EISTEDDFOD SECTIONS

EISTEDDFOD SECTIONS

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Instrumental

 

INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION

The Instrumental sections of the Toowoomba Eisteddfod provide musicians of all skill levels a performance opportunity with feedback from a specialist in their field. It gives the participants a goal to work towards that offers a greater focus for their practice in turn improving their skills overall.

Please read the General Rules and Division-Specific Rules carefully to avoid disqualification.                                                                                                                     Refer to the Schedule for the specific rules for each Section.

Instrumental – GENERAL RULES
i.
Own choice of music.
ii. Own Choice submissions for Instrumental Solos need only include the accompaniment scores where the accompaniment is essential to the adjudicator’s assessment of the performance.
iii. Full scores are only required for Duets, Trios, Quartets and Instrumental Groups (unless otherwise stated).
iv. Backing Tracks and foldback speakers are not permitted unless specified.
v. Competitors may perform more than once in multi-instrument solo sections, provided each solo performance is on a different instrument.
vi. Tuning for groups of two (2) or more, not accompanied by piano, is to be done off-stage.
vii. Instruments must be supplied by competitors, unless otherwise stated.
viii. One selection/movement only except in Championship Sections and Division 22 (Instrumental Groups). When a pre-Classical piece is chosen in any Division, two contrasting movements may be performed.
ix. In All-Age Graded Sections in this Discipline:

  • Age limits do not apply.
  • Grade levels are for any approved examination body such as: AMEB, Trinity, Royal Schools, ABRSM.
  • A competitor must not have passed an examination which is of a higher level than that of the entered Section
  • Repertoire must be selected from the current Syllabus of an approved examining body at the Grade Level being entered.

SECTION CATEGORIES

DIVISION 15 - MULTI-INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS & DUETS

a. Open to any instrument other than piano, unless otherwise specified.

INSTRUMENTAL AND PIANO SONATA DUET
a.
Judged as a duet.
b. Two players – one instrumental and one piano.

OTHER INSTRUMENT DUET
a.
Open to any instrumental combination other than those programmed.

300 Open INSTRUMENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

301 Open INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO

302 Open INSTRUMENTAL SONATA

303 Open INSTRUMENTAL DUET

304 Year 12 and under WOODWIND or BRASS CONCERTO

305 Year 12 and under WOODWIND or BRASS SONATA

306 Year 12 and under INSTRUMENTAL AND PIANO SONATA DUET

307 Secondary OTHER INSTRUMENT DUET

308 Primary OTHER INSTRUMENT DUET

DIVISION 16 - STRING SOLOS & GRADED SOLOS

a. Open to Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.
b. Duets may be any instrument combination within the String family.

STRING UNACCOMPANIED SOLO
a. Composition must be written as an unaccompanied solo.

POPULAR/JAZZ/TRADITIONAL/AUSTRALIAN STRING SOLO
a. Includes popular melodies, jazz style or traditional style (eg. jigs, reels) and Australian compositions.
b. The equipment provided for a backing track uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
c. May be accompanied or unaccompanied.
d. Minimum of 16 bars.

J.S. BACH STRING SOLO
Accompanied or unaccompanied JS Bach solos (e.g. from the 6 Sonatas and Partitas)

310 Year 12 and under JS BACH STRING SOLO

312 Year 12 and under STRING CONCERTO SOLO

313 Year 12 and under STRING SONATA SOLO

314 Years 10 and above STRING CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO

315 Years 10 to 12 VIOLIN OR VIOLA SOLO

316 Year 7 to 9 VIOLIN OR VIOLA SOLO

317 Years 10 to 12 CELLO OR DOUBLE BASS SOLO

318 Year 7 to 9 CELLO OR DOUBLE BASS SOLO

319 Years 10 to 12 STRING UNACCOMPANIED SOLO

320 Year 7 to 9 STRING UNACCOMPANIED SOLO

321 Years 10 to 12 POPULAR/JAZZ/TRADITIONAL/AUSTRALIAN
STRING SOLO

322 Year 7 to 9 POPULAR/JAZZ/TRADITIONAL/AUSTRALIAN
STRING SOLO

323 Year 6 VIOLIN OR VIOLA SOLO

324 Year 5 VIOLIN OR VIOLA SOLO

325 Year 4 or under VIOLIN/ VIOLA/ ‘CELLO or DOUBLE BASS SOLO 

326 Years 5 or 6 CELLO OR DOUBLE BASS SOLO

328 Year 6 and under STRING UNACCOMPANIED SOLO

329 Year 6 and under POPULAR/JAZZ/TRADITIONAL
STRING SOLO 

DIVISION 17 - STRING SOLOS & GRADED SOLOS

a. Open to Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Acoustic Guitar (where specified).

JS BACH STRING SOLO
a.
Accompanied or unaccompanied JS Bach solos (e.g. from the 6 Sonatas and Partitas)

STRING UNACCOMPANIED SOLO
a.
Composition must be written as an unaccompanied solo.

POPULAR/JAZZ/TRADITIONAL/AUSTRALIAN STRING SOLO
a.
Includes popular melodies, jazz style or traditional style (e.g. jigs, reels) and Australian compositions.
b. The equipment provided for a backing track uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
c. May be accompanied or unaccompanied.
d. Minimum of 16 bars.

330 All-Age GRADED STRING SOLO Diploma Level or above

331 All-Age GRADED STRING SOLO Grades 7 or 8 Level

332 All-Age GRADED STRING SOLO Grades 5 or 6 Level

333 All-Age GRADED STRING SOLO Grades 3 or 4 Level

334 All-Age GRADED STRING SOLO Grades 1 or 2 Level

335 All-Age GRADED STRING SOLO Preliminary

336 Primary School ACOUSTIC GUITAR SOLO

337 Secondary School ACOUSTIC GUITAR SOLO

DIVISION 18 - WOODWIND SOLOS

a. Open to Woodwind Instruments.

WOODWIND UNACCOMPANIED SOLO. 
Composition must be written as an unaccompanied solo.

POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE WOODWIND SOLO
a. Includes popular melodies or jazz style.
b. The equipment provided for a backing track uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
c. May be accompanied or unaccompanied.

340 Years 10 to 12 WOODWIND SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP

341 Year 11 and 12 FLUTE SOLO

342 Years 9 and 10 FLUTE SOLO

343 Year 7 and 8 FLUTE SOLO

344 Year 6 FLUTE SOLO

345 Year 5 and under FLUTE SOLO

346 Year 11 and 12 CLARINET SOLO

347 Year 9 and 10 CLARINET SOLO

348 Year 7 and 8 CLARINET SOLO

349 Year 6 CLARINET SOLO

350 Year 5 and under CLARINET SOLO

351 Year 11 and 12 SAXOPHONE SOLO

352 Year 9 and 10 SAXOPHONE SOLO

353 Year 7 and 8 SAXOPHONE SOLO

354 Year 6 SAXOPHONE SOLO

355 Year 5 and under SAXOPHONE SOLO

356 Year 11 and 12 ANY OTHER WOODWIND,
Including recorder SOLO

357 Year 9 and 10 ANY OTHER WOODWIND,
Including recorder SOLO

358 Year 7 and 8 ANY OTHER WOODWIND,
Including recorder SOLO

359 Year 6 and under ANY OTHER WOODWIND,
Including recorder SOLO

360 Year 11 and 12 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE WOODWIND SOLO

361 Year 9 and 10 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE WOODWIND SOLO

362 Year 7 and 8 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE WOODWIND SOLO

363 Year 6 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE WOODWIND SOLO

364 Year 5 and under POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE WOODWIND SOLO

365 Open POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE WOODWIND SOLO

DIVISION 19 - BRASS SOLOS

a. Open to Brass Instruments.

OTHER BRASS SOLO
a.
Open to any Brass instrument other than Trumpet or Cornet.

POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE BRASS SOLO
a.
Includes popular melodies or jazz style.
b. The equipment provided for a backing track uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
c. May be accompanied or unaccompanied.

370 Years 10 to 12 BRASS SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP

371 Year 11 and 12 TRUMPET OR CORNET SOLO

372 Year 9 and 10 TRUMPET OR CORNET SOLO

373 Year 7 and 8 TRUMPET OR CORNET SOLO

374 Year 6 TRUMPET OR CORNET SOLO

375 Year 5 and under TRUMPET OR CORNET SOLO

376 Year 11 and 12 OTHER BRASS SOLO

377 Year 9 and 10 OTHER BRASS SOLO

378 Year 7 and 8 OTHER BRASS SOLO

 

379 Year 6 OTHER BRASS SOLO

380 Year 5 and under OTHER BRASS SOLO

381 Year 11 and 12 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE BRASS SOLO

382 Year 9 and 10 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE BRASS SOLO

383 Year 7 and 8 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE BRASS SOLO

384 Year 6 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE TRUMPET OR CORNET SOLO

385 Year 6 POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE OTHER BRASS SOLO

386 Year 5 and under POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE TRUMPET OR
CORNET SOLO

387 Year 5 and under POPULAR/JAZZ/MOVIE OTHER BRASS SOLO

DIVISION 20 - OTHER INSTRUMENT SOLOS

a. Only open to instruments not specified in other sections.
b. The equipment provided for a backing track uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used..
c. The full list of Eisteddfod supplied equipment (posted on the website) is available for use. Only these amplifiers are allowed.

OTHER INSTRUMENT SOLO
a. Not open to Percussion (including Drum Kit).

390 Years 10 to 12 ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

391 Primary School DRUM KIT SOLO

392 Secondary School DRUM KIT SOLO

393 Primary School TUNED PERCUSSION, ELECTRIC GUITAR SOLO

394 Secondary School TUNED PERCUSSION, ELECTRIC GUITAR SOLO

395 Open   ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT SOLO

 
DIVISION 21 - INSTRUMENTAL DUETS, TRIOS & QUARTETS

a. Duets, trios and quartets may be accompanied unless otherwise specified.
b. In any Section, instrumentation may be any combination within that instrument family unless otherwise indicated.
c. Competitors may perform more than once in multi-instrument sections, provided each performance is on a different instrument.

ANY OTHER WOODWIND DUET
a. Open to any instrumental combination other than those programmed.
b. Duet need not be mixed.

400 Years 10 to 12 STRING DUET

401 Year 7 to 9 STRING DUET

402 Year 6 and under STRING DUET

403 Secondary FLUTE DUET

404 Primary FLUTE DUET

405 Secondary CLARINET DUET

406 Primary CLARINET DUET

407 Secondary SAXOPHONE DUET

408 Primary SAXOPHONE DUET

409 Secondary ANY OTHER WOODWIND DUET

410 Primary ANY OTHER WOODWIND DUET

 

411 Secondary BRASS DUET

412 Primary BRASS DUET

414 Primary STRING TRIO/QUARTET

415 Secondary WOODWIND (unaccompanied) TRIO/QUARTET

416 Primary WOODWIND TRIO/QUARTET

417 Secondary BRASS (unaccompanied) TRIO/QUARTET

418 Primary BRASS TRIO/QUARTET

419 Secondary INSTRUMENTAL (unaccompanied) TRIO/QUARTET

420 Primary INSTRUMENTAL TRIO/QUARTET

470 Secondary STRING (unaccompanied) A GRADE TRIO/QUARTET

471 Secondary STRING (unaccompanied) B GRADE
(Level 2 and under) TRIO/QUARTET

DIVISION 22 - INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS

a. Competitors must read and agree to abide by all ensemble data Information (available on website) prior to submitting Registration Forms and all other ensemble information given.
b. Schools competing in A & B Grade sections may only have 6 players common between the two ensembles and it must be on an instrument of a different family. “Family” refers to String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion.
c. Instrumental ensembles other than A & B grade sections may have players perform more than once, but it must be on an instrument of a different family. “Family” refers to String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion.
d. A Piano accompanist of any age may be included in Primary sections.
e. In Secondary sections, the pianist within the ensemble must be of the required age group.
f. Piano is not permitted in Secondary Concert Band sections.
g. The Piano is not permitted to be moved in any venue. Only Empire staff are allowed to do so.
h. Competitors are to adhere to the stage plans (available on the website).
i. The Eisteddfod supplies Percussion equipment and amplifiers which must not be moved from the set stage plan without consultation with the Eisteddfod Stage manager.
j. No additional amplifiers, speakers, microphones or other electronic equipment are to be used.
k. No vocalist allowed unless otherwise specified in the section rules.

430 Open INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

431 Open SMALL INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

432 Open STAGE BAND

433 Open CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE

434 Year 12 and under CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE

435 Year 12 and under COMMUNITY or COMBINED SCHOOLS ENSEMBLE

436 Secondary SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

437 Secondary School STRING ENSEMBLE

438 Secondary School A GRADE CONCERT BAND

439 Secondary School B GRADE CONCERT BAND

440 Secondary School A GRADE STAGE BAND

441 Secondary School B GRADE STAGE BAND

443 Secondary School SMALL INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

444 Secondary School WOODWIND or BRASS ENSEMBLE

445 Secondary School WOODWIND/BRASS/RHYTHM ENSEMBLE

446 Secondary School PERCUSSION or ORFF ENSEMBLE

447 Primary School CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

448 Primary School PRIMARY STRING ENSEMBLE

 

449 Primary SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

450 Primary SMALL STRING ENSEMBLE

451 Primary School PRIMARY STRINGS BEGINNER ENSEMBLE

452 Primary INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

453 Primary SCHOOL CONCERT BAND

454 Primary SCHOOL BEGINNER BAND

455 Primary School SMALL CONCERT BAND

456 Primary School STAGE BAND

458 Primary School SMALL INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

459 Primary School PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

460 Primary School RECORDER or ORFF ENSEMBLE

461 Primary School WOODWIND ENSEMBLE

462 Primary School BRASS ENSEMBLE

463 Primary School WOODWIND/BRASS/RHYTHM ENSEMBLE

472 Secondary School SMALL STRING A GRADE ENSEMBLE

473 Secondary School SMALL STRING B GRADE
(Level 2 and under) ENSEMBLE

SECTION CATEGORIES

For more details please see the current schedule on the home page.

Please read the General Rules and Division Specific Rules carefully to avoid disqualification.
All competitors are required to frequently check the Eisteddfod website for the latest updates.
All participants in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod do so in the spirit of friendly competition and enhancement of performance abilities in a forum where stage experience can be gained and learned. Competition is staged with respect for the organisers, audience, adjudicator/s and fellow competitors, thus maintaining the spirit and integrity of the eisteddfod movement.