The 18th AADGT International Young Musicians Festival
“Passion of Music 2018”
Winners perform at the Carnegie Hall
March 11 and May 13, 2018
AADGT FESTIVAL “PASSION OF MUSIC 2018” has been established as an entrée into the world of classical music performance for those who deeply love music.
WE INVITE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR FESTIVAL instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles all nationalities age 5 to 26
GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS WINNERS will be invited to perform at the Winners Concerts at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) on March 11, 2018 or May 13, 2018.
HOW TO APPLY
The application must contain the following:
A) Application Form
Ensembles’ members need to submit an application form individually.
B) YouTube recording
C) Registration Fee
Application Deadline: January 10, 2018
Applicants will be notified via email of their result no later than February 10, 2018.
YouTube auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles all nationalities and are divided into the age categories between 5 and 26: Group A (Age 5 – 6), Group B (Age 7 – 8), Group C (Age 9 – 10), Group D (Age 11 – 12), Group E (Age 13-14), Group F (Age 14 – 15), Group G (Age 16 – 18), Group H (Age 18-26).
Recorded performances need be sent as a link to YouTube ( in rare cases can be mailed as a DVD).
Festival participants need to perform one piece (an additional selection of 2nd piece is optional) from a standard repertory from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern Era and performed from memory.
Sonata/Sonatina movement or a part of another cyclic form (Suite, Prelude & Fugue, etc.) is also acceptable.
VIDEO RECORDS (Submission Quality Guidelines)
• YouTube recording should be fair representations of the Applicant’s abilities.
• The recordings are not required to be of professional quality.
• All applicants must perform from memory (except Ensemble) and no repeat
• The recording must be clearly labeled with your name.
• The recording must be free of background noise and distortion.
All fees are not refundable
A) Registration Fee
Deadline: January 10, 2018
$115 – if performance time 4 minutes or less
$135 – if performance time more 4 minutes
Additional fee for 2nd (optional) selection: $40
Member of an ensemble:
$65 – if a performance time 4 minutes or less
$75 – if a performance time more than 4 minutes
Additional fee for 2nd (optional) selection: $40 total for Ensemble
B) Recital Participation Fee
Deadline: February 10, 2018
Recital Participation Fee includes four complimentary tickets.
Mailing checks, money orders
1) Payments by mail need to include:
a) Checks (from a US based financial institution) or money orders (international money order) issued to AADGT.
b) A cover letter with the Applicant’s Name, e-mail address and the date on-line application was submitted.
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