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The 11th National Grahamstown Music Competition 2017

The competition is designed to foster upcoming musical talent in South Africa in a supportive style. The Grahamstown Competition invites applications for any instrument or voice from musicians nationwide who are under the age of 25.

CATEGORIES

There are three competition categories:

 

JUNIOR (up to and including Grade 7 school level).

The minimum standard is UNISA/ABRSM/Trinity Grade 2.

The time duration of each round is 5 to 10 minutes.

 

SENIOR (up to and including Grade 12 school level).

The minimum standard is UNISA/ABRSM/Trinity Grade 5.

The time duration of each round is 6 to 12 minutes.

 

TERTIARY (tertiary institution or in private study).

The minimum standard is UNISA/ABRSM/Trinity Grade 8.

The time duration of each round is 10 to 15 minutes.

COMPETITION ROUNDS

1st round: one Baroque and one Romantic piece.

2nd round: one Classical and one 20th Century piece.

Semifinal: one piece from each of the previous rounds (NB: no new piece required)

Final: one piece selected by the jury will be performed at the ?nal concert.

 

All candidates will perform in both the 1st and 2nd rounds. Six semi?nalists from each category will proceed to the 3rd round. Three ?nalists from each round will proceed to the ?nals.

VENUE AND DATES

The competition takes place from 22 - 24 June 2017 in the Beethoven Room, Department of Music and Musicology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

REGISTRATION AND OPENING CONCERT

Registration and the opening concert will take place in the Beethoven Room on Wednesday 21 June 2017. Registration for the competition begins at 18.30in the competition office at the Department of Music and Musicology. All participants will receive free entrance to the opening concert which begins at 19.00.

NB: Participants must present ONE RING BOUND COPY of their music for the adjudicators at registration.

ADJUDICATORS

The decision of the adjudicators will be ?nal. The adjudicators will not provide written comments to the competitors.

 

ACCOMPANISTS will be provided at a rate of R350 (Junior), R500 (Senior) and R750 (Tertiary). Entrants must make their own arrangements for practice times. Contact details for the accompanists will be available by 15th May. If an accompanist is required for a Senior or Tertiary entry, entrants must be available to rehearse at least 2 days before the competition begins.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

Each applicant should submit the completed application form by TUESDAY 2 MAY 2017.

NB Applicants who request an accompanist MUST submit one copy of their music with their applications.

Successful applicants will be noti?ed by MONDAY 8 May 2017. The organizers reserve the right to limit the number of contestants. No reasons will be given or correspondence entered into concerning the decision.

COMPETITION ENTRY FEE

The entry fee of R250 is payable by 1 JUNE 2017.

PRIZES

First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category as follows:

Tertiary: R3500 (1st), R2500 (2nd) and R1500 (3rd).

Secondary: R3000 (1st), R2000 (2nd) and R1000 (3rd).

Junior: R2000 (1st), R1500 (2nd) and R1000 (3rd).

Additional prizes of R1000 each from any category will be awarded to:

Best woodwind performer

Best string performer

Best pianist

Most promising entrant from Grahamstown

All semi-finalists and finalists will receive a certificate of achievement.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Entry form to be used by one participant only. Forms may be photocopied.
    • Entrants need not have passed grade exams but must perform at the level required for their category.
    • Late entries will not be considered.
    • Only transcriptions by recognized composers/editions will be allowed.
    • No repeats in movements will be allowed. Da capos should be played where applicable.
    • Performing with photocopies at this competition will NOT be allowed.
    • No recordings (audio or video) or photography will be allowed during the competition.
  • All sessions will be open to the public.
  • Practice facilities will be available to the contestants throughout the competition.
  • Prizes will be announced and awarded to competitors in each category at the end of the competition for their section.

Application Form

Closing date: Tuesday 2 May 2017

 Email to: ghtmusic@gmail.com OR fax to: 046 603 7175

 

Full name of entrant..................................................................................................

 

Date of birth.................................................................................................................

 

CATEGORY     Junior             Senior             Tertiary

 

E-mail address...............................................................................................

 Contact number............................................................................................

 Instrument or voice.......................................................................................

 Highest exam passed................................................................................................

 Teacher...........................................................................................................................

Province …………………………………………………………………………………………….

E-mail address............................................................................................................

Contact number.........................................................................................................

  

PROGRAMME  

 

COMPOSER

 

 

TITLE OF PIECE

 

DURATION

 

ROUND 1 (Baroque and Romantic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUND 2 (Classical and 20th Century)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMI FINAL ROUND (One piece from Round 1 and one piece from Round 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Accompanist required          YES / NO (please circle)

 

 

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