Festival Dates
12th - 15th August 2021 (Thursday - Sunday)

QCMF 2021 – Livestreamed Hybrid Festival

Participants will create and submit videos, which will be played during the Festival (Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th August) to adjudicators and small live audiences. Overseen by comperes, the Festival will be broadcast as a YouTube livestream. Schools can watch just their performance, whole sections or indeed the entire Festival. Participants are encouraged to use the QCMF livestream as an opportunity to create community events in their schools, towns and cities.

Download and print the ‘What is QCMF?‘ brochure to help promote your event.

Please read below and check-back regularly for updates regarding Rules and Technical Specifications of Recordings. Please also follow QCMF on Facebook for important announcements.

Entry Fees

Registering for QCMF

If your school is based in Queensland and has not attended the Festival before, please follow this link to the Registration Portal to activate your school’s unique PURL.

However, if you school is not based in Queensland and has not participated prior to 2012, simply email qcmf@vnc.qld.edu.au and our Festival team will be in contact.

Entering your Ensembles

  1. For schools that have participated in QCMF since 2012, your school’s unique PURL will be emailed to your nominated School Administrator on the day registrations open.
  2. The School Administrator should, using the PURL, log into the QCMF Management Portal and update all information in Step 1:  Enter School Details.
  3. The School Administrator should remove any conductors from the list who no longer work at your school/college.
  4. The School Administrator should then circulate the school’s PURL to all conductors to begin registering their ensembles.

Ensemble Conductors and/or School Administrators

  1.  Update the Conductor contact information and add any new conductors.
  2.  Click on Add New Ensemble

Video Recordings *new*

Rules for recordings:

All current rules, criteria and expectations of QCMF still apply. Additionally, all participants are bound by the following rules for recordings and thereby agree: 

 Technical Specifications: 

Creating and Uploading your Performance Information Sheet(s) *new*

This process must be completed for ALL your entered ensembles.

  1. Click on your school’s PURL or copy and paste your PURL into your browser.
  2. Click on Upload next to your ensemble’s name and section.
  3. Click on Enter Information (under ‘Performance Information Sheet’).
  4. Enter your Accompanist’s Name (leave blank if not applicable), Ensemble Biography (max 1000 characters), Conductor Biography (max 250 characters) and your Pieces (in performance order).
  5. Once Completed, press Save.
    • Note: You can return and change your uploaded information at any stage prior to Monday 19th July.
  6. Once you are happy with your Performance Information Sheet, return to the “Upload Documents’ and press Print to download and print a copy.
    • Note: This printed copy must be posted together with your score(s).

Uploading your Performance Video(s) *new*

This process must be completed for ALL your entered ensembles.

      1. Click on your school’s PURL or copy and paste your PURL into your browser.
      2. Click on Upload next to your ensemble’s name and section.
      3. Click on Select File.
      4. Find and Select your Performance Video (ensure your video meets the technical requirements outlined above) and press Open.
      5. Once you’ve returned to the ‘Upload Documents’ page, press Upload Files. Do not refresh your browser during this upload. Uploads may take several minutes depending on your network speed.
      6. Confirm your upload by ensuring the correct video name appears under “Performance Video”
        • Note: You can return and change your uploaded performance video at any stage prior to Monday 23rd July. Press ‘Change File’ to re-upload your Performance Video.

POSTING Your Scores *new*

Postal Address:

Villanova College
attn: QCMF/Music Department.
24 Sixth Avenue, Coorparoo, Brisbane, QLD, 4151
Australia

QCMF Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy

The primary goal of QCMF is to celebrate music and music education in Catholic Schools and Colleges. This document outlines the Festival’s QCMF Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy.