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31 Dec 2014

tallenge.com

Discipline:
MUSIC
Place:
United States of America
Dates:
from 14 Mar 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
Entry fee:
free
Prize:
$10000
Description
Tallenge, an online Talent Platform is having their monthly Music contest . We invite all you talented musicians to participate & upload your videos.It could be any video of your choice: cover songs, instrumental or a band music video! Once you upload your entry, it enters the monthly contest with the prize money of $200. Once the monthly contest ends it automatically moves in to the quarterly contest where it competes for $2000 & finally it moves in to the annual contest which is worth $10,000. No entry fee. All you have to do is upload your music videos & invite your fans to vote for you. Rules are simple: The participant with maximum number of votes on his video wins the contest. So all you Talented musicians, it's your chance to compete against some of the finest musicians around the world & win some money along with a bunch of other opportunities! So go ahead & Upload your best music videos on TALLENGE website now!
For more information visit the official site
31 Jan 2015

Suspicious Cheese Lords Composition Contest

Discipline:
Choral - Men's Ensemble
Place:
United States of America
Prize:
First Place - $1,000 cash prize and a premiere of the entry composition during the 2015-16 season Second Place - $500 cash prize Third Place - $250 cash prize
Description:
Suspicious Cheese Lords Composition Contest As part of its mission to broad the global repertoire and listenership of choral music by supporting emerging composers, the Suspicious Cheese Lords are pleased to announce the opening of their inaugural composition contest. For complete contest information and application forms, please visit: http://suspiciouscheeselords.com/composition Contest Guidelines 1) This contest is limited to residents of the United States and Canada not older than 35 at the time of entry submission. 2) Only one work per composer will be accepted. 3) Entries are to be scored for a cappella men’s choir, including male altos (the comfortable range of our male altos extends to the D a major ninth above middle C). Composers are encouraged to not exceed more than six independent lines, whether solo or ensemble parts, for any significant length of time. Applicants may set texts from the book of Psalms or Proverbs. The choice of language and/or translation is left to the discretion of the applicant. Entries must be ten minutes or less in length. 4) Compositions must be received not later than 5:00 PM, January 31, 2015. 5) Entries may be submitted either electronically or through regular mail. Applicants who wish to submit electronically must e-mail a completed application form and a pdf file of their entry composition to composition@cheeselords.com. Applicants who wish to submit their application by mail must send a completed application and four (4) clearly reproduced copies of their entry compositions to: SCL Competition Contest, 1236 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Non-readable copies or pdfs will be eliminated from the contest and the composer so notified. 6) Application materials will not be returned. Applicants who choose to mail their application are strongly urged to retain a copy of their entry for their own reference. 7) The composer’s name must not appear on their entry composition. A pseudonym shall be clearly printed on the manuscript and on the Application Form. Compositions are to remain anonymous to the judges. 8) Suspicious Cheese Lords claims the right for first performance of the entry submission; therefore, compositions must be works that have never before been performed in public, outside of a studio or classroom in an academic forum or workshop setting. Entries may have been previously submitted in other contests, providing that no part of the composition has been a prize-winning entry as of the date of submission. 9) Performance of the prize-winning piece is offered during the 2014-2015 season; however, Suspicious Cheese Lords reserves the right to award the prize without performance, as well as the right to perform more than one prizewinning entry. It also reserves the right to make no award, if, in the opinion of the judges, the compositions submitted to not meet standards of excellence. 10) This competition is not open to current or former members of the Suspicious Cheese Lords, or their immediate relations.
For more information visit the official site
10 Feb 2015

9th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition @ EUROPAfest 2015

Discipline:
JAZZ
Place:
Bucharest, Romania
Qualifications:
for instrumentalists and vocalists
Dates:
from 16 May 2015 to 23 Aug 2014
Entry fee:
120 Euro / band
Prize:
7000 Euro
Description:
100 % jazz & more…competition, concerts, jam sessions, jazz 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 35 years, and its mission is to contribute to the acknowledgement of the international jazz values. An entire week dedicated exclusively to jazz. Jazz lovers are invited to discover and to encourage the best musicians of the moment, “crème de la crème” or just reaching the peaks of success, from all around Europe and other continents. Improvisation, explosive energy and the joy to share music – these are the co-ordinates for the 2015 Bucharest International Jazz Competition. OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATION 9th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition and Festival 2015 for instrumentalists and vocalists Date: 16 - 23 May 2015 Age limit: up to 35 years old ( born after 1st of May 1980 ) Prizes: 7.000 Euro Deadline for application: February 10th, 2015 Info: office@jmEvents.ro Website: www.jmEvents.ro, www.jazzcompetition.ro
For more information visit the official site, the official site
20 Feb 2015

IV All-Russian Choir Festival "Joung Classic"

Discipline:
Choir
Place:
Russia
Dates:
from 27 Mar 2015 to 29 Mar 2015
For more information visit the official site
01 Mar 2015

SAMADIS’ International Composition Competition 2015

Discipline:
COMPOSITIONS for solo Piano works and/or Electroacoustic compositions (with or without piano)
Place:
New York, United States of America
Qualifications:
There is no discrimination of age or nationality. Solo Piano works and/or Electroacoustic compositions (with or without piano) can be submitted. Award-winning compositions will be performed in New York. All compositions must range from 7 to 15 minutes. The scores must be unpublished. In addition, the work(s) should not have had previous performances, been broadcasted, or awarded a prize in other competitions.
Dates:
from 19 Oct 2014 to 01 Mar 2015
Entry fee:
$50 USD
Prize:
Award-winning compositions will be performed in New York.
Description:
The deadline for entering the competition is March 1st, 2015. Scores arriving after this date will not be considered. 
All packages should include the score, registration fee, and application form. Please note that a signature should NOT be required. 
Send all documents in one package to the following postal address: 
SAMADIS’ International Composition Competition
 Adelphi University
 1 South Avenue
 Garden City, New York 11530 
ATTN: Department of Music The package should contain the following: * Score(s) and/or sound file(s) without the composer’s name * Each composer may submit more than one work to the competition as long as they mail a separate registration fee for each entry. * A sealed envelope containing the composer's real name, mailing address, birth date, a brief description of the work(s), biography and curriculum vitae, as well as a signed and fully completed application form. * All compositions entered in the competition will not be returned. * Winners will not be reimbursed for travel to the performances, however The SAMADIS are available to give advice on finding methods of travel and nearby hotels. * The compositions will be judged by the SAMADIS. Once the results are published, the decision is final and cannot be changed. Also, the adjudicators reserve the right to refrain from choosing a winner if the feel the submitted works were not worthy of a prize. Entry Fee: $50 USD check or money order made out to Kristin Samadi and mail it to: 

SAMADIS’ International Composition Competition 
Adelphi University 
1 South Avenue 
Garden City, New York 11530 
ATTN: Department of Music 

 Applicants can also pay via PayPal through the SAMADIS’ official website www.samadis.net. * The competition entry fees are not refundable. * The results of the SAMADIS’ International Composition Competition 2015 will be published on the website www.samadis.net on 15th May 2015. * SAMADIS will not consider pieces that do not fit the guidelines outlined mentioned above. * SAMADIS are not responsible for scores (or any other materials) that are lost, stolen, or damaged while being mailed. * By signing the application form, the applicant is accepting all of the items listed above. This signature also allows SAMADIS to use the contestants personal data.
For more information visit the official site
01 Mar 2015

22nd Jeunesses International VIOLIN Competition 2015

Discipline:
VIOLINE
Place:
Bucharest, Romania
Qualifications:
Applicants must be born in or between the years: Age category B – born between 1.01.2001 - 31.12.2008 Age category C – born between 1.01.1997 – 31.12.2000 Age category D – born between 1.01.1985 – 31.12.1996 Younger competitors may apply for a superior age category.
Dates:
from 16 May 2015 to 23 Aug 2015
Entry fee:
100 Euro / band
Prize:
10.000 Euro: cash (in Romanian currency), instruments or scholarships. The prize-winners will have priority in being included in the programmes organized by jmEvents, both nationally and abroad.
Description:
With a tradition of 22 years, Jeunesses International Music Competition is a successful programs. It discovers and promotes young talents, combining competition with master-classes and classical music concerts for worldwide fans. The competition takes place annually since 1994 for different disciplines: piano competition, flute competition, clarinet competition, violin competition, composition competition. The competition jury is international, made up of performers and professors, the field’s renowned experts with a wide experience in acknowledging and educating new talents of the classical music world. Year by year, the event takes on a wider visibility, at the moment the competition reuniting over 150 musicians from 30-40 countries. Each year we set out to overstep the bounds and to offer more to the young musicians by acknowledging their talent and efforts. Therefore, we are organizing master-classes for contestants, led by the jury members.
For more information visit the official site
09 Mar 2015

2015 Washington International Competition for Strings

Discipline:
Strings
Place:
Washington, DC, United States of America
Qualifications:
ages 18-28, not yet under professional management
Dates:
from 05 Jun 2015 to 07 Jun 2015
Entry fee:
$120
Prize:
$33,000 in prizes, distributed between violin, viola and cello. First prizes for each instrument category.
Description:
Highly prestigious 62nd Annual Competition to promote young artists. Performances at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (with Orchestra) and the Phillips Collection (solo). All housing provided. Applications open January 1, 2015 online at app.getacceptd.com/wic.
For more information visit the official site see "Competitions", "2015 WIC Competition"
15 Mar 2015

Malta International Music Festival & Competition

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Malta
Qualifications:
Senior Category (18 years - 35 years) Junior Category (14 years - 17 years) Children Category (13 years and under)
Dates:
from 07 May 2015 to 09 May 2015
Entry fee:
100 Euro
Prize:
Coming soon
Description:
Mediterranean Cultural Foundation for Music and Mediterranean Centre of Culture & Art proudly presents Malta International Music Festival & Competition from 27th of April till 9th of May 2015 Malta International Music Festival 27 April – 6 May 2015 series of piano, saxophone, violin, cello, chamber ensembles and voice master-classes and concerts Participation fee: 900 Euro Package includes: Master-classes Participation in concerts in leading halls of Malta & Gozo Accommodation (incl. breakfast) Sightseeing tour * Passive participation in master-classes is 600 Euro including accommodation and breakfast * Maltese participants willing to take part in the Festival can apply for a sponsorship Malta International Music Festival – Competition 7 May – 9 May 2015 Participation fee: 100 Euro 50 Euro discount for early applicants. Deadline is on the 30th November 2014
For more information visit the official site
25 Mar 2015

The 4th International Youth Competition

Discipline:
Solo, ensembles
Place:
Russia
Dates:
from 11 Apr 2015 to 12 Apr 2015
For more information visit the official site
01 Aug 2015

The 1st International IMMA Records Classical Music Competition

Discipline:
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass.
Place:
United States of America
Qualifications:
15 YEARS OR OLDER (NO AGE LIMIT) APPLY MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED THE DECISIONS OF THE JURY ARE FINAL THE PRIZE WINNERS & ACCOMPANISTS AGREE TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH IMMA RECORDS FOR THE PRIZE WINNERS’ CD’S TO BE RELEASED BY IMMA RECORDS THE IMMA RECORDS CD WILL BE COPYRIGHTED BY IMMA RECORDS. EACH PRIZE WINNER AND ACCOMPANIST AGREES TO PAY IMMA RECORDS A FEE TO RECEIVE THE IMMA RECORDS RELEASED CD. EACH PRIZE WINNER AND ACCOMPANIST WILL GET PERMISSION FROM IMMA RECORDS TO SELL THE IMMA RECORDS CD. THOSE WHO PURCHASE CD CAN SELL CD FOR FULL PROFIT ANY WHICH WAY EACH PRIZE WINNER AND ACCOMPANIST AGREES NOT TO REPRODUCE OR DUPLICATE THE IMMA RECORDS CD
Dates:
from 07 Jun 2014 to 01 Aug 2015
Entry fee:
$60
Prize:
FIRST PRIZE: $1250 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING (30-40 MINUTES) + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE + A YOUTUBE VIDEO ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE COMPETITION PAGE SECOND PRIZE: $1000 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING (20-30 MINUTES) + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE THIRD PRIZE: $750 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING (10-20 MINUTES) + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE ACCOMPANIST PRIZE: $250 AWARD + IMMA RECORDS CD RELEASE OF SENT RECORDING + FREE EXPOSURE ON THE ANDRIASOV STORE WEBSITE
Description:
Welcome to the official website of The 1st International IMMA Records Classical Music Competition. We are delighted to invite musicians from all over the world to participate in a competition that will lead to a CD release by IMMA Records. The IMMA Records' purpose is to not only give cash prizes for extraordinary performances by musicians that deserve recognition, but also to help advance their careers through means of recording and performance/business knowledge.
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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