Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival 2017

The tentative schedule for the 2017 Festival is as follows:

Dates:Week of Monday, April 24th, 2017
Venue:St. Paul’s United Church Sanctuary

Adjudicator: Mel Hinch
Division Contact: Blair Bailey (705-326-7548)

This division is for school choirs and ensembles. Solo, Duet and trio classes for untrained voices are also available for members of school choirs who have not studied with a private vocal teacher.

Please be sure to read all the rules and regulations. Also note the following:

  • The deadline for entries in this division is February 15th. Entries will not be accepted after this date.
  • Conductors or participants are asked to be prepared to announce the title and composer of their selected pieces.
  • Each member of all school choirs or ensembles must be from one designated school only. Choirs and ensembles with members from more than one school should refer to the Choral and the Drama divisions in this syllabus.
  • Please list the approximate number of students in the choir or ensemble on the back of the entry form.
  • Pieces may be transposed by one tone, up or down.
  • A chord may be given on the piano at the commencement of each piece of unaccompanied music.
  • Each participant may have a maximum of one minute on stage for warm-up.
  • All choirs and ensembles in these classes will receive an adjudication/comment sheet indicating a mark and a certificate indicating a standing as outlined in the General Rules section of this syllabus unless otherwise indicated under the class heading.
  • The adjudicator may recommend a choir or ensemble which is felt to be of National standard to represent the Orillia Festival at the Ontario Provincial Music Festival competitions in one of four categories. If recommended, the choir selected would be requested to submit a good-quality CD recording of the same two selections performed in the class for which they were recommended. The recording must be done with the same conductor, accompanist and accompaniment as in the original performance and must be supervised and approved by a local Festival official. Arrangements for the recording sessions are the responsibility of the choir or ensemble selected. Note: To be recommended for the Provincial competition in Choral Speaking, participants must enter the appropriate classes in the Drama division. For more information regarding the criteria for possible recommendation, visit the Ontario Music Festivals Association website: www.omfa.info.
  • Students with special needs are welcome to participate in these Festival classes. Teachers/Supervisors are encouraged to indicate on the entry form if the Participant has a special need. For more information, contact the Division Contact Person listed above

By federal law, photocopying of music is illegal. Photocopies of copyrighted music will not be accepted by the session secretaries.

Music that has been downloaded from the Internet must indicate that it has been legally downloaded.

School Choir Classes
Each participating group is to perform two "Own Choice" selections for each class.
Class   Fee
SVC-WJK Junior Kindergarten/Prep School Choir
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$28
SVC-WKP Kindergarten/Primary Choir and/or Rhythm Band
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$28
SVC-WP Primary Choir (Grades 3 and under)
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$28
SVC-WJ Junior Choir (Grades 6 and under) $28
SVC-WI Intermediate Choir (Grades 8 and under) $28
SVC-EF Elementary School Choir - French Language $28
SVC-SSAJ Secondary School Choir - SSA - Junior $29
SVC-SSAS Secondary School Choir - SSA - Senior $30
SVC-SABJ Secondary School Choir - SA(T)B - Junior $29
SVC-SABS Secondary School Choir - SA(T)B - Senior $30

 

Classroom Choir
Each participating group is to perform two "Own Choice" selections for each class. Each classroom choir may have a maximum of 30 students.
Class   Fee
SVC-WJK-a Grade 1 and/or Grade 2
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$28
SVC-WJK-b Grade 2 and/or Grade 3
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$28
SVC-WJK-c Grade 3 and/or Grade 4
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$28
SVC-WJK-d Grade 4 and/or Grade 5 $28
SVC-WJK-e Grade 5 and/or Grade 6 $28
SVC-WJK-f Grade 6 and/or Grade 7 $28
SVC-WJK-g Grade 7 and/or Grade 8 $28

 

Choral Speaking
Each participating group is to perform two “Own Choice” selections. At least one of the selections should have a definite rhythmic pulse as its central feature.
Class   Fee
SVCS-a Grades 3 and under
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$28
SVCS-b Grades 6 and under $28
SVCS-c Grades 8 and under $28

 

Choral Ensemble
Each participating group is to perform two “Own Choice” selections. Each ensemble must have no more than 20 members.
Class   Fee
SVCE-a Open - SA $28
SVCE-b Open - SSA $28
SVCE-c Open - SA(T)B $28

 

Vocal Solo - School Entries
Class   Fee
SV1U-a Grade 1 and under - "Own Choice"
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$18
SV1U-b Grade 2 and under - "Own Choice"
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$18
SV1U-c Grade 3 and under - "Own Choice"
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$18
SV1U-d Grade 4 and under - "Own Choice"
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$18
SV1U-e Grade 5 and under - "Own Choice" $18
SV1U-f Grade 6 and under - "Own Choice" $18
SV1U-g Grade 8 and under - "Own Choice" $18
SV1U-h Secondary School Level - "Own Choice" $18
Vocal Duet - School Entries
Each participating group is to perform two "Own Choice" selections for each class.
Class   Fee
SV2U-a Grade 4 and under - "Own Choice" $22
SV2U-b Grade 6 and under - "Own Choice" $22
SV2U-c Grade 8 and under - "Own Choice" $22
SV2U-d Secondary School Level - "Own Choice" $22
Vocal Trio - School Entries
Class   Fee
SV3U-a Grade 6 and under - any voice - "Own Choice" $25
SV3U-b Grade 8 and under - any voice - "Own Choice" $25
SV3U-c Secondary School Level - any voice - "Own Choice" $25
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