Classical Voice Categories & Classes

SOLO CLASSES

 

List A – Own choice selection from RCM or Conservatory Canada Board Syllabus

 

List B – Own choice selection from RCM or Conservatory Canada Board Syllabus

 

Additional Repertoire – Own choice selection excluding sacred or folk song


Art Song – Own choice selection from a recognized Art Song Composer, Lieder excluded. To be sung in original language.  Grade IV and above only

Baroque – Own choice selection of a composer of music of the Baroque period (1600-1750) Examples: JS Bach, Handel, Couperin, Lully, Scarlatti, Caldara, etc.

 

Canadian Song – Own choice selection from a recognized Canadian composer, not contemporary or folk music. List available from the Canadian Music Centre at (604) 734-4622


Traditional Folk Song – Own choice selection from a traditional folk song (arrangement only) of any nationality, sung in original language or English translation. Accompaniment optional. Solo instrument only

 

Twentieth & Twenty First Century – Own choice selection from recognized classical twentieth & twenty first century composers.

 

Sacred Song, Classical – Own choice selection excluding Oratorio

 

Sacred Song, Contemporary/Gospel - Own choice selection from recognized contemporary or gospel sacred composer. Piano accompaniment only.

 

Lieder – Own choice selection from a recognized German Lieder composer, to be sung in the original language. Vocalist only will be adjudicated. Intermediate and above only.

 

Opera – Own choice selection from any standard opera. Original key. Recitative where applicable. Original language. List source of selection after title on the entry form. No Opera is permitted in Junior classes. Operatic Arias of the Post Baroque era are permitted in the Intermediate and Senior, Grade VIII and above only. 

 

Operetta – Own choice selection from any “Gilbert and Sullivan” or recognized operetta. Costumes & simple props optional. List source of selection after title on the entry form. Intermediate and Senior, Grade VIII and above only.

 

Oratorio – Own choice selection from a standard oratorio (or major sacred work for Senior Category only). Original key. Recitative, where applicable. Original language. List source of selection after title on the entry form. No Oratorios of the Post Baroque era permitted in Intermediate classes Oratorios are permitted in the Senior classes.

 

Concert Program – Own choice. A balanced mini-recital of THREE pieces of contrasting period and mood. Musical Theatre not accepted. Time limit: (15 minutes, Intermediate Level) (20 minutes, Senior Level). All selections must be consistent with performer’s grade level, with the exception that one of the three pieces may be one level above performers grade level. Intermediate and Senior, Grade VI and above only. (Pieces will not be adjudicated separately, and are not eligible to qualify separately for awards.)

 

Voice Workshop:   TBA

 

 

VOICE ENSEMBLE CLASSES -- COMPETITIVE

DUET, TRIO, QUARTET, OR ENSEMBLE
One entry form per performance, with all singers' names, accompanied by full entry fee.
If competitors are different ages, they shall compete at the higher age level.
Please ensure that competitors' ages are on the entry form. Classes will be subdivided by age as deemed appropriate by the committee.

CLASSICAL

No selection from operas are permitted in this class

OPERETTA, GILBERT & SULLIVAN, OPERA

For competitors 15 years and over only. One selection from operetta or Gilbert and Sullivan or Opera. Opera. Minimum Grade VII. Costumes and simple props optional. PLEASE LIST THE SOURCE OF SELECTIONS AFTER THE TITLE ON THE ENTRY FORM. 

ADDITIONAL REPERTOIRE

No selections from Opera are permitted in this class. (Costumes and props optional.)