Organization : Rhodes University
Competition Name : 11th National Grahamstown Music Competition 2017
Applicable For : Musicians nationwide
Competition Date : 22 – 24 June 2017
Competition Closing Date : 2 May 2017
Grahamstown Music Competition :
The 11th National Grahamstown Music Competition 2017
** The competition is designed to foster upcoming musical talent in South Africa in a supportive style.
Related : National Youth Music Competition : www.southafricain.com/5785.html
** The Grahamstown Competition invites applications for any instrument or voice from musicians nationwide who are under the age of 25.
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 final 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 finalists from each round will proceed to the finals.
Venue & 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.
** Participants must present ONE RING BOUND COPY of their music for the adjudicators at registration.
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.
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 Email to: ghtmusic AT gmail.com OR fax to : 046 603 7175.