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Rules and Regulations for the 2020 Provincial Instrumental Competition will be posted in November 2019.

These rules govern all ORMTA Competitions for Branch, Zone and Provincial Finals
  1. Competitors must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents (landed immigrants).  The competitors must be currently studying with an Active ORMTA teacher as of January 1, 2019.  This teacher must be the principal teacher of the competitor and must be a member in good standing.  Competitors must compete in the competition held in the teacher's branch.                 
  2. Competitors must have participated at both the Branch and Zone level competitions and obtained a First Class Honours standing (80% or above) there before being eligible to proceed to the Provincial finals.  Each Zone may send ONE competitor to Provincial finals.

  3. Competitors may enter either the Young Artist or the Provincial Student Competitions but not both in the same year.  With a new programme, previous winners may re-enter the same competition once only, not necessarily in concurrent years.

  4. Competitors must not have reached their 23rd birthday as of January 1, 2019.

  5. Competitors are responsible for their own expenses (travel, accommodation, accompanists, etc.).

  6. Use of photocopied material is prohibited for competitors and accompanists.  An original score must be provided for the adjudicator.

  7. PROGRAMME:  The programme must be at a level of difficulty equal to Grade 10 and/or Associate.  To avoid teachers’ and students’ disappointment, we recommend that the programme be taken from any officially recognized Canadian syllabus, such as that of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Canada, Canadian National Conservatory of Music, Contemporary Showcase or the Canadian Music Showcase.  Programme must contain a minimum of 15 minutes of repertoire with a maximum of 20 minutes of stage time from start to finish.  Once 20 minutes has been reached, the competitor will be stopped.

  8. Competitors must play two or more pieces within the time limit.  The stylistic balance of the programme will be considered in the adjudication.

  9. The same programme must be performed and adjudicated at all levels (Branch, and Zone levels) of the competition.  All selections performed in competition must be memorized.


  • Competitors are advised to read all information carefully.
  • The above rules including the time limit must be strictly adhered to at the Branch, Zone and Provincial levels.  Failure to comply in any area will result in disqualification. 
  • The application form must reach the convener on or before May 31, 2019.
  • The entry fee of $150.00 must accompany the application.  Any late applications will be subject to a charge of $80 for a total fee of $230.  Any applications received after June 6, 2019 will be returned.
  • Date and location of 2020 Competition: TBA 
For more info, please contact ORMTA Provincial Performance Competitions Convener, 
Susan Blyth-Schofield

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