Syllabus

Percussion – 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.
The maximum age is 28 years old as of December 31, 2021 for graded, diploma and open classes.
Please note that there are separate classes for amateur adults 21 or older as at December 31, 2021..

Percussion Age Levels

Definition:
Age-based Level Classes are offered to competitors in each of the following eight levels:

  • Beginner Level: Competitors between the ages of 6-8 as of December 31 the year prior to the Provincial Competition.
  • Primary Level: Competitors between the ages of 9-10 as of December 31 the year prior to the Provincial Competition.
  • Elementary Level: Competitors between the ages of 11-12 as of December 31 the year prior to the Provincial Competition.
  • Junior Level: Competitors between the ages of 13-14 as of December 31 the year prior to the Provincial Competition.
  • Intermediate Level: Competitors between the ages of 15-16 as of December 31 the year prior to the Provincial Competition.
  • Senior Level: Competitors between the ages of 17-18 as of December 31 the year prior to the Provincial Competition.
  • Advanced Level: Competitors between the ages of 19-28 as of December 31 prior to the Provincial Competition.
  • Adult Level: Amateur Competitors older than 20 as of December 31 prior to the Provincial Competition.
    • Ages 21 and up – 5 Years of Training or Less
    • Ages 21 and up – 6 to 9 Years of Training
    • Ages 21 and up – 10 Years of Training or More

    Performance:

    Primary, Elementary & Junior:
    Two (2) selections of contrasting styles.
    It is encouraged that pieces include any two of keyboard percussion, tympani, or snare drum.
    Time Limit: Twenty (20) minutes

    Intermediate:
    Two (2) selections of contrasting styles to include work on any two of mallets, tympani or snare drum.
    – One selection for Keyboard Percussion (e.g. marimba, vibraphone, xylophone)
    – One Selection for Timpani, multi-percussion or Snare Drum.
    Time Limit: Thirty (30) minutes

    Senior and Advanced:
    Three (3) selections consisting of contrasting styles to include work on any of two of mallets, tympani or snare drum.
    – One (1) selection for Keyboard Percussion (e.g. marimba, vibraphone, xylophone)
    – One (1) Selection for Timpani, multi-percussion or Snare Drum.
    – One (1) own choice selection.
    Time Limit: Forty (40) Minutes

    Adult: Two (2) or Three (3) selections of contrasting styles
    Time Limit: Thirty (30) Minutes

  • 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.

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