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 2015/2017 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 J S 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 1 movement of Sonatina Time Limit - 3 mins
15. Intermediate – any 1 movement of Sonatina/Sonata Time Limit - 4 mins
16. Advanced – Any 1 movement of a Sonata Time Limit – 7 mins
17. Open – Any 1 movement of a Sonata Time Limit – 10 mins

Romantic Classes

Any piece by a Romantic Composer excluding Chopin

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

Chopin Classes

21. Advanced/Open Time Limit – 7 mins


Recital Classes

Any 3 contrasting pieces

22. Elementary Time Limit – 5 mins
23. Intermediate Time Limit – 7 mins
24. Advanced Time Limit – 15 mins
25. Open Time Limit – 20 mins

Competitor’s Own Choice

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


AGE GROUP CLASSES

Own choice 1 or more pieces as long as the time allowed is not exceeded - Age at 31st March 2017

29. 7 Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
30. 8 Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
31. 9  Years and Under Time Limit – 2 mins
32. 10 Years and Under Time Limit – 3 mins
33. 11 Years and Under Time Limit – 3 mins
34. 13 Years and Under Time Limit – 4 mins
35. 15 Years and Under Time Limit – 4 mins

BEGINNERS CLASS

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

36.  Entrants who have been learning for 2 years or less (17 years and under) Time Limit – 3 mins
37.  Adult Beginners - non competitive (Grade 5 and below) Time Limit – 3 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 Duet, Elementary Duet or Trio Time Limit –3 mins
39.    Intermediate or Advanced Duet Time Limit – 4 mins
40.    Open Duet Time Limit –7 mins
41.    Teacher and Pupil Duet (Grade 5 or less) Time Limit – 3 mins
42.    Teacher and Pupil Duet (Grade 6 or above) Time Limit – 5 mins
43.    Family Duet or Trio (not open to professionals) Time Limit – 3 mins
44.    Open Family Duet or Trio Time Limit – 5 mins