Eligibility for Entry
QCMF celebrates and promotes the best in Catholic music education. If you intend to participate in QCMF, your school must belong to the Catholic education sector. A Catholic school or college must identify as a parochial school or education ministry of the Catholic church.
Rules of Participation
Rules of Participation outline conditions of involvement for participants of QCMF. Please careful read over the Rules of Participation.
To assist ensemble directors, we have separated the Section Criteria into individual areas for ease of clarification. Current Section Criteria may be accessed via the links in the table below:
|Choirs||Concert Bands||String Orchestras and Full Orchestras|
|Guitar Ensembles||Percussion Ensembles||Jazz Bands and Contemporary Ensembles|
Whilst there are proposed day(s) for scheduling outlined on this document, please note this is for initial planning purposes only. These days cannot be confirmed until entries are closed and the scheduling has been completed
It is important to note that the award criteria used by adjudicators are to provide feedback to an ensemble regarding the ensemble’s performance of chosen repertoire at a particular moment in time. The award system is not, nor should be, used to make comparisons between ensembles within a section, nor between schools across the festival. Please careful read over the QCMF Award Criteria.
It is also important to note that QCMF adjudicators are trained in the awareness of cognitive bias. For the information of performers, the adjudicator training pack can be downloaded here.
Before participating in the Festival, all attendees should make themselves aware of the Expectations of the QCMF Community.