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Please read all the Rules and Regulations (general and specific) very carefully as there are changes made often.   

In the Little Stars Preparatory Classes, please use pieces suggested in the syllabus.  If you wish to use another course of study, please be advised that whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes may be used.  No sixteenth notes are allowed.  

As of 2018, classes will no longer be gender specific in the Vocal Syllabus.

There is a new IMPROVISATION SYLLABUS included with the Composition Syllabus. Please read the Rules & Protocol. Note that these are non-competitive classes with adjudication only.

Concert Drumline classes for Elementary and Secondary School Bands have been added. Please read the Rules & Protocol in each Syllabus.

For students following the RCM curriculum and entering the OPEN GRADED CLASSES, P128 & P129 refer to Grades 1 & 2 Inventions.  

There has been some confusion regarding the awards given at the Festival. There are gold, silver and bronze medals awarded. In Dance, a mark of 85 must be received to get a gold medal. If all the candidates receive a mark of 85 or higher, the highest mark obtained will receive the gold medal. The second highest mark, the silver and the third highest mark, the bronze. The same rule applies in all the other disciplines, except a mark of at least 80 must be obtained in order to receive a gold medal.

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When filling out the entry form, please fill in all the information.  It is very important to submit the name of the piece you will be performing.  In 2018, this information will be noted on the certificate. Entries will not be processed if the forms are incomplete.

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2018 CHURCH & COMMUNITY CHOIR SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Rachel Rensink-Hoff

MAY 2, 2018

Central United Church
30 Delhi Street, Port Colborne

 

AND

2018 COMMUNITY BAND SYLLABUS

MAY 4, 2018

ADJUDICATOR: Ralph De Luca

Lakeshore Catholic High School
150 Janet Street, Port Colborne


RULES & PROTOCOL FOR CHURCH & COMMUNITY CLASSES

  1. Selections need not be memorized.
  2. Conductors may be professional or amateur adults and may conduct any number of classes.
  3. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchase, may be used. A copy of proof of purchase must be presented to the Secretary for approval with the entry form on February 1, 2018. Entries will not be accepted without it.

These classes are non-competitive. Therefore no marks will be given. A certificate and adjudication sheet will be given to each choir.

Please contact our Program Secretary, Linda Caldwell at 905-834-7418 or e-mail: progsecretary@pcfa.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

There is NO Entry Fee.

However, we would appreciate any donation that your choir is able to give.

Receipts will be issued upon request.

 

 

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

PLEASE SEND ENTRY FORM TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON. L3K 5X7

OR

Submit entry form electronically

(all parts must be completed and no payment is required)


 

CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CHOIRS

Class #

CSC1. YOUTH CHURCH CHOIR

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

CSC2. YOUTH COMMUNITY CHOIR

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

CSC3. ADULT CHURCH CHOIR

Own Choice – one (1) sacred selection

CSC4. ADULT COMMUNITY CHOIR

Own Choice – one (1) selection

 

COMMUNITY BANDS

Class #

CB1. JAZZ BAND

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

CB2. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

CB3. COMMUNITY BAND

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

2018 DANCE SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATORS: Annie Chen and Alexandra Crenian

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 (evening)

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

Lakeshore Catholic High School
150 Janet Street, Port Colborne

RULES AND PROTOCOL FOR DANCE

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. All ages are based as of January 1, 2018. Dancers must be able to provide proof of age in questionable situations immediately upon request of a Port Colborne Festival of the Arts (P.C.F.A.) Director.
  1. To determine the ages of duets, trios or groups, add all the ages, divide by the number of dancers and drop the decimal.
  1. A dance routine may enter a higher age division to avoid competing against itself within a category, BUT never a lower division.
  1. A dancer may compete against him/herself in a group routine where the majority of dancers are different.
  1. No dancer may perform the same routine twice in two (2) different age divisions.
  1. All classes are open to amateur competitors. Anyone who teaches dancing fulltime or performs professionally is NOT allowed to compete.
  1. All classes are open to Elementary, Secondary and Post Secondary School Teams and they will compete in their own division.

 

PERFORMANCE:

  1. In the first three (3) hours of competition, dancers are required to be present a half hour before their scheduled performance time. Thereafter, all dancers are required to be present one (1) hour before scheduled time.
  1. Dancers must perform on designated days and times. P.C.F.A. reserves the right to expand the competition as well as change the competition site.
  1. A high quality, standard sized cassette tape or CD is required. (Pre-recorded, cued and ready to start). Teachers are responsible for picking up their tapes/CDs. P.C.F.A. Directors are not responsible for lost tapes/CDs. An iPod connection will also be available.
  1. Dancers must report backstage three (3) routines in advance of their scheduled performance, accompanied by a dance teacher or adult. Due to limited space available, only participating dancers, studio directors and teachers are allowed backstage.

N.B. Backstage is a work and preparation area, not an auditorium.


ADJUDICATION:

  1. A panel of two (2) qualified, competent adjudicators will evaluate routines in the following categories – Technique, Presentation and General Comments.
  1. Time restrictions must be adhered to. The penalty for exceeding the time allowance is 1 point per 10 seconds, per judge.
  1. Any dancer leaving the stage before completing a routine will not be allowed to repeat the routine (unless there was a problem with the music). Marks will be determined by how much he/she did, minus a 15 point deduction.
  1. Routines containing harsh or graphic language will result in a deduction of 1 point per judge.

 

The decision of the adjudicators is final.

Any concerns should be addressed by the studio teacher to the Festival Committee.

AWARDS:

  1. Scores will be averaged to 2 decimal points.
  1. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. However, regardless of the number of entries, medals will be withheld unless the following marks are obtained:
  • 1st PLACE – 85%
  • 2nd PLACE-80%
  • 3rd PLACE-75%

When a gold medal recipient is awarded a score of 90 or over, this achievement will be recognized as GOLD EXCELLENCE and a gold excellence award seal will be placed on the certificate.

  1. All dance studios will receive a certificate of participation and adjudication sheets.

PROHIBITIVES:

  • NO CAMERAS OR VIDEOS OF ANY KIND, PAGERS OR CELL PHONES.
  • NO SMOKING anywhere in the building.
  • NO EATING OR DRINKING in the auditorium.
  • No rhythmic applauding, screaming, the calling of names or whistling during the performance of a routine.
  • Props that contain fire, pyrotechnic devices, swords or knives are not allowed.

N.B. Non compliance will result in disqualification or removal from the competition site.

ENTRIES:

Please make cheque/money order payable in CANADIAN FUNDS ONLY (CAD ONLY) to:

THE PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES AND FEES IS FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Entry fees are non-refundable. If unable to attend, please notify the Program Secretary, Linda Caldwell, at 905-834-7418 or e-mail progsecretary@pcfa.ca. Your confirmation of registration will be sent no later than March 15, 2018. If not received, please contact Linda Caldwell by phone or e-mail.

PROGRAMS:

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your studio entry form. Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each

When you receive your Program, please check your classes to see if there is enough time allotted for costume changes. If you notice a problem, please contact Program Secretary, Linda Caldwell, before April 15, 2018.

No changes will be allowed the day of the competition.

 

ONCE THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN PRINTED, NO CATEGORY CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED

NO LATE ENTRIES.

**Scheduling of Festival Days is solely dependent on the number of entries**

DANCE CATEGORIES

ACRO Any routine that features gymnastics or tumbling moves.
BALLET Routine must consist of ballet technique incorporating classical steps and movements.
ETHNIC Routine utilizing any type of folkloric dances (Irish, Russian, African, Ukrainian, Scottish, etc.). Any type of shoes may be worn. Please indicate on the entry form which type of folkloric dance is being entered.
HIP HOP Freestyle routine consisting of street dance, break dance and/or funk
JAZZ Routine must consist of jazz technique.
LYRICAL Routine should use contemporary style to show extension, balance, as well as interpretation of the music and lyrics.
MODERN Routine must display an imaginative style of choreography. Basic modern technique must be used.
OPEN Routine to contain any combination of dance styles or Routine that does not meet guidelines of any other category, such as: musical comedy, mime, character, song/dance.
POINTE Routine must consist of pointe technique incorporating classical steps and movements.
PRODUCTION Routine utilizing at least 15 dancers and incorporating any style of dance or having a theme that is portrayed throughout the entire performance. Eight minutes will be scheduled for a Production number.
TAP Routine must consist of tap technique.
NOVICE This is a beginner category using any of the above Dance Categories. A Novice dancer is in his/her 1st year of competition and has never competed in a solo, duet or trio category in any dance competition prior to January 1, 2018. A Novice group is comprised of 75% Novice dancers

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES AND AGE DIVISIONS

PERFORMANCE
CATEGORY

TIME
ALLOWANCE

ENTRY FEE

SOLO 3 MINUTES $30.00
DUET 3 MINUTES $40.00/duet
($20.00/dancer)
TRIO 3 MINUTES $45.00/trio
($15.00/dancer)
SMALL GROUP (4-9) 4 MINUTES $15.00/dancer
MEDIUM GROUP
(10-16)
4 MINUTES $15.00/dancer
LARGE GROUP
(10-16)
4 MINUTES $15.00/dancer
PRODUCTION
(17+)
8 MINUTES $15.00/dancer

AGE DIVISIONS

6 yrs. 11 & 12 yrs 17 & 18 yrs.
7 & 8 yrs 13 & 14 yrs. 19 yrs. & over
9 & 10 yrs. 15 & 16 yrs. Adult Fun

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN: FEBRUARY 1, 2018

PLEASE SEND ENTRY FORM & CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER (CAD ONLY) TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
P.O. BOX 531, PORT COLBORNE, ON. L3K 5X7

OR

SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL

OR

SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & SEND PAYMENT (CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER) TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Note: Entry form will not be processed until cheque/money order is received.

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your entry form. Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each

2018 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR,

CLASSROOM CHOIR,

CHORAL SPEAKING SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Rachel Rensink-Hoff

MAY 1-2, 2018

Central United Church
30 Delhi Street, Port Colborne

 

AND

2018 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Ralph De Luca

MAY 3, 2018

McKay Public School
320 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne

 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR CLASSES

  1. Conductors may be either professional or amateur adults and may conduct any number of classes.
  1. Conductors MUST NOT sing along with the group they conduct in competition.
  1. A choir MUST consist of at least 10 members. Exception: Classroom Choirs
  1. In a Junior/Intermediate School Choir, the number of intermediate students cannot exceed the number of junior students.
  1. An acoustic piano will be available. Accompaniment tapes/CDs etc. (without lyrics) can be used for performance. These and any other additional equipment used to accompany choirs will be the responsibility of the director. P.C.F.A. is not responsible for lost or damaged equipment. If you are unable to provide your own accompanist, you may arrange for one at a fee of $10.00. (If a rehearsal is required, the fee may be slightly higher.) E-mail the Festival at progsecretary@pcfa.ca no later than April 15, 2018 to make the necessary arrangements.
  1. NO PROPS or COSTUMES may be used in school choir and classroom choir presentations unless indicated in the music e.g. maracas. Props and costumes MAY be used in the choral speaking classes.
  1. GESTURES may be used.
  1. Any School Choir selection may not be used in Classroom Choir classes.
  1. At the discretion of the Festival Committee, classes deemed too large may be split.
  1. For any OWN CHOICE class, the competitor MUST provide an ORIGINAL COPY of the selection for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be tagged and delivered on the day of the performance to the Secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchase, may be used for choirs and bands only (not Choral Speaking). A copy of proof of purchase must be presented to the Secretary for approval with the entry form on February 1, 2018. Entries will not be accepted without it.
  1. Video recorders will be permitted during these performances. An opportunity for picture taking will be available following performances.
  1. The Adjudicator will be available for a brief critique after each category performance. All choir members shall remain within the competition area until the Adjudicator has addressed all performances in their category.


AWARDS

GOLD EXCELLENCE Standard signifies that an Ensemble has achieved excellence in all facets of its performance

GOLD Standard signifies that an Ensemble is demonstrating an exceedingly high standard of musical performance.

SILVER Standard signifies an above average quality of performance with latitude for improvement.

BRONZE Standard acknowledges an average quality of performance.

A Certificate and Adjudication sheet will be give to each choir.

 

 

*Teachers:

There is NO Entry Fee. However, in order for our Festival to keep operating costs at a minimum, we would appreciate any donation that your school is able to give. Receipts will be issued upon request.

 

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

PLEASE SEND ENTRY FORM TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

OR

Submit entry form electronically to: progsecretary@pcfa.ca


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR DIVISIONS – NO ENTRY FEE

Primary School Choir Grades 1 to 3
Junior/Intermediate School Choir Grades 4 to 8
Intermediate School Choir Grades 7 & 8
Elementary School Choir Kindergarten to Grade 8

Class #

ESC 1. PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR – Grades 1 – 3

Two (2) Contrasting Selections Required

a) Selected Piece – “If You Should Meet a Crocodile” (unison) – by Nancy Telfer

b) Own Choice Selection

ESC 2. JUNIOR/INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CHOIR – Grades 4 to 8

Two (2) Contrasting Selections Required

a) Selected Piece – “Child of Peace” – by David Waggoner

b) Own Choice Selection arranged in two or more parts

ESC 3. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CHOIR – Grades 7 and 8

Two (2) Contrasting Selections Required

a) Selected Piece – “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” – by Irving Berlin, arranged by Douglas E. Wagner

b) Own Choice Selection – must be 2 or 3 part arrangement

ESC 4. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR – Kindergarten to Grade 8

Two (2) Contrasting Selections Required

a) Selected Piece – “Hello” from Around the World– words by Mari Lantz, music by David Lantz

b) Own Choice Selection arranged in unison or parts

ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM CHOIR DIVISIONS – NO ENTRY FEE

Pre-Primary Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and JK/SK
Primary Grades 1, 1/2, 2, 2/3, 3
Junior Grades 3/4, 4, 4/5, 5, 5/6, 6
Intermediate Grades 6/7, 7, 7/8, 8

 

A Classroom Choir/Choral Speaking consists of all children in a self-contained classroom, as per school register.

PLEASE NOTE: Two (2) or more classrooms cannot be combined to form a classroom choir or choral speaking class.

Class #
ECC 1. PRE-PRIMARY CLASSROOM CHOIR

Own Choice – one (1) selection

ECC 2. PRIMARY CLASSROOM CHOIR

Own Choice – one (1) selection

ECC 3. JUNIOR CLASSROOM CHOIR

Own Choice – one (1) selection

ECC 4. INTERMEDIATE CLASSROOM CHOIR

Own Choice – one (1) selection



ELEMENTARY CHORAL SPEAKING DIVISIONS – NO ENTRY FEE

Pre-Primary Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and JK/SK
Primary Grades 1, 1/2, 2, 2/3, 3
Junior Grades 3/4, 4, 4/5, 5, 5/6, 6
Intermediate Grades 6/7, 7, 7/8, 8

Suggested authors for choral speaking:

  • Dennis Lee
  • Bruce Lansky
  • Robert Munsch
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Jack Prelutsky
  • Dr. Suess
  • Paul Fleischman, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. New York: Harper Collins, 1988. Fireflies and Honeybees.
  • Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. Chapter 10 – The Lobster-Quadrille
  • MusicPlay Kindergarten Curriculum Resource. The Three Billy Goats Gruff Rap.
  • Swados, Elizabeth. Hey, You! C’mere! A Poetry Slam Hardcover. March 1, 2002 (Joe Cepeda – illustrator)

Class #

CS 1. PRE-PRIMARY CLASSROOM CHORAL SPEAKING

Own Choice – one (1) selection – 3 minute maximum

Suggested poem – “Three Billy Goats Gruff” from MusicPlay Kindergarten Curriculum Resource

CS 2. PRIMARY CLASSROOM CHORAL SPEAKING

Own Choice – one (1) selection – 4 minute maximum

Suggested poem – “An Alley Cat with One Life Left” by Jack Prelutsky, Scholastic, Inc.

CS 3. JUNIOR CLASSROOM CHORAL SPEAKING

Own Choice – one (1) selection – 6 minute maximum

Suggested poem – “Miss Syms” by Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic, Harper & Row

CS 4. INTERMEDIATE CLASSROOM CHORAL SPEAKING

Own Choice – one (1) selection – 8 minute maximum

Suggested poem – “The Pain and the Great one” by Judy Blume



 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND CLASSES

  1. Conductors may be either professional or amateur adults and may conduct any number of classes.
  1. Conductors MUST NOT play or sing with the group they conduct in competition. Staff members may not participate in instrumental performances.
  1. Music stands and chairs will be provided for school bands.
  1. Equipment, such as amplifiers, accompaniment tapes/CDs (without lyrics), tape recorders, etc. used to accompany bands will be the responsibility of the director. PCFA is not responsible for lost or damaged equipment.
  1. For any OWN CHOICE class, the competitor MUST provide an ORIGINAL COPY of the selection for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be tagged and delivered on the day of the performance to the Secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchase, may be used for bands. A copy of proof of purchase must be presented to the Secretary for approval with the entry form on February 1, 2018. Entries will not be accepted without it.
  1. Selections need not be memorized.
  1. Video recorders will be permitted during these performances.
  1. The Adjudicator will be available for a brief critique after each category performance. All competing personnel shall remain within the competition area until the Adjudicator has addressed all performances in their category.


ADDITIONAL RULES & PROTOCOL FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CONCERT DRUMLINE
(as adopted & adapted from CDA guidelines)
  1. PCFA will provide a clearly defined performance area at all competitions.
  1. A drumline consists of marching snare drums, marching multi-tenor drums, marching bass drums and marching cymbals. A competing ensemble must be a minimum of 51% drumline.
  1. Instrumentation is limited to those instruments typically utilized and recognized as part of a percussion section, that is, the snare, tenor, bass drums and cymbals to form the battery. Electronic instruments recognized as normal stage and band rhythm sections instruments are also allowed. Conventional wind and/or string instruments (other than string bass and guitar) may NOT be used. Single tone, non-key horn (i.e., whistles, sirens, animal calls, etc.) may be used only if generating an effect and may not be used in any melodic form.
  1. Pre-recorded music must be listed on the entry form.
  1. For the protection of the wooden competition floors, all equipment must be properly taped or otherwise be prepared to assure that damage to the floors will not occur.
  1. All performers, instruments, props, cables, stands and costumes must remain inside the performance area for the duration of a performance.
  1. All concert ensemble performers may not change their physical location during a performance.
  1. Before the performance begins, all non-performing personnel MUST be out of the competition area. Performance time begins with the first note following the introduction of the selection.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BANDS – NO ENTRY FEE

Class #

Own Choice – Two (2) contrasting selections required

ESB 1. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND BEGINNER – all members must be in their first year

ESB 2. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND CONCERT

ESB 3. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAND JAZZ

ESB 4. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERT DRUMLINE (Stationary)

 

ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM INSTRUMENTAL – NO ENTRY FEE

Example: guitars, recorders, ukuleles; like or mixed instruments

Class #

Own Choice – Two (2) contrasting selections required

ECI 1. PRIMARY

ECI 2. JUNIOR

ECI 3. INTERMEDIATE

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENSEMBLE – NO ENTRY FEE

For groups of 10 or less

Class #

Own Choice – Two (2) contrasting selections required

ESE 1. PRIMARY

ESE 2. JUNIOR

ESE 3. INTERMEDIATE

2018 INDIVIDUAL VERSE SPEAKING

SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Rachel Rensink-Hoff

APRIL 30 – MAY 1, 2018

Central United Church
30 Delhi Street, Port Colborne


RULES & PROTOCOL FOR INDIVIDUAL VERSE SPEAKING CLASSES

  1. Competitors may enter any Individual Verse Speaking class in which they are eligible. As Individual Verse Speaking classes have an age limit, ages are based as of January 1, 2018.
  2. Any competitor, who is currently studying at an elementary school or secondary school level, is eligible to enter any of the Individual Verse Speaking classes.
  3. Time restrictions must be adhered to. The penalty for exceeding the time allowance is a deduction of 5 marks.
  4. No props or costumes may be used in Individual Verse Speaking presentations.
  5. GESTURES may be used
  6. Selections for Individual Verse Speaking WILL NOT be accepted from the Internet. Non-compliance will result in disqualification.
  7. The competitor must provide an ORIGINAL COPY of the poem for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be delivered to the Secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. If an original copy is not provided, an adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded.
  8. Poems MUST be memorized. If the poem is referred to during the performance, an adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded.
  9. All competitors should be present fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled class time.
  10. All candidates must be prepared to announce the poem that they intend to perform in a clear and audible voice. The student must also name the author of the work to be performed. Proper etiquette of bowing after a performance is the appropriate way to thank the audience for their applause.

 

AWARDS

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. However, regardless of the number of entries, medals will be withheld unless the following marks are obtained:

  • 1st Place – 80%
  • 2nd Place – 75%
  • 3rd Place – 70%

When a gold medal recipient is awarded a mark of 90 or over, this achievement will be recognized as GOLD EXCELLENCE and a gold excellence award seal will be placed on the certificate.

Certificates and adjudication sheets will be given to all participants.

 

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It is hoped that more individual students participate in this fun class. Poems can be found in poetry books at the local library. Below is a list of some authors who write suitable poetry for individual verse speaking:

Suggested Authors/Books ~

Shel Silverstein ~

“Where the Sidewalk Ends”

“Falling Up”

Jack Prelutsky ~

“It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles”

“The Frogs Wore Suspenders”

“The Dragons are Singing Tonight”

Dennis Lee ~

“Garbage Delight”

“Bubblegum Delicious”

Bruce Lansky ~

“Kids Pick the Funniest Poems”

“My Dog Ate the Homework”

“Rolling in the Aisles”

 

INDIVIDUAL VERSE SPEAKING CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $12.00

Class #

IVS 1. SIX (6) TO SEVEN (7) YEARS

Own Choice – 3 minute maximum

IVS 2. EIGHT (8) TO NINE (9) YEARS

Own Choice – 4 minute maximum

IVS 3. TEN (10) TO ELEVEN (11) YEARS

Own Choice – 5 minute maximum

IVS 4. TWELVE (12) TO THIRTEEN (13) YEARS

Own Choice – 6 minute maximum

IVS 5. FOURTEEN (14) TO FIFTEEN (15) YEARS

Own Choice – 7 minute maximum

IVS 6. SIXTEEN (16) TO EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS

Own Choice – 8 minutes maximum

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

TO REGISTER:

A) PRINT AND SEND ENTRY FORM & CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER (CAD ONLY) TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

B) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL

C) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & SEND PAYMENT (CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER) TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Note: Entry form will not be processed until payment is received.
All parts of the entry form must be complete

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your entry form.

Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each

2018 INSTRUMENTAL SOLO SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Ralph De Luca

BRASS, WOODWIND, CLASSICAL GUITAR, POPULAR GUITAR,

STRING CLASSES ~ MAY 4, 2018

Central United Church
30 Delhi Street, Port Colborne

PERCUSSION CLASSES ~ MAY 4, 2018

Lakeshore Catholic High School
150 Janet Street, Port Colborne

 

INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES

BRASS, WOODWINDS, CLASSICAL GUITAR, POPULAR GUITAR,

STRINGS and PERCUSSION

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR INSTRUMENTAL

SOLO/INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES

Rules and Protocol for Instrumental Classes

Guidelines for determining level

Beginner First year of study
Junior 2 – 3 years of study
Intermediate 4 – 5 years of study
Senior 6 – 7 years of study
Open Advanced Repertoire

Performance

  1. In all classes, the competitor must provide an ORIGINAL copy of the selection for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be delivered to the secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. If an original copy is not provided, an adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded. In all guitar classes, chord charts and tabs are acceptable BUT a full score must be provided for the Adjudicator.
  2. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchase, may be used. Proof of purchase MUST accompany the entry form on February 1st, 2018. Non-compliance will result in disqualification.
  3. Any piece of music performed in one class MAY NOT be used in any other class.
  4. Selections need NOT be memorized.
  5. A warm up area will be available.
  6. Please bring your own instrument and music stand. Instruments will be made available for the percussion classes. E-mail the Festival at progsecretary@pcfa.ca or contact Linda Caldwell at 905 834 7418 for more information.
  7. Competitors must provide their own accompanist. Taped accompaniments are NOT allowed. In guitar classes, an accompaniment is not necessary.
  8. In Classical Guitar Classes, please follow exam requirements listed in the RCM Guitar Syllabus. In Popular Guitar Classes (Electric or Acoustic), you may choose any genre (pop, jazz, blues, rock, TV or movie themes). Solo selections not originally written as a solo MUST have the melody played. A maximum of three (3) effects pedals may be used and they MUST be mounted on a pedal board. Effects must be appropriate to the selection. An amp will be provided BUT if you would like to use your own, it MUST be set up 30 minutes before the start of the session.
  9. In Ensemble Classes, there can be 2, 3 or 4 performers.

 

AWARDS

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. However, regardless of the number of entries, medals will be withheld unless the following marks are obtained

  • 1st Place – 80%
  • 2nd Place – 75%
  • 3rd Place – 70%

When a gold medal recipient is awarded a mark of 90 or over, this achievement will be recognized as GOLD EXCELLENCE and a gold excellence award seal will be placed on the certificate.

Certificates and adjudication sheets will be given to all participants.

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your entry form.

Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each

 

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

TO REGISTER:

A) PRINT AND SEND ENTRY FORM & CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER (CAD ONLY) TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

B) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL

C) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & SEND PAYMENT (CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER) TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Note: Entry form will not be processed until payment is received.

All parts of the entry form must be complete


BRASS SECTION

ONE SELECTION, OWN CHOICE with accompaniment

Class #

B1. Beginner Entry Fee $12.00

B2. Junior Entry Fee $12.00

B3. Intermediate Entry Fee $15.00

B4. Senior Entry Fee $15.00

B5. Open Entry Fee $17.00

B6. Ensemble Entry Fee $10/Person

 

 

WOODWIND SECTION

ONE SELECTION, OWN CHOICE with accompaniment

Class #

W1. Beginner Entry Fee $12.00

W2. Junior Entry Fee $12.00

W3. Intermediate Entry Fee $15.00

W4. Senior Entry Fee $15.00

W5. Open Entry Fee $17.00

W6. Ensemble Entry Fee $10/Person

 

CLASSICAL GUITAR SECTION

ONE SELECTION, OWN CHOICE Accompaniment not necessary

Class #

CG1. Beginner Entry Fee $12.00

CG2. Junior Entry Fee $12.00

CG3. Intermediate Entry Fee $15.00

CG4. Senior Entry Fee $15.00

CG5. Open Entry Fee $17.00

CG6. Ensemble Entry Fee $10/Person

 

POPULAR GUITAR SECTION

ONE SELECTION, OWN CHOICE Accompaniment not necessary

Class #

EG1. Beginner Entry Fee $12.00

EG2. Junior Entry Fee $12.00

EG3. Intermediate Entry Fee $15.00

EG4. Senior Entry Fee $15.00

EG5. Open Entry Fee $17.00

EG6. Ensemble Entry Fee $10/Person

 

PERCUSSION SECTION

ONE SELECTION, OWN CHOICE With or without Accompaniment

Class #

PC1. Beginner Entry Fee $12.00

PC2. Junior Entry Fee $12.00

PC3. Intermediate Entry Fee $15.00

PC4. Senior Entry Fee $15.00

PC5. Open Entry Fee $17.00

PC6. Ensemble Entry Fee $10/Person

 

STRING SECTION

ONE SELECTION, OWN CHOICE with accompaniment

Class #

S1. Beginner Entry Fee $12.00

S2. Junior Entry Fee $12.00

S3. Intermediate Entry Fee $15.00

S4. Senior Entry Fee $15.00

S5. Open Entry Fee $17.00

S6. Ensemble Entry Fee $10/Person

2018 PIANO SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Jennifer Knelman

MAY 7 – 11, 2018

Portal Village Bible Chapel
309 Elgin Street, Port Colborne


RULES & PROTOCOL FOR PIANO CLASSES

 

  1. Competitors may enter any class in which they are eligible. HOWEVER, STUDENTS MUST ENTER AT THEIR CURRENT LEVEL OF STUDY OR ONE (1) GRADE HIGHER. In classes with an age limit, ages are based as of January 1, 2018.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, selections MUST be memorized. If music is referred to during the performance, adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded.
  3. For any OWN CHOICE class, the competitor must provide an ORIGINAL COPY of the selection for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be delivered to the Secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. If an original copy is not provided, an adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded.
  4. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchase, may be used. A copy of proof of purchase must be presented to the Secretary for approval with the entry form on February 1, 2018. Entries will not be accepted without it.
  5. All competitors should be present fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled class time.
  6. The estimated length of performance of “Own Choice” selections MUST be on the Entry Form to facilitate program scheduling.
  7. Any piece of music performed in one (1) class MAY NOT be used in any other class.
  8. A student may choose to enter EITHER the solo classes in SECTION A (P1 – P33) OR the solo classes in SECTION C (P114 – P134) but NOT classes from both. Students may enter any other classes from SECTION B, D, E or F for which they qualify.
  9. Repeats are omitted unless otherwise specified, with the exception of a “Da Capo” ending.
  10. PAGE TURNERS will be allowed for ensemble classes.
  11. R.C.M. refers to Royal Conservatory of Music and C.C. refers to Conservatory Canada. Selections from either Syllabus should follow examination requirements. This means that multiple pieces in the syllabus listed as one selection MUST all be played. E.g., Sonata Movements 1 and 2 OR 3 and 4 and e.g., Crimson/Pink must be performed as ONE SELECTION as for the examinations. If they are not, then adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded.
  12. Quick Study Class selections are chosen by the Adjudicator and will be available for pick up on Monday, May 7th from the Secretary’s desk. The student must work without any assistance. Classes will be scheduled for Thursday, May 10th to allow 72 hours of preparation.
  13. Piano Classes P135, P136, P137 are open to students who have teachers who are members of the Welland/Port Colborne Branch of the ORMTA
  14. The Alumni Class (P138) is open to any FORMER piano competitor in the Port Colborne Festival of the Arts who is a SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATE and is currently:
    i) studying music at post secondary school level
    and/or
    ii) continuing his/her musical education in a private music studio

In the Alumni Class, maximum performance time is ten (10) minutes.

  1. The Adjudication Class (P139) is an Own Choice Class for performers TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS AND OVER. This is a non-competitive class with no medals awarded – adjudication only. Memorization is not required. Maximum performance time is ten (10) minutes.
  2. All candidates must be prepared to announce the piece of music that they intend to perform in a clear and audible voice. The student must also name the composer of the work to be performed. Proper etiquette of bowing after a performance is the appropriate way to thank the audience for their applause.

 

AWARDS

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. However, regardless of the number of entries, medals will be withheld unless the following marks are obtained:

  • 1st Place – 80%
  • 2nd Place – 75%
  • 3rd Place – 70%

When a gold medal recipient is awarded a mark of 90 or over, this achievement will be recognized as GOLD EXCELLENCE and a gold excellence award seal will be placed on the certificate.

Certificates and adjudication sheets will be given to all participants.

 

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

TO REGISTER:

A) PRINT AND SEND ENTRY FORM & CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER (CAD ONLY) TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

B) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL

C) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & SEND PAYMENT (CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER) TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Note: Entry form will not be processed until payment is received.
All parts of the entry form must be complete

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your entry form.

Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each


SECTION AAGE RESTRICTED CLASSES

NOTE: Students entering any of the solo classes in SECTION A (AGE RESTRICTED CLASSES) may NOT enter any of the solo classes in SECTION C (OPEN GRADED CLASSES)

Please refer to Rules & Protocol for Piano #8.

LITTLE STARS PREPARATORY PIANO CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $12.00

Own Choice – a selection from any primer method book, levels 1 or 1b, level A or B or Book 1 or 2 as per class. All music from Little Stars Classes must be limited to whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes (dotted notes limited to whole, half and quarter notes). Memorization is NOT required

 

Class #

P1. FIVE (5) YEARS & UNDER

Suggested Repertoire:

“Moonfinder”, “Giggle Bugs”, “Pepperoni March” from Finger Paintings – Dennis Alexander

Alfred Publishing Co. ISBN 0-7390-0915-X

 

P2. SIX (6) YEARS & UNDER

Suggested Repertoire:

“Sir Richard is Knighted”, “The Court Jester Dances”, “Princess Beatrice Sheds a Tear”

from Meanwhile Back at the Castle – John Robert Poe – Carl Fisher NY ISBN 0-

8258-2891-0

“Ancient Dance”, “Chocolate Fudge Swirls” from Finger Paintings – Dennis Alexander

Alfred Publishing Co. ISBN 0-7390-0915-X

 

P3. SEVEN (7) YEARS & UNDER

Suggested Repertoire:

“The King and Queen Waltz”, “The Castle Guards March in Review”

from Meanwhile Back at the Castle – John Robert Poe – Carl Fisher NY ISBN 0-

8258-2891-0

“Marching Mice”, “Funny Bunnies” from Marching Mice and Other Pieces – Linda Niamath

Frederick Harris ISBN 0-88797-499-6

 

P4. EIGHT (8) YEARS AND UNDER

Suggested Repertoire:

“Celebrate Piano!” – Solos 1 and 1B – Frederick Harris Music

“Prep Course for the Young Beginner” Level A or B – Alfred Publishing Co.

Selections from any Bastien, MYC or Suzuki primer method books

Selections from The Leila Fletcher Piano Course – Book One or Book Two


CLASSES FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS – ENTRY FEE $12.00

 

One (1) Year or Less of Lessons

Own Choice – a selection from any recognized piano course of study

 

Class #

P5. NINE (9) YEARS AND UNDER

P6. TEN (10) TO TWELVE (12) YEARS

P7. THIRTEEN (13) TO FIFTEEN (15) YEARS

P8. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS & OVER

 

Two (2) Years or Less of Lessons

Own Choice – a selection from any recognized piano course of study

 

Class #

P9. NINE (9) YEARS AND UNDER

P10. TEN (10) TO TWELVE (12) YEARS

P11. THIRTEEN (13) TO FIFTEEN (15) YEARS

P12. SIXTEEN (16) & OVER

 

CLASSES FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS – ENTRY FEE $12.00

 

Class #

P13. NINE (9) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any selection from the “Preparatory B” List from the R.C.M. Syllabus

P14. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 1 List A selection from the R.C.M or C.C. Syllabus

P15. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 1 List B selection from the R.C.M or C.C. Syllabus

P16. ELEVEN (11) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 2 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P17. ELEVEN (11) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 2 List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P18. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 3 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P19. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 3 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P20. THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 4 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P21. THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 4 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

CLASSES FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS – ENTRY FEE $15.00

 

Class #

P22. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 5 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P23. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 5 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P24. FIFTEEN (15) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 6 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P25. FIFTEEN (15) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 6 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P26. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 7 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P27. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 7 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

SONATA/SONATINA CLASSES

 

Class #

P28. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER – ENTRY FEE $12.00

Own Choice – any Grade 3 Sonata/Sonatina from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P29. THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND UNDER – ENTRY FEE $12.00

Own Choice – any Grade 4 Sonata/Sonatina from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P30. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER – ENTRY FEE $15.00

Own Choice – any Grade 5 Sonata/Sonatina from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P31. FIFTEEN (15) YEARS AND UNDER – ENTRY FEE $15.00

Own Choice – any Grade 6 Sonata/Sonatina from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P32. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER – ENTRY FEE $15.00

Own Choice – any Grade 7 Sonata/Sonatina from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P33. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER – ENTRY FEE $17.00

Own Choice – any Grade 8 Sonata/Sonatina from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

 

SECTION B – OPEN CLASSES

 

CONCERTO CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $15.00

The Concerto Classes require two (2) pianos, one (1) for the student and one (1) for the accompanist. The student is required to perform one (1) movement of any Concerto of any musical period. Students MUST perform at their grade level of study or one (1) grade higher. The student entering the class is required to memorize and perform the PRIMO section and will be the one adjudicated. Performance should not exceed 15 min.

 

Class #

P34. PRELIMINARY CONCERTO CLASS

Own Choice – students must be studying a concerto at a Grade 1 or 2 Level

Suggested Repertoire:

“Kid’s Concerto” (second movement) by George Anson, Willis Publishing/Hal Leonard

P35. BEGINNER CONCERTO CLASS

Own Choice – students must be studying a concerto at a Grade 3 Level

Suggested Repertoire:

“Piano Concerto in C” (second movement) by Joseph Haydn, Boosey & Hawkes, Publisher

“Miniature Concerto for Piano” (any movement) by Roscoe, Warner Bros., Publisher

P36. JUNIOR CONCERTO CLASS

Own Choice – students must be studying a concerto at a Grade 4 or 5 Level

Suggested Repertoire:

“Country Concerto for Young Pianists” (any movement) by Howard Kasschau – Schirmer, Publisher; Hal Leonard, Distributor

“Concerto in Classical Style” by Martha Mier, Alfred Publishing Co. Inc., Publisher

 

P37. INTERMEDIATE CONCERTO CLASS

Own Choice – students must be studying a concerto at a Grade 6 or 7 Level

Suggested Repertoire:

“Piano Concerto in C” (first or third movement) by Joseph Haydn, Warner Bros., Publisher

“Concertante in G Major” by Dennis Alexander, Warner Bros., Publisher

 

P38. SENIOR CONCERTO CLASS

Own Choice – students must be studying a concerto at a Grade 8 or 9 Level

Suggested Repertoire:

“Piano Concerto in D Minor” (first or third movement) by John Thompson, Willis Music Company, Publisher

“Miniature Concerto” (first or third movement) by Alec Rowley – Boosey & Hawkes, Publisher

 

P39. ADVANCED CONCERTO CLASS

Own Choice – students must be studying a concerto at a Grade 10 or Over Level

Suggested Repertoire:

Any major piano concerto (first or third movement) by Beethoven, Chopin, Kabalevsky, Mozart, etc.

STUDY CLASSES *

 

Own Choice – any study from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

Class #

P40. For students studying at a Grade One (1) Level

Fee $12.00

P41. For students studying at a Grade Two (2) Level

Fee $12.00

P42. For students studying at a Grade Three (3) Level

Fee $12.00

P43. For students studying at a Grade Four (4) Level

Fee $12.00

P44. For students studying at a Grade Five (5) Level

Fee $15.00

P45. For students studying at a Grade Six (6) Level

Fee $15.00

P46. For students studying at a Grade Seven (7) Level

Fee $15.00

P47. For students studying at a Grade Eight (8) Level

Fee $15.00

P48. For students studying at a Grade Nine (9) Level

Fee $17.00

P49. For students studying at a Grade Ten (10) Level

Fee $17.00

Students may enter one (1) Study Class only

 

JAZZ CLASSES **

Suggested Repertoire:
“Connections” by Christopher Norton
C.C. Canadian Contemporary Repertoire Series Books 1 – 5
Jazz Rags & Blues by M. Mier
American Popular Piano Repertoire by Christopher Norton

Class #

P50. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade One (1) Level

Fee $12.00

P51. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Two (2) Level

Fee $12.00

P52. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Three (3) Level

Fee $12.00

P53. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Four (4) Level

Fee $12.00

P54. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Five (5) Level

Fee $15.00

P55. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Six (6) Level

Fee $15.00

P56. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Seven (7) Level

Fee $15.00

P57. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Eight (8) Level

Fee $15.00

P58. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Nine (9) Level

Fee $17.00

P59. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Ten (10) Level

Fee $17.00

P60. Own Choice – For students studying at ARCT and Above

Fee $20.00

 

** Students may enter one (1) Jazz Class only

 

POPULAR MUSIC CLASSES ***

 

The following Popular Music Classes are:

Own Choice – any selection from the R.C.M. Popular “Selection List” (current or previous edition)

 

Class #

P61. For students studying at a Grade One (1) Level

Fee $12.00

P62. For students studying at a Grade Two (2) Level

Fee $12.00

P63. For students studying at a Grade Three (3) Level

Fee $12.00

P64. For students studying at a Grade Four (4) Level

Fee $12.00

P65. For students studying at a Grade Five (5) Level

Fee $15.00

P66. For students studying at a Grade Six (6) Level

Fee $15.00

P67. For students studying at a Grade Seven (7) Level

Fee $15.00

P68. For students studying at a Grade Eight (8) Level

Fee $17.00

P69. For students studying at a Grade Nine (9) Level

Fee $17.00

*** Student may enter one (1) Popular Music Class only

 

CANADIAN COMPOSER CLASSES ****

Suggested Repertoire:
Northern Lights Repertoire Series and Musical Discoveries Books – published by CNCM

Class #

P70. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade One (1) Level

Fee $12.00

P71. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Two (2) Level

Fee $12.00

P72. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Three (3) Level

Fee $12.00

P73. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Four (4) Level

Fee $12.00

 

P74. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Five (5) Level

Fee $15.00

 

P75. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Six (6) Level

Fee $15.00

 

P76. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Seven (7) Level

Fee $15.00

Fee $15.00

 

 

P78. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Nine (9) Level

Fee $17.00

P79. Own Choice – For students studying at a Grade Ten (10) Level

Fee $17.00

 

P80. Own Choice – For students studying at ARCT or Above

Fee $20.00

 

**** Student may enter one (1) Canadian Composer Class only

 

CONCERT CLASSES

 

Selections can be from any recognized Piano Syllabus

Class #

P81. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $25.00

Two (2) Grade 5 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 5 min.

P82. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $25.00

Two (2) Grade 6 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 6 min.

P83. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $25.00

Two (2) Grade 7 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 7 min.

P84. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $32.00

Three (3) Grade 8 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 10 min.

P85. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $32.00

Three (3) Grade 9 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 12 min.

P86. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $32.00

Three (3) Grade 10 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 15 min.

P87. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $35.00

Three (3) ARCT & Over contrasting selections Performance time should not exceed 20 min.

 

QUICK STUDY CLASSES * – Memorization NOT compulsory

Class #

P88. For students studying at a Grade Three (3) Level

Fee $12.00

P89. For students studying at a Grade Four (4) level

Fee $12.00

P90. For students studying at a Grade Five (5) Level

Fee $15.00

P91. For students studying at a Grade Six (6) Level

Fee $15.00

P92. For students studying at a Grade Seven (7) Level

Fee $15.00

P93. For students studying at a Grade Eight (8) Level

Fee $17.00

P94. For students studying at a Grade Nine (9) or Ten (10) Level

Fee $17.00

* The selected test piece (chosen by the Adjudicator) will be available on Monday, May 7th from the Secretary’s desk. Please refer to Rules & Protocol for Piano #12.

CLASSES FOR SENIOR STUDENTS

Selections may be from any recognized Piano Syllabus

 

GRADE EIGHT (8) CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $17.00

Class #

P95. Own Choice – any Grade 8 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P96. Own Choice – any Grade 8 List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P97. Own Choice – any Grade 8 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P98. Own Choice – any Grade 8 List D selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

GRADE NINE (9) CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $17.00

Class #

P99. Own Choice – any Grade 9 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P100. Own Choice – any Grade 9 List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P101. Own Choice – any Grade 9 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P102. Own Choice – any Grade 9 List D selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

GRADE TEN (10) CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $17.00

Class #

P103. Own Choice – any Grade 10 List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P104. Own Choice – any Grade 10 List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P105. Own Choice – any Grade 10 List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P106. Own Choice – any Grade 10 List D selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

P107. Own Choice – any Grade 10 List E selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL CLASSESARCT LEVEL & OVER

ENTRY FEE $20.00

 

Class #

P108. Own Choice – any ARCT & Over List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

P109. Own Choice – any ARCT & Over List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

P110. Own Choice – any ARCT & Over List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

P111. Own Choice – any ARCT & Over List D selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

P112. Own Choice – any ARCT & Over List E selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

P113. Own Choice – any ARCT & Over Concert Étude from the R.C.M or C.C. Syllabus

 

 

SECTION C OPEN GRADED CLASSES

NOTE: Students entering any of the solo classes in SECTION C (OPEN GRADED CLASSES) may NOT enter any of the solo classes in SECTION A (AGE RESTRICTED CLASSES)

Please refer to Rules & Protocol for Piano #8.

 

Selections may be from any recognized Piano Syllabus

Class #

P114. Own Choice – any Grade 1 List A selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P115. Own Choice – any Grade 2 List A selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P116. Own Choice – any Grade 3 List A selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P117. Own Choice – any Grade 4 List A selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P118. Own Choice – any Grade 5 List A selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P119. Own Choice – any Grade 6 List A selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P120. Own Choice – any Grade 7 List A selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P121. Own Choice – any Grade 1 List B selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P122. Own Choice – any Grade 2 List B selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P123. Own Choice – any Grade 3 List B selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P124. Own Choice – any Grade 4 List B selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P125. Own Choice – any Grade 5 List B selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P126. Own Choice – any Grade 6 List B selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P127. Own Choice – any Grade 7 List B selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P128. Own Choice – any Grade 1 List C selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P129. Own Choice – any Grade 2 List C selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P130. Own Choice – any Grade 3 List C selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P131. Own Choice – any Grade 4 List C selection – ENTRY FEE $12.00

P132. Own Choice – any Grade 5 List C selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P133. Own Choice – any Grade 6 List C selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

P134. Own Choice – any Grade 7 List C selection – ENTRY FEE $15.00

 

SECTION D – CLASSES WITH SOME RESTRICTIONS

 

ORMTA CLASSESPlease refer to Rules & Protocol for Piano #13

 

Class #

P135. ORMTA – JUNIOR – GRADE FOUR (4) OR FIVE (5) – ENTRY FEE $12.00

Own Choice – any List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

P136. ORMTA – INTERMEDIATE – GRADE SIX (6) OR SEVEN (7) – ENTRY FEE $15.00

Own Choice – any List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

P137. ORMTA – SENIOR – GRADE EIGHT (8) OR NINE (9) – ENTRY FEE $17.00

 

Own Choice – any List D selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

ALUMNI CLASSPlease refer to Rules & Protocol for Piano #14

ENTRY FEE $22.00

 

Class #

P138. Own Choice – Performance should not exceed 10 min

 

 

SECTION E – NON- COMPETITIVE CLASSES

 

ADJUDICATION CLASSPlease refer to Rules & Protocol for Piano #15

ENTRY FEE $22.00

 

Class #

P139. Own Choice – Performance should not exceed 10 min

 

SECTION F – ENSEMBLE CLASSES

 

NOTE: There is a SEPARATE entry form for ensemble classes.

Memorization NOT compulsory

 

ENSEMBLE CLASSES USING (1) PIANO

 

DUET CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $20.00 ($10.00/competitor)

Class #

P140. EIGHT (8) YEARS AND UNDER

Choose ONE (1) duet from the following TWO (2) choices:

“Polka” by J. George (Kaleidoscope Duets Book 1)

OR

“The Rainbow” by D. Alexander (Duet Book 1B)

P141. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER

Choose ONE (1) duet from the following TWO (2) choices:

“Feelin’ Spiffy” by D. Alexander (Duet Book 1B)

OR

“Jazz Waltz” by D. Alexander (Duet Book 1B)

P142. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Choose ONE (1) duet from the following TWO (2) choices:

“When the Saints Go Rockin’ In” by D. Alexander (Duet Book 2)

OR

“5th Avenue Blues” by M. Mier (Jazz, Rags and Blues for 2 – Book 2)

P143. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Choose ONE (1) duet from the following TWO (2) choices:

“Back on Holiday” by C. Norton (American Popular Piano Book 5)

OR

“Floating Away” by C. Norton (American Popular Piano Book 5)

 

P144. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

P145. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

P146. NINETEEN (19) YEAR AND OVER

Own Choice

 

TRIO CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $30.00 ($10.00/competitor)

Class #

P147. EIGHT (8) YEARS AND UNDER ***

“Mary’s Other Lambs” by J. Weybright

P148. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER ***

“Enchanted Castle” by C. Norton (Microjazz Trios – Level 4)

P149. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

“Tango” by C. Poole (Fredrick Harris Publications)

P150. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER ***

“Happiness” by C. Norton (Microjazz Trios – Level 4)

P151. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

P152. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

P153. NINETEEN (19) YEAR AND OVER

Own Choice

 

ENSEMBLE CLASSES USING TWO (2) PIANOS

TWO PIANOS – FOUR HANDS CLASSES

ENTRY FEE $20.00 ($10.00/competitor)

To be performed by two (2) students on two (2) pianos. Both students will be adjudicated.

Memorization NOT compulsory

Class #

P154. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“A Quiet Moment” by Beatrice Miller – Alfred Publishing Co.

P155. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Sonatina” (first movement) by Clementi from The Joy of Two Pianos – York Town Music Press, Publisher

P156. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Three for Two” by Alice Jordan – Warner Bros., Publisher

P157. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin – Willis Music Co., Publisher

P158. NINETEEN (19) YEAR AND OVER

Own Choice

 

TWO PIANOS – EIGHT HANDS CLASSES

ENTRY FEE $40.00 ($10.00/competitor)

To be performed by four (4) students on two (2) pianos. All students will be adjudicated.

Memorization NOT compulsory

Class #

P159. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“The Ash Grove” arranged by Carrie Kraft – Warner Bros., Publisher

“Folksongs for Four” by Betty Wishart – Warner Bros., Publisher

P160. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Mexican Clap Hands Dance” arranged by Alfred Warner Bros., Publisher

“Two Handel Minuets” by G.F. Handel – Belwin Inc., Publisher

P161. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Overture to the Nutcracker Suite” arranged by Beatrice Miller – Warner Bros., Publisher

“Two Trumpet Voluntaries” by Henry Purcell – Belwin Inc., Publisher

P162. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” (first movement) by J.S. Bacharr. by Robert Bardeen (Early Advanced) – Belwin Inc., Publisher

P163. NINETEEN (19) YEARS AND OVER

Own Choice

 

TWO PIANOS – TWELVE HANDS CLASSES

ENTRY FEE $60.00 ($10.00/competitor)

To be performed by six (6) students on two (2) pianos. All students will be adjudicated.

Memorization NOT compulsory

Class #

P164. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“March of the Jumping Jacks” by Matilda Bilbro – Willis Music Co.

P165. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Hush-a-bye” from Celebrated Keyboard Ensembles by Robert D. Vandall – Alfred Publishing Co.

P166. FOURTEEN (14) AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“When the Saints Go Marching In” from Celebrated Keyboard Ensembles by Robert D. Vandall – Alfred Publishing Co.

P167. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Radetzky March” by Strauss, arranged by Walden Hughes. Available online at: http://People.NNU.DEU/WDHUGHES

P168. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

Suggested Repertoire:

“Celebrated Keyboard Ensembles” by Robert D. Vandall – Alfred Publishing Co.

P169. NINETEEN (19) YEARS AND OVER

Own Choice

 

 

NOTE:

All duet music is available at
Long and McQuade,
41 Geneva Street,
St. Catharines, ON
(905) 684-2961
Email: stcatharines@long-mcquade.com

Rick Ostanek – Manager
Email: rostanek@long-mcquade.com

All trio music is available from
Program Secretary, Linda Caldwell
(905) 834-7418

2018 SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR

AND

CHORAL SPEAKING SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Rachel Rensink-Hoff

MAY 1 – 2, 2018

Central United Church,
30 Delhi Street, Port Colborne

AND

2018 SECONDARY SCHOOL BAND SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Ralph De Luca

MAY 4, 2018

Lakeshore Catholic High School
150 Janet Street, Port Colborne

 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR CLASSES

 

  1. Conductors may be either professional or amateur adults and may conduct any number of classes.
  2. Conductors MUST NOT play or sing with the group they conduct in competition. Staff members may not participate in choral performances.
  3. A choir MUST consist of at least 10 members and a vocal ensemble must consist of 9 members or less.
  4. An acoustic piano will be available. Accompaniment tapes/CDs, without lyrics, can be used for performance. Pre-recorded music must be listed on the entry form. These and any other additional equipment used to accompany choirs will be the responsibility of the director. PCFA is not responsible for lost or damaged equipment. If you are unable to provide your own accompanist, you may arrange for one at a fee of $10.00. (If a rehearsal is required, the fee may be slightly higher.) E-mail the Festival at progsecretary@pcfa.ca no later than April 15, 2018 to make the necessary arrangements.
  5. GESTURES may be used.
  6. For any OWN CHOICE class, the competitor MUST provide an ORIGINAL COPY of the selection for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be tagged and delivered on the day of the performance to the Secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchase, may be used for choirs only (not Choral Speaking). A copy of proof of purchase must be presented to the Secretary for approval with the entry form on February 1, 2018. Entries will not be accepted without it.
  7. Selections need not be memorized.
  8. Video recorders will be permitted during these performances.
  9. The Adjudicator will be available for a brief critique after each category performance. All choir members shall remain within the competition area until the Adjudicator has addressed all performances in their category.

 

AWARDS

GOLD EXCELLENCE Standard signifies that an Ensemble has achieved excellence in all facets of its performance.

GOLD Standard signifies that an Ensemble is demonstrating an exceedingly high standard of musical performance.

SILVER Standard signifies an above average quality of performance with latitude for improvement.

BRONZE Standard acknowledges an average quality of performance.

A Certificate and adjudication sheet will be given to each choir and band.

 

*Teachers:

There is NO Entry Fee. However, in order for our Festival to keep operating costs at a minimum, we would appreciate any donation that your school is able to give.

Receipts will be issued upon request.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS

 

SSC 1. SCHOOL CHOIR – UNDER 25 STUDENTS – OPEN CLASS

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

SSC 2. SCHOOL CHOIR – OVER 25 STUDENTS – OPEN CLASS

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

SSC 3. SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE – 9 STUDENTS OR LESS – OPEN CLASS

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL CHORAL SPEAKING

 

SCS1. JUNIOR CLASS – GRADES 9 or 10

Suggested Work – “The Lobster Quadrille” from Alice in Wonderland – Chapter 10

SCS2. SENIOR CLASS – GRADES 11 or 12

Suggested Work – “Business from the Heart” marketing/look_up_by_gary_turk

 

 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL BAND CLASSES

 

  1. Conductors may be either professional or amateur adults and may conduct any number of classes.
  2. Conductors MUST NOT play or sing with the group they conduct in competition. Staff members may not participate in instrumental performances.
  3. Music stands and chairs will be provided for school bands.
  4. For any OWN CHOICE class, the competitor MUST provide an ORIGINAL COPY of the selection for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be tagged and delivered on the day of the performance to the Secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchase, may be used for bands. A copy of proof of purchase must be presented to the Secretary for approval with the entry form on February 1, 2018. Entries will not be accepted without it.
  5. Selections need not be memorized.
  6. Video recorders will be permitted during these performances.
  7. The Adjudicator will be available for a brief critique after each category performance. All competing personnel shall remain within the competition area until the Adjudicator has addressed all performances in their category.

 

 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CONCERT DRUMLINE

(as adopted & adapted from CDA guidelines)

 

  1. PCFA will provide a clearly defined performance area at all competitions.
  2. A drumline consists of marching snare drums, marching multi-tenor drums, marching bass drums and marching cymbals. A competing ensemble must be a minimum of 51% drumline.
  3. Instrumentation is limited to those instruments typically utilized and recognized as part of a percussion section, that is, the snare, tenor, bass drums and cymbals to form the battery. Electronic instruments recognized as normal stage and band rhythm sections instruments are also allowed. Conventional wind and/or string instruments (other than string bass and guitar) may NOT be used. Single tone, non-keyed horn (i.e., whistles, sirens, animal calls, etc.) may be used only if generating an effect and may not be used in any melodic form.
  4. Pre-recorded music must be listed on the entry form.
  5. For the protection of the wooden competition floors, all equipment must be properly taped or otherwise be prepared to assure that damage to the floors will not occur.
  6. All performers, instruments, props, cables, stands and costumes must remain inside the performance area for the duration of a performance.
  7. All concert ensemble performers may not change their physical location during a performance.
  8. Before the performance begins, all non-performing personnel MUST be out of the competition area. Performance time begins with the first note following the introduction of the selection.

SECONDARY SCHOOL BANDS

 

Class #

SSB 1. JUNIOR BAND – GRADES 9 & 10

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

SSB 2. SENIOR BAND – GRADES 11 & 12

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

SSB 3. CONCERT BAND – OPEN CLASS

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

SSB 4. JAZZ BAND – OPEN CLASS

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

SSB 5. INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE – OPEN CLASS

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

SSB 5. CONCERT DRUMLINE (Stationary) – OPEN CLASS

Own Choice – two (2) contrasting selections

 

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

PLEASE SEND ENTRY FORM TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

OR

Submit entry form electronically to: progsecretary@pcfa.ca

2018 COMPOSITION SYLLABUS AND IMPROVISATION SYLLABUS

COMPOSITION CLASSES

ADJUDICATOR: Jennifer Knelman

MAY 7 – 11, 2018

Portal Village Bible Chapel
309 Elgin Street, Port Colborne

 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR COMPOSITION CLASSES

 

  1. The student composition may be in any style or combination of voice/instrument and piano.
  2. It is expected that the student composer will perform his or her own composition.
  3. In the case of a piano and vocal composition the student composer may have another individual perform the vocal or piano part.
  4. A copy of the composition MUST be provided for the adjudicator. Either a legible hand written copy or an electronically produced copy will be accepted.
  5. Students may enter ONE composition class only.
  6. Memorization is NOT required.
  7. All composition classes are COMPETITIVE classes

 

AWARDS

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. However, regardless of the number of entries, medals will be withheld unless the following marks are obtained:

  • 1st Place – 80%
  • 2nd Place – 75%
  • 3rd Place – 70%

When a gold medal recipient is awarded a mark of 90 or over, this achievement will be recognized as GOLD EXCELLENCE and a gold excellence award seal will be placed on the certificate.

Certificates and adjudication sheets will be given to all participants.

Please contact our Program Secretary, Linda Caldwell at 905-834-7418 or e-mail: progsecretary@pcfa.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 

COMPOSITION CLASSES

 

Class #

C1. JUNIOR COMPOSITION CLASS

TEN (10) YEARS & UNDER – ENTRY FEE $12.00

C2. INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION CLASS –

FOURTEEN (14) YEARS & UNDER – ENTRY FEE $15.00

C3. SENIOR COMPOSITION CLASS –

FIFTEEN (15) YEARS & OVER – ENTRY FEE $17.00

 

 

 

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

TO REGISTER:

A) PRINT AND SEND ENTRY FORM & CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER (CAD ONLY) TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

B) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL

C) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & SEND PAYMENT (CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER) TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Note: Entry form will not be processed until payment is received.

All parts of the entry form must be complete

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your entry form.

Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each

 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR IMPROVISATION CLASSES

 

  1. These are non-competitive classes for students who have the inclination to improvise or create their own arrangements to demonstrate their skills.
  2. Students MUST ENTER AT THEIR CURRENT LEVEL OF STUDY OR ONE (1) GRADE HIGHER.
  3. Students will receive a melody in a jazz/blues style on which to improvise. This will be available for pickup from the Secretary’s desk one (1) day prior to the scheduled class. Students must work without any assistance.
  4. Students may enter ONE improvisation class only.
  5. Maximum performance time is two (2) minutes.
  6. Students will receive an adjudication only with no medals awarded.
  7. All competitors should be present fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled class time.

 

IMPROVISATION CLASSES

 

Class #

I1. Grades 1 – 3 – ENTRY FEE $12.00

I2. Grades 4 – 6 – ENTRY FEE $15.00

I3. Grades 7 – 9 – ENTRY FEE $17.00

 

 

 

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

TO REGISTER:

A) PRINT AND SEND ENTRY FORM & CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER (CAD ONLY) TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

B) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL

C) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & SEND PAYMENT (CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER) TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Note: Entry form will not be processed until payment is received.

All parts of the entry form must be complete

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your entry form.

Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each

2018 VOCAL SYLLABUS

ADJUDICATOR: Rachel Rensink-Hoff

APRIL 30 – MAY 2, 2018

Central United Church
30 Delhi Street, Port Colborne

 

RULES & PROTOCOL FOR VOCAL CLASSES

  1. Competitors may enter any class in which they are eligible. HOWEVER, STUDENTS MUST ENTER AT THEIR CURRENT LEVEL OF STUDY OR ONE (1) GRADE HIGHER. In classes with an age limit, ages are based as of January 1, 2018.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, selections MUST be memorized. If music is referred to during the performance, adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded.
  3. For any OWN CHOICE class, the competitor must provide an ORIGINAL COPY of the selection for the Adjudicator’s use. This selection must be delivered to the Secretary prior to the beginning of the class and recovered immediately afterward. If an original copy is not provided, an adjudication will be given but NO MARK will be awarded.
  4. Music from the Internet, with proof of purchaseFebruary 1, 2018. Entries will not be accepted without it.
  5. All competitors should be present fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled class time.
  6. The estimated length of performance of “Own Choice” selections MUST be on the Entry Form to facilitate program scheduling.
  7. Any piece of music performed in one (1) class MAY NOT be used in any other class.
  8. Repeats are omitted unless otherwise specified, with the exception of a “Da Capo” ending.
  9. Accompanists MUST use the acoustic piano. EXCEPTION – popular music classes and non-graded classes (see rule 12 below)
  10. If an accompanist is required, please call the Program Secretary (905-834-7418), before April 15, 2018, to make arrangements.
  11. R.C.M. refers to Royal Conservatory of Music and C.C. refers to Conservatory Canada. Selections from either Syllabus should follow examination requirements.
  12. Additional notes on classes:

    a) Tapes/CDs or a digital keyboard may be used in the Popular Music Classes, in all the Non-Graded Classes and in the Open Solo Class for Broadway/ Musical Theatre Class.

    b) Selections for Graded Popular Music classes must be chosen from the 2012 edition of the RCM Voice Syllabus Grades 1-6 List C and Grades 7-10 List D.

    c) Props and/or costumes may be used when participants sing musical theatre repertoire. (Graded popular music classes; Non-graded Broadway classes & Disney classes).

    d) In the Contemporary Commercial Music Classes, the music selected must be approved by the Vocal Committee. Please choose age and venue appropriate material e.g., language, content, etc.

     

  13. The Alumni Class (V60) is open to any FORMER vocal competitor in the Port Colborne Festival of the Arts who is a SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATE and is currently:

    i) studying music at a post secondary school level…

    and/or

    ii) continuing his/her musical education in a private music studio.

    In the Alumni Class, maximum performance time is ten (10) minutes.

     

  14. The Adjudication Class (V80) is an Own Choice Class for performers TWENTY (20) YEARS AND OVER OR under nineteen but studying at a post secondary school level.

    This is a non-competitive class with no medals awarded – adjudication only.

    Memorization is not required. Maximum performance time is ten (10) minutes.

  15. All candidates must be prepared to announce the piece of music that they intend to perform in a clear and audible voice. The student must also name the composer of the work to be performed. Proper etiquette of bowing after a performance is the appropriate way to thank the audience for their applause.

     

AWARDS

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. However, regardless of the number of entries, medals will be withheld unless the following marks are obtained:

  • 1st Place – 80%
  • 2nd Place – 75%
  • 3rd Place – 70%

When a gold medal recipient is awarded a mark of 90 or over, this achievement will be recognized as GOLD EXCELLENCE and a gold excellence award seal will be placed on the certificate.

Certificates and adjudication sheets will be given to all participants.

 

ENTRIES AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN:

FEBRUARY 1, 2018

TO REGISTER:

A) PRINT AND SEND ENTRY FORM & CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER (CAD ONLY) TO:

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

P.O. BOX 531

PORT COLBORNE, ON L3K 5X7

B) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & PAY ONLINE USING PAYPAL

C) SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ELECTRONICALLY & SEND PAYMENT (CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER) TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Note: Entry form will not be processed until payment is received.

All parts of the entry form must be complete

Programs will be available in advance for $4.00 each. These can be ordered on your entry form.

Cost at the door ~ $5.00 each

 

SECTION A – AGE RESTRICTED CLASSES

CLASSES FOR BEGINNING STUDENTS – ENTRY FEE $12.00

 

One (1) Year or Less of Lessons

 

Class #

V1. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER – Own Choice

V2. ELEVEN (11) TO FOURTEEN (14) YEARS – Own Choice

V3. FIFTEEN (15) TO EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS – Own Choice

 

Two (2) Years or Less of Lessons

 

Class #

V4. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER – Own Choice

V5. ELEVEN (11) TO FOURTEEN (14) YEARS – Own Choice

V6. FIFTEEN (15) TO EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS – Own Choice

 

JUNIOR CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $12.00

 

Class #

V7. TEN (10) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any pre-Grade 1 selection

V8. ELEVEN (11) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 1 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V9. ELEVEN (11) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 1 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V10. ELEVEN (11) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 1 – List C selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V11. ELEVEN (11) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 1 Selection by a Canadian Composer

V12. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 2 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V13. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 2 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V14. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 2 – List C selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V15. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 2 Selection by a Canadian Composer

V16. THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 3 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V17. THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 3 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V18. THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 3 – List C selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V19. THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 3 Selection by a Canadian Composer

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $15.00

 

Class #

V20. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 4 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V21. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 4 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V22. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 4 – List C selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V23. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 4 Selection by a Canadian Composer

V24. FIFTEEN (15) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 5 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V25. FIFTEEN (15) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 5 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V26. FIFTEEN (15) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 5 – List C selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V27. FIFTEEN (15) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 5 Selection by a Canadian Composer

V28. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 6 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V29. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 6 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V30. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 6 – List C selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V31. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 6 Selection by a Canadian Composer

SENIOR CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $17.00

 

Class #

V32. SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 7 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

 

V33. SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 7 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V34. SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 7 – List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V35. SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 7 – List D selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V36. SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 7 Selection by a Canadian Composer

V37. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 8 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V38. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 8 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V39. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 8 – List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V40. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 8 – List D selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V41. EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 8 Selection by a Canadian Composer

V42. NINETEEN (19) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 9 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V43. NINETEEN (19) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 9 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V44. NINETEEN (19) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 9 – List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V45. NINETEEN (19) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 9 – List D selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V46. NINETEEN (19) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 9 Selection by a Canadian Composer

V47. TWENTY (20) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 10 – List A selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V48. TWENTY (20) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 10 – List B selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V49. TWENTY (20) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 10 – List C selection from the R.C.M. or C.C. Syllabus

V50. TWENTY (20) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 10 – List D selection from the R.C.M. Syllabus

V51. TWENTY (20) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any Grade 10 Selection by a Canadian Composer

 

OPEN SOLO CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $17.00

These classes are competitive and for performers TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS AND OVER.

Class #

V52. OWN CHOICE – any Broadway/Musical Theatre selection

V53. OWN CHOICE – any selection by a Canadian composer Movie or Theatre music

MAY NOT be used

V54. OWN CHOICE – any Folk Song selection

V55. OWN CHOICE – any Italian Aria from the 17th or 18th Century

The translation MUST be provided for the Adjudicator.

V56. OWN CHOICE – any selection from an Opera

V57. OWN CHOICE – any selection from an Oratorio

V58. OWN CHOICE – any Sacred selection Do NOT use a selection from an Oratorio

V59. OWN CHOICE – any Contemporary Sacred selection

V60. ALUMNI CLASS – ENTRY FEE $22

Own Choice – Please refer to Rules & Protocol for Vocal Pg. 1 #13.

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SECTION B – NON-GRADED CLASSES-with age restrictions

BROADWAY CLASSES – own choice

V61. 11–14 years Entry Fee $12.00

V62. 15-17 years Entry Fee $15.00

V63. 18-20 years Entry Fee $17.00

 

CONTERMPORARY COMMERCIAL MUSIC CLASSES – own choice

V64. 11-14 years Entry Fee $12.00

V65. 15-17 years Entry Fee $15.00

V66. 18-20 years Entry Fee $17.00

 

DISNEY CLASSES – own choice

V67. 11-14 years Entry Fee $12.00

V68. 15-17 years Entry Fee $15.00

V69. 18-20 years Entry Fee $17.00

 

SACRED CLASSES – own choice

V70. 11-14 years Entry Fee $12.00

V71. 15-17 years Entry Fee $15.00

V72. 18-20 years Entry Fee $17.00

 

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SECTION C –GRADED CLASSES-no age restriction

 

CONCERT CLASSES

Class #

V73. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $20.00

Two (2) Grade 4 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 6 min.

V74. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $20.00

Two (2) Grade 5 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 6 min.

V75. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $20.00

Two (2) Grade 6 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 8 min.

V76. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $25.00

Three (3) Grade 7 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 10 min.

V77. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $25.00

Three (3) Grade 8 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 10 min.

V78. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $30.00

Three (3) Grade 9 contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 12 min.

V79. OWN CHOICE – ENTRY FEE $30.00

Three (3) Grade 10 or Over contrasting selections Performance should not exceed 15 min.

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SECTION D –NON-COMPETITIVE CLASSES

 

V80. ADJUDICATION CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $22

Own Choice – Please refer to Rules & Protocol for Vocal Pg. 2 #14.

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SECTION E – ENSEMBLE CLASSES

 

NOTE: There is a SEPARATE entry form for ensemble classes.

DUET CLASSES – ENTRY FEE $20.00 ($10.00/competitor)

 

Class #

V81. TWELVE (12) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

V82. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

V83. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

V84. TWENTY (20) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any senior selection with any combination of voices

V85. OPEN DUET – for performers TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS AND OVER.

Own Choice – any senior selection with any combination of voices

 

TRIO CLASSESENTRY FEE $30.00 ($10.00/competitor)

Class #

V86. FOURTEEN (14) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

V87. SIXTEEN (16) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice

V88. TWENTY (20) YEARS AND UNDER

Own Choice – any senior selection with any combination of voices

V89. OPEN TRIO – for performers TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS AND OVER.

Own Choice – any senior selection with any combination of voices