Prelim Round (Recording) Jury Panel: Dr. Brett Baker, Dr. Adam Frey and Hidehiro Fujita
Final Round Jury Panel: Jörgen van Rijen, Matyas Veer, Gary Curtin, Øystein Baadsvik and Dr. Leonard Tan
Participants must not be a full-time paid professional in either a performance position or a college teaching position at the time of the competition. Participants must not have reached their 30th birthday at the time of the competition, and may be of any gender, race, or nationality. All participants will be required to submit a proof of age to the Competition Coordinator upon advancing to the Final round.
APPLICATION AND FEES
Each contestant must submit an online application and an entrance fee of SGD $70.00 + $3.50 (PayPal processing fee) for the individual competitions. Contestants who wish to enter more than one competition must submit a separate application, fee, and recording for each competition. If any competition does not receive enough entries to be a viable competition, the competition will be cancelled and all fees will be refunded. Selected finalists must be a participant at the Festival.
Contestants are required to submit application entrance fee, including PayPal processing fee via PayPal to our account email@example.com.
OR Mail application form together with cheque made payable to ‘Music Elements (Asia) Pte. Ltd.’ to the address below:
ATTN: Singapore Low Brass Festival 2016
c/o Music Elements (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
61 Ubi Rd 1 #02-38
Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408727
PRELIMINARY RECORDINGS AND REPERTOIRE
All of the competitions require a recorded preliminary audition. These recordings must be electronically submitted as one (1) MP3 file not to exceed 10MB, along with an electronic application, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions for submission and application will be posted on the website. Preliminary round recordings do not require piano accompaniment, but you may include one if you choose to do so. Recordings should be unedited and include only required music with no speaking. Multiple work/movement submissions should be contained on one (1) MP3 format file only in the order specified for submission. All identifying information must be removed from the file (i.e. no names of individuals, schools or teachers in the file title or in the metadata). Specific details concerning repertoire are provided under each competition category. Selected finalists will prepare a programme of your own choice lasting no more than 20 mins, and may NOT reuse any repertoire selected from the recorded round. All recordings will be presented to judges anonymously. Any failure to follow these guidelines may result in immediate disqualification. Recordings should be made with a high degree of quality and integrity that represents your best musical interpretation and effort.
Note: See application form for required repertoire for the various instruments. Download Competition Application Form Here
Applications and preliminary recordings for all competitions must be received no later than September 15, 2016 at 2359hrs, Singapore time (UTC +08:00). Cancellation of an application prior to or on September 16, 2016 will result in a refund of application fees paid, minus a $30 processing fee. There will be no refund given for cancellation of an application after preliminary judges have begun their ranking of recordings for selection to compete at the Festival.
Each applicant is responsible to read, understand, and abide by the guidelines published herein. Once an applicant is selected as a finalist to compete at the Singapore Low Brass Festival 2016 in November, he or she is responsible for travel and accommodations during the Festival. Detailed information about accommodations, rehearsals, etc. will be provided by the Festival Logistics Coordinator prior to the end of September for each finalist and alternate selected. Finalists at the Festival will either provide their own accompanist or pay an additional fee of $100.00 (SGD) to utilize the appropriate Festival collaborative pianists for the accompanied rounds.
1st Prize – SGD $1,200 (Singapore Dollar One Thousand Two Hundred Only)
2nd Prize – SGD$500 (Singapore Dollar Five Hundred Only)
3rd Prize – SGD$300 (Singapore Dollar Three Hundred Only)
In addition to the prize money, the 1st prize winner will be invited to return the following year to perform a solo work with the band or orchestra at the 2017 festival.