GENERAL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MOST STRING SOLO CLASSES
Participants may perform selections from a past or current syllabus edition from the Royal Conservatory of Music or Conservatory Canada. In classes for list A, B, C, D, or Canadian classes, the participant must play one selection that corresponds to the level and list letter or class description. Memorization is required, except when the selection is not required to be memorized in an examination. In Etude classes, the participant must closely follow their instrument’s conservatory syllabus and perform the correct quantity of etudes from the correct lists to a maximum of two etudes. If two selections are being played, they should be played back to back with a brief pause between. For participants who have exceeded level 10, Diploma classes are for participants who have not completed their practical diploma conservatory exam but are working towards it and Post-Diploma classes are for participants who have successfully completed their practical diploma conservatory exam. For any senior sonata class that requires three or more movements, the participant must play a fast movement or two contrasting movements maximum. Viola participants may enter violin classes. If you and your music teacher are unsure about which classes to register for or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the coordinator (Heidi - firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance to completing your registration.
SUZUKI STRING CLASSES
Participant plays one selection (or two short sélections if the combined performance length is less than two minutes, played back to back with a brief pause) from a Suzuki book. Memorization is not required. Suzuki classes are non-competitive. In these classes, violins and cellos will perform in the same class.
CLASS SIZE & AGE DELINEATION BY ENROLMENT
When you register for a class, you will be asked to declare the participant’s age (their age is calculated according to how old they were on December 31st of the year prior to the festival year). After registration closes, the festival schedule’s construction begins. Schedule protocol is that no class will exceed eight participants or ninety minutes in length. In situations where there are more than eight participants registered for a class or a class exceeds ninety minutes in length, participants will be separated according to their age group and then sorted randomly into classes of eight or fewer participants.
PRICE OF CLASSES
- Classes that are level five and below are $30.00 each.
- Classes that are level 6-8 are $33.00 each.
- Classes that are level 9 and above are $36.00 each.
- Coupon: Participants registering for classes that require live piano accompaniment can register for four classes for the price of three when they enter the class discount code “KWKMF”.
- Registration is open annually from December 1 until January 22, with late registration ending on January 31
By registering for the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival, you agree to be bound by its rules and regulations. They are available in the Syllabus and online at www.kwkiwanismusicfestival.com/rules.