Entry Information

Festival Registration

Final date of entry shall be January 31, 2020. Late or incomplete entry forms can not be accepted.

VOCAL Entry Forms


PIANO Entry Forms

CHORAL Entry Forms

DANCE Entry Forms

BAND & Instrumental Entry Forms

Provincial Syllabus

Class numbers for the Rockwood Festival of the Arts are drawn from the 2015 Syllabus published by the Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals.

The Syllabus is also available for purchase as a PDF document or in hard copy through Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals.

RFOTA Important Considerations


  1. Final date of entry shall be January 31, 2020. Late or incomplete entry forms can not be accepted due to data entry and publishing deadlines for Program Books.
  2. Name of the performer(s) must accompany the entry. Substitutions cannot be accepted once entered.
  3. Please use the Entry Forms found on our website for participant registration. There are separate Entry Forms available in PDF for each discipline, including forms for Solos, Due/Trio/Quartet and Group entries. Please ensure that all information is filled in on the Entry Forms including any Special Requirements for dates/times to perform.  The Festival will make every effort to accommodate requests (but cannot guarantee). 
  4. Participants’ age and birth date are both required on Entry Forms.  Age is to be taken as of January 1, 2020.
  5. Choral entries from schools must have a minimum of 15 members. For smaller groups (5-12 persons) consider the Vocal Ensemble Classes as an alternative. (2015 Provincial Syllabus page 194)
  6. Small schools not having enough children in one grade for a choir may combine two grades. This choir should be entered as the higher grade. When entering, please indicate which grades have been combined.
  7. Recorded accompaniment of vocal or choral classes is permitted with advanced notice.  The Festival committee strongly suggests live accompaniment whenever possible.  ***Please contact the festival if you require contacts for community musicians who may be available to accompany.***  Recordings of accompaniment should not include backup vocals.  
  8. Conductors of vocal and speech choirs/ensembles may not sing or speak with the class while conducting.
  9. Teachers, parents, or instructors should try not to prompt, signal or conduct a participant/group from the audience or the sidelines.
  10. Participants may choose to perform in a more advanced class but is then unable to also perform in a lower grade in that specific section.  For example:  a Grade 2 piano student who decides to perform in a Grade 3 is not able to also compete at a Grade 2 level in that section.    
  11. Participants are asked to provide original copies of all performance selections to the Venue Secretary at the time of performance. Music purchased on-line must have proof of payment available at the Venue. 
  12. Photocopies will be accepted when proof of written permission has been obtained from the owner of the copyright and attached to the photocopy at the time of registration at the Venue. 
  13. Changes to a performer’s selection cannot be changed after the entry deadline date due to Program Book printing deadlines. 
  14. Please check carefully with teachers, instructors or festival committee member regarding class requirements including Authors, Composers, Publishers, and Sources. 
  15. Please note that all decisions regarding performances including Provincial Recommendations are made strictly by the Venue Adjudicator. Performers, parents, or instructors may not enter into discussion with the adjudicator at the Venue regarding performance results.
  16. Non-residents and non-students of the Interlake School Division are welcome to participate in our festival.  Please check specific Rockwood festival application forms for awards and scholarships for details as well as Provincial & National Recommendations.  
  17. Due to the family nature of our festival, choice of vocal performances, costuming and staging of ALL performances must be free of offensive language and suggestive content. Any RFOTA executive member, convenor or adjudicator can redirect or stop the performance if deemed necessary.
  18. DANCE- **ALL MUSIC MUST BE PROVIDED ON CD/DVD** (No i-Pods, i-Phones, laptops, etc.) Only one selection (entry) per CD/DVD. Please clearly mark your CD/DVD with Class, name, Entry Number, and provide it to the sound person at least 30 minutes prior to your class. New rules as of 2017, regarding costumes, choreography, lyrics and code of conduct……please see Dance Convenors pages 8 & 9 in the Addendum.
  19. Any constructive comments or concerns regarding the results of the 2020 Rockwood Festival of the Arts will only be accepted in writing to:  Rockwood Festival of the Arts Committee, P.O. Box 43, Teulon, MB R0C 3B0, on or before May 1, 2020. On-line emails which are negative or critical in nature will not be accepted.