Date: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Location: HLH, Rm. 226
Time: 10:00 - 10:40 am - See the sign-up sheet in the HLH lobby.
Contact Tom Davidson (email@example.com OR 613-533-6000 ext. 75416) if you have any questions.
NOTE: The cost for taking the Grade VI Piano Equivalency Exam is $50.00. Please make sure you stop by the School of Music office to pick up your form and pay your $50.00 fee prior to trying this Exam. You will be unable to take the Exam without presenting the instructor with your form.
Simple two-voice contrapuntal texture, minimum Grade IV level [Music for Millions, Vol. 27; see above]. Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to maintain consistent pulse with minimal visual reference to the keyboard.
All technical requirements to be done two octaves, hands together, at a steady tempo with logical fingering. Knowledge of all major and minor keys is expected although tests are normally restricted to those with up to four accidentals. Scales (major, harmonic and melodic minor); triads with inversions (solid and broken); arpeggios.
Rapid visual recognition and playing of root position triads on any note (major, minor, diminished, augmented). Fluent playing of root position dominant and diminished seventh chords in any major or minor key; knowledge of resolution. Knowledge of all diatonic triads in all keys with up to four accidentals. Simple single-line transposition by sight.
Grade VI repertoire (3) and studies (2) requirements to be played with rhythmic control and sense of line. Memory of these pieces is not required. See below for a list of sample repertoire at the required level of difficulty.
3 pieces required, each chosen from a different style period/list. 2 studies required. An additional repertoire item chosen from a fourth style period may be substituted for one of the studies. For a more extensive listing please refer to the published Piano Syllabus of the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music [see above].
|Bach||Short Preludes||C major||BWV 924|
|c minor||BWV 999|
|d minor||BWV 926|
|F major||BWV 927|
|Inventions||No. 1 in C major||BWV 772|
|No. 4 in d minor||BWV 775|
|Handel||Suite no. XIV in G major||Allemande or Air||HWV 441|
|Beethoven||Sonatina in F (either movement)|
|Clementi||Sonatinas, Op.36 (any first movement except Op.36 #1)|
|Mozart||Viennese Sonatinas (any first movement)|
|Haydn||Minuetto Giocoso Hob. IX:8 no. 1|
|Sonata in G major Hob. XVI:8 (first movement)|
|Kuhlau||Sonatina in C major, Op.20 #1 (first or last movement)|
|Schumann||Album for the Young, Op.68 No. 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19|
|Tchaikovsky||Album for the Young, Op.39|
|Chopin||Waltz in a minor, Op. posthumous|
|Mazurkas: Op.6, #4, Op.24 #3, Op.67 #2, Op.68 #3|
|Mendelssohn||Songs without Words: Op.30 #3, Op.120 #3|
|Grieg||Lyric Pieces, Op.12|
|Prokofiev||Music for Children, Op.65|
|Bartok||Mikrokosmos, Vol. 6|
|Kabalevsky||30 Pieces for Children, Op.27|
|Burgmuller||18 Characteristic Studies, Op.109|