Contestants must not be: - Under professional management - A previous first place winner of this competition
Requirements for the online application: - Completed Application Form - MP3 of contestant performing two songs with accompaniment - Proof of age with a copy of photo ID, drivers license, or passport - $40 application fee, payable with PayPal or credit card
For the competition: three art songs, arias, or combination thereof from three of the four major musical periods-Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern. These songs must be sung from memory and use piano accompaniment only.
Contestants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by January 26, 2018 via email.
Contestants will be notified of their audition time by February 2, 2018 via email.
Practice rooms will be provided at a local university for warm-ups. You will not be able to warm up at the clubhouse, inside or outside.
Contestants are admitted into the clubhouse between auditions only. Auditions are 15 minutes each.
Please arrive and sign in at least 30 minutes before your audition.
An accompanist will be recommended by the Tuesday Musical Club for those contestants without one. All arrangements, including financial, are the responsibility of the contestant.
A panel of three judges will evaluate the competition performances and provide written comments.
Contestants must supply three copies of their music for the judges*. The judges may hear the contestant's songs in any order and may choose not to hear the entire piece. The contestants may not speak to the judges before or during the contest.
The awards are presented in the clubhouse immediately at the close of the competition after the judges confer. All decisions are final.
The first place winner of the competition will be the featured performer at the Tuesday Musical Club's annual Luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. on May 8, 2018.
*If photocopies are supplied, they must be legal copies, otherwise original scores must be provided.