2022 YMIC Metropolitan Classical Music Festival

 

 


Before submitting an application form, please read the full festival guidelines below. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible application submission.

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COVID-19 related information

 

- During the festival, all participants must wear a mask.

- Only Wind/Brass players should email their results of a self-administered at-home COVID-19 test to ymic.metro.festival@gmail.com 24 hours prior to the participant’s festival time. 

- YMIC Competitions/Festivals is NOT responsible for any COVID-19 related incidents that may arise during the festival.

 

 

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LIVE (IN-PERSON) FESTIVAL DATE

Sunday, December 18, 2022

 

 

LOCATION

Calvary Lutheran Church (9545 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910)​

 

 

LIVE (IN-PERSON) APPLICATION INFORMATION

● Deadline: Sunday, November 27, 2022 

● (1) Complete online application, (2) Read *General Guidelines below, and (3) Pay application fee through PayPal.

● Participants may apply to both classical and gospel festivals, but will need to apply separately.

● Best performer winners of the 2021 Metropolitan Music Festival and/or students of this year’s judges may not participate.

● Best performer winners of the 2021 Metropolitan Music Festival are not allowed to participate in the same Category and Division as students participated in the 2021 Metropolitan Music Festival. 

● In the event of a high volume of applications, participants will be organized to compete in groups.

● The Metropolitan Festival is a national level competition.

 

 

AWARD

● $100 Cash Award: Up to 6 Best Performers in the Classical Festival and will be invited to the concert at the Embassy of the republic of Bulgaria in February 2023.

 

APPLICATION FEE

  • Solo (Piano, String, Wind/Brass) application and processing fee: $45 (non-refundable)

  • Chamber application and processing fee: $35 per applicant (non-refundable)

     ○ All chamber fees must be submitted together.

  • ​Confirmation emails will be automatically sent to the parent's email address once the application is submitted. If it does not appear in your inbox, we advise to double check whether it went into your junk or spam box. 

 

APPLICATION LINK

RESULTS

● Results will be announced Sunday, December 19, 2022. Judge decisions are final, no exceptions.

● 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention will be awarded.

● Certificates and comments sheets will be emailed to the participant’s and the teacher’s email address. Awards will be mailed to the teacher's address listed on the application form. YMIC is not responsible for any awards that get lost in the mail due to incorrect address information or transit issues and will not send an additional copy. Please ensure that the teacher's address is accurate and up-to-date, as there will be no follow-up confirmation.​

 

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

  • YMIC supports the use of published musical scores. One (1) original (no photocopy) score/solo part (with measures numbered) should be provided for the judges. Entrants using PDFs downloaded from the internet must attach the receipt of the music purchase to the cover page of the downloaded music. Please bring it on the day of the festival and show it to the YMIC staff member before the participant’s festival time.  Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

  • Each movement or piece must be prepared in its entirety. The judge reserves the right to stop the contestant and listen to different sections of the pieces.

  • This is a "closed" festival, meaning there will be no audience in the festival room. Only the contestants and accompanists will be permitted to go into the room where the festival is held. Parents and teachers are asked to stay in the waiting area.

  • It is the responsibility of each string, and wind/brass applicant to provide his/her own accompanist; accompanists are required for pieces with piano accompaniment. If requested, YMIC could provide a list of possible accompanists; arrangements must be made at the applicant's own expense.

  • Notifications of confirmation and time assignment will be emailed to each applicant 10 days before the festival date.

  • The festival is unable to honor requests for changes in festival times. No exceptions will be made. If a participant is not available during the entire festival day (December, 17th, 2022), we highly recommend applying for the ONLINE Metropolitan Classical Festival.

  • No changes in the repertoire can be made after the application has been submitted. No exceptions will be made.

  • There will be no warm-up rooms.

  • Participants are expected to dress in a formal manner appropriate for the competition setting.

  • Teachers have no work assignments for the day of the festival.

SOLO PIANO CATEGORY

ELIGIBILITY

Student grades K-12

DIVISION / TIME LIMITS

GRADES K-1          3 minutes                GRADES 2-3          4 minutes

GRADES 4-5          5 minutes                GRADES 6-7           6 minutes

GRADES 8-9          7 minutes                GRADES 10-12       8 minutes

 

REPERTOIRE/REQUIREMENTS

  1.     1.One piece of any time period is to be performed.

  2.     2.An original score or solo part of the piece with the measures numbered must be presented to the judges. If the original music of a certain piece is not published, please notify us before the festival for approval of use.

  3.     3.Memorization is required.

  4.     4.Despite the time limits, the applicant must prepare the repertoire in its entirety. The judges reserve the right to stop the contestant and listen to different sections of the pieces.

  5.     5.No changes in the repertoire can be made after the application has been submitted. No exceptions will be made.

 

SOLO STRINGS CATEGORY

 

ELIGIBILITY

Student grades K-12

 

DIVISION / TIME LIMITS

GRADES K-1          3 minutes                GRADES 2-3           4 minutes

GRADES 4-5          5 minutes                GRADES 6-7           6 minutes

GRADES 8-9          7 minutes                GRADES 10-12       8 minutes

 

REPERTOIRE/REQUIREMENTS

  1.     1.One piece of any time period is to be performed.

  2.     2.An original score or solo part of the piece with the measures numbered must be presented to the judges. If the original music of a certain piece is not published, please notify us before the festival for approval of use.

  3.     3.A piece requiring piano accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist. It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide his/her own accompanist. If requested, YMIC could provide a list of possible accompanists; arrangements must be made at the applicant's own expense. Teachers may not accompany their own students. Parents may accompany.

  4.     4.Memorization is required.

  5.     5.Despite the time limits, the applicant must prepare the repertoire in its entirety. The judges reserve the right to stop the contestant and listen to different sections of the pieces.

  6.     6.No changes in the repertoire can be made after the application has been submitted. No exceptions will be made.

 

 

SOLO WOODWINDS/BRASS CATEGORY

ELIGIBILITY

Student grades 5-12

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DIVISION / TIME LIMITS

GRADES 5-6           5 minutes                GRADES 7-8            6 minutes

GRADES 9-10         7 minutes                GRADES 11-12        8 minutes

REPERTOIRE/REQUIREMENTS

  1.     1.​ One piece of any time period is to be performed.

  2.     2.An original score or solo part of the piece with the measures numbered must be presented to the judges. If the original music of a certain piece is not published, please notify us before the festival for approval of use.

  3.     3.A piece requiring piano accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist. It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide his/her own accompanist. If requested, YMIC could provide a list of possible accompanists; arrangements must be made at the applicant's own expense. Teachers may not accompany their own students. Parents may accompany.

  4.     4.Memorization is NOT required.

  5.     5.Despite the time limits, the applicant must prepare the repertoire in its entirety. The judges reserve the right to stop the contestant and listen to different sections of the pieces.

  6.     6.No changes in the repertoire can be made after the application has been submitted. No exceptions will be made.

 

 

CHAMBER MUSIC CATEGORY

TRADITIONAL CATEGORY: 

Every member of the group performs together in the same physical location

 

VIRTUAL CATEGORY:

Group members create a virtual performance video by using music sharing platforms such as Acapella, Filpgrid, BandLab, etc.

Piano Chamber - duet/trio/quartet (on 1 piano) 

or

Other Chamber - duet/trio/quartet/quintet (any combination of piano, strings, winds, guitar)

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

Student grades K-12

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DIVISION / TIME LIMITS

GRADES K-4           4 minutes

GRADES 5-8           6 minutes

GRADES 9-12         9 minutes

REPERTOIRE/REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. The age division of the ensemble will be determined by the average grade of the ensemble's participants.

  2. One piece of any time period is to be performed.

  3. Concertos do not fall under the ensemble category.

  4. An original score of the piece with the measures numbered must be presented to the judges. If the original music of a certain piece is not published, please notify us before the festival for approval of use.

  5. Memorization is not required.

  6. Despite the time limits, the applicants must prepare the repertoire in its entirety. The judges reserve the right to stop the contestant and listen to different sections of the pieces.

  7. No changes in the repertoire can be made after the application has been submitted. No exceptions will be made.

 

*** If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at ymic.metro.festival@gmail.com