Hamilton Music Festival

Piano Syllabus

Baroque and Classical - 101

Any Baroque or Classical piece from the current RCM or CC syllabus.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10101 Grade/Level 1 $25.00
10102 Grade/Level 2 $25.00

Baroque - 102

Any Baroque piece from the current RCM or CC syllabus. For grade/level 7 and higher, Bach Two-Part Inventions, Three-Part Inventions and Preludes and Fugues must be entered in class 103.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10201 Grade/Level 3 $25.00
10202 Grade/Level 4 $25.00
10203 Grade/Level 5 $28.00
10204 Grade/Level 6 $28.00
10205 Grade/Level 7 $28.00
10206 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
10207 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
10208 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
10209 Associate/Diploma $34.00
10210 Post-Associate/Open $34.00

Bach - 103

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10301 Grades/Levels 7 & 8 Two-Part Inventions $28.00
10302 Grade/Level 9 Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) or grade/level 9 Prelude and Fugue $30.00
10303 Grade/Level 10 Any grade/level 10 Prelude and Fugue (from WTC Book I or II) $30.00
10304 Associate/Diploma Any associate-level Prelude and Fugue (from WTC Book I or II) $34.00
10305 Post-Associate/Open Any post-associate level Prelude and Fugue (from WTC Book I or II) $34.00

Classical - 104

Any Classical piece from the current RCM or CC syllabus. Multi-movement Sonatinas and Sonatas are to be played as listed in the RCM or CC Syllabus for that grade/level.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10401 Grade/Level 3 $25.00
10402 Grade/Level 4 $25.00
10403 Grade/Level 5 $28.00
10404 Grade/Level 6 $28.00
10405 Grade/Level 7 $28.00
10406 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
10407 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
10408 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
10409 Associate A/Diploma Mozart, Haydn or Clementi $34.00
10410 Associate B/Diploma Beethoven or Schubert $34.00
10411 Post-Assoc. A/Open Mozart, Haydn or Clementi $34.00
10412 Post-Assoc. B/Open Beethoven or Schubert $34.00

Romantic, Post Romantic & Early 20th Century - 105

Any Romantic, Post-Romantic or early 20th Century (prior to 1950) piece from the current RCM or CC syllabus. Canadian works are to be entered in 109.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10501 Grade/Level 1 $25.00
10502 Grade/Level 2 $25.00
10503 Grade/Level 3 $25.00
10504 Grade/Level 4 $25.00
10505 Grade/Level 5 $28.00
10506 Grade/Level 6 $28.00
10507 Grade/Level 7 $28.00

Romantic - 106

Any Romantic piece from the current RCM or CC syllabus.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10601 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
10602 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
10603 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
10604 Associate/Diploma $34.00
10605 Post-Associate/Open $34.00

Post-Romantic/Early 20th Century - 107

Any Post-Romantic or Early 20th Century piece (post 1875 to 1950) from the current RCM or CC syllabus. Canadian works are to be entered in 109.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10701 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
10702 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
10703 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
10704 Associate/Diploma $34.00
10705 Post-Associate/Open $34.00

Late 20th Century & 21st Century - 108

Any late 20th Century (post 1950) or 21st Century piece from the current RCM or CC syllabus. Canadian works are to be entered in 109.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10801 Grade/Level 1 $25.00
10802 Grade/Level 2 $25.00
10803 Grade/Level 3 $25.00
10804 Grade/Level 4 $25.00
10805 Grade/Level 5 $28.00
10806 Grade/Level 6 $28.00
10807 Grade/Level 7 $28.00
10808 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
10809 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
10810 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
10811 Associate/Diploma $34.00
10812 Post-Associate/Open $34.00

Canadian Piano Solos - 109

Any piece by a Canadian composer, in any style, including jazz or pop. Selection need not be from the current RCM or CC syllabus. Selection can be a commissioned piece. Selection should be at an appropriate grade/level.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
10901 Beginner/Prep A $25.00
10902 PreGrade 1/Prep B $25.00
10903 Grade/Level 1 $25.00
10904 Grade/Level 2 $25.00
10905 Grade/Level 3 $25.00
10906 Grade/Level 4 $25.00
10907 Grade/Level 5 $28.00
10908 Grade/Level 6 $28.00
10909 Grade/Level 7 $28.00
10910 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
10911 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
10912 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
10913 Associate/Diploma $34.00
10914 Post-Associate/Open $34.00

Etudes/Studies - 110

Any Etude or Study from the current RCM or CC syllabus. Memory is not required. No pop from the RCM popular selections substitutions list. (See class 111)

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11001 Grade/Level 1 $25.00
11002 Grade/Level 2 $25.00
11003 Grade/Level 3 $25.00
11004 Grade/Level 4 $25.00
11005 Grade/Level 5 $28.00
11006 Grade/Level 6 $28.00
11007 Grade/Level 7 $28.00
11008 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
11009 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
11010 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
11011 Associate/Diploma $34.00
11012 Post-Associate/Open $34.00

Popular Selections - 111

Own Choice. Please enter at your current grade/level. Your selection should be at a comparable level.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11101 Beginner/Prep A $25.00
11102 PreGrade 1/Prep B $25.00
11103 Grade/Level 1 $25.00
11104 Grade/Level 2 $25.00
11105 Grade/Level 3 $25.00
11106 Grade/Level 4 $25.00
11107 Grade/Level 5 $28.00
11108 Grade/Level 6 $28.00
11109 Grade/Level 7 $28.00
11110 Grade/Level 8 $28.00
11111 Grade/Level 9 $30.00
11112 Grade/Level 10 $30.00
11113 Associate/Diploma $34.00
11114 Post-Associate/Open $34.00

Concert Class: Any Repertoire - 112

Two solo works of equal difficulty showing stylistic balance. No pop. Selections can be, but don't have to be from the RCM or CC Syllabus. Appropriateness of selections will be considered in the marks. All repertoire, including etudes/studies used in this class must be memorized.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11201 Grade/Level 1 Maximum 6 Minutes $35.00
11202 Grade/Level 2 Maximum 6 Minutes $35.00
11203 Grade/Level 3 Maximum 6 Minutes $35.00
11204 Grade/Level 4 Maximum 8 Minutes $35.00
11205 Grade/Level 5 Maximum 8 Minutes $38.00
11206 Grade/Level 6 Maximum 15 Minutes $38.00
11207 Grade/Level 7 Maximum 15 Minutes $38.00
11208 Grade/Level 8 Maximum 25 Minutes $38.00
11209 Grade/Level 9 Maximum 25 Minutes $40.00
11210 Grade/Level 10 Maximum 35 Minutes $40.00
11211 Associate/Diploma Maximum 40 Minutes $44.00
11212 Post-Associate/Open Maximum 40 Minutes $44.00

Concerto - 113

Own choice. First or last movement. Please note that the second piano may be a digital piano.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11301 Grade/Level 8 & Lower Maximum 12 Minutes $40.00
11302 Grade/Level 9 & Up Baroque or Classical Maximum 20 minutes $40.00
11303 Grade/Level 9 & up Romantic or Contemporary Maximum 20 minutes $40.00

Pre-Grade 1 Solos - 114

One selection, own choice. These classes are for students not yet at grade/level 1. Students may enter at either the beginner OR the introductory level but not both. Selections may be from method books, RCM Prep A or Prep B or any other equivalent source.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11401 Beginner/Prep A Age 8 Years & Under $25.00
11402 Beginner/Prep A Age 9-12 Years $25.00
11403 Beginner/Prep A Age 13 Years & Over $25.00
11404 Introductory/Prep B Age 8 Years & Under $25.00
11405 Introductory/Prep B Age 9-12 Years $25.00
11406 Introductory/Prep B Age 13 Years & Over $25.00

Own Choice - 115

Own choice. One selection. Any repertoire. Please enter at your current grade/level.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11501 Beginner/Prep A Maximum 2 Minutes $25.00
11502 Introductory/Prep B Maximum 2 Minutes $25.00
11503 Grade/Level 1 Maximum 2 Minutes $25.00
11504 Grade/Level 2 Maximum 2 Minutes $25.00
11505 Grade/Level 3 Maximum 3 Minutes $25.00
11506 Grade/Level 4 Maximum 4 Minutes $25.00
11507 Grade/Level 5 Maximum 5 Minutes $28.00
11508 Grade/Level 6 Maximum 6 Minutes $28.00
11509 Grade/Level 7 Maximum 6 Minutes $28.00
11510 Grade/Level 8 Maximum 6 Minutes $28.00
11511 Grade/Level 9 Maximum 7 Minutes $30.00
11512 Grade/Level 10 Maximum 7 Minutes $30.00
11513 Associate/Diploma Maximum 8 Minutes $34.00
11514 Post-Associate/Open Maximum 8 Minutes $34.00

Accompaniment - 116

The pianist must provide their own soloist: a vocalist or other instrumentalist. Only the accompanist will be marked. Please enter at your current grade/level.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11601 Grades/Levels 7 & Under $28.00
11602 Grades/Levels 8 & 9 $28.00
11603 Grades/Levels 10 & Higher $30.00

Duets - 117

One piano - Four hands. Please enter at your current grade/level. Own choice. Your selection should be at an appropriate level. Memory is not required. Teacher must register the duet. The Bernice Bennett Memorial Music Scholarship for Duet: for duet participants, ages 12 - 18, in any discipline. All duet classes will be adjudicated by a panel of adjudicators.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11701 Beginner: Pre-Grade/Level 1 $30.00
11702 Grades/Levels 1-3 $30.00
11703 Grades/Levels 4-6 $34.00
11704 Grades/Levels 7 & 8 $34.00
11705 Grades/Levels 9 & 10 Maximum 10 Minutes $36.00
11706 Associate & Post-Associate Maximum 10 Minutes $40.00

Trios - 118

One piano - Six hands. Please enter at your current grade/level. Own choice. Your selection should be at an appropriate level. Memory is not required. Teacher must register the trio.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11801 Beginner: Pre-Grade/Level 1 $33.00
11802 Grades/Levels 1-3 $33.00
11803 Grades/Levels 4-6 $36.00
11804 Grades/Levels 7 & 8 $36.00
11805 Grades/Levels 9 & 10 Maximum 10 Minutes $39.00
11806 Associate & Post-Associate Maximum 10 Minutes $42.00

Adult - 119

One selection. Own choice.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
11901 Up to Grade/Level 2 $25.00
11902 Grades/Levels 3-5 $28.00
11903 Grades/Levels 6-8 $30.00
11904 Grades/Levels 9 & Up $34.00

Duos - 120

Two pianos ... eight hands. Please enter at your current grade/level. Own choice. Your selection should be at an appropriate level. Memory is not required. Teacher must register the duo. Please note that the second piano may be a digital piano.

Class Code Age / Level Selections / Restrictions Fee
12001 Beginner: Pre-Grade/Level 1 $40.00
12002 Grades/Levels 1 - 3 $40.00
12003 Grades/Levels 4 - 6 $40.00
12004 Grades/Levels 7 & 8 Maximum 10 minutes $40.00
12005 Grades/Levels 9 & 10 Maximum 10 minutes $40.00
12006 Associate & Post-Associate Maximum 10 minutes $40.00