RockFest Music Competition 2024

Preliminary Video Round Registration Period: 1 MAR - 15 JUL 2024
Preliminary Round Results Announcement: 10 AUG 2024
Live Finals: 19 - 21 SEPT 2024

Rules and Regulations

Read RockFest Music Competition Rules & Regulations
to understand the competition process and criteria

Drums

“Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that’s what we are”

by Mickey Hart

Vocals

“I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears”
by Adele

Acoustic Guitar

“One day you pick up the guitar and you feel like a great master, and the next day you feel like a fool.
It’s because we’re different every day,
but guitar is always the same…beautiful”
by Tommy Emmanuel

Electric Guitar

I play the guitar because I like it, not because I’m bad it. There’s no perfect music, but there is good music.

Bass Guitar

None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.

by Paul McCartney

Ukulele

“There is no ego when you play ukulele.”
by Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele Group (New)

“There is no ego when you play ukulele.”
by Jake Shimabukurows.

Contemporary Piano

“When you play, never mind who listening to you.”
by Robert Schumann

Your best teacher is your ear, so listen and listen, you will find the music you love.

Classical Piano

“Just love what you are doing, and try to play more.”
by Lang Lang

Violin

"If you take a violin, you can make it sound 50 different ways. Not just pizzicato and played by the bow, but ponticello, and harmonics, and tremolos. If you take an oboe and play it, there`s about one way you can make it sound: like an oboe."
by John Corigliano

Band

“Works of arts make rules;
rules do not make works of arts”
by Claude Debussy

Band requires dedication, planning and communicating. What are the outcomes are, just enjoy music together.

Cutie Pies

The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.
by Cheryl Lavender

Marking

Criteria

Stylistic (15 Points)

  • How stylistic was the performance?

This section assesses the overall delivery to the genre.

Presentation (15 Points)

  • How confident was the performer?

  • Does the performer have showmanship?

  • Did they play within the maximum duration?

This section assesses the confidence and engagement of the performer within the stated duration of performance.

Quality of Performance (30 Points)

  • How fluent?

  • How expressive?

  • How secure?

This section assesses the fluency, emotional exploration and awareness/insight.

Musical Ability/Technique (40 Points)

  • How well was the production of the sound?

    (e.g. clarity, synchronization, pulse, expressive techniques etc.)

This section assesses the quality of execution of the performer's intention.

Selection of Song (30 Points)

**only for Open Category & Band Category

  • Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced

This section assesses the level of difficulty of the selected song.

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For Cutie Pies Category Only

  • Preparedness (5pts)

  • Presentation (5pts)

  • Quality of Performance (5pts)

  • Creativity (5pts)

Prizes for

Preliminary Video Round

  1. All participants will receive a digital “Certificate of Participation”, participation pack (1 participation medal, 1 T-shirt and goodies), and 1 online marking report (excluding Cutie Pies category).

  2. Preliminary Round High Scorers will receive a printed Award Certificate.  

    - 85% and above - Outstanding Performance

    - 75%-84% - Meritorious Performance

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Prizes for

Live Finals

  1. Winners – Trophy and printed Award Certificate

    • Gold Award

    • Silver Award

    • Bronze Award

    • Rock Award

    • Rock Award

  2. For Cutie Pies Category only, the 5 winners will receive a printed certificate & a medal.

  3. Teachers of Winners will receive a printed Certificate of Recognition

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Important Dates

Registration & Video Link Submission Period
1 MAR - 15 JUL 2024

Preliminary Round Results Annoucement
10 AUG 2024

Live Final Round
19 - 21 SEPT 2024

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