Rules of 2021 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, choir, orchestra 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 August 2021 to 19 December 2021 (23:59:59 Eastern Time)
A late fee will be accessed after the deadline.
Absolute Video Submission Deadline: 20 December 2021 (23:59:59 Eastern Time)
No late applications will be accepted after 20 December 2020 23:59:59 Eastern Time
Judging Period: 24 December 2020 to 6th January 2022
Results will be published on our website on the 7th January 2022
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS: 7th January 2022
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
Accepting Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet, Ensembles, Choirs, Orchestras
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 the 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. Please do not submit files from google drive or any files that require downloading. We do not open any files that require downloading.
The video must clearly show the face and hands of the performer(s).
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 in an instrument of choice. One piece of music refers to one complete piece of music in one movement, or one movement of a larger scale work. There is no time limit for the duration of the piece.
Music Scores: Participants are required to submit electronic copies of their scores within 7 days of their application and must be before the application deadline. If you apply on the last day, you must submit your score immediately. 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 2021 will be required to submit a late fee of $65 Canadian.
All application fees and late fees submitted are non-refundable.
Application Fees (Early Bird Registration fees - application before Sept 5th 2021):
$105 Canadian dollars per application (per solo instrument).
After September 5th 2021, Application fees will be $125 Canadian per participant.
Full payment must be made upon registration in order for application to be processed.
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.