Original Composition – 2018

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Section 120: Original Composition

Section Notes

  1. Works will be adjudicated on originality and competence in handling form, harmony, melody and rhythm.
  2. Scores must be clear and legible with all bars numbered; photocopies are acceptable. Scores must be received in the Festival Office by January 14th. Entrants are advised to keep a copy.
  3. Decisions on winners are reached by the adjudicator reading the scores. Tape recordings will not be considered and should not be submitted. Scores, along with adjudicator reports, marks and certificates will be available the first Monday after the close of Festival competitions.
  4. Competitors may enter a maximum of two composition classes. Minimum Current RCM Grade 4 theory recommended for classes age 19 and over.
  5. Please note that compositions are not performed in this category. See Sections 6 and 68 in this syllabus for performance opportunities.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 120-01 – Original Composition – Solo – Age 19 & Over
Fee: $48.00
Original music for solo instrument or voice with or without accompaniment. Time limit 7 mins.
Class 120-02 – Original Composition for Ensemble – Age 19 & Over
Fee: $48.00
Original music for any combination of instruments and/or voices. Time limit 7 mins.
Class 120-03 – Original Composition – Solo – Age 15 to 18
Fee: $48.00
Original music for solo instrument or voice with or without accompaniment. Time limit 6 mins.
Class 120-04 – Original Composition for Ensemble – Age 15 to 18
Fee: $48.00
Original music for any combination of instruments and/or voices. Time limit 6 mins.
Class 120-05 – Original Composition – Solo – Age 14 & Under
Fee: $48.00
Original music for solo instrument or voice with or without accompaniment. Time limit 3 mins.
Class 120-06 – Original Composition for Ensemble – Age 14 & Under
Fee: $48.00
Original music for any combination of instruments and/or voices. Time limit 3 mins.
Class 120-07 – Original Composition – Solo – Age 12 & Under
Fee: $48.00
Original music for solo instrument or voice with or without accompaniment. Time limit 3 mins.
Class 120-08 – Original Composition for Ensemble – Age 12 & Under
Fee: $48.00
Original music for any combination of instruments and/or voices. Time limit 3 mins.
Class 120-09 – Original Composition – Variations on a Theme – Age 19 & Over
Fee: $48.00
Competitors will be supplied a theme by the Adjudictor for which they will compose a set of variations.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 120-10 – Original Composition – Variations on a Theme – Age 15 to 18
Fee: $48.00
Competitors will be supplied a theme by the Adjudicator for which they will compose a set of variations.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 120-11 – Original Composition – Variations on a Theme – Age 14 & under
Fee: $48.00
Competitors will be supplied a theme by the Adjudicator for which they will compose a set of variations.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 120-12 – Original Composition – Solo – With Recording
Fee: $53.00
Competitors may submit their composition for solo instrument with a recording of the performance.
Time limit 5 mins.