2024 Syllabus - Strings

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.

Class4924 - OpenLiveclosedVirtualclosed

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

Class4933 - EnsembleLiveclosedVirtualclosed


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

Class5013 - Open ARCT for 2 + yearsLiveclosedVirtualclosed

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

Class4945 - Level Open ARCT for 2 + yearsLiveclosedVirtualclosed

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

Class4958 - Level Open ARCT for 2 + yearsLiveclosedVirtualclosed

Solo - Canadian Composer

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

Class4970 - OpenLiveclosedVirtualclosed

Unaccompanied Strings

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

Class5007 - Open ARCT for 2 + yearsLiveclosedVirtualclosed