Rules of CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
We welcome participants from all over the world to participate in our Canadian International Music Competition
Competition categories - solo, duo, trio, quartet, ensembles, and concerto competition categories for a variety of instruments including piano, strings (violin, cello, guitar, harp), wind, percussion instruments and voice.
Applicants of each category will be placed in the appropriate age group(s) based on experience.
No age limit imposed.
Application Deadline (UPDATED):
Submission Period: Between 5 November 2020 to 22 December 2020 (23:59:59 Eastern Time) =23 Dec 2020 11:59:59 EST
A late fee will be accessed after the deadline.
Absolute Video Submission Deadline: 22 December 2020 (23:59:59 Eastern Time)
No late applications will be accepted after 22 December 2020 23:59:59 Eastern Time (23 December 2020 11:59:59 GMT)
Judging Period: 24 December 2020 to 4th January 2021
Results will be published on our website on the 5th January 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS: 5th January 2021
Competition Results will be posted on our website
Selected winners will be notified for concert portrait and biography submission
PRIZES and AWARDS
Winners will receive medals and certificates by post
Top Prize winners will be featured on our competition website with a concert portrait, biography, and their prize winning video.
Special trophies for top prize winners
Certificate of recognition of teachers
RULES & REGULATIONS
Categories: Instrumental (Piano, Violin, Guitar, Flute and any orchestral instrument), Voice, Ethnic Instruments
Genres: Classical, Jazz & Pop
Participants can submit a public link of a YouTube or Vimeo video recording of their performance. One piece of music per application.
Incomplete applications or those not including the required documents will not be taken into consideration.
If a member of the jury has taught a competitor within the last two years, he/she will abstain from assessing that competitor.
Candidates cannot claim legal rights to recordings and photos submitted or broadcasts that may be made in connection with the competition. All legal rights are reserved by the Canadian International Music Competition and no fee is payable to any competitor for performances, photos, recordings or television broadcasts them.
An unedited video of the performance forwarded to Canadian International Music Competition as a Youtube or Vimeo public link. Failure to provide a working link will lead to disqualification. Videos edited in any ways to alter the performance will not be accepted.
Please include the name of the participant, and name of piece at the beginning of the video.
Make sure that the video is set to PUBLIC on Youtube or Video. Private links on Youtube are not openable and hence will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the video link is openable. Submission of unopenable links will be disqualified.
The video must clearly show the face and hands of the performer.
Professional quality recording is not mandatory. However, the sound must be clearly audible.
Categories: Participants will be judged based on age and experience (duration of study of their instrument).
Repertoire requirement: One piece of music that is reflective of the applicant's current level of performance.
Music Scores: Participants are required to submit electronic copies of their scores within 7 days of their application. Failure to do so may lead to disqualification. Please do not mail in any physical scores.
Memorization: Memorization is not mandatory. However, bonus marks will be allocated for performance by memory.
One application per instrument. Candidates are required to make a second application should they wish to play more than one piece of music (same instrument) or to compete in another instrument category.
Candidates who fail to submit their videos before the video submission deadline will be disqualified. For candidates who submit their videos later than the 19th December 2020 will be required to submit a late fee of $58 Canadian.
All application fees and late fees submitted are non-refundable.
$99 Canadian dollars per application (per solo instrument).
$199 Canadian dollars for Duo
$299 Canadian dollars for Trio
$399 Canadian dollars for Quartets
$499 Canadian dollars for Quintets
For ensembles over 4 participants = $99 Canadian dollars per participant
Full payment must be made upon registration.
The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed.
Multiple awards may be given in each age category.
Teachers of winners may receive certificates of recognition by request.
Decision of the judges are final.