Guide to Standards for Pianoforte Section Classes

Primary Music up to Grade 2 standard
Elementary Music of Grade 3 or 4 standard
Intermediate Music of Grade 5 or 6 standard
Advanced Music of Grade 7 or 8 standard
Open Music above grade 8 standard and professionals

NB Any Competitor entered under the wrong standard above risks disqualification.


Examination Classes

Any piece or pieces set by an Examining Board for 2017/2018 as long as the time allowed is not exceeded.

1.  Primary Time Limit – 2 mins
2.  Elementary Time Limit – 3 mins
3.  Intermediate Time Limit – 4 mins
4.  Advanced Time Limit – 5 mins


Jazz Classes

Any piece in the Jazz Idiom

5. Primary Time Limit – 2 mins
6. Elementary Time Limit – 3 mins
7. Intermediate Time Limit – 4 mins

Bach Classes

Any piece by Bach

8. Junior - Primary or Elementary Time Limit – 3 mins
9. Senior - Intermediate or Advanced Time Limit – 4 mins
10. Open Time Limit – 7 mins

French Classes

Any piece by a French Composer

11.  Intermediate Time Limit – 3 mins
12.  Advanced Time Limit – 5 mins
13.  Open Time Limit – 5 mins


Sonatina and Sonata Classes

Classical, Romantic or Modern

14. Elementary – any one movement of Sonatina Time Limit - 3 mins
15. Intermediate – any one movement of Sonatina/Sonata Time Limit - 4 mins
16. Advanced – Any one movement of a Sonata Time Limit – 7 mins
17. Open – Any one movement of a Sonata Time Limit – 10 mins

Romantic Classes

Any piece by a Romantic Composer excluding Chopin

18. Intermediate Time Limit – 4 mins
19. Advanced Time Limit – 5 mins
20. Open Time Limit – 7 mins

Chopin Class

21. Advanced/Open Time Limit – 7 mins


Recital Classes

Any 2 or 3 contrasting pieces

22. Intermediate Time Limit – 7 mins
23. Advanced Time Limit – 12 mins
24. Open Time Limit – 18 mins

Competitors' Own Choice

25. Intermediate Time Limit – 4 mins
26. Advanced Time Limit – 5 mins
27. Open Time Limit – 7 mins


AGE GROUP CLASSES

Own choice one or more pieces as long as the time allowed is not exceeded - Age at 19 March 2018

28. 7 Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
29. 8 Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
30. 9  Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
31. 10 Years and Under Time Limit – 3 mins
32. 11 Years and Under Time Limit – 3 mins
33. 13 Years and Under Time Limit – 4 mins
34. 15 Years and Under Time Limit – 4 mins

BEGINNERS CLASS

Own Choice (Entrants who have been learning for 2 years or less)

35.  17 years and under Time Limit – 3 mins

ENSEMBLE CLASSES

TWO-PIANO DUETS* We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer two-piano duets in all the ensemble classes.
Please state clearly on the entry form: Duet, Trio or Two-Piano*

Own Choice

One or more pieces may be played in Ensemble Classes as long as the total time including breaks is not exceeded

36.    Primary or Elementary Time Limit –3 mins
37.    Intermediate or Advanced Time Limit – 4 mins
38.    Open Time Limit –7 mins
39.    Teacher and Pupil (Grade 5 or under) Time Limit – 3 mins
40.    Teacher and Pupil (Grade 6 or above) Time Limit – 5 mins
41.    Family (not open to professionals) Time Limit – 3 mins
42.    Open Family Time Limit – 5 mins