Due February 22nd 2020.
What to include in your application:
1) Submit this web form, completing all fields. Please include a short biography in the space provided. Musician biography should be 450 words or less and should highlight your musical history, accomplishments, former and present teachers, etc.
2) Parents should complete the parental permission form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Musicians should send 1-2 headshots to email@example.com. Photographs of the winner will be used to promote our May 15 concert. Application form, musician biography, headshot, parental permission form, and application fee must be received by February 22nd. Late submissions will be considered through March 1st.You will be notified of your acceptance and audition time by March 7th.
4) Please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
-City of High School
-Name of High School
-Name of Private Instructor
-Name of Accompanist
-Title of Composition
-Title of Movement
-Musician Biography. Biography should be 450 words or less and should highlight your musical history, accomplishments, former and present teachers, etc.
All applicants must audition in person on this day. No alternative arrangements are possible.
PARTICIPATION: Application does not guarantee a performance slot in the competition. Additional screening may be required, depending on the number of applicants. Once accepted, participants must audition in person on this day. No alternative arrangements are possible.
CATEGORIES: Piano, String, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Solo Instruments.
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to Colorado high school students in grades 9 through 12. Winners in any given year may not compete again the following year. However, those who receive Honorable Mention may compete the following year.
AUDITION: Contestants must perform one movement of a concerto or major work that regularly appears in concert repertoire and for which the music for the orchestra would be readily available. If in doubt about your selection, contact The Loveland Orchestra. Performance time should be limited to under 15 minutes. No taped auditions will be accepted. All music must be memorized.
ACCOMPANISTS: All entries must be accompanied and all entrants MUST provide their own accompanist. There are two pianos at the audition site.
GENERAL: One published score of the music (with measures numbered) must be provided to the judges. Due to copyright laws, reproductions of the music by hand or machine cannot be used by the performer, the accompanist, or the judges. UNAUTHORIZED COPIED MUSIC IS UNACCEPTABLE AND WILL DISQUALIFY THE CONTESTANT. Please consult current fair-use copyright laws for works in the public domain or contact The Loveland Orchestra directly with your questions.
PRIZES: Judges will select one winner who will receive a $1,000 cash award and perform with The Loveland Orchestra on May 15, 2020 at Good Shepherd Church; 3429 N. Monroe Ave; Loveland, Colorado.
Decisions by the judges are final and are not negotiable by the participants, their parents, or their teachers.
FEE & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
A non-refundable fee of $40 (made payable to The Loveland Orchestra) must accompany the application. All entries must be postmarked by the due date listed above. The Loveland Orchestra is not responsible for late or misdirected mail due to weather, insufficient postage, or mislabeling.
MAKE A PAYMENT:
In addition to completing the application form, applicants must also submit a non-refundable payment of $40. Payment is due by February 22, 2020.
Late payments are $61.
You have the option of paying the $41 fee via credit card now ($1 convenience fee):
Or you may pay by check, made payable to “The Loveland Orchestra.” Please send the check to:
The Loveland Orchestra
Young Artist Competition
P.O. Box 2577
Loveland, CO 80539