27th ANNUAL CONCERTO COMPETITION
FOR WOODWINDS, BRASS, STRINGS & VOICE COMPETITORS

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Please read the following regulations carefully and keep this notice for reference.

Eligible instruments include all wind and brass instruments, all strings and voice. Only FULL TIME students are eligible to compete in the competition. “Junior” competitors are high school age and younger, while the “open” class is for any full time student of any age.

Chosen Repertoire, include Composer’s name and full title (two contrasting selections for voice applicants, single movement for junior instrumental applicants and full concerto for senior instrumental applicants. Instrumentation¬†must not exceed 2222 2200 timp strings. If you are unsure of the instrumentation of your concerto, please email us at info@kwchamberorchestra.ca

A piano accompanist is required for the competition. Accompanists are not provided; if you need assistance finding an accompanist for the competition, please contact us via email.

Memorization is not required.

Winning competitors must be available to perform your chosen repertoire in concert with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, April 9, 2017 (3:00pm), as well as attend the dress rehearsal on Saturday, April 8, 2017 (9:30am), and one or more evening rehearsals (date and time TBA). The cash prize (open classes) is awrded following your concert performance, and is contingent upon this performance. Should you miss your scheduled rehearsal or the dress rehearsal, you may be asked to not perform on the concert – in which case the cash prize will not be awarded.

Please note: you are expected to perform your chosen repertoire exactly as specified on the application; any changes to your competition repertoire must be approved in advance of the competition. The panel reserves the right to cancel any class that does not receive a minimum of three applicants. Applicants would be notified of any class cancellation by January, 10, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at info@kwchamberorchestra.ca.

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