2018 ORMTA Provincial Young Artist Competition 

Rules and Regulations for the 2020 ORMTA Provincial Young Artist 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, 2018. 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 zone.

2.  AGE: Instrumentalists must not have reached their 24th birthday as of January 1, 2018; *Vocalists must be 20-32 years of age as of January 1, 2018. *Please note you must be no more than 27 years of age as of January 1st, 2019 to be eligible for the 2019 National Vocal Competition.  

3.  Competitors must have participated at both branch and zone level competitions and there obtained a First Class Honours standing (80% or above) before being eligible to proceed to the Provincial finals.  Each zone may send ONE competitor to the Provincial finals.

4.   Competitors may enter either the Young Artist or the Instrumental/Vocal Competition 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.

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

6.   PROGRAMME: 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.

7.  INSTRUMENTALISTS: The programme must be at the Associate level or above, and must include a Canadian work.  The overall programme must be a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of 45 minutes.  Competitors do not necessarily need to perform an entire sonata.  They can select movements from a sonata.

8.  VOCALISTS: The programme must be at the Associate level or above and must total a minimum of 30 minutes up to a maximum of 45 minutes.  The programme must include an art song, an aria, (opera/oratorio), a contemporary work and a Canadian composition.  Three selections must be in two or more languages other than English.

9.  Competitors must perform selections of their own choice from the submitted programme for a maximum of 15 minutes. At the conclusion of the competitor's performance of their chosen programme, the adjudicators will request the competitor to perform one or more additional selection(s) from the submitted programme, at their discretion. The same own choice programme must be performed at all 3 levels of the competition - branch, zone and provincial.

10.  All entries must be submitted on the application form.  This includes composers, and movement sub-headings as selections will appear in a professional concert program.

11.  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.

12.  Use of photocopied material is prohibited for competitors and accompanists.  Competitors must provide an original score for the adjudicators.


·  The winner of the Provincial Finals must be prepared to accept the recital tour.  Competitors are advised to read all information carefully.  Failure to comply with the above rules will result in disqualification.  Time limits must be strictly adhered to at all levels of competition.

·   The application form must reach the convener on or before May 31, 2018.

·   The entry fee of $200.00 must accompany the application.  Any late applications will be subject to a charge of $80 for a total fee of $280.  Any applications received after June 6, 2018 will be returned.

  • The date and location of 2020 Competition: TBA 

For more info, please contact ORMTA Provincial Performance Competitions Convener,  

Susan Blyth-Schofield

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