1) Candidates must be students of members in good standing of the Markham Stouffville Branch


    of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association as of March 18th, 2018. Members in


          good standing are those who are up to date with all ORMTA related membership dues.


2) These auditions are open to student instrumentalists and vocalists from Level 1 to


          ARCT/LRCM. We welcome repertoire from a variety of syllabi including popular listings.


         Solos, duets and ensembles are welcome. Please note that duets must performed on a single


         piano (1 piano, 4 hands).


3) Each different arrangement of ensemble performers constitutes a separate entry. A single


          student registering on multiple instruments constitutes separate entries.


4) At the audition, each entry may play a maximum of FOUR pieces - the total time of which


          must not exceed 20 minutes unless given express permission from the Markham Stouffville        


          ORMTA Branch President, or if registering as a Young or Zone Artist.


5) Payment must accompany the online registration form in order to complete


           registration. Each entry will be a minimum of $25 with longer program times priced as follows:



          $25.00, 0-5 minutes


          $30.00, 5-10 minutes


          $40.00, 10-15 minutes


          $50.00, 15-20 minutes


          $75.00, Zone or Young Artist


         The fee owing will be the sum of the cost of all entries. This entry fee is non-refundable.



6) Candidates must submit a score of the music for the adjudicator at both the audition and


           the recital. This score must be within copyright. Internet purchased sheet music must be

           accompanied with a receipt and newly composed scores must have a note from the

          composer with permission to use it. PHOTOCOPIED MUSIC IS ILLEGAL AND WILL NOT

          BE ACCEPTED WHERE COPYRIGHT LAW IS IN EFFECT. For more information about

          Federal copyright, visit the Copyright Board of Canada at If no music is

          provided, assessment will be at the discretion of the adjudicator.

7) All piano and vocal pieces including studies and duets must be memorized. Piano and

          vocal pieces not memorized will not receive a mark and therefore will not be eligible to

          perform in the Scholarship Recital. Other instrumentalists are not required to play from

          memory, but should provide an additional score for the adjudicator.

8) It is the responsibility of vocalists and instrumentalists to provide an accompanist for

           accompanied repertoire for both the audition and recital.

9) There is no limit to the number of candidates submitted by each MS ORMTA Branch


10) We need a minimum of 6 entries in a unique instrument group (strings, woodwinds, jazz

             piano) to hire a specialized adjudicator.


      11) Performers must be available to audition on the indicated days.  No individual request

            for desired timeframe are permitted.

       12) All teachers will adhere to the adjudicator/scholarship allotment guidelines as ascertained in

             chapter meetings.   No exceptions will be made after the fact.


Registration Form

We cannot guarantee that every student will be assigned during one of their selected




• Please take care in filling out the registration form, giving the correct spelling of


students names, pieces (including opus numbers, movements and keys) and composer's




• Please list the pieces in the order that they will be performed.


 The registration form will not be available after the 30th of March, 2018 at 11:59





If the student selects a piece that is listed as a different grade level between recognized


conservatory syllabi, please list both grades.



• A multimovement work is considered one selection.


• Students may audition with any number of movements from a particular work


regardless of examination requirements. Please note that students will only be allowed to


perform one movement of a multi-movement work at the recital, which will be selected by the


audition adjudicator.


• If the student is performing a newly composed work that is not yet published, a note


from the composer must accompany the manuscript.


• If a student performs a piece in a MS ORMTA Scholarship Recital, they are not


allowed to perform that piece in a subsequent audition.



Audition fees will be paid directly to the applicants teacher, who will in turn reimburse


the Branch and thus will complete the registration process.


• Audition fees are non-refundable.


Audition Day

Teachers will be notified of their student’s scheduled audition time within one week


after the registration deadline.


• Teachers are responsible for communicating scheduling information and these rules


to their students.


• Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Students who are not present at


their scheduled audition time will not be allowed to perform. There are no refunds or


rescheduling for missed auditions.


• Students will not be allowed to play past their given program length as indicated by


their teacher on the registration form.


• Students will not be allowed to perform any repertoire that is not listed on the entry




• Young or Zone Artist applicants (GTA Zone Level A) will be heard by all of the


auditions adjudicators. They will receive comments from each adjudicator and the decision


regarding who moves on to the GTA Zone competition in this category will be by consensus


of the group.


Audition Results

The audition adjudicator's comments and marks will be written during the audition. No


verbal comments will be given.


• These comments and marks sheets will be returned within a few days to the


teacher. Students may be invited to perform one of their selections in the Scholarship Recital


and/or the GTA Zone competition upon the recommendation of the auditions


adjudicator. Teachers are responsible for communicating these results to their students.


• No student will receive a mark under 70%.


• A minimum mark of 80 is required to be considered for the Scholarship


• Results from the auditions adjudicator are final.


Scholarship Recital

If the student is selected to play in the Scholarship Recital, their teacher will be


notified within a few days of the auditions along with which piece or movement of a piece that


they will be performing. The audition piece or excerpt to be performed will be decided by the


auditions adjudicator.


• Students will only be allowed to perform one movement of a Classical sonata at the


recital. The movement that is performed will be determined by the audition adjudicator. A


Bach prelude and fugue is not considered a multimovement work in this case.


• It is the teachers’ responsibility to inform their students about time, date, location and


dress code for the recital.


• The recital program order will be based on grade level only. No special requests




• All candidates should exhibit a high standard of performance and deportment. We


have a dress code: no jeans, sneakers or t-shirts.


• Scholarships for outstanding performances during the auditions will be recommended at the discretion


of the adjudicator. The adjudicator's decisions are final.


• Each student will receive a maximum of one scholarship at each session except in


the event that they are part of both a solo and duet performance. In this case they may


receive two scholarships.


• Scholarship cheques that have not been cashed after 6 months will be deemed a


donation to the branch.