Piano

Adjudicator: Graeme HumphreyClosing date for entries: 1st December 2020
Venue: Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD * Please send entries to:  Carol Frogley
Dates: 15th – 17th February 202134 Woodlands Avenue, Emsworth, PO10 7QE
* Online entry available here

Graeme Humphrey has been a teacher of piano all his professional life, both at the Royal Academy of Music for thirty-six years from 1974 – 2010, and privately. 

He has also been very actively involved in festival adjudicating and examining – work which has taken him to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, France, Sabah, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand and Ghana.

Graeme was awarded an Associated Board Scholarship on the piano from New Zealand to study at the Royal Academy of Music.  He regularly teaches in Hong Kong, and was external examiner at National Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore from 2009 – 2011.

He has given classes at both the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.  In 1988 he founded the Blackheath Music Festival in London.  From 1993 – 2010 he tutored at the Shrewsbury International Summer School and was Music Director of the Summer School from 2004 – 2010.

In 1997 Graeme was elected Warden of the Private Teachers’ Section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and in 2002 was elected President of the Royal Academy of Music Club. 

He has recently been involved in the selecting and editing of a major new piano duet project that is republishing long out-of-print beginner and intermediate level duet material, primarily for the pupil/teacher.

Graeme is an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals and in 2013 was made a Fellow of British and International Federation of Festivals.

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20th & 21st CENTURY


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P19Pre-grade pieces £7.00
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P20Grade 1 pieces £7.00
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P21Grades 2-3 pieces £7.00
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P22Grades 4-5 pieces £9.50
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P23Grades 6-7 pieces £9.50
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P24Grades 8-8+ pieces £9.50

ACCOMPANIMENT CLASS


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P4215 years and under £9.50
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P4318 years & under £9.50

ADULT CLASSES – 19 Years and over

Please note that amateur status applies to entrants without musical qualifications, and who do not work as a performer or teacher in a professional (paid) capacity.


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P49Novice. A novice is a performer who has not been learning the piano for more than 18 months on 1st January 2021. £7.00
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P50Amateur: Grades 1-5 £9.50
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P51Amateur: Grades 6-8 £9.50
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P52Senior Citizen.  Music written before 1900. £9.50
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P53Senior Citizen.  Music written after 1900. £9.50
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P54Sonata Class – Open. Any complete sonata written between 1750 and 1950.  (Please state exact time on the entry form) £19.00
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P55Baroque – Open.  Any one or more pieces. £7.00
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P56Classical – Open.  Any one or more pieces. £9.00
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P57Romantic and Impressionist – Open.  Any one piece. £9.50
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P5820th & 21st Century – Open.  Music written after 1920. £9.50
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P59Swing, Jazz and Blues – Open.  Own choice of one or more pieces. £9.50
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P60Amateur.  A group of contrasting pieces. £19.00
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P61Open.  A group of contrasting pieces. £19.00
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P62Open.  An opportunity to have your accompaniment skills adjudicated.  Bring a friend or relative with an instrument (e.g. recorder, oboe, double bass, tuba, singer etc.) and play ONE prepared piece.  Own choice.  Please state title, composer and the time of the chosen music on the entry form. £9.50
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P63Amateur.  An opportunity to have your accompaniment skills adjudicated.  Bring a friend or relative with an instrument (e.g. recorder, oboe, double bass, tuba, singer etc.) and play ONE prepared piece.  Own choice.  Please state title, composer and the time of the chosen music on the entry form. £9.50
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P64Open. An opportunity to have your accompaniment skills adjudicated.  Bring a friend or relative with an instrument (e.g. recorder, oboe, double bass, tuba, singer etc.) and play ONE prepared piece.  Own choice.  Please state title, composer and the time of the chosen music on the entry form. £9.50
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P65Amateur. An opportunity to demonstrate your skills as an instrumentalist.  Perform one piece on the piano and another on any other instrument (e.g. saxophone, violin, trombone or voice) with or without an accompaniment.  Own choice.  Please state the second instrument, the titles, composers and the total time of the chosen music on the entry form. £9.50
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P66Open.  Open choice of music from film, TV or musical for piano. £9.50

BAROQUE


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P59 years & under £7.00
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P610-12 years £7.00
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P713-15 years £9.50
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P816-18 years £9.50

CLASSICAL


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P10Grade 1 pieces £7.00
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P11Grades 2-3 pieces £7.00
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P12Grades 4-5 pieces £9.50
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P13Grades 6-7 pieces £9.50
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P14Grades 8-8+ pieces £9.50
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P9Pre-grade pieces £7.00

ETUDE CLASS

To show improvement in piano technique. See the syllabus for full details.


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P33Grades 1-3 £7.00
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P34Grades 4-5 £7.00
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P35Grades 6-7 £7.00
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P36Grade 8 to Diploma £9.50

FILM MUSIC & MUSIC FROM MUSICALS

Own choice of music from film, TV, musical or popular music arranged for piano.


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P4415 years and under £9.50
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P4518 years and under £9.50

GRADED EXAMINATION CLASS – NON-COMPETITIVE

For adjudication only: an opportunity for you to play any one piece for your next examination to be taken in Spring or Summer 2021 (From any current examination syllabus: ABRSM, Trinity College, Guildhall, etc.)


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P32For adjudication only £9.50

JAZZ – from the ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus specifically

Any one piece with improvisation.


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P31Grades 1-5 £9.50

NOVICE CLASSES

A novice is a performer who has not been learning the piano for more than 18 months on 1st January 2021.


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P17 years & under £7.00
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P28-9 years £7.00
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P310-12 years £7.00
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P413-18 years £7.00

PIANO PLUS

An opportunity to show your versatility as an instrumentalist. Perform one piece on the piano and another on any other instrument (e.g. recorder, clarinet, cello, trumpet, voice etc.) with or without an accompaniment. Own choice, any age under 18. Please state the second instrument, titles, composers and total time of the chosen music on the entry form.


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P40Under 15 years £9.50
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P41under 18 years £9.50

RECITAL CLASS

A group of contrasting pieces. N.B. Performers will be assessed on their choice of programme, dress and presentation as well as their performance and are encouraged to play one piece from memory. They should introduce their programme to the audience. Introductions are included in the time limit. Please note: Music chosen should be appropriate to grades specified.


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P46Grades 3-5 £9.50
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P47Grades 6-7 £11.50
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P48Grade 8 & Diploma £13.00

ROMANTIC


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P159 years & under £7.00
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P1610-12 years £9.50
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P1713-15 years £9.50
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P1816-18 years £9.50

SONATA and SONATINA CLASS

Please state title and exact times on the entry form.


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P37Under 13 years.  Any ONE movement of a sonata or sonatina. £9.50
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P38 £9.50
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P39Under 18 years.  TWO or THREE movements of a sonata. £13.00

SWING, JAZZ and BLUES


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P257 years & under £7.00
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P268-9 years £7.00
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P2710-11 years £7.00
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P2812-13 years £9.50
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P2914-15 years £9.50
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P3016-18 years £9.50