All applicants who comply with prerequisites set out in the general rules and who are eligible in terms of minimum level and age etc will be accepted as SICMF participants.
The SICMF is open to participants between the ages of 12 and 28.
The minimum required level for instrumentalists is grade 6. All entrants will receive chamber music coaching and, with the exception of pianists, will play in a Festival orchestra. Orchestral placement will be determined by pre-recorded auditions (see website for more details). Participants can enrol individually or as an established chamber music group, in which case they may also be required to perform in other ensembles. Each and every individual in an established group is required to enter individually. Such persons should indicate on the online entry form that they are entering as a group.
All participants are bound by a code of conduct as prescribed by Stellenbosch University. This code prohibits disorderly behaviour as a result of intoxication. Any and all transgressors will be asked to leave the SICMF without compensation and with immediate effect.