Parents registering their own children
If multiple children in a family are registering in a festival, sometimes its easier to do so through their Parent's Profile, as then users do not need to log out and log in between children. Please register your children under the guidance of your child’s teacher, as they are most familiar with the syllabi.
What you need to register your children:
- Each child is to have made their own profile. To do this, you will need your child’s teacher(s) User ID(s). You may wish to send your child into their next lesson with a letter providing instructions on how to send you their ID easily. A sample of such letter is available as one of our Extra Resources.
- The title, opus, composer and arranger of each piece the child will perform, along with the duration of the performance
- The class number that is most appropriate for each entry. Check your Festival's Syllabus for the best class number.
- The User ID of any Accompanists that may be performing with your child(ren).
New in MFS Accelerando - Parents can now create Entrant Profiles for their minor children from within their own Profile. To do so, visit the "Linked Profiles" option in your Profile Menu, then choose the "Create a New Child Festival Profile" button. Once you have filled in the appropriate information, MusicFestivalSuite.com will tell you that an email has been sent to confirm the Profile. You can confirm it yourself instead by clicking the Checkmark icon in the Unconfirmed Profiles section in "Linked Profiles".
Procedure for Registering Your Child
Step 1 – Visit your festival's MusicFestivalSuite.com link and log into your account. Choose "Registrations" in your Profile Menu.
Step 2 – Indicate you are registering for “My Child”, and choose the appropriate Category for the registration. It will then prompt you to choose the appropriate Discipline within that Category.
Step 3 – It will then prompt you for the appropriate Class within that Discipline. For more information on the Syllabi, check your regional organization for their syllabus, and your local festival for their local addenda.
Step 4 – Complete the remaining information about the piece(s) and performer(s) as prompted.
- Some classes provide the option of performing multiple pieces. You will need to provide the piece information for the total number of pieces you indicate your student will perform.
- Some classes provide the option of having multiple performers. You will need to identify each of the performers where they are indicated. Each student who has identified you as their Teacher will appear in the list of performers.
- Some pieces have not been catalogued, and so have no Opus Number or similar. In such cases, use the Information icon to have MusicFestivalSuite.com enter “None” in the Opus field for you.
- Some pieces have no identified Composer. In such cases, these compositions are usually considered “Traditional”, and while this is acceptable to enter, it may render this performance ineligible for recommendation to Provincial Festival. If this is a concern, it is recommended you do the research required to identify who the composer was.
- Some pieces have no identified Arranger because it is not an arrangement, it is the original composition. In this case, click the Information icon beside the Arranger, and MusicFestivalSuite.com will automatically enter "None" for you. To be considered complete, you must have something included in the Arranger field.
- In a very few select cases, such as Improvisations or Quick Studies, the title, composer, and other such information may be unknown. In such cases, enter “Unknown”.
- Make special note of the fact that the length of the piece is measured in seconds, not minutes.
- If you wish to register a piece that is "To Be Announced", keep in mind that your festival may not accept TBA registrations. If your festival permits TBAs, understand that TBAs are not permissible for Individual Entrants, only Group Entrants. You can enter a TBA for the piece title, but must edit that before the close of the registration period or the end of the TBA deadline, whichever comes last. In either case, if you do not update your TBA registration with accurate information before the deadline, your registration fee may be forfeited.
- Not all registrations require an Accompanist, but where you will be using one, please ensure your Accompanist's User ID is entered properly so that they may receive the recognition they deserve.
- Some classes offer you the opportunity to add comments to the registration. Please only enter information that is crucial to the organizing of the festival (for example which percussion instruments you need or special scheduling requests if the festival accepts them)
Step 5 – Identify who will be paying the Registration Fee by choosing their name from the list. You will only be able to identify yourself or your child's teacher.
Step 6 – If you are confident about the accuracy of your registration, click “Submit Registration”.
If your festival offers a "Late Registration Period" and you are entering your registration during this period, ensure your registration is completely accurate and complete, as there will be no window of opportunity for you to edit your registration once you submit it.
Step 7 – Once you’ve submitted your registration, you will be redirected to your Account to view all currently outstanding registration fees that have been assigned to you. You do not need to pay this amount immediately. You can choose to pay this amount immediately, or return to "Registrations" to enter another registration. You will, however, need to pay the registration fees before the end of your festival's registration period.
Please do not forget to make sure each registration fee for your children have been paid prior to the close of Registration Period. Outstanding Registration Fees render those registrations void. For more information on paying registration fees, see Paying Registration Fees.