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 Rules - Auditions


  1. Candidates must be students of members in good standing of the Markham Stouffville ORMTA branch as of January 1, 2023.

  2. Auditions are open to student instrumentalists and vocalists from level one to ARCT/LRCM. We welcome repertoire from a variety of syllabi, including popular listings, solos, duets, and ensemble’s. Repertoire selections for solo repertoire must be taken either from an RCME or Conservatory Canada syllabus.  

  3. Ensembles - each different arrangement of ensemble performers constitutes a separate entry. A single student registering on multiple instruments constitutes separate entries.

  4. During the audition, performers may perform as many selections as they desire provided that they meet the provincial standards for minimum and maximum timings pursuant to their individual level. More information on this can be found at the following links:

  5. Payment – must accompany the online registration form in order to complete registration. Each entry will be priced according to time as listed below.   


           $30 - 0-5 mins 

           $40 - 6-10 mins

           $50 - 11-15 mins

           $60 - 16-20 mins

           $75 -  21-30 mins (Vocal Only)

           $100 - 40 mins (Young Artist)


  1. The entry fee is nonrefundable.

  2. Candidates must submit a score of their music for the adjudicator when auditioning. The score must be within copyright stipulations. ISMLP scores are permitted.

  3. 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.

  4. All piano and vocal piece, including studies and duets, must be memorized. (piano) and vocal piece that is 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 perform for memory, but should provide an additional score for the adjudicator.

  5. It is the responsibility of vocalists and instrumentalists to provide accompaniment repertoire (if needed) for both the audition and the recital.

  6. There is no limit to the number of candidates submitted by each Markham Stouffville ORMTA branch teacher.

  7. We require a minimum of six entries in unique instrument groups, such as strings, woodwinds, jazz piano to hire a specialized adjudicator.

  8. Performers must be all available to audition on the indicated days. No individual requests for desired time frames are permitted.

  9. All teachers will adhere to the adjudicator/scholarship allotment guidelines as formulated at chapter meetings. No exceptions will be made after the fact.

  10. All adjudication decisions are made by the adjudicator and are final, and not subject to appeal.


Repertoire Guideline Specifics


  1. If a student selects a piece that is listed as a different grade level between recognized Conservatory Syllabi, please list both grades on the audition form.

  2. 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 at the audition by the adjudicator.

  3. If the student is performing a newly composed work that is not yet published, a note from the composer must accompany the manuscript.

  4. If a student performs a work in a Markham Stouffville  ORMTA Recital, they are not allowed to perform that piece in a subsequent audition.


Audition results and Scholarship Recital

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

  2. These comments and marks sheets will be returned within a few days to the students’ 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.

  3. No student will receive a mark under 70%.

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

  5. Results from the auditions adjudicator are final.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. It is the teachers’ responsibility to inform their students about time, date, location and dress code for the recital.

  9. ​The recital program order will be based on grade level only. No special requests for program ordering are permitted.

  10. All candidates should exhibit a high standard of performance and deportment. We have a dress code: no jeans, sneakers or t-shirts.

  11. Scholarships for outstanding performances during the auditions will be recommended at the discretion of the adjudicator. The adjudicator's decisions are final.

  12. 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 mayreceive two scholarships.

  13. Scholarship cheques that have not been cashed after 6 months will be deemed a donation to the branch.

Audition Results
Scholarship Recital
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