Categories

Instruments

Strings

Violin

Viola

Cello

Wind

Recorder

Flute

Clarinet

Oboe

Bassoon

Brass

Trumpet

French horn

Trombone

Piano

 

Age Groups

Age Group I

5 – 10 years old

8-10 minutes
Free choice repertoire

Age Group II

11 – 14 years old 

Up to 15min
Up to 3 contrasting styles 
Free choice repertoire

Age Group III

15 – 18 years old

15 to 20 minutes
2 contrasting styles
Free choice repertoire

Repertoire

Free choice repertoire refers to any piece or movement of the competitors choosing, either unaccompanied or with piano accompaniment

Possible Extra Assessments

Baroque

Any piece or movement written between 1650 and 1750. The chosen piece can be used for the main category as well as for the baroque assessment, or a separate piece can be chosen. However, it is not possible to only apply for the baroque category and not apply for any of the main categories (age groups I, II or III).

Contemporary Music

Any piece or movement written between 1900 and 2020. The chosen piece can be used for the main category as well as for the contemporary assessment, or a separate piece can be chosen. However, it is not possible to only apply for the baroque category and not apply for any of the main categories (age groups I, II or III).

New Zealand Composer

Any piece or movement written by a New Zealand composer. For more information or repertoire suggestions please refer to the SOUNZ website. The chosen piece can be used for the main category as well as for the contemporary assessment, or a separate piece can be chosen. However, it is not possible to only apply for the baroque category and not apply for any of the main categories (age groups I, II or III).