Syllabus

Choral Classes

 Choir directors are to provide one ORIGINAL copy of music for the adjudicator that their groups will perform. One minute will be allowed for choir warm-up, if required to accustom singers to the acoustics of the hall and for a sound check if taped accompaniment is used. Accompaniment is to be by piano only unless otherwise specified.

** The Board of the Music Festival reserves the right to cancel any classes if the number of entries in these classes are insufficient. Applicant fees will be returned in full.

Classroom & School Choirs - Non-Competitive

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH COMPETITOR TO READ AND ADHERE TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

NOTE: In the Non-Competitive Classroom & School choir classes only adjudication will be provided for each choir on individual merits. There is no eligibility for any of the awards or scholarships of the Festival. The role of Conductor is restricted to Classroom/School Music Teachers. Accompanists may be consultants.

CD ACCOMPANIMENT IS PERMITTED. There is to be no voices on CD.  Conductors are solely responsible for the CD and must bring own CD player. It MUST BE cued to start immediately.

CLASSROOM CHOIR MUST INCLUDE ALL REGULAR CLASS MEMBERS AND BE CONDUCTED BY CLASSROOM TEACHER ONLY. Classroom teachers are to have ORIGINAL music for the adjudicator. Please be sure to pick up your own music at the end of each session.

When selecting music please consider availability of music. In the non-competitive SCHOOL CHOIR classes the time limit of 15 minutes will be strictly adhered to.

Music may be obtained from the following Publishers:

Leslie Music Supply Inc.
Box 471
Oakville, Ontario L6J 5A8

St. John's Music Ltd.,
109 Vanderhoof Ave.
Toronto, Ontario

 

School Choirs - Competitive

NOTE: Each choir will be adjudicated and given marks. Unless specified, the conductor will be limited to the class teacher. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH COMPETITOR TO READ AND ADHERE TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS. When selecting music for own choice pieces please consider availability of music.  CD accompaniment is permitted.

PLEASE NOTE:  ONE ORIGINAL COPY OF ALL MUSIC BEING PERFORMED MUST BE PROVIDED FOR THE ADJUDICATOR.   

There is to be no voices CD.  It must be cued to start immediately and conductors are solely responsible for it.

 

Glee Club - Non Competitive

  • All performers, including instrumentalists, must be students of the participating school.  The only exception will be an instructor playing an accompanying instrument. 
  • Choirs are free to present any type of performance they wish with costumes and props.
  •  2 pieces of music. Music need not be provided for the judges.   Performance can include dialogue.
  • Costumes wear must be modest.  NO Tank tops, spaghetti straps, or muscle shirts
    NO Short shorts, or gym shorts (slightly above the knee is acceptable i.e. Golf shorts)
    NO showing of bellies or low cut tops or low-riding pants
  • Directors may be on stage with their choirs and may direct if they wish.
  • Pre recorded music and/or live accompaniment is permitted.  No CD players will be provided.  You must bring your own.  No use of microphones.
  • All equipment and performers must move on/off from stage in the time allotted.  No group will be allowed to move their equipment onto the auditorium stage until the previous performing group has completely cleared the back stage area.
  • In order to avoid congestion following your performance, all equipment, including that which is carried by individual performers (e.g. hats, canes, or other props), must exit  as directed by our stage crew and to your designated equipment holding area.  
  • Fog or dry ice and pyrotechnics are forbidden.

Glee Club - Competitive

  • All performers, including instrumentalists, must be students of the participating school.  The only exception will be an instructor playing an accompanying instrument. 
  • Choirs are free to present any type of performance they wish with costumes and props.
  •  2 pieces of music. Music need not be provided for the judges.   Performance can include dialogue.
  • Costumes wear must be modest.  NO Tank tops, spaghetti straps, or muscle shirts
    NO Short shorts, or gym shorts (slightly above the knee is acceptable i.e. golf shorts)
    NO showing of bellies or low cut tops or low-riding pants
  • Directors may be on stage with their choirs and may direct if they wish.
  • Pre recorded music and/or live accompaniment is permitted.  No CD players will be provided.  You must bring your own.  No use of microphones.
  • All equipment and performers must move on/off from stage in the time allotted.  No group will be allowed to move their equipment onto the auditorium stage until the previous performing group has completely cleared the back stage area.
  • In order to avoid congestion following your performance, all equipment, including that which is carried by individual performers (e.g. hats, canes, or other props), must exit  as directed by our stage crew and to your designated equipment holding area.  
  • Fog or dry ice and pyrotechnics are forbidden.