Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is MCMF participation reserved to QMTA members' students?
A. The privilege is indeed reserved to active and provisional members' students. Teachers may apply for membership by sending an application form along with their students' entry forms, with the required documents, and membership dues ($120). Important: QMTA membership fees have to be paid separately, to Quebec Music Teachers' Association.
Q. What is the deadline for sending MCMF entry forms?
A. Postmark must indicate March 1st at the latest.
Q. Are late entries accepted?
Q. Do you accept online applications?
Q. How can I make sure my applications are not returned or delayed in their processing?
A. By following these simple guidelines, making sure your application is 100% complete and accurate:
a. Fill one form per candidate, per class, including ensembles.
Q. I sent my entry forms, and I would like confirmation of receipt.
A. MCMF Secretary's office will send an acknowledgement of receipt to each individual applicant by email. Because we receive an impressive amount of mail, we ask that you allow three weeks before contacting us. Around April 15, teachers will receive by mail the official schedule, with a convocation booklet for each of their students.
Q. Is it possible to make changes to a candidate's application, once sent?
A. Requests for changes must reach the MCMF Secretary's office before April 1st. A $10 fee applies for each change of repertoire, age group or class. Jury may be verbally notified of removals or changes in the order of the pieces, at the time of performance (no charge).
Q. Why aren't cheques made out to Quebec Music Teachers Association acceptable for Montreal Classical Music Festival entry fees?
A. Quebec Music Teachers' Association's and Montreal Classical Music Festival's bank accounts are not linked.
Q. Do all prize winners play at the gala?
A. All winners must come to the gala to receive their prizes, but they do not perform. Candidates who receive the highest marks of their category (trophy recipient) are invited to play at the gala by the adjudicator, generally on the day of their performance.
Q. What if I cannot attend the gala?
A. You may designate a person to pick up your prizes. After the gala, prizes will be deposited at the Co-op Vincent-d'Indy, 628, chemin Côte-Ste-Catherine, Outremont (students' entrance), tel. 514 342-5106) until June 23, where they can be claimed. Prizes will not be sent by mail. Lost cheques will not be made again. After that date, unclaimed amounts will revert to the MCMF bursary fund.
Q. In case of cancellation, can I get a refund?
A. Entry fees are non-refundable, and not transferable.
Q. How much is admission to the MCMF sessions and gala ?
A. Admission to Saturday, Sunday and Monday sessions is free for all. General admission to MCMF Gala is $6, and free for participants upon presentation of their convocation booklet, as well as for the Festival sponsors, members of the jury and volunteers.
Q. Is there a specific dress code for the MCMF competitors?
A. We encourage a respectful and conservative recital dress code. Gala performers are expected to wear appropriate attire for the event.