B) Public semi-final with a maximum of eight pre-selected contestants
C) A public final round with four finalists
A) For the unedited video round:
1) Set piece, posted November 1, 2015. Please click on the link to access this piece. 2) A free-choice piece of contrasting style
B) For the semi-final round:
1) The two pieces of the video round
2) One free-choice work of contrasting style and period
Total program duration: maximum of 15 minutes
C) For the final round:
A free-choice program of no less than 15, nor more than 20 minutes duration. None of the works performed in the previous rounds may be included.
Location and Date of Semi-Final and Final Rounds:
Both rounds will take place on April 3rd, 2016 at the University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 South University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210 starting at 2 PM. Admission is free and open to the general public.
Eligibility for the Candidates:
A) Be 33 years old or younger by the date of the competition (March 22, 2016)
B) Open to Colorado guitarists:
- Colorado born, or
- Studying in a Colorado institution, or
- Colorado resident
- a graduate of a Colorado institution
C) Participants should not be performers with established concert careers.
Materials to Submit: Copy of one or more of the following, as needed to prove: 1. Age eligibility, and 2. Being a Colorado guitarist, as defined on the previous page A) Driver’s license, birth certificate, passport or student ID B) High quality, unedited DVD with the two pieces described on the previous page C) Brief resume D) Completed application E) Application fee of $50, payable by check or money order to the Mountain Chamber Music Society. Do not make checks payable to the Competition Director.
Place to submit all materials:
Laura Husbands, Director, Denver Classical Guitar Debut Competition c/o Mountain Chamber Music Society P.O. Box 462616 Aurora, CO 80046
Deadline: PLEASE NOTE NEW DEADLINE!! Postmarked by February 1st, 2016
Awards: First Prize: $650 and debut recital during the Mountain Chamber Music Society concert Season 2016-2017 season. Acceptance of First Prize requires a contractual signature to perform with the Mountain Chamber Music Society in April, 2017. First Prize is awarded half at the competition and half at concert completion.
The recital will be at the Broadway Christian Church, 23 Lincoln, Denver Second Prize: $200 Third Prize: $100 Fourth Prize: $50
Jury: The competition will be judged by a panel of three judges. The decision of the judges is final. The jury reserves the right not to award first prize. Questions? Laura Husbands, Denver Classical Guitar Debut Competition Director E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (720) 309-2902 The Rick Keller Fund The DCG Solo Guitar Debut Competition is funded in part through the DCG/ Rick Keller Fund. Your contribution to the DCG Debut Competition is greatly appreciated! All contributions are tax deductible.
Please send your contribution payable to the Mountain Chamber Music Society to: Laura Husbands, DCG Debut Competition c/o Mountain Chamber Music Society P.O. Box 462616 Aurora, CO 80046