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24 Oct 2014

Wideman International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano/Keyboard
Place:
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America
Qualifications:
18-28 years old
Dates:
from 05 Dec 2014 to 07 Dec 2014
Entry fee:
$100
Prize:
$5000 Gold Medal $2500 Silver Medal $1500 Bronze Medal Honorable Mentions(4) $250
Description:
The Wideman International Piano Competition, which began in 1950, has been held annually the first weekend of December, at Centenary College-Hurley School of Music, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Outstanding pianists from throughout the United States and foreign countries and from major music schools have been attracted to the Competition. Nationally and Internationally known pianists and conductors are chosen to be judges.
For more information visit the official site
12 Nov 2014

Global Vocal Music Contest

Discipline:
Global Contest
Place:
United States of America
Qualifications:
Everyone can participate
Dates:
from 22 Sep 2014 to 12 Nov 2014
Entry fee:
0
Prize:
$500
Description:
Music has no boundaries and so doesn't showcasing it. There is a brand new Music Vocal contest happening on Tallenge. Through Tallenge, one gets the opportunity to connect to millions across the globe & build potential contacts which are most essential to help one move forward. All you need to do is upload your music video/audio content and get your friends ,fans and followers to come and review your work. There is no registration fee involved. The winner walks away with $500 , not to forget the name, fame, recognition and glory..! If you have it in you.. this is the time to let the world know..!
For more information visit the official site
30 Nov 2014

Matosinhos' International Competition 2014

Discipline:
Horn, Trombone, Euphonium
Place:
Portugal
Entry fee:
FREE
Description:
Online music competition
For more information visit the official site
01 Dec 2014

The First International Open Competition in author's music video MEDIAMUSIC

Discipline:
author's music video
Place:
Moscow, Russia
Qualifications:
The competition is held among professionals and hobbyists building author's music video. Under author's music video meant the videoclips on songs or instrumental pieces, musical short movies (including animated), music videos (social, advertising, education and training, entertainment, corporate, etc.), as well as music video screensaver. Entries must not infringe the copyright and allied rights of third persons on the video and audio. The competition is held in two rounds. The first one is open for online voting viewers on the contest's video channel. The passed into the second round works evaluated by a special Internet jury in several nominations.
Dates:
from 01 Aug 2014 to 01 Mar 2015
Entry fee:
$50 or €40
Prize:
Participants of the contest will be awarded with diplomas. The winners will be awarded with prizes and diplomas of laureates. The works of prizewinners will be recommended as an educational and methodological materials for art schools, colleges and specialized high schools.
Description:
Providing a unique opportunity to declare themselves for professionals and amateurs from around the world who make music video art. Discovery and support of creative personalities in the field of author's music video. Recommendation winner works as an educational and methodological materials for art schools, colleges and specialized high schools. Consolidation of the international creative media community under the auspices of Russia. Nominations of contest: Mediacomposer, Electromusical arranger, Director of music video, Song video, Instrumental music video, Music videofilm, Music video-screensaver, Music social video, Music advertising video, Music education video, Music entertainment video, Music corporate video, New music media-genre. The first round will be held on the contest's video channel from September 01 to December 31, 2014. Polls open on web-site: http://competition.mediamusic-journal.com. The second round will be held from 10 to 31 January, 2015. Voting closed. The Final of competition and master classes will be held March 1, 2015 in Moscow (information about the concert hall will be available later). Live web-broadcasting of activities is carried out on site: http://competition.mediamusic-journal.com The contest invite professionals and amateurs (including pupils, students, teachers, artists) creating an author's music video. Age of participants and quantity of presented them works are not limited.
For more information visit the official site
01 Dec 2014

II International Cello Competition

Discipline:
Cello
Place:
Orsk, Russia
Dates:
from 05 Dec 2014 to 07 Dec 2014
Description:
Hello! We invite you to take part in the II International Cello Competition in Orsk, Orenburg region (5-7 December 2014) Details in our community: vk.com/cello_orsk
For more information visit the official site
02 Dec 2014

American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2014

Discipline:
Woodwinds and Brass
Place:
New York, United States of America
Qualifications:
The Competition is open for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Piccolo, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Flugel, Tuba and other woodwinds and brass instruments. Participants are required to submit video or audio recording materials for the audition.
Dates:
from 01 Aug 2014 to 02 Dec 2014
Entry fee:
$200
Prize:
Performance at Carnegie Hall. Free admission for participant, four complementary tickets, Winner's Certificate and Teacher's Diploma and a set of digital photos of the participant's stage performance
For more information visit the official site
10 Dec 2014

Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
Santander, Spain
Qualifications:
Age limit: Born after January 1, 1983
Dates:
from 25 Jul 2015 to 05 Aug 2015
Entry fee:
Registration is free of charge. Only those admitted to the preselection phase will be subject to a fee.
Prize:
First Prize, 30,000 € Grand Santander Prize distinction, 3,000 € Second Prize, 20,000 € Third Prize, 10,000 € Further prizes and awards available on the website
Description:
Preselection rounds held in Paris, Moscow, New York and Madrid 1st Round - Recital Semifinals - Recital + Chamber Music Finals - Concert with Symphonic Orchestra
For more information visit the official site
10 Dec 2014

Holland International Piano Competition for Young Musicians

Discipline:
Piano
Place:
The Hague, Netherlands
Qualifications:
For pianists born after 10th of December 1992
Dates:
from 01 Jan 2015 to 03 Jan 2015
Entry fee:
depending on age categorie between 60 and 80 euro's
Prize:
Money prizes and many concerts, masterclasses, free summerschool participation, free professional photoshoot, etc.
Description:
A competition that helps it's finalists develop and giving them a head start for the future by offering masterclasses by professional international pianists, concerts, free summerschool participation, etc.
For more information visit the official site
15 Dec 2014

Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition

Discipline:
Saxophone and Clarinet
Place:
United States of America
Qualifications:
In order to enter VEA, you must: Be a U.S. resident, or a residing international student between the ages of 18 and 23 at the time of application Have attained a high level of musical achievement which can be demonstrated through solo performances, honors, and other accolades Possess the personal qualities compatible with the supérieure musical standards of Vandoren Not have a record contract or product endorsement
Dates:
from 22 Sep 2014 to 15 Jan 2015
Entry fee:
Free
Prize:
Grand prize winners in each category will: Perform on the Vandoren Emerging Artist Concert at the 2015 Chamber Music National Festival (part of the Music for All National Festival). Travel to Paris to visit 56 Rue Lepic, the home of Vandoren, and meet key Vandoren artists. Receive a $1,000 cash award and a Vandoren product package including mouthpiece, ligature, and reeds. Second prize winners in each category will: Receive a $250 cash award Receive a Vandoren product package including mouthpiece, ligature and reeds. Third prize winners in each category will: Receive a Vandoren product package including mouthpiece, ligature and reeds.
Description:
"The Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition is open to any highly proficient saxophonist or clarinetist in Jazz or Classical between the age of 18 and 23." The Competition started in 2010 as a way to identify the next generation of great clarinetists and saxophonists and acknowledge them for their talent, the work it took to succeed, and the artistry they display on their instrument.
For more information visit the official site
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
   
 

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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