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Information for
All Competitions

Eligibility 

For all music instruments, voice, and composition.

 

Age Categories

School Students: 

Young Musicians Category, 5 – 6 years old

Young Musicians Category, 7 – 8 years old

Young Musicians Category, 9 – 10 years old

Junior Category, 11 – 12 years old

Junior Category, 13 – 14 years old

Intermediate, 15 – 16 years old

Intermediate, 17 – 18 years old *

Adults (18 and older):

Musicians without a professional degree

College Students and Professional Musicians *

* 18-year-old school students must enter the Intermediate category. 18-year-old college students must apply under the College Students/Professionals category.

For the Ensemble, combine the age of all members of the ensemble and divide it by the number of members.

Application Deadline

​The materials and application fee must be submitted by October 15, 2021.

All videos will be temporarily published on our website for public view after the deadline.

The results will be announced within two weeks after the deadline.

Application Fee

Application Fee per submission – $100 Canadian dollars.

Application Fees are not refundable.

Repertoire Requirements

For all competitions except Concerto and Composition:

One selection of any music repertoire of your choice performed from memory (except chamber ensembles). The duration of the video recording can be at any length but not longer than 10 minutes.

For Concerto competition only:

One single movement or entire concerto along with a solo selection of any music repertoire of your choice performed from memory (to be performed at the Winners Recital). No time limit for the concerto and 10 minutes limit for the solo piece. Both compositions must be submitted in ONE YouTube video, can be combined together.

For Composition competition only:

One selection of any music compositions of your choice, written by the applicant within the past five years. The duration of the video or MP3 recording must be up to 10 minutes. Scores must be provided to the competition.

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How to Apply

To apply for the Competition, participants must submit the following information by clicking “Apply now”:

  • A completed online Application Form

  • YouTube link to the video recording

  • Biography of the solo applicant or an ensemble, approximately 150 words. Include past participation in competitions, festivals, and other public events

  • Application fee

  • Portrait photo of the applicant or the ensemble

Competition Rules

  • Only unedited video can be accepted for the audition (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable)

  • Video recording should be a fair representation of the participant’s abilities but does not need to be of professional quality. The applicant’s name and exact title of the recording must be included in the description of the video on YouTube 

  • Judges' comments will not be disclosed. Judges’ decisions are final and can’t be appealed

  • The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted

  • Several winners can be selected in each category

  • Grand Prize can be awarded for an outstanding performance based on the judges' decision

  • Audience Award - one performance will be selected in each competition based on the audience votes

Awards and Performance

Competitions will award a monetary prize, Certificates of achievement, performance opportunities, and other gifts.

 

The monetary prize of $1000 Canadian dollars may be granted to one or shared between two Grand Prize winners from the Advanced Category only for the entire season. The prize will be awarded based on the judges' decision. 

For General Category, participants, their teachers and accompanists will be awarded Certificates for

  • First place

  • Second place

  • Third place

  • Audience Award

First Place winners will receive an invitation to debut at the Winners Recital and the Award Ceremony in Toronto, Canada*.

For Advanced Category, participants, their teachers and accompanists will be awarded Certificates for

  • First place

  • Second place

  • Third place

  • Honourable mention

  • Certificate for participation

  • Audience Award

First, Second, and Third Place winners will receive an invitation to debut at the Winners Recital and the Award Ceremony in Toronto, Canada*.

 

*The location and the date of the recital will be announced later when concert halls of Canada reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note there will be a Fee for the recital.