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TRADITIONAL-FOLK SINGING – Rules 2020

 

Article 1.

Association of pedagogues of elementary and high music schools of Serbia and production center MIR Production (hereinafter refer to as organizer), organizes INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION – Belgrade, Serbia (hereinafter refer to as competition). Competition takes place entirely over the Internet.

 

Article 2.

Competition is held by the Rules of participation, which is proposed by expert council, and is to be adopted by Assembly of the Association.

 

Article 3.

Right of participation is given to ensembles from all the countries in the world. 

 

Article 4.

Competition program is consisted of two compositions (song) of different character. Participants compete in categories according to the age and program is to be performed by heart and completely. 

One composition (song) must be performed “a cappella”, and the other one can be performed with instrumental accompaniment (any use of playback are not allowed). 

 

Article 5.

Total duration of competition program, in video format, is limited. Ensemble’s age category is defined by average age of all participants, without illustrator and concertmaster.

FOLK SINGING

SOLOISTS                                                   

 

SMALL ENSEMBLES (2-4 singers)

 

ENSEMBLES (5 – 12 singers)

Note: It is preferable that the backing musical instruments and traditional costumes are from the area that contestant presents.

 

TRADITIONAL SINGING

SOLOISTS                                                   

 

SMALL ENSEMBLES (2-4 singers)

 

ENSEMBLES (5 – 12 singers)

Note: Competition program must be performed only in traditional way. It is preferable that the backing musical instruments and traditional costumes are from the area that contestant presents.

 

Article 6.

Competitive video recording must comply with following conditions:

As evidence that video recording is exclusively intended for competition, competitor is obligated to, before performance of competition program:

–  Soloist says his/her name, surname and year of birth

–  One of the member of ensemble says the name of ensemble and their age category

    • Recording must be sent in Mp4 format
    • On the recording performer(s) and concertmaster must be clearly seen
    • Complete performance program is to be performed like on regular competition and video editing or playback are absolutely forbidden
    • Stopping the video camera during the entire recording is not allowed
    • Recording which does not comply required conditions will be returned to the performer, with the request to send us new recording in timely manner, which compiles Rules

Recommendations for video recording

 

Article 7.

During entering the website www.musiccompetition.eu (Application form), competitor sends documents as follows:

*Total maximum size of all files – 100 MB

** Detailed instructions for OnLine application 

 

Article 8.

Registration fee for soloists: for I, II, III and IV category is 20 EUR; for V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X category is 25 EUR. Registration fee for ensembles is 30 EUR. 

For foreign competitors мore details about payment in EUROS and DOLLARS on THIS PAGE.

 Commission and the transaction costs, pays contestant. 

 

Article 9.

Competition is held every year and applying from 15th of February and not later than 01st of April. Until April 05th, video recording of competitors will be placed on the website www.musiccompetition.eu, and on the 15th of April, results of the Jury will be announced for each competition category.

 

Article 10.

Competitor’s application for each category individually will be reviewed and determined for compliance with Rules by the person authorized by Organizer.

 

Article 11.

By participation in competition, competitors automatically disown the right for any material (financial) remuneration regarding eventual publication and distribution of music video recordings on CD and DVD publications and Internet.

 

Article 12.

Work of the Jury is regulated by special Rules. Jury members are to be elected out of renowned music pedagogues, as well as performing artists, conductors and chamber musicians. All Jury decisions are final and irrevocable.

 

Article 13.

Ensembles are qualified according to the average grade point of evaluations by the Jury:

Number of awards (prizes) is not limited.

 

Article 14.

Soloist or ensemble with the best placement in competition discipline will be awarded with Diploma “Internet Music Champion of the World”.

In case if several competitors in the different categories have same number of points, final decision on the placement will be brought by the Jury. 

 

Article 15.

Fund of prizes from Association:

 

Fund of prizes from MIR Production www.mirproduction.com totaling $ 2,000 will be distributed among the elected winners in nominations of the competition. The prize fund consists of the following awards:

MIR Production reserves the right distribution of the prize pool.              

 

Article 16.

After all nominations competition are finished, Diplomas  will be sent on May 9th through regular mail to the institution administration.

 

Article 17.

In case of dispute between Organizer and competitors, provisions of Serbian text will prevail.

 

Article 18.

By applying for the competition, participants automatically accept conditions from previous provisions of these Rules.