2024 Live Syllabus - Classical Piano - Solo

Piece Selections
a) One of the selections must have been performed at the Local Festival and received a minimum mark of 85 and the recommendation of the local Adjudicator. The second selection is the competitor's choice but may not be another movement from the first selection.
b) Graded Level Classes are for competitors studying in either the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) and Conservatory Canada (CC).
c) Both selections must be at the same level and at the level at which the competitor is currently studying. If the competitor has taken an exam prior to December 31st, 2023, then they cannot enter that level.
d) Competitors must refer carefully to either the RCM or CC syllabus to determine how many and which movements of a selection are required (i.e. one mvt., two mvts., or complete). Failure to play the required movements could result in disqualification.
e) Studies/Etudes, as listed in the RCM or CC syllabi, will be permitted. However, only one (1) of the pieces selected may be a Study/Etude. Unlike in RCM or CC exams, Popular pieces may not be substituted for a study.
f) "Teacher's Choice" pieces are not permitted.
g) Competitors may count one or more movements of a multi-movement work as one selection only.
h) Selections must be musically contrasting. The Adjudicator will take the choice of repertoire into consideration.

General Rules
i) All competitors must be an amateur which shall be defined as a music student, performers, or any person who does not earn significant income from performance or teaching in the discipline in which they are participating or, is a member of a professional union. (Please click here for the full definition of Amateur vs Professional: omfa.ca/glossary)
j) One original score must be presented to the Adjudicator on the day of competition.
k) Memorization is required.
l) No announcement of name or selection is required prior to your performance.
m) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (omfa.ca/live-festival/rules-and-regulations) must be strictly adhered to.

Classical Piano - Levels 6-10 - Solo

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Competitors must perform two (2) contrasting selections from the current Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) or Conservatory Canada (CC) syllabus.

The maximum performance time for levels 6-10 are listed below:

Levels 6 & 7: Fifteen (15) minutes
Levels 8 & 9: Twenty-five (25) minutes
Level 10: Thirty-five (35) minutes

There is no minimum performance time.

Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form. Do not guess timings.

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Class13001 - Classical Piano - Level 6Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class13002 - Classical Piano - Level 7Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class13003 - Classical Piano - Level 8Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class13004 - Classical Piano - Level 9Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class13005 - Classical Piano - Level 10Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister

Classical Piano - Diploma - Solo

DEFINITION

• Diploma classes are offered for competitors who are studying at the Conservatory Associate Level but have NOT completed the Associate Diploma as of December 31st, 2023. Competitors entering the diploma section can only have been studying at the ARCT/A.Mus. level for 2 years or less. If the competitor has been studying at this level longer than 2 years they must enter the Open Classical Piano Class.

Level 10 pieces and below are not permitted in this category.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Competitors must perform two (2) contrasting selections at the Associate Level from the current Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Conservatory Canada (CC).

If one selection is a sonata, at least two consecutive movements (a minuet and trio is considered one movement) must be performed, even if the RCM & CC Syllabi indicate that the complete piece is required. Playing the complete is optional as long as it fits into the set time limit. Please note that concertos are not permitted in this class.

The maximum performance time for Diploma is forty (40) minutes.

There is no minimum performance time.

Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form. Do not guess timings.

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Class13006 - Classical Piano - DiplomaLive$175.00Virtualn/aRegister

Classical Piano - Open - Solo

DEFINITION

• Open Level competitors must be performing at the ARCT/A.Mus. level or above but do not have to have attained their associate degree. Competitors who have been studying at the Associate level for 2 or more years must enter this class.

Level 10 pieces and below are not permitted in this category.

• Pieces do not need to be listed in the RCM or CC syllabi.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

In the Classical Piano Open class, competitors will present a recital program which shows virtuosity, a high standard of performance ability and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.

A minimum of three pieces must be performed. Please note that competitors may play additional selections as long they fit into the designated time limit.

If one selection is a sonata, at least two consecutive movements (a minuet and trio is considered one movement) must be performed, even if the RCM & CC Syllabi indicate that the complete piece is required. Playing the complete is optional as long as it fits into the set time limit. Please note that Concertos are not permitted in this class.

The maximum performance time for Open is sixty (60) minutes.

The absolute minimum performance time is fifteen 15) minutes.

Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form. Do not guess timings.

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Class13007 - Classical Piano - OpenLive$210.00Virtualn/aRegister

Classical Piano - Adults - Solo

DEFINITION

• Adult Classes are open to any amateur competitor 29 years of age and over.

• Please note there is only one level of competition for Adults.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Competitors must perform two (2) contrasting selections.

The maximum performance time for the Adult class is twenty-five (25) minutes.

There is no minimum performance time.

Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form. Do not guess timings.

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Class13008 - Classical Piano - Adults - Ages 29 and AboveLive$150.00Virtualn/aRegister