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Recital, Chamber Music and Group Music Making – Classes 203 to 220

Class 203 – Vocal Recital

Please note that the number of entries in this class may be restricted. This class is excluded from the Ailie Cullen Concert.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25). Each performer will be allocated a maximum of 15 minutes’ platform time in which to perform a varied programme of an advanced standard. The adjudicator will assess programme content in addition to musical performance.    

Class 204 – Instrumental Recital

Please note that the number of entries in this class may be restricted. This class is excluded from the Ailie Cullen Concert.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25). Each performer will be allocated a maximum of 15 minutes’ platform time in which to perform a varied programme of an advanced standard. The adjudicator will assess programme content in addition to musical performance.    

Class 205 – Lecture Recital

Open to vocalists and/or instrumentalists. This class is excluded from the Ailie Cullen Concert.

Test Pieces: Performers will deliver a short lecture recital – not to exceed 10 minutes. The adjudicator will assess subject matter, oral presentation and musical performance.    

Class 206 – String and Piano Duets

For duets not performing in classes 217 and 218. Both players to be adjudicated.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25).    

Class 207 – Instrumental Duets

For any instrumental duo with or without piano accompaniment, but not string duets, piano duets, string and piano duets or duets performing in classes 153, 158, 217 and 218.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25).    

Class 208 – Vocal Solos with Instrumental Ensembles

For solo voice and instrumental ensembles, eg soprano, clarinet and piano etc.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25).    

Class 209 – Chamber Music – Open

For unconducted ensembles (excluding woodwind, brass, percussion and recorder groups) of three to eight players, one player per part, which may include a pianist, and not performing in classes 202, 208, and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any composition, not an arrangement, for the instruments in the performing ensemble – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 210 – Chamber Music A

For unconducted ensembles (excluding woodwind, brass, percussion and recorder groups) of three to eight players, one player per part, which may include a pianist, and not performing in classes 202, 208, 209, 211, 212, and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25). Performers may arrange the piece to suit their resources – not to exceed 8 minutes.    

Class 211 – Chamber Music B

For unconducted ensembles (excluding woodwind, brass, percussion and recorder groups) of three to eight players, one player per part, which may include a pianist, and not performing in classes 202, 208- 210, 212, and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25). Performers may arrange the piece to suit their resources – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 212 – Chamber Music C

For unconducted ensembles (excluding woodwind, brass, percussion and recorder groups) of three to eight players of primary school age, one player per part, which may include a pianist, and not performing in classes 202, 208-211, and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25). Performers may arrange the piece to suit their resources – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 213 – Jazz Ensembles

For unconducted ensembles of three to eight players, one player per part and not performing in classes 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of improvisation – not to exceed 8 minutes.    

Class 214 – Primary School Music Making

For children from a primary school (see regulation 9) not performing in class 217. Apart from the conductor, no adults may participate.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music for instruments, with or without voices – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 215 – Primary School Instrumental Groups

For children from a primary school (see regulation 9) not performing in class 217, playing any combination of orchestral and/or classroom instruments. Apart from the conductor, no adults may participate.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25). Performers may arrange the piece to suit their resources – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 216 – Pre-school Music Making (non-competitive)

For children of pre-school age. The ensemble may be of any size and type and may comprise singers and/or instrumentalists. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 217 – Primary School Music Making (non-competitive)

For children of primary school age. The ensemble must comprise instrumentalists with or without singers. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 218 – Secondary School Music Making (non-competitive)

For young people of secondary school age. The ensemble must comprise instrumentalists with or without singers. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.    

Class 219 – Music Making

For five to sixteen singers and/or instrumentalists using any combination of instruments and not performing in classes 206-218 and 220.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.    

Class 220 – Folk Group

For folk groups comprising any number of singers and/or instrumentalists not performing in classes 217, 218 and 219.

Test Piece: Own choice of folk music (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.    

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