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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 2019/2020 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 or Advanced Time Limit – 4 mins

Bach Classes

Any piece by Bach

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

French Classes

Any piece by a French Composer

11.  Intermediate Time Limit – 4 mins
12.  Advanced Time Limit – 5 mins
13.  Open Time Limit – 6 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 – 8 mins
17. Open – Any one movement of a Sonata Time Limit – 12 mins

Romantic Classes

Any piece by a Romantic Composer excluding Chopin

18. Intermediate Time Limit – 5 mins
19. Advanced Time Limit – 6 mins
20. Open Time Limit – 8 mins

Chopin Classes

21. Intermediate/Advanced Time Limit – 7 mins
22. Open Time Limit – 10 mins


Recital Classes

Any 2 or 3 contrasting pieces

23. Intermediate Time Limit – 7 mins
24. Advanced Time Limit – 15 mins
25. Open Time Limit – 20 mins

Competitors Own Choice

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

Own Composition - new for 2020

29. Any piece compose for GCSE 2019-2020 Time Limit – 7 mins


AGE GROUP CLASSES

Own choice one or more pieces as long as the time allowed is not exceeded - Age at 23 March 2020

30. 7 Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
31. 8 Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
32. 9  Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
33. 10 Years and Under Time Limit – 3 mins
34. 11 Years and Under Time Limit – 3 mins
35. 13 Years and Under Time Limit – 4 mins
36. 15 Years and Under Time Limit – 4 mins

BEGINNERS CLASS

Own Choice

37.  Entrants who have been learning for 2 years or less Time Limit – 5 mins

ENSEMBLE CLASSES

Own Choice

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

38.    Primary or Elementary Time Limit – 3 mins – £8.00
39.    Intermediate or Advanced Time Limit – 4 mins – £9.00
40.    Open Time Limit – 7 mins – £10.00
41.    Teacher and Pupil (Grade 4 or under) Time Limit – 3 mins – £8.00
42.    Teacher and Pupil (Grade 5 or above) Time Limit – 5 mins – £9.00
43.    Family (not open to professionals) Time Limit – 3 mins – £8.00
44.    Open Family Time Limit – 5 mins – £10.00