MCMF Musical Program and Timing

1. Minimum levels of pieces (see chart) are provided for guidance purposes only. 

2. Competitor's musical program may include one or more pieces or movements, provided the time limit is not exceeded (see chart). Piano concerto performance is limited to one movement of concerto/concertino or five minutes total. Performances that go beyond the time limit may be interrupted by the jury.

3. Popular pieces and arrangements are not accepted.

4. Maximum allowed for total performance

5, 6, 7 yrs: 5 min
8, 9 yrs: 6 min
10, 11 yrs: 7 min
12, 13, 14 yrs: 10 min
15, 16 yrs: 15 min
17 yrs and over: 20 min

Timings must be rounded to the nearest minute, and include breaks between pieces.

Please refer to Music Writing Competition section for specific timings.

5. A $15 fee will be charged for program changes. Requests must reach the Registrar’s office by April 15, 2018. No changes will be accepted after that date. There is no charge or limit date for the withdrawal of a selection or the cancellation of a performance; however, if possible, please kindly notify the Registrar’s office before the official program and schedule are issued. 

SUGGESTED MINIMUM LEVELS

Age group
... years and under
McGill RCM EMVI
5, 6, 7 Elem. IV 1 prép
8, 9 Elem. V 2 1
10, 11 Elem. VI 3 2
12 Sec. I 4 3
13 Sec. II 5 4
14 Sec. III 6 5
15 Sec. IV 7 6
16 Sec. V 8 7
17 Coll. I 9 8
18 Coll. II 10 9
23 University ARCT Post-laureate

  

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