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CHOIR – 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 to participate is given to choirs from all the countries in the world. 

 

Article 4.

The right to participate is given to the choirs with to 13 and more singers. Choirs will compete in categories according to the age, and they are not obligated to perform compositions by heart. The number of performed composition is not limited, but total duration of the video recording is limited:

  

CLASSICAL MUSIC

All the compositions must be performed a cappella, except for I category, where the program can be performed with instrumental accompaniment. Compositions from the program must be, at least, in two voices, except for I category. 

 

MIXED CHOIR 

 

FEMALE CHOIR

 

MALE CHOIR

 

 

SPIRITUAL MUSIC

All the compositions must be performed a cappella.

 

 MIXED CHOIR 

 

FEMALE CHOIR

 

MALE CHOIR

 

 

WORLD MUSIC

Competition program can be performed with instrumental accompaniment (any use of electrical instruments/devices or playback are not allowed).

 

MIXED CHOIR 

 

FEMALE CHOIR

 

MALE CHOIR

 

 

TRADICIONAL MUSIC

Competition program can be performed with instrumental accompaniment (any use of electrical instruments/devices or playback are not allowed).

 

MIXED CHOIR 

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FEMALE CHOIR

 

MALE CHOIR

 

 

OPERA MUSIC

Competition program can be performed with instrumental accompaniment (any use of electrical instruments/devices or playback are not allowed).

 

MIXED CHOIR

 

FEMALE CHOIR 

 

MALE CHOIR

 

 

CHOIR CONDUCTOR

Video recording can be made from left or right sides of the choir. Camera must be directed to conductor and a part of the choir must be seen. 

From an choir recording only a video camera may not reflect the normal sound of the choir. The sound can be recorded using external recording equipment and synchronized with the video.

 

Article 5.

For the premier performance or performance of non-catalogued composition, it is necessary to deliver scores of such composition using electronic mail.

 

Article 6.

Competitive video recording must comply with following conditions:

Recommendations for video recording

 

Article 7.

Registration is to be done exclusively through electronic means. During entering the website www.musiccompetition.eu  competitor sends documents as follows:

*Total maximum size of all files – 100 MB

** Detailed instructions for OnLine application 

 

Article 8.

For foreign competitors, registration fee:

Detailed instructions for payment in EUROS or DOLLARS on THIS PAGE

*  Commission and the transaction costs, pays contestant. 

 

Article 9.

Competition is held every year and applying is not later than 15st of February. Until March 05th, video recording of the competition performance will be placed on the website of competition www.musiccompetition.eu  and on the 15th of March, 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.

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

LAUREATE FIRST PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 90, 00/100 points
LAUREATE SECOND PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 80, 00 points
LAUREATE THIRD PRIZE – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 70, 00 points
DIPLOMA – is to be awarded to the competitor who wins at least 60, 00 points

Other competitors will be awarded with Diploma for participation on Internet Music Competition. Number of awards (prizes) is not limited.

 

Article 14.

Choir 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.

Participant who is awarded with Diploma “Internet Music Champion of the World” participates in Masters Finals. Jury selects Absolute Winner of Master Finals, i.e. International Music Competition – Belgrade, Serbia

 

Article 16.

Fund of prizes from Association:

 

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

MIR Production reserves the right distribution of the prize pool.              

 

Article 17.

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

 

Article 18.

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

 

Article 19.

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