2016 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS


AGO/ECS Publishing Award in Choral Composition
AGO/ECS Publishing Award in Choral Composition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The competition seeks outstanding compositions for SATB chorus and organ in which the organ plays a distinctive and significant role; requirements vary for each competition.
MAIN OFFICE
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260
New York, NY 10115
UNITED STATES
competitions@agohq.org
WEBSITE
http://www.agohq.org
ELIGIBILITY
The competition is open to all composers except AGO/ECS past winners. Membership in the AGO is not required.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Organ and SATB chorus
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes None
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline July 1, 2016
Application notes Deadline subject to change
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed

The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation
The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundations mission is to offer young singers the opportunity to enter our annual international vocal competition and to provide assistance to them in the form of awards and study grants.
MAIN OFFICE
8 East 69th Street
New York NY 10021
UNITED STATES
lliciaalbanesepuccinifoundation@verizon.net
WEBSITE
http://www.liciaalbanesepuccinifnd.org/
ELIGIBILITY
Singers ages 21 to 35, prizes totaling $ 65,000 ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 12,500; given to winners in seven categories, each of which may have multiple winners. Applications must be received by April 1, 2016 5:00 PM EST.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Jury chair(s) Stephen De Maio, artistic director; Tony Russo, Artist Mgr.
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline April 1, 2016
FINALS (live rounds)
Preliminaries from Monday April 25 to Thursday April 28; Finals Friday April 29, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Columbus Citizens Foundation.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed

The Azrieli Music Project
The Azrieli Music Project
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The AMP celebrates, fosters, and creates extraordinary opportunities for new orchestral works on a Jewish theme or subject. Two $50,000 prizes: the Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music (international, works composed after January 2005) and the Azrieli Commissioning Competition (new Canadian orchestral works).
MAIN OFFICE
1010 rue Ste-Catherine ouest, Suite 1200
Montreal, Quebec H3B 3S3
CANADA
music@azrielifoundation.org
WEBSITE
http://www.azrielifoundation.org/music/
ELIGIBILITY
Composers of all faiths, backgrounds and affiliations, for orchestral works on a Jewish theme or subject. Minimum 15 minutes duration. The Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music: International; for works written after January 1, 2005. The Azrieli Commissioning Competition: Canadian Residents; proposals for new works.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Compostition
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Biennial
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 1 to 5
Application deadline March 15, 2015
Application notes
The Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music deadline for applications: January 1, 2016.
FINALS (live rounds)
Winner’s Gala Concert to be held on October 19, 2016 at The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Maestro Kent Nagano, Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS
  

Gina Bachauer International Junior and Young Artist Piano Competitions
Gina Bachauer International Junior and Young Artist Piano Competitions
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
More than 1,000 pianists from 40 countries have competed in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions. Candidates are accepted through live auditions at sites around the world. Each may select his or her own repertory for audition rounds and finals.
MAIN OFFICE
Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation
138 West Broadway, Ste 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
UNITED STATES
info@bachauer.com
WEBSITE
http://www.bachauer.com
ELIGIBILITY
11 to 14 years old for Juniors and 15 to 18 years old for Young Artists (must at least 11 years olds and not be older than 18 years old at the start of the competition)
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Quadrennial
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) To be announced
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline October 1, 2015
Application notes
Application will be taken starting approx. March 1, 2015. Application are only accepted online at www.bachauer.com [http://www.bachauer.com]
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
No semifinal
FINALS (live rounds)
Five finalists for each category.
Junior finals with 2nd piano is June 18, 2016.
Young Artists final is June 25 or 27, 2016, depending on availability of symphony.
All competition events will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS
    

Barlow Endowment for Music CompositionPrize Competition
Barlow Endowment for Music Composition--Prize Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The winning composer receives a $12,000 commission award in 2017 from the Barlow Endowment to compose a 15-20 minute major new work for violin and piano. In 2018 a consortium will perform the work including violinist Alex Woods, Duo Diorama, and David Bowlin with pianist Spencer Myer.
MAIN OFFICE
A-501 HFAC
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
UNITED STATES
barlowendowment@byu.edu
WEBSITE
http://barlow.byu.edu
ELIGIBILITY
There are no restrictions with regard to musical style, nationality, age, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion. The only limitations are:
-Composers who have won the Barlow Prize in the previous five years will not be considered, and
-Members of the Barlow Boards are not eligible.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Composition
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline June 1, 2016
Application notes This deadline is a RECEIPT deadline, NOT mailing deadline.
FINALS (live rounds)
Notification of winners will be announced on website and Facebook by September 15 annually.
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS
  

International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition
International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Hans Gabor Belvedere is the world's best networked singing competition with qualifying rounds in more than 65 cities each year. Male and female singers of all nationalities are invited to enter the competition in the international qualifying rounds. The jury members of the final rounds are exclusively opera and casting directors of international renowned opera houses.
MAIN OFFICE
Headquarters: Seidengasse 32/3/52, 1070 Vienna
Register of Association: ZVR-Zahl 405445994 – LPD Wien
AUSTRIA
office@belvedere-competition.com
WEBSITE
http://www.belvedere-competition.com
ELIGIBILITY
Qualifying Rounds worldwide in about 65 cities on all all continents. Final Rounds and Finals 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Conditions are published here. [ http://www.belvedere-competition.com/conditions/]
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Voice
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes €10,000 to €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Not provided
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline June 10, 2016
Application notes
Please find all deadlines for the Qualifying Rounds here. [ http://www.belvedere-competition.com/cities/]
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Semifinals 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa
FINALS (live rounds)
Finals 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Canadian International Organ Competition
Canadian International Organ Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Competitors from around the world will be meeting in Montreal for the chance to win prizes totaling over $95,000 USD in cash and other prizes. They are immersed in an intensive program, with an international jury and supportive CIOC team, allowing them to leave Montreal as more confident musicians.
MAIN OFFICE
606 Cathcart, Suite 335
Montréal, Quebec H3B 1K9
CANADA
info@ciocm.org
WEBSITE
http://www.ciocm.org
ELIGIBILITY
The CIOC is open to organists of all nationalities born after October 19, 1982. To be admitted to the CIOC, candidates must send a completed registration file bearing a postmark prior to January 30, 2017. Only complete files will be processed. The First prizewinner of any previous CIOC competition is ineligible to apply.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Organ
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Triennial
Cash prizes More than $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) John Grew, Artistic Director, Canadian International Organ Competition
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline January 30, 2017
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Organ performance: October 14-15, 2017 at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
FINALS (live rounds)
Organ performance: October 18, 2017 at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montréal, Quebec, Canada
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS
      

International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The competition was established in 1927 and is held every five years.
MAIN OFFICE
ul. Tamka 43
00-355 Warszawa
POLAND
konkurs@nifc.pl
WEBSITE
http://www.konkurs.chopin.pl
ELIGIBILITY
16 to 30 years old, with two recommendations
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Quadrennial
Cash prizes More than €50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron
Jury size 11 or more
Application deadline December 1, 2019
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Preliminary round: April 13 to 24, 2020, Warsaw, Poland
FINALS (live rounds)
October 1 to 23, 2020, Warsaw, Poland
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
SOCIAL LINKS
    


 

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