When: May 25, 4:00 -9:00 Senior/Advanced & May 26, 9:00 -12:00 Junior/Intermediate

Where: MacAloney Room, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax

Who: Piano, Strings and Voice

Registration fees: $25 - $50 per class (please read below)

Categories: Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Advanced

Registration deadline: April 30, 2018 – email forms to: meganhenley@bellaliant.net

or mail to: Megan Wynn, 49 Charles Rd, Timberlea, NS B3T 1G1 

Registration forms - download

The highest mark for piano and voice from the Advanced Class will have the opportunity to compete at the CFMTA National Competition in Winnipeg in July 2019. Teachers will need to be an NSRMTA member in order for their students to compete at a national level.

There will be no extension of the registration deadline.

  • Competitors are divided into categories based on the RCM grading system.
  • ALL fees go towards the prize money and running of the competition.
  • Separate divisions, based on instrument, may be offered if there are a large number of competitors in a particular category.
  • There is a $5 admission fee at the door, to hear all performances for the day.
  • There is a limit of 2-3 pieces ONLY up to the time limits given below.

Classes and Fees:

Preliminary- up to and at Grade 4 - up to 5 mins
Entry Fee $25

Junior- up to and at Grade 6 -5-10 mins
Entry Fee $30

Intermediate- up to and at Grade 8-10-15 mins
Entry Fee $35

Senior- up to and at Grade 10- 15-20 minutes of music
Entry Fee $40

Advanced- at ARCT level or Undergraduate level- 20-30 minutes of music
Entry Fee $50

Awards: Winners receive:

  • Advanced $600
  • Senior $325
  • Intermediate $200
  • Junior 2 x $100
  • Preliminary 2 x $75

Competition Programme

  • All students can perform up to the allotted time limit. Students are to perform a varied and stylistically contrasting mini recital (set of 2-3 pieces) within the time limit. Students who perform one piece or more at a level more than one grade higher may be asked to play in a higher category. It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure that their student is entered in the correct category for their level. If there is doubt, then it is the teacher’s responsibility to contact the Scholarship Convenor/Committee to ensure the guidelines are met for each category.
  • Students, who perform over the time limit, will be asked to stop. These pieces may be from a currently recognized syllabus, but this is not a requirement.
  • Please ensure that if you require piano accompaniment that you arrange this yourself and provide the name and details on your registration form. It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure the music is of an appropriate level and length for the category.
  • Please no concerti for piano and no unnecessary repeats. The choice of appropriate repertoire will be taken into consideration in choosing the winner for each category. Performance opportunities for the winners of each category will be offered at the AGM.

Judges: A panel of three professional adjudicators for each discipline will be present.