Syllabus

Orchestras – 2023

Orchestra classes are 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.

Festivals may send three different orchestras for each level of competition.

Orchestras will be VIRITUAL at the 2023 Provincial Festival

One original score of the music or purchased digital music with attached receipt for each selection must be submitted digitally to mail@omfa.ca

Orchestra Rules

Definition
String Orchestras – groups consisting solely of stringed instruments
Symphony Orchestras – groups comprised of string, wind and percussion sections.

All Orchestra classes for the 2023 Festival will be virtual.

Performance Requirements and Classes of Competition for all Orchestras:

String Orchestra Classes of Competition:
Class No. 8:  Elementary School String Orchestra up to and including grade 8 students
Class No. 9:  Secondary School String Orchestra up to and including grade 10 students
Class No. 10:  Secondary School String Orchestra up to and including grade 12 students
Class No. 11:  Community String Orchestra (80% of the performers must be non-professional)

Symphony Orchestra Classes of Competition:
Class No. 12:  Elementary School Symphony Orchestra up to and including grade 8 students. Soloists are prohibited in this class.
Class No. 13:  Secondary School Symphony Orchestra up to and including grade 10 students.  Soloists are prohibited in this class.
Class No. 14:  Secondary School Symphony Orchestra up to and including grade 12 students.  Soloists are prohibited in this class.
Class No. 15:  Community Symphony Orchestra (80% of the performers must be non-professional).  Soloists are prohibited in this class.
Class No.16:  School or Community Symphony Orchestra that features a solo performer.  One selection must feature a soloist.  The second selection may also feature a soloist but could also be a standard repertoire piece.

a) Competitors must perform two (2) selections, one of which was performed at the originating local festival and have received the recommendation of the local Adjudicator.

b) The second selection is the competitor’s own choice but must not be another movement from the first selection.

c) Multi-movements of one piece will be counted as one selection.

d) Selections must be musically contrasting. The Adjudicator will take choice of repertoire into consideration.

e) All performances must be submitted using a single video youtube link (one link with both pieces).

 

f) Scores be submitted digitally via email to mail@office.ca. It must a complete original score in the correct key for all instruments in the performance.

g) The instrumentation should be indicated if different from what appears in the score.

h) All copyright laws must be observed.

i) If not already in the score, bar numbers should be placed at the beginning of each line of music in the original score.

j) 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.

k) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules must be strictly adhered to.https://omfa.ca/syllabus/