Registration

Registration for the 2023 Provincial festival will be open on December 1st!!

To access the registration system please click on this link: http://omfa.musicfestivalsuite.com

Before you register, we highly recommend that you read the registration manual to make the process easier!  It can be found here: https://www.musicfestivalsuite.com/uploads/1/4/4/5/14451570/acc-user-manual-2021.pdf 

Or, if you prefer there are videos that you can watch as well here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9h_MrOCgEI

You can start the registration process at any time and it is highly recommended that you do not wait to the last minute. There are several steps to this registration system and they can be confusing. Registration and payment must be received by your Local Festival’s entry deadline.  You may change your repertoire at any time until 9:00 pm on May 20th.  No changes will be accepted after this date.

Please contact your Local Festival Administrator to determine your entry deadline date or check this link: https://omfa.ca/syllabus/entry-deadlines/

Points to watch out for when registering in either the Live or Virtual Festival:
• The photo release waiver must be agreed to by parents, competitors and teachers.  If you do not agree to it then you will be unable to upload your videos.
• If your child does not have a teacher or if your teacher chooses not to set up a profile, then please put your local festival’s ID number in the teacher field.   You will have to contact your local festival to see what their ID# is.  Alternatively, a parent may register as both a parent and a teacher and then that ID number can be used in both fields.
• if you are registering and are over 18 and don’t have a teacher, please select the self-taught button.

Points only for Live Entries:
You must list your accompanist.  This means that the accompanist will also have to set up a profile in the registration system. All scheduling is done around accompanists so failure to list your accompanist could result in their not being able to play for you.
• Accompaniment can be by piano only for the live festival with the exception of the Popular Voice and Popular Self-accompanied classes (please refer these syllabi for specific rules).  The accompanistslisted on our website have confirmed that they are willing to play for you at the live provincial festival if required, however it is up to the competitor to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement and to set up a mutually convenient rehearsal time.  To view our list of accompanists: https://omfa.ca/accompanists/

Points only for Virtual Entries:
• All performance videos for Virtual Festival Entries must be YouTube links.  No other format will be accepted.
All required pieces must be combined into one YouTube video.  Other links will not be accepted (eg. Google Doc, Dropbox, Vimeo).
• If you are entering multiple categories (i.e. Musical Theatre and Voice), you will need separate YouTube links for each category.
• The competitor is required to introduce themselves and their selections in the video, either verbally or with a title card before each piece.
• Videos used at local Festivals may be submitted if you choose.  It is not necessary to re-record unless you wish to and only if time permits between your recommendation and your entry deadline.
• It is not necessary to list your accompanist or have your accompanist sign up for a profile.  This information is not needed for the Virtual Festival.
• It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment can be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement. To view our list of accompanists: https://omfa.ca/accompanists/

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ADULT

  • Adult classes are available in every discipline.
  • For classical voice and speech arts, three pieces must be performed.
  • For all other disciplines two pieces must be performed.
  • Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged.
  • For the purposes of this competition, Adults are defined as individuals who are 29 and older as if December 31, 2022.
  • If a competitor enters the Adult Classes they may not enter the regular competitive classes as well.
  • Levels of Competition:
    • Adults – 5 years of training or less
    • Adults – 6 to 9 years of training
    • Adults – 10 years of training or more

CLASSICAL BRASS

  • Two pieces must be performed at Provincials for Levels 1 to Diploma & Adults
    – Both pieces must be at the same grade level
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Brass classes in the Syllabus.
  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Brass classes in the Syllabus.
  • 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 movement, two movements, or complete)
  • Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged.
  • For Levels 1-5 (Virtual Festival): It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • For Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults: Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Teacher’s “own choice” pieces are not permitted for Trumpet Entries.
  • Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80 (Virtual); Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults – $140 (Live); Open – $200 (Live)

 

POPULAR BRASS

Beginner, Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adult:

  • Two contrasting popular piano selections – own composition are permitted as long as they are popular in nature.  Classical Brass pieces are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Popular Brass classes in the Syllabus.
  • The pieces should be from different composers.
  • Memory is not required, but is highly recommended.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual): Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140

 

 

CLASSICAL GUITAR

  • Two pieces must be performed at Provincials for Levels 1 to Diploma & Adults:
    – Both pieces must be at the same grade level.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Guitar classes in the Syllabus
  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Guitar classes in the Syllabus.
  • 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)
  • For Grades/Levels 1 to 10, studies or etudes as listed in the Conservatory Canada or RCM syllabi are now permitted.
  • “Teacher’s Choice” selections are not permitted.
  • Performance must be from memory.
  • Repeats are optional but not required.
  • For Levels 1-5 (Virtual Festival): It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement. https://omfa.ca/accompanists/
  • For Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults (Live Festival): Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement. https://omfa.ca/accompanists/
  • Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80 (Virtual); Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults – $140 (Live); Open – $200 (Live)

 

POPULAR GUITAR

Beginner, Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adult:

  • Two contrasting popular piano selections – own composition are permitted as long as they are popular in nature.  Classical guitar pieces are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Popular Guitar classes in the Syllabus.
  • The pieces should be from different composers.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual): Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140

 

 

HARP

  • Two pieces must be performed at Provincials for Levels 1 to Diploma & Adults:
    – Both pieces must be at the same grade level.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Harp classes in the Syllabus

  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Harp classes in the Syllabus
  • 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 movement, two movements, or complete).

  • Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged.
  • Teacher’s “own choice” pieces are not permitted.
  • Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80; Levels 6-9 – $95, Level 10, Diploma & Adults – $110; Open – $130

CLASSICAL LOWER STRINGS

  • Two pieces must be performed at Provincials for Levels 1 to Diploma & Adults:
    – Both pieces must be at the same grade level.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Lower String classes in the Syllabus
  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Lower String classes in the Syllabus
  • 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)
  • For Grades/Levels 1 to 10, studies or etudes as listed in the Conservatory Canada or RCM syllabi are now permitted.
  • “Teacher’s Choice” selections are not permitted.
  • Except for Sonatas, performances must be from memory
  • Repeats are optional but not required.
  • For Levels 1-5 (Virtual Festival): It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • For Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults (Live Festival): Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80 (Virtual)(; Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults – $140 (Live); Open – $200 (Live)

MUSICAL THEATRE

BEGINNER, PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE, SENIOR, ADVANCED & ADULT:

  • Two selections must be presented.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Musical Theatre classes in the Syllabus.
  • It is strongly recommended that one selection be a ballad and one selection be up-tempo. As well, the songs should be from different musicals and different composers representing different eras.
  • For Intermediate, Senior and and Advanced levels a selection from the Golden Age (1943-1974) is highly recommended.
  • Selections must be from professionally staged musical theatre productions. Selections from revues, cabarets, workshopped musicals and stand-alone songs in musical theatre style are NOT permitted.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Costumes are permitted, but will not be judged.
  • Accepted accompaniment can include live piano or piano backtracks.  No vocal backgrounds are permitted.
  • For Beginner & Primary (Virtual Festival): It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • For Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adults (Live Festival): Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Teacher’s “own choice” pieces are not permitted.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual); Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140 (Live);

OPEN:

  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
  • Competitors can be recommended to Open and their age level class but it must be noted that repertoire cannot be repeated.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Musical Theatre classes in the Syllabus.
  • It is strongly recommended that one selection be a ballad and one selection be up-tempo. As well, the songs should be from different musicals and different composers representing different eras.
  • For the Open level a selection from the Golden Age (1943-1974) is highly recommended.
  • For the Open level a selection by Stephen Sondheim is highly recommended.
  • Selections must be from professionally staged musical theatre productions. Selections from reviews, cabarets, workshopped musicals and stand-alone songs in musical theatre style are NOT permitted.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Costumes are permitted, but will not be judged.
  • Accepted accompaniment can include live piano only.
  • Fees: Open – $200
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SONGS FROM THE SCREEN AND MORE

BEGINNER, PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE, SENIOR, ADVANCED & ADULT:

  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Songs from the Screen and More classes in the Syllabus.
  • Two selections must be presented.
    • Songs from animated films and movie musicals
    • Songs from revues, cabarets, movies or television
    • Songs from musicals that have only been workshopped (not staged)
    • Stand-alone songs in musical theatre style (eg. Girl in 14G, Taylor the Latte Boy, etc.)
    • Songs written for but cut from staged musicals (eg. More to the Story from Shrek)
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80; Elementary, Intermediate & Junior – $95; Senior, Advanced & Adults: $110

 

PERCUSSION

  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Percussion classes in the Syllabus.
  • Beginner, Primary and Elementary: Two (2) selections consisting of contrasting styles on any two (2) percussion instruments.
  • Junior: Two (2) selections consisting of contrasting styles on any two (2) percussion instruments.
  • Intermediate: Two (2) selections of contrasting styles to include work on any two of mallets, tympani or snare drum.
  • Senior and Advanced: Three selections consisting of contrasting styles to includes on any two of mallets, tympani or snare drum.
  • Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual); Elementary, Junior & Intermediate – $95 (Virtual); Senior, Advanced & Adults – $110 (Virtual)
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CLASSICAL PIANO

For all Graded Sections in Classical Piano – Grade/Level 1 to Diploma

  • Two pieces must be performed at the Provincial Level:
    – Both pieces must be at the same grade level.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Piano classes in the Syllabus
  • Competitors must also 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)
  • For Grades/Levels 1 to 10, studies or etudes as listed in the Conservatory Canada or RCM syllabi are now permitted.
  • “Teacher’s Choice” selections are not permitted.
  • Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms lists are not permitted
  • Repeats are optional but not required.
  • Performances must be from memory

    For Open Piano

  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Piano classes in the SyllabusFor All Levels
  • 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)
  • Piano Concerti must enter in the Piano Concerto section.
  • Concert Etudes are now permitted at the Provincial Finals
  • Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80 (Virtual); Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults – $140 (Live); Open – $200 (Live)

CLASSICAL PIANO CONCERTO

  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Piano Concerto classes in the Syllabus.

  • Performance must be from memory
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment can be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Levels 8 & Below – $95 (Virtual); Levels 9 & Above – $95 (Virtual); Senior & Advanced – $110 (Virtual); Open – $130 (Virtual)

POPULAR PIANO

Beginner, Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adult:

  • Two contrasting popular piano selections – own composition are permitted as long as they are popular in nature.  Classical piano pieces are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Popular Piano classes in the Syllabus.
  • The pieces should be from different composers.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual): Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140

 

 

POPULAR VOICE

Beginner, Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adult:

  • Two contrasting popular voice selections – own composition are permitted as long as they are popular in nature.
  • Classical Voice and Musical Theatre selections are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Popular Voice classes in the Syllabus.
  • The songs should be from different composers.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Accepted accompaniment can include live piano, piano backtracks, guitar or ukulele. No vocal backgrounds are permitted.  Competitors are also permitted to accompany themselves.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual): Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140 (Live)

 

POPULAR VOICE SELF-ACCOMPANIED

Beginner, Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adult:

  • Two contrasting popular voice selections – own composition are permitted as long as they are popular in nature.
  • Performers in this class must accompany themselves.
  • Classical Voice and Musical Theatre selections are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Popular Voice Self-Accompanied classes in the Syllabus.
  • The pieces should be from different composers.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Accepted accompaniment can include live piano, piano backtracks, guitar or ukulele. No vocal backgrounds are permitted.  Competitors MUST accompany themselves.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual): Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140 (Live)

 

SPEECH ARTS

  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Speech Arts classes in the Syllabus.
  • The competitor may only perform three (3) selections.
  • Performances must be from memory.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140 (Live)

CLASSICAL UPPER STRINGS

Graded Sections in Strings – Grade/Level 1 to Diploma

  • Two pieces must be performed at the Provincial Level:
  • Both pieces must be at the same grade level.
  • “Teacher’s Choice” selections are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Upper String classes in the Syllabus
  • Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80 (Virtual); Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults – $140 (Live)

Open Strings

  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Brass classes in the Syllabus.
  • Fee: Open – $200 (Live)

    For All Levels:

  • 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)
  • Except for Sonatas, performances must be from memory
  • Repeats are optional but not required.
  • For Levels 1-5 (Virtual Festival): It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • For Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults (Live Festival): Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.

 

POPULAR STRINGS

Beginner, Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adult:

  • Two contrasting popular piano selections – own composition are permitted as long as they are popular in nature.  Classical string pieces are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Popular String classes in the Syllabus.
  • The pieces should be from different composers.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual): Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140

 

 

CLASSICAL VOICE

Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Voice classes in the Syllabus.

GRADED SECTIONS IN VOICE – LEVELS 1 TO 5 (VIRTUAL)

  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Classical Voice classes in the Syllabus.
  • Two Songs must be performed.
  • Both pieces must be at the same grade level.
  • Vocalise and stand-alone recitatives are not permitted.
  • “Teacher’s Choice” selections are not permitted.
  • Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms List, including musical theatre, and popular (contemporary) are NOT permitted.
  • All pieces must be performed from memory.
  • For Levels 1-5 (Virtual Festival): It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80

GRADED SECTIONS IN VOICE – LEVELS 6 TO 10 (LIVE)

  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Classical Voice classes in the Syllabus.
  • Three Songs must be performed in two or more languages.
  • All three pieces must be at the same grade level.
  • Vocalise and stand-alone recitatives are not permitted.
  • “Teacher’s Choice” selections are not permitted.
  • Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms List, including musical theatre, and popular (contemporary) are NOT permitted.
  • All pieces must be performed from memory.
  • Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are able  to perform at the Live Festival if you are not able to use your own. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Levels 6-10 – $140 (Live).

DIPLOMA VOICE (LIVE)

  • – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Classical Voice classes in the Syllabus.
  • Four (4) Songs must be performed in two or more languages.
  • All four pieces must be at the ARCT Level.
  • Vocalise and stand-alone recitatives are not permitted.
  • “Teacher’s Choice” selections are not permitted.
  • Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms List, including musical theatre, and popular (contemporary) are NOT permitted.
  • All pieces must be performed from memory.
  • It is strongly recommended that selections include an operatic aria and/or a sacred aria.
  • Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are able  to perform at the Live Festival if you are not able to use your own. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Diploma  – $140

OPEN VOICE (LIVE)

  • Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
    – At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
    – Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Classical Voice classes in the Syllabus.
  • Vocalise and stand-alone recitatives are not permitted.
  • Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms List, including musical theatre, popular (contemporary) and operatta pieces are NOT permitted.
  • All pieces must be performed from memory.
  • It is strongly recommended that selections include an operatic aria and/or a sacred aria.
  • Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are able  to perform at the Live Festival if you are not able to use your own. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Open – $200

AMATEUR ADULT (LIVE)

  • Three Songs must be performed.
  • Vocalise and stand-alone recitatives are not permitted.
  • Selections from the RCM Popular Selection List and the CC Idioms List, including musical theatre, and popular (contemporary) are NOT permitted.
  • Memorization is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
  • Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are able  to perform at the Live Festival if you are not able to use your own. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
  • Fees: Amateur Adult – $140

CLASSICAL WOODWINDS

GRADED LEVELS 1-10 & DIPLOMA

• Two pieces must be performed at the Provincial Level
• Both pieces must be at the same grade level
• Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Woodwinds classes in the Syllabus
• 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 movement, two movements, or complete)
• Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged
• For Levels 1-5 (Virtual Festival): It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
• For Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults (Live Festival): Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
• Fees: Levels 1-5 – $80 (Virtual); Levels 6-10, Diploma & Adults – $140 (Live)

OPEN LEVEL
• Several pieces must be performed at Provincials for the Open Level:
– At the Provincial level, competitors will be given the opportunity to present a recital program that shows the competitor’s virtuosity and should include different genres/eras/styles etc.
– Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Woodwind classes in the Syllabus.

• All pieces must be at the ARCT level or above.
• Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged
• Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
• Fees: Open – $200 (Live)

AMATEUR ADULT
• Two pieces must be performed.
• Memorization is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
• Accompaniment must be by piano only. The accompanists listed on our website have confirmed that they are willing to record accompaniments for you to use for your performance. It is up to the competitor, however, to contact them directly and pay for this arrangement.
• Fees: Amateur Adult – $140 (Live)

POPULAR WOODWINDS

Beginner, Primary, Elementary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Advanced & Adult:

  • Two contrasting popular piano selections – own composition are permitted as long as they are popular in nature.  Classical woodwind pieces are not permitted.
  • Please make sure to read the specific rules and regulations for Popular Woodwinds classes in the Syllabus.
  • The pieces should be from different composers.
  • Memory is not required, but is highly recommended.
  • All songs must be performed from memory.
  • Fees: Beginner & Primary – $80 (Virtual): Elementary, Junior, Intermediate & Senior, Advanced & Adults – $140

 

 

DUETS/TRIOS

  • Two (2) pieces must be performed at the Provincial Level (Virtual)
    Syllabus
  • Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. As such, videos may be performed together or can be edited together if individual parts are recorded separately as conditions demand.
  • Please note that for the purposes of this category, competitor ages should be averaged.
  • A competitor can only perform in one duet/trio combination in each level.
  • Duets will be scheduled according to discipline.
  • Fees: All Levels – $100 (Virtual)

CHAMBER GROUPS

  • Two pieces of standard Chamber repertoire must be performed at the Provincial Level.
  • Chamber Groups may consist of 3-5 individual players.
  • Memorization is not required.
    Syllabus
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. As such, videos may be performed together or can be edited together if individual parts are recorded separately as conditions demand.
  • Fees: All levels – $200 (Live)

SMALL ENSEMBLES

  • Two pieces must be performed at the Provincial Level (Virtual)
  • Small ensembles may consist of 4-10 individual players of any instrumentation and not playing “chamber” repertoire.
  • Memorization is not required.
    Syllabus
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. As such, videos may be performed together or can be edited together if individual parts are recorded separately as conditions demand.
  • Fees: All Levels – $150 (Virtual)

BANDS

  • Two pieces must be performed at the Provincial Level (Virtual)
  • Classes are offered for both Concert and Jazz Bands
  • Memorization is not required.
    Syllabus
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. As such, videos may be performed together or can be edited together if individual parts are recorded separately as conditions demand.
  • Fees: All Levels – $150 (Virtual)

CHOIRS

  • Two selections must be performed at the Provincial Level (Virtual)
  • Classes are offered for school choirs, community choirs, male voice choirs and small choral ensembles.
  • Memorization is not required.
    Syllabus
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. As such, videos may be performed together or can be edited together if individual parts are recorded separately as conditions demand.
  • Fees: All Levels – $150 (Virtual)

ORCHESTRAS

  • Two selections must be performed at the Provincial Level (Virtual)
  • Classes are offered for school and community string orchestras and school and community symphony orchestra classes.
    Memorization is not required.
  • Syllabus
  • It is the competitor’s responsibility to abide by any and all government guidelines regarding physical distancing as of the date you submit your video. As such, videos may be performed together or can be edited together if individual parts are recorded separately as conditions demand.
  • Fees: All Levels – $150 (Virtual)