PIANO CLASSES

Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 March

The BRENDA PEARSALL MEMORIAL PRIZE (£40 Music Voucher) will be awarded to the pianist aged 18 years and under who, in the adjudicator’s opinion, gives the most promising performance in the Piano Classes.

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M1 PIANO SOLO  7 years and under Own choice: limit 2m £7.00
M2 PIANO SOLO  8 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M3 PIANO SOLO  9 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M4 PIANO SOLO 10 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M5 PIANO SOLO 11 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M6 PIANO SOLO 12 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M7 PIANO DUET 12 years and under Own choice: limit 4m £9.00
M8 PIANO SOLO 13 – 14 years Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M9 PIANO SOLO 15 – 16 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M10 PIANO SOLO 17 – 18 years Own choice: limit 6m £8.50
M11 PIANO DUET 16 years and under Own choice: limit 5m £9.50
M12 JUNIOR PIANO RECITAL 16 years and under Own choice: limit 10m See rule 45 £11.00
M13 PIANO SOLO CHOPIN Open Own choice: limit 10m £9.00
M14 PIANO SOLO SONATA Open Own choice: limit 10m One movement from any sonata. £9.00
M15 PIANO SOLO Open Own choice: limit 10m £9.00
M16 PIANO SOLO – 20th CENTURY Open Own choice: limit 10m See Rule 43 £9.00
M17 PIANO SOLO RUSSIAN Open Own choice: limit 10m £9.00
M18 PIANO RECITAL Open Own choice: limit 15m See Rule 45 £16.00
M19 PIANO DUET Open Own choice: limit 8m £10.00
GRADED PIANO CLASSES See Rule 36
Competitors can only enter one graded class per instrument.
M20 PIANO SOLO BEGINNERS Own choice: limit 3m See Rule 35 £7.00
Classes M21-M26: one piece, own choice – chosen from any of the standard graded examination syllabi.
M21 PIANO SOLO – Grade 1 Open £7.00
M22 PIANO SOLO – Grade 2 Open £7.00
M23 PIANO SOLO – Grade 3 Open £7.00
M24 PIANO SOLO – Grade 4 Open £7.50
M25 PIANO SOLO – Grade 5 Open £7.50
M26 PIANO SOLO – Grade 6-7 Open £8.00
JAZZ PIANO CLASSES – See Rule 44
M27  JAZZ / BLUES OR RAGTIME – PIANO SOLO 14 years and under Own choice: limit 5m. Any 2 pieces £8.00
M28  JAZZ / BLUES OR RAGTIME – PIANO SOLO 15 – 17 years Own choice: limit 5m. Any 2 pieces £8.00
M29  JAZZ / BLUES OR RAGTIME – PIANO Open Own choice: limit 10m. 2 contrasting pieces £9.00

*Pieces can be selected from different grades but each piece must be of a different genre

i.e. Blues / Standard / Contemporary. Competitors should play the Head and as many different choruses as time permits concluding with a repeat of the Head and the Coda.

The Dudley Jazz Piano Shield will be awarded to the most promising competitor in the Jazz Piano classes

ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD CLASSES

Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 March

Please see Rule 47

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M30 KEYBOARD SOLO 9 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M31 KEYBOARD SOLO 10 – 11 years Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M32 KEYBOARD SOLO 12 – 13 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M33 KEYBOARD SOLO 14 – 15 years Own choice: limit 6m £8.50
M34 KEYBOARD SOLO 16 -18 years Own choice: limit 6m £8.50
M35 KEYBOARD SOLO Open Own choice: limit 6m £8.50
GRADED KEYBOARD CLASSES See Rule 36
Competitors can only enter one graded class per instrument.
M36 KEYBOARD SOLO BEGINNERS Own choice: limit 3m See Rule 35 £7.00
Classes M37–M40: one piece, own choice – chosen from any of the standard graded examination syllabi.
M37 KEYBOARD SOLO Grade 1 Own choice £7.00
M38 KEYBOARD SOLO Grades 2-3 Own choice £7.00
M39 KEYBOARD SOLO Grades 4-5 Own choice £7.50
M40 KEYBOARD SOLO Grades 6-7 Own choice £8.00
M41 KEYBOARD DUET Open Own choice: limit 8m £10.00
M42 KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE Open Own choice: limit 8m (3 or more players) £12.00

WOODWIND AND RECORDER CLASSES

 Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 March

INSTRUMENTALISTS requiring an accompaniment are not permitted to use backing tracks with pre-recorded vocals. Only CD or live accompaniments will be permitted.

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M43 RECORDER SOLO 9 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M44 RECORDER SOLO 10 – 11 years Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M45 WOODWIND SOLO (excluding recorders) 9 years & under Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M46 WOODWIND SOLO (excluding recorders) 10 – 11 years Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M47 WOODWIND OR RECORDER DUET/TRIO 11 years and under Own choice: limit 4m (with or without accompaniment) £9.50
M48 RECORDER CONSORT 11 years and under Own choice: limit 4m £13.50
M49 WOODWIND ENSEMBLE 11 years and under Own choice: limit 6m (4– 8 players) £11.50
M50 RECORDER SOLO 12 – 13 years Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M51 WOODWIND SOLO (excluding recorders) 12 – 13 years Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M52 RECORDER SOLO 14 – 15 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M53 WOODWIND SOLO (excluding recorders) 14 – 15 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M54 WOODWIND SOLO (including recorders) 16 – 18 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M55 WOODWIND SOLO (including recorders) Open Own choice: limit 7m £9.50
M56 WOODWIND SOLO RECITAL (including recorders) Open Own choice: limit 15m See Rule 45 £16.00
For Duets, Trios & Ensembles please see rules 40 – 42
M57 WOODWIND OR RECORDER DUET/TRIO 11 – 14 years Own choice: limit 4m (with or without accompaniment) £10.00
M58 WOODWIND OR RECORDER DUET/TRIO 14 –16 years  Own choice: limit 4m (with or without accompaniment) £10.00
M59 WOODWIND AND GUITAR DUET / TRIO 16 years and under **Own choice: limit 4m (either 1 flute & 1 guitar or 2 flutes & 1 guitar or 2 guitars & 1 flute) £10.00
M60 WOODWIND ENSEMBLE 11 – 14 years Own choice: limit 8m (4 – 8 players) £11.50
M61 WOODWIND ENSEMBLE 14 – 16 years Own choice: limit 8m (4 – 8 players) £11.50
M62 WOODWIND ENSEMBLE Open Own choice: limit 10m (2– 8 players including recorders) £14.00
**M63 WOODWIND AND GUITAR DUET / TRIO Open Own choice: limit 5m (either 1 flute & 1 guitar or 2 flutes & 1 guitar or 2 guitars & 1 flute) £11.00
M64 RECORDER CONSORT Open Own choice: limit 5m £14.00
GRADED WOODWIND CLASSES (including recorders) See Rule 36
Competitors can only enter one graded class per instrument
M65 WOODWIND SOLO BEGINNERS Own choice: limit 3m See Rule 35 £7.00
Class M66 two contrasting pieces – chosen from Grade 1
Classes M67–M69 one piece, own choice. Chosen from any of the standard graded examination syllabi.
M66 WOODWIND SOLO Grade 1 Open £7.00
M67 WOODWIND SOLO Grades 2 – 3 Open £7.00
M68 WOODWIND SOLO Grades 4 – 5 Open £7.50
M69 WOODWIND SOLO Grades 6 – 7 Open £8.00

**These classes will be held on Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th March

STRING CLASSES

Saturday 21/ Sunday 22 March

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M70 VIOLIN/VIOLA SOLO 12 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M71 CELLO / DOUBLE BASS SOLO 12 years and under. Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M72 HARP SOLO 12 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M73 VIOLIN/VIOLA SOLO 13 -16 years. Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M74 CELLO / DOUBLE BASS SOLO 13 -16 years. Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M75 HARP SOLO 13 -16 years. Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M76 VIOLIN/VIOLA SOLO Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M77 CELLO / DOUBLE BASS SOLO Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M78 HARP SOLO Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M79 STRING SOLO RECITAL Open Own choice: limit 15m. See rule 45 Any string instrument excluding guitar £16.00
GRADED STRINGS CLASSES – any stringed instrument excluding guitar.
Competitors can only enter one graded class per instrument.
M80 STRINGS SOLO BEGINNERS Own choice: limit 3m See Rule 35 £7.00
Class M81 One/two contrasting pieces – chosen from Grade 1
Classes M82-M84: One piece – own choice. Chosen from any of the standard graded examination syllabi.
M81 STRING SOLO  Grade Open £7.00
M82 STRING SOLO  Grades 2 – 3 Open £7.00
M83 STRING SOLO  Grades 4 – 5 Open £7.50
M84 STRING SOLO  Grades 6 – 7 Open £8.00
DUET & ENSEMBLE CLASSES  See Rules 40 – 42  
M85 STRING DUET Open Own choice: limit 5m (with or without accompaniment) £10.00
M86 STRING ENSEMBLE Open (excluding guitar) Own choice: limit 5m From 3 – 6 players £11.50
M87 HARPS AND VOICES Open Own choice: limit 5m £11.50

CLASSICAL GUITAR CLASSES

Saturday 21 / Sunday 22 March

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M88 CLASSICAL GUITAR 12 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.00
M89 CLASSICAL GUITAR 13 -16 years Own choice: limit 4m £7.50
M90 CLASSICAL GUITAR Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.00
M91 CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL Open Own choice: limit 15m. See Rule 45 £16.00
GRADED GUITAR CLASSES See Rule 36
Competitors can only enter one graded class per instrument.
M92 GUITAR SOLO BEGINNERS Own choice: limit 3m See rule 35 £7.00
M93 One / two contrasting pieces – chosen from Grade 1
Classes M94-M96 one piece – own choice. – chosen from any of the standard graded examination syllabi.
M93 GUITAR SOLO GRADE 1 Open £7.00
M94 GUITAR SOLO GRADES 2 – 3 Open £7.00
M95 GUITAR SOLO GRADES 4 – 5 Open £7.50
M96 GUITAR SOLO GRADES 6 – 7 Open £8.00
DUET, TRIO & ENSEMBLE CLASSES  See Rules 41 – 43 
M97 CLASSICAL GUITAR DUET Open Own choice: limit 5m £10.00
M98 WOODWIND AND GUITAR DUET / TRIO 16 years and under £10.00
 (see class M57 in Woodwind & Recorder Section of Syllabus)
* Own choice: limit 4m (either 1 flute & 1 guitar or 2 flutes & 1 guitar or 2 guitars & 1 flute)
M99 WOODWIND AND GUITAR DUET / TRIO Open £11.00
 (see class M61 in Woodwind & Recorder Section of Syllabus)
* Own choice: limit 5m (either 1 flute & 1 guitar or 2 flutes & 1 guitar or 2 guitars & 1 flute)
M100 CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE 16 years & under From 3 – 6 players £10.00
Own choice: limit 4m (The ensemble may include one orchestral string instrument)
M101 CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE Open From 3 – 6 players £11.00
Own choice: limit 5m (The ensemble may include one orchestral string instrument)

BRASS CLASSES

Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 March

The Brass Solo Trophy will be awarded to the most promising competitor aged 16 years and under

INSTRUMENTALISTS requiring an accompaniment are not permitted to use backing tracks with pre-recorded vocals. Only CD or live accompaniments will be permitted.

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M102 BRASS SOLO 12 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.50
M103 BRASS SOLO 13 – 14 years  Own choice: limit 4m £8.00
M104 BRASS SOLO 15 – 16 years Own choice: limit 4m £8.00
M105 BRASS SOLO 18 years and under Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M106 BRASS SOLO Open Own choice: limit 7m £9.00
M107 BRASS SOLO RECITAL Open choice: limit 15m. See Rule 45 £16.00
GRADED BRASS CLASSES See Rule 36
Competitors can only enter one graded class per instrument.
M108 BRASS SOLO BEGINNERS Own choice: limit 3m See rule 35 £7.00
Class M109 – One / two contrasting pieces – chosen from Grade 1
Classes M110 – M112 One piece – own choice – chosen from any of the standard graded examination syllabi.
M109 BRASS SOLO  Grade 1 Open £7.00
M110 BRASS SOLO  Grades 2 – 3 Open £7.00
M111 BRASS SOLO  Grades 4 – 5 Open £7.50
M112 BRASS SOLO  Grades 6 – 7 Open £8.00

BAND / ORCHESTRA / ENSEMBLE CLASSES

Saturday 7/ Sunday 8 March

Please see Rules 40-42

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M113 BRASS ENSEMBLE 16 years and under Own choice: limit 6m From 3-12 players. £13.00
M114 BRASS ENSEMBLE 21 years and under Own choice: limit 8m From 3-12 players. £16.00
M115 BRASS ENSEMBLE Open Own choice: limit 10m From 3-12 players. £16.00
M116 BRASS BAND 21 years and under Own choice: limit 10m £16.00
M117 BRASS BAND Open  Own choice: limit 10m £16.00
The Brass Band Trophy for the best performance in classes M116 and M117
M118 WIND BANDS ( WOODWIND, BRASS & OPTIONAL PERCUSSION) Open Own choice: limit 10m  £16.00
M119 MISCELLANEOUS CLASS Open £13.00
Any Solo / group not already mentioned in any idiom or style ( eg. Pop, Jazz, Swing Bands, Steel Bands, Bell Ringers etc.)
M120 SCHOOL ORCHESTRAS 11 years and under Own choice: limit 5m £13.00
M121 YOUTH BANDS 21 years and under Own choice: limit 8m £16.00

VOCAL SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CLASSES

Saturday 21 / Sunday 22 March

Vocalists requiring accompaniment are not permitted to use backing tracks with pre-recorded vocals. Only CD or live accompaniments will be permitted.

The Lynn Andrews Challenge Awardwill be awarded to the vocalist aged 18 years and under who, in the adjudicators’ opinion, gives the most outstanding performance in the Vocal Classes.

The Berridge Award, presented by the Berridge Singers, of £50, will be awarded to the vocalist who, in the adjudicators’ opinion, is the most promising singer aged 18 years and under in the Vocal Classes.

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M122 VOCAL SOLO 8 years and under Own choice: limit 3m £7.50
M123 VOCAL SOLO 9-10 years Own choice: limit 3m  £7.50
M124 VOCAL SOLO 11-12 years Own choice: limit 4m £8.00
M125 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 8 years & under Own choice: limit 4m  £8.50
M126 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 9 – 10 years Own choice: limit 4m £8.50
M127 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 11-12 years Own choice: limit 4m £8.50
M128 FOLK SONG 12 years and under One unaccompanied song: limit: 4m £7.00
M129 VOCAL DUET 12 years and under Own choice: limit 4m, with or without accompaniment £9.50
M130 VOCAL/ SPEECH 11yrs-13yrs See Rule 50 £9.50
Test Piece: Any English Song from 18th 0r 19th century
M131 VOCAL SOLO 13years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M132 VOCAL SOLO 14 years Own choice: limit 5m  £8.50
M133 VOCAL SOLO 15 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M134 VOCAL SOLO 16-17 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M135 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 13 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M136 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 14 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M137 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 15 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M138 VOCAL/ SPEECH 14yrs-16yrs See Rule 50 £9.50
Test PieceAny English Song from 18th or 19th century
M139 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 16-17 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M140 FOLK SONG 13-17 years One unaccompanied song: limit 4m £8.00
M141 VOCAL DUET / TRIO 17 years and under Own choice: limit 5m, with or without accompaniment. £10.50
M142 VOCAL SOLO 18 – 21 years Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M143 SONGS FROM SHOWS/MUSICALS Solo 18 years and over Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M144 FOLK SONG 18 years and over One unaccompanied song: limit 4m £7.50
M145 LADIES SOLO Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M146 MENS SOLO Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M147 OPERATIC SOLO Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M148 GILBERT AND SULLIVAN/LIGHT OPERATIC Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M149 VICTORIAN PARLOUR SONGS, MUSIC HALL SONGS AND BALLADS Open £8.50
Own choice – One song fromVictorian / Edwardian Era (1840 – 1910) such as Parlour Songs or Ballads. Opera, Operetta,Musicals excluded: limit 5m
M150 LIEDER Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M151 BRITISH SONG Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M152 FRENCH or ITALIAN SONG Open Own choice: limit 5m  £8.50
M153 ORATORIO/RELIGIOUS SONG Open Own choice: limit 5m £8.50
M154 VOCAL RECITAL Open – any voice Two or three songs of own choice. Limit 15m. See rule 46 and 49 £16.00
M155 VOCAL ENSEMBLE Open From 2 – 8 voices with or without accompaniment. Own choice: limit 6m £11.50

CHOIR CLASSES

Saturday 7 March

Choirs requiring an accompaniment are not permitted to use backing tracks with pre-recorded vocals. Only CD or live accompaniments will be permitted.

Note: classes M156 and M157 are for L.E.A. school choirs only.

Choirs entering more than one class must offer a different programme in each class. If needed help can be offered towards the cost of a coach.

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M156 CHILDREN’S CHOIRS 7 years and under Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 6m LEA choirs only £13.00
M157 CHILDREN’S CHOIRS 11 years and under Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 8m LEA choirs only £13.00
The Festival Honours Board will be awarded to the most promising choir in M156 and M157
M158 CHILDREN’S CHOIRS 7 years and under Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 6m  £13.00
M159 CHILDREN’S CHOIRS 11 years and under Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 6m  £13.00
The winners of the Coseley Male Voice Choir Trophy & the Coseley Male Voice Roseville Trophy may be offered a concert with Coseley Male Voice Choir.
M160 CHILDREN’S CHOIRS 18 years & under  Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 8m £13.00
M161 YOUTH CHOIRS (Male or Female voices) Majority of singers to be aged 21 years or under    Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 10m £16.00
M162 YOUTH CHOIRS (Mixed voices) Majority of singers to be aged 21 years or under   Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 10m £16.00
The winners of the Coseley Male Voice Choir Trophy & the Coseley Male Voice Roseville Trophy may be offered a concert with Coseley Male Voice Choir.
M163 ADULT CHOIRS (either all Male or all Female voices, excluding Barbershop Choirs) Majority of singers to be aged 21 years or above Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 10m £16.00
M164 ADULT CHOIRS (Mixed voices) Majority of singers to be aged 21 years or above. Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 10m  £16.00
M165 SINGING FOR PLEASURE GROUP (any voices) Majority of singers to be 60 years and over  Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 10m £16.00
M166 BARBERSHOP CHOIRS Open Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 10m £16.00
M167 OPEN CHOIR CLASS including Music Hall, Gospel Choirs Own choice: a programme of contrasting pieces: total performance time should not exceed 10m £16.00

OWN COMPOSITION CLASSES

Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 March

Please see Rule 46

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M168 COMPOSITION 14 years and under Individual or group composition.  Limit 5m £9.00
M169 COMPOSITION 15 – 18 years Individual composition. Limit 8m £12.50
M170 COMPOSITION 19 years and over Individual composition. Limit 10m £17.50
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