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Complete Syllabus - All Sections

Devon Performing Arts Festival 2021
Affiliated to the British & International Federation of
Festivals for Music Dance & Speech,
of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron

92nd Annual Competitions

www.dpaf.org.uk

VENUE
SOUTH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, EXETER

The dates of the 2021 Festival are:

SPEECH & DRAMA: Monday 9th March – Friday 11th March 2020

SINGING: Thursday 12th March – Saturday 14th March
Adult Choirs: Saturday 14th March 2020

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: Monday 16th March – Tuesday 17th March 2020

PIANO/ KEYBOARD MUSIC: Thursday 19th March – Friday 20th March 2020

Please see website for more details.

GALA CONCERT: Saturday 21st March 2020, 2:30 pm 

Closing Date for All Entries: SUNDAY JANUARY 12th 2020

Our Web Site is now the primary source of information about the Festival, and you can also enter online there
using a Debit or Credit Card for payment. This is very convenient for you and for us.

However, you can still enter by post, using our paper entry form and a cheque. Details are on the entry form

Document Created: 27-Jul-2021 19:15:36
Print Version Last modified: 25-Sep-2018 13:02:48

Please note that any errors found will be corrected on the website. 

Officials

Sadly our Treasurer, Jane Firth, died in September 2019. Our Chairman, Peter Macklin, is temporarily taking this role until a replacement can be found for the role.

Jane’s former role managing the stewards has been taken on by our Secretary, Linda Gibson.

Chairman Mr Peter Macklin Email 01626 867585
Secretary Ms Linda Gibson RGN RSCN Email 01392 490502
Treasurer Mr Peter Macklin FCA Email 01626 867585
Administration
Web Editor
Mr Ashley Allerton BA CQSW Email 01392 462655
Child Protection Ms Linda Gibson RGN RSCN Email 01392 490502
Trophies Mrs Sue Cousens RGN RSCN Email 01395 708557
Piano, Organ & Other
Keyboard Instruments
Mrs Fiona Austen GMus RNCM PGCE Email 07724 903212
Instrumental
(Strings, Wind, Brass,
Orchestras & Bands)
Mrs Ruth Pitts BMus DipABRSM PGCE Email 07933 210 667
Singing Mrs Helen Mountain GMus LTCL PGCE Email 01392 439563
Speech & Drama Mrs Ann Reed BA(hons) RBTC(dip) Email 01404 850366
Stewards

Ms Linda Gibson RGN RSCN

Email 01392 490502
BIFFMDS Delegate Mrs Patricia Hudson 01392 250993
Publicity Mrs Tafline Percy Email  

 

Chairman’s Introduction

WELCOME TO OUR 92nd FESTIVAL

First we must note the sad passing of our Treasurer, Jane Firth, who died at the end of September.  She had been ill for some time but bore it bravely and succumbed only after a long, hard struggle.  Jane had long been a keen supporter of the Festival and had been our Treasurer for over 10 years, though she also took a full part in other aspects of running the festival.  She was always ready to take on any task that needed doing and was kind and thoughtful. We will miss her greatly, both personally and professionally.

For the time being I am taking over her role as Treasurer (fortunately I am a qualified Chartered Accountant), whilst we seek a replacement. If anyone is interested in volunteering for this role do please contact me (chairmanatdpafdotorgdotuk).

Many of you will be aware that our 2018 Festival had to be cancelled and our 2019 Festival was therefore our first after a two year break.  As we suspected might be the case, this meant that entry levels were lower than previously which resulted in the Festival suffering a significant financial loss. This was compounded by loss of income due to changes we had to make for legal reasons following the cancellation of the 2018 Festival.

The Festival Committee has worked hard to find ways of covering this loss and we are very grateful to those who have contributed financial support to date. It is as a result of these generous donations that we are able to go ahead with the 2020 Festival. We continue to look for sponsors and if you or your company would be interested in supporting us in this way please contact us.  We are also looking at ways in which we can increase our numbers of entries so if you are a teacher, parent or performer please spread the word and encourage as many entries as you can on our behalf!

As usual the Festival will take place at South Street Baptist Church in Exeter and we are hugely grateful to the church for all its support.

As we all know, arts education continues to experience significant funding pressures. In this scenario I believe that the Festival plays an important role in giving our young people (and some older ones!) a goal to work towards and the opportunity to come together, learn from each other and benefit from the valuable feedback given by our highly experienced adjudicators. Whether you are a performer; a teacher, relative, friend or simply an interested party we very much appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you at one of our many events.

Welcome to DPAF 2020!

Peter Macklin, Chair

Our Venue

In 2020, we will hold ALL of our classes at:

South Street Baptist Church, Exeter, EX1 1JA

Please refer to the map below.

PLEASE BE SILENT AND DO NOT MOVE ABOUT DURING PERFORMANCES AND ADJUDICATIONS.

Please note that, in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy, we cannot be responsible for competitors, who should be accompanied by an adult if under 18. Any concerns should be reported immediately to one of our Personnel, who will be identified by a badge.

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LOCATION

South Street Baptist Church is on the East side of South Street, Exeter, opposite the junction with Market Street. The lower part of South Street is two way, but northbound traffic must turn into Market Street as the higher part of South Street is one-way southbound. By following Market Street across Fore Street, into Mary Arches and Bartholemew Street, it is possible to turn into North Street and return down South Street.

The best approach by vehicle is down South Street (southbound) so that the Church is on your left. A little higher up South Street (ie before you reach the Church) there is a parking bay for coaches, and a loading bay a little further down, suitable for pick-up and set-down.

For disabled access, it is possible to set-down and pick-up immediately in front of the building.

Parking is available in various car parks around the city.

 

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South Street Baptist Church Location Map
Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map with permission of the
controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, (c) Crown Copyright,
David Burley Architects 80 Queens Road Exeter, Licence No AR35094X.

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Instrumental Music Adjudicator

Andrew Sherwood ARCM

Born and educated in Africa, Andrew studied violin and composition at the RCM. He has performed across the world as conductor and violinist and composers have written for him. He has led the Mercury Ensemble for Ballet Rambert and freelanced in many British orchestras.

He is Professor of Violin at Trinity College of Music and, as a conductor, has worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and is Director of Music for the Brighton Youth Orchestras; Musical Director of the Musicians of All Saints; Director of Choirs for the University of Brighton and Conductor of Somerset County Youth Orchestra.

Wind & Brass Adjudicator

Andrew Sherwood ARCM

Born and educated in Africa, Andrew studied violin and composition at the RCM. He has performed across the world as conductor and violinist and composers have written for him. He has led the Mercury Ensemble for Ballet Rambert and freelanced in many British orchestras.

He is Professor of Violin at Trinity College of Music and, as a conductor, has worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and is Director of Music for the Brighton Youth Orchestras; Musical Director of the Musicians of All Saints; Director of Choirs for the University of Brighton and Conductor of Somerset County Youth Orchestra.

Adjudicator for Piano, Organ & Other Keyboard Instruments

Adjudicator: Timothy Barratt

Timothy Barratt studied on a Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, winning many major awards, and completed his studies with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris and Geoffrey Parsons. 

He has toured and broadcast extensively in the UK and abroad as soloist, accompanist and chamber music player. Whilst still a student he developed a special interest in song accompaniment through playing for Masterclasses at Aldeburgh, subsequently partnering such artists as Dame Felicity Lott and Robert White. In addition, instrumentalists he has worked with include Jack Brymer, Bradley Creswick and Haaken Hardenberger.

Teaching forms a major part of his musical life and he works with pupils of all ages and levels from beginner to post-graduate. He was Head of Keyboard at Dulwich College for almost 25 years whilst also teaching  at the RAM and TCM and now pursues a busy freelance career.

An ABRSM examiner since 1991, he is also a Trainer, Moderator and Mentor. Other work for the AB includes selecting the graded Piano pieces and presenting Seminars. He frequently directs Masterclasses for performers and teachers’ workshops and is in demand as a Competition and Festival adjudicator.

Singing Adjudicator

Elizabeth Emberson AGSM CT ABRSM

Soprano soloist, choral conductor and voice teacher, Elizabeth began singing lessons with Betty Middleton when she was eleven years old, and quickly established herself on the Festivals circuit in the North of England, winning many prizes in the process. At eighteen she went to the Guildhall School of Music, where she studied with Joyce Newton and Anna Berenska, spending a year on the Opera Course there.

Whilst at the Guildhall she won the English Song Prize, was a semi- finalist in the Susan Longfield Award and gained several scholarships for further study.

On leaving the Guildhall, she studied with Erich Vertheer and John Kitchener. Using her maiden name (Watson), Elizabeth’s singing career took her all over England, France and Eire, before she decided to concentrate on her teaching career.

She now teaches at a highly respected girls’ school in Oxford.

 

 

Speech & Drama Adjudicator

Sylvia M Lorden ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Sylvia Lorden was born in Rugby, where she now lives and teaches children, students and adults in Dance and Speech and Drama. Her interest was sparked as a result of the encouragement as a student at the Rugby High School for Girls.

In later years she produced, pantomimes, musicals and plays, including taking the leading roles herself. She has appeared in three films and in Television shows.

She loves all forms of art and tries to encourage participation of all of its forms. Sylvia is an Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals in both Speech and Drama and Dance. She has a reputation for individually speaking to all competitors in her adjudications.

Notes & Rules

These apply to ALL Sections
Please Read Carefully 

AGE is taken as on 1st September IMMEDIATELY BEFORE the Festival. Incorrect age will lead to disqualification.

BEGINNERS Those learning a particular skill for less than two years.

GRADE CLASSES Where grades are set, the piece should be appropriate to that grade. A competitor may not enter a class lower than the grade they have already achieved. Or where several grades are grouped together the piece should be appropriate to the grade the performer is working at and will be adjudicated accordingly.

OPEN CLASSES Anyone, of any age, professional or amateur may compete at a level beyond Grade 8 standard.

CONDUCTORS FOR MUSIC CLASSES (choirs & orchestras) may conduct in more than one class. They must not sing or make any sound. Please bring own music stands.

OWN CHOICE CLASSES Legible scripts/scores/manuscripts must be given to the Adjudicator’s Steward with a postcard stating class number, entrant’s name, author, title, & publisher when the competitor is called; please do not send them in advance. No set piece may be used again as an Own Choice. Choices from all recent and current Guildhall, Trinity, LAMDA & ABRSM lists (or equivalent) will be acceptable.

PHOTOCOPIES When an Own Choice is selected from a publication containing several works and is not published separately, one copy may be made for the use of the Adjudicator provided the competitor has already purchased his/her own copy and that the copy made is subsequently destroyed. This permission does not apply to set works. Details of all items performed at this Festival are required by the Performing Rights Society.

RECORDED ACCOMPANIMENTS  These are permitted if you do not have access to a suitable live accompanist, but must be only instrumental tracks (ie no recorded vocals), and no amplification of the soloist is permitted. The Festival is affiliated to the British & International Federation of festivals and participates in its Group Licence covering fees for the use of recorded music. Teachers using recordings created from commercial recordings must themselves obtain permission to re-record from the record companies concerned.

TIME LIMITS Maximum timings are listed for each class: you may perform in less time if you wish, but marks may be lost for exceeding the time limit. Any performance exceeding the time limit may be terminated by the Adjudicator.

NON-COMPETITIVE ENTRIES may be accepted for any class. If this is clearly stated on the entry form, only oral and written criticisms will be given (no mark or trophy).

SUBSTITUTION of competitors only under exceptional circumstances, and by prior agreement of the Committee whose decision is final.

REFUND of ENTRY FEES We do not normally make refunds, but may do so at the discretion of the Committee. Where refunds are made, an Administration Fee of 10% of the fee will be levied.

MOBILE TELEPHONES must be silenced.

AUDITION CONDITIONS are required throughout. Coaching in any form will lead to immediate disqualification.

NO SMOKING in any part of the Festival venue, at any time.

SELECTING DATES & TIMES The Committee does try to accommodate requests for specific performance dates and times, but such requests cannot always be met.

PROGRAMME TIMES – are approximate and competitors may be asked to perform (at the Adjudicator’s discretion) up to 15 minutes earlier than scheduled.

ADJUDICATION in all cases, the adjudicator’s decision is final, and not open to debate. Adjudicators are highly experienced experts in their field. They advise, encourage and sometimes admonish. Entering the Festival is a rare opportunity to obtain criticism at the highest level as a performer, and although there are inevitably fewer winners than candidates, it is those who act upon the adjudicator’s remarks who gain most.

RECORDING & PHOTOGRAPHY – The Festival is bound by copyright law and cannot allow any type of photography, audio or video recording, all of which are absolutely forbidden during performances or adjudication. Please also refer to our Safeguarding Policy.

Please also refer to our Safeguarding Policy

TROPHIES will be presented to Winners gaining a minimum Certificate Level of Commendation. They must be returned in good condition by 15th February to the Trophies Officer  (trophiesatdpafdotorgdotuk)  . If in doubt, please contact any member of the Committee (see list of Festival Officials). Trophies may be appropriately engraved at the winner’s expense.

The Committee reserves the right to award different trophies to those listed here.

Several trophies are awarded on the strength of performances in more than one class. Claims for these awards must be lodged with Festival officials by the last day of the competitions. No claims can be considered after this. If in any doubt please make a claim.. Some classes have no trophies allocated yet. We invite the donation of trophies for these.

MARKING

Devon Performing Arts Festival uses the category marking system of the British and International Federation of Festivals. Competitors will be placed into categories as below.

A winner will usually be named, and possibly one or more runners-up.

CERTIFICATE DESCRIPTORS (qualities recognisable in the performance)
Honours Outstanding performance technically and artistically
Distinction Excellent performance technically and artistically
Commendation Convincing performance technically and artistically
Merit Capable performance showing artistic appreciation and/ or technical ability
Performance

Performance showing some promise in technique and/or communication

VOLUNTEERS We are constantly seeking ‘new blood’ to support the Festival’s work and future plans. Please telephone or email the Administrator our Administrator  (adminatdevonpafdotorgdotuk)   if you are interested in becoming involved.

HALL OF FAME We are currently preparing records of the many entrants who have been launched on their performing careers by their early efforts in the Devon Performing Arts Festival. It may be assumed that we know who they all are – we don’t. The type of thing we are looking for is “Did you know that X first sang at the Devon Festival in 1981 at the age of 8 and is now an Opera Singer touring with the YZ Opera Company?” Please tell us. Once we are satisfied that we’ve included as many as we can, we hope to publish the results. We should also welcome information about the history of any of the Devon Festival trophies for our website.

GALA CONCERT  Following the four weeks of the Festival competitions we invite some of the most outstanding acts from each discipline to perform in front of a large public audience. Some of the major awards will be presented. The Gala Concert is an impressive showcase of the Region’s talent as displayed throughout the Festival, and will be produced and presented by festival entrants.

Safeguarding Policy 2020

Chair: Mr Peter Macklin  Email Address  (chairmanatdpafdotorgdotuk)  
Secretary: Linda Gibson, 01392 490502 Email Address  (secretaryatdpafdotorgdotuk)  
Venue: South Street Baptist Church, Exeter 
Dates: 9th March – 21st March 2020

Lead Officers for child protection issues
Linda Gibson, 01392 490502 or E-mail Address  (cpatdevonpafdotorgdotuk)  
Sue Cousens, 01395 708557 or Email Address  (publicityatdevonpafdotorgdotuk)  

The British and International Federation of Festivals and its member Festivals use the following policies and procedures to create Safer Festivals for everyone:

1. A single, definitive Child Protection Policy adopted by all Federation Festivals.

2. One or more designated Festival Safeguarding Officers (FSO) appointed for each Federation Festival.  Their names are shown above.

3. Best practice advice in the form of Safe Working Practice and Festival Child Protection leaflets, with support and training for all Festival staff and volunteers. Including clear reporting procedures for anyone with a concern about a child.

4. Appropriate recruitment and induction procedures for all new Festival staff and volunteers responsible for providing safe environments for everyone attending / performing at a Federation Festival.

5. All Festival personnel wear an official badge. All teachers/parents/guardians /carers are asked to report all incidents of any nature to anyone wearing a badge. All reported incidents will be handled in accordance with the Safe Working Practice and Festival Child Protection best practice advice. In addition we will ensure the availability of a quiet area / room where concerns can be expressed in private.

6. For the duration of a Festival all teachers/parents/guardians/carers are responsible for the continuous care and supervision of their own children/pupils. If they are unable to attend personally, they must delegate their responsibilities to an identified adult and ensure that their children/pupils are aware of the identity and name of the person responsible for their care. This includes supervision throughout all Festival venues, practice and changing areas that may be provided. The Festival cannot take responsibility for any property left unattended.

7. No unauthorised photography, audio or video recording of children and young people is allowed at our Festivals. Where parents/guardians/carers do not wish photos to be taken at all, then the responsible adult attending should ensure that their child is not included in official photos.

8. Some children and vulnerable adults may have specific needs in order to take part. If this is the case we ask the responsible teachers/parents/guardians/carers to contact the Festival Secretary at the time of entry. The Festival actively seeks wherever possible to meet these needs, but must know beforehand in order to prepare support – or to advise that help cannot be provided on this occasion.

9. The Festival’s Child Protection Policy and approach to Creating Safer Festivals for Everyone is published explicitly in our Syllabus, Programme and Website. By completing and signing the entry form all parents / guardians / carers and teachers of competitors under 18 (or vulnerable adults of any age) confirm that they give (or have obtained) the necessary consents for the competitors to take part in the Festival. Without consent the entry to the Festival cannot be accepted.

 

Instrumental

All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator: 
Mrs Ruth Pitts, 07933 210 667, Email

Where Levels are given rather than grades, the approximate levels are:

GUIDANCE

Where reference has been made either to a specific grade, or to terms such as elementary, intermediate etc, or to a level expressed in Grades, it is expected that entrants, parents, and especially teachers, will bear in mind that it is in the spirit of the festival to try to adhere carefully to the standards suggested by the the relevant grade.  If in any doubt about the level of a piece then teachers should not hesitate to contact the Instrumental Section Co-ordinator who will be happy to give guidance.  

Whilst it is obviously acceptable to play an exam piece in the festival, wider repertoire is strongly encouraged, in the context of the above advice.

Entrants may play more than one piece in a class as long as the time limit is adhered to.

Within any class, the adjudicator will pay more heed to the standard of the performance than to the level of difficulty of the piece. 

Adjudicator:

Andrew Sherwood ARCM

Born and educated in Africa, Andrew studied violin and composition at the RCM. He has performed across the world as conductor and violinist and composers have written for him. He has led the Mercury Ensemble for Ballet Rambert and freelanced in many British orchestras.

He is Professor of Violin at Trinity College of Music and, as a conductor, has worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and is Director of Music for the Brighton Youth Orchestras; Musical Director of the Musicians of All Saints; Director of Choirs for the University of Brighton and Conductor of Somerset County Youth Orchestra.

Adult Challenger

This class may be entered playing any instrument (including piano or keyboard)
The type of entries received will determine when this class will be heard, and by which Adjudicator.

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

This class is OWN CHOICE

AdjudicatorTimothy Barratt GRSM LRAM ARCM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2290Adult Challengers SoloOpen8Sheila Strange Trophy£15.50Own Choice - anything!

Strings

ANY MEMBER of the String family – PLEASE SPECIFY.

All classes are Own Choice and may be performed accompanied or unaccompanied
Candidates may not play the same piece in more than one class.
No competitor may enter more than once with the same instrument in the same class

All classes may be entered non-competitively

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance. 

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

  Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3500String SoloBeginner (up to Grade 1)2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
3503String SoloElementary (Grade 2 - 3)3Devon Elementary String Shield£7.50Own Choice
3505String SoloIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5Donald White Mem Cup£8.50Own Choice
3507String SoloAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6Gladys Stowell Memorial Cup£9.00Own Choice
3508String SoloGrade 87Robbins Shield£9.50Own Choice
3509String SoloOpen8Robbins Music Shield£11.00Own Choice

Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3395Instrumental DuetBeginner (Up to Grade 1)3DPAF Medal£9.00Own Choice
3396Instrumental DuetElementary (Grade 2 - 3)4DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
3397Instrumental DuetIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
3398Instrumental DuetAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
3399Instrumental DuetGrade 87DPAF Trophy£15.50Own Choice

Teacher and Pupil Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3741Teacher and Pupil Instrumental DuetAny instrument, any level5DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice

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String Recital Class

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3516String Recital ClassAny age or level10Kenneth Skinner Memorial Trophy£16.00Any 2 or 3 pieces or movements in contrasting styles

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Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2250Concerto or Sonata Class (any instrument, not piano)OPEN15Devon Strings Workshop Trophy£21.00Own Choice

Devon Strings Workshop Trophy is awarded for the best performance in the Sonata and Concerto classes.

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Ensembles

See also the Chamber Music class

Conductor optional, any combination of five or more instruments (strings, wind or brass). These classes are Non-Competitive.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3512Instrumental EnsembleJunior age 11 & under.10DPAF Trophy£19.00Own Choice
3514Instrumental EnsembleSenior, age 18 & under.10DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice

See also the Chamber Music class

 

Chamber Music

Any instruments, or combination of instruments, may be played
This class may be entered more than once by the same ensemble.

All classes may be entered non-competitively

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

Instruments or combination of instruments as a duet, trio or quartet, one player per part, no conductor. Combinations of more than 4 instruments should enter the Ensembles Category.

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2385Chamber MusicDuet, Trio, Quartet, any instruments incl piano, any ages6DPAF Chamber Music Trophy£16.00Own Choice

Teacher and Pupil Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3741Teacher and Pupil Instrumental DuetAny instrument, any level5DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice

Classical Guitar Solo

All classes are Own Choice and may be performed accompanied or unaccompanied

Candidates may not play the same piece in more than one class.
No competitor may enter more than once with the same instrument in the same class

All classes may be entered non-competitively

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

For an explanation of LEVELS, please see here

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

Classical Guitar Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3587Guitar SoloAge 11 years and under4DPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
3588Guitar SoloAge 18 & under6Pinder & Tuckwell Shield£9.50Own Choice

For Adult Guitar players, please see Adult Challenger class 2250

 

Concerto or Sonata (Any instrument except piano)

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2290Adult Challengers SoloOpen8Sheila Strange Trophy£15.50Own Choice - anything!

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Suitable cuts in orchestral introductions etc acceptable. For Piano Concerto please see class number 4255

Ensembles
There is no specific class for Guitar Ensembles. Please see the Instrumental Ensembles 

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Concerto or Sonata

Concerto or Sonata (Any instrument, except piano)

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2250Concerto or Sonata Class (any instrument, not piano)OPEN15Devon Strings Workshop Trophy£21.00Own Choice

Ensembles, Orchestras & Bands

All classes may be entered non-competitively

All classes are OWN CHOICE

Any instruments, or combination of instruments, may be played
These classes may be entered more than once by the same ensemble.

All Ensemble classes are non-competitive.

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

Junior Ensembles – Any combination of 5 or more instruments, conductor optional, adult players permitted.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2386Instrumental EnsembleMajority of players aged 11 & under.10DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice
2387Instrumental EnsembleMajority of players aged 18 & under.10DPAF Trophy£22.00Own Choice

Mixed Ensemble – Up to 10 players, mixture of adults and children, any instruments, any level.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2693Mixed group of adults and children, any agesAny Instruments, any Level8DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice

Senior Ensembles – Any combination of 5 or more instruments, conductor optional.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2690Ensemble, 5-10 PlayersOpen8DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice
2700Ensemble, more than 10 playersOpen10DPAF Trophy£26.00Own Choice

 Awards may be given for exceptional performances

 

Harp

All classes are Own Choice and may be performed accompanied or unaccompanied
Candidates may not play the same piece in more than one class.
No competitor may enter more than once with the same instrument in the same class

All classes may be entered non-competitively

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2600Harp SoloBeginner2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
2601Harp SoloGrade 12DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
2602Harp SoloGrade 23DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
2603Harp SoloGrade 33DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
2604Harp SoloGrade 44DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
2605Harp SoloGrade 55Joy Griffiths Memorial Cup£8.00Own Choice
2606Harp SoloGrade 66DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
2607Harp SoloGrade 77DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
2608Harp SoloGrade 88DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
2609Harp SoloOpen8DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

Victoria Dillistone Trophy is awarded for the best performance by a junior harpist in Grades 2 to 5
Robert Graham Memorial Trophy is awarded for the best performance by a junior harpist in Grades 6 to 8

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Adult

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2612Harp, AdultBeginner up to Grade 33DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
2613Harp, AdultGrades 4 to 55DPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
2614Harp AdultGrades 6 to 87DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
2290Adult Challengers SoloOpen8Sheila Strange Trophy£15.50Own Choice - anything!

Joy Griffith Memorial Cup is awarded for the best performance by an adult harpist competing at Grades 2 to 5 level.

Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2610Harp DuetAny Grade5DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice

Ensemble

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2611Harp EnsembleAny Level8Gittings Cup (Instrumental)£20.00Own Choice

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Harp Plus

Harp with any other instrument(s) and/or voice

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2615Harp PlusOpen8DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice

Gittings Cup is awarded for the best performance in any harp ensemble class

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Recital Class

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2620Harp Recital ClassAny Level10DPAF Trophy£14.50Any 2 or 3 pieces or movements in contrasting styles
 

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Instrumental Solo

Any instrument not mentioned elsewhere (eg ukelele, percussion, solo electric guitar)

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3200Instrumental SoloAny instrument, any age or level4DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice

Strings

ANY MEMBER of the String family – PLEASE SPECIFY.

All classes are Own Choice and may be performed accompanied or unaccompanied
Candidates may not play the same piece in more than one class.
No competitor may enter more than once with the same instrument in the same class

All classes may be entered non-competitively

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance. 

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

  Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3500String SoloBeginner (up to Grade 1)2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
3503String SoloElementary (Grade 2 - 3)3Devon Elementary String Shield£7.50Own Choice
3505String SoloIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5Donald White Mem Cup£8.50Own Choice
3507String SoloAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6Gladys Stowell Memorial Cup£9.00Own Choice
3508String SoloGrade 87Robbins Shield£9.50Own Choice
3509String SoloOpen8Robbins Music Shield£11.00Own Choice

Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3395Instrumental DuetBeginner (Up to Grade 1)3DPAF Medal£9.00Own Choice
3396Instrumental DuetElementary (Grade 2 - 3)4DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
3397Instrumental DuetIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
3398Instrumental DuetAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
3399Instrumental DuetGrade 87DPAF Trophy£15.50Own Choice

Teacher and Pupil Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3741Teacher and Pupil Instrumental DuetAny instrument, any level5DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice

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String Recital Class

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3516String Recital ClassAny age or level10Kenneth Skinner Memorial Trophy£16.00Any 2 or 3 pieces or movements in contrasting styles

TopConcerto or Sonata (Any instrument, except piano)

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2250Concerto or Sonata Class (any instrument, not piano)OPEN15Devon Strings Workshop Trophy£21.00Own Choice

Devon Strings Workshop Trophy is awarded for the best performance in the Sonata and Concerto classes.

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Ensembles

See also the Chamber Music class

Conductor optional, any combination of five or more instruments (strings, wind or brass). These classes are Non-Competitive.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3512Instrumental EnsembleJunior age 11 & under.10DPAF Trophy£19.00Own Choice
3514Instrumental EnsembleSenior, age 18 & under.10DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice

See also the Chamber Music class

 

Own Composition & Performance

Compositions are considered and evaluated by the Adjudicator prior to the Festival, and the performance itself is then judged on the day. It is therefore essential that all compositions arrive in time for the Adjudicator to have ample opportunity to consider and reflect upon the work long before the Festival itself. 

All classes may be entered non-competitively

Compositions must be forwarded to the Co-ordinator: 
Ms Margaret Parkin, c/0 DPAF, 37 Pinwood Meadow Drive, EXETER, EX4 9LA 
to arrive NOT LATER than 10th February 2019.

Compositions may be of any style for any combination of instruments. Composers may arrange a live performance or bring a recording to be heard. The class for 16 year olds and under is suitable for GCSE compositions, the class for over 16 years age for A Level compositions.

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2262Own Composition & Performance16 yrs & under4DPAF Medal£14.50Own Choice
2264Own Composition & PerformanceOver 16 yrs8DPAF Trophy£19.00Own Choice

Leeson’s Cup will be awarded by the Adjudicator for the most promising entrant in these classes.

Strings

ANY MEMBER of the String family – PLEASE SPECIFY.

All classes are Own Choice and may be performed accompanied or unaccompanied
Candidates may not play the same piece in more than one class.
No competitor may enter more than once with the same instrument in the same class

All classes may be entered non-competitively

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance. 

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

  Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3500String SoloBeginner (up to Grade 1)2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
3503String SoloElementary (Grade 2 - 3)3Devon Elementary String Shield£7.50Own Choice
3505String SoloIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5Donald White Mem Cup£8.50Own Choice
3507String SoloAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6Gladys Stowell Memorial Cup£9.00Own Choice
3508String SoloGrade 87Robbins Shield£9.50Own Choice
3509String SoloOpen8Robbins Music Shield£11.00Own Choice

Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3395Instrumental DuetBeginner (Up to Grade 1)3DPAF Medal£9.00Own Choice
3396Instrumental DuetElementary (Grade 2 - 3)4DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
3397Instrumental DuetIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
3398Instrumental DuetAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
3399Instrumental DuetGrade 87DPAF Trophy£15.50Own Choice

Teacher and Pupil Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3741Teacher and Pupil Instrumental DuetAny instrument, any level5DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice

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String Recital Class

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3516String Recital ClassAny age or level10Kenneth Skinner Memorial Trophy£16.00Any 2 or 3 pieces or movements in contrasting styles

TopConcerto or Sonata (Any instrument, except piano)

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2250Concerto or Sonata Class (any instrument, not piano)OPEN15Devon Strings Workshop Trophy£21.00Own Choice

Devon Strings Workshop Trophy is awarded for the best performance in the Sonata and Concerto classes.

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Ensembles

See also the Chamber Music class

Conductor optional, any combination of five or more instruments (strings, wind or brass). These classes are Non-Competitive.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3512Instrumental EnsembleJunior age 11 & under.10DPAF Trophy£19.00Own Choice
3514Instrumental EnsembleSenior, age 18 & under.10DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice

See also the Chamber Music class

 

Woodwind, Recorder and Brass

Any member of the Woodwind, Recorder or Brass families

All classes are Own Choice and may be performed accompanied or unaccompanied
Candidates may not play the same piece in more than one class.
No competitor may enter more than once with the same instrument in the same class

All classes may be entered non-competitively

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

AdjudicatorAndrew Sherwood ARCM

Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3350Woodwind, Recorder or Brass SoloBeginner (up to Grade 1)2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
3353Woodwind, Recorder or Brass SoloElementary (Grade 2 - 3)3DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
3355Woodwind, Recorder or Brass SoloIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5Tamarisk Plate£8.50Own Choice
3357Woodwind, Recorder or Brass SoloAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
3358Woodwind, Recorder or Brass SoloGrade 87Dixon Cup£9.50Own Choice
3359Woodwind, Recorder or Brass SoloOpen8DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice

Additional trophies may be awarded for an exceptional performance in any class.

Nymet Publications Plaque for an exceptional Recorder performance
Edward Scull Trophy (Advanced Flute) for an exceptional Flute performance
Zena Almond Oboe Cup for an exceptional Oboe performance
Geoff Mountain Memorial Cup for an exceptional Saxophone performance
Advanced Clarinet Cup for an exceptional Clarinet performance

Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3395Instrumental DuetBeginner (Up to Grade 1)3DPAF Medal£9.00Own Choice
3396Instrumental DuetElementary (Grade 2 - 3)4DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
3397Instrumental DuetIntermediate (Grade 4 - 5)5DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
3398Instrumental DuetAdvanced (Grade 6 - 7)6DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
3399Instrumental DuetGrade 87DPAF Trophy£15.50Own Choice

Teacher and Pupil Instrumental Duet

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3741Teacher and Pupil Instrumental DuetAny instrument, any level5DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice

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Woodwind, Recorder or Brass Recital Class

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3366Woodwind, Recorder or Brass RecitalAny age or level10Devon Festival Shield for 20th/21st C Music£16.00Any 2 or 3 pieces or movements in contrasting styles

Concerto or Sonata

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2250Concerto or Sonata Class (any instrument, not piano)OPEN15Devon Strings Workshop Trophy£21.00Own Choice

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Ensembles

Conductor optional, any combination of five or more instruments (strings, wind or brass). These classes are Non-Competitive.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
3512Instrumental EnsembleJunior age 11 & under.10DPAF Trophy£19.00Own Choice
3514Instrumental EnsembleSenior, age 18 & under.10DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice

See also the Chamber Music class

 

 

Piano, Organ & Other Keyboard Instruments

All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator: Mrs Fiona Austen, 07724 903212, Email

Where Levels are given rather than grades, the approximate levels are:

GUIDANCE

Where reference has been made either to a specific grade, or to terms such as elementary, intermediate etc, or to a level expressed in Grades, it is expected that entrants, parents, and especially teachers, will bear in mind that it is in the spirit of the festival to try to adhere carefully to the standards suggested by the the relevant grade.  If in any doubt about the level of a piece then teachers should not hesitate to contact the Keyboard Section Co-ordinator who will be happy to give guidance.  

Whilst it is obviously acceptable to play an exam piece in the festival, wider repertoire is strongly encouraged, in the context of the above advice.

Candidates may play only one piece in each class, unless the description of the class expressly states otherwise.

Within any class, the adjudicator will pay more heed to the standard of the performance than to the level of difficulty of the piece. 

Adjudicator:

Adjudicator: Timothy Barratt

Timothy Barratt studied on a Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, winning many major awards, and completed his studies with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris and Geoffrey Parsons. 

He has toured and broadcast extensively in the UK and abroad as soloist, accompanist and chamber music player. Whilst still a student he developed a special interest in song accompaniment through playing for Masterclasses at Aldeburgh, subsequently partnering such artists as Dame Felicity Lott and Robert White. In addition, instrumentalists he has worked with include Jack Brymer, Bradley Creswick and Haaken Hardenberger.

Teaching forms a major part of his musical life and he works with pupils of all ages and levels from beginner to post-graduate. He was Head of Keyboard at Dulwich College for almost 25 years whilst also teaching  at the RAM and TCM and now pursues a busy freelance career.

An ABRSM examiner since 1991, he is also a Trainer, Moderator and Mentor. Other work for the AB includes selecting the graded Piano pieces and presenting Seminars. He frequently directs Masterclasses for performers and teachers’ workshops and is in demand as a Competition and Festival adjudicator.

Adult Challenger

This class may be entered playing any instrument (including piano or keyboard)
The type of entries received will determine when this class will be heard, and by which Adjudicator.

A copy of the music to be played must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance.

This class is OWN CHOICE

AdjudicatorTimothy Barratt GRSM LRAM ARCM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2290Adult Challengers SoloOpen8Sheila Strange Trophy£15.50Own Choice - anything!

Early Keyboard

ALL classes are Own Choice

NB These instruments are frequently played by keen amateurs including LATE STARTERS/RESTARTERS and others who play purely for pleasure.

We wish to offer the opportunity for you to play in a relaxed atmosphere whilst obtaining high quality professional adjudication, so we shall endeavour to cater for these entries to take place in late afternoon/early evening (but if you have any other preferences please state so on entry form).

Please see the Guidance here.

A copy of your music must be available for the adjudicator. Bring your own instrument.

For an explanation of LEVELSplease see here

AdjudicatorTimothy Barratt GRSM LRAM ARCM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4277Early KeyboardIntermediate5DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
4278Early KeyboardUp to Grade 86DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
4279Early KeyboardOpen7DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

The Stephanie Mawer Cup is awarded for best performance in these classes

Electronic Keyboard and Organ

ALL classes are Own Choice

To cater for those having tuition on Electronic Keyboards, we offer the opportunity to perform at the festival. Please bring your own keyboard and a copy of your own choice music for the adjudicator.

Please see the Guidance here.

 

AdjudicatorTimothy Barratt GRSM LRAM ARCM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4475Electronic KeyboardUp to Grade 12DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
4476Electronic KeyboardGrades 2 - 33DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
4477Electronic KeyboardGrades 4 - 54DPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
4478Electronic KeyboardGrades 6 - 75DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
4479Electronic KeyboardGrade 86DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

Organ

ALL classes are Own Choice

A copy of your music must be available for the adjudicator.

Please see the Guidance here.

AdjudicatorTimothy Barratt GRSM LRAM ARCM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4357OrganIntermediate6DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
4358OrganUp to Grade 88DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
4359OrganOpen8DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

The John Dillistone Trophy is awarded for best performance in these classes

Piano

In Own Choice classes you may play any music within the time limit.
Please see the Guidance here.

A copy of your piece(s) must be provided for the Adjudicator.

AdjudicatorTimothy Barratt GRSM LRAM ARCM

Piano Solos, Graded Classes

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4700Piano SoloBeginner, < 18 months Tuition, max 2 pieces2Cyril Edmonds Trophy£6.50Own Choice
4701Piano SoloGrade 12DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
4702Piano Solo Grade 23DPAF Medal£7.00Own Choice
4703Piano SoloGrade 33Gittings Cup (Piano)£7.50Own Choice
4705Piano SoloGrade 4 - 55Ann Silverstone Cup£8.00Own Choice
4707Piano SoloGrade 6 - 77Lucy Phillips Shield£9.00Own Choice
4708Piano SoloGrade 88John Potter Cup (1)£9.00Own Choice
4709Piano SoloOpen8Susan Hinde Cup£9.50Own Choice

Sight Reading Solo

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4711Piano Sight ReadingUp to Grade 2xDPAF Trophy£7.00N/A
4712Piano Sight ReadingGrades 3 - 5xDPAF Trophy£8.00N/A
4713Piano Sight ReadingGrades 6 - 8xDPAF Trophy£8.50N/A

Recital Class
Any three pieces or movements in contrasting style. At least one piece to be played from memory.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4808Piano Recital ClassAge 12 - 18 yrs15DPAF Trophy£19.00Any three pieces or movements in contrasting style. At least one piece to be played from memory.
4810Piano Recital ClassOpen20Recital Candelabra£20.50Any three pieces or movements in contrasting style. At least one piece to be played from memory.

The Recital Candelabra will be awarded for the highest mark in these classes.

Piano Concerto
A second piano will be provided if candidates choose not to bring their own orchestra. Suitable cuts in orchestral introductions etc acceptable.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4255Piano ConcertoOpen15DPAF Trophy£20.50Own Choice

Accompanist Class
Own Choice Competitors must bring their own soloist, any instrument or voice.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4730Accompanist ClassOpen10DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark will win the trophy

 

Duets

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4725Piano DuetBeginner2Rachel Cornish Cup£11.00Own Choice
4727Piano Duetup to Grade 55Catherine Milne Cup (1)£13.00Own Choice
4728Piano DuetGrades 6 - 87DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice
4729Piano DuetOpen8Catherine Milne Cup (1)£16.00Own Choice
4736Piano TrioAny level6Rudd Cup£16.50Own Choice
4737Child & Parent/Relative DuetUp to Grade 55DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
4738Child & Parent/Relative DuetGrade 5 and above5DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice
4739Teacher & Pupil Piano DuetBeginner, up to 18 months tuition5Claire Phillips Shields£11.00Own Choice
4740Teacher & Pupil Piano Duetup to Grade 55DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
4741Teacher & Pupil Piano DuetGrades 6 - 85DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice

Jazz Piano Solo

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4746Jazz Piano SoloUp to Grade 56Jazz Trophy£7.50Own Choice
4747Jazz Piano SoloGrades 6 - 88Harold Walker Memorial Cup for Jazz Solo£8.00Own Choice

Piano Solo

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
4715Piano SoloAny age, any level4DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice

Adult Challenger

For details please see here.

Singing

All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator: Mrs Helen Mountain, 01392 439563, Email

NO AMPLIFICATION OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.  BACKING TRACKS ARE PERMITTED BUT MUST CONTAIN NO VOCALS AT ALL AND THE PLAYBACK MACHINE MUST BE PROVIDED/OPERATED BY THE COMPETITOR 

Adjudicator

Elizabeth Emberson AGSM CT ABRSM

Soprano soloist, choral conductor and voice teacher, Elizabeth began singing lessons with Betty Middleton when she was eleven years old, and quickly established herself on the Festivals circuit in the North of England, winning many prizes in the process. At eighteen she went to the Guildhall School of Music, where she studied with Joyce Newton and Anna Berenska, spending a year on the Opera Course there.

Whilst at the Guildhall she won the English Song Prize, was a semi- finalist in the Susan Longfield Award and gained several scholarships for further study.

On leaving the Guildhall, she studied with Erich Vertheer and John Kitchener. Using her maiden name (Watson), Elizabeth’s singing career took her all over England, France and Eire, before she decided to concentrate on her teaching career.

She now teaches at a highly respected girls’ school in Oxford.

 

 

Adult Choirs

The Adult Choirs Day will be Saturday March 14th 2020 at South Street Baptist Church, Exeter. (Please note there was an earlier error with this date – this is now correct)

Adjudicator: Elizabeth Emberson AGSM CT ABRSM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5887Large Choir (over 40 members)8DPAF Trophy£25.00Chorus or section of a choral work
5888Small Choir (less than 40 members)8Co-op Choir Shield£22.00Any two contrasting pieces
5886Adult Community Choir - any size8Adult Community Choir Shield£22.00Any two contrasting pieces
5889Ladies Choir8Mary Wakefield Medallion£22.00Any two contrasting pieces
5900Mens ChoirOpen8Men's Choir Open Cup£22.00Any two contrasting pieces
5891Madrigals8DPAF Trophy£21.00Any two contrasting madrigals
5893Sea ShantyAny format, any level10DPAF Trophy£22.00Two contrasting songs, Shanty, Forebitter, Shore Ballad, traditional or modern, performed as solo duet or crew, A Cappella or accompanied by acoustic instruments.
5895Mixed Voice Choir - any size8DPAF Trophy£22.00Any two pieces of sacred music, which may include solos
5896Male Barbershop Chorus8DPAF Trophy£21.50Any two contrasting songs
5897Female Barbershop Chorus8Harmony Shield£21.50Any two contrasting songs
5898Church Or Chapel Choirs8DPAF Trophy£22.00Any two contrasting anthems
5901Senior Citizens Choir8DPAF Trophy£21.50Any two contrasting songs
5902Chamber Choir8DPAF Trophy£21.50Own Choice

Adult Vocal

All open and novice classes are own choice and a copy of the chosen song must be provided for the adjudicator.

Adult Vocal Classes are open to those aged 16 and over.

Adjudicator: Elizabeth Emberson AGSM CT ABRSM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5831SopranoNovice5DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
5832Mezzo-SopranoNovice5DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
5833Contralto / Counter-TenorNovice5DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
5834TenorNovice5DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
5835BaritoneNovice5DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
5836BassNovice5DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice

Perfect Trophy is awarded for the highest mark in any novice class – this is open solely to amateur singers who have not hitherto gained first place in a solo vocal class at this, or any other, competitive festival affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals.

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Rosebowl

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5837SopranoOpen5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5838Mezzo-SopranoOpen5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5839ContraltoOpen5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5840TenorOpen5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5841BaritoneOpen5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5842BassOpen5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5843Michael Head Class5DPAF Trophy£14.50Any Song by M. Head not sung in another class
5844Oratorio6Oratorio Cup£15.00Any Aria from an Oratorio, Not including other Religious Music
5845Opera6Vivien Summers Opera Cup£15.00Any Operatic Aria
5846Handel Opera6DPAF Trophy£15.00Any Aria from an Opera or Masque by Handel
5847French M�lodie5DPAF Trophy£14.50Any art song by a French composer sung in French

Winners of the above classes with a minimum Level of Commendation are eligible to compete for the Rosebowl. Each competitor must sing a song NOT performed in any other class in this Festival. A copy of the music must be provided for the adjudicator.

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Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5848Pamela Faulkner Recital Class15Prize of £50 - minimum of Commendation must be achieved£18.50A programme of contrasting songs, including one song in a foreign language, & one song composed during the 20th Century
5849Lieder Class5Lieder Trophy£17.50Singer & Accompanist will be judged together - must be sung in German
5735Sacred SongOpen5Adult Sacred Song Cup£9.50Own Choice
5850Folk Song (unaccompanied)4DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
5851Folk Song (accompanied)4Adult Folk Song Cup£9.50Own Choice
5852Song4DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
5853Light Opera5DPAF Trophy£14.50Any Aria from Operetta or Light Opera
5855Gilbert & Sullivan5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice from any of their works
5856Victorian/Edwardian Parlour Song5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5858Self-Accompanied Song5DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
5920Senior Citizen60 or over - any voice5DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
5859Sight SingingxDPAF Trophy£11.00Competitors are allowed 1 minute to study a short, moderately difficult piece
5860Sight SingingxDPAF Trophy£11.00Competitors are allowed 1 minute to study a short, moderately difficult piece
5861Accompanists Class5DPAF Trophy£14.50Bring your own singer. Difficulty of repertoire taken into account.
5862Song From The Shows5Amanda Day Cup£14.50Own Choice
5925Comedy Song5DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice - Costumes & props permitted

 Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark will win the trophy

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Duets & Ensembles

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5863Duet: Any combination5DPAF Trophy£15.50Own Choice
5864Ensemble Any combn.of 3-65DPAF Trophy£17.50Own Choice
5865Vocal/Instrumental Trio5DPAF Trophy£16.00Own Choice
5866Male Barbershop Quartet8DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice
5867Female Barbershop Quartet8DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice
5868Light Opera Ensemble7DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice
5869Opera Ensemble7DPAF Trophy£20.00Own Choice

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Junior Choirs

A copy of the music to be sung must be given to the Adjudicator immediately before the performance

Adjudicator: Elizabeth Emberson AGSM CT ABRSM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5870Choir - Primary School (less than 100 pupils)11 yrs & under6DPAF Trophy£19.00Any two contrasting pieces
5871Choir - Primary School (more than 100 pupils)11 yrs & under6Festival Picture£19.00Own Choice of any TWO contrasting pieces
5872Boys/Girls or mixed choir13 yrs & under6DPAF Trophy£19.00Own Choice of any TWO contrasting pieces
5875Boys/Girls or mixed choir11 yrs & under6Devon Festival Choir Shield£19.00Own Choice of any TWO contrasting pieces
5878Senior School Choir19 yrs & under8DPAF Trophy£21.50Two Own Choice two-part songs
5879Boys / Girls / Mixed Choir19 yrs & under7DPAF Trophy£21.50Own Choice 2-part song(s)
5885Youth Choir Open19 yrs & under8Michael Loman Youth Cup£21.50Two contrasting songs, one at least to be 2-part

Junior Vocal

When the words “and under” are used in age regulations, there is no lower age limit

GIRLS/BOYS and YOUNG LADIES/YOUNG MEN Competitors may enter as many classes as they wish in their own age level and the age or grade band immediately above.

PLEASE NOTE: Own choice pieces do not need to be written on application forms, but a copy of the music MUST be given to the Adjudicator just before the performance.

Set Pieces may be sung in any key

NO AMPLIFICATION OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.  BACKING TRACKS ARE PERMITTED BUT MUST CONTAIN NO VOCALS AT ALL AND THE PLAYBACK MACHINE MUST BE PROVIDED/OPERATED BY THE COMPETITOR 

Novice Vocal
Show songs are permitted. These classes may be entered by any competitor who has never gained a first place in the vocal section of any recognised music festival)

Adjudicator: Elizabeth Emberson AGSM CT ABRSM

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5500Novice Vocal10 yrs & under2Novice Song Cup, 10 & under£6.50Own Choice (including Show Songs)
5501Novice Vocal14 yrs and under3J.E.M. Memorial Cup£7.50Own Choice (including Show Songs)
5502Novice Vocal18 yrs & under3Gabriella Isaacs Cup£8.00Own Choice (including Show Songs)

Pop Ballad (from any era)

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5630Pop Ballad12 yrs and under4Pop Ballad Trophy 12 & under£8.00From any Era
5631Pop Ballad15 yrs & under5DPAF Trophy£8.50From any Era
5632Pop Ballad18 yrs and Under5DPAF Trophy£8.50From any era

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Self-Accompanied Song – any instrument including piano

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5635Self-Accompanied Song12 years & Under4DPAF Medal£8.00
5636Self-Accompanied Song15 years and under5DPAF Medal£8.50
5637Self-Accompanied Song18 yrs and under5DPAF Medal£8.50Own Choice

Voice and Verse
Recite the words of your chosen song (as if it were a poem) and then sing it.
 Both speaking and singing will be judged.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5640Voice & Verse12 yrs & under4Voice & Verse Trophy 12 and under£8.00Own Choice
5641Voice & Verse15 yrs & under5DPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
5642Voice & Verse18 yrs and under5DPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice

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Song in a language other than English

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5650Song in a language other than English12 years & under4Foreign Song Cup 12 yrs & under£8.00Own Choice
5651Song in a language other than English15 yrs & under5Terri-Kate Lee Trophy£8.50Own Choice
5652Song in a language other than English18 yrs and under5DPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice

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Girls’ Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5764Girls Solo5 yrs & under2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice, including show songs
5780Girls Solo6 yrs & under2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own choice, including show songs
5787Girls Solo7 yrs & under3Novice Girl's Cup, 7 & under *£7.50Own Choice
5798Girls Solo7 yrs & underxNovice Girl's Cup, 7 & under *£7.50Sing a Rainbow - Arthur Hamilton
5788Girls Solo8 yrs & under3Elizabeth Graham Cup£7.50Own Choice
5800Girls Solo Singing8 yrs & underxGirl's Set Song Cup 8 years £7.50Anna Marie - Trad. Dutch, No 15 in 'Sing Together'
5789Girls Solo9 yrs & under3Helen Mountain Trophy *£7.50Own Choice
5799Girls Solo9 yrs & underxHelen Mountain Trophy *£7.50Ferry me across the water - Finzi
5790Girls Solo10 yrs & under3Beryl Sabin Cup£7.50Own Choice
5801Girls Solo Singing10 yrs & underxDPAF Junior Singer Cup£7.50Virgin's Slumber Song - Max Reger
5806Girls Solo Singing11 yrs & under3Girl's Own Choice - 11 yrs£7.50Own Choice
5802Girls Solo Singing11 yrs & underxBetty Roe Cup£7.50I love all graceful things - Eric Thiman
5807Girls Solo Singing13 yrs & under4Agnes Hayward Shield£7.50Own Choice
5803Girls Solo Singing13 yrs & underxGreen's Trophy£7.50The bird's lament - Richard Rodney Bennett
5777Girls Solo15 yrs & under4Green's Trophy£8.00Own Choice
5804Girls Solo Singing15 yrs & underxAda Terry Cup£8.00It was a lover - Madeleine Dring
5808Girls Solo Singing18 yrs & under5Patricia Hudson Shield£8.50Own Choice
5805Girls Solo Singing18 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£8.50Music for a while - Purcell
5819Young Ladies21 yrs & under6DPAF Trophy£9.00Any song in a foreign language

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Girls’ Duets
A competitor may appear as many times they like in the same duet class, provided they are singing a different song, and are with a different partner each time.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5822Girls Singing Duet9 yrs & under3Harriet Annable Cup£9.50Own Choice
5809Girls Singing Duet11 yrs & under3Francesca Isaacs Cup£11.00Own Choice
5810Girls Singing Duet14 yrs & under4Hannah Memorial Cup£13.00Own Choice
5811Girls Singing Duet18 yrs & under5DPAF Medal£13.00Own Choice

Trios

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5812Trio, any voices14 yrs & under4DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice
5813Trio, any voices18 yrs & under5DPAF Trophy£15.50Own Choice

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Boys’ Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5765Boys Solo5 yrs & under2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice, including show songs
5781Boys Solo6 yrs & under2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own choice, including show songs
5766Boys Solo7 yrs & under2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
5767Boys Solo7 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£6.50Orange and yellow and brown - Lin Marsh
5758Boys Solo8 yrs & under3Gandy Bradford Shield£7.00Own Choice
5768Boys Solo8 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£7.50Skye boat song, trad Scottish, four verses
5769Boys Solo9 yrs & under3Clotsworthy Cup£7.50Own Choice
5815Boys Solo Singing9 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£7.50Grandfather clock - Thomas Dunhill
5770Boys Solo10 yrs & under3DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
5771Boys Solo10 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£7.50Earth, sea and sky - Lin Marsh
5816Boys Solo Singing11 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£7.50Rest sweet nymphs - Peter Warlock
5817Boys Solo Unbroken Voice13 yrs & underxGandy Bradford Shield£7.50Where'er you walk - Handel
5773Boys Solo13 yrs & under3DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
5774Boys Solo15 yrs & under4DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
5772Boys Solo15 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£8.00The cloths of heaven - Dunhill
5818Boys Solo Broken Voice18 yrs & underxDPAF Trophy£8.50Silent Noon - Vaughan Williams
5829Boys Solo Broken Voice18 yrs & under5DPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
5820Young Men21 yrs & under6DPAF Trophy£9.00Any song in a foreign language

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Boys Duets
A competitor may appear as many times they like in the same duet class, provided they are singing a different song, and are with a different partner each time.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5610Boys Duet10 yrs & under3DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
5611Boys Duet14 yrs & under4DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
5612Boys Duet18 yrs & under5DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice

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Mixed Duets

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5620Boy/Girl Mixed Duet10 yrs & under3DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
5621Boy/Girl Mixed Duet14 yrs & under4DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
5622Boy/Girl Mixed Duet18 yrs & under5DPAF Duet Shield£13.00Own Choice

Mixed Duos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5615Boys/Girls/Mixed Vocal Duo 11 & under3DPAF Medal£11.00Own Choice - does not need to include harmony
5616Boy's/Girl's/Mixed Vocal Duo 14 & under4Hannah Memorial Cup£13.00Own choice - does not need to include harmony
5617Boys/Girls/Mixed Vocal Duo 18 & under5DPAF Medal£13.00Own choice - does not need to include harmony

Junior Ensembles

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5625Vocal Quartet - Any Voices14 years & under5DPAF Medal£15.50Own Choice
5626Vocal Quartet - Any Voices18 years & under6DPAF Trophy£15.50Own Choice
5627Small Vocal Ensemble - Any Voices (Max 8)14 years & under5DPAF Trophy£17.50Own Choice
5628Small Vocal Ensemble - Any Voices (Max 8)18 years & under6DPAF Trophy£17.50Own Choice
5629Children's Choir or EnsembleNovice - 13 years & under4DPAF Medal£15.00Own Choice
5645Mixed Adult/Child Choir - at least 8 singersAny level8Victor Whitburn Memorial Shield£17.50Two contrasting songs

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Class 5629 – NOTE that this is NOVICE level – never previously competed in a Festival

Songs from the Shows

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5751Girls/Boys Song From The Shows8 yrs & under3Devon Festival Novice Cup£7.00Own Choice
5752Girls/Boys Song From The Shows10 yrs & under3Traveller's Rest Cup£7.50Own Choice
5753Girls/Boys Song From The Shows12 yrs & under3Sheila Sayers Cup£7.50Own Choice
5754Girls/Boys Song From The Shows15 yrs & under4Vizard/Hill Trophy£8.00Own Choice
5755Girls/Boys Song From The Shows18 yrs & under5Senior Performance Cup£8.50Own Choice

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Folk Song (includes Spirituals)

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5720Folk Song (Acc)8 yrs & under3Folk Song Novice Cup *£7.00Own Choice
5721Folk Song (Acc)10 yrs & under3Junior Performance Cup£7.50Own Choice
5722Folk Song (Acc)12 yrs & under3Folk Song Shield 11 & 12 yrs£7.50Own Choice
5723Folk Song (Acc)15 yrs & under4Bryarclyst Cup£8.00Own Choice
5724Folk Song (Acc)18 yrs & under5Deborah Frayne Cup£8.50Own Choice
5725Folk Song (Unacc)8 yrs & under3Folk Song Novice Cup *£7.00Own Choice
5726Folk Song (Unacc)10 yrs & under3Marian James Cup£7.50Own Choice
5727Folk Song (Unacc)12 yrs & under3DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
5728Folk Song (Unacc)15 yrs & under4Bryarclyst Cup£8.00Own Choice
5729Folk Song (Unacc)18 yrs & under5Deborah Frayne Cup£8.50Own Choice

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Comedy Song

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5740Comedy Song8 yrs & under3DPAF Trophy£7.00Own Choice
5741Comedy Song10 yrs & under3Novice Comedy Song Cup 10 & under£7.50Own Choice
5742Comedy Song12 yrs & under3Comedy Song Trophy 12 & under£7.50Own Choice
5743Comedy Song15 yrs & under4Comedy Song Trophy 15 & under£8.00Own Choice
5744Comedy Song18 yrs & under5Comedy Song Cup 18 & under£8.50Own Choice

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Sacred Song

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5730Sacred Song8 yrs & under3Sacred Song Trophy 8 & under£7.00Own Choice
5731Sacred Song10 yrs & under3Sacred Song Trophy 10 & under£7.50Own Choice
5732Sacred Song12 yrs & under3Sacred Song Junior Cup£7.50Own Choice
5733Sacred Song15 yrs & under4Sacred Song Trophy 15 & under£8.00Own Choice
5734Sacred Song18 yrs & under5Sacred Song Trophy 18 & under£8.50Own Choice

The following trophies may be awarded:

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Ensembles Classes

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2696Family Ensemble (including voice)Any combination5DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice
2699Friends & Family Ensemble, including voiceAny Combination5Rosamond Cameron Memorial Cup£15.00Own Choice

Recital Classes
Any three contrasting songs, which may include Show Songs. Must include a short spoken introduction.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
2801Solo Voice Recital Class14 yrs & under12DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice
2802Solo Voice Recital Class18 yrs & under12DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice

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Vocal Sight Reading
Similar level to the Associated Board Grades. Candidates must ONLY enter the grades corresponding to their standard and not to lower grades. Candidates may enter a maximum of TWO adjacent classes.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
5711Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 1xDPAF Medal£6.50
5712Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 2xDPAF Medal£7.50
5713Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 3xDPAF Medal£7.50
5714Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 4xDPAF Medal£8.00
5715Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 5xDPAF Medal£8.00
5716Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 6xDPAF Medal£9.00
5717Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 7xDPAF Medal£9.00
5718Vocal Sight ReadingGrade 8xDPAF Medal£9.00

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Speech & Drama

All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator: Mrs Ann Reed, 01404 850366, Email

Adjudicator:

Sylvia M Lorden ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Sylvia Lorden was born in Rugby, where she now lives and teaches children, students and adults in Dance and Speech and Drama. Her interest was sparked as a result of the encouragement as a student at the Rugby High School for Girls.

In later years she produced, pantomimes, musicals and plays, including taking the leading roles herself. She has appeared in three films and in Television shows.

She loves all forms of art and tries to encourage participation of all of its forms. Sylvia is an Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals in both Speech and Drama and Dance. She has a reputation for individually speaking to all competitors in her adjudications.

Choral/Group Speaking

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Own Choice. Please note time limits .
Movement is welcomed in these classes.
A copy of the selected passage must be provided for the adjudicator.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6305Choral Speaking4 & 5 years4DPAF Trophy£15.00Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose
6307Choral Speaking6 & 7 yearsFrank Patmore Sims Picture£15.50Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose
6309Choral Speaking8 & 9 years5Daphne Davis Trophy£16.00Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose
6310Choral Speaking10 yearsJulie Bovey Cup£16.50Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose
6312Choral Speaking11 & 12 years6DPAF Trophy£17.50Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose
6314Choral Speaking13 & 14 yearsDPAF Trophy£18.50Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose
6316Choral Speaking15 & 16 years7DPAF Trophy£19.00Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose
6319Choral SpeakingOpen (18+)8DPAF Trophy£20.00Two contrasting poems of own choice or one poem & one piece of prose

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Duologues

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Suitability of choice will be taken into account. 
No costumes (a small suggestion eg a long skirt/cloak is permissible)
Hand Properties only

Table and chairs allowed. Re-entry with change of partner permitted. 
Introduction to be included in the time limit

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6711Duologue11 & underDPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
6713Duologue12/13 years6Pauline Wiseman Shield£9.50Own Choice
6715Duologue14/15 yearsDPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
6717Duologue16/17 years7DPAF Trophy£15.00Own Choice
6718Duologue18 yearsDPAF Trophy£16.00Own Choice
6719DuologueOpen8DPAF Trophy£17.50Own Choice

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Group Drama

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Groups of three or more characters, with no costumes. 
No costumes (a small suggestion eg a long skirt/cloak is permissible)
Hand Properties only
Table and chairs allowed. Competitors may take part in more than one scene if required.
Setting up and Introduction included in time limit

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6811Group Drama11 & under10DPAF Trophy£15.00A Scene from any play excluding Shakespeare
6813Group Drama13 & under12DPAF Trophy£15.00A Scene from any play excluding Shakespeare
6815Group Drama15 & under15Birkett Shield£16.00A Scene from any play excluding Shakespeare
6818Group Drama18 & under16Romanska Cup£16.00A Scene from any play excluding Shakespeare
6819Group DramaOpen (18+)18DPAF Trophy£18.50A Scene from any play excluding Shakespeare

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Shakespeare Group Drama

No costumes (a small suggestion eg a long skirt/cloak is permissible)
Hand Properties only

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6832Shakespeare Group Drama12 & under12DPAF Trophy£14.50A Scene from a Shakespeare play
6835Shakespeare Group Drama15 & under15DPAF Trophy£15.00A Scene from a Shakespeare play
6838Shakespeare Group Drama18 & under18DPAF Trophy£16.00A Scene from a Shakespeare play
6839Shakespeare Group DramaOpen (18+)20DPAF Trophy£18.50A Scene from a Shakespeare play

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The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

News Reading

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

You are a television newscaster.
Prepare and present a news report to include a tragic story, a happy event and a local story.
Items may be real or imaginary.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6452News Reading12 & under3Jill O'Hare Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6454News Reading13/14 yearsJill O'Hare Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6456News Reading15/16 years4Jill O'Hare Trophy£9.00Own Choice
6458News Reading17/18 years5Jill O'Hare Trophy£9.50Own Choice
6459News ReadingOpen (18+)6Jill O'Hare Trophy£9.50Own Choice

Jill O’Hare Trophy: the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Original Poem

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

OWN POEM – recited from memory.

A copy of the poem MUST be sent to the Section Coordinator by 10th February 2019:
Mrs Ann Reed, Charlton Hill Farm, Payhembury, HONITON, EX14 3JL,
or Email

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6070Original Poem10 years & under1DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
6071Original Poem11 years1DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
6072Original Poem12 yearsJack Howarth Cup£7.00Own Choice
6073Original Poem13 yearsJack Howarth Cup£7.00Own Choice
6074Original Poem14 years2DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6075Original Poem15 years2DPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6076Original Poem16 yearsDPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6077Original Poem17 yearsDPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6078Original Poem18 years3DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
6079Original PoemOpen (18+)DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Original Story Telling

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

To be performed from memory

A synopsis for the Adjudicator MUST be sent to the Section Coordinator by 11th February 2017:
Mrs Ann Reed, Charlton Hill Farm, Payhembury, HONITON, EX14 3JL,
or Email

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6010Original Story Telling10 years & under2DPAF Trophy£7.00Own Choice
6011Original Story Telling11 years2DPAF Trophy£7.00Own Choice
6012Original Story Telling12 years2DPAF Trophy£7.00Own Choice
6013Original Story Telling13 yearsDPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6014Original Story Telling14 yearsDPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6015Original Story Telling15 years3DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6016Original Story Telling16 years3DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6017Original Story Telling17 yearsDPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
6018Original Story Telling18 yearsDPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
6019Original Story TellingOpen4DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Own Choice Classes

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

A copy of the selected passage must be handed to the Adjudicator

NOTE that the OPEN CLASSES are not suitable for competitors under 15 years

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6247Humorous Verse12-14 years3Mayo Gunn Shield£8.00Own Choice
6248Narrative Verse15-18 years4Mayo Gunn Shield£9.00Own Choice
6249LyricOpen5Mayo Gunn Shield£9.50Own Choice
6237Sonnet12-14 yearsxHowarth Cup£8.00Own Choice
6238Sonnet15-18 yearsxHowarth Cup£9.00Own Choice
6239SonnetOpen (18+)xHowarth Cup£9.50Own Choice
6217Poem/ Prose/ Shakespeare12 - 14 years4Mayo Gunn Shield£8.00Two pieces to illustrate a theme of the competitor's own choice
6218Poem/ Prose/ Shakespeare15 - 18 years5Mayo Gunn Shield£9.00Two pieces to illustrate a theme of the competitor's own choice
6219Poem/ Prose/ ShakespeareOpen6Mayo Gunn Shield£9.50Two pieces to illustrate a theme of the competitor's own choice
6227Poets Laureate12 - 14 years3John Masefield Mem Trophy£7.50Any poem or part of a poem by any poet laureate
6228Poets Laureate15 - 18 years4John Masefield Mem Trophy£8.00Any poem or part of a poem by any poet laureate
6229Poets LaureateOpen5John Masefield Mem Trophy£9.00Any poem or part of a poem by any poet laureate

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MONOLOGUE
This may provide a little light relief but suitability of choice will be taken into account. No costumes – hand properties only. A copy must be handed to the Adjudicator.
NOTE that this class is unsuitable for competitors under 15 years.

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6260MonologueMin Age 15 yrs5Firth Challenge Cup£9.50Own Choice

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Prose Reading

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Read from open book

A copy of the selected passage must be handed to the Adjudicator

Set books are available from Devon County Libraries and www.amazon.co.uk at time of going to press

Introduction to be included in time limit

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6406Prose Reading6 years & under2DPAF Trophy£6.00The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - Susanna Davidson
6407Prose Reading7 & 8 yrs2DPAF Trophy£6.00The Werepuppy - Jacqueline Wilson
6409Prose Reading9 & 10 yrsNewberry Cup£6.50My Friend Walter - Michael Morpurgo
6411Prose Reading11 12 & 13 yrs3Maureen Speller Plate£7.00The Positively Last Performance - Geraldine McCaughrean
6414Prose Reading14 15 & 16 yrs3Robert Rene Cup£7.00The Feathered Man - Jeremy de Quidt
6417Prose Reading17 & 18 yrsDPAF Trophy£7.50Frozen in Time - Ali Sparkes
6419Prose ReadingOpen4DPAF Trophy£8.00Own choice (NB This class is not open to and is unsuitable for performers under 15 years)

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Prose Speaking

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

SPOKEN FROM MEMORY

A copy of the selected passage must be handed to the Adjudicator

All set books are available from Devon County Libraries and www.amazon.co.uk (at time of going to press)

Introduction to be included in time limit

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6386Prose Speaking6 yrs & under2DPAF Trophy£6.00The Story of Dragonclaw - Gill Munton
6387Prose Speaking7 & 8 yrs2DPAF Trophy£6.00The Mouse Family Robinson - Dick King Smith
6389Prose Speaking9 & 10 yrsDPAF Trophy£6.50The Borrowers - Mary Norton
6391Prose Speaking11, 12 & 13 yrs3DPAF Trophy£7.00Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kastner
6394Prose Speaking14 15 & 16 yrs3Shirley Ann Williams Picture£7.00Red River Stallion - Troon Harrison
6397Prose Speaking17 & 18 yrsDPAF Trophy£7.50The Forbidden stone (The Copernicus Trilogy Bk1) - Tony Abbott
6399Prose SpeakingOpen4DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice (NB This class is not suitable for performers under 15 years)

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Sacred Text Reading

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

From any Sacred Text – MUST be read in English
A copy of the selected passage must be provided for the adjudicator
Please note the introduction of time limits

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6427Sacred Text Reading7 years & under½DPAF Trophy£6.00Own Choice - please note time limit
6429Sacred Text Reading8 & 9 years¾DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice - please note time limit
6431Sacred Text Reading10 & 11 years1Carter-Williams Cup£7.00Own Choice - please note time limit
6433Sacred Text Reading12 & 13 yearsAnnable Cup£7.50Own Choice - please note time limit
6435Sacred Text Reading14 & 15 years2Brian Bartlett Cup£8.00Own Choice - please note time limit
6437Sacred Text Reading16, 17 & 18 yearsRobert Annable Cup£9.00Own Choice - please note time limit
6439Sacred Text ReadingOpen (18+)3Dolly Scouloudi Cup£9.00Own Choice - please note time limit

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Set Poem

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Please select ONE poem from the three alternatives set:

Copies of all these Set Poems can be obtained from Ann Reed speechanddramaatdpafdotorgdotuk  (speechanddramaatdpafdotorgdotuk)  

Please inform Ann of the Class number and Age group of the poems you require; and she will send them to you.

 

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6144Set Poem4 yearsxDPAF Trophy£6.00Roger was a Razor Fish - Al Pittman
Dorothy Porridge - Richard Edwards
Acorn Bill - Ruth Ainsworth
6145Set Poem5 yearsxDPAF Trophy£6.00Until I saw the Sea - Lilian Moore
Toes - Judith Nicholls
Listen - Telcine Turner
6146Set Poem6 yearsxDPAF Trophy£6.50Granny, Granny, Please comb my Hair - Grace Nichols
Swinging - Leila Berg
Bed in Summer - Robert Louis Stevenson
6147Set Poem7 yearsxRosemary Milton Shield£6.50Over the Park - Charles Thompson
My Dad's Thumb - Michael Rosen
Undertable Land - Paul Rogers
6148Set Poem8 yearsxFrederica Tomlinson Cup£6.50Polar Bear - Spike Milligan
Our Mother - Allan Ahlberg
Mud - Ann Bonner
6149Set Poem9 yearsxDPAF Trophy£6.50Like an Animal - Joan Poulson
Magic Horse - John Foster
Dad - Berlie Doherty
6150Set Poem10 yearsxJunior Verse Speaking Cup£6.50Sitting in my Bathtub - John Foster
How Far? - Olive Dove
Cobweb Morning - June Crebbin
6151Set Poem11 yearsxDPAF Poetry Performance Trophy£6.50Fancy Me - Janet Paisley
Giant Thunderclogs - Jean Kenward
Silver - Walter de la Mare
6152Set Poem12 yearsxLady Mary Trefusis Picture£7.00Magic Shoes - Brian Moses
The Sandwich - Tony Bradman
The Dark - Adrian Henri
6153Set Poem13 & 14 yrs xCornwall Cup£7.00Winter Embrace - Maria Guzvic
It's not the Same any More - Paul Cookson
The Tyger - William Blake
6155Set Poem15 & 16 yrsxDPAF Trophy£7.50The Beginning of the End - Joshua Eteson
Crossroads - David Johnson
A Smuggler's Song - Rudyard Kipling
6157Set Poem17 & 18 yrsxDPAF Trophy£7.50Belsen - Maria Guzvic
The Quietude of the Night - Brian Blackwell
Upon Westminster Bridge - William Wordsworth

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Sight Reading

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

The text will be chosen by the Adjudicator.
Performers will have one minute to scan the copy prior to performance
The candidates will wait under supervision
in an adjoining area, and stay after reading to listen to the remainder of the class

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6470Sight Reading10 years & underxDPAF Trophy£6.50
6471Sight Reading11 yearsxVox Cup£7.00
6472Sight Reading12 yearsxAnn Reed Shield£7.50
6474Sight Reading13 & 14 yearsxRobbins Shield£8.00
6477Sight Reading15, 16 & 17 yearsxDPAF Trophy£9.00
6479Sight ReadingOpen (18+)xDPAF Trophy£9.50

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Solo Drama

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

A copy of the selected passage must be handed to the Adjudicator
No costumes (a small suggestion eg a long skirt/cloak is permissible)
Hand Properties only

Setting up and Introduction to be included in time limit

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6611Solo Drama11 & under4Lorna Fuller-Clark Memorial Cup£9.00Own Choice from any play (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6614Solo Drama12, 13 & 14 yearsMatlock Cup£8.00Own Choice from any play (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6617Solo Drama15, 16 & 17 years5Wilkinson & Grant Drama Salver£9.00Own Choice from any play (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6618Solo Drama18 years6DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice from any play (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6619Solo DramaOpen (age 18 and over)8DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice from any play by Shakespeare & Own Choice from a play by any other Dramatist (Only one character's lines to be spoken)

 

Shakespeare Solo Drama
No costumes (a small suggestion eg a long skirt/cloak is permissible)
Hand Properties only

 Setting up and Introduction to be included in time limit

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6650Solo Shakespeare Girls/Boys10 & 11 yearsxShakespeare Cup£7.00Own Choice of Scene - Between 10 and 14 lines (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6652Solo Shakespeare Girls/Boys12 & 13 yearsxShakespeare Cup£7.50Own Choice of Scene - Between 12 and 18 lines (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6654Solo Shakespeare Girls/Boys14 & 15 yearsxShakespeare Trophy£8.00Own Choice of Scene - Between 16 and 20 lines (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6656Solo Shakespeare Female/Male16 & 17 yearsxShakespeare Trophy£9.00Own Choice of Scene - Between 18 and 24 lines (Only one character's lines to be spoken)
6658Solo Shakespeare Female/Male18+xShakespeare Trophy£9.50Own Choice of Scene - Between 22 and 30 lines (Only one character's lines to be spoken)

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Solo Mime

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Recorded music or sound effects may be used.
You are responsible for providing and operating your own playback device.
Clothes should be of a suitable type, but costume is not allowed.

Introduction to be included in time limit

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6511Solo Mime11 & under2DPAF Trophy£6.50Own Choice
6512Solo Mime12 yearsDPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6513Solo Mime13 yearsDPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6514Solo Mime14 years3DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6516Solo Mime15/16 years3DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6518Solo Mime17/18 yearsDPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
6519Solo MimeOpen (18+)4DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept

Themed Improvisation

Adjudicator: Sylvia M Lordon ARAD, AISTD, MIDTA, FBTDA, PGCA

Tell a story, converse or adapt to roles as you wish.
Demonstrate ingenuity, adaptability, relevance and alertness.
Themes are given prior to the classes as Words or Objects

Solos

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6030Solo Improvisation10 years & under2DPAF Trophy£7.00Own Choice
6031Solo Improvisation11 years2DPAF Trophy£7.00Own Choice
6032Solo Improvisation12 years2DPAF Trophy£7.00Own Choice
6033Solo Improvisation13 yearsDPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6034Solo Improvisation14 yearsDPAF Trophy£7.50Own Choice
6035Solo Improvisation15 years3DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6036Solo Improvisation16 years3DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6037Solo Improvisation17 yearsDPAF Trophy£8.50Own Choice
6038Solo Improvisation18 yearsDPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
6039Solo ImprovisationOpen (18+)4DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice

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Themed Duo Improvisation

Class Number Class Name Level Time Trophy Fee Set Piece
6050Duo - Improvisation10 years & under4DPAF Trophy£8.00Own Choice
6051Duo - Improvisation11 years5DPAF Trophy£9.00Own Choice
6052Duo - Improvisation12 years5DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
6053Duo - Improvisation13 years5DPAF Trophy£9.50Own Choice
6054Duo - Improvisation14 years6DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
6055Duo - Improvisation15 years6DPAF Trophy£11.00Own Choice
6056Duo - Improvisation16 years6DPAF Trophy£13.00Own Choice
6057Duo - Improvisation17 years7DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
6058Duo - Improvisation18 years7DPAF Trophy£14.50Own Choice
6059Duo - ImprovisationOpen (18+)8DPAF Trophy£16.00Own Choice

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The Wilkinson & Grant Trophy will be awarded by the Adjudicator for
the most promising performer in the Speech and Drama Section

Where a trophy is shown for more than one class, the highest mark in these classes will win the trophy

Winners in individual classes will receive a DPAF Trophy, a plaque or medal which may be kept