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 Centre Sanctuary, Orillia
Adjudicator: Mel Hinch

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.
  • All participants must be of the prescribed age by January first of the current year of the Festival.
  • Students with special needs are welcome to participate in these Festival classes. Teachers/Supervisors are advised to indicate on the entry form if the participant has a special need.
  • Any entry may be designated as adjudication only (i.e. no mark or standing will be given by the adjudicator).  Please the appropriate box on the entry form.
  • In all classes in which the "Test Piece" is 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.
  • Participants are asked to be prepared to announce the title and composer of their "Own Choice" pieces.
  • Except for the Quick Study and Oratorio classes, and ensembles of two or more, all songs are to be memorized. The adjudicator will deduct five marks if music is used for performance in all other classes.
  • "Own Choice" pieces may be used in one class only during the Festival.
  • A chord may be given on the piano at the commencement of any a capella music.
  • No pre-recorded accompaniments may be used in this division.
  • All efforts will be made to provide a "warm-up" room at the Festival location.
  • Trophies will be awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator.
  • The adjudicator may recommend one senior vocal participant at the Associate Level, and one participant at each of the grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 Conservatory 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.

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.

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

Vocal Solo - Concert SongEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” concert song
Class   Early FeeFee
VC-a Open - Soprano $18 $21
VC-b Open - Mezzo Soprano $18 $21
VC-c Open - Contralto $18 $21
VC-d Open - Tenor $18 $21
VC-e Open - Baritone/Bass $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - OratorioEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” oratorio aria. These arias need not be memorized but how participants handle performing with music in hand may be considered as part of the adjudicator's overall assessment.
Class   Early FeeFee
VO-a Open - Soprano $18 $21
VO-b Open - Contralto $18 $21
VO-c Open - Tenor $18 $21
VO-d Open - Baritone/Bass $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - Operatic Aria
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” operatic aria.
Class   Early FeeFee
VA-a Open - Soprano $18 $21
VA-b Open - Mezzo Soprano/Contralto $18 $21
VA-c Open - Tenor $18 $21
VA-d Open - Baritone/Bass $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - Foreign Language
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” song that is written in a language other than English.
Class   Early FeeFee
VFL-a 10 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFL-b 12 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFL-c 14 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFL-d 16 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFL-e 18 years and under - any voice $16 $19
VFL-f Open - any voice $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - Sacred
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” sacred selection.
Class   Early FeeFee
VS-a 10 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VS-b 12 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VS-c 14 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VS-d 16 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VS-e 18 years and under - any voice $16 $19
VS-f Open - any voice $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - Folk Song
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” folk song.
Class   Early FeeFee
VFS-a 10 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFS-b 12 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFS-c 14 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFS-d 16 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VFS-e 18 years and under - any voice $16 $19
VFS-f Open - any voice $18 $21

 

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   Early FeeFee
VCS-a 6 years and under
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$15 $18
VCS-b 8 years and under
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$15 $18
VCS-c 10 years and under $16 $19
VCS-d 11 years and over $16 $19

 

 

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

Songs from Broadway and Movies
Each participant or ensemble is to perform an “Own Choice” song from a Broadway musical or movie score. The use of props and costumes is not required but may be considered in the adjudicator’s assessment.
Class   Early FeeFee
VBM-a 6 years and under - Solo - Female/Male
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$15 $18
VBM-b 8 years and under - Solo - Female/Male
No marks or standings will be awarded for this class.
$15 $18
VBM-c 10 years and under - Solo - Female/Male $15 $18
VBM-d 12 years and under - Solo - Female/Male $15 $18
VBM-e 14 years and under - Solo - Female $15 $18
VBM-f 14 years and under - Solo - Male $15 $18
VBM-g 16 years and under - Solo - Female $15 $18
VBM-h 16 years and under - Solo - Male $15 $18
VBM-i 18 years and under - Solo - Female $16 $19
VBM-j 18 years and under - Solo - Male $16 $19
VBM-k Open - Solo - Male or Female $18 $21
V2BM-a 14 years and under - Duet - Any two voices $20 $23
V2BM-b 18 years and under - Duet - Any two voices $22 $25
V2BM-c Open - Duet - Any two voices $24 $27
V3BM-d 14 years and under - Trio - Any three voices $22 $25
V3BM-e  18 years and under - Trio - Any three voices $23 $26
V3BM-f Open - Trio - Male and/or Female $25 $28
V4BM-g Open - Ensemble (4 to 6 voices) - Male and/or Female $30 $33
V4BM-h Open - Ensemble - Maximum of 15 Voices $32 $35

 

Pop, Rock, Jazz and BluesEach participant is to perform an “Own Choice” Pop, Rock Jazz or Blues song.
Class   Early FeeFee
VP-a 10 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VP-b 12 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VP-c 14 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VP-d 16 years and under - any voice $15 $18
VP-e 18 years and under - any voice $16 $19
VP-f Open - any voice $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - Operetta
Each participant or ensemble is to perform an “Own Choice” song from an operetta (for example: those by Gilbert & Sullivan).
Class   Early FeeFee
VOP-a 16 years and under - Solo - Female $15 $18
VOP-b 16 years and under - Solo - Male $15 $18
VOP-c 18 years and under - Solo - Female $16 $19
VOP-d 18 years and under - Solo - Male $16 $19
VOP-e Open - Solo - Male or Female $18 $21
VOP-f Open - Duet - Female $24 $27
VOP-g Open - Duet - Male $24 $27
VOP-h Open - Duet - Male & Female $24 $27
VOP-i Open - Trio - Male and/or Female $25 $28

 

Concert Repertoire
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” piece of any suitable concert repertoire.

Vocal Solo - Female
Class   Early FeeFee
VF-a 6 years and under $15 $18
VF-b 8 years and under $15 $18
VF-c 10 years and under $15 $18
VF-d 12 years and under $15 $18
VF-e 14 years and under $15 $18
VF-f 16 years and under $15 $18
VF-g 18 years and under $16 $19
VF-h Open $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - Male
Class   Early FeeFee
VM-a 6 years and under $15 $18
VM-b 8 years and under $15 $18
VM-c 10 years and under $15 $18
VM-d 12 years and under $15 $18
VM-e 14 years and under $15 $18
VM-f 16 years and under $15 $18
VM-g 18 years and under $15 $18
VM-h Open $18 $21

 

Vocal Solo - Concert Group
Each participant is to perform “Own Choice” of three contrasting selections from standard concert repertoire. The performance is to take recital format with no pause for adjudication between the three selections. Adjudication will be on stylistic contrast, keys, technique, interpretation and overall stage presence.
Class   Early FeeFee
VCG-J 15 years and under - Any Voice
Time limit: 10 minutes
$35 $38
VCG-S 16 years and over - Any Voice
Time limit: 15 minutes
$36 $40

 

Graded Vocal Solo
Each participant is to perform an “Own Choice” selection from their current grade level or higher. Repertoire must be selected from the Syllabi of the Royal Conservatory of Music or Conservatory Canada. Participants may enter only one class in this category.

Graded Vocal Solo - Female
Class   Early FeeFee
VGF-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
VGF-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
VGF-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
VGF-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
VGF-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
VGF-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
VGF-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
VGF-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
VGF-9 Grade 9 $16 $19
VGF-10/A Grade 10/Associate $18 $21

 

Graded Vocal Solo - Male
Class   Early FeeFee
VGM-1 Grade 1 $15 $18
VGM-2 Grade 2 $15 $18
VGM-3 Grade 3 $15 $18
VGM-4 Grade 4 $15 $18
VGM-5 Grade 5 $15 $18
VGM-6 Grade 6 $15 $18
VGM-7 Grade 7 $15 $18
VGM-8 Grade 8 $15 $18
VGM-9 Grade 9 $16 $19
VGM-10/A Grade 10/Associate $18 $21

 

Quick Study Classes

Vocal Solo - Quick Study
Participants must state voice range on the entry form. The music for each of these classes will be available from the presiding session secretary 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 vocal classes. Memorization is not required but may be considered in the assessment at the adjudicator’s discretion.
Class   Early FeeFee
VQ-a 14 years and under - Female $15 $18
VQ-b 14 years and under - Male $15 $18
VQ-c 16 years and under - Female $15 $18
VQ-d 16 years and under - Male $15 $18
VQ-e 18 years and under - Female $16 $19
VQ-f 18 years and under - Male $16 $19
VQ-g Open - Female $18 $21
VQ-h Open - Male $18 $21

 

Master Classes

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 FeeFee
VMC-I Intermediate Level-15 minute time allotment per participant (approx. Conservatory grades 6 to 8 repertoire, Max. time of performance = 5 minutes) $22 $25
VMC-A Advanced Level-30 minute time allotment per participant (approx. Conservatory grades 9 to Associate repertoire, Max. time of performance =10 minutes) $40 $42

 

Small Ensemble Classes

Vocal Duet
Participants in these classes are to sing in two-part harmony. All selections to be “Own Choice”. Memorization is NOT required.
Class   Early FeeFee
V2-a 12 years and under $20 $23
V2-b 14 years and under $20 $23
V2-c 16 years and under $20 $23
V2-d 18 years and under $22 $25
V2-e Open $25 $27

 

Vocal Trio
Participants in these classes are to sing in two- or three-part harmony. All selections to be “Own Choice”. Memorization is NOT required.
Class   Early FeeFee
V3-a 12 years and under $22 $25
V3-b 14 years and under $22 $25
V3-c 16 years and under $22 $25
V3-d 18 years and under $23 $26
V3-e Open $25 $28

 

Vocal QuartetAll selections are “Own Choice”, in four-part harmony, any voicing. Memorization is NOT required.
Class   Early FeeFee
V4-a 14 years and under $30 $32
V4-b 16 years and under $30 $32
V4-c 18 years and under $30 $34
V4-d Open $32 $34

 

Vocal Family Ensemble
Any combination of voices or instruments by the members of one family. Accompanist may be other than a family member. All selections to be “Own Choice”. Memorization is NOT required. No marks or standings will be awarded in these classes.
Class   Early FeeFee
VFAM Open $20 $22

Open Classes

Vocal Solo - Adult BeginnersThis class is open to older teens and adult students (any voice). Test piece is to be "Own Choice".
Class   Early FeeFee
VOT Open Vocal Solo - 16 to 19 years $15 $18
VOA Adult Beginners $16 $18
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