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  • Awards are given to encourage and reward the efforts of the participants. There are changes each Festival year.
    Check carefully to make sure you qualify.
    Awards Information

PIANOFORTE

Tentative 2017  Dates:
Junior- March 9, 10 (Th - Fri) Penticton Alliance Church
Senior- March 11, 12, 13  (Sat - Mon) St. Saviour's Church

For information contact the Captain: Jan Webb
Click Here to Contact Captain by E-mail

       
Junior - Introductory A to Grade IV
Intermediate/Senior - Grade V to Diploma

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.

Check Scholarship Page for Scholarship requirements and other available awards.

Candidates must enter a minimum of two solo categories to be eligible for an award.

Additional rules for Pianoforte:
1. Photocopied music may not be used in the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival without the written permission of the copyright holder (composer or publisher).The FCMF has now deemed it permissible to use photocopies for page turns as long as the original copy is present at the performance.

2. Selections are "Own Choice". Repeats are optional up to and including Grade 4 except da capos which must be observed. Piano concertos at all grade levels are to be performed without repeats except da capo. 1st and 2nd endings may be performed.

3. Each competitor shall compete at the same grade level in all solo classes entered.

4. Memorization of music is expected in competitive solo classes, excluding Untitled Study. Three (3) marks will be deducted if the score is used. No marks will be deducted for using the score in duet, trio or quartet classes.

5. Participants in graded classes, except the Canadian Composers class, may only select repertoire, as listed from a current Royal Conservatory of  Music or Conservatory Canada Syllabus. Abridged versions of classical music are not acceptable. Selections for the Canadian Composers Class must be composers who are recognized and published and be consistent with performer’s grade level. For a list of composers, visit the Canadian Music Centre website at www.musiccentre.ca

6. Irregular List Pieces may be used if permission has been received from the appropriate Conservatory for use in an examination.

Competitive Classes
All competitors will be given an adjudication and a mark for each performance and will be eligible for appropriate certificates, cups, awards and/or scholarships.

Non-competitive Classes
All competitors will be given an adjudication only.

Open Level
A student studying full time at a recognized music institution or has recognized music institution or has obtained a degree or diploma in music.

ENTRY FEES:

Solo Classes                                
Junior level - Introductory A to Grade 4 - $17.00

Intermediate level - Grade 5 to 7 -  $18.00

Senior level - Grade 8 and above - $19.00

Piano Concerto                            
Intermediate level - Grade 5 to 7 - $18.00

Senior level - Grade 8 and above - $19.00

Sight Reading                              
All grades $6.00

Concert Group/
Multi-Movement Sonata Class  
All grades $33.00

Duet, trio, quartet classes          
$10.00 per person

Family duet, trio, quartet classes 
$17.00 per family

       

PIANOFORTE CATEGORIES
Sight reading is required for scholarships

Preparatory A or B Pianoforte Solo: Up to three selections, own choice, level A or B. Level A selection to be no more difficult than Level 2 Bastien/Faber or its equivalent. Level A entries are non-competitive only. Level B entries are competitive. Selection should be at Level 3 or 4 Bastien/Faber or Introductory Album R.C.M. or equivalent. If a Bastien/Faber or Alfred’s piece has been chosen please indicate which book the piece is from.  Classes will be subdivided by age.

Non-Conservatory Repertoire: This is a competitive class to be used for non-Conservatory pieces that do not fit into the introductory levels or other graded levels. It is not for pieces from outdated Conservatory syllabi, but is to be used for pieces written by contemporary composers (e.g. Martha Mier) which would be above the introductory level, and for popular pieces that are not on the RCM Popular Selection list or in the Conservatory Canada Contemporary Idioms Syllabus. Classes will be subdivided by age. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a Scholarship Requirement.

Additional Repertoire: This class is to be used only for Conservatory pieces that do not fit in any other category, or for a second piece in a category already entered.

Early Keyboard: Any selection from any composers of the Baroque period (1650-1750) Handel, Scarlatti, Telemann, etc., excluding those compositions of J.S. Bach.

J.S. Bach: Any selection composed by J.S. Bach only

Classical: Any one slow movement of a Sonata or Sonatina (state Opus # and Movement), or other selection from the Classical period (1750-1825). Quick movements of a Sonata or Sonatina will not be permitted. Selections must be listed in a current Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) or Conservatory Canada Syllabus.

Sonatina or Sonata: Any one quick movement from a Sonatina or Sonata (state Opus # and Movement). The selection should be from the Classical period (1750-1825) or one composed in definite Sonata form by a later composer. Selections must be listed in a current Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) or Conservatory Canada Syllabus.

Multi-Movement Sonatina or Sonata Class:
(Grade 6 and above): Two or more movements from one sonatina or sonata as listed in a current Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) or Conservatory Canada Syllabus. All movements for the grade level must be performed.

Romantic: Any selection from any composer of the Romantic period.

Impressionistic: Any single work in late 19th century impressionistic style.

Twentieth & Twenty-First Century: Any Twentieth or Twenty-First Century work in contemporary idiom. Selections by Canadian composers must be entered in the Canadian Composers Category.

Canadian Composers: Any selection by a recognized and published Canadian composer.

Popular: Any selection from the current RCM Popular Selection List or Conservatory Canada Contemporary Idioms Syllabus
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*Please note, in the Popular category, only one mark will be considered for medallions, awards and scholarships.

Popular/Swing: Any selection from the current RM Popular Selection List or Conservatory Canada Contemporary Idioms Syllabus.

Popular/Traditional Jazz: Any selection from the current RM Popular Selection List or Conservatory Canada Contemporary Idioms Syllabus.

Popular/Latin/Rock: Any selection from the current RM Popular Selection List or Conservatory Canada Contemporary Idioms Syllabus.

Untitled Study/Etude: Any untitled study or etude from the current RCM or Canada Conservatory 'Study' books. (i.e. Study in A Major, Etude #5).

Sight Reading Requirements: The candidate will be given a brief period to scan the score. Do not count out loud. Entry in the sight reading class is required in order to qualify for Major Scholarships (The mark received will not be considered in the totals)

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. 

Concert Group: The Concert Group will consist of three selections at the participant’s grade level or higher. Participants will be judged on the discrimination shown in their selections, on the programme arrangement, on technique and interpretation. Time not to exceed 15 minutes; for ARCT and Open 20 minutes. Suitable dress and stage deportment will be expected.

Piano Concerto: One movement of any standard Concerto, orchestra parts to be played on a second piano, competitor to provide own accompanist, professional pianist allowed. Selection to be played without repeats.

Pianoforte Duet, Two Pianoforte Duet, Trio, Quartet: Use one entry form per duet, trio, quartet, with all players’ names, accompanied by full entry fee. If competitors are at a different piano grade level enter at the higher piano grade level. Students entered in the Non-Conservatory Repertoire class may enter a graded duet class at an appropriate level.  The adjudicator must have a copy of the music for the duration of the performance.


COMPETITIVE
NOTE: SIGHT READING IS REQUIRED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

SOLO
Please enter by grade and by category on the entry form.
Grade levels are: Introductory (Level B), Non-Conservatory, 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ARCT or Equivalent, or Open.

PIANOFORTE DUET, TWO- PIANOFORTE DUET, TRIO AND QUARTET

Please enter these categories at the following grade levels:
Introductory Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
ARCT or Equivalent, or Open.

NON-COMPETITIVE – ADJUDICATION ONLY
This class is recommended for the young participant to give a chance to increase performance skills in a non-pressuring setting. It is also recommended for the participant who wants an adjudication that will help them improve their technique and performance skills for exams or recital work. A piece entered in this category cannot be considered as a Scholarship Requirement.

1. Participants will be able to play up to three pianoforte solos. Each solo will require a separate entry and fee.

2. Classes will be age subdivided by the Festival Committee.

SOLO
Please enter by grade and by category on the entry form.
Grade levels are: Introductory (Level A), Introductory (Level B), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ARCT or Equivalent, or Open.


PIANOFORTE DUET, TWO- PIANOFORTE DUET, TRIO AND QUARTET
Please enter these categories at the following Grade levels:
Introductory, Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ARCT or Equivalent, or Open, Family.
      


Updated: September 2016


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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