Original Composition – 2020
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Section 120: Original Composition
- Works will be adjudicated on originality and competence in handling form, harmony, melody and rhythm.
- Scores must be clear and legible with all bars numbered; photocopies are acceptable. Scores must be received in the Festival Office by January 20th. Emailed entries are preferred. Entrants are advised to keep a copy.
- 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.
- Competitors may enter a maximum of two composition classes. Minimum Current RCM Grade 4 theory recommended for classes age 19 and over.
- Please note that compositions are not performed in this category. See Sections 6 and 68 in this syllabus for performance opportunities.
- Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.