AFYM Festival 2022

WELCOME

Welcome to the syllabus for AFYM 2022. Since we all last met together for AFYM 2020 we have all been through dramatic, turbulent, and often painful times.

At AFYM we have had to face great challenges.  Not only was the 2021 Festival cancelled but during the pandemic we have lost many of our committee members. Very sadly Lilian Morgan, who had served as Festival Secretary for more than 20 years died in August 2021, she is missed by us all.  In addition, Colin Fielder and Phyl Barclay have had to resign on health grounds and Diane Workman, David Workman, Carl Johnson have all resigned for a variety of reasons. Rhian Workman has handed over the running of the website. We thank them all for their hard work on behalf of AFYM. We are delighted to welcome Helen Turbervill, Mike Turbervill and Dave Xerri to the committee and Mike Johnson as Website Manager and Janet Clarke who will look after the Instrument Bank.

In planning for AFYM 2022 the Committee was mindful of the fact that the Festival takes place in winter, together with all the uncertainty this brings. It is for this reason that we have decided that in 2022 a large part of the Festival will take place online, together with a smaller Live Festival at the Guildhall. We think that this presents exciting opportunities and offers the chance for family and friends to take part as ‘audience’ even if they are resident far from Swansea. Do look out for the Own Composition Class and the classes with Pam Wedgwood. The Festival will be completely non competitive this year, but competitive classes will return once we are able to offer a completely live festival.

ADJUDICATORS

We are delighted  to let you know that the 2022 Festival will be adjudicated by well-known favourites Gerard McChrystal (wind) and Gary Branch (piano) and we welcome for the first time Robin Ashwell (strings) from the Sacconi Quartet.  You can reference their full details and biographies on the AFYM website HERE.

We hope you will enjoy AFYM 2022 and look forward to seeing you all on video or in person.

Penny Davies, October 2021

⇓ Full Syllabus is available below ⇓


Before you register for the Festival it is very important that you read the RULES


Live Festival Syllabus

Saturday 12 February and Sunday 13 February 2022
Lord Mayor’s Reception Room
Swansea Guildhall

Download the Live Festival Syllabus HERE

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided for each performance


CLASS P10:   AGE 7 AND UNDER                                                                                     
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces, solo or duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P11:   AGE 8 AND 9                                                                                                
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one piece, solo or duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P12:   AGE 10 AND 11                                                                                                              
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one solo piece
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P13:   AGE 12 TO 14                                                                                                
FEE £6.50

Own choice of one solo piece
Time limit 3 minutes


CLASS P14:   AGE 15 TO 18                                                                                                
FEE £7.00

Own choice of one solo piece
Time limit 4 minutes

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided for each performance

Open to players of all bowed strings, harp and guitar

Pieces that are meant to be played with accompaniment should include that accompaniment in the performance, using an accompanist and not using a pre-recorded track


CLASS S10:   AGE 7 AND UNDER                                                                                     
FEE £5.50              

Own choice of one or two pieces, solo or duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S11:   AGE 8 AND 9                                                                                                 
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one piece, solo or duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S12:   AGE 10 AND 11                                                                                                              
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one solo piece
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S13:   AGE 12 TO 14                                                                                                 
FEE £6.50

Own choice of one solo piece
Time limit 3 minutes


CLASS S14:   AGE 15 TO 18                                                                                                
FEE £7.00

Own choice of one solo piece
Time limit 4 minutes

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided for each performance

Pieces that are meant to be played with accompaniment should include that accompaniment in the performance, using an accompanist and not using a pre-recorded track


CLASS W10:   AGE 9 AND UNDER                                                                                   
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one piece, solo or duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS W11:   AGE 10 AND 11                                                                                             
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one piece
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS W12:   AGE 12 TO 14                                                                                                               
FEE £6.50

Own choice of one piece
Time limit 3 minutes


CLASS W13:   AGE 15 TO 18
FEE £7.00

Own choice of one piece
Time limit 4 minutes

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided for each performance


CLASS C01:   OWN COMPOSITION CLASS                                                    
FEE £8.00

Any one piece composed for solo instrument, duet or soloist with accompaniment, performed by the composer (and accompanist/duet partner) and with a paper copy of the music provided for the adjudicator

An opportunity to compose and perform your music to an audience. Some of you will be experienced composers, but even if you have not composed a piece before – why not have a go?  This should be an exciting, enjoyable and creative session

Time limit 3 minutes

Online Festival Syllabus

Friday 25 March to Sunday 24 April 2022
Hosted here on the AFYM website
Check our News for further announcements

Download the Online Festival Syllabus HERE

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided together with your submission


CLASS P:  BEGINNERS                                                                                                      
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of pre-grade 1 standard; solo or duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P01:   GRADE 1                                                                                                        
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 1 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P02:   GRADE 2                                                                                                       
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 2 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P03:   GRADE 3                                                                                                       
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 3 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P04:   GRADE 4                                                                                                          
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 4 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend.
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS P05:   GRADE 5                                                                                                           
FEE £6.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 5 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend.
Time limit 3 minutes


CLASS P06:   GRADE 6-8 BAROQUE OR CLASSICAL                                           
FEE £7.00

Own choice of any one piece of grade 6,7,8 standard from the baroque or classical periods.
Time limit 4 minutes


CLASS P07:   GRADE 6-8 ROMANTIC OR MODERN                                                             
FEE £7.00

Own choice of any one piece of grade 6,7,8 standard from the romantic or modern period.
Time limit 4 minutes

Open to all players of bowed strings, harp and guitar

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator copies must be provided together with your submission

Pieces that are meant to be played with an accompaniment should include that accompaniment in the performance, this can be a pre-recorded track

If we have a significant number of harp entries, we will engage a specialist harp adjudicator


CLASS S:   BEGINNERS                                                                                                     
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of pre-grade 1 standard, solo or duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S01:   GRADE 1                                                                                                        
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 1 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S02:    GRADE 2                                                                                      
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 2 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S03:   GRADE 3                                                                                                       
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 3 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S04:   GRADE 4                                                                                                      
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 4 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS S05:   GRADE 5                                                                                                       
FEE £6.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of grade 5 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 3 minutes


CLASS S06:   GRADE 6-8 BAROQUE OR CLASSICAL                                                   
FEE £7.00

Own choice of any one piece of grade 6,7,8 standard from the baroque or classical period
Time limit 4 minutes


CLASS S07:   GRADE 6-8 ROMANTIC OR MODERN                                                    
FEE £7.00

Own choice of any one piece of grade 6,7,8 standard from the romantic or modern period
Time limit 4 minutes

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided together with your submission

Open to players of all wind and brass instruments, including recorder

Pieces that are meant to be played with an accompaniment should include that accompaniment in the performance, this can be a pre-recorded track


CLASS W01:   BEGINNERS TO GRADE 1                                                                         
FEE £5.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of up to Grade 1 standard.  One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS W02:   GRADE 2 AND GRADE 3                                                                          
FEE £6.00

Own choice of one or two pieces of Grade 2 to Grade 3 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 2 minutes


CLASS W03:   GRADE 4 AND GRADE 5                                                                          
FEE £6.50

Own choice of one or two pieces of Grade 4 or Grade 5 standard. One of the pieces may be a duet, the duet partner can be a teacher, family member or friend
Time limit 3 minutes


CLASS W04:   GRADE 6-8 BAROQUE OR CLASSICAL                                                 
FEE £7.00

Own choice of any one piece of Grade 6,7,8 standard from the Baroque or Classical Periods, or an unaccompanied study
Time limit 4 minutes


CLASS W05:   GRADE 6-8 ROMANTIC OR MODERN                                                  
FEE £7.00

Own choice of any one piece of Grade 6,7,8 standard from the Romantic or Modern Period
Time limit 4 minutes

These classes will be adjudicated by Pam Wedgwood


CLASS PW1:  11 YEARS AND UNDER                                                                              
FEE £6.00

Open to any performer up to and including age 11 years. Any one piece, solo, duet or ensemble, on any instrument, written by Pam Wedgwood.


CLASS PW2:   12 TO 18 YEARS                                                                                         
FEE £7.00

Open to any performer up to age 12 to 18 years. Any one piece, solo, duet or ensemble, on any instrument, written by Pam Wedgwood.


CLASS PW3:   PIANO INTERPRETATION                                                                      
FEE £7.00

This is an exciting new class for this year only. The AFYM is commissioning Pam Wedgwood to compose a new piano piece especially for AFYM 2022. The piece will be of about Grade 3/4 standard, it will have no title, no indication of tempo, dynamics, phrasing, expression. Performers will have to decide these things for themselves and work out their own ideas of the character and interpretation of the piece.   The piece will be available on the AFYM website before Registration opens.

In their video recording performers are asked to name the title of the piece and say what inspired them to select this title and interpretation. Pam will choose the title and interpretation that she feels most suits the piece. This is an opportunity to be really musical and creative and to take on an exciting challenge.

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided together with your submission

Pieces that are meant to be played with an accompaniment should include that accompaniment in the performance, this can be a pre-recorded track


CLASS M01:   UNACCOMPANIED BACH                                                                        
FEE £6.50              

Open to any performer of age 20 years and under. Minimum standard Grade 5. One piece of unaccompanied Bach played on any instrument
Time limit 4 minutes


CLASS M02:  CONCERTO                                                                                                  
FEE £9.50

Open to any performer of age 20 years and under. Minimum standard Grade 5. One movement of a concerto played on any instrument.  The orchestral accompaniment must be included, either on piano or as a pre-recorded track
Time limit 8 minutes


CLASS M03:  JAZZ                                                                                                                              
FEE £6.50

Open to any performer of age 18 years and under. Minimum standard Grade 3. One piece of Jazz played on any instrument
Time limit 4 minutes


CLASS M04:  ADULT PERFORMANCE                                                                           
FEE £10.00

Open to any performer aged 19 or over, one piece or two piece, solo, duet or ensemble played on any instrument
Time limit 4 minutes

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry

Adjudicator music copies must be provided together with your submission


CLASS E01:   DUET                                                                                                                             
FEE £6.00

Age 18 years and under, one duet performance
Time limit; 3 minutes


CLASS E02:   ENSEMBLE                                                                                                  
FEE £10.00

Age 18 years or under, one ensemble performance by 3 to 6 players
Time limit 3 minutes


CLASS E03:   FAMILY MUSIC
FEE £10.00

Open to a group of performers who are related to one another. The ensemble may be 2 – 6 players. At least one member of the ensemble should be under 19 years and one member should be 19 years or over
Time limit 3 minutes

  1. Position the camera so that we can see you and your instrument clearly
  2. Do a test recording, so that you can check volume, lighting, camera position and make sure you are happy with the general appearance of your video
  3. Dress for a performance
  4. Begin your video by announcing your name, the title and composer of your piece, and your AFYM class number
  5. Bow at the end of your performance, you will have an audience!
  6. Nearer the submission date and before making your video, check the AFYM website for a technical guide and examples to help you perfect your performance

To Register for the 2022 AFYM Festival:

Please click HERE


For all the details relating to the 2022 AFYM Festival:

Download a Full Digital Syllabus HERE


Of if you would prefer to print yourself a booklet version:

Download a Full Syllabus Booklet HERE

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