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MUSIC

AGE CATEGORIES

  • Junior (14 years and under)

  • Intermediate (18 years and under)

  • Adult (19 years and older)

COSTS

Costs are per entry. Solo $15 / Group or Ensemble $25

Payment methods:

  • In person at Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre. 

  • By cheque to: 10401 10th street, Dawson Creek BC, Canada, V1G 3T8

  • By E-Transfer to: kpacinfo@gmail.com  / Password: kpac2020 (please include information in the notes section of the e-transfer including names, email used for registration, and which submissions are being paid for.)

PIANO SECTION

Participants will also be categorized based on Royal Conservatory Grade Level or equivalent years of experience, as well as by age and musical class selection. On registration forms please list Grade Level in Class Section.

PIANO MUSIC CLASSIFICATIONS

Beginner Piano Solo Class:

**Music selection of choice

Level 1 - 10 years and under, first year

Level 2 -12-18 years, first year

Level 3 - Adult beginners, less than two years playing

Rest of selections determined on Royal Conservatory Grade Level or equivalent.

 

POPULAR OR JAZZ PIANO SOLO

GOSPEL MUSIC

CANADIAN COMPOSER PIANO SOLO

 

20TH CENTURY PIANO SOLO

Selection by any of the following composers: Bartok, Barber, Bitten, Copland, Coulthard, Ferguson, Fly, Hindemith, Kabalevsky, Katchaturian, Pentland, Projofiev, Rasthorne, Shostakovitch, Southham, Stravinsky, or any similar composers. Selection must be in the 20th century idiom.

ROMANTIC PIANO SOLO

Selection to be chosen from the 19th century, (1825-1900). Example composers: Grieg, Schumann, Chopin, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Strauss, Dvorak, Brahms.

BAROQUE

SONATINA/SONATA

IMPRESSIONISTIC

A selection from composers such as: Faure, Debussy, Ibert, Ravel, Grovelz, Poulenc.

CLASSICAL

A selection from composers such as: Mozart, Beethoven, etc.

CONTEMPORARY CLASS

Any 20th century composer; not 20th century idiom.

GUITAR/VIOLIN SECTION

CLASSICAL

Played acoustic, music written in staff notation, style comes from European liturgical music and secular traditions.

CONTEMPORARY

Current music this can include music defined as popular, rock, country, etc. in nature.

VOCAL & CHORAL CLASSIFICATION

CLASSICAL/ART SONG

CONTEMPORARY/20TH CENTURY

Selection of composers can include current popular music.

FOLK OR TRADITIONAL

MUSICAL THEATRE

RULES & REGULATIONS

PERFORMANCE

Participants must perform only those pieces listed on their entry form.

VIDEO GUIDELINES

  • In all music classes, the works to be adjudicated must be performed back-to-back.

  • Video recording must be one continuous take. This rule also applies to musical theatre.

  • Videos may be made using any recording device and may be made at home. Professional videography will not enhance performance as the quality of the recording will not be adjudicated.

  • The video should show a clear picture of the performer showing face or facial profile, hands (in the case of pianists and instrumentalists) and instrument.

  • Editing is strictly prohibited.

  • Camera angle must remain constant throughout the performance.

  • No special effects, lighting effects, audio effects or over-dubbing may be used

  • Additional microphones may be used to improve the audio quality of the video recording, but audio and video must be recorded and mixed simultaneously during the performance. (i.e. No post-production mixing)

  • If you are entering a parallel class as well, that piece should be a separate video.

  • All music competitors must announce their name and pieces to be performed either at the beginning of the recording or before each piece.

SUBMISSION OF MUSIC FOR ADJUDICATORS

Copies of the sheet music being performed do not need to be uploaded for the adjudicator when the performance recording is submitted, but it is expected that copyright rules are being respected. Adjudicators will be sent the list of pieces being performed before the festival; should they be unfamiliar with certain works we will ask you to upload the music for those works only via the links provided.

ACCOMPANIMENT

This could take many forms but will not be a factor in adjudications:

  • Live accompaniment depending on the willingness or ability of an accompanist to be at a recording session, following public health orders in effect.

  • OR hire an accompanist to record accompaniments and perform with the recording.

  • OR pre-recorded accompaniment tracks – RCM graded material has recorded CDs, and there are numerous websites where accompaniments may be purchased, such as: https://www.piano-accompaniments.com/index.html.

  • OR, as a last resort, performers may perform accompanied pieces, unaccompanied.

 

Please note: If you are using a recording there can be no vocal accompaniment for a vocal performance. Similarly, an instrumental performance cannot include the same instrument type as part of the recorded accompaniment.

 

PROVINCIAL EXCELLENCE

Please read the syllabus carefully for performance requirements.

COMPETITION VIEWING

Links will be provided to participants to view performances by their fellow competitors. These links will only be valid for the times that will be posted in the schedules section of the PRSFA website.

ADJUDICATION – ALL DISCIPLINES

Adjudication will be sent to all participations after April 16, 2021 in written and pre-recorded video format. 

PLACINGS

Placings are at the discretion of the adjudicators.

HONOURS CONCERT

Participants in the Festival with notable performances selected by the adjudicators will be asked if they would be interested in participating in the Honours Concert at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre. Highlight performances from all disciplines of the Festival will be showcased with a year end video showcase.