Syllabus

Brass – Virtual Competition 2020

Open to anyone who resides or studies in the Province of Ontario or the Gatineau, Quebec area.
The maximum age is 28 years old as of December 31, 2019.

Graded Levels Brass

    Definition: Graded Level Classes are for competitors studying in one of the following conservatory levels: Grade/Level 1 through to Grade/Level 10.

    Performance: Competitors must perform two (2) selections from the current Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) or Conservatory Canada (CC) syllabus. 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, 2019, then they cannot enter that level.  For French horn, trombone, and euphonium competitors, selections not listed in the RCM or CC syllabus will still be accepted if accompanied by a verification of grade/level from a local music teacher or conservatory of music.  Please note, unlike the RCM and CC, all selections must be the same grade/level for the Provincial Competition.

    a) Selections must be musically contrasting. The Adjudicator will take choice of repertoire into consideration.
    b) Memorization is not required, but is highly recommended.
    c) Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form. Do not guess timings or simply apply the specified time limit. There is no minimum performance time. The absolute maximum total performance time is as follows:

    Level 1 to Level 7 – Fifteen (15) minutes
    Level 8 & Level 9 – Twenty (25) minutes
    Level 10 – Thirty-Five (35) minutes

    Additional Criteria:

    a) If physical distancing is still mandatory as of the date you submit your video, then live accompaniment can only be with a family member or someone who lives in your residence. 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.
    b) Competitors may count one or more movements of a multi-movement work as one selection only.
    c) 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).
    d) Studies or Etudes, as listed in the CC or RCM syllabi, are not permitted.
    e) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) must be strictly adhered to.

Diploma Level Brass – Virtual Competition 2020

    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, 2019.

    Performance: Competitors must perform two (2) selections at the Associate Level from the current RCM or CC Syllabus for all brass instruments except French horn, trombone, and euphonium.  French horn, trombone and euphonium selections not listed in the RCM or CC syllabus will still be accepted if accompanied by a verification of grade level from either a local music teacher or conservatory of music.

    a) Selections must be musically contrasting. The Adjudicator will take choice of material into consideration.
    b) Memorization is not required, but is highly recommended.
    c) Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form. Do not guess timings or simply apply the specified time limit. The absolute maximum performance time is forty (40) minutes.

    Additional Criteria:

    a) If physical distancing is still mandatory as of the date you submit your video, then live accompaniment can only be with a family member or someone who lives in your residence. 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.
    b) 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).
    c) Competitors may count one or more movements of a multi-movement work as one selection only. If one selection is a sonata or concerto, at least two contrasting movements (a minuet and trio is considered one movement) must be performed.
    d) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) must be strictly adhered to.

Open Level Brass (ARCT and above) – Virtual Competition 2020

    Definition: Open Level competitors do not have to have attained their Associate degree, however they must be performing at the ARCT level or above.

    Performance: At the Provincial level, Competitors must perform two (2) selections. 
    a) Competitors may count one or more movements of a multi-movement work as one selection only. If one selection is a sonata or concerto, at least two contrasting movements (a minuet and trio is considered one movement) must be performed.
    b) Selections must be musically contrasting. The Adjudicator will take choice of material into consideration.
    c) Memorization is not required, but is highly recommended.
    d) Accurate performance times must be included on the entry form. Do not guess timings or simply apply the specified time limit. The absolute maximum performance time is forty (40) minutes.

    Additional Criteria:

    a) If physical distancing is still mandatory as of the date you submit your video, then live accompaniment can only be with a family member or someone who lives in your residence. 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..

    b) Orchestral introductions by accompanists may be abridged.

    c) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) must be strictly adhered to.