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. Three songs are performed one after the other. Please perform earliest piece first and the most recent last. Performer stays on stage. A separate score will be given for each piece.
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.
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.
20th Century Gospel selections.
Any Christian music written post-1970.
20th/ 21st century pop selections. Junior to Senior classes. Could include musical theatre pieces without costuming or staging.
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.
Selections from 20th Century Jazz. Jr. B, Intermediate and Senior classes only.
Selections from 20th Century Blues. Jr. B, Intermediate and Senior classes only.
One selection of your own choice. Costume and staging must be included. You will be adjudicated as presenting a complete performance from a Musical.
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. A separate mark will be given for each selection.
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.
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. A separate mark will be given for each selection.
Extra curricular Lunch Time Choirs with students from more than one class. Two selections. A separate mark will be given for each selection.
School Classroom Chorus
Students from one class practicing during class time, 2 selections. May combine classes. A separate mark will be given for each selection.
Scouting Guiding Canada Choir
Any choir made up of Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs or Scouts. Two selections. A sepaate mark will be given for each selection.
Made up of members of the community who practice outside of school. A separate mark will be given for each selection.
Made up of members of a Church Choir. A separate mark will be given for each selection.
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.
ORIGINAL VOCAL COMPOSITION
One class for all ages, and one composition per entry form. Each entry is assumed to be the original work of the individual whose name appears in the entry form and manuscript. COmposer may submit notation, chords, or just lyrics. This will be presented to the Adjudicator at the time of performance. Piece may be a-cappalla, or accompanied. All rights to the composition will be retained by the composer. All composers will receive a certificate of participation. However, due to the subjective nature of this class and diversity of syles and forms, there will be no mark attached. Students will receive an adjudication only.
Vocal Art Songs