MUSIC SECTION

 

Syllabus for March 2020

 

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MUSIC COMPETITIONS

to be held on

Saturday 7th March 2020

LONGFIELD ACADEMY, LONGFIELD ROAD, 

DARLINGTON DL3 0HT

 

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Download 2020 Music Syllabus

 


VOCAL / CHORAL  SECTION 


CLASS 101                   VOCAL SOLO                        10yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £5.00

Time limit:                    3 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 102                   VOCAL SOLO                        11yrs & 13yrs                    Entry Fee: £6.00

Time limit:                    3 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 103                   VOCAL SOLO                        14yrs – 17yrs                     Entry Fee: £7.00

Time limit:                    4 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES

 


CLASS 104                   VOCAL SOLO                        10yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £5.00

Time limit:                    3 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                                See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 105                   VOCAL SOLO                        11yrs & 12yrs                    Entry Fee: £6.00

Time limit:                    4 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                                See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 106                   VOCAL SOLO                        13yrs & 14yrs                    Entry Fee: £6.00

Time limit:                    4 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                                See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 107                   VOCAL SOLO                        15yrs & 16yrs                    Entry Fee: £7.00

Time limit:                    4 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                                See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 108                   VOCAL SOLO                        17yrs & 18yrs                    Entry Fee: £8.00

Time limit:                    4 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                                See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 109                   VOCAL SOLO                        ADULT – Ladies                 Entry Fee: £9.00

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or recorded                     See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 110                   VOCAL SOLO                        ADULT – Gentlemen          Entry Fee: £9.00

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or recorded                     See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 111                   VOCAL SOLO – Operatic Aria. Any voice  12yrs and over   Entry Fee: £9.00

Time limit:                    7 minutes.

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 112                   VOCAL SOLO                        12yrs and over                  Entry Fee: £9.00

Test:                              British Composer. Any voice

Time limit:                    6 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 113                   VOCAL SOLO                        12yrs and over                  Entry Fee: £9.00

Test:                              Lieder, (Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss)  to be sung in German. Any voice

Time limit:                    6 minutes

Accompaniment:          Piano only


CLASS 114                   VOCAL SOLO                        12yrs and over                  Entry Fee: £9.00

Test:                              Oratorio/Sacred. Any voice

Time limit:                    6 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 115                   VOCAL SOLO                        13yrs – 17yrs                     Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Light Opera, musical show or film. Any voice

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 116                   VOCAL SOLO                        13yrs – 17yrs                     Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Light Opera, musical show or film. Any voice

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                                See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 117                   VOCAL SOLO                        18yrs and over                  Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Light Opera, musical show or film. Any voice

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                         See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 118                   VOCAL SOLO                        ADULT                                Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Light Opera, musical show or film. Any voice

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                                See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 119                   VOCAL SOLO RECITAL         OPEN                                 Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any voice (two contrasting pieces at least).

Time limit:                    8 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or recorded            


CLASS 120 A-F            DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           See below

Test:                              Any song from a Walt Disney film or musical. No costume or props. Due to copyright laws, there must be no excessive movement of the feet.

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded                               

 

CLASS 120A                DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           10yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £6.00

CLASS 120B                DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           11yrs & 12yrs                    Entry Fee: £7.00

CLASS 120C                DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           13yrs & 14yrs                    Entry Fee: £7.00

CLASS 120D                DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           15yrs – 17yrs                     Entry Fee: £8.00

CLASS 120F                 DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           ADULT                                Entry Fee: £9.00


CLASS 121 A-C           DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           See below

Test:                              Any song from a Walt Disney film or musical. No costume or props. Due to copyright laws, there must be no excessive movement of the feet.

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live                                        

 

CLASS 121A                DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           6yrs – 12yrs                       Entry Fee: £7.00

CLASS 121B                DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           13yrs – 17yrs                     Entry Fee: £8.00

CLASS 121C                DISNEY VOCAL SOLO           ADULT                                Entry Fee: £9.00


CLASS 130                   SONG FROM THE 40’s         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                             For Single, Duet or Trio

Any song that was in the English charts between 1940 and 1949

Time limit:                   4 minutes

Accompaniment:       Live (self or another person)


CLASS 131                   SONG FROM THE 40’s         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                             For Single, Duet or Trio

Any song that was in the English charts between 1940 and 1949

Time limit:                   4 minutes

Accompaniment:       Recorded


CLASS 132                   SONG FROM THE 50’s         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                             For Single, Duet or Trio

Any song that was in the English charts between 1950 and 1959

Time limit:                   4 minutes

Accompaniment:       Live (self or another person)


CLASS 133                   SONG FROM THE 50’s         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                             For Single, Duet or Trio

Any song that was in the English charts between 1950 and 1959

Time limit:                   4 minutes

Accompaniment:       Recorded


CLASS 134                   SONG FROM THE 60’s         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                             For Single, Duet or Trio

Any song that was in the English charts between 1960 and 1969

Time limit:                   4 minutes

Accompaniment:       Live (self or another person)


CLASS 135                   SONG FROM THE 60’s         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                             For Single, Duet or Trio

Any song that was in the English charts between 1960 and 1969

Time limit:                   4 minutes

Accompaniment:       Recorded


CLASS 140                   FOLKSONG                            ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Unaccompanied

Time Limit:                   5 Minutes                   


CLASS 141                   FOLKSONG                            ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Own accompaniment

Time Limit:                   5 Minutes                              


CLASS 142                   FOLKSONG                            ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Accompaniment by second person

Time Limit:                   5 Minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 150                   GILBERT & SULLIVAN           OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any G & S song, solo or duet. Movement is allowed

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded

Time Limit:                   7 minutes


CLASS 151                   VICTORIAN CLASS                OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Victorian/Edwardian solo or duet. Any voice(s)

(APPROPRIATE DRESS ENCOURAGED)

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 152                   VOCAL SOLO – FOREIGN    ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                              Sung in native/foreign language – not English, Italian or German

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 153                   VOCAL SOLO with OWN ACCOMPANIMENT          OPEN                 Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                             Any style song, other than folksong, whilst accompanying oneself on any instrument

Time limit:                   5 minutes


CLASS 154                   RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN   OPEN                              Entry Fee: £7 solo / £10 duet

Test:                             Any R & H song, solo or duet. Movement is allowed

Accompanist:             Live or Recorded

Time limit:                   7 minutes


CLASS 160                   VOCAL DUET/TRIO               17yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £8 / £10

Test:                              Any voices

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 161                   VOCAL DUET/TRIO               18yrs and over                  Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any voices

Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 162                   PARENT & CHILD DUET       CHILD UNDER 16              Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Any voices
Time limit:                    5 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 163                   TEACHER & PUPIL DUET      ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                              To sing accompanied by piano. Any voice(s)

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 171                   NURSERY RHYME                  Under 6yrs                         Entry Fee: £5.00

Time Limit:                   2 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live


CLASS 172                   NURSERY RHYME                  Under 6yrs                         Entry Fee: £5.00

Time Limit:                   2 minutes

Accompaniment:          Recorded


CLASS 180                   CHOIR/ENSEMBLE               11yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £20.00

Test:                              Four or more voices. Unison or parts

Time limit:                    6 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 181                   CHOIR/ENSEMBLE                12yrs -16yrs                      Entry Fee: £22.00

Test:                              Four or more voices. Unison or parts

Time limit:                    8 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 182                   CHOIR/ ENSEMBLE               17yrs & over                      Entry Fee: £25.00

Test:                              Four or more voices. At least two parts

Time limit:                    10 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or Recorded


CLASS 190                   CABARET                                any age                                  Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                               To entertain the audience with song, single or medley, and dance if you wish. Costume may be worn.

Time limit:                    8 minutes

Accompaniment:        Live or Recorded


 CLASS 191                   STORY & MUSIC COMBINATION    ANY AGE                Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                             To tell a story with the aid of one’s own instrument to set the scene, mood, etc. (works well with flute,                                           piccolo, etc.)

Time limit:                   10 minutes


CLASS 192                  BOY BAND                 ANY AGE        Combined Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                           To perform any song with or without the aid of a backing track or live accompaniment. Movement is                                             optional. The class is limited to 5 performers.

Time Limit:                 5 minutes


CLASS 193                  GIRL BAND               ANY AGE        Combined Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                           To perform any song with or without the aid of a backing track or live accompaniment. Movement is                                             optional. The class is limited to 5 performers

Time Limit:                 5 minutes


CLASS 194                  SONG & DANCE       ANY AGE

Test:                            To perform any song with or without the aid of a backing track or live accompaniment. Any style of dance


CLASS 195                   MUSICAL THEATRE              ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £8.00

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humour, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

This class combines all three disciplines of our festival: Music & Song; Movement & Dance; Speech & Drama.

Primarily, this means that anything goes within the confines of stage productions.

Time limit:                   8 minutes

Accompaniment:          Live or recorded

Test:                                                The performer(s) must use all three disciplines for a well-rounded performance. The accompaniment is not classed as the music element unless the performer is playing the live accompaniment.


PIANO CLASSES


All competitors in the piano classes will be playing on our

Roland Digital Piano, model RP301

 

CLASS 202                   PIANO SOLO                         10yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £7.00

Time limit:                    3 minutes

See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 203                   PIANO SOLO                         11yrs – 13 yrs                   Entry Fee: £8.00

Time limit:                    4 minutes

See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 204                   PIANO SOLO                         14 yrs – 15yrs                   Entry Fee: £8.00

Time limit:                    5 minutes

See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 206                   PIANO SOLO                         OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £12.00

Time limit:                    8 minutes

See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 221                   PIANO DUET                         11yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £8.00

Time limit:                    4 minutes


CLASS 222                   PIANO DUET                         12yrs – 15yrs                    Entry Fee: £9.00

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 223                   PIANO DUET                         OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £12.00

Time limit:                    6 minutes


CLASS 224                   CHOPIN PIANO RECITAL     OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £15.00

Test:   To play various compositions by the composer. The recital must last between 10 and 15 minutes. Should the winning performer qualify for the Championship Classes, they will be expected to play only a short piece/extract lasting about 3 minutes.

See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


WIND CLASSES


CLASS 302                   SOLO                                     12yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    3 minutes                               See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 303                   SOLO                                     13yrs – 17yrs                    Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    3 minutes                               See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 304                   SOLO                                     ADULT                                Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    5 minutes                               See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 305                   WIND DUET                           15yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                              Any instruments

Time limit:                    4 minutes


CLASS 306                   WIND DUET                           OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any instruments

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 321                   WIND BAND / ENSEMBLE   OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £25.00

Test:                              Four or more instruments

Time limit:                    8 minutes


STRING CLASSES


CLASS 501                   SOLO                                    11yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £6.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    2 minutes                               See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 502                   SOLO                                     12yrs – 13yrs                    Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    3 minutes                               See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 503                   SOLO                                     14yrs -15yrs                      Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    4 minutes                               See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 506                   SOLO                                     OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    5 minutes                               See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 511                   STRING  DUET                       11yrs & under                   Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    2 minutes


CLASS 512                   STRING  DUET                       12yrs – 13yrs                    Entry Fee: £7.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    3 minutes


CLASS 513                   STRING  DUET                       14yrs – 15yrs                    Entry Fee: £8.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    4 minutes


CLASS 516                   STRING  DUET                       OPEN                                  Entry Fee: £12.00

Test:                              Any instrument

Time limit:                    6 minutes


CLASS 541                   STRING TRIO/QUARTET       ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £12.00

Time limit:                    6 minutes


CLASS 542                   STRING ENSEMBLE                ANY AGE                           Entry Fee: £14.00

Test:                              4 instruments or more

Time limit:                    8 minutes


INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES


CLASS 604                   INSTRUMENTAL RECITAL    ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £12.00

Test:                              Any instrument excluding piano

Time limit:                    15 minutes

See CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


CLASS 611                   INSTRUMENTAL DUET         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any instruments excluding piano

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 612                   INSTRUMENTAL DUET – Teacher and Pupil                 Entry Fee: £10.00

Test:                              Any instruments excluding piano

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 621                   FAMILY ENSEMBLE              ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £14.00

Test:                              Any instruments (can include one piano).

At least 3 family members including cousin, aunt, nephew, etc.

Time limit:                    8 minutes


CLASS 631                   JUNIOR MUSIC MAKING      11 yrs & under                  Entry Fee: £15.00

Test:                              Any instrument and/or vocal group

Time limit:                    7 minutes


CLASS 641                   ORCHESTRAL/INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE        13 yrs & under         Entry Fee: £20.00

Time limit:                    10 minutes


CLASS 642                   ORCHESTRAL/INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE       ANY AGE                    Entry Fee: £25.00

Time limit:                    10 minutes


CLASS 651                   PERCUSSION                         ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £9.00

Test:                              Personal interpretation for solo or group

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 661                   JAZZ                                       ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £9.00

Test:                              Personal interpretation for solo or group/band. Any instruments

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 662                   RAGTIME                               ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £9.00

Test:                              Personal interpretation for solo or group/band. Any instruments

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 663                   SWING                                   ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £9.00

Test:                              Personal interpretation for solo or group/band. Any instruments

Time limit:                    5 minutes


CLASS 671                   COMPOSITION                     ANY AGE                            Entry Fee: £15.00

Test:                                                 To be performed by the composer, or by a group selected by the composer. Competitors entering this class must send their completed written work to the Music Co-ordinator no later than two weeks prior to the Festival as the piece has to be sent on to the adjudicator for appraisal.

Time limit:                    6 minutes


CLASS 691                      ‘NOTES FROM A JUNKYARD’     ANY AGE   Entry Fee: £10.00                                               

                                      Construction, by group or individuals, of a musical instrument using recyclable materials.

Test:                                                 To create a musical performance from an unconventional tuned or untuned instrument, either a rhythm (e.g., samba, reggae inspired) or a recognisable piece or song. Mouthpiece, bow, and strings are the only permissible recognised parts of a musical instrument. No solo voices although the voice can be used as part of a musical creation. No backing tracks or conventional accompanists, i.e., piano, strings.

Time limit:                    5 minutes

 

 

NON COMPETITIVE CLASSES 700-701

These classes are to encourage those who have not performed in public before or are nervous about having their performances judged against others. At the end of the class the adjudicator will talk generally about the performance. No marks will be awarded, but each performer will receive a comments sheet from the adjudicator and a small certificate acknowledging their performance at our festival. Performers must bring music score or lyrics for the adjudicator

 

CLASS 700                       SOLO SINGING CLASS   ANY AGE               ENTRY FEE £7.00

To sing any song with or without accompaniment

Time limit 4 minutes


CLASS 701                        SOLO INSTRUMENTAL CLASS     ANY AGE                ENTRY FEE £7.00

To play any instrument including piano

Time limit 4 minutes


CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES

 

THE 2018 JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – 6yrs – 12yrs

THE 2018 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – 13yrs – 17yrs

THE 2018 ADULT CHAMPIONSHIP – 18yrs and over

 

 

 

Qualifying for the championships under relevant age group

 

Criteria: 

SINGERS – the performer must enter at least class in each group, as shown below, and must be a winner1 in one.

It is designed to show the performer’s ability and diversity.

 

Group 1: Class 101 – 110

Group 2: Class 111 – 118 [not 113]

 

MUSICIANS – the performer must be a winner1 in any one class they enter.

 

Test:        To repeat their winning performance.  The competitor judged to give the best performance will be awarded the Championship regardless of their original mark.

 

1The winner must attain at least 87 marks to qualify.

The Championship classes are free to qualifiers

 

 

 

 

The 2020 Music Syllabus

 

 

 

 

Closing date for entries: 24th January 2020

Entry Fees must be paid into the bank 

2019 Trophies must be returned no later than 14th February 2020 to:

Mrs. L Daynes, 217 Parkside, Darlington. DL1 5TD

 

 

 

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