Festival venue can not be guaranteed.

A pre-recorded accompaniment is permissible only when the style of the chosen music demands it.

The TIME LIMIT for each class is stated in the schedule. This limit must not be exceeded; if it is, the performance may be stopped at the end of the prescribed time.

CONDUCT: All performers should arrive at least 10 minutes before the stated time for their class. Any performer not present when called may be disqualified.

Performers should be prepared to announce their piece.

A brief discussion by the adjudicator will be given after each performance.

COPIES: Performers must provide one copy of each piece to be performed for use by the adjudicator during the performance. This may be a photocopy, providing that the performer has the original printed copy available at the time of the performance. No other photocopied music may be used, and adjudicator photocopies must be destroyed immediately after the Festival. Exception may be made for legally downloaded copies of music in the public domain / out of copyright.

SAFEGUARDING: In accordance with the rules of the British & International Federation of Festivals, the Festival has a Safeguarding policy which requires that all young people under the age of 18 are accompanied by an appropriate adult throughout their time spent at the Festival. The organisers cannot be responsible for this supervision.

DATA PROTECTION ACT: Performers’ details as submitted at entry may be held on computer files for the purposes of Festival management and for sending information about the Festival and associated events only. The information will not be disclosed to any third party.

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING: The use of sound and video recording equipment is prohibited. ‘Still’ photography without flash may be permitted on application to a member of the Festival staff.

The Committee reserves the right to alter, modify or cancel any of the arrangements detailed  in  the  syllabus,  and  its  decision  in  all  questions  or disputes is final.

FESTIVAL CONTACT for all enquiries: