Repertoire & Eligibility

Auditions are open to instrumentalists (piano, strings, winds), vocalists and chamber ensembles. Winners of the competition will perform one piece, selected by the judges from the participant’s audition repertoire. Auditions are open to instrumentalists, vocalists, and ensembles of all nationalities and are divided into the following age categories:

People

A. 6-10 years of age
B. 11-14 years of age
C. 15-18 years of age
D. college students
E. amateur adults

 

AFAF would like to announce a more general competition and Russian music competition dedicated to all Russian music, to include composers from the Soviet Era.
The audition/performance repertoire for the competition is not limited to original works and may include arrangements
The age and repertoire requirements are same as above and participants are invited to present any work (or movement of a work) by a notable Russian/Soviet composer for solo instrument, voice or chamber ensemble. The length of the audition/performance for Russian music competition program should not exceed 7 minutes.

 

Awards

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – TBA.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2018

  • $300 scholarship (split) for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018 (Germany, Austria, Italy tour).

  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – TBA.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2018

  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • $200 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018

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  • Participation in a Winners’ Recital at the Weill Recital Hall – TBA.

  • Participation in a special concert at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany during the course of the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe in August 2018

  • Recital Fee: $350. This fee includes participation in the concert, five guest tickets, 4 digital pictures, Certificate of Excellence and Diploma of Recognition for the teacher.

  • $100 scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Courses in Europe 2018

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Please note that multiple winners may be chosen in each age group. Other special prizes may be awarded based on judges’ recommendations.

 

How to apply

Applicants must submit a DVD or VHS of their audition performance, along with a completed Application Form and a non-refundable application fee
• The recording must be clearly labeled on the outside with your name.
• The length of the audition program should not exceed 7 minutes.
• The recording must be free of background noise and distortion.
• Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition tapes/DVDs will not be reviewed or returned.

 

Application Fees

For the Russian Music Festival and Competition

  • Application fee is $150

  • Ensemble member fee is $100

Checks or money orders should be made payable to:
Art & Music Unlimited
P.O. Box 106, Holmdel. NJ 07733
Application and recital fees are non-refundable.

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Deadline

Applications and audition DVDs/VHSs must be postmarked no later than October 5, 2017. Audition results will be announced on our website in October 15, 2017. Please note that due to the large number of submissions, audition tapes/DVDs will not be reviewed or returned.