ORMTA will be sending 2 competitors to the CFMTA Conference in Winnipeg Manitoba, July 3-6, 2019.  One pianist and one vocalist from the Provincial 2018 Young Artist Competition will earn the right to represent Ontario at the 2019 National Piano & Voice Competitions.

It is strongly recommended that all potential contestants be made aware of the age regulations as well as the specific repertoire rules regarding the National Piano & Vocal Competitions. 


2019 CFMTA National Piano Competition

CFMTA Biennial National Piano Competition

The CFMTA offers a biennial National Piano Competition in odd-numbered years, in the same location as their convention. Each province/territory is eligible to send one competitor to compete for prizes totaling $15,000 in two levels of competition.

The competition is open to students studying with a Registered Music Teacher, at the under-graduate level or lower.

National Piano Competition – Rules and Regulations
CFMTA/FCAPM National Piano Competition - 2019

  1. The National Piano Competition is limited to Competitors studying at the undergraduate level or lower as of the date of application. Competitors must not have reached their 25th birthday by January 1st, 2019. They must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

  2. Competitors must be students of a Registered Music Teacher at the time of application.

  3. SEMI-FINAL ROUND - No changes in repertoire are permitted once application is submitted. 

    a) Competitors in the CFMTA/FCAPM National Semi-final Round must present a program of 30 minutes minimum to a 45 minute maximum, consisting of the following:
  • One Canadian Solo Composition,
  • One complete solo composition from the Classical or Baroque Period,
  • A variety of shorter works to form a well-balanced program
b) Three finalists will be selected from the Semi-Final Round of the competition to proceed to the Final round of the competition.  Time limit: 30 minutes to a maximum of 45 minutes.

c) PRIZES awarded at the conclusion of the Semi-Final Round:

Dorothy Buckley Prize: $1,000.00 - for the best performance of a Canadian composition 
Marek Jablonski Prize: $1,000.00 - for the best performance of a Chopin composition
Willard Schultz Prize: $1,500.00 - to the performer whose reading of Baroque music best communicates the intentions of the composer, in the opinion of the jury

**   To be eligible for the Marek Jablonski prize, the Semi-Final program must include a work by Chopin. 
** To be eligible for the Willard Schultz Baroque prize, the Semi-Final program must include a work from that era.

       4. FINAL ROUND - No changes in repertoire are permitted once the selection has been submitted.

           a) Each finalist may repeat only ONE selection from the Semi-Final program. 

          b) PRIZES awarded at the conclusion of the Final Round

First Prize: $5,000.00
Second Prize: $3,000.00
Third Prize: $2,000.00
Willard Schultz Prize: $1,500.00 – to the performer who shows the most promise overall as a performing artist, in the opinion of the jury

      5. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

a) Each Provincial/Territorial Association will be responsible for the financial expenses incurred during the selection of its competitor. Each Provincial/Territorial Association may choose, by audition or otherwise, ONE competitor who will represent their Province/Territory.

b) Each Provincial/Territorial Association will be responsible for the expense of its competitor’s travel as prorated by the CFMTA/FCAPM, to and from the competition city. The Awards and Competitions Chairperson coordinate travel for the Competitors. Provincial/Territorial Associations are strongly encouraged to solicit Corporate Sponsorship.

      6. APPLICATION FORM

          The Application Form is available on the website - click here

a) An Application Form, accompanied by the Application Fee, must be received by the Competition and Awards Chair at the address shown on the Application Form, by the deadline date. Late applications will NOT be accepted under any circumstances.

b) The competitors must submit with their Application Form, a separate typewritten list of their Semi-Final repertoire in order of performance with the exact timing of each selection and a list of their Final repertoire in order of performance including the exact timing of each selection. Competitors must also submit a typewritten biography of approximately 100-150 words and a digital photograph (1,000 kb).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Sue Jones, Awards and Competitions Chair
259 Crocus Avenue
Ottawa, ON   K1H 6E7

competitions@cfmta.org
613-523-5317

2019 MRMTA National Voice Competition

The MRMTA is happy to announce that we are hosting a National Voice Competition to take place at the CFMTA/FCAPM Conference to be held in Winnipeg, July 3-6, 2019. To celebrate our 100th Anniversary and in recognition of the wonderful tradition of singing here in this province, we want to encourage and contribute to the careers of young, promising singers as they move on into the profession. Singers up to and including the age of 27, at the recommendation of their provincial or territorial association, are invited to compete for prizes totalling $10,000.

Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize - $5,000
  • 2nd prize - $3,000
  • 3rd prize - $2,000
  • Additional prizes may become available.

All forms for the 2019 National Voice Competition will be available early in 2018 on the conference website at: http://centuryofsound2019.com


MRMTA 2019 National Vocal Competition Rules and Regulations

1. Competitors in the MRMTA National Semi-Final round of competition must present a program, 30 to 45 minutes in length, consisting of the following:

  • An operatic aria to be sung in the original language and key
  • An aria from an oratorio, mass, requiem or cantata to be sung in the original key
  • A German lied, French mélodie and English Art Song
  • A Canadian Composition (not a folk song arrangement)
  • A selection composed in the last 50 years
  • A variety of shorter works to form a well balanced programme

2. Three finalists will be selected from the semi-final competition to proceed to the final competition.  Each finalist may repeat only ONE selection from the semi-final programme. Time limits:  minimum 30 minutes, maximum 45 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: No changes are allowed to either repertoire list after the application is submitted.

3. Competitors must be no more than 27 years of age as of January 1st, 2019.  They must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

 4. Competitors must be students of a Registered Music Teacher at the time of the application.

5. Each Provincial/Territorial Association may choose, by audition or otherwise ONE competitor who will represent their Province/Territory. Each Provincial/Territorial Association will be responsible for the financial expenses incurred during the selection of its competitor. 

6. Each Provincial/Territorial Association will be responsible for the expenses of its competitor’s travel to and from Winnipeg and for their accommodation and per diem expenses.

7. Application Forms accompanied by the Application Fee ($250) must be received by Linda De Pauw, Chair 2019 National Voice Competition at 566 Renfrew Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3N 1J7 by May 1st, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

8. The competitors must submit, with their Application Form:

  • A Semi-final repertoire list in order of performance with the exact time of each selection
  • A Final repertoire list in order of performance with the exact time of each selection
  • A resumé (100 – 150 words)
  • A colour photo
  • A signed media release form

The repertoire lists, resumé and photograph should also be submitted by email.

9. An official accompanist will be provided by the Conference Committee. Competitors wishing to use their own accompanist may do so, at their own expense, and should inform the committee at the time of application.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

centuryofsound2019.com/competitions/

Linda De Pauw, MRMTA National Vocal Competition Chair

 lmdepauw@mts.net


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