YMIC INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION GUIDELINES

GENERAL GUIDELINES

• YMIC supports the use of published musical scores.  1 original (no photo copy) score/solo part (with measures numbered) for each piece 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.

• Time limits will be strictly enforced. Despite the time limits, each movement or piece must be prepared in its entirety. Judges reserve the right to stop and listen to different sections of the repertoire. A movement will count as one piece out of however many pieces required for competition repertoire (see below for specific requirements in each category). Timing must be included on the application form.

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

• Application fees are non-refundable.

MEMORIZATION

Memorization is required for solo strings. Memorization is encouraged but not required for all other categories; it is left to the discretion of the contestant and the private teacher.

ACCOMPANIST

It is the responsibility of each string and wind applicant to provide his/her own accompanist; accompanists are required for pieces with piano accompaniment.  Participants MAY NOT be accompanied by their teachers.  If requested, YMIC could provide a list of possible accompanists. Arrangements must be made at the applicant’s own expense.

AWARDS

Awards will be given within each category and division, up to five grand prize winners will be chosen among all competition participants,  and will receive an invitation to perform in the YMIC Competitions Top Winners' Concert at Carnegie Hall.

Awards Ceremony will take place after the Winners' Concert on April 14, 2019.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

• This is a closed competition.  Only the contestants and accompanists will be permitted to go into the rooms where the competition is held. Parents are asked to stay in the waiting area.

• The private teachers of the participants ARE NOT allowed in the building on the competition days.

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

 

• Parents will be provided a separate waiting room and are to remain there for the duration of their child's performance. Participants and accompanists are to remain in the provided warm-up room.


• Notification of the competition results will be posted on our website the day after the competition. The decisions of the judges are final. 

• Grand prize, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each category will be given the opportunity to perform at the Winner's Concert. 

• Audio or video recording and photography of the competitions is not allowed.

• Please direct all inquiries to ymiccompetition@gmail.com.

STRING CATEGORY

ELIGIBILITY
String players currently enrolled in grades 1-12 (violin, viola, cello, guitar)
will be registered in the following divisions:

Elementary I (grades 1-3)                           Junior (grades 7-9)
Elementary II (grades 4-6)                          Senior (grades 10-12)     

TIME LIMITS
Elementary I      4 minutes                          Junior      8 minutes
Elementary II     6 minutes                          Senior      10 minutes


COMPETITION DATE
Saturday, March 30, 2019


COMPETITION LOCATION
United Korean Presbyterian Church
7009 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD20817


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application forms must be submitted by March 4, 2019.


APPLICATION FEE: $55 via PayPal
 


REPERTOIRE AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Two pieces from different periods of music (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary) with contrasting style/tempo.

  • Memorization is required.

  • 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. A movement will count as one piece out of the two pieces required for competition repertoire.

  • An original score or solo part of each piece with the measures numbered must be presented to the judges.

  • Pieces requiring piano accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist.  It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide his/her own accompanist.  Participants MAY NOT be accompanied by their teachers. If requested, YMIC could provide a list of possible accompanists; arrangements must be made at the applicant’s own expense.
     

  • Judge decisions are final, no exceptions.

WOODWINDS/BRASS CATEGORY

ELIGIBILITY
Woodwind and brass players currently enrolled in grades 4-12 will be registered
in the following divisions:
                                
Elementary II (grades 4-6)             Junior (grades 7-9)              Senior (grades 10-12)
                                                                  

TIME LIMITS
Elementary II     5 minutes             Junior      7 minutes            Senior     9 minutes
                                                                   

COMPETITION DATE
Saturday, March 30, 2019


COMPETITION LOCATION
United Korean Presbyterian Church
7009 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817


APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application forms must be submitted by March 4, 2019.


APPLICATION FEE: $55 via PayPal


REPERTOIRE AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Two pieces from different periods of music (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, Contemporary) with contrasting style/tempo. We will accept an etude for one of the pieces as long as the two pieces are in contrasting periods/styles.
     

  • Memorization is encouraged but not required.
     

  • 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. A movement will count as one piece out of the two pieces required for competition repertoire.

  • An original score or solo part of each piece with the measures numbered must be presented to the judges.
     

  • Pieces requiring piano accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist.  It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide his/her own accompanist.  Participants MAY NOT be accompanied by their teachers.  If requested, YMIC could provide a list of possible accompanists; arrangements must be made at the applicant’s own expense.

  • Judge decisions are final, no exceptions.

CHAMBER MUSIC CATEGORY

ELIGIBILITY
Chamber musicians currently enrolled in grades 1-12​

  • Ensembles: any combination duo, trio, quartet, quintet with or without piano.


COMPETITION DATE
Saturday, March 30, 2019

COMPETITION LOCATION
United Korean Presbyterian Church
7009 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD20817

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Application forms must be submitted by March 4, 2019.

APPLICATION FEE: $40 per person via PayPal
 
TIME LIMITS
Performance time will be at maximum 8 minutes.
 

REPERTOIRE AND REQUIREMENTS

  • One or two works per team may be entered in an event. Any published composition written or arranged for chamber ensemble will be accepted.  A movement of a sonata, suite, etc. counts as one composition.  Portions of a piece are not acceptable.  Variations are counted as one piece. Original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions of entire compositions may be used by performers and presented to the judges.

  • Memorization is not required. 

  • All students in a team will evenly share any monetary awards.
     

  • Performance time is no more than 8 minutes; however, the team must prepare the repertoire in its entirety. The judges reserve the right to stop the team and listen to different sections of the piece. 
     

  • A single photocopied page can be used to facilitate page turns.  Photocopies of entire compositions may not be used by performers or presented to the judges. An original score with the measures numbered must be presented to the judges.
     

  • Judge decisions are final, no exceptions.