Dear Colleagues, Students, Parents, Teachers!
 
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the online Stay at Home International Competition 2020-2021 Season (Fall selection) of the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF).
 
During these challenging times we would like to support musicians who are now at home and are forced to revise their curriculum and creative plans.
We are eager to assist musicians who have now parted with teachers and friends in this situation.
We sincerely hope that our competition will help novice musicians cope with these difficulties and feel their relevance.
 
Given the current circumstances we still hope that this year’s festival will once again feature a series of concerts in New York City showcasing the talents of musicians across the Country and around the Globe. Our 2021 performance venues is also planned to include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bruno Walter Hall at Lincoln Center, Schumann Museum Concert Hall in Zwickau (Germany), Suk hall at the Rudolfinum in Prague (Czech republic), Concert Hall at Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg (Russia) and many others.
 
We would like to wish everyone to stay safe, healthy and we look forward to seeing you soon during our online sessions!

 
 

Awards

1st place

Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall in 2021-2022 season (no recital fee).
Special trophy.
Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
$500 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe 2021 (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).

 
2nd place

Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
$300 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe 2021 (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).

 
3rd place

Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
$200 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe 2021 (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).

 
Honorable mentions

Certificate of Participation and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.
$100 scholarship for the AFAF Music programs in Europe 2021 (Germany-Czech-Austria tour).

 
 

Other special prices may be awarded based on judges’ recommendations.
Participation in the online Stay at Home International Competition is limited and not guaranteed. The participants list is to be decided by AFAF judges.

 
 

Repertoire & Eligibility

Auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds) and vocalists of all nationalities, K-12. Participants of the Home Online competition may perform one or several pieces or songs by any composers. A single movement of a sonata or suite is also acceptable. If you have questions about the audition/performance repertoire, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The length of the audition/performance program should not exceed 10 minutes.
The winners of The Home Online Competition will perform one piece, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition repertoire.

 
 

How to apply

Applicants should submit their audition performance via YouTube, Drop box, iCloud, transfer or other popular file sharing systems, along with a completed Application Form and a non-refundable application fee.
• The length of the audition program should not exceed 10 minutes.
• The recording must be free of background noise and distortion.
• Recommended dress code for the recording – concert attire.
• Applications and recording should be sent via email to: afafestival1@gmail.com

 
 

Application Fees

The application fee is $150.
Ensemble member fee is $75
Checks or money orders should be made payable to:
Art & Music Unlimited
P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733
Application fee is non-refundable.

 
 

Additional information

Please note that due to the volume of calls, we can only respond to teacher inquiries. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes to competition rules.

 
 

Deadline

Applications and audition online recording submissions must be posted no later than November 15, 2020. Audition results will be announced on our website on December 1, 2020. The online Stay at Home International Competition is planned to occur in December 2020. The date will be announced closer to the event.

 
 

Mailing Address

Please send all written inquiries: AFAF, P.O. Box 106, Holmdel, NJ 07733.

 
 

Further Information

For more information, please email us. We suggest you sign up for our email Newsletter using the form to the right so we can notify you of any updates to our schedule or any changes.

 
 

Application Form

AFAF Online Stay at Home International Competition 2020 Application Form