NSRMTA Scholarship Competition Announcement

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The competition is open to ALL instruments and voice students of NSRMTA members or music teachers within the province of Nova Scotia.

Date: Friday 12th May, 2017

Application Deadline: Friday 14nd April, 2017. There will be no extension of the deadline.

Registration: Coming soon!! Please keep checking www.nsrmta.ca for more information.

Location: Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts (MCPA) 6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, NS B3L 1K7- 902-423-6995

Time: expected 2- 9pm with two competition/ performance rooms running simultaneously- the Lillian Piercy Hall and the Judith Grant Room-Studio 4.

Categories, Time Limits and Fees: 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.

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

Competition Programme:

All students can perform up to the allotted time limit. Students are to perform a varied and stylistically contrasting set of 2-3 pieces within the time limit.

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. The grade levels are for a guideline only. 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 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 80th Anniversary celebrations of NSRMTA on June 10th, 2017.

Judges: A panel of NSRMTA teachers- with two to three judges per category. Competitors will receive comments from all judges of their category.

Collegial Dinner: A catered dinner will be offered at the event for teachers and adjudicators. Serving time will be approximately 5:30pm and will depend on the scheduled performances. A cost of $25 applies to those teachers who wish to enjoy the meal. Please note that your meal must be ordered in advance by emailing jenniferking@eastlink.ca along with any dietary needs that apply. The deadline to purchase a meal is Monday, May 8th 2017.