Vocal Class Descriptions

Please refer to the Honours Awards section for award descriptions.
Please refer to Rules specific to Vocal Discipline on Page 5 before submitting entries.
Please refer to Rules specific to Choral Discipline on Page 5 before submitting entries.


Concert Recital Class

Three Art Songs of suitable difficulty, contrasting in tempo, key and period, and sung in the original language. Excludes Musical Theatre. Gospel allowed if piece is in graded Repertoire book.


Vocal Art Songs

Classical selection to be sung in the original language. Attention to pronunciation recommended. Classically composed songs for Piano and Voice.


Soloist and Accompanist

One Art Song of your own choice in any language. Both performers must be of age for class entered. Both performers will be adjudicated.


Opera

An aria from any standard Opera, to be sung in the original language.


Oratorio: An aria from any standard Oratorio, Mass, Passion, or Divine Hymns- sung in original language or English.


Soloist and Obbligato Instrument

One selection of your own choice. Both performers may be adjudicated. Enter under the age of the oldest performer. A piano accompanist is allowed.
Quick Study: Quick Study selections are chosen by the adjudicator. Music may be picked up from the Vocal Director 48 hours before the performance.


Authentic Folk song

These are songs which have no known composer or librettist.


Contemporary Folk Song

These are songs of the 20th Century written in Folk song style, which have known composers and librettists. Examples - songs by Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Anne Murray, etc. May be own compositions - no Pop or Rock and Roll.


Sacred Song: Not Oratorio or traditional.


Contemporary Gospel

20th Century Gospel selections.


Contemporary Christian

Any Christian music written post-1970.


Contemporary Pop

20th/ 21st century pop selections. Junior to Senior classes. Could include musical theatre pieces without costuming or staging.


Minstrel

This class is intended to provide for those who wish to accompany themselves singing. It is therefore expected that contemporary music will be performed rather than Classical selections that require a correct posture to sustain properly executed vocal technique.


Jazz

Selections from 20th Century Jazz. Jr. B, Intermediate and Senior classes only.

Blues

Selections from 20th Century Blues. Jr. B, Intermediate and Senior classes only.


Musical Theatre

One selection of your own choice. Costume and staging must be included. You will be adjudicated as presenting a complete performance from a Musical.


Musical Production

Only Jr. B level and higher. Performer is to present a program of 2 contrasting musical theatre selections taken from different musicals or the same musical. Adjudication will be based on the total entertainment quality of the performance (vocal and character portrayal). Selections must not have been used in any other musical theatre class by same participant. Time limit ten (10) minutes, not including two (2) minutes to change between selections to change costumes between selections. Maximum one (1) prop allowed. Piano accompaniment only. Only solo performances allowed.


Contemporary Gospel Ensembles

20th Century Gospel Song performed in two or more parts. Entered in the class with the oldest performer.


Musical Production Ensembles

One selection of your own choice in more than one vocal part to be sung as appeared in the Musical. Costume and staging are NOT optional. Two or more performers, entered under the age of the oldest competitor.


Vocal Ensembles

One selection of your own choice of suitable difficulty in more than one vocal part for two or more performers. Enter under the age of the oldest competitor.


Family Music Class

Entrants in this class must be related. One or two selections of your own choice.


School Choirs

Extra curricular Lunch Time Choirs with students from more than one class. Two selections.


School Classroom Chorus

Students from one class practicing during class time, 2 selections. May combine classes.


Scouting Guiding Canada Choir

Any choir made up of Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. Two selections.


Community Choir

Made up of members of the community who practice outside of school.


Church Choir

Made up of members of a Church Choir.


Choir and Obbligato Instrument

Choirs with an integral instrumental part in their music.
Adult Non-competitive Age 18+ Non-competitive vocal classes for adults singing in any genre, for adjudication and "workshopping," but with no awarded score. Open to both solo and group vocal performances.

Adult Non-competitive Age 18+

Non-competitive vocal classes for adults singing in any genre, for adjudication and "workshopping" but with no awarded score. Open to both solo and group vocal performances.

 

Vocal Classes

Vocal Art Songs

Art Song - composed or arranged before 1830
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
221
222
223
224
225
226
Art Song - composed or arranged 1830-1900
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
321
322
323
324
325
326
Art Song - composed or arranged after 1900
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
421
422
423
424
425
426
Oratorio
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1021
1022
1023
Authentic Folk Song
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1421
1422
1423
1424
1425
1426
Sacred Song
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1621
1622
1623
1624
1625
1626
Contemporary Gospel
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1721
1722
1723
1724
1725
1726
Contemporary Christian
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1821
1822
1823
1824
1825
1826
Contemporary Pop
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
Musical Theatre
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
2121
2122
2123
2124
2125
2126
Musical Production
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
2522
2523
2524
2525
2526
Art Song- other languages
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
726
727
728
729
730
826
Soloist and Accompanist Singer and Accompanist to be Adjudicated
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
821
822
823
824
825
926
Opera
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
921
922
923
Soloist and Obbligato Instrument Both Performers may be Adjudicated
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1221
1222
1223
1224
1225
1226
Quick Study
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1321
1322
1323
1324
1325
1326
Contemporary Folk Song
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
1521
1522
1523
1524
1525
1526
Minstrel
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
2023
2024
2025
2026

Jazz
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
623
624
625
626
Blues
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
723
724
725
726

Ensembles

Contemporary Gospel Ensemble
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
2221
2222
2223
2224
2225
2226
Vocal Ensemble
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
2421
2422
2423
2424
2425
2426
Family Music Class - All Levels
All Levels
2921
Musical Production Ensemble
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
2321
2322
2323
2324
2325
2326

Choral Section

School Classroom Chorus
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7
2521
2522
2523
2524
2525
2526
2527
Community Choirs
Scouting / Guiding Canada Choir
Community Youth Choir 17 Yrs and Under
Community Adult Mixed Choir
Community Adult Men's Choir
Community Adult Women's Choir
Church Choir
2621
2622
2623
2624
2625
2626
Choir and Obbligato Instrument - All Levels
All Levels
2721
School Choirs
Elementary Primary Choir Gr 1-3
Elementary Intermediate Choir Gr 4-7
Secondary School Choir Gr 8-12
121
122
123

Classical Voice

Concert Recital Class
Primary - Age 8 yrs and under
Junion A - Age 9-11 Yrs
Junior B - Age 12-14 Yrs
Intermediate - Age 15-17 Yrs
Senior - Age 18 Yrs and over
Adult Non-Comptitive
121
122
123
124
125
126