The Syllabus for all disciplines has been published as of September 7, 2020 and we strongly urge you to work from the most recent version when applying. Most changes are only cosmetic, but from time to time we come across adjustments that must be made to the Festival Syllabus between the time it is first published and the registration deadline for ensemble entries (January 22, 2021).
Important changes before January 22, 2021 will be noted below. After that date, no further changes will be considered for the 2021 Festival.
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The Festival has edited the video submission guidelines to reduce the burden of coordinating with accompanists:
– Performers may accompany themselves.
– Performers may submit videos without accompaniment.
These changes are made on account of:
– The increase in COVID-19 cases in the Ottawa public health unit;
– The increased public health restrictions imposed by the Province starting December 26th, 2020; and
– The likelihood of additional public health measures being introduced today (January 12th, 2021).
Minor update to the piano syllabus:
– Some copy/paste errors in repertoire requirements for grade 6 piano corrected.
– The Advanced/diploma class P507 has had its time limit extended from 20 to 30 minutes, due to the typical repertoire performed at that level.
While undertaking some required website upgrades, the Festival’s solo registration form was down for several days in early December.
As a result, the Festival has elected to extend the deadline for solo registrations to Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
A formal announcement will be made to this effect early next week. In the meantime, the Festival’s website and syllabi are being updated to reflect this change.
Based on a community request, the Festival has added a World Instruments syllabus, currently featuring classes for a variety of Chinese instruments.
Harp set pieces have been added to the syllabus.
When the syllabus was originally published, the Organ syllabus did not include set pieces for those classes that specify them. The syllabus has now been amended to include the set pieces.
When the syllabus was originally published, the Voice set piece classes did not include the set pieces. The syllabus has now been amended to include the set pieces.
A typographical error in the video submission deadline date has been corrected. (The intended date is Friday, March 5th.)
String orchestras classes have been reinstated in the Festival syllabus.
Although not formally published on the OMFA website as of this writing, it has come to the Festival’s attention that for the 2021 Provincial Festival, OMFA will once again require adjudicator recommendations.
Festival disciplines that qualify for Provincials have been lightly edited to make note of this change, and a summary of Provincials requirements and which Festival classes qualify for Provincials has been added to the Festival syllabus for this year.
The syllabus for the 2021 Festival is initially published on the website today.