time management during competition:
1.overall length of performance during the competiton is limited to eight minutes in the final round,please refer to the"categories and sections of competition"table for time limite for the preliminary round. The timer starts as sonn as sound is produced,including warm-up,tuning,and actual performance,the timer will stop at the end of the performance.Deliberate delay can not be tolerated due to time constraint of the scedule,and contestants will be disqualified after three warnings of delay of start,for Orchestra,stage set-up time shall not exceed seven minutes,Time spent on set-up after the 7-minute time limit will count towards performance time(eight minutes)when applicable,contestants should perform experts from the free-choice repertoire when competing in the preliminary.
2.a bell ring lasting five seconds indicates the performance has reached its time limit,A penalty of 0.5 points will be deducted from the average score for each minute over the time limit.seconds thess than a minute will be rounded up to the minute.
3.contestants will receive a final score of"0",if they deviate from the required repertoire,when applicable, contestantsperforming free-choicerepertoire that's different from what was submitted when registeration will have two points deducted from their final score.
4.for required repertoire,contestants should perform using the edition determined by APHF.failure to comply will result in deduction in the score.Dispute and Appeal.