Syllabus

Percussion Recorded

Festivals can send two recordings of competitors for each level of competition.

Percussion Age Levels– Recorded Entry

  1. Definition: Percussion is not a live competition at the Provincial level. Entries must be submitted by the recording deadline through the competitor’s own private YouTube channel.Competitors who have won their age level at the Provincial Competition one year may still enter the same age level the following year.  (i.e. if an 11 year old wins the elementary class, they can still enter the same elementary level as a 12 year old the following year)
  2. Performance: The performance criteria based on level/age and absolute maximum performance time is as follows (Memorization is not required, but is highly recommended):
LevelsPerformance Requirements
MAXIMUM
Time Limit

Elementary
Ages 11-12
Two (2) selections consisting of contrasting styles on any two (2) percussion instrumentsTwenty (20) minutes
Junior
Ages 13-14
Two (2) selections consisting of contrasting styles on any two (2) percussion instrumentsTwenty (20) minutes
Intermediate, Ages 15-16Two (2) selections of contrasting styles to include works on any two of mallets, tympani, or snare drum
- At least two consecutive movements of a selection for Keyboard Percussion (e.g. marimba, vibraphone, xylophone) OR Timpani OR Snare Drum
- One (1) own choice selection
Thirty (30) minutes
Senior, Ages 17-18Three selections consisting of contrasting styles to include works on any two of mallets, tympani, or snare drum.
a) One (1) Selection for Keyboard Percussion (e.g. marimba, vibraphone, xylophone)
b) One (1) Selection for Timpani or multi-percussion or Snare Drum
c) One (1) own choice selection
Forty (40) minutes
  1. Additional Criteria:
    a) All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) is compulsory.

Percussion National Qualifying Level (Formerly Advanced)

  1. Definition: National Qualifying Class Competitors (ages 19-28) aspire to compete in the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals’ National Competition representing Ontario. Percussion is not a live competition at the Provincial and National levels. Entries will be submitted by MP4 (audio and video) or private YouTube submission by the recording deadline.
  2. Performance: Competitors must perform three (3) selections consisting of contrasting styles to include works on any two of mallets, tympani, or snare drum. Memorization is not required, but is highly recommended
    1. One (1) selection for Keyboard Percussion (e.g. marimba, vibraphone, xylophone)
    2. One (1) selection for Timpani or multi-percussion or Snare Drum
    3.  One (1) own choice selection
  3. Additional Criteria:
    1. Competitors will be judged on total performance, including selection, interpretation, and program arrangement with regard to contrast, appropriateness and suitability.
    2. The competitor who is advanced to the National Competition has a time limit of one (1) hour.
    3.  All criteria listed in the OMFA General Rules (separate document) is compulsory.