Syllabus 2017

Abingdon Music Festival caters for all ages, abilities and instruments. Click below for details of this year’s classes.

Piano Classes

Solos, own choice of music

For duets, see under ENSEMBLES

It is expected that the majority of performers will enter the class appropriate to their age, but performers of above-average ability may prefer to enter a more advanced class.

Class *Time limit Fee
P0 Beginners (learning for under 18 months) 2 minutes £5.00
P1 8 years & under 2 minutes £5.00
P2 10 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
P3 12 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
P4 14 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
P5 16 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
P6 18 years & under 6 minutes £7.50
P7 Adult (non-professional) 10 minutes £8.50
P8 Open (no age restriction) 10 minutes £8.50
PR1 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 4 – 6* 10 minutes £8.50
PR2 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 7 – 8* 12 minutes £10.00
PR3 Recital, Open (post-Grade 8*) 15 minutes £12.00

*The grades refer to the choice of repertoire, not to the performer’s current level of attainment

Make sure your piece is not too long!

 

Bowed String Classes

Solos, own choice of music

For duets, see under ENSEMBLES

It is expected that the majority of performers will enter the class appropriate to their age, but performers of above-average ability may prefer to enter a more advanced class.

Class *Time limit Fee
SB1 Beginners (learning for under 18 months) 2 minutes £5.00
SB2 10 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
SB3 12 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
SB4 14 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
SB5 16 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
SB6 18 years & under 6 minutes £7.50
SB7 Adult (non-professional) 10 minutes £8.50
SB8 Open (no age restriction) 10 minutes £8.50
SBR1 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 4 – 6* 10 minutes £8.50
SBR2 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 7 – 8* 12 minutes £10.00
SBR3 Recital, Open (post-Grade 8*) 15 minutes £12.00

*The grades refer to the choice of repertoire, not to the performer’s current level of attainment

Music for accompanists by 10th April 2017.

Plucked String Classes (Guitar and Harp)

Please note that all these classes will be scheduled on Sunday morning.

Solos, own choice of music

For duos, trios, etc., see under ENSEMBLES

It is expected that the majority of performers will enter the class appropriate to their age, but performers of above-average ability may prefer to enter a more advanced class.

Class *Time limit Fee
SP1 Beginners (learning for under 18 months) 2 minutes £5.00
SP2 10 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
SP3 12 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
SP4 14 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
SP5 16 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
SP6 18 years & under 6 minutes £7.50
SP7 Adult (non-professional) 10 minutes £8.50
SP8 Open (no age restriction) 10 minutes £8.50
SPR1 Recital, 19 and under, Grades 4 – 6* 10 minutes £8.50
SPR2 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 7 – 8* 12 minutes £10.00
SPR3 Recital, Open (post-Grade 8) 15 minutes £12.00

*The grades refer to the choice of repertoire, not to the performer’s current level of attainment

Woodwind and Brasses Classes (including Recorder and Saxophone)

Solos, own choice of music

For duos, trios, etc., see under ENSEMBLES

It is expected that the majority of performers will enter the class appropriate to their age, but performers of above-average ability may prefer to enter a more advanced class.

For duos, trios, etc., see under ENSEMBLES.

Class *Time limit Fee
W1 Beginners (learning for under 18 months) 2 minutes £5.00
W2 10 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
W3 12 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
W4 14 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
W5 16 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
W6 18 years & under 6 minutes £7.50
W7 Adult (non-professional) 10 minutes £8.50
W8 Open (no age restriction) 10 minutes £8.50
Rec1W Recital, 19 and under Grades 4 – *6 10 minutes £8.50
Rec2W Recital, 19 and under, Grades 7 – 8* 12 minutes £10.00
Rec3W Recital, Open (post-Grade 8*) 15 minutes £12.00

*The grades refer to the choice of repertoire, not to the performer’s current level of attainment

Make sure your piece is not too long!

Vocal Classes

Solos, own choice of music

For duos, trios, etc., see under ENSEMBLES

It is expected that the majority of performers will enter the class appropriate to their age, but performers of above-average ability may prefer to enter a more advanced class.

Class *Time limit Fee
V1 Beginners (learning for under 18 months) 2 minutes £5.00
V2 10 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
V3 12 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
V4 14 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
V5 16 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
V6 18 years & under 6 minutes £7.50
V7 Adult (non-professional) 10 minutes £8.50
V8 Open (no age restriction) 10 minutes £8.50
VR1 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 4 – 6* 10 minutes £8.50
VR2 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 7 – 8* 12 minutes £10.00
VR3 Recital, Open (post-Grade 8*)
The Janet McMullin Memorial Class
15 minutes £12.00

*The grades refer to the choice of repertoire, not to the performer’s current level of attainment

Music for accompanists by 10th April 2017.

Ensembles

Own choice of music

It is expected that the majority of performers will enter the class appropriate to their age, but performers of above-average ability may prefer to enter a more advanced class.

Class *Time limit Fee
EPD1 Piano duo, 10 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
EPD2 Piano duo, 12 years & under 3 minutes £6.50
EPD3 Piano duo, 14 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
EPD4 Piano duo, 18 years & under 6 minutes £7.50
EPD5 Piano duo, adult (non-professional) 10 minutes £9.00
ES1 String ensemble, 2-6 players, any combination,
18 years & under
5 minutes £7.50
ES2 String ensemble, 2-6 players, any combination,
any age, must be non-professional
8 minutes £8.00
EW1 Woodwind and/or brass ensemble, 2-6 players,
any combination,18 years & under
5 minutes £7.50
EW2 Woodwind and/or brass ensemble, 2-6 players,
any combination, any age, must be non-professional
8 minutes £8.00
EC1 Chamber ensemble (may include piano), 2-6 players,
any combination, 18 years & under
5 minutes £7.50
EC2 Chamber ensemble (may include piano), 2-6 players,
any combination, any age, must be non-professional
8 minutes £8.00
EL Large instrumental ensemble (7 or more performers, any age, any combination, non-professional) 8 minutes £10.00
EV1 Vocal ensemble, 2-6 singers, any combination,
18 years & under
5 minutes £7.50
EV2 Vocal ensemble, 2-6 singers, any combination,
any age, must be non-professional
8 minutes £8.00
EChC Church Choir - any number & age 8 minutes £8.00
EChS Choir up to 20 - any age non-professional 8 minutes £8.00
EChL Choir over 20 - any age non-professional 8 minutes £10.00
ER1 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 4 – *6, any vocal or instrumental ensemble, 2-6 performers 10 minutes £8.50
ER2 Recital, 19 & under, Grades 7 – 8*, any vocal or instrumental ensemble, 2-6 performers 12 minutes £10.00
ER3 Recital, Open (post-Grade 8*), any vocal or instrumental
ensemble, 2-6 performers
15 minutes £12.00

*The grades refer to the choice of repertoire, not to the performers’ current level of attainment

Music for accompanists by 10th April 2017.

Organ Classes

Class   *Timelimit Fee
O1 Beginners (learning for under 18 months) 3 minutes £5.00
O2 Up to Grade 6 4 minutes £6.50
O3 Grades 7 and above, age18 and under 6 minutes £7.00

Composition Classes

Class *Timelimit Fee
C1 *Original composition, 16 years & under 4 minutes £7.00
C2 *Original composition, 18 years & under 5 minutes £7.50
C3 *Original composition, adult (non-professional) 8 minutes £8.00

*Please state whether the performance will be live or taped, and please provide a copy of the score if possible

Miscellaneous Classes

Class *Time limit Fee
EF Family ensemble, any age, any combination 5 minutes £7.50
EM Any group not already mentioned, in any idiom or style
(e.g. pop, jazz, handbells, etc. Please ask if in doubt!)
Any age but must be non-professional.
6 minutes £7.50

Make sure your piece is not too long!

General Rules and Instructions

Instructions for Performers Wishing to Use an Official Accompanist

To view the Outline Schedule for 2017 please click here.

Important dates

Last date for entries: 1st March 2017

Copies of accompaniments to be submitted by 10th April 2017

Any changes to entry form by 1st April 2017