2017 Scholarship Competition Instrumental Guidelines

Arts Alive! Competition 2017 Scholarship Competition - Instrumental Guidelines

Only judges, timekeepers and students are allowed in the performance room. Parents, family members, and teachers are invited to wait in designated areas.

Students will prepare a recital piece of a minimum duration of 1 1⁄2 (one-and-one half minutes), not to exceed 3 (three) minutes. Sheet music is permitted.

Students must bring (3) copies of the music to the Competition. Judges will use; then destroy.

All instrumentalists (other than pianists) should bring their own instruments to the Competition. ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS ONLY, no electric instruments and no amplification.

Students will be identified by number ONLY.

Timing will begin when the students begin playing their first note.

Students should come ready to perform at their assigned time. There are no practice rooms. No warm-up notes or passages will be permitted on stage. If any type of warm-up passage is played, the time will be deducted from the total performance time, and may result in a lower score.

No student will be judged by immediate family or current teachers/instructors.

Upon taking the stage, students should state their number and the title and composer of the music they are performing.

Judges will have no discussion with the students during the performance. Students are judged on a 1-10 scale for each criteria, with a total possible score of 50 points. Adherence to Guidelines will be reflected in score. Student is judged on the following criteria:

  1. CHOICE AND DIFFICULTY OF REPERTOIRE.
  2. TECHNIQUE - Dexterity, accuracy, dynamics, tone quality, articulations, bow-use, etc.
  3. MUSICIANSHIP – Contrast, phrasing, rhythm, style, tempo, etc.
  4. INTERPRETATION - True to composer’s indications in the music.
  5. STAGE PRESENCE - Delivery of convincing performance.

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