|Adjudicator:||Keith Allen MMus BA FTCL ARCM PGCE||Closing date for entries: Closed for 2021|
|Venue:||Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD|| * Please send entries to: |
|Dates:||13th – 14th February 2021||Taffrail, Crede Lane, Bosham, PO18 8NX|
|* Online entry available here|
Keith Allen was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, going on to take post-graduate studies at Birmingham, Kingston and Thames Valley Universities. He played clarinet and saxophone with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Shakespeare Company and others. His previous positions include: Saxophone Tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire; Head of Birmingham Music Service; Musical Director: Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company and Consultant Editor, Faber Music.
Present positions include Musical Director, Birmingham Symphonic Winds; Artistic Director, National Concert Band Festival; Conductor, Solihull Youth Wind Orchestra and clarinet tutor of European Youth Summer Music.
He is also an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. In 2011, Keith directed University Wind Bands in Minnesota USA.
PLEASE NOTE: A harpsichord is not available for this section; only a piano will be available for accompaniment.
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Own choice of one or two movements from a concerto originally intended for recorder. Performers should introduce the piece they are to play. N.B. The exact time must be stated on your entry form.
An opportunity to play any ONE piece for your next examination (from any current syllabus).
For adult players of any standard who will be given a helpful commentary on their playing of their own choice of music.
Teachers and candidates should ensure that the pieces they choose in the Own Choice categories conform to the indicated Grade.
Performers should offer 2/3 contrasting pieces either with or without accompaniment and playing any recorder(s) to create a varied programme.
An opportunity to play an unaccompanied piece on any recorder. One piece or one movement from a sonata or similar work or any one complete set of variations from Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jacob Van Eyck. (Although players may select from any reliable edition, we would draw their attention to Der Fluyten Lust-hof: The Beginners’ Collection, edited by Thiemo Wind, XYZ 1042, as being particularly appropriate for the earlier grades.)