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2018 Young Artists Competition

Guidelines for the 2018 Young Artists Competition (pdf)

Beethoven Club 2018 Young Artist Competition Guidelines
Deadline for Entry – March 12, 2018, 11:00 p.m.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE BY AT:

Entry Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/97KF3HX
Payment Form: http://www.beethovenclubmemphis.org/paypal.html
Appointment times will be e-mailed to participants 9 days prior to the event.

This is a competition open to amateur musicians 28 years of age or younger at the time of competition.  Entrants must live within 250 miles of Memphis, TN. First place winners in prior years have the option of entering at the next level. Senior level winners may not enter again. Other winners (second and third) may compete again.

AGES (All divisions except Voice)
Junior A (6-10); Junior B (11-14); Intermediate (15-19); Senior (20-28)
AGES (Voice)
Intermediate A (15-19); Intermediate B (20-23); Senior (24-28)

March 24 ONLY:
Piano  - Junior A, Junior B                                                           
Strings – Junior A, Junior B, Intermediate, Senior
Woodwinds/Brass – Junior A, Junior B, intermediate, Senior                       
Guitar – Intermediate, Senior
Voice - Intermediate, Senior

March 25 ONLY:
Piano - Intermediate, Senior           

AWARDS:
Junior A: 1st - $25, 2nd and 3rd medal and certificate
Junior B: 1st - $50, 2nd and 3rd medal and certificate
Intermediate: 1st - $150, free rental of club for recital. 2nd $100, 3rd $50
Senior: 1st - $300, free rental of club for recital, 2nd 200, 3rd $100
COMPETITION DATES:
March 24, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) all divisions except piano - Presbyterian Day School
March 25, 2018 (1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)  intermediate and senior piano – Beethoven Club

LOCATIONS:
March 24 (all divisions except piano)
Presbyterian Day School, 4025 Poplar, Memphis, TN
just west of at Second Presbyterian Church (Poplar at Goodlett)

March 24-25 (all piano divisions)
Beethoven Club
263 S. McLean (northwest corner of Peabody and McLean; parking behind the building)

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ALL SELECTIONS MUST BE PERFORMED FROM MEMORY.

Voice:
Intermediate A: (ages 15-19) 
1. One aria (opera or oratorio, sung in the original language or in an English translation if appropriate) 
2. One art song (original language, foreign or English)  
At least one selection must be in a foreign language; no selections from musical theatre.

Intermediate B: (ages 20-23) 
1. One aria (opera or oratorio, sung in the original language or in an English translation if appropriate) 
2. One art song (original language, foreign or English)  
At least one selection must be in a foreign language; no selections from musical theatre.

Senior: (ages 24-28) 
1. One aria (opera or oratorio, sung in the original language or in an English translation if appropriate)
2. One art song in English (original language).
3. One foreign language art song (sung in the original language)

Strings, Piano, Woodwinds/Brass, Classical Guitar:
1 selection from each of 2 style periods (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th/21st century)

Entrants must furnish a copy of each musical selection for the judges.

ENTRY FEES: Juniors $25; Intermediate and Senior $40

ACCOMPANISTS:
The entrants must furnish their own accompanist if one is needed.

QUESTIONS:
Call 901-493-0958 or write pgray@pgray.net if you have questions.

As stated on the entry form, "Every effort will be made to accommodate these, but no guarantees are made. Submitting this form confirms that you have read and understand the above and agree to all terms." We have a large number of applicants this year with 90 students participating. We have done everything we can to accommodate scheduling requests. The posted schedules will be final and cannot be changed. Please note the following:

• All the piano auditions will be at the Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean. Park in the back of the building and come in the back door.
• All other auditions will be at Presbyterian Day School, 4025 Poplar, Memphis, TN
just west of at Second Presbyterian Church (Poplar at Goodlett)
• Plan to arrive 15 minutes early. There is no place for pianists to warm up at the Beethoven Club.
• Results of the competition will be posted at www.beethovenclubmemphis.org by Monday, March 26, 2018.

 

 


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