Vocal Classes

5th, 12th 13th March 2022

Parmiter’s School. High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford WD25 0UU

Adjudicators: 

Kristy Swift trained in Australia, and relocated to the United Kingdom after winning Australia’s largest and most prestigious award for singers, the Herald Sun Aria. Initially a pianist, Kristy began teaching in 1994 at the Encore Music School in Brisbane, Australia, and has since taught singing and piano privately and in several secondary schools in Australia and the United Kingdom. These include Melbourne Girls’ College, Brighton Grammar School (Australia), Wycombe Abbey, and her current teaching position at Wellington College in Crowthorne, Berkshire.

As an opera singer, Kristy has performed solo roles with numerous companies and orchestras, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the London Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Radio Orchestra at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and for the Wexford, Buxton and Iford festivals, among many others. Her solo vocals are also on the soundtrack of the recent Hollywood remake of The Magnificent Seven. When not performing and teaching, Kristy is a freelance adjudicator, and an examiner for the ABRSM.

  • B1-B5, B8, B12-B15: Certificate/Medal/Trophy
  • B6, B7, B9-B11, B16-B21: Certificate/Trophy

JUNIOR and INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

  • Competitors may only enter class B8 (Novice) if they have not previously been awarded 1st place in a vocal class at any music festival.
  • Please only sing songs from music theatre shows or films in classes B12, B13, B14, B15, B16 and B17 (Not B1 - B10) No 'pop' songs
  • Please time your songs carefully and make sure you do not exceed the time limit. When there is a time limit specified your performance will be judged only to that point and may be terminated.
  • One original copy of the music performed must be provided for the adjudicator on the day of the competition. Accompanists should also use an original copy.
B1 Solo - Age 7 and under (not music theatre or pop song) 3 mins £11.00
B2 Solo - Age 10 and under (not music theatre or pop song) 3 mins £11.00
B3 Solo - Age 12 and under (not music theatre or pop song) 4 mins £12.00
B4 Solo - Age 15 and under (not music theatre or pop song) 5 mins £13.00
B5 Boys' Treble Solo - unchanged voices (not music theatre or pop song) 5 mins £13.00
B6 Girls' Vocal Solo - Age 18 and under (not music theatre or pop song) 5 mins £13.00
B7 Tenor/baritone/bass solo - Age 18 and under (not music theatre or pop song) 5 mins £13.00
B8 Novice - Age 12 and under (not music theatre or pop song) 4 mins £12.00
B9 Vocal Solo with a Religious text - Age 16 and under 5 mins £13.00
B10 Folk Song - Age 16 and under 4 mins £12.00
 
  • Traditional folk song with or without a simple accompaniment.
B11 Vocal Duet - Age 16 and under 5 mins £16.00
B12 Song from a Music Theatre Show or Film - School Year 2 and under 3 mins £11.00
B13 Song from a Music Theatre Show or Film - School Years 3 & 4 4 mins £12.00
B14 Song from a Music Theatre Show or Film - School Years 5 & 6 5 mins £13.00
B15 Song from a Music Theatre Show or Film - School Years 7 & 8 5 mins £13.00
B16 Song from a Music Theatre Show or Film - School Years 9, 10 & 11 5 mins £13.00
B17 Song from a Music Theatre Show or Film - School Years 12 & 13 5 mins £13.00

OPEN CLASSES

  • Please time your songs carefully and make sure you do not exceed the time limit. When there is a time limit specified your performance will be judged only to that point and may be terminated.
  • One original copy of the music performed must be provided for the adjudicator on the day of the competition. Accompanists should also use an original copy.
  • Carnatic singing classes can be found in Section F
B18 Recital - Any voice, 3 or 4 songs suitable for a recital group 15 mins £22.00
B19 Song from a Music Theatre Show or film - any voice 5 mins £13.00
B20 Song by a British composer OR with a text by Shakespeare (any composer) 5 mins £13.00
B21 Vocal Duet - any combination of voices 5 mins £16.00