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 with the Alberta Music Festival Association syllabus and your own festival's local addenda.
- The User ID of any Accompanists that may be performing with your child(ren).
Procedure for Registering Your Child
Step 1 – Visit your festival's MusicFestivalSuite.com link and log into your account. Under “Festival Options” on your Homescreen (as shown on Your Profile Homescreen), click “Register”.
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. Classes that appear in the Alberta Music Festival Association Syllabus start with 1 through 9, whereas Local Festival classes start with 0. For more information on the Syllabi, check with the Alberta Music Festival Association 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 child will perform.
- Some classes provide the option of having multiple performers. In these cases, it is more appropriate for a Teacher to register the students, as they will be linked to each students' profile.
- Some pieces have not been catalogued, and so have no Opus Number or similar. In such cases, enter “None” in the Opus field.
- 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, type in the Composer’s name in the “Arranged By” field, as this is a required piece of information for entry into any class of the Alberta Music Festival Association Syllabus.
- 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.
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 prompted with an Invoice of all currently outstanding registration fees that have been assigned to you. You do not need to pay this invoice immediately. You can choose to pay this invoice immediately, or return to your Homescreen to enter another registration. You will, however, need to pay the invoice 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.