Fourth Annual Classical
Idol Competition

This years competition will award prize money to the first place winner in all 6 categories.

The last day to register is Sunday, October 28, 2018 by midnight.
All entrants will receive their audition time by Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Audition times cannot be changed.

Rules and Registration Form

Competition dates are Saturday, November 3, 2018 for the instrumental and piano categories of both divisions and Sunday, November 4, 2018 for the vocal category of both divisions. The competition will take place at the First Baptist Church, 111 Park Ave, Worcester, MA.

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Entrants

High School Division

  • Must be a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18

  • Must reside in the state of Massachusetts or attend a high school the state of Massachusetts

  • All entrants must complete an online registration form

  • All entrants must pay the registration fee of $25 which is non-refundable

College Division

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25

  • Must reside in the state of Massachusetts or attend a college in the state of Massachusetts

  • All entrants must complete an online registration form

  • All entrants must pay the registration fee of $25 which is non-refundable

Categories

  • There will be three categories in each division: Vocal, Piano and Instrumental

Vocal

High School and College

  • Entrants must prepare 3 art songs.

  • Two of the three art songs must be in a foreign language: German, Italian, French or Spanish

  • All music must be memorized by singers.

  • Entrants should prepare works that are contrasting, displaying a diversity of style, technique, and/or tempo.

  • Entrants may chose their first piece, but the judges will choose the remaining repertoire that will be heard.

  • Entrants will be allowed to complete their first piece. However, it will be up to the judges as to how much of the second or third song is presented.

  • Entrants will be given up to 8 minutes of audition time.

Piano

High School and College

  • Entrants should prepare two contrasting works, one composed pre-1827 and one composed post-1827.

  • One work should be no longer than 5 minutes and the second should no shorter than 5 minutes.

  • Entrants will be given up to 12 minutes of audition time.

Instrumental

High School and College

  • Entrants should prepare two contrasting works, displaying a diversity of style, technique, and/or tempo.

  • Entrants will be given up to 12 minutes of audition time.

Competition Procedure

  • It is up to the discretion of the entrant to decide which selection they will perform first.

  • Programed music may exceed the time limit. In order to accommodate the audition time limit, entrants may decide to perform only a portion of a work, though cuts of solo material within the excerpt are not permitted. Entrants should also be prepared to perform works in their entirety, if requested.

  • Repeats should not be observed during the audition.

  • Entrants should provide a copy of their music for each of the 3 judges.

  • First place winners from previous years are not allowed to audition.

Accompanist

  • Entrants may provide their own accompanists for the audition, or if requested, an accompanist will be provided. If working with a Schubertiade provided accompanist, it is the responsibility of the entrant to provide the accompanist with music.

  • Unless performing an unaccompanied work, all vocal and instrumental repertoire must be performed with piano accompaniment. No recordings are allowed.

  • The provided pianist for instrumental auditions will be Miles Goldberg. He can be contacted at 617-924-8852 if you would like to rehearse prior to your audition. This rehearsal will be at the entrants expense.

  • The provided pianist for vocal auditions will be Yukiko Oba. She can be contacted at yoba@bostonconservatory.edu if you would like to rehearse prior to your audition. This rehearsal will be at the entrants expense.

Winners

  • Winners of the competition will be given the opportunity to perform at the Worcester Schubertiade A Celebration Of Youth concert on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

  • Participation in the concert on Sunday, April 28 is a requirement of the competition.

  • Cash prizes will be awarded at the April concert.

  • Worcester Schubertiade will work with each winner and their teacher to develop a 10 to 15 minute program to be presented on the concert.

Registration Fee is non-refundable.

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