METROPOLITAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • YMIC supports the use of published musical scores. 1 original (no photocopy) score/solo part (with measures numbered) should be provided for the judges. Entrants using photocopies or PDFs downloaded from the internet must complete the Music Release Form verifying that they have permission to use this music. 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, wind/brass, and voice 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 two weeks before the festival date.

  • The festival is unable to honor requests for changes in festival times. No exceptions will be made.

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

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention will be awarded. Certificates and awards will be mailed to the teachers within 10 days after the festival. All judge decisions are final.

  • Best performers will be selected (1-3 performers/ensembles) from the pool of 1st winners from all categories/divisions and will be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall on July 3rd, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

  • 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.

PIANO CATEGORY

FESTIVAL DATE
Saturday, 12/14/2019    

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
Wednesday
, 11/20/2019

 

LOCATION

United Korean Presbyterian Church 

7009 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD 20817 

APPLICATION FEE
$28 (MEMBERS)                    $33 (NON-MEMBERS)

 

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

  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. Memorization is required.

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

STRINGS CATEGORY

FESTIVAL DATE
Saturday
, 12/14/2019

     

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
Wednesday, 11/20/2019

 

LOCATION

United Korean Presbyterian Church 

7009 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD 20817 

APPLICATION FEE
$28 (MEMBER)                    $33 (NON-MEMBER)

 

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

  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. 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. Memorization is required.

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

WOODWINDS/BRASS CATEGORY:

FESTIVAL DATE
Saturday
, 12/14/2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
Wednesday
, 11/20/2019

LOCATION

United Korean Presbyterian Church 

7009 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD 20817 

APPLICATION FEE
$28 (MEMBER)                     $33 (NON-MEMBER)

ELIGIBILITY
Student grades K-12

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

  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. 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. Memorization is not required.

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

VOICE CATEGORY:

FESTIVAL DATE
Saturday
, 12/14/2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
Wednesday
, 11/20/2019

LOCATION

United Korean Presbyterian Church 

7009 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD 20817 

APPLICATION FEE
$28 (MEMBER)                     $33 (NON-MEMBER)

ELIGIBILITY
All grades

CATEGORY - TIME LIMITS
CLASSICAL - up to 5 minutes

MUSICAL - up to 5 minutes
 

Repertoire & Requirements:

CLASSICAL - 2 songs of different languages

MUSICAL - 2 songs of choice

CHAMBER MUSIC CATEGORY:

FESTIVAL DATE

Saturday, 12/14/2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE 
Wednesday
, 11/20/2019

 

LOCATION

United Korean Presbyterian Church 

7009 Wilson Ln., Bethesda, MD 20817 

APPLICATION FEE
$18 PER APPLICANT (MEMBER)                    $23 PER APPLICANT (NON-MEMBER)

ELIGIBILITY
Student grades K-12

DIVISION / TIME LIMITS
GRADES K-4      4 minutes          
GRADES 5-8      6 minutes
GRADES 9-12    9 minutes

Repertoire & Requirements:

  1. Duet, trios, quartets, quintets (any combination of piano, strings, winds, guitar) and/or piano duet/trio/quartet (on 1 piano) are permitted.

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

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

  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 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.

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

  8. Concertos do not fall under the ensemble category.

** Completed online applications and paypal payments must be submitted by November 20, 2019, no exceptions. Application fees are non-refundable.