2024 Live Syllabus - Classical Voice - Solo

General
a) One of the selections must have been performed at the Local Festival, received a minimum mark of 85 and the recommendation of the local Adjudicator.
b) Graded Level Classes are for competitors studying in either the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) or Conservatory Canada (CC) syllabus.
c) Competitors are allowed to transpose their selections to suit their voice range.
d) One original score for each selection must be presented to the Adjudicator on the day of competition.
e) All selections must be at the same grade 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 at the provincial live finals.
f) Memorization is required.
g) Please note that unlike RCM and CC exam requirements, both selections must be the same grade/level for the Provincial Competition.
h) 'Teacher's Choice' pieces are not permitted.
i) Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms lists are not permitted, including musical theatre, and popular (contemporary) pieces – this includes pieces from RCM List C for Levels 1-7 and RCM List D for Levels 8-10.
j) Competitors may use one song from a song cycle as one selection, but may not use another song from the same cycle as an additional selection.
k) Operetta selections are permitted and must be listed in the RCM or CC syllabi at the grade level at which competitors are competing.
l) Performance must be from memory.
m) Selections must be musically contrasting. The Adjudicator will take the choice of repertoire into consideration.
n) Accompaniment must be by live acoustic piano only. Unless a piece is specifically written to be unaccompanied it must have accompaniment or the submission will be for adjudication only.
o) If you require a collaborative pianist (accompanist), the pianists on this list (click here: omfa.ca/collaborative-pianists-accompanists) have indicated that they are willing to play for the live festival. It is the competitor's responsibility to contact the collaborative pianist directly and negotiate a fee for their service.
p) All competitors must be an amateur which shall be defined as a music student, performer, 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).
q) No announcement of name or selection is required prior to your performance.
r) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (omfa.ca/live-festival/rules-and-regulations) must be strictly adhered to.

Classical Voice - Levels 6-10 - Solo

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Competitors must perform three (3) selections in two (2) or more different languages (eg. English, French, Spanish, Italian, German) from the current Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) or Conservatory Canada (CC) syllabus. Vocalises and stand-alone recitatives are not allowed. However, recitatives are permitted in arias where indicated in either conservatory syllabus.

Operetta selections are permitted as long as they are on the RCM or CC syllabi at the grade level at which competitors are competing.

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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Class15001 - Classical Voice - Level 6Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class15002 - Classical Voice - Level 7Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class15003 - Classical Voice - Level 8Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class15004 - Classical Voice - Level 9Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister
Class15005 - Classical Voice - Level 10Live$150.00Virtualn/aRegister

Classical Voice - 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 Voice Class.

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

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Competitors must perform four (4) contrasting selections in three (3) or more different languages (eg. English, French, Spanish, Italian, German) at the Associate Level as listed in the current Royal Conservatory (RCM) or Conservatory Canada (CC) Syllabus.

Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms lists are not permitted, including musical theatre, and popular (contemporary) pieces.

Vocalises and recitatives are not permitted. However, recitatives are permitted in arias where indicated in either conservatory syllabus.

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

The minimum performance time for Diploma Voice is ten (10) minutes.

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

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Class15006 - Classical Voice - DiplomaLive$175.00Virtualn/aRegister

Classical Voice - 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 Voice 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.

Competitors must perform five (5) selections in three (3) or more different languages (e.g. English, French, Spanish, Italian, German). Please note that competitors may sing additional selections as long they fit into the designated time limit.

The maximum performance time is forty-five (45) 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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Class15007 - Classical Voice - OpenLive$210.00Virtualn/aRegister

Classical Voice - Adults - Solo

DEFINITION

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

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

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

Competitors must perform three (3) 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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Class15008 - Classical Voice - Adults - Ages 29 and AboveLive$150.00Virtualn/aRegister