Brass Syllabus 2024

Entries open 01/01/2024 and close 28/02/2024

Wednesday May 15th at Redhill United Reformed Church.

Adjudicator: Clare Lintott

Clare LintottClare began playing the horn at the age of 12 with Willi Watson. A member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 4 years, for two years she was Principal Horn. She studied at The Royal Academy of Music in London with Derek Taylor, and was a busy freelance player in and around London.

During her playing career, Clare has performed, recorded and toured with all the major London orchestras, including the BBC Symphony, the London Symphony, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, City of London Sinfonia, Philharmonia and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. She has also played with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic, and La Camerata, Athens Chamber Orchestra. As well as performing, Clare enjoys a busy teaching career both locally to home, in East Sussex and in London.

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Rules

All classes are for any brass instruments. All classes are Own Choice. A piece can be taken from any current examination syllabus or a piece appropriate to the standard of that Grade. The adjudicator reserves the right to determine whether or not the piece is to the appropriate standard. Time limit should allow for tuning adjustments.

A grade 8 class cannot be entered if more than a year has elapsed after achieving Grade 8.

The Robert Bouffler Music Trust can help with the cost of an accompanist! The Trust will consider requests for mini-grants of up to £35. Please note that grants are intended to support families of limited means. If you live or go to school in East Surrey/Tandridge, and would like to apply for a mini-grant up to £35, email the Trust’s Hon. Secretary at barbara@rbmt.org.uk, giving your address, school attended, the Section/Class you are entering, and the name and email address of your accompanist (as the Trust will pay them directly).

Classes

800 Beginners
Fee £5.00
Up to 2 mins.

801 Grades 1 & 2
Fee £5.00
Up to 2 mins.

802 Grades 3 & 4
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

803 Grades 5 & 6
Fee £5.00
Up to 4 mins.

804 Grades 7 & 8
Fee £6.50
Up to 6 mins.

805 Recital (Grades 3 & 4)
Two or three contrasting pieces.
Fee £7.50
Up to 6 mins.

806 Recital (Grades 5 & 6)
Two or three contrasting pieces. Time limit 8 minutes.
Fee £8.00
Up to 8 mins.

807 Recital (Open)
Two or three contrasting pieces.
Fee £9.50
Up to 15 mins.

808 Adult Recital (Non competitive)
Two or three contrasting pieces.
Fee £9.50
Up to 15 mins.

809 Junior Duet/Trio or Quartet
A piano accompaniment may be included. One or two pieces.
Fee £7.50 per group
Group of 2 to 4 people
Up to 4 mins.

810 Intermediate (Grades 5 & 6) Duet/Trio/Quartet
A piano accompaniment may be included. One or two pieces.
Fee £8.00 per group
Group of 2 to 4 people
Up to 5 mins.

811 Advanced (Grades 7 & 8) Duet/Trio/Quartet
One or two pieces.
Fee £9.50 per group
Group of 2 to 4 people
Up to 8 mins.

812 Junior Ensemble (Age 11 years and under)
For 5 or more players which may include one adult.
Fee £13.50 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
Up to 6 mins.

813 Intermediate Ensemble (Age 15 years and under)
For 5 or more players which may include one adult.
Fee £13.50 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
Up to 8 mins.

814 Senior Ensemble (18 years and under)
For 5 or more players.
Fee £13.50 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
18 and younger.
Up to 10 mins.

815 Brass Ensemble (Open)
For 5 or more players.
Fee £13.50 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
Up to 10 mins.

Concerto Competition
For Concerto entries, please see our Concerto Competition section.

Entries for the Festival close on 28 February 2024 (enter here). Please ensure your entry is submitted in time!