Inspiring performance since 1911. Over one hundred years of music, speech, drama and dance.

Reading  –  Classes 338 to 362

Class 338 – Prepared Reading (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. 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. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 339 – Prepared Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: A Study in Scarlet (Original Unabridged Edition, pages 23-24)     Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Amazon)
from “‘Why,’ I cried, as I cast my eye . . .” to “. . . driving furiously for the Brixton Road.”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 340 – Prepared Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: Mockingjay (pages 51-52)     Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
from “The lift descends ten, twenty . . .” to “. . . My prep team.”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 341 – Prepared Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: Truth or Dare (pages 18-20)     Sophie McKenzie (Simon & Schuster Children’s UK)
from “‘Leo!’ I yell, shoving the door open.” to “The ten minutes are up.”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 342 – Prepared Reading (11)

Test Piece: The Goldfish Boy (pages 135-137)     Lisa Thompson (Scholastic)
from “Did you see the news people . . .” to “. . . and ran down the stairs.”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 343 – Prepared Reading (10)

Test Piece: Escape the Rooms (pages 18-20)     Stephen Mangan (Scholastic)
from “Do you want to do a bungee jump?” to “. . . upside down, in the dark.”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 344 – Prepared Reading (9)

Test Piece: The Ice Monster (pages 135-138)     David Walliams (Harper Collins)
from “The girl blew on the bottle . . .” to “. . . like a sack of potatoes. THUD”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 345 – Prepared Reading (8)

Test Piece: Mighty Mountain (The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-Year-Olds, pages 66-67)     Irene Hedlund (Puffin Books)
from “The two women walked around the wrestler . . .” to “. . . Mighty Mountain had fainted.”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 346 – Prepared Reading (7)

Test Piece: The Enormous Crocodile (The Roald Dahl Treasury, pages 40-42)     Roald Dahl (Puffin)
from “‘Hey, let me go!’ . . .” to “. . . And he was sizzled up like a sausage!”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 347 – Prepared Reading (6) (non-competitive)

Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.
Test Piece: The Winter Hedgehog (Animal Stories for Six-Year-Olds, pages 112-115)     Ann & Reg Cartwright (Macmillan Children’s Books)
from “The Little Hedgehog went to the river to drink. . .” to “. . . dangerous and very, very cold.”
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 348 – Bible Reading (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.
Test Piece: Own choice of a passage from any translation of the Bible (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes. The selected passage and translation must be stated on the Entry Form.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 349 – Bible Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: Exodus chapter 3, verses 1-12      King James Bible (Collins)
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 350 – Bible Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: Romans chapter 12, verses 1-9      King James Bible (Collins)
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 351 – Bible Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: Romans chapter 5, verses 1-10      King James Bible (Collins)
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 352 – Bible Reading (10 & 11)

Test Piece: Matthew chapter 13, verses 1-9      King James Bible (Collins)
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 353 – Bible Reading (8 & 9)

Test Piece: Exodus chapter 2, verses 5-10      King James Bible (Collins)
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 354 – Sight Reading (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.
Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £20.00

Class 355 – Sight Reading (16 – 18)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 356 – Sight Reading (14 & 15)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 357 – Sight Reading (12 & 13)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 358 – Sight Reading (11)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 359 – Sight Reading (10)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 360 – Sight Reading (9)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 361 – Sight Reading (8)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Class 362 – Sight Reading (7)

Test Piece: A simple passage of prose or verse. Each performer will be allowed one attempt with two minutes’ silent study prior to reading.
Entry fee: £12.00

Download the Glasgow Music Festival Syllabus

Everything you need to know about the festival in one comprehensive, printable document

Download PDF (2Mb)