SESSION: A6 COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION SESSION

EXAMINATION BODIES:  ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC

                                                  ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC

                                                  ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

                                                  TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC

                                                  UNISA

This session is open for Primary and High Schools as well as Tertiary Students

This unique category was first tested in 2016 and with astonishing results.  Examination candidates from Sunridge, Charlo etc. did extremely well in this session and we again congratulate the overall winner of this session:  MICAELA PORTER 13 YEARS OLD. CHARLO PRIMARY SCHOOL.  ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC GRADE 5 FLUTE EXAMINATION.  WELL DONE!!!

This session comes particularly handy for both teachers and music students preparing for the annual external and internal music examinations.  It is an extremely good platform to perform the pieces in the presence of an expert and sometimes specialist adjudicator.   The comments from the adjudicator is extremely important in order to fix mistakes not noticed before.   We trust that this session will be even bigger and better in 2017.

GENERAL

  • This session is for all candidates performing the Graded examinations of ABRSM, UNISA, TRINITY etc, BUT NOT RESTRICTED TO THESE EXAMINATION BODIES.
  • Candidates to perform a balanced program of three (3) pieces on the same instrument. TAKE NOTE:  UNISA candidates are allowed to perform four (4) pieces as a programme.
  • Candidates to perform their program in one sitting.
  • The session is open for music grades 1 – 8 AS WELL AS FOR TERTIARY STUDENTS.
  • The session is open for any solo instrument except pipe organ.
  • Candidates are free to perform more than one program, but can only do so if the instrument is other than the 1st

For example:

Joan of Arc – Piano Grade 3                                              -               One sitting

Joan of Arc – Flute Grade 6                                               -               One sitting

Joan of Arc – Violin Grade 8                                              -               One sitting

In such a case the candidate can perform each program separately according to the time table for this session.

REMINDER:  EACH SITTING MUST CONSIST OF A BALANCED PROGRAM OF THREE (3) PIECES.  All three pieces presented cannot be presented coming from the Baroque period etc.  It should represent a balanced spread of the style periods.

  • Candidates are required to complete only ONE entry form for ONE SITTING, but should complete another entry form should they wish to enter for more than one instrument.
  • Please see the RATES on page 8 & 9 for the entry fee per sitting.
  • Candidates will receive a diploma for the complete sitting and feedback for every piece that they perform.
  • By the time the entry forms are submitted, candidates are requested to insert the names of the composers as well as the names of the pieces on the entry form. This information will appear on the diploma.
  • Time allocation per sitting will be calculated according to the music grade and will be stipulated on the final program including the time given to adjudicators to write their comments.
  • Entrants ARE NOT REQUIRED TO INCLUDE A COPY OF THEIR MUSIC WITH THE ENTRY FORM, BUT ARE REMINDED TO

SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR MUSIC TO THE ADJUDICATOR SECRETARY ON THE DAY OF PERFORMANCE.  This copy may  not be returned.

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