Music Classes

Pianoforte Solos Competitive (See Music Rules – Rule 5)

Dawsons Music Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P01 – P05 and Ben Wheeler Pianos Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes P06 – P08.
P01 Grade 1 (two short pieces may be played) Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
P02 Grade 2 (two short pieces may be played) Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
P03 Grade 3 (two short pieces may be played) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
P04 Grade 4 (two short pieces may be played) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
P05 Grade 5 (two short pieces may be played) Maximum 4 Minutes £8.00
P06 Grade 6 (two short pieces may be played) Maximum 4 Minutes £8.00
P07 Grade 7 (one or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
P08 Grade 8 and over (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00
P09 Beginners Pre-Grade Standard Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00

Pianoforte Solos (Own Choice Competitive – Maximum of 2 pieces)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P10 – P16
P10 7 yrs and under Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
P11 9 yrs and under Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
P12 11 yrs and under Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
P13 13 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
P14 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
P15 18 yrs and under Maximum 6 Minutes £8.00
P16 Open – any age Maximum 10 Minutes £11.00

Pianoforte Solos (Own Choice Non-Competitive – Maximum of 2 pieces)

P21 9 yrs and under Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
P22 13 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
P23 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
P24 18 yrs and under Maximum 6 Minutes £8.00
P25 Open – any age Maximum 10 Minutes £11.00

Pianoforte Solos Competitive Baroque

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P26 – P28
P26 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
P27 Intermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
P28 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Pianoforte Solos Competitive Classical

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P29 – P31
P29 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 3 Minutes £7.00
P30 Intermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00
P31 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Pianoforte Solos Competitive Romantic

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P32 – P34
P32 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 3 Minutes £7.00
P33 Intermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00
P34 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Pianoforte Solos Competitive 20th Century

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P35 – P37
P35 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 3 Minutes £7.00
P36 Intermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00
P37 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Pianoforte Solos Competitive Jazz, Blues and Ragtime

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P38 – P40
P38 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 3 Minutes £7.00
P39 Intermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00
P40 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Pianoforte Solos Competitive Recital (2 contrasting pieces)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P41
P41 Open – any age (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 12 Minutes £12.00

Pianoforte Solos Non-Competitive Recital (2 contrasting pieces)

P42 Open – any age (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 12 Minutes £12.00

Pianoforte Solos Competitive Improvisational Jazz

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes P43 – P45
P43 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 3 Minutes £7.00
P44 Intermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00
P45 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Pianoforte Elena Cobb Star Prize

£50 cash prize for the winner of each Elena Cobb class
P46 Beginners (Pre-Grade) – ‘My Piano Trip to London’ – Pirate Song 1 minute £6.00
P47 Intermediate (Grades 1 – 3) – ‘Higgledy Piggledy Jazz’ – Super Duck 2 minutes £6.00
P48 Advanced (Grade 4+) – ‘Blue River’ – Star Dust 4 minutes £8.00

Pianoforte Duets Competitive

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P17 – P19
P17 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £7.00
P18 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00
P19 Open (Any Age) Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00

Pianoforte Trio Competitive

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes P49
P49 Open (Any Age) Maximum 5 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Competitive (Specify whether Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes S01 – S05 and the Bradfield College Cup for Stringed Instruments will be awarded to the highest marks gained in S06 – S08.
S01 Grade 1 (One or more pieces) Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
S02 Grade 2 (One or more pieces) Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
S03 Grade 3 (One or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S04 Grade 4 (One or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S05 Grade 5 (One or more pieces) Maximum 4 Minutes £6.00
S06 Grade 6 (One or more pieces) Maximum 4 Minutes £8.00
S07 Grade 7 (One or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S08 Grade 8 and over (One or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00
S09 Beginners Pre-Grade Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00

Stringed Solos (Own Choice Competitive – Maximum of 2 pieces)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes S10 – S16
S10 7 yrs and under Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
S11 9 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S12 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S13 13 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S14 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S15 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S16 Open – any age Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos (Own Choice Non-Competitive – Maximum of 2 pieces)

S17 7 yrs and under Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
S18 9 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S19 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S20 13 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S21 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S22 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S23 Open – any age Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Competitive Recital (2 contrasting pieces)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes S28 – S30
S28 11 yrs and under (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £7.00
S29 18 yrs and under (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £9.00
S30 Open – any age (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Non-Competitive Recital (2 contrasting pieces)

S31 11 yrs and under (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £7.00
S32 18 yrs and under (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £9.00
S33 Open – any age (2 contrasting pieces) Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solo Competitive Sonata Class

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes S34 – S36
S34 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 5 Minutes £7.00
S35 Imtermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 7 Minutes £9.00
S36 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 15 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Competitive Folk Fiddle

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes S24 – S27
S24 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S25 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S26 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S27 Open (19 yrs+) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Competitive – Playing from Memory

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes S37 – S43
S37 7 yrs and under Maximum 2 Minutes £6.00
S38 9 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S39 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S40 13 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
S41 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S42 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
S43 Open – any age Maximum 10 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Harp Competitive

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes H01 – 04
H01 Grades 1 – 2 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
H02 Grades 3 – 4 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
H03 Grades 5 – 6 (one or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
H04 Grades 7 – 8 and over (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Harp (Own Choice Competitive – maximum 2 pieces)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes H05 – H08
H05 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
H06 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
H07 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
H08 Open (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Acoustic Guitar Competitive

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes G01 – G04
G01 Grades 1 – 2 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
G02 Grades 3 – 4 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
G03 Grades 5 – 6 (one or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
G04 Grades 7 – 8 and over (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Acoustic Guitar (Own Choice Competitive – maximum 2 pieces)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes G05 – G08
G05 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
G06 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
G07 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
G08 Open (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Stringed Solos Acoustic Guitar (Own Choice Non-Competitive – maximum 2 pieces)

G09 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
G10 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
G11 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
G12 Open (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Woodwind Solos Competitive (Specify whether Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon)

The Charles Borsley Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes W01 – W04 and a Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes W05 – W08.
WW01 Grades 1 – 2 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
WW02 Grades 3 – 4 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £8.00
WW03 Grades 5 – 6 (one or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
WW04 Grades 7 – 8 and over (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Woodwind Solos (Own Choice Competitive – maximum 2 pieces)

WW05 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
WW06 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
WW07 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
WW08 Open Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Woodwind Solos (Own Choice Non-Competitive – maximum 2 pieces)

WW09 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
WW10 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
WW11 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
WW12 Open Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Brass Solos Competitive (Specify whether Cornet, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone or Tuba)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes B01 – B04
B01 Grades 1 – 2 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
B02 Grades 3 – 4 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £8.00
B03 Grades 5 – 6 (one or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
B04 Grades 7 – 8 and over (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Brass Solos (Own Choice Competitive – maximum 2 pieces)

A Challenge Cup will be awarded to the highest mark gained in classes B05 – B08
B05 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
B06 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
B07 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
B08 Open Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Brass Solos (Own Choice Non-Competitive – maximum 2 pieces)

B09 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
B10 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
B11 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
B12 Open Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Instrumental Ensembles

A Challenge Cup will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes E01 – E06.
E01 Duet 11 yrs and under – (One or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £10.00
E02 Duet 15 yrs and under – (One or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £10.00
E03 Duet 18 yrs and under – (One or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £12.00
E04 Any combination of instruments – limit 5 performers – (One or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £12.00
E05 Any combination of instruments – limit 12 performers – (One or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £15.00
E06 Any combination of instruments – any number of performers over 12 – (One or more pieces) Maximum 10 Minutes £18.00

Own Composition Competitive (Any Instrument)

The composer awarded the highest mark will receive a £50 cash prize
C01 Junior (Grades 1 – 3) Maximum 3 Minutes £7.00
C02 Intermediate (Grades 4 – 6) Maximum 5 Minutes £9.00
C03 Advanced (Grades 7 -8+) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00

Vocal Classes

Challenge Cups will be awarded for the highest mark gained in classes V01 – V04, V05 – V09, V10 – V14, V15 – V18, V19 – V21 and V22 – V24
V01 Grades 1 – 2 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V02 Grades 3 – 4 (one or more pieces) Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V03 Grades 5 – 6 (one or more pieces) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V04 Grades 7 – 8 (one or more pieces) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00
V05 Solo 7 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V06 Solo 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V07 Solo 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V08 Solo 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V09 Solo Adult (19 yrs+) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00
V10 Musical Show or Film Solo 7 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V11 Musical Show or Film Solo 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V12 Musical Show or Film Solo 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V13 Musical Show or Film Solo 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V14 Musical Show or Film Solo Adult (19 yrs+) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00
V15 Traditional Folk Song Solo 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V16 Traditional Folk Song Solo 15 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V17 Traditional Folk Song Solo 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V18 Traditional Folk Song Solo Adult (19 yrs+) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00
V19 Junior Solo Recital 11 yrs and under (2 contrasting songs) Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V20 Junior Solo Recital 18 yrs and under (2 contrasting songs) Maximum 7 Minutes £10.00
V21 Open Recital (any age – 2 contrasting songs) Maximum 10 Minutes £11.00
V22 Duet 11 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V23 Duet 15 yrs and under Maximum 3 Minutes £6.00
V24 Duet 18 yrs and under Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00
V25 Duet Open – any combination of voices Maximum 5 Minutes £8.00