Worcester Schubertiade

Intimate Classical, the Voices of Worcester

What is a Schubertiade?

During Schubert's lifetime, it was an intimate gathering of friends in a private home which featured Schubert's music, poetry readings, dance and other sociable pastimes.

 

Today, Worcester Schubertiade is Intimate Classical, The Voices of Worcester

Mission: To make accessible live performances of vocal and instrumental classical music in an intimate setting.
Vision: To cultivate a supply of, access to, and demand for the arts in Central Massachusetts.
Goals: To present professional vocal and instrumental chamber music for the community, to educate youth toward improved creativity and to create performance opportunities for professional musicians and aspiring students of music in Central Massachusetts and beyond.

A Member of the Worcester Cultural Coalition.

Third 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, November 5, 2017 by midnight.

All entrants will receive their audition time by Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Rules and Registration Form

 

Competition date is Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, 111 Park Ave, Worcester, MA.

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Entrants

High School Division

  • Must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts
  • Must be a High School student between the ages of 14 and 18
  • All entrants must complete an online registration form
  • All entrants must pay the registration fee of $20 which is non-refundable

College Division

  • Must attend a college in the state of Massachusetts and have a valid ID for that college
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 22
  • All entrants must complete an online registration form
  • All entrants must pay the registration fee of $20 which is non-refundable

Categories

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

Vocal

High School

  • High School singers must prepare 3 art songs.
  • One of the three art songs must be in a foreign language: German, Italian or French.
  • 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.

College

  • College singers must prepare 4 art songs.
  • Two of the four art songs must be in a foreign language: German, Italian or French.
  • 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.

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.

Instrumental

High School and College

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

Competition Procedure

  • Each entrant will be given up to 10 minutes of time during the audition. It is up to the discretion of the entrant to decide how they would like manage their audition time - i.e. which selection they would prefer to perform first, etc.
  • Programed music may exceed the 10 minute 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 with-in 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 each 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.

Winners

  • Winners of the competition will be given the opportunity to perform at the Worcester Schubertiade Celebration Of Youth Concert on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
  • Participation in the concert on Wednesday, April 25 is a requirement of the competition.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded at the April concert.
  • A Worcester Schubertiad will work with each winner and their teacher to develop a 5 to 10 minute program to be presented on the concert.
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