Woodwind (including Recorders) Syllabus 2024

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

Tuesday 7th May, Redhill United Reformed Church and
Saturday 11th May, Redhill United Reformed Church, Upper Hall.

Adjudicator: Jay Bevan

Jay BevanJay Studied at Urdang, and after a successful career as a dancer returned to playing the clarinet in 2005; something he hadn’t done since he was a child. He gained entry to Trinity College of Music at a post graduate level in 2007 under the tutelage of Victoria Samek. More recently, Jay has been studying with Nicholas Carpenter.

Since leaving Trinity, Jay has been working as a freelance musician during which time he has taken part in innumerable concerts and recordings all over the country and internationally. Jay is currently the Principal Clarinettist with the Central Band of the Royal British Legion and The London Sylvan Ensemble. He has also taken part in masterclasses with Gervase de Peyer and Roger Heaton.

Enquiries about entering the Woodwind (inc. Recorders) section should be emailed to: twinklingflutes@gmail.com.

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Rules

All classes are own choice. A piece can be taken from any current examination syllabus or be an own choice piece appropriate to the standard of that Grade. Please note that if a current examination piece is performed the class entered must be the same Grade as the piece. The adjudicator reserves the right to determine whether or not the piece is of the appropriate standard.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENSEMBLES OF MORE THAN FOUR PERFORMERS HAVE NOW MOVED TO GROUP MUSIC.

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).

Junior Classes

700 Beginners
Fee £5.00
Up to 2 mins.

701 Grade 1
Fee £5.00
Up to 2 mins.

702 Elementary Solo (Grade 2)
Fee £5.00
Up to 2 mins.

703 Junior Solo (Grade 3)
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

704 Junior Solo (Grade 4)
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins

705 Junior Recital (Grades 3 & 4)
Two contrasting pieces.
Fee £7.50
Up to 6 mins

706 Junior Duet/Trio or Quartet
A piano accompaniment may be included.
Fee £7.00 per group
Group of 2 to 4 people
Up to 4 mins

707 Be the Music!
In this class you get the chance to express the music beyond just the notes, dress up in character
etc..
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 min

Intermediate Classes

708 Solo (Grade 5)
Fee £6.00
Up to 4 mins.

709 Solo (Grade 6)
Fee £6.00
Up to 5 mins.

710 Recital Class (Grades 5 & 6)
Two contrasting pieces.
Fee £8.00
Up to 8 mins.

711 Duet / Trio or Quartet
Fee £7.50 per group
Group of 2 to 4 people
Up to 5 mins.

712 Music for Film or Stage (Intermediate)
Music from films or musicals only.
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

Senior Classes

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

713 Advanced Solo (Grade 7 & 8)
One movement from any work (except a concerto).
Please note this class is not appropriate for anyone who has already passed Grade 8.
Fee £6.50
Up to 8 mins.

714 Unaccompanied Solo
Fee £6.50
Up to 6 mins.

715 Sonata
One movement from any Sonata.
Fee £6.50
Up to 6 mins.

716 Recital (Open)
Two or Three contrasting pieces.
Fee £9.50
Up to 12 mins.

717 Duet / Trio or Quartet (Senior)
With or without piano accompaniment.
Fee £7.50 per group
Group of 2 to 4 people
Up to 8 mins.

718 Music for Film or Stage (Advanced)
Music from the films or musicals.
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins.

719 Adult Students Only!
This class is for adults who started learning post 18 years.
Fee £5.50
Up to 8 mins.

720 20th or 21st Century
Fee £6.50
Up to 6 mins.

Recorders only

Section for just recorder entries.

721 Recorders – Pre Grade 1
Class for recorders only pre grade 1
Fee £5.00
Up to 2 mins

722 Recorders Grade 1 to Grade 2
Recorders Grade 1 and 2
Fee £5.00
Up to 2 mins

723 Recorders Grade 3 to Grade 4
Recorders Grade 3 and 4
Fee £5.00
Up to 3 mins

724 Recorders Grade 5 to Grade 6
Recorders only grade 5 and 6
Fee £6.00
Up to 4 mins

725 Recorders Grade 7 to Grade 8
Recorders only Grade 7 and 8
Fee £6.00
Up to 5 mins

726 Recorders Recital Grade 1 to 3
Recorders only Recital Grades 1 to 3
Fee £6.50
Up to 6 mins

727 Recorders Recital Grade 4 and 5
Recorders only Recital Grade 4 and 5
Fee £6.50
Up to 8 mins

728 Recorders Recital Grade 7 plus
Recorders recital advanced
Fee £7.00
Up to 10 mins

729 Recorder Duet
Duet class for recorders
Fee £7.00
Up to 10 mins

730 Recorder Trio / Quartet
Recorder trios and quartets
Fee £7.50
Up to 10 mins

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