World of Music and Arts’ inaugural Strings Competition aims to recognize top young string students currently studying at WMA for their excellence in string performance.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020 11:59PM
Competition Date: March 8, 2020 starting at 3pm
*students will be scheduled and informed of their specific time slot following the application deadline.
Competition Location: MEC Riverside,12180 Riverside Way
Adjudicator: Calvin Dyck (see below for biography)
How to apply:
1) Fill out a paper application form and return to the office, or fill out the online application.
2) Pay $30 non-refundable application fee.
- Junior Division: RCM level 1-3, max total time: 5 mins
- Intermediate Division: RCM level 4-6, max total time: 8 mins
- Senior Division: RCM level 7-9, max total time: 10 mins
1) Student must be a registered private student in their competition instrument for the 2019/2020 school year.
2) Students must complete the registration form AND pay applicable non- refundable registration fee ($30) by 11:59pm on February 1, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted.
3) Participants must prepare one or two contrasting solo works/movements of works within the maximum allotted total time, depending on division.
4) Please refer to the 2013 RCM syllabus when choosing works. If a work is not in the syllabus, please consult with your teacher.
5) A copy of the solo part or piano reduction must be submitted to the adjudicator. Photocopies will be allowed.
6) Piano accompaniment is required for all accompanied works. Students are required to provide their own accompanist.
7) Adjudicator’s decisions are final.
Competition will be open to public audience.
Abbotsford concert violinist Dr. Calvin Dyck wears many hats
(literally and figuratively). He is the Director of the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, has a teaching studio with 25 students, and is a producer for local shows and concerts. In addition, Calvin is in his 21st season as Concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony (Nanaimo) and is in demand as an adjudicator for music festivals across the country. Calvin has his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in Violin Performance, with minors in conducting, music education and music history. Highlights from the past few years include producing concerts with the Celtic Tenors, Barrage, and Cirque Musica. He has also collaborated with many local performers in the very popular local production: Songs, Strings & Steps.