Kiwanis Music and Arts Festival of St. Catharines April 6 - April 30, 2020

The Kiwanis Music Arts Festival of St. Catharines

Voice & Musical Theatre

Chair: Brenda McFadgen

Adjudicator: Amanda Brunk

Date: April 6 - April 9, 2020

Location: St. Catharines United Mennonite Church - 335 Linwell Road

Festival Syllabus / Registration & Schedule: - https://events.solarislive.com/kiwanis-St-Catharines-Music-and-Arts-Festival

Voice

It is the responsibility of each competitor to arrange for his or her own accompaniment. Professional accompanists should be contacted at least one month prior to the Festival. Your accompanist may charge a fee for both rehearsal time and Festival performance.

Vocal music may be performed in any key suitable to the contestant with the exception of the following, which must be sung in the original keys:

Opera Arias, Oratorio and Cantata Arias (including Bach), Operetta and Light Opera Arias.

Grade 7 and above selections are to be sung in the original language. This includes Lieder, Cantata, Opera, Oratorio, Italian Arias and Art Songs.

Singers must be accompanied by a pianist except for the Pop Music Own Choice Class where it is optional to use recorded accompaniment. Singers will supply their own tracks and bring their own stereo system - none will be provided by the St. Catharines Kiwanis and Music Festival.

RCM = Royal Conservatory of Music - 2012 edition.   CC = Conservatory Canada - current edition.

Age Categories

Children – 8 yrs and under

Pre-Teen – 9 yrs to 10 yrs

Elementary – 11 yrs to 12 yrs

Junior – 13 yrs to 14 yrs

Intermediate – 15 yrs to 16 yrs

Senior – 17 yrs to 18 yrs

Advanced – 19 yrs to 28 yrs

MUSICAL THEATRE

It is the responsibility of each competitor to arrange for his or her own accompaniment. Professional accompanists should be contacted at least one month prior to the Festival. Your accompanist may charge a fee for both rehearsal time and Festival performance.

Songs should be age appropriate. Gender specific songs, which are required at Provincials, are recommended. Costumes and props are permitted (Note: Only two handheld props are allowed at the Provincial competition). Please use live (not recorded) accompaniment. Songs originally from movies, including movie musicals or animated films have a separate class under the Movie/Film or Disney Solo category.

It is not required to announce your name or selection. Costumes are optional, however musical theatre is telling a story therefore costumes will help you get into character.

2020 Registration Opens January 1st