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Music Competitions

   
 
Deadline Country Discipline  
 
 
15 Dec 2016

International forum of pop and jazz music

Discipline:
Jazz and pop vocal
Place:
Rybinsk, Russia
Dates:
from 15 Dec 2016 to 18 Dec 2016
For more information visit the official site
31 Dec 2016

International Grumiaux Violin Competition

Discipline:
Violin
Place:
Namur, Belgium
For more information visit the official site
04 Jan 2017

William C. Byrd International Young Artist Competition

Discipline:
Four year rotation for winds & brass (2017),voice (2018), piano (2019), and strings (2020).
Place:
Flint, Michigan, United States of America
Qualifications:
Instrumentalists cannot be older than 30 on the day of the competition. Vocalists cannot be older than 34 on the day of the competition.
Dates:
from 04 Mar 2017 to 04 Mar 2017
Entry fee:
$75.00
Prize:
The first prize is $6,000.00 and the opportunity to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. The second prize is &2,500.00. Three additional finalists (unranked) are awarded $1,000.00 each.
Description:
Contestants must select music for their instrument and full orchestra and send their music recorded on a CD with their application materials. A preliminary judge selects 30 contestants to advance to the semi-final (live) round. Contestants must be prepared to perform their full music score and will be asked by the judges to perform various parts of the score during a 15 minute audition. When the auditions are complete three judges will select five finalists who will perform their full score during the evening finals. A winner and a second place will be selected by the judges following the evening finals. More information is available on our website.
For more information visit the official site
10 Feb 2017

Call for artists - Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017

Discipline:
jazz - instrumentalists and vocalists
Place:
Bucharest, Romania
Qualifications:
See the website http://www.jazzcompetition.ro
Dates:
from 13 May 2017 to 20 May 2017
Entry fee:
120 EUR / band
Prize:
7000 EUR
Description:
11th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition 2017 @ EUROPAfest competition, concerts, workshops, jam sessions for instrumentalists and vocalists Date: 13 - 20 May 2017 Application deadline: 10 February 2017 100 % jazz & more…competition, jam sessions, workshops... Bucharest International Jazz Competition is ranked among the first 3 jazz competitions in Europe. It is addressed to bands and vocalists aged up to 40 years, and its mission is to contribute to the acknowledgement of the international jazz values. An entire week dedicated exclusively to jazz. Between May 13 and 20, 2017, jazz lovers are invited to discover and to encourage the best musicians of the moment, “crème de la crème”, from all around Europe and other continents. Improvisation, explosive energy and the joy to share music – these are the co-ordinates for the 2017 Bucharest International Jazz Competition. The competition is part of the major international festival EUROPAfest, which presents over 300 artists from 45-50 countries. For further details please visit http://www.jmEvents.ro and http://www.jazzcompetition.ro or contact us ! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bucharest.International.Jazz.Competition/
For more information visit the official site
01 Mar 2017

Allrussian chamber competition for children and youth

Discipline:
Soloists and ensembles
Place:
Petrozavodsk, Russia
Dates:
from 21 Apr 2017 to 23 Apr 2017
For more information visit the official site
20 Mar 2017

The Klaudia Taev Competition

Discipline:
Vocal
Place:
Pärnu, Estonia
Dates:
from 07 May 2017 to 12 May 2017
Entry fee:
55-100 EUR
Prize:
The main prize of the Competition for the winner of the Klaudia Taev Competition 2017 is the offer to perform a major operatic role in the 2019 PromFest opera production. The winner has the right to name roles which he/she desires to perform. PromFest will make every effort to accomodate the prize winner's wishes. The Jury will grant also the following monetary awards: € 5000 - First Prize € 3900 - Second Prize € 2800 - Third Prize € 400 - Finalist
For more information visit the official site
01 Apr 2017

Uncaged::Conlon Robot Keyboard Prize 2017

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Entry fee:
0
Prize:
performance in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, Holland) in September 2017 and the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival (New York City, December 2017), plus $1000
Description:
In 2017, for the first time, the UnCaged Toy Piano (US) and Conlon Foundation (NL) will collaborate on a joint call for submissions for the 2017 Robot Keyboard Prize. For this year’s competition, we are seeking adventurous new works for Ranjit Bhatnagar's midi-controlled Robot Toy Piano. Innovative ways of integrating electronics are encouraged, but not mandatory. The prize for 1st place is a performance in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, Holland) in September 2017 and the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival (New York City, December 2017), plus $1000 of which $500 from the UnCaged Toy Piano and $500 from Conlon Foundation towards travel/accommodation costs, to enable the prize winner to attend the performance in Utrecht, NL. The prize for Honorable Mention is a performance in the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, Holland) in September 2017 and the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival (New York City, December 2017). Guidelines for the competition: 1. The competition is open to composers and sound artists of all ages and nationalities. 2. Works must be written for the Robot Toy Piano as a concert work (not installations). 3. Works may include one live performer on a conventional or unconventional instrument (i.e. orchestral, homemade, or mechanized instrument) 4. The duration of the piece may be no longer than 15 minutes. The deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2017 and should include: 1. A short bio of the composer in pdf. 2. A score/information sheet with a detailed description of the work in pdf. 3. A downloadable audio and/or video preview of the work in .mp3 or .avi. or a link to a website where the file remains available until June 1st, 2017 The decision of the jury will be made public no later than June 1st, 2017. The Robot Toy Piano • A video of the RTP playing all its keys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DYdT9vUYRI • The UnCaged website: http://uncagedtoypiano.org • The Conlon foundation website: http://conlon.nl
For more information visit the official site
15 Apr 2017

2017 Burke & Bagley Prize for Brass Quintet

Discipline:
Brass Quintet
Place:
Not Applicable - Contest takes place on the internet EVERYWHERE!, United States of America
Qualifications:
Any brass quintet from anywhere in the world may participate. There are no age or nationality restrictions.
Entry fee:
Zero. No entry fee!
Prize:
USD $1000 Prize
Description:
$1000 will be awarded for the best video of MARVEL. Make a video of your performance of Marvel, post the video to YouTube, submit the link, and win $1000! Sheet music for Marvel is available for FREE download from the Burke & Bagley website. There is no fee to enter. Anyone may participate. There are no age or nationality restrictions. The deadline is April 15, 2017. The international panel of judges include these outstanding musicians: *Louis Hanzlik, trumpet, American Brass *Caleb Hudson, trumpet, Canadian Brass *Alex Freund, trumpet, Metales M5 Mexican Brass *Chris Parkes, horn, Fine Arts Brass (U.K.) *Ben Jacks, horn, Australian Brass *Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone, Empire Brass *Scott Sutherland, tuba, Presidio Brass Please download the flyer and spread the word! For the flyer & full details: www.burkeandbagley.com/prize/2017prize.html Discarga las bases en Español: www.burkeandbagley.com/prize/2017Prize-ES.pdf
For more information visit the official site
   
 

Among MusicaNeo community members there are a lot of talented musicians, excellent performers and gifted composers who have already won awards at various international music contests or are preparing to take part in them. To support this most brave, venturesome and determined part of our community, MusicaNeo curates a list of music competitions. We are inviting you to take part in enriching our list and post information about international Performing/Composing contests and competitions that will take place in years 2012 – 2013 in different parts of the world. Listed are competitions for pianists, composers, vocalists, violinists, cellists, performers on wind and percussion instruments, as well as contests for choirs and chamber ensembles. In order to find a competition in the list, use the search tool by nomination, country, application date and set the earliest date suitable for you.

For any musician entering a competition is a bold step that can completely change his/her creative career. To participate in a music competitions is very time-consuming – the process of preparation itself takes up plenty of time, efforts and resources, not talking about the numerous rehearsals that turn into real proof of stamina for musicians. Despite all that, for some well-known artists taking part in a music contest became a turning point in their professional careers. Among academic performers who gained popularity after winning in an international contest are: Van Cliburn, Itzhak Perlman, Luciano Pavarotti, Maxim Vengerov, Anna Netrebko. Music competitions played an important role in the development of many now famous artists and bands – Julio Iglesias, Andrea Bocelli, ABBA, Celine Dion, Toto Cutugno, Secret Garden – to name just a few.

Of course, many have different attitudes to competitions in general and to a jury’s competency in particular. But no one would argue that it takes great effort from contestants, training, practice and endurance to get through in a competition, especially those open to participants form all over the world. The most talented and technically advanced performers compete and there is no chance for a second try.

It goes without saying that regardless of the results, being accepted and participating in an international contest is always a victory in itself and a big step to the next professional level in music.

 
   
 
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