Each ensemble should register once per selection they wish to perform. At the time of registering, each participant’s name will need to be entered. For competitive duets and trios, the ensemble must enter into the category that reflects the ensemble’s average solo level and must play repertoire that reflects that level’s difficulty. In situations where the average level of the ensemble crosses over between classes, the ensemble must register in the class that reflects the level of the more advanced player. For quartets, family duets, and non-competitive duets, the ensemble should register according to the level of the repertoire selection they intend to perform. Duets are for one piano, four hands. Duos are for two pianos, four hands. Trios are for one piano, six hands. Quartets are for two pianos, eight hands.



Family duets and non-competitive duet classes are non-competitive. Ensembles will receive written and verbal feedback from the adjudicator. No marks, ribbons or seals will be given in the spirit of non-competitiveness for family classes. Family classes are for sibling or child-parent combinations.



Unlike the past several years where all piano quartets performed one after each other regardless of begin in different classes, piano quartets classes will now run like all other classes. The recipients of the Diary Queen Award, the Second Top and the Top Quartet (recipient of the Ursula Yundt Memorial Trophy) will be announced at the end of the evening, and awards will be given out at the Finale Concert. 

Piano Ensemble

    • This festival will be known as the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival. It is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, Inc and referred to throughout the rules as "KWKMF". 
    • By registering for the KWKMF, you agree to be bound by the festival rules found in the PDF Syllabus, some of which are listed here.
    • By registering for the KWKMF, you consent to the publishing of the participant’s name, photo and video taken by official festival media persons on the KWKMF's online and printed media outlets. 
    • Registration takes place from December 1 to January 22. Late registration takes place from January 23 to January 31 with a $10 late fee.
    • In addition to the class fees, registrants will be charged a flat $5 registration fee. This will appear as a ‘shipping fee’ on your receipt.
    • The KWKMF reserves the right to refuse any entry or change the program’s schedule at any time. 
    • The KWKMF does not issue refunds.
    • Since the program is subjecdt to change, it is the participant's responsibility to ensure that their understanding of their schedule is up to date with the information on the festival website. 
    • This KWKMF is open to amateurs only. 
    • A participant's age is determined by their age on December 31st of the year prior to the year of the current festival. 
    • All participants must provide a legal copy of their music for the adjudicator. 
    • Participants must announce their name, the title of their selection, and the name of the composer.
    • By registering for the festival, you agree to accept all of the festival results as final. All decisions made by a festival adjudicator or concert organizer with respect to class outcome, awards, provincial delegation, and concert performer nominations are irrevocable. 
    • Making contact with an adjudicator to discuss festival-related matters is not permitted. Adjudicators are required to report such correspondence to the festival committee. 
    • Photography and cellphone usage is prohibited in all festival performance spaces.
    • Exemplary behaviour and consideration of other participants, volunteers and staff is expected at all times.



    To read the remainder of the Rules and Regulations, please see the PDF copy of the Syllabus, on the festival website. There, you can find more information about class procedures, awards, and much more. 

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