Percussion

2019 Syllabus: Percussion

Includes: Solo and Group Classes

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PERCUSSION NOTES AND REGULATIONS

In addition to the following discipline specific information, please refer to the general rules and regulations.

GRADE: Repertoire graded by RCM/CC must be performed at the grade(s) listed in their syllabi. Ungraded repertoire should be equal in difficulty to graded repertoire performed in the same class(es).

SELECTION: Unless otherwise indicated in THIS syllabus, the word selection refers to:

  • One piece by a composer, and not two or more short pieces from a collection or cycle.
  • One movement of a larger work such as a suite.

PERCUSSION SOLO CLASSES 

BEGINNER

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

CLASS 7101 SNARE DRUM SOLO, BEGINNER, 1ST YEAR OF INSTRUCTION
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7102 SNARE DRUM SOLO, BEGINNER, 2ND YEAR OF INSTRUCTION
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7103 MALLET SOLO, BEGINNER, 1ST YEAR OF INSTRUCTION
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7104 MALLET SOLO, BEGINNER, 2ND YEAR OF INSTRUCTION
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7105 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, BEGINNER, 1ST YEAR OF INSTRUCTION
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7106 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, BEGINNER, 2ND YEAR OF INSTRUCTION
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 1

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

CLASS 7111 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 1
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7112 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 1
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7113 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 1
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7114 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 1
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7115 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 1
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7116 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 1
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 2

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

CLASS 7121 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 2
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7122 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 2
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7123 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 2
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7124 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 2
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7125 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 2
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7126 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 2
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 3

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

(P) CLASS 7131 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7132 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice.

(P) CLASS 7133 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7134 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice.

(P) CLASS 7135 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7136 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice.

(P) CLASS 7137 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7138 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 3
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 4

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

(P) CLASS 7141 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7142 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice.

(P) CLASS 7143 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7144 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice.

(P) CLASS 7145 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7146 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice.

(P) CLASS 7147 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(P) CLASS 7148 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 4
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 5

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

(J) CLASS 7151 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7152 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice.

(J) CLASS 7153 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7154 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice.

(J) CLASS 7155 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7156 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice.

(J) CLASS 7157 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7158 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 5
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 6

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

(J) CLASS 7161 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7162 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice.

(J) CLASS 7163 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7164 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice.

(J) CLASS 7165 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7166 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice.

(J) CLASS 7167 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(J) CLASS 7168 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 6
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 7

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

(I) CLASS 7171 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7172 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice.

(I) CLASS 7173 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7174 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice.

(I) CLASS 7175 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7176 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice.

(I) CLASS 7177 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7178 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO,
MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 7
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 8

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

(I) CLASS 7181 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7182 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice.

(I) CLASS 7183 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7184 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice.

(I) CLASS 7185 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7186 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice.

(I) CLASS 7187 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(I) CLASS 7188 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO,
MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 8
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 9

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

(A) CLASS 7191 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7192 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice.

(A) CLASS 7193 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7194 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice.

(A) CLASS 7195 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7196 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice.

(A) CLASS 7197 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7198 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO,
MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 9
One selection, own choice.

GRADE/LEVEL 10

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

Please note the Beryl Ferguson Memorial Trophy 8-minute time limit.

(A) CLASS 7201 SNARE DRUM SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7202 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice.

(A) CLASS 7203 MALLET SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7204 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice.

(A) CLASS 7205 TIMPANI SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7206 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice.

(A) CLASS 7207 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(A) CLASS 7208 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO,
MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, GRADE/LEVEL 10
One selection, own choice.

DIPLOMA

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

Please note the Aikins Memorial Trophy 10-minute time limit.

For National Festival eligibility information, please refer to the National Festival class section.

(S) CLASS 7211 SNARE DRUM SOLO, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7212 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice.

(S) CLASS 7213 MALLET SOLO, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7214 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice.

(S) CLASS 7215 TIMPANI SOLO, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7216 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice.

(S) CLASS 7217 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7218 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, DIPLOMA
One selection, own choice.

HONOURS

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

For National Festival eligibility information, please refer to the National Festival class section.

(S) CLASS 7221 SNARE DRUM SOLO, HONOURS
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7222 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, HONOURS
One selection, own choice.

(S) CLASS 7223 MALLET SOLO, HONOURS
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7224 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, HONOURS
One selection, own choice.

(S) CLASS 7225 TIMPANI SOLO, HONOURS
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7226 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, HONOURS
One selection, own choice.

(S) CLASS 7227 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, HONOURS
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

(S) CLASS 7228 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, HONOURS
One selection, own choice.

ADULT

Please read the NOTES at the beginning of the PERCUSSION section for clarification of class requirements.

These classes are restricted to mature adults, from beginner to advanced levels, who wish to perform in a festival setting. Performances will be evaluated in accordance with the standard appropriate for the level of study.

CLASS 7231 SNARE DRUM SOLO, ADULT
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7232 SNARE DRUM SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, ADULT
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7233 MALLET SOLO, ADULT
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7234 MALLET SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, ADULT
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7235 TIMPANI SOLO, ADULT
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7236 TIMPANI SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, ADULT
One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7237 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, ADULT
One selection, own choice. No multi-movement works.

CLASS 7238 MULTIPLE PERCUSSION SOLO, MULTI-MOVEMENT WORK, ADULT
One selection, own choice.

 


PERCUSSION GROUP CLASSES

CLASS 7291 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, BEGINNER
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7292 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, GRADES 1-2
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7293 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, GRADES 3-4
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7294 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, GRADES 5-6
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7295 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, GRADES 7-8
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.


CLASS 7296 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, GRADES 9-10
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7297 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, DIPLOMA
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.

CLASS 7298 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, OWN CHOICE, OPEN
Two or more percussion instruments, with or without piano accompaniment. One selection, own choice.

VOCAL AND/OR INSTRUMENTAL GROUP, FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS

CLASS 1901 VOCAL AND/OR INSTRUMENTAL GROUP, FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS, OWN CHOICE
This class is designed to promote recreational music making. Two or more singers/instrumentalists, any number of parts. Two contrasting selections, own choice.