INTERNATIONAL YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION 

“AADGT XXV”

DEDICATED to AADGT 25th  ANNIVERSARY

WE INVITE  TO  PARTICIPATE  instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles all nationalities age 5 to 26  to create professional video recordings for the following Music Periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern & Contemporary  Music. 

WINNERS WILL BE INVITED  to engage in professional video recordings in New York in March 2018. The recordings will be published on AADGT website and on  AADGT video channel on YouTube. 

The concert date for the competition’s winners and the venue will be announced separately and the concert performers will receive medals and certificates.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The application for the competition must contain the following:

A) Registration Form  

Ensembles’ members need to submit a registration form individually.

B) YouTube recording

C) Registration Fee

Application Deadline: January 14, 2019 Applicants will be notified of the result via email no later than February 1, 2019.

FESTIVAL AUDITION

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).

REPERTOIRE 
Competition participants need to perform one piece 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.

FEES All fees are not refundable

Registration Fee $130

Deadline: January 24, 2019

 an additional service charge $6 will be added to the amount

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. Mailing Address AADGT 8 Brookwood Road New Rochelle, NY 10804