Syllabus

Duets/Trios – Virtual Competition 2022

Open to anyone who resides or studies in the Province of Ontario or the Gatineau, Quebec area and has been recommended by their local festival.

Duets and Trios

Definition:  Duets and Trios are available in the following categories: Brass, Guitar, Harp, Musical Theatre, Piano, Popular Piano, Popular Voice, Speech Arts, Strings, Voice and Woodwinds.

For the purpose of this category, competitor ages should be averaged.
Duets will be scheduled according to discipline.

Performance:
a) Competitors must perform two (2) contrasting selections.
b) The Adjudicator will take choice of repertoire into consideration.
c) Memorization is optional, but strongly encouraged.

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:
Beginner (Ages 6-8) – Fifteen (10) minutes
Primary (Ages 9-10) – Twenty (10) minutes
Elementary (Ages 11-12) – Thirty-Five (10) minutes
Junior (Ages 13-14) – Fifteen (15) Minutes
Intermediate (Ages 15-16) – Twenty (20) Minutes
Senior (Ages 17-18) – Twenty (20) Minutes
Advanced (Ages 19-28) – Twenty (20) Minutes
Open (ARCT Level) – Twenty-Five (25) Minutes
Adult & Child – Fifteen (15) minutes
Teacher & Child – Fifteen (15) minutes
Amateur Adults – Fifteen (15) minutes

Additional Criteria
a)  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. Accompaniment can be by piano only. Accepted accompaniment can include: Live, pre-recorded, back-tracks, etc. Unless a piece is specifically written to be unaccompanied it must have accompaniment or the submission will be for adjudication only.
b) Competitors may count one or more movements of a multi-movement work as one selection only.
c) For the purpose of this competition:
• Adult & Child duets: Adult is defined as anyone over the age of 19 playing with a younger child.
• Teacher & Child duets: Teacher is defined as anyone who is a music teacher (this would include parents/grandparents, etc. if they are teachers)
d) For the purposes of this competition – competitor’s ages should be averaged to choose the correct category.
e) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) must be strictly adhered to.