Violin Syllabus 2022

The rules and guidelines below are specific to the Violin Category. Please ensure you have thoroughly read all the Pacific Youth Music Festival Rules and Regulations.

COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

VIOLIN SOLO CLASSES:

Level Categories** Time Limit Registration Fee
Novice – Level 1 to 3 5 minutes $65
Junior – Levels 4 to 6 12 minutes $80
Intermediate – Levels 7 to 8 18 minutes $95
Senior  – Levels 9 & above 25 minutes $110

   **BASED ON THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 2013 & 2021 SYLLABI

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Novice/Junior/Intermediate

Each participant must perform TWO pieces of contrasting musical styles, one of which must be from the Baroque or the Classical Era.

Senior

Each participant must perform TWO pieces of contrasting musical styles. One of which must be an Unaccompanied Baroque Sonata or Partita (one or more movements within the class time limit).

GENERAL CLASS REQUIREMENTS

  1. Selections belonging to two different levels under The Royal Conservatory of Music’s current Violin Syllabus but to the same Level Category may be registered under the Level Category (Example: Selections from Levels 5 and 6 may be registered under the Junior Category).
  2. All concerti must be registered in the Concerto Class. Concertini may be registered under Solo Classes.
  3. One selection must be at the grade level entered; one selection may be one grade level higher, if desired.
  4. Orchestral parts must be performed with piano accompaniment where required. Students must provide their own collaborative pianist. Recorded accompaniment is not permitted. The participant may contact the Festival for a list of available collaborative pianists.
  5. Memory is mandatory except for Sonatas.
  6. Only participants with an average mark of 90% and above will be considered for the Gala Competition; however, achieving an average of 90% and above does not guarantee placement at the Gala Competition.
  7. Names and marks of participants selected to advance to the Gala Competition (the “finalist”) in each category will be posted online by November 24, 2022, 11:59PM PST.

ADJUDICATION PROCEDURE

  1. The Preliminary Round will be adjudicated by one professional adjudicator appointed by Pacific International Youth Music Society.
  2. The Pacific Youth Music Festival will operate on the following Grading System for all competitive solo classes:
Platinum: 90% and above
Gold: 85% – 89%
Silver: 80% – 84%
Bronze: 75% – 79%
  1. All participants will receive written critiques and certificate of participation at the end of the individual session.
  2. First and Second Place of the individual session will be announced at the end of each session. However, receiving First or Second Place of the individual session doesn’t guarantee placement at the Gala Competition.
  3. All marks will be emailed to the participants and their teachers within 24 hours after the last section of the Category.
  4. Written critiques and marks will be emailed to the participants and their teachers within 24 hours after the last section of the category.
  5. Up to two finalists from each Competitive Category will be selected, based on the adjudicator’s recommendation, to compete at the Gala Competition. The adjudicator reserves the right to declare one or no finalist in any Competitive Category advancing to the Gala Competition.
  6. The adjudicator’s decision is final.

CONCERTO CLASS

Concerto Class Time Limit Registration Fee
All Concerti 30 minutes $120

ADJUDICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Concerto Class will be adjudicated by two professional adjudicators appointed by Pacific International Youth Music Society.
  2. The Pacific Youth Music Festival will operate on the following Grading System for all concerto classes:
Platinum: 90% and above
Gold: 85% – 89%
Silver: 80% – 84%
Bronze: 75% – 79%
  1. Orchestral parts must be performed with piano accompaniment where required. Students must provide their own collaborative pianist. Recorded accompaniment is not permitted. The participant may contact the Festival for a list of available collaborative pianists.
  2. Within the time limit, the participant may perform a complete miniature work, one or two contrasting movements from the same concerto.
  3. Collaborative pianists only: Photocopy may be used to facilitate page turns as long as originals are clearly visible on the piano. Failure to display an original copy will disqualify the participant.
  4. Memorization is mandatory for soloists.
  5. No rehearsals or warm up opportunities will be allowed at any venue or prior to a festival class.
  6. ONE Winner will be selected from ALL PIANO & VIOLIN CONCERTO PARTICIPANTS during the Preliminary Round.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  1. Participants may have someone else tune their instrument.
  2. Concertos include Concertinos and Concert pieces that are accompanied by orchestra.
  3. Accurate performance times are necessary for class scheduling and to avoid disqualification for exceeding class time limits.
GALA COMPETITION

PIANO SOLO CLASSES:

  1. Up to TWO finalists from each Solo Classes will be selected from each Class to perform at the Gala Competition based on the adjudicators’ recommendations.
  2. Finalists must perform one piece from the Preliminary Round selected by the adjudicators.
  3. Orchestral parts must be performed with piano accompaniment where required. Students must provide their own collaborative pianist. Recorded accompaniment is not permitted. The participant may contact the Festival for a list of available collaborative pianists.
  4. Performers selected to play at the Gala Competition will be notified via email by the end of the Preliminary Competition Day.
  5. If selected, finalists must be available to perform to be eligible for scholarships.
  6. Awards will be presented in the form of scholarships. Winners will be announced at the end of the Gala Competition.
  7. Judging panel at the Gala Competition consists of 4 adjudicators. No marks and critiques will be given.

      Scholarships:

Categories Winner Runner-up
Novice $100 $50
Junior $150 $75
Intermediate $200 $100
Senior $300 $150

CONCERTO CLASS:

  1. ONE Winner will be selected from ALL PIANO & VIOLIN CONCERTO PARTICIPANTS during the Preliminary Round.
  2. Winner must perform at the Gala Competition to receive the $300 scholarship.
  3. Orchestral parts must be performed with piano accompaniment where required. Students must provide their own collaborative pianist. Recorded accompaniment is not permitted. The participant may contact the Festival for a list of available collaborative pianists.