SINGER/SONGWRITER and COMPOSER/PERFORMER
Composers and Songwriters, perform your own composed piece
Solo only (In this category the performer is also the composer of the piece), no duos, no groups in this category.
You may perform your composition with live accompaniment (e.g. singing while you play piano or guitar) or you may perform your original composition with an electronically edited track you composed all the music for, e.g. songwriters singing along with a backing track you made yourself.
- a pianist playing his/her own piano composition at the piano;
- any instrumentalist playing their own composition on their instrument;
- singing your own song while accompanying yourself on the piano or any other instrument.
- singing to the accompaniment of a backing track of one or more tracks (singing or instrumental) that you layered and recorded all the layers performing it yourself.
You may use microphones to pick up your accompaniment instrument, voice or both.
Your sound may be enhanced, edited, reverb and other effects added, etc.
You may submit a performance video: edited from different angles, inserts, etc.
Vocal or Instrumental
Any style, genre of music
Memorized or sheet music performance
Please provide sheet music if you have that available (requested but not required)
All competitors get emailed pdf-certificates and a comment sheet report card with scores.
Grand Prize (100%), First Prize with Honors (98 and 99%), First Prize (95-97%), Second Prize (90-94%), Third Prize (85-89%), Honorable Mention (80-84%), Merit (<80%).
You will compete in age categories:
Young Musicians: age 7 and younger
Junior 1: age 8 and 9
Junior 2: ages 10 to 13
Senior: ages 14 to 18
Collegiate: age 19 to 26
Age calculated as on November 1st.
Entry November 1-30
Entry fee USD40
Results emailed to entrants on December 24-26, published to website by December 27