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We received many requests from participants and teachers for extension of the registration deadline, due to the sudden COVID-19 situation affecting almost all enrichment and academic classes.

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for Entries shall now be
EXTENDED till 15 JULY 2021!

SPAF MUSIC 2021 - ONLINE EDITION

For 2021, COVID-19 situation is still very fluid, as such we have decided to keep SPAF MUSIC 2021 as ONLINE EDITION, but we will definitely try our best to provide a 'live' settings when the situation allows.

All performance guidelines remain the same as listed within the syllabus booklet further below this page, except that the performance will be recorded and submitted online.

  

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SPAF aims to inspire, so all performers leave with a sense of achievement! Its purpose is to open up the world of performing arts to students, encouraging them to develop a range of communication and interpersonal skills through an interactive environment.


MUSIC FESTIVAL 

'Live' ZOOM Adjudication Sessions - 20th, 25th & 26th JUNE 2021


Categories - Piano / Guitar / Violin Solo and Open Class

NEW! -  RockPop Long  Categories added!


SPAF Music
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REGISTER ONLINE NOW! - Download2a


Event Poster  Download2a

 


 

2021 Festival Adjudicators:  To Be Confirmed

 


Specifically for ONLINE Entry Recording - Please Read Carefully

Recording your performance - Some basic requirements to note:

  • Quiet Space / Environment with ample lighting.
  • A simple video recorder - most recent mobile phones should be adequate.
    • The height of the Camera/Phone should be about in line with the eye level of the performer.
    • The Full height of the performer should be seen.
  • The video recording should be taken from a suitable angle, from the usual Adjudicator or Audience view point. Some popular examples:
    • Piano & Keyboard Instruments: You should film your performance from the side so that the keys, your face and both hands (and most if not all of the notes on the keyboard) are visible.
    • Violin and Viola: You should film your performance from the right-hand side to give a clear view of your bowing arm, and with your face, hands and all of your instrument in shot. Position your music stand so that the view is not obscured.
  • Video Recording should be done in ONE complete continuous take.
  • Video Submission must be submitted by 1 JUNE 2021, in MP4 or MOV video format sent using www.wetransfer.com OR a Youtube video link within the ONLINE entry form or at a later date to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (by the entry deadline)
  • COPY of SCORE – a scanned copy of the SCORE (in PDF) to be whatsapp to 96513538. Common Mobile App such as CamScanner (iOS & Android) can be used to easily create the SCORE in PDF. Please rename PDF to the Name of Participant (performer).
  • You may wish to refer to a useful document from [TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON] regarding recording your performance.
  • Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or whatsapp:96513538 if you need any assistance or clarifications.

 


Festival Adjudicators

Suan Ying

Low Shao Suan & Low Shao Ying

Twin sisters, LOW Shao Suan and LOW Shao Ying, are award-winning classically trained pianists and self-taught composers from Singapore. They have won prizes at international piano competitions and they have performed as soloists numerous times with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Maestros Choo Hoey, Lim Yau, Shui Lan, Lü Jia, Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan. As chamber musicians, the sisters have collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as tubist Øystein Baadsvik, trombonist Jörgen can Rijen, cellists Alexander Ivashkin and Amit Peled, violinist Jin Li and members of the Boston Brass.

As songwriters, a handful of the sisters’ songs have been sung by Asian pop singers such as Jolin Tsai, Vivian Hsu, Suzanne Hsiao and mink. As composers, their original compositions have won international awards and are being performed worldwide. Shao Suan and  Shao Ying’s joint debut album, “Romance in the City”, featuring their original compositions, received the “2014 Artistic Performance Album of the Year” award at the “10th Hi-fi Album Awards 2014” in Guangzhou, China. The sisters released their second album, “Music Diaries”, featuring their original chamber music works, in 2016. Their third album, “Summer Vacation”, was released in May 2020, and this album was ranked no. 1 on iTunes’ Top 100 Classical Albums Chart, and no. 3 on iTunes’ Top Music Albums Chart in Singapore. Their music has been aired on American and Canadian radio stations as well as on local classical radio station, Symphony 92.4FM.

Shao Suan and Shao Ying are published composers with world-renowned Viennese music publisher, Universal Edition. They are also members of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), as well as co-founders of local chamber ensemble, Ensemble de la Belle Musique (www.ebmusique.com). 

Please visit their website at https://thelowsisters.com/ for more information.

 


CLASSES (Categories)

 (Important NOTE: All Violin Participants shall need to engage their own accompanist)

Non Examination Pieces are acceptable too.  Participants shall be responsible for matching the level (Grade) of the pieces.

 

Classical Piano Solo

 (Only ONE piece from Trinity College London or other equivalent Music Exam Boards Syllabuses)

Class No. Grade

Time Limit

(Up to)

FEES
21a Toodlers* (Group Member) 2 mins $60 ($10)
21 Initial 2 mins $60
22 1 2 mins $60
23 2 2 mins $60
24 3 3 mins $70
25 4 3 mins $70
26 5 4 mins $80
27 6 4 mins $80
28 7 6 mins $90
29 8 6 mins $90
30

Advanced Open Class

10 mins $110

 

Classical Violin Solo

 (Only ONE piece from Trinity College London or other equivalent Music Exam Boards Syllabuses)

(Important NOTE: All Violin Participants shall need to engage their own accompanist)

Class No. Grade

Time Limit

(Up to)

FEES
31 Initial 2 mins $60
32 1 2 mins $60
33 2 2 mins $60
34 3 3 mins $70
35 4 3 mins $70
36 5 4 mins $80
37 6 4 mins $80
38 7 6 mins $90
39 8 6 mins $90
40

Advanced Open Class

10 mins $110

  

Classical Guitar Solo

(Only ONE piece from Trinity College London or other equivalent Music Exam BoardsSyllabuses)

Class No. Grade

Time Limit

(Up to)

FEES
41 Initial 2 mins $60
42 1 2 mins $60
43 2 2 mins $60
44 3 3 mins $70
45 4 3 mins $70
46 5 4 mins $80
47 6 4 mins $80
48 7 6 mins $90
49 8 6 mins $90
50

Advanced Open Class

10 mins $110

  

RockPop Long

ROCK & POP Solo – Examination Pieces or Free Choice

(Only ONE piece from Trinity College London or other equivalent Music Exam BoardsSyllabuses)

Class No. Grade

Time Limit

(Up to)

FEES
41 Initial 2 mins $60
42 1 2 mins $60
43 2 2 mins $60
44 3 3 mins $70
45 4 3 mins $70
46 5 4 mins $80
47 6 4 mins $80
48 7 6 mins $90
49 8 6 mins $90
50

Advanced Open Class

10 mins $110

  


 

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