YOUNG MUSICIANS FESTIVAL

ART SONG


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  • There is no age limit attached to a division. Teachers should consider ability and years of study when deciding in which division to enter their students. Entrants in the Art Song category who receive a "5" rating are not required to progress to a higher class in the follow year. Teachers should use their best judgment to choose repertoire suitable for the student’s age and skill level.

  • In the Art Song category, all students are required to sing one piece from the “Required Pieces” List, which are all written or arranged by American composers, plus a contrasting “Choice Piece” of comparable difficulty and musical quality that is not included at any level of the YMF “Required Pieces” List. All songs must be memorized


  • Required pieces may be performed from any published edition. If you do not use the editions suggested on this list, please be sure to check that the repertoire is exactly the same music as that in the recommended editions.

  • For both the Required Piece and the Choice Piece, the teacher may choose any key which best suits the student’s voice. The music provided to the judges may be in the original key, as long as the performance key is noted on the page.

  • TIME LIMITS – ART SONG: Teachers are asked to observe the following time limits (combined required and choice compositions). If the two pieces will exceed these limits, please EMAIL Elizabeth Russo.

Primary Division 5 minutes
Elementary & Junior Division 6 minutes
Senior Division 8 minutes
Musically Advanced Division 10 minutes


 


MUSICAL THEATER


REPERTOIRE

  • Teachers may choose any two contrasting songs by that are written at an appropriate level for the student. The two pieces must be by different composers and should be in contrasting styles, e.g. Ballad and Up-Tempo or one contemporary musical theatre selection and one 'classic' musical theatre selection, e.g. a piece from a modern show like Jekyll and Hyde and then a second piece by Gershwin or Rodgers & Hammerstein. 

  • Pieces may be from any popular American musical genre: Music Theater, Pop, Movies, Country, Disney, etc. However, entrants are discouraged from singing in a heavy ëbeltingí voice.

  • The teacher may choose any key which best suits the studentís voice.

  • All music must be memorized.

  • TIME LIMITS - MUSICAL THEATER

Elementary and Middle School Students 8 minutes
High School Students 10 minutes

If the two pieces will exceed these limits, please email the voice chairperson.

 


VOCAL ENSEMBLE


  • Student may enter in one or both categories for VOCAL ENSEMBLE: DUET or TRIO/QUARTET.

  • Teachers may choose any two contrasting pieces that are written at an appropriate level for the students. The two pieces must be by different composers and should be in contrasting styles (e.g. Ballad and Up-Tempo or Musical Theatre and Classical).

  • Teachers are encouraged to assign pieces originally written for vocal ensemble but arrangements and transcriptions will be accepted. The pieces may be chosen from any musical style. (For example, students may sing one classical ensemble and one popular style ensemble or may sing 2 classical pieces or 2 contemporary pieces, as long as they are contrasting.)

  • Entrants are discouraged from singing in a heavy ‘belting’ voice.

  • The teacher may choose any key which best suits the students’ voices.

  • All music must be memorized.

  • Vocal ensembles may be comprised of students from more than one teacher’s studio, as long as all teachers are members of the Schubert Club or have paid a non-member entry fee.

  • TIME LIMITS - VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Elementary and Middle School Students 8 minutes
High School Students 10 minutes

If the two pieces will exceed these limits, please email the voice chairperson.

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