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30 Jun 2016

Art-generation. Baltics 2016

Discipline:
Choreography, Vocal, Instrumental performance of all genres, Fine arts of all kinds, Theaters of fashion and costume, Young actor (declamation), Drama.
Place:
Riga, Latvia
Qualifications:
The age of participants is not limited for both: the competition and the festival. Age groups will be formed according to applications for the competition: 3-6 y.o., 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-25 and older.
Dates:
from 11 Aug 2016 to 13 Aug 2016
Entry fee:
120 euro (solo nomination, ferry 2 nights in the 4 bedded cabin, with 1 breakfast and 1 dinner).Group nomination up to 10 persons in the group-105 euro per person, 10 and more persons in the group-100 euro per person. Participants can take part in non-competitive festival program with the price-85 euro. Extra payment for second nomination: solo +20 euro p.p., up to 10 persons in the group +15 euro p.p., 10 and more persons in the group +10 euro p.p.
Prize:
n each category and age group the winners will be awarded with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes and the Grand Prix. The Jury has the right to duplicate the title or not to award the title at all. The winners will get medals, cups, diplomas. The festival participants get Honor Diploma.
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01 Jul 2016

MUSLAB 2016 CALL FOR WORKS International Exhibition of Electroacoustic Music

Discipline:
Electroacoustic Music
Place:
Mexico City, Brasil - Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina BA, Cuba La Havana, Mexico
Qualifications:
Asociación Camin-Art y Ensamble MUSLAB Call to: Composers and visual artists to submit pieces of work to be part of the repertory of the International Exhibition of Electroacoustic Music MUSLAB 2016. This is an invitation for every composer, no matter their age and citizenship, to be part of this Exhibition by sending their electroacoustic music and/or video pieces. Submission requirements: • Deadline: 1 Septiembre de 2015 • Participarán obras compuestas después del enero de 2009 • Submited pieces must have a duration between 5 and 20 minutes • Only ONE piece can be sent by participant. • Pieces must be signed by author(s) (no alias) • Works previously played in contests and/or concerts will be accepted as long as a letter of consent is sent too, allowing the piece to be played and recorded in this exhibition. Categories: a.Category A is open to autonomous electroacoustic music compositions (music band). b.Category B is open to autonom
Dates:
from 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
Entry fee:
There is no registration fee.
Prize:
participate in the selection for the production of a CD-DVD that will be sent to different music libraries of the world, he must send a letter of consent to record their work in th MUSLAB 2016 compilation CD DVD. The composer keeps copyright but allows the distribution of his work.
Description:
Asociación Camin-Art y Ensamble MUSLAB Call to: Composers and visual artists to submit pieces of work to be part of the repertory of the International Exhibition of Electroacoustic Music MUSLAB 2016. This is an invitation for every composer, no matter their age and citizenship, to be part of this Exhibition by sending their electroacoustic music and/or video pieces. Submission requirements: • Deadline: 1 Septiembre de 2015 • Participarán obras compuestas después del enero de 2009 • Submited pieces must have a duration between 5 and 20 minutes • Only ONE piece can be sent by participant. • Pieces must be signed by author(s) (no alias) • Works previously played in contests and/or concerts will be accepted as long as a letter of consent is sent too, allowing the piece to be played and recorded in this exhibition. • There is no registration fee. Categories: a.Category A is open to autonomous electroacoustic music compositions (music band). b.Category B is open to autonomous electroacoustic music compositions or a single independent move, for electroacoustic and video. c.Category C is open to compositions of Visual Art - Video Art. Formats : stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.0 7.0 8.0 .aif .wav .mov .mp4 Submission: You must complete and electronic registration and send a mail to the following address: muslab2015@muslab.org Submissions must contain: 1) Registration form completed and signed. (fill in Adobe acrobat) 2) One picture in high resolution. 3) A short biographical sketch of the composer (5 LINES, longer texts will not be accepted). 4) Ashort note about the submited piece (5 LINES, longer texts will not be accepted). 5) A link to download your files. (you can use wetransfer or dropbox) Audio recordings submitted to the competition will not be returned to the Composers, and will remain in the Association for electro-acoustic archives. They'll also be donated to the Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico. Works submitted to the Muestra Internacional de Musica Electroacustica MUSLAB 2016, shall be electroacoustic pieces, composed and recorded in studio. Works have to be displayed by loudspeakers in concert, with no intervention of live sound sources. They may include a maximum of eight channels and should have a duration between five and ten minutes. Visual Art - Video Art would be projected in public buildings, you can ask for photos if you present a mapping project. Each composer may submit only one entry for each category of no more than 10 minutes in length. Works previously played in contests and/or concerts will be accepted as long as a letter of consent is sent too, allowing the piece to be played and recorded in this exhibition. Muestra Internacional de Música Electro acústica MUSLAB 2016 is not a competition, it is an inclusive project which main objective is the creation of opportunities for the diffusion and promotion of sound art using our public spaces for presentations. We aim to promote inclusion, cultural diversity and peaceful coexistence in society. MUSLAB Ensemble will select as many works as possible, prioritizing works in terms of sound and visual quality. We would like to know if you intend to attend the event. Confirmation of attendance will help in the determination of the order of program and spaces. Selected composers / sound artists’ works will be programmed regardless their assistance. MUSLAB will assist artists in their accommodation with the best possible conditions, but will not assume the responsibility or the expenses. However, MUSLAB can help artists funding their expenses through any required letter, sent to the instances to whom it may concern. The jury in charge of selecting the exposed works will be settled by the direction of Camin-Art Cultural Association and MUSLAB Ensemble. It will be composed by composers, musicologists, and recording engineers who specialize in the field of electroacoustic music. By participating with their work in M
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01 Jul 2016

MUSLAB 2016 International Festival Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Cuba.

Discipline:
Electroacoustic Music
Place:
Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires., Mexico
Qualifications:
MUSLAB 2016 International Festival of Electroacoustic Music
Dates:
from 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
Entry fee:
No entry fee
Prize:
The pieces will be programated between October 1 and December 31 2016 in the different venues of the festival. Participant’s compositions could be broadcast on radio.
Description:
Camin-Art Cultural Association and MUSLAB Ensemble invite composers of electroacoustic music, sound artists and visual artists to participate in the Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica MUSLAB 2016. (International Festival of Electroacoustic Music - MUSLAB 2016). This exhibition will take place at different locations in soon to be announced countries, between the months of October and December of 2016. The International Electroacoustic Music Exposition MUSLAB 2016 is a project which main objective is to help recovering public spaces and promote social interaction and peaceful coexistence through artistic interventions as electroacoustic music and video projection on buildings (Video Mapping).
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01 Jul 2016

VocalMatch Contest for Singing and Songwriting

Discipline:
Singing and Songwriting
Place:
Bloomfield, United States of America
Qualifications:
USA and Europe
Dates:
from 28 Mar 2016 to 01 Jul 2016
Entry fee:
Free Entry for First 100 Contestants Till 1st July
Prize:
$3000
Description:
By joining our membership free of charge, we offer a spotlight on stage for you to share your talents with fans around the globe. For singers, we share a chosen song, offer you the opportunity to download the music track, the lyrics, and produce your version, upload it at Vocal match, and tell your friends and relatives to log on and vote for your rendition. For songwriters, submit your original song, and the judges at VocalMatch will choose the next song to be featured at center stage.
For more information visit the official site
15 Sep 2016

Art-Generation

Discipline:
music, dance, vocal
Place:
Moscow, Russia
Qualifications:
Everyone can take part in the competition, regardless of age or nationality, who has filed an application before 15th of September 2016 and has paid for participation - 115 euro (solo nomination, hotel 3 nights in the 3-4 bed room, with breakfast and dinner). Duo nomination - 105 euro per person. Trio nomination - 100 euro per person. Group nomination more than 4 persons in the group - 95 euro per person. Participants can take part in non-competitive festival program with the price - 90 euro per person. Extra payment for second and more nomination: solo+25 euro, duo+20 euro per person, trio+15euro, more than 4 perons in the group+10 euro per person.
Dates:
from 28 Oct 2016 to 31 Oct 2016
Entry fee:
from 10 to 35 euro
Prize:
diploma and medals for 1,2,3 places
Description:
28.10 - Arrival to Moscow. Accommodation in the hotel of Moscomsport college, meeting leaders and organizers, rehearsals and technical conference for executives. Dinner. Overnight 29.10 - Breakfast, festival and competition program. Award Ceremony. Dinner. Overnight 30.10 - Breakfast, excursion to Moscow and free time, dinner. Overnight. 31.10 - Breakfast, extra excursion if chosen, departure. ADDITIONAL SERVICES: -Excursion to Moscow - 10 EUR PER PERSON (including English or Russian speaking guide service) -Extra charge for 2-bed room - 16 EUR PER PERSON FOR WHOLE PERIOD -Extra day in a hotel in Moscow - 25 EUR PER PERSON BB IN 3-4 BED ROOM OR 31 EUR PER PERSON IN TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM -Extra thematical excursion to Moscow (religions of the world, or monasteries of Moscow, or Moscow 1812 year) - 15 EUR PER PERSON (including English or Russian speaking guide service)
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01 Oct 2016

All Russia TV Vocal Competition

Discipline:
Popular music
Place:
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Dates:
from 02 Nov 2016 to 04 Nov 2016
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31 Oct 2016

The Love Songs Composition Competition

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
London, United Kingdom
Qualifications:
Open to composers of all ages and nationalities
Dates:
from 01 Jun 2016 to 31 Oct 2016
Entry fee:
0
Prize:
Under 25's - 500 GBP Over 25'S 750 GBP Pianist William Howard will also make a professional audio and video recording of the winning piece in each category, which will be posted on YouTube within three months of the public performance. At least three shortlisted pieces in each category will be performed by William Howard at a public concert.
Description:
Composition of a piano solo of maximum 4 minutes’ duration that can be described as a love song. The idea of the competition is to encourage a range of 21st century responses to the genre of the love song in the form of short piano pieces (i.e. love songs without words).
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01 Nov 2016

2nd International Music Competition “Triomphe de l’Art”

Discipline:
Voice
Place:
Brussels, Belgium
Qualifications:
Age limit is between 15 and 30 years old In particular cases, participants out the age limits could be admitted at the competition only by the special permission from the Organizing Committee The contest will be held in 3 age groups (15-19 years, 20-25 years, 26-30 years) and will consists of 2 rounds with piano.
Dates:
from 01 Apr 2016 to 01 Nov 2016
Entry fee:
100 euros (70 euros for the 1st age group)
Prize:
Prizes in each age group: Grand Prix 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize Special prizes: The Best performance of a work by a Belgian composer Best accompanist Young hope Award Audience Choice Award Best professor award (for participant’s teacher) Alumni of KCB Award(s) for one or several participants (graduated students of KCB) Special KCB Award(s) for one or several participants Special price(s) from Music Agency Arts & Music Mgt Special price(s) from Klassiek Centraal music critics (article in the journal on the participant(s)) Special prices(s) from “Triomphe de l’Art, asbl” : concert at the annual music festival “Triomphe de l’Art”
Description:
Application deadline: 1 November 2016 Competition dates: 7 November – 12 November 2016 Final concert of winners and laureates with awarding ceremony: 12 November 2016 Location: KONINKLIJK CONSERVATORIUM BRUSSEL (KCB), Brussels, Belgium The objectives of the competition are: . support of the most talented and promising young individuals in the arts for revealing their creativity . assist in the planning of education and in development and promotion of contestants . attract patrons to support an education and a development of the musical culture among children and youth . promotion of the classical music and art . cooperation, support and training, experience exchange between teachers and performers Our competition aims at the young professionals who still study or recently finished conservatoires and try to obtain an experience that will allow them to get to the next professional level. There are a lot of talented and promising young musicians graduated (or still studying) from conservatories and music academies. We would like to offer them this opportunity and to let the Belgian public to discover these young and promising talents. That is another reason why winners and laureates of the competition will participate in our annual music festival "Triomphe de l'Art". We would like to put accent on the fact that the main goal of this competition is to allow young singers to find new opportunities for their career. That's why jury members and partners of the competition offer many interesting special prizes (auditions in opera agencies, projects with orchestras, participation in festivals, etc...). You can find jury members and partners at our website page.
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31 Dec 2016

International Grumiaux Violin Competition

Discipline:
Violin
Place:
Namur, Belgium
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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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