RULES & REGULATIONS OF
2024 GRAND METROPOLITAN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION (ONLINE)
We welcome participants from all over the world to participate in our 2024 Grand Metropolitan International Music Competition (Online) 4rd Edition
Entries: Solo, Duo, Ensemble, concerto categories
Genres: Performance - Classical, Jazz, Pop, Traditional Music
Composition - Must be presented as a performance video, Music Arrangement, Conducting, Music Cover
Instruments: Piano, Strings (violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, ukulele, harp), Woodwind, Brass, Accordion, Harmonical, Voice, Choir, Harpsichord, Organ, Percussion, Traditional Instruments (e.g. Khim, Pipa, Guzheng, Dixi, Guqin, and others).
If you are uncertain whether your instrument would be accepted, please contact us.
Applicants of each category will be placed in the appropriate age group(s) based on level and experience.
No age limit imposed.
The Grand Metropolitan Music Competition (online) comprises TWO ROUNDS
(1) Participants who are successful in the first round are required to re-register to proceed to the final round. Entrance into the final round requires active re-registration and submission of fees.
(2) Registration period for final round: 18 March to 28th March 2024.
** Note that the final round application form will only be available online on the 18th March 2024.
(3) Deadline for application and video submission for the final round is 28th March 2024.
(4) No late applications will be accepted after the 28th March 2024.
(5) Participants are required to re-submit their videos for the final round. They may choose to use the same video they submitted for the first round or submit another video (in form of a YouTube or Vimeo public or unlisted link).
(6) Judging period for the final round will be between 29th March to 7 April 2024
(7) Final results will be announced on the 14 April 2024 at 23:59:59 (Eastern Time) for the winners in the final round.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
Final Round Application Period: 18 March to 28 March 2024
JUDGING PERIOD: 29 March 2024 - 7 April 2024
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS: 14 April 2024 at 23:59:59 Eastern Time
All Competition Results will be posted on our website
RULES & REGULATIONS
Entries: Solo, Duo, Ensemble, concerto categories
Genres: Performance - Classical, Jazz, Pop
Composition - Must be presented in a performance video
Instruments: Piano, Strings (violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, harp), Woodwind, Brass, Accordion, Voice, Harpsichord, Organ, Percussion, Traditional Instruments
Solo & Ensemble
(1) Only successful applicants from the First Round who are admitted to the final round are eligible to apply for the second/final round.
(2) Application form for the final round will be available online on the 7th March 2023.
(3) A video link must be provided for the final round. The applicant has the choice of resubmitting the video that was used for the first round, or submit a new video. Participants are required to submit a public link of a YouTube or Vimeo video recording of their performance. Private links will be not accepted.
(4) Incomplete applications or not including the required documents will not be evaluated.
(5) Full payment for the final round must be made before application will be processed. All application fees are non-refundable.
If a member of the jury has taught a competitor within the last two years, he/she will abstain from assessing that competitor.
Candidates cannot claim legal rights to recordings and photos submitted or broadcasts that may be made in connection with the competition. All legal rights are reserved by the Canadian International Music Competition and no fee is payable to any competitor for performances, photos, recordings or television broadcasts them.
VIDEO REQUIREMENTS (Same video requirements for both first & final rounds)
** Participants may apply for the second round using the same video as the first round
(1) An unedited video of the performance forwarded to Grand Metropolitan International Music Competition (Online) as a Youtube or Vimeo PUBLIC LINK. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the video link is openable. Failure to provide a working link could lead to disqualification.
(2) Videos edited in any way to alter the performance will not be accepted.
(3) The video must clearly show the face and hands of the performer.
(4) Please clearly indicate the name of the participant, and name of piece on the Title of the Video
The following format should be used:
Title (Required): Name of applicant / name of piece
Description: Application for Grand Metropolitan International Music Competition 2022 (indicate first round / final round)
(5) Do not introduce yourself or announce the name of the piece at the beginning of the video.
(6) Make sure that the video is set to PUBLIC on Youtube or Video. Private links on Youtube are not openable and hence will not be accepted. Submission of unopenable links will be disqualified.
(7) Professional quality recording is not mandatory. However, the sound must be clearly audible.
Categories: Participants will be judged based on age and experience (duration of study of their instrument).
Repertoire requirement: One piece of music that is reflective of the applicant's current level of performance.
Music Scores: Participants are required to submit electronic copies of their scores within 3 days of their application. It is the responsibility for the applicant to submit their scores on time. Grand Metropolitan will not remind applicants about the submission of their scores. Failure to submit scores on time will lead to disqualification. Please do not mail in any physical scores. Format accepted include pdf and image files.
All music scores are to be submitted by email to this address: email@example.com
In the email, please indicate the name of the applicant, Order Number, name of the piece, and attach the score as an attachment.
Memorization: Memorization is not mandatory. However, bonus marks will be allocated for performance by memory.
One application per instrument. Candidates are required to make a second application should they wish to play more than one piece of music (same instrument) or to compete in another instrument or genre category.
Candidates who fail to submit their videos before the video submission deadline will be disqualified.
All application fees and late fees submitted are non-refundable.
PRIZES & AWARDS
Medals and certificates of the following categories will be awarded
Winners will receive medals by post
95% or above Platinum Medal
90% or above Gold Medal
85% and above Silver Medal
80% and above Bronze Medal
Certificates of participation will be awarded
75% and above: Honorable Mention (will only receive certificate)
**Special scholarship prizes for top winners
** Special Prizes: Engraved trophies will be awarded to Grand Prize Winners with the highest marks in the final round.
** Top prize winners will be presented in our online virtual winners' gala concert page on our website.
** Concert portraits and biographies of top winners will be also featured on our website.
Teachers of winners may receive certificates of recognition by request**.
The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed.
Multiple awards may be given in each age category.
Application Fees for Final Round:
$165 USD per application (per solo instrument) or per participant for ensembles.
Full payment must be made upon registration.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Final Round:
(1) Question: Can I request an extension of deadline beyond the 18th March 2024?
Answer: Unfortunately not. The judging period officially starts on the 19th March to the 24th March. Hence we must close our application deadline by the 18th March 2024. For this reason, it is extremely important that finalists submit their applications on time.
(2) Question: Can I submit the same repertoire as the first round? Or I must submit a new piece for the second round?
Answer: Finalists have the option to submit the same piece (in a different video or the same video link as submitted in the first round) or another piece of similar level of difficulty (in a different video) for the second round.
(3) Question: I passed the first round in the classical category. Can I submit in a different category for the second round ?
Answer: Finalists who have passed the first round have demonstrated a level of proficiency to proceed to the second round. In this case, finalists are free to submit any category of music (classical, jazz, or pop). However, it is obligatory that they submit their videos for the second round playing the same instrument as they were qualified in the first round. Submission of a different instrument from the one(s) they passed for the first round will not be accepted.
(4) Question: I passed the first round with one piece. Am I allowed to submit more than one piece for the second round?
Answer: Once you have passed the first round, you may submit more than one entry in the same instrument as you passed in the first round. However, each piece of music must be submitted on an independent application form.
(5) Question: I would like to play all 3 movements of a sonata. Is this allowed for the final round?
Answer: With each application, we accept one piece of music only. One piece of music refers to either one complete piece of music in one movement, or one movement of a larger scale work, such as a sonata or concerto. Should a finalist wish to play more than one movement, he/she is required to submit each movement on a separate application.
(6) Question: Is the performance quality of the first round going to affect the marking of the second round?
Answer: The performance quality of the first round is the determinant of whether an applicant will enter the final round. Once admitted to the second round, the finalist will be judged exclusively based on the standard of performance of the video(s) submitted in the second round.