Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival 2017

 The tentative schedule for the 2017 Festival is as follows: 

 
Dates: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 to Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Venue: St. Paul's Centre, Banquet Hall

Adjudicator: Marc Widner

Division Contact:

Blair Bailey (705-326-7548)

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

  • The ‘Early-Bird’ deadline is January 15th.
    The final deadline for entries in this division is January 31st.
  • Participants must be of the prescribed age on the first day of January in the current year of the Festival.
  • Any entry may be designated as adjudication only (i.e. no mark or standing will be given by the adjudicator), by checking the A/O box on the entry form.
  • Participants will be expected to announce the title and composer of their “own choice” pieces.
  • In all classes in which the "Test Piece" is to be the participant's "Own Choice", the selection chosen must not be a work for which the participant has received a Gold standing at any previous Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival.
  • Solo pieces are to be performed by memory: the adjudicator is advised to deduct five marks if a participant uses music. However, memorization is not required for the following classes: 
    Studies, Duets or Trios, Adult Students, Creative Music, Sight Reading, Accompaniment, Improvisation, Quick Study, Pre-Recorded Accompaniment, and RCM Popular Selection List.
  • All “Own Choice” Conservatory pieces must be taken from the current syllabus of either the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) or Conservatory Canada (CC) unless otherwise indicated.
  • No piece may be performed in more than one class.
  • Unless otherwise indicated under the class heading in the syllabus, standings will be indicated on the certificates according to the following scale of marks:
    GOLD - a mark of 85 or higher
    SILVER - a mark of 80 to 84
    BRONZE - a mark of 75 to 79
    PARTICIPANT- mark of 74 or lower
  • The adjudicator may recommend one senior piano participant at the Associate level and one participant at each of the grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 levels to represent the Orillia Festival at the Ontario Provincial Music Festival. 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 Festival Registrar, Stephanie Worthington.

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.

 The Test Piece in all of the following classes will be the participant’s “Own Choice” unless otherwise indicated.

Solo Classes

CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - Introductory Grade
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece from the current RCM piano syllabus at the Pre-Grade 1 level for the appropriate musical time period. Participants will not receive marks or standings but will be awarded certificates of Participation.
Class   Early FeeFee
PI-Aa Introductory Grade - Preparatory/A Level. “Own Choice” from RCM Repertoire List. $15 $18
PI-Ab Introductory Grade-Preparatory/A Level. “Own Choice” from RCM Methods Books List. $15 $18
PI-Ba Introductory Grade - Preparatory/B Level. “Own Choice” from RCM Repertoire List. $15 $18
PI-Bb Introductory Grade - Preparatory/B Level. “Own Choice” from RCM Methods Books List. $15 $18

 

CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - Baroque RepertoireEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece composed by a Baroque era (c. 1600-1750) composer that is listed in the current RCM or CC piano syllabus at the appropriate grade level. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not performed by memory.
Class   Early FeeFee
PBA-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
PBA-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
PBA-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
PBA-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PBA-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PBA-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PBA-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PBA-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
PBA-9 Grade 9 $16 $19
PBA-10 Grade 10 $17 $20
PBA-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $18 $22

 

CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - Classical-Style RepertoireEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece composed in the style of the Classical era (c.1750-1830) from the current RCM or CC piano syllabus at the appropriate grade level. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not performed by memory.
Class   Early FeeFee
PCL-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
PCL-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
PCL-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
PCL-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PCL-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PCL-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PCL-7 Grade 7 $16 $19
PCL-8 Grade 8 $17 $20
PCL-9 Grade 9 $18 $22
PCL-10 Grade 10 $20 $24
PCL-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $22 $25

 

CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - Romantic Era Repertoire Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece composed by a Romantic era (c. 1830-1900) composer as listed on the current RCM or CC piano syllabus at the appropriate grade level. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not performed by memory.
Class   Early FeeFee
PRO-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
PRO-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
PRO-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
PRO-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PRO-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PRO-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PRO-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PRO-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
PRO-9 Grade 9 $17 $19
PRO-10 Grade 10 $18 $20
PRO-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $20 $22

 

CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - Post-Romantic, Impressionistic
and Early 20th Century Repertoire
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece composed by a composer of the late 19th or early 20th century as listed in the current RCM or CC piano syllabus at the appropriate grade level. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not performed by memory.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PPR-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PPR-8  Grade 8  $15 $18
 PPR-9 Grade 9  $15  $18
PPR-10  Grade 10  $17 $20
PPR-O  Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional  $18 $22
CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - Contemporary Repertoire
(20th And 21st-Century Composers)
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece composed by a composer of the mid 20th century to the 21st century as listed in the current RCM or CC piano syllabus at the appropriate grade level. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not performed by memory.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PCC-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
PCC-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
PCC-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
PCC-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PCC-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PCC-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PCC-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PCC-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
PCC-9 Grade 9 $16 $19
PCC-10 Grade 10 $17 $20
PCC-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $20 $22

 

CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - StudiesEach participant is to perform one Study from the RCM Studies Albums (Celebration Series Perspectives) or the most recent edition of the CC Piano Repertoire Albums at the appropriate grade level. Popular Selection Substitutes are NOT acceptable in Studies classes. Memorization is not required and no marks will be deducted if the music is used.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PST-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
PST-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
PST-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
PST-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PST-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PST-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PST-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PST-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
PST-9 Grade 9 $16 $19
PST-10 Grade 10 $17 $20
PST-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $18 $22

 

CONSERVATORY Piano Solo - Popular Selection ListEach participant is to perform one “Own Choice” selection from the current RCM Popular Selection List at the appropriate grade level. Memorization is NOT required and no marks will be deducted if the music is used.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PPSL-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
PPSL-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PPSL-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PPSL-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PPSL-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PPSL-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
PPSL-9 Grade 9 $16 $20

 

Piano Solo - Canadian ComposersEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece originally written for the piano by a Canadian composer from the current RCM or CC Piano Syllabus or the Canadian Contemporary Showcase Syllabus, issued by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, at the appropriate grade level. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not played by memory.

**Note: Introductory grade participants will not receive marks or standings but will be awarded certificates of Participation.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PCAN-B Introductory Grade ** $15 $18
PCAN-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
PCAN-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
PCAN-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
PCAN-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PCAN-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PCAN-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PCAN-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PCAN-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
PCAN-9 Grade 9 $16 $19
PCAN-10 Grade 10 $17 $20
PCAN-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $18 $22

 

Piano Solo - Pop, Rock, Ragtime, Blues & JazzEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece arranged or originally written for the piano in the ragtime, blues or jazz idiom at the appropriate age and grade level. The piece does NOT need to be listed in a current Conservatory piano syllabus. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not played by memory.

** Note: Participants in the classes for 8 yrs & under in this category will not receive marks or standings but will be awarded certificates of Participation.
Class   Early Fee Fee
Beginner Level
PRBJ-Ba Beginner Level 6 years and under ** $15 $18
PRBJ-Bb Beginner Level 7 years and under ** $15 $18
PRBJ-Bc Beginner Level 8 years and under ** $15 $18
PRBJ-Bd Beginner Level 9 years and under $15 $18
PRBJ-Be Beginner Level 10 years and over $15 $18
Junior Level
PRBJ-Ja Junior Level 10 years and under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 2-5) 
$15 $18
PRBJ-Jb Junior Level 11 years and under $15 $18
PRBJ-Jc Junior Level 12 years and under $15 $18
PRBJ-Jd Junior Level 13 years and over $15 $18
Intermediate Level
PRBJ-Ia Intermediate Level 12 years and under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 6-8) 
$15 $18
PRBJ-Ib Intermediate Level 14 years and under $15 $18
PRBJ-Ic Intermediate Level 15 years and over $15 $18
Senior Level
PRBJ-Sa Senior Level 14 years and under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 9 and up) 
$16 $19
PRBJ-Sb Senior Level 16 years and under $16 $19
PRBJ-Sc Senior Level 17 years and over $16 $19

 

Piano Solo - Contemporary Composers (NON-CONSERVATORY)Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece originally written for the piano in the mid to late 20th century or the 21st century at the appropriate age and grade level. The piece does NOT need to be listed in a current Conservatory piano syllabus. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not played by memory.

** Note: Participants in the classes for 8 years & under in this category will not receive marks or standings but will be awarded certificates of Participation.
Class   Early Fee Fee
Beginner Level
PCO-Ba Beginner Level 6 years and under ** $15 $18
PCO-Bb Beginner Level 7 years and under ** $15 $18
PCO-Bc Beginner Level 8 years and under ** $15 $18
PCO-Bd Beginner Level 9 years and under $15 $18
PCO-Be Beginner Level 10 years and over $15 $18
Junior Level
PCO-Ja Junior Level 10 years and under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 2-4) 
$15 $18
PCO-Jb Junior Level 11 years and under $15 $18
PCO-Jc Junior Level 12 years and under $15 $18
PCO-Jd Junior Level 13 years and over $15 $18
Intermediate Level
PCO-Ia Intermediate Level 12 years and under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 6-8) 
$15 $18
PCO-Ib Intermediate Level 14 years and under $15 $18
PCO-Ic Intermediate Level 15 years and over $15 $18
Senior Level
PCO-Sa Senior Level 14 years and under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 9 and up) 
$16 $19
PCO-Sb Senior Level 16 years and under $16 $19
PCO-Sc Senior Level 17 years and over $16 $20

 

Piano Solo with Pre-Recorded AccompanimentEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” one movement piano selection that has a commercially prepared CD accompaniment to be played with it. An original copy of the piano solo must be provided for the adjudicator at the start of the class. Either the participant or an assistant to the participant must operate the CD player which will be provided by the Music Festival. Memorization is not required.

**Note: Participants in classes for 8 years & under will not receive marks or standings but will awarded certificates of Participation.
Class   Early Fee Fee
Beginner Level
PRA-Ba Beginner Level 8 years & under** $15 $18
PRA-Bb Beginner Level 10 years & under $15 $18
PRA-Bc Beginner Level 11 years & over $15 $18
Junior Level
PRA-Ja Junior Level 10 years & under
(approx. Conservatory grades 2 to 5)
$15 $18
PRA-Jb Junior Level 12 years & under $15 $18
PRA-Jc Junior Level 13 years & over $15 $18
Intermediate Level
PRA-Ia Intermediate Level 13 years &under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 6 to 8)
$15 $18
PRA-Ib Intermediate Level 15 years & under $15 $18
PRA-Ic Intermediate Level 16 years & over $15 $18
Senior Level
PRA-Sa Senior Level 16 years & under
(approx. Conservatory Grades 9 and up)
$16 $19
PRA-Sb Senior Level 18 years & under $16 $19
PRA-Sc Senior Level 19 years & over $16 $19

 

Piano Solo - Concert GroupEach participant is to present a mini-recital of three contrasting compositions, to be performed without interruption between the pieces. The performance will be assessed on the choice of repertoire and the variety in content with regard to period, style, key, etc. as well as on interpretation and technique. At least two of the pieces must be listed in the current piano syllabus of the RCM or CC. (Only one movement of a Sonata or other similar type of multi-movement work may be played. A Prelude & Fugue, however, is to be played in accordance with RCM or CC syllabus requirements and is to be considered as one selection in the group of three pieces. ) The pieces played in this class may NOT be performed in another class in this division. Five marks will be deducted if any of the pieces are not memorized.

Time Limits
Associate Level: 20 minutes
Senior Level (Grade 9-10): 15 minutes
Intermediate Level (Grade 7-8): 12 minutes
Junior Level (Grade 4-6): 10 minutes

Class   Early Fee Fee
PCG-4 Grade 4 $32 $34
PCG-5 Grade 5 $32 $35
PCG-6 Grade 6 $32 $35
PCG-7 Grade 7 $34 $36
PCG-8 Grade 8 $34 $36
PCG-9 Grade 9 $36 $40
PCG-10 Grade 10 $36 $40
PCG-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $39 $42

 

Piano Solo - ConcertoEach participant is to perform the first or last movement of a Piano Concerto from the standard repertoire or any Concerted Work for solo piano and orchestra. The orchestral part (not adjudicated) is to be played on a second piano. Five marks will be deducted if the music is used by the solo performer.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PCON-J Junior Level (Grades 6-8)
Not to exceed 6 minutes
$16 $18
PCON-S Senior Level (Grades 9-10)
Not to exceed 10 minutes
$18 $20
PCON-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional
Not to exceed 15 minutes
$20 $22

 

Small Ensemble Classes
Memorization is not required and no marks will be deducted if the music is used. Performers must be prepared to turn their own pages. If someone else turns the pages neither marks nor standing will be given.

Piano Duet (One Piano - 4 Hands)Each participating ensemble is to perform an “Own Choice” piece. Memorization is not required and no marks will be deducted if the music is used.
Class   Early Fee Fee
P2-J Junior (Conservatory Grade 4 and under) $20 $22
P2-I Intermediate (Conservatory Grades 5-8) $20 $22
P2-S Senior (Conservatory Grades 9 and above) $22 $24

 

Piano Trio (One Piano - 6 Hands)Each participating ensemble is to perform an “Own Choice” piece. Memorization is not required and no marks will be deducted if the music is used.
Class   Early Fee Fee
P3-J Junior (Conservatory Grade 4 and under) $22 $25
P3-I Intermediate (Conservatory Grades 5-8) $22 $25
P3-S Senior (Conservatory Grades 9 and above) $24 $27

 

Piano Quartet (One Piano - 8 Hands)Each participating ensemble is to perform an “Own Choice” piece. Memorization is not required and no marks will be deducted if the music is used.
Class   Early Fee Fee
P4-O Open - Amateur Only - any age $28 $32

 

Family Small Ensemble (Piano Duet, Trio or Quartet)Each participating ensemble is to perform an “Own Choice” piece. Memorization is not required and no marks will be deducted if the music is used. All members of each participating ensemble must be from the same immediate family. Any combination of age levels is acceptable. NO MARKS OR STANDINGS WILL BE AWARDED IN THESE CLASSES.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PF-B Beginner - Amateur Only $19 $22
PF-I Intermediate - Amateur Only $19 $22
PF-A Advanced - Amateur Only $20 $22

 

Miscellaneous Classes

Piano Solo - Later Beginner (Ages 13 to 18 Years)Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece from the current RCM or CC piano syllabus. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not performed by memory.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PL-1 1st year of study - Amateur Only $15 $18
PL-2 2nd year of study - Amateur Only $15 $18
PL-3 3rd year of study - Amateur Only $15 $18

 

Piano Solo - Adult StudentsEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece from the current RCM or CC piano syllabus. No marks or standings will be awarded. The participants will receive a detailed written adjudication. Memorization is not necessary.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PAS-a 19 years and over - Amateur only - Grade 2 and below $15 $18
PAS-b 19 years and over - Amateur only - Grades 3 and 4 $15 $18
PAS-c 19 years and over - Amateur only - Grades 5 to 9 $15 $18

 

Piano Solo - Suzuki PianoParticipants are to perform an “Own Choice” piece from the Suzuki Piano books. Repeats are optional.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PS-1 Book 1 $15 $18
PS-2 Book 2 $15 $18
PS-3 Book 3 $15 $18
PS-4 Book 4 $15 $18
PS-5 Book 5 $15 $18
PS-6 Book 6 $15 $18
PS-7 Book 7 $15 $19

 

Piano Solo - Simplified Arrangements of Classical WorksEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece of Baroque, Classical or Romantic music from a modern arrangement. Five marks will be deducted if the piece is not performed by memory.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PSA-a Junior Level $15 $18
PSA-b Intermediate Level $15 $18
PSA-c Senior Level $16 $19

 

Piano Solo - Master Class Each participant will be given a mini-lesson by the adjudicator on a selection of his/her own choice.  No marks or standings will be given in these classes. 
Class   Early Fee Fee
PMC-I

Intermediate Level-15 minute time allotment per participant (approx. Conservatory Grades 6 to 8 repertoire).  Maximum time of performance=5 minutes.

$22 $25
PMC-A

Advanced Level-30 minute time allotment per participant.  (approx. Conservatory Grades 9 to Associate repertoire).  Maximum time of performance=10 minutes.

$40 $42

 

Piano Solo - Sight Reading Each participant will be given a short amount of time at the piano to examine the music provided by the adjudicator. Participants will wait outside the hall until their performance time. The level of difficulty is equivalent to that of the RCM or CC sight-reading requirements for each grade level indicated.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PSR-1 Grade 1 $13 $16
PSR-2 Grade 2 $13 $16
PSR-3 Grade 3 $13 $16
PSR-4 Grade 4 $13 $16
PSR-5 Grade 5 $13 $16
PSR-6 Grade 6 $13 $16
PSR-7 Grade 7 $13 $16
PSR-8 Grade 8 $13 $16
PSR-9 Grade 9 $14 $18
PSR-10 Grade 10 $15 $18
PSR-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur or Professional $16 $20

 

Piano Accompaniment Each participant will perform an “Own Choice” piece, accompanying a vocalist OR instrumentalist OR small ensemble on the piano. The choice of music may range from Classical to Jazz or songs from movies or Broadway. A maximum of five minutes is allowed for the total performance. Only the performance of the pianist will be assessed by the adjudicator. Memorization is not expected and no marks will be deducted if the music is used. A page turner will be allowed to assist the participants in these classes.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PACC-a 14 years and under $15 $18
PACC-b 16 years and under $15 $18
PACC-c 18 years and under $16 $19
PACC-O Open - Amateur Only $18 $20

 

Piano Solo - Improvisation Each participant will improvise on a MINIMUM eight-bar theme (students in Piano Grade 6 and above) or four-bar theme (students in Piano Grade 5 and below) of their choice: either the participant’s own theme or a “borrowed” theme. Originality, musical inventiveness, and structural unity will be the basis for the adjudication. The participant must hand in a copy of the basic theme to either the adjudicator liaison or the session secretary at the beginning of the class.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PIM-a 12 years and under $14 $17
PIM-b 14 years and under $14 $17
PIM-c 16 years and under $14 $17
PIM-d 18 years and under $15 $18
PIM-e 19 years and over $16 $19

 

Piano Solo - Quick Study The music for each of these classes will be selected by the adjudicator and available from the session secretary’s desk no sooner than 48 hours before the scheduled time of the class. It is the responsibility of each participant to pick up the music from the designated location of the piano classes. Memorization is not required and marks will not be deducted if the music is used. However, memorization may be considered in the assessment at the adjudicator’s discretion.
Class   Early Fee Fee
PQ-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
PQ-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
PQ-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
PQ-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
PQ-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
PQ-9 Grade 9 $16 $19
PQ-10 Grade 10 $17 $20
PQ-O Open - Associate Level or higher - Amateur only $18 $22
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