Brass

Adjudicator:Kevin Price ARAM, FHEA, BMus, LRSM, LTCLClosing date for entries: 1st December 2020
Venue:Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD* Please send entries to:
c/o Catherine Hu, 17 Hilda Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6PQ
Dates:Saturday 6th February 2021 & Sunday 7th February 2021* Online entry available here

Kevin Price was born in Wellington, New Zealand and studied at Otago University and the University of Auckland whilst working as sub-principal trombone with the Auckland Philharmonia and as a freelance player with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He moved to London in 1989 after winning a three-year Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) scholarship for postgraduate study at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, leading to freelance work with a number of London orchestras. Kevin was subsequently appointed Principal Trombone of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and taught trombone for Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

In 2005, Kevin was appointed RWCMD Head of Brass and Percussion Studies, enabling him to build on a rich tradition of high level performance and to oversee the development of vocational activities in brass chamber music, historical performance, educational outreach, brass teaching methods and healthy practice.

Kevin examines at specialist music schools and UK conservatoires and works as a reviewer, competition judge and festival adjudicator. He is a Diploma examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in 2012. He is a member of the Court of Assistants for the Royal Society of Musicians, and supports the work of the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund and British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), aiding performing musicians to pursue active and healthy careers.

From 2016 Kevin served as RWCMD Interim Director of Music, leading to his appointment as Head of Music Performance in 2017.The role requires him to balance and blend professional training of music students with the vibrant and diverse RWCMD arts programme, ensuring that each world-class artist visiting RWCMD brings with them a significant benefit to the student’s training experience. Whilst developing and facilitating cross-disciplinary performance opportunities and ongoing enhancements for students, he also supports the development of the College’s profile as the National Conservatoire of Wales, and its participation within music education in Wales and international music industry networks.

Important guidance notes for entries:

  1. Please ensure that all sections of the entry form are completed and include details of the repertoire to be performed.
  2. Details of performance dates, times and venue will be sent by email.
  3. Teachers or parents are welcome to assist with tuning, up to and including Grade 6 (if graded category) or Age 14 (if age category).
  4. Performers will need to provide their own equipment if using a backing track.
  5. Where a class is described as “Unaccompanied”, the music played must have been written or arranged to be played unaccompanied.
  6. Where a class is described as “Any other musical style” the music played could be Jazz, Pop, Film, Folk etc.
  7. You may enter as many classes for each grade classification as you wish, but can enter each class ONCE only.

Please see the full rules and regulations here.

Enter online below under Subcategories


Adult Only Classes

Own choice of one piece or two contrasting pieces, to be performed with piano accompaniment or accompanied by a backing track.


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Br24Adult Only Classes - Grades 1-2 £7.00
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Br25Adult Only Classes - Grades 3-4 £9.50
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Br26Adult Only Classes - Grades 5-6 £9.50
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Br27Adult Only Classes - Grades 7-8 £9.50
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Br28Adult Only Classes - Diploma £11.50

Concerto

Own choice of any number of contrasting movements from the same concerto. To be performed with piano accompaniment. Time limits include any introduction and pauses between movements, but exclude initial tuning up.


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Br36Concerto - Grades 5-6 £11.50
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Br37Concerto - Grades 7-8 £11.50
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Br38Concerto - Diploma £13.00
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Br39Concerto - Open £19.00

Diploma Solo

Own choice of one piece or two contrasting pieces (contrasting in mood and speed), to be performed with piano accompaniment or accompanied by a backing track. Open to all ages, including adults.


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Br16Diploma Solo - Classical music, any period £11.50
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Br17Diploma Solo - Any other musical style £11.50
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Br18Diploma Solo - Unaccompanied £11.50

Examination Music Solo

Own choice of ONE piece or movement chosen from any current Examining Board syllabus. Please state the exact time on the entry form. Open to all ages, including adults.


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Br19Examination Music Solo - Grades 1-2 £7.00
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Br20Examination Music Solo - Grades 3-4 £9.50
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Br21Examination Music Solo - Grades 5-6 £9.50
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Br22Examination Music Solo - Grades 7-8 £9.50
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Br23Examination Music Solo - Diploma £11.50

Grades 1-2 Solo

Own choice of ONE piece, to be performed with piano accompaniment or accompanied by a backing track. Open to all ages, including adults.


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Br4Grades 1-2 Solo - Classical music, any period £7.00
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Br5Grades 1-2 Solo - Any other musical style £7.00
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Br6Grades 1-2 Solo - Unacccompanied £7.00

Grades 3-4 Solo

Own choice of ONE piece, to be performed with piano accompaniment or accompanied by a backing track. Open to all ages, including adults.


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Br7Grades 3-4 Solo - Classical music, any period £9.50
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Br8Grades 3-4 Solo - Any other musical style £9.50
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Br9Grades 3-4 Solo - Unaccompanied £9.50

Grades 5-6 Solo

Own choice of ONE piece, to be performed with piano accompaniment or accompanied by a backing track. Open to all ages, including adults.


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Br10Grades 5-6 Solo - Classical music, any period £9.50
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Br11Grades 5-6 Solo - Any other musical style £9.50
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Br12Grades 5-6 Solo - Unaccompanied £9.50

Grades 7-8 Solo

Own choice of ONE piece, to be performed with piano accompaniment or accompanied by a backing track. Open to all ages, including adults.


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Br13Grades 7-8 Solo - Classical music, any period £9.50
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Br14Grades 7-8 Solo - Any other musical style £9.50
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Br15Grades 7-8 Solo - Unaccompanied £9.50

Mixed Bag Solo

These classes are intended to prepare performers who may wish to undertake a recital at a later stage in their development. Own choice of two or three pieces, including pieces written with or without accompaniment. Accompaniments can be played on the piano or supplied by a backing track. Open to all ages, including adults. Time limits include any introductions and pauses between pieces, but exclude initial tuning up.


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Br30Mixed Bag Solo - Grades 1-2 £9.50
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Br31Mixed Bag Solo - Grades 3-4 £11.50
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Br32Mixed Bag Solo - Grades 5-6 £13.00

Non Competitive Class Solo

Performers will have the opportunity to play in front of a friendly audience and be given helpful feedback without the pressure of any sense of competition. It’s a great way to enjoy your music and show others just how much you can do! You can play any piece of music, at any level, whatever age or ability you are. Great for those who aren’t taking grades. Own choice of one piece or two contrasting pieces (contrasting in mood and speed), to be performed with piano accompaniment or accompanied by a backing track. Open to all ages, including adults.


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Br29Non Competitive Class Solo - Open £9.50

Novice Solo

Own choice of one or two pieces in any style, with or without piano accompaniment. Timings must include any introductions and pauses in between pieces (but do not include initial tuning up). Novices are considered to be players who have not been learning their first brass instrument for more than 18 months by 1st January 2021.


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Br1Novice Solo - 12 years and younger £7.00
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Br2Novice Solo - 13 - 18 years £7.00
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Br3Novice Solo - Adult £7.00

Recital

Own choice of pieces to be performed with piano accompaniment but can include one piece without accompaniment if specifically written as an unaccompanied piece. Try to be as innovative as you can. Time limits include any introductions and pauses between pieces, but exclude initial tuning up.


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Br33Recital - Grades 7-8 £19.00
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Br34Recital - Diploma £19.00
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Br35Recital - Open £19.00