2024 Syllabus - Strings

Duet - Classical

Perform a duet of your own choosing from classical repertoire, with any combination of strings, with or without accompaniment. Selections need not be memorized. Time limit: 15 min

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4904 - Intermediate (ages 15-16)Earlybird Live$31.00Virtual$30.00Register

List A/String Concerto By Level

Perform the first or third movement of a Concerto with your choice of accompaniment. The soloist is assessed, not the accompanist. Your selection must be memorized.

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4910 - Level 7Earlybird Live$27.00Virtual$26.00Register
Class4911 - Level 8Earlybird Live$32.00Virtual$31.00Register
Class4912 - Level 9Earlybird Live$32.00Virtual$31.00Register

List B/String Sonata By Level

Perform a Sonata from the approved syllabi, playing the number of movements specified. Sonatas need not be memorized. Time limit: Junior/Intermediate - 10 min, Senior - 20 min

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4916 - Level 7Earlybird Live$27.00Virtual$26.00Register
Class4917 - Level 8Earlybird Live$32.00Virtual$31.00Register
Class4918 - Level 9Earlybird Live$32.00Virtual$31.00Register

Non-Western Strings

Perform one selection on any non-western stringed instrument (i.e. erhu, guzheng, ruan, etc) Performance must be from memory. Note that if recommended for Provincials, participants will need to perform two (2) musically contrasting selections.

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4922 - IntermediateEarlybird Live$21.00Virtual$20.00Register

Old Time Fiddling

Perform one selection of your own choosing.
Ages 9 & Under play a Waltz, Jig OR Reel.
Ages 10 & Older play a Waltz (in 3/4 time), a Jig (in 6/8 time) AND a Hoedown or Reel (in 2/4 or 4/4 time)
Players may have accompaniment of any one instrument; a piano will be provided. Time limit: 4 min

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4929 - Intermediate (ages 15-16)Earlybird Live$24.00Virtual$23.00Register
Class4933 - EnsembleEarlybird Live$41.00Virtual$40.00Register


Perform your own selection with three or more stringed instruments, with or without piano accompaniment.

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class5011 - Intermediate - ages 15 & underEarlybird Live$42.00Virtual$41.00Register

Provincial Qualifying

Perform two (2) musically contrasting selections from the current approved syllabi. Both must be at the same level and at the current level of study. Competitors may count one or more movements of a multi-movement work as one selection only. Studies/Etudes, as listed in the CC or RCM syllabi, will be permitted; however, only 1 of the pieces performed may be a Study/Etude. For further details concerning provincial requirements please visit omfa.ca/syllabus/classical_strings

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4940 - Level 7Earlybird Live$46.00Virtual$45.00Register
Class4941 - Level 8Earlybird Live$46.00Virtual$45.00Register
Class4942 - Level 9Earlybird Live$46.00Virtual$45.00Register

Solo - By Level

Perform a selection from the approved syllabi, playing the number of movements specified. (Concertos and Sonatas are not played here but in separate classes) Time limit: 10 min

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4953 - Level 7 Time limit: 10 minEarlybird Live$24.00Virtual$23.00Register
Class4954 - Level 8 Time limit: 10 minEarlybird Live$26.00Virtual$25.00Register
Class4955 - Level 9 Time limit: 10 minEarlybird Live$26.00Virtual$25.00Register

Solo - Canadian Composer

Perform a selection by a Canadian composer of your own choosing. Time limit: 10 min

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4968 - Intermediate (ages 15-16)Earlybird Live$24.00Virtual$23.00Register

Solo - Pop

Perform a selection in one or more of the following genres: pop, R & B, soul, rock, alternative, indie, jazz, pop folk or country. Selection need not be memorized. Time limit: 5 min

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4978 - IntermediateEarlybird Live$21.00Virtual$20.00Register

Solo - Recital

** All strings including guitar and harp are included in this section **

Perform two or three contrasting selections (but not Sonatas or Concertos). If three pieces are chosen one selection may be one level above current level of study (Level piece must be performed at Final). Performers will be assessed on selection, program arrangement, technique and interpretation. Please include your instrument on your entry. Selections must be memorized.

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class4989 - Level 7Earlybird Live$42.00Virtual$41.00Register
Class4990 - Level 8Earlybird Live$42.00Virtual$41.00Register
Class4991 - Level 9Earlybird Live$47.00Virtual$46.00Register

Unaccompanied Strings

Perform an unaccompanied selection. Performance from memory not required but recommended. For Diploma & Open play two movements.

ClassEarlybird LiveVirtual
Class5004 - Levels 7 - 9Earlybird Live$22.00Virtual$21.00Register