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nymc.co.za National Youth Music Competition : Foundation

Organization : National Youth Music Foundation
Competition Name : National Youth Music Competition
Applicable For : Young Classical Musicians
Competition Deadline : 22 May 2017
Prize: Gold Medal & R30 000

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Website : http://www.nymc.co.za/
Competition Rules : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/5785-NYMC2017.pdf

NYMC National Youth Music Competition

1. The Competition :
1.1 The Competition is intended for young classical musicians who are pianists or orchestral instrumentalists; and is open to candidates who are not younger than 14 years or older than 19 years on 14 October 2017.

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Related / Similar Competition : NYMC 2021

1.2 The purpose of the Competition is to :
** Identify and promote the talent and abilities of young classical musicians;
** Expose the competitors to the requirements of professional careers as soloists and orchestral musicians;
** Develop the stage presentation and performance skills of our young classical musicians.

2. Dates And Venue :
2.1 A qualifying audition round of the Competition will take place, based on Competition website submissions and upload of the recordings of the audition works.
2.2 Candidates who played in the third and final rounds of the 2016 National Youth Music Competition are exempted from auditioning for the 2017 Competition.

2.3 The four competitive rounds will be held at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium, Parow, Cape Town. The first three rounds will take place from 10 to 13 October 2017 and the final round and gala concert will take place on 14 October 2017.
2.4 At the final round and gala concert on 14 October 2017, finalists will be performing their selected concertos with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

3. Categories :
A. Piano B. String instruments
C. Woodwind instruments D. Brass instruments
E. Other orchestral instruments (e.g. harp, percussion)

4.Prizes, Medals And Awards :
First Prize : Gold Medal R30 000
Second Prize : Silver Medal R10 000
Third Prize : Bronze Medal R 6 500

Categories :
Prize Winners : Silver Medal R 5 000
Runners-up : Bronze Medal R 3 000

5. Entry :
5.1 The closing date for entries is 22 May 2017.

5.2. A website upload of the applicant’s own playing of the audition works (see 6.4.2). Each work must be recorded as a separate track.
** Orchestral instrumentalists must include works with piano accompaniment.
** The recording must be of excellent technical quality. Poor quality disadvantages candidates.
** The applicant’s face and hands must be visible throughout the recording.
** The recording must be clearly and visibly labelled, showing the applicant’s full name and place of recording.

The procedure for uploading the recording directly to the Competition website is as follows :
1. Go to nymc.co.za
2. Click on the upload video link on top of the page in the right corner or in the footer section under online documents.
3. Login using username: nymc and password: nymc2017
4. Browse for the file you have recorded on your computer and click upload.
5. Wait for the upload to completely finish before closing the window.

5.3 The entry form and payment must be completed online at .nymc.co.za, and the following is required:
5.3.1 A non-refundable entry fee of R300.
5.3.2 The entrant’s curriculum vitae of no more than 100 words, to be uploaded with the entry form.
5.3.3 The website upload of the audition works.
5.3.4 A head-and-shoulders photograph of the entrant in JPEG format with a DPI of not less than 300 to be uploaded with the entry form.

5.4 For enquiries contact :
The Administrator
National Youth Music Competition
PostNet Box 18
Private Bag X10

6. Competition Rules :
** By completing, submitting and uploading the entry form and other documents, the entrant accepts all the rules and regulations of the Competition and the decisions of the jury.
** Failure to comply with these rules and regulations may lead to disqualification.

6.1 Eligibility :
6.1.1 The Competition is open to pianists and orchestral instrumentalists.
6.1.2 Competitors may not enter for more than one instrument in the same year.
6.1.3 Competitors may not be younger than 14 years or older than 19 years on 14 October 2017.
6.1.4 A maximum of twenty-five (25) competitors will be admitted to the competitive rounds.**

6.2 Adjudication :
6.2.1 The Competition is judged cumulatively over the four public rounds.
6.2.2 The decision of the jury is final and will be announced at the end of the second and third round.
6.2.3 After the third round, the Jury will give feedback to those competitors who do not progress to the final round.

6.3 Rounds :
6.3.1 The Competition will consist of a qualifying audition round per video recording, uploaded to the Competition website and the competitive rounds which are open to the public.
6.3.2 Should related instruments need to be switched for the purpose of a performance, this must not interfere with the timing of the programme.

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