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01 Oct 2014

THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF ART «FEST ART VIENNA»

Discipline:
Solos, duets, trios and ensembles can participate in competition. The competition is held by Category: • INSTRUMENTAL CREATIVITY (classical, folk, jazz, pop) • VOCAL CREATIVITY (academic, choral, folk, jazz, pop, art song) • CHOREOGRAPHY (classical, folk, pop, modern, modern jazz, free plastic, breakdance, kids dance, ballroom dancing. • THEATER CREATIVITY (drama, music, puppetry, theater miniatures, excerpts from performances). • FOLKLORE (folklore and ethnographic groups and soloists representing their programs that are based on folklore, customs and rituals. Duration 10 minutes. • FASHION AND DESIGN - young designers and fashion houses represent their own 2 collection with the original name (10 models in each collection). Fashion houses can submit one in the form of a collection of mini-play or show. Duration up to 10 minutes. As much as possible to provide video. • DECORATIVE ART. The competition is estimated to 4 Authoring / products. Technology works - freestyle. Competitors c
Place:
VIENNA, Austria
Dates:
from 31 Oct 2014 to 03 Nov 2014
Entry fee:
Participation in the festival paid: - 30 euros each team member - 60 euros - a solo performance. Each additional performance is paid at the rate of 25 euros per person.
For more information visit the official site
01 Oct 2014

Composition Competition

Discipline:
Symphonic Orchestra
Place:
Tuscaloosa, Al, United States of America
Qualifications:
News Release Contact: Julie Hornstein For Immediate Use July 14, 2014 juliehornstein@hotmail.com 256-810-7395 The Alabama Orchestra Association, announces its annual Composers Competition for a work to be performed by the Alabama All State Festival Orchestra during our annual All State Orchestra Festival. We seek compositions for full orchestra composed within the last two years and never published or performed in public. The winning composer will win $1,500 and a public performance plus residency at the Alabama All State Orchestra Festival. 2014-2015 submission deadline is October 1, 2014 for rehearsal and performance February 12-15, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Entry fee-$25. Complete information and application are available at alabamaorchestraassociation.org. ###
Entry fee:
$25
Prize:
$1500 + residency opportunity
Description:
News Release Contact: Julie Hornstein For Immediate Use July 14, 2014 juliehornstein@hotmail.com 256-810-7395 The Alabama Orchestra Association, announces its annual Composers Competition for a work to be performed by the Alabama All State Festival Orchestra during our annual All State Orchestra Festival. We seek compositions for full orchestra composed within the last two years and never published or performed in public. The winning composer will win $1,500 and a public performance plus residency at the Alabama All State Orchestra Festival. 2014-2015 submission deadline is October 1, 2014 for rehearsal and performance February 12-15, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Entry fee-$25. Complete information and application are available at alabamaorchestraassociation.org. ###
For more information visit the official site
15 Oct 2014

RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition

Discipline:
Composition
Place:
Normal, IL, United States of America
Qualifications:
None.
Entry fee:
$25 for first entry, $10 for additional entries
Prize:
$1000 and performance for winning chamber ensemble work. $750 and performance for winning chamber orchestra work.
Description:
Submit PDF scores and mp3 or MIDI recordings of recently-composed works under 12-15 minutes in two categories (chamber ensemble and chamber orchestra). Cash awards and performances at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, on March 29-30, 2015. The final round of judging will be conducted by established composers from around the United States.
For more information visit the official site
15 Oct 2014

$750 Burke & Bagley Prize 2014 for Brass Quintet

Discipline:
Brass Quintet
Place:
United States of America
Qualifications:
Anyone. No restrictions on age or nationality.
Entry fee:
No fee.
Prize:
$750 plus an invitation to perform on the Composer's Voice Concert Series in New York
Description:
Announcing the 2014 Burke & Bagley Prize for Brass Quintet! $750 will be awarded for the best video of EARLY MORNING ON THE WATER and the winners will be invited to perform on the Composer's Voice Concert Series in New York! Make a video of your brass quintet performance of EARLY MORNING ON THE WATER, post the video to YouTube, submit the link, and win $750! Sheet music for EARLY MORNING ON THE WATER is available for FREE download from Art of Sound Music. There is NO FEE to enter. ANYONE may participate. There are no age or nationality restrictions. The outstanding international panel of judges include Louis Hanzlik, Steve O'Connor, Ben Jacks, George Krimperis and Bill Pritchard. Download the flyer and spread the word! Full details: www.burkeandbagley.com/prize/2014prize.html
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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
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

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
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!
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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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