MANDEVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

 

 

About The Festival
About The Non-Competitive Medallion Section
Eligibility
Date & Venue
Performance Requirements & Procedure
Technical Requirements
Adjudication
Awards
Registration Fees
Last Date of Submission
Audience
General
About The Competitive Festival
Eligibility
Categories
Dates & Venues
Repertoire & Performance Requirements
Competition Procedure
Technical Requirements
Adjudication
Awards
Registration Fees
Last Date of Submission
Audience
General

 


About The Festival
1. There are 2 sections to the Festival:
a. Competitive Section:
i. The Competitive section is based on a ranking system where each performer is judged against other performers.
ii. Cash Prizes are awarded based on the ranking system.
b. Non-Competitive Medallion Section:
i. The Non-Competitive Medallion section allows a performer to perform according to the best of their ability, and not compared to other performers
ii. The Non-Competitive Medallion section is an accreditation of the performer's musical and performing abilities.
2. Both sections of the Festival share the same objectives:
a. To provide a performing platform for young musicians to perform
b. To develop the musician’s performing skills
c. To identify potential music talents
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About The Non-Competitive Medallion Section
Eligibility
1. Open to solo piano, violin, cello, guitar, ukulele, wind instruments and chamber groups. Age of participants from 3 to 18 years old.

Date & Venue
Prize Giving Ceremony & Prize Winners' Concert
Date: Sunday, 25 June 2017
Time & Venue: The Japanese Association, 120 Adam Road, Singapore 289899
Admission at $21.40 per ticket (Inclusive GST)

Performance Requirements & Procedure
  1. Participants will play as a soloist. Each participant will choose two pieces that best demonstrates their technical and performing abilities.
  2. The choice of pieces must be performed in its entirety. No edits are allowed.
  3. The soloist Participant has the option to perform the pieces from memory.
  4. Da Capo and Dal Segno signs should be observed. All other repeats are not required.
  5. The recording should be an unedited current video recording of the participant's performance. The recording must include accompaniment if the solo piece requires it. Minus-one CD accompaniment is allowed.
  6. The recording of both pieces should be no longer than 10 minutes. There is no minimum time limit.
  7. Upload each recording of the performance to Youtube.
  8. There should only be one Youtube posting for each of the performances. No multiple postings of the same repertoire are permitted.
  9. There is no need to submit any music scores, unless specifically requested by the Jury panel.
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Technical Requirements
  1. Record the performance using a smartphone video camera or portable video camera.
  2. Record each piece in its own single video.
  3. Upload the videos into your personal Youtube account and to set the video to public.
  4. Identify the video recording with the following information on the Youtube post:
  5. a. Participant’s name
    b. Non-Competitive Medallion
    c. Title & Composer of the piece performed
  6. Once uploaded, participants may proceed to register online by clicking here.
  7. Add the 2 Youtube links of the recordings in the registration form.

Adjudication
  1. The Adjudicating Jury will comprise of professional musicians. The Adjudicating Jury will view each Youtube posting and will evaluate each performance by its own merit. There is no comparison to other performers.
  2. The Jury will evaluate up to 10 minutes of the Youtube posting.
  3. The Jury’s decision is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entertained.
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Awards
  1. Certificates and medals are awarded based on the participant’s own performing ability from the video recordings.
  2. Types of Medals awarded:
  3. a. Gold
    b. Silver
    c. Bronze
  4. All Gold medal participants will be invited to perform in public at the Prize-Giving Ceremony and Prize Winners’ Concert.

Registration Fees
  1. All participants are required to register online.
  2. There is a registration fee of $64.20 (Inclusive GST) payable during the online registration.
  3. The registration fees are not refundable, and any advance registration fees will be forfeited.
  4. Late entries will not be entertained for the festival.
  5. In the event of a cancellation of the festival, the registration fees will be fully refunded to all participants.

Last Date of Submission
Last date of submission of online entries: 10th May 2017.

Audience
The Prize-Giving Ceremony and Prize Winners’ concert is a ticketed event. Tickets are chargeable and can be purchased from Mandeville Conservatory of Music or at the concert venue.

General
The Festival Committee reserves the right to amend the rules and conditions of the Mandeville Music Festival 2017 without prior notice. For any enquiries regarding the festival, please contact musicfest2017@mandevilleconservatory.com
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About The Competitive Section
Eligibility
1. Open to piano and violin musicians aged 18 years old and below.

Categories
There are 2 age categories:
        a. Junior: Up to 10 years old (born in year 2007 onwards)
        b. Senior: 11 to 18 years old (born in year 1999 to 2006)

Date & Venue

Finals for all Competition Categories
Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017
Time & Venue: from 10am
Venue: Mandeville Conservatory of Music, Singapore

Prize Giving Ceremony & Prize Winners' Concert
Date: Sunday, 25 June 2017
Time & Venue: The Japanese Association, 120 Adam Road, Singapore 289899
Admission at $21.40 per ticket (Inclusive GST)

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Repertoire & Performance Requirements
  1. Participants will play as a soloist. Each participant will choose two CONTRASTING pieces in music period and style, that bests demonstrates their technical and performing abilities.
  2. The choice of pieces must be performed in its entirety. No edits are allowed for the soloist’s music parts. Accompaniment can be edited or truncated, to accommodate the time constraints of the competition rules.
  3. The soloist Participant must perform the pieces from memory.
  4. Da Capo and Dal Segno signs should be observed. All other repeats are not required.
  5. The recording should be an unedited current video recording of the participant’s performance. The recording must include accompaniment if the solo piece requires it. Minus-one CD accompaniment is allowed.
  6. The full programme shall be within the following durations:
  7. a. Junior: 10 mins
    b. Senior: 20 mins
  8. Upload each recording of the performance to Youtube.
  9. There should only be one Youtube posting for each of the performances. No multiple postings of the same repertoire are permitted.
  10. There is no need to submit any music scores, unless specifically requested by the Jury panel. All finalists are required to bring along the music scores of the two pieces for the Competition Finals.
  11. For the Competition Finals and Concert, participants are required to provide their own accompanist or Minus-one CD accompaniment.

Competition Procedure
  1. The Competition Committee will decide the participants’ order of appearance. No requests by participants will be entertained.
  2. The Competition Committee reserves the right to disqualify participants who arrive later than the scheduled time assigned to them for the competition.
  3. There are 2 stages of competition: Semi-Finals (Video audition) constitute 30% and Finals constitute 70%.
    Semifinals Finals Final Score
    30% 70% 100%


  4. Semi-Finals:
  5. a. Participants will video-record two pieces in two separate videos.
    b. The 2 video recordings will be uploaded into your personal Youtube account.
    c. The recording should be an unedited current video recording of the participant’s performance.
    The recording must include any accompaniment for violin participants. Minus-one CDs are acceptable.
    d. Shortlisted candidates will progress to the Finals.
  6. Finals:
  7. a. The participants will perform live both pieces from the YouTube clips submitted.
    b. The Jury reserves the right to stop the performance at any time during the live competition proceedings.
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Technical Requirements
  1. Record the performance using a smartphone video camera or portable video camera.
  2. Record each piece in its own single video.
  3. Upload the videos into your personal Youtube account and to set the video to public.
  4. Identify the video recording with the following information on the Youtube post:
  5. a. Participant’s name
    b. Competitive Section
    c. Title & Composer of the piece performed
  6. Once uploaded, participants may proceed to register online by clicking here.
  7. Add the 2 Youtube links of the recordings in the registration form.

Adjudication
  1. The Adjudicating Jury will comprise of professional musicians and pedagogues. The Adjudicating Jury will view each Youtube posting and will judge each category for all competition stages using a ranking system.
  2. Participants with the top rankings will proceed to the Finals. The number of finalists will be determined by the Adjudicating Jury.
  3. Finalists will be notified of their selection through email by 31st May 2017
  4. First, Second and Third Prize winners of each category will be determined at the Finals.
  5. The Adjudicating Jury reserves the right to award, or not award any prizes as they deem fit.
  6. The Adjudicating Jury’s decision is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entertained.
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Awards
  1. Participants who are not selected for the finals will automatically be considered for the Non-Competitive Medallion section. Their video recording performances will be accredited by the Medallion Adjudicating Jury and will be awarded either Gold, Silver or Bronze medals.
  2. Certificates of participations will be awarded to all participants.
  3. The top three winners of each category will also receive cash prizes and trophies:
    Prizes Junior Senior
    First $ 500 $ 800
    Second $ 300 $ 400
    Third $ 200 $ 300

Registration Fees
  1. All participants are required to register online.
  2. There is a registration fee of $107 (Inclusive GST) payable during the online registration.
  3. The registration fees are not refundable.
  4. Late entries will not be entertained for the festival.
  5. In the event of a cancellation of the festival, the registration fees will be fully refunded to all participants.
Last Date of Submission
Last date of submission of online entries: 10th May 2017.

Audience
The Prize-Giving Ceremony and Prize Winners’ concert is a ticketed event. Tickets are chargeable and can be purchased from Mandeville Conservatory of Music or at the concert venue.

General
The Festival Committee reserves the right to amend the rules and conditions of the Mandeville Music Festival 2017 without prior notice. For any enquiries regarding the festival, please contact musicfest2017@mandevilleconservatory.com
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