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Instrumental Syllabus


 
      2017 Tentative Dates: April 19, 20 (Wed - Thurs)
Venue: St. Saviour's Church


Strings  | Classical Guitar  |  Woodwind, Brass, Recorder 

       
The Instrumental syllabus is still a catch-all of strings, classical guitar, woodwind, brass, and recorder. When sufficient enrollment allows, these categories may run on their own again in the future.


Discipline Captain: Audrey Perry 250-497-6003  E-mail the Captain


It is the responsibility of competitors and teachers to follow the Rules & Regulations of the Festival. Entries are the responsibility of competitors and teachers. Errors or omissions are not the responsibility of the Festival. All disciplines run at the discretion of the Festival, dependent on sufficient entries.
 
All competitors wishing to be considered for scholarships must enter the Sight Reading class.  Please check the Scholarship Page for additional Scholarship requirements and other available awards.

Provincial Festival:  Competitors must enter at least 3 classes to be eligible to advance to the BC Provincial Finals, and should ensure that they are meeting all the necessary Provincial requirements. Click here for the Performing Arts BC website.
 

ADDITIONAL RULES PERTAINING TO INSTRUMENTAL:

 
  1. Each competitor shall compete at the same grade level in all solo classes entered. Students may enter one selection one grade higher in accordance with RCM Syllabus for examination purposes. This higher grade selection will be judged against other selections performed at that higher grade level.  
  2. The instrumental discipline is a catch-all of many musical instruments; the competitor must specify which instrument is being played on the registration form.
  3. Photocopied music may not be used in the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival without the written permission of the copyright holder (composer or publisher) and proof of permission in the form of a letter must be presented at the time of performance. However, the Federation of Music Festivals has now deemed it permissible to use photocopies for page turns as long as the original is present at the performance. In addition, music downloaded from IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project) or equivalent is acceptable if proof of purchase in the form of a receipt is provided at the time of competition.
  4. Use current RCM Syllabus or equivalent as a guideline for repertoire selections. Titled and untitled studies published in the RCM syllabus or equivalent are acceptable. Abridged versions of classical music are not acceptable. Selections for the Canadian Composers Class must be composers who are recognized and published. For information contact the Canadian Music Centre at www.musiccentre.ca. 
  5. Memorization of music is expected in competitive solo classes, with the exceptions of Untitled Study and Sonata (in agreement with RCM exam regulations). Three (3) marks will be deducted if the score is used. Memorization is not a requirement, and no marks will be deducted for using the score in duet, trio or quartet classes, or in large group classes.
  6. Da Capo signs should be observed. Repeat signs should ordinarily be ignored but at the discretion of the teacher and student may be observed where deemed appropriate.
  7. Each competitor is responsible for providing their own accompanist.
  8. Competitive Classes: All competitors will be given adjudication and a mark for each performance and will be eligible for appropriate certificates, cups, awards and/or scholarships that they qualify for.
  9. Non-Competitive Classes: Any competitor may enter any class as non-competitive. They will be given adjudication but will not be eligible for any certificates, cups, awards and/or scholarships. The class will be scheduled as determined by the festival.
  10. Grade Levels - Pre Grade 1, Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ARCT or Equivalent, or Open. Open is a category for students studying full time at a recognized music institution or those who have obtained a degree or diploma in music.
  11. Competitors wishing to apply for scholarships must enter the Sight Reading class.
  12. Guidelines for determining Grade levels of Suzuki repertoire.
    Pre Grade 1 - Twinkle to Allegro, Volume 1
    Grade 1 - Perpetual Motion to Minuet # 1 (Bach), including Happy Farmer and Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus
    Grade 2 - Minuet # 2, Minuet #3, Musette (Bach), Hunter’s Chorus, Long Long Ago in G, Bourree (Handel)
    Grade 3 - Gavottes by Gossec, Lully, Martini; Waltz’ Two Grenadiers’ Witches Dance; Minuet in G (Beethoven); Minuet Vol 3 (Bach)
    Grade 4 - Gavottes by Thomas, Becker; Gavotte in G minor, Gavotte in D Major (Bach); Minuet (Boccherini); Humoresque
    Grade 5 - Bourree (Bach) Volume 3
  13. Sight reading is required for scholarships.

ENTRY FEES:
Solos Classes: by level

Junior - $17.00

Intermediate - $18.00

Senior - $19.00

Concert program: $33.00
Chamber Orchestra: $50.00
Duet, Trio, Quartet, and Quintet: $10.00 per person
Ensemble: $50.00
Family Duet, Trio, Quartet, Ensemble: $17.00 per family
Sight Reading: $6.00

CLASSICAL GUITAR  back to top

Junior level - Grades 1 - 3

Intermediate level - Grades 4 - 7

Senior level - Grades 8 and above

 

SOLO CLASSES

Additional Repertoire: This class is to be used ONLY for pieces that do not fit in any other category, OR for a second piece in a category already entered. One selection, own choice. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a Scholarship requirement.

Renaissance: Music of the period (1450 - 1600) composers such as Sanz, Leroy, Dowland.   

Baroque: Any composition by a Baroque composer (up to 1750) i.e., Bach, Scarlatti, Weiss.

Classical: Any composition by a Classical composer, (Circa 1750-1825), i.e., Sor, Catcassi and Guiliani.

Romantic: Any composition by a Romantic composer, (Circa 1825-1910), i.e., Tárrega, Paganini and Albéniz.

Twentieth & Twenty-First Century: Any composition by a twentieth century composer in contemporary idiom, (i.e., Villa-Lobos, Brouwer and de Falla) except Canadian composers.

Canadian: Any composition by a recognized and published Canadian composer. For information contact the Canadian Music Centre at Canadian Composers List.
       
Untitled Study/Etude: Any untitled study or etude (or any piece with the word "etude" or "study" in its title) from the current RCM or equivalent curricula must go in this class. Memorization is not required and no additional marks will be awarded for memorization. Studies with titles (i.e., studies that do NOT include the word "study" or "etude") must be entered in the correct class as determined by the composer and style of the study (e.g., Baroque, Romantic, etc.) Both Titled and Untitled Studies ARE acceptable pieces for scholarship application.

Sonata or Sonatina: Two contrasting movements.

Concerto: Two contrasting movements of any standard Concerto or Concertino. Orchestral part to be played on piano, accompanist not adjudicated.

Concert Program: A mini-recital of three pieces by three different composers showing contrast in style, period, mood. (One mark for the overall performance.) Untitled studies cannot be included in the Concert Program, but should be entered in the Untitled Etude class. This category cannot be considered as a Scholarship requirement. Time limit 15 minutes. For ARCT and Open categories, time limit of 20 minutes.

Accompanied Art Song: (i.e., Dowland, Rosseter, Byrd) Performer to sing and play. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a Scholarship requirement.

Finger Picking: Travis style, Cockburn, Renbourne etc. Score must be provided. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a Scholarship requirement.

Own Composition: Bring a clear photocopy of the handwritten or computer-generated original. The entry must include: tempo markings, dynamics and other appropriate musical editing; measure numbers at the beginning of each line; a title page including composer's name, address, composition title and date. Composers are expected to perform their own works, or arrange to have their works performed by others. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a scholarship requirement. Time limit 5 minutes.

Quick Study: Adjudicator will provide music of appropriate level. Competitor will have 15 minutes to practice before performing selection for the adjudicator.

Sight Reading: Music of an appropriate level will be supplied by the adjudicator. Candidates wishing to be considered for a scholarship must enter this class and meet the additional scholarship criteria.

 

GROUP CLASSES

Duet:
Use one entry form per duet, with both players’ names, accompanied by full entry fee.
If the two competitors are at a difference grade levels they shall compete at the higher grade level.

Guitar-Wind or String Duet: Please state instruments. Use one entry form per duet, with both players’ names accompanied by full entry fee. If the two competitors are at different grade levels, they shall compete at the higher grade level.

Duet with Advanced Accompaniment: For the younger player who may be encouraged by a familiar person (i.e. teacher, parent, sibling) who accompanies on guitar or other instrument. Only the lower grade participant is to register. The registrant must play the first part and will be adjudicated.

Family Duet: Two or more players from one family (lower total fee for the family). All players will be adjudicated. Time limit 15 minutes.

Guitar Ensemble: 3 + players. All players will be adjudicated. Time limit 15 minutes.

 


STRINGS  
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Junior level - Grades 1 - 4

Intermediate level - Grades 5 - 7

Senior level - Grades 8 and above

 

SOLO CLASSES

 
Additional Repertoire: This class is to be used ONLY for pieces that do not fit in any other category, OR for a second piece in a category already entered. One selection, own choice. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a scholarship requirement.

Unaccompanied Bach: Sonata or Partita, one movement only. (Grade VII and up).

Baroque: Any composition by a Baroque composer up to 1750 (i.e., Bach, Telemann).

Classical: Any composition by a Classical composer, (Circa 1750-1825), i.e., Mozart, Beethoven.

Romantic: Any composition by a Romantic composer, (Circa 1825-1910), i.e., Dvorak, Schubert.

Twentieth & Twenty-First Century: Any composition by a twentieth century composer in contemporary idiom, (i.e., Bartok, Copland) except Canadian composers.

Canadian: Any composition by a recognized and published Canadian composer. For information contact the Canadian Music Centre at Canadian Composers List.        

Untitled Study/Etude: Any untitled study or etude (or any piece with the word "etude" or "study" in its title) from the current RCM or equivalent curricula must go in this class. Memorization is not required and no additional marks will be awarded for memorization. Studies with titles (i.e., studies that do NOT include the word "study" or "etude") must be entered in the correct class as determined by the composer and style of the study (e.g., Baroque, Romantic, etc.) Both Titled and Untitled Studies ARE acceptable pieces for scholarship applications.


Sonata or Sonatina:
Consult the RCM Syllabus for selections and movements required in each grade listing.eg. RCM Grade 7 Violin has the Mozart Sonata requiring only one movement while the Schubert Sonatina requires 2 movements.All competitors must enter this class with the movement[s] required for examination purposes.

Concerto: Consult the RCM Syllabus for selections and movements required in each grade listing.eg. RCM Grade 8 Violin has the Bach A Concerto requiring one movement while the Kreisler Concerto requires 2 movements. All competitors must enter this class with the movement[s] required for examination purposes. Orchestral part to be played on piano, accompanist not adjudicated.

Concert Program: A mini-recital of three pieces of repertoire by three different composers showing contrast in style, period, mood. (One mark for the overall performance.) Untitled Studies must be entered in the Untitled Study/Etude class. This category cannot be considered as a scholarship requirement. Time limit 15 minutes. For ARCT and Open categories, time limit 20 minutes.

Fiddle: Includes traditional pieces for violin that are of a folk or traditional origin, usually having an anonymous or unknown composer. Includes Waltz, Jig, Reel, Air, etc. with or without accompaniment. Classes will be determined by age. A piece entered in this category ccannot be considered as a scholarship requirement.

Traditional/Folk Harp: Includes traditional pieces for harp that are of a folk or traditional origin, usually having an anonymous or unknown composer. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a scholarship requirement.

Own Composition: Bring a clear photocopy of the handwritten or computer-generated original. Each entry must include: tempo markings, dynamics and other appropriate musical editing; measure numbers at the beginning of each line; a title page including composer's name, address, composition title and date. Composers are expected to perform their own works, or arrange to have their works performed by others. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a scholarship requirement. Time limit 5 minutes.

Sight Reading: Music of an appropriate level will be supplied by the adjudicator. Competitor can take a few minutes to study the music before playing. Candidates wishing to be considered for a scholarship must enter this class and meet the additional scholarship criteria.

 

GROUP CLASSES

Duet: Use one person in the duet to register, with both players’ names, accompanied by full entry fee. If the two competitors are at different grade levels they shall compete at the higher grade level.

Duet with Advanced Accompaniment: For the younger player who may be encouraged by a familiar person (i.e., teacher, parent, sibling) who accompanies on strings or other instrument. Only the lower grade participant is to register. The registrant must play the first part and will be adjudicated.

Family Duet: Two players from one family (lower total fee for the family).

String, Trio or Quartet or Ensemble: Strings only. All players will be adjudicated. Time limit 15 minutes.

Suzuki Groups: Use one entry per group and include information for all players.

Instrumental Trio, Quartet or Ensemble: Up to 8 players. Any combination of instruments but must include one string instrument (i.e., Piano Trio). All players will be adjudicated. Time limit 15 minutes.

Chamber Orchestra: Over 8 players. Any combination of instruments, but must include one string instrument. All players will be adjudicated. Time limit 15 minutes.

 


WOODWIND, BRASS AND RECORDERS
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Junior level - Grades 1 - 3                                             Intermediate level - Grades 4 - 7

Senior level - Grades 8 and above

 

SOLO CLASSES

Additional Repertoire:
This class is to be used only for pieces which do not fit in any other category, or for a second piece in a category already entered. One selection, own choice. A piece in this category cannot be considered as a scholarship requirement.

Baroque/Classical: Any composition by a Baroque or a Classical composer.

Romantic: Any composition by a Romantic composer.

Twentieth & Twenty-First Century: Any composition by a twentieth century composer.

Canadian: Any composition by a recognized Canadian composer. For information contact the Canadian Music Centre at Canadian Composers List.       

Untitled Study/Etude: Any untitled study or etude (or any piece with the word "etude" or "study" in its title) from the current RCM or equivalent curricula must go in this class. Memorization is not required and no additional marks will be awarded for memorization. Studies with titles (i.e., studies that do NOT include the word "study" or "etude") must be entered in the correct class as determined by the composer and style of the study (e.g., Baroque, Romantic, etc.)
       
Sonata or Sontina: Consult the RCM Syllabus for selections and movements required in each grade listing.All competitors must enter this class with the movement or movements required for examination purposes.

Concerto: Consult the RCM Syllabus for selections and movements required in each grade listing. All competitors must enter this class with the movement or movements required for examination purposes. Orchestral part to be played on piano.

Own Composition: bring a clear photocopy of the hand written or computer generated original. Each entry must include: tempo markings, dynamics and other appropriate musical editing; measure numbers at the beginning of each line; a title page including composer's name, address, composition title and date. Composers are expected to perform their own works, or arrange to have their works performed by others. Time Limit 5 minutes.

Sight Reading: Music of an appropriate level will be supplied by the adjudicator. Competitor can take a few minutes to study the music before playing. Candidates wishing to be considered for a scholarship must enter this class and meet the additional scholarship criteria.

 

GROUP CLASSES

Duet: One person to register per duet, with both players’ names and instruments, accompanied by full entry fee. If the two competitors are at difference grade levels they shall compete at the higher grade level.

Duet with Advanced Accompaniment: (i.e., teacher, parent) Only the lower grade participant is to register. The lower grade registrant must play the first part. Only the lower grade registrant will be adjudicated. Use one entry form with only the name and grade level of this person.

Family Duet: Two players from one family (lower total fee for the family).

Trio, Quartet, Small Ensemble: (3 to 8 players) time limit 15 minutes. May include piano.

Family Ensemble: 3+ players from one family (lower total fee for the family).

School Recorder Class

Bands:
Groups larger than 8 players. Time limit 20 minutes.

 

Updated October 15, 2015


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