Competition Information


ENTRY FORM

VIDEO SUBMISSION / MEDIA WAIVER

 


Please note: The PRELIMINARY ROUND is held via YouTube video submission, due April 15, 2021. Finalists will be chosen to participate in the Memorial Day weekend FINALS ROUND at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPETITION

All Divisions

  • Chamber groups can be comprised of 3 to 8 musicians.
  • Groups can include any instrumentation as long as the majority are string instruments (piano and harp are considered string instruments for the purposes of this Competition).
  • No musician can compete in more than ONE group.

 High School Division - $2000 Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd prizes possible

  • Any current resident of the state of Georgia is eligible
  • The majority of the group’s musicians must be in high school in 2020-21
  • If a group is split evenly between middle and high school students, the group shall enter the High School Division.

 Middle School Division - $1000 Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd prizes possible

  • Any current resident of the state of Georgia is eligible
  • The majority of the group’s musicians must be in middle school in 2020-21
  • If a group is split evenly between middle and high school students, the group shall enter the High School Division.

School Division - $1000 Prize

  • Group must be comprised of players who all attend the same school (an accredited Georgia public or private school)
  • Prize money will be split between the performers and the school booster association

ENTRY FORMS AND FEES

  • ENTRY FORM and VIDEO SUBMISSION/MEDIA WAIVER due April 15, 2021
  • Entry form can be submitted early and does not have to be immediately accompanied by a video link
  • One entry form per chamber group
  • $25 entry fee per person; you will be directed to PayPal after completing the entry form

REPERTIORE REQUIREMENTS

  • One or two movements of a single piece, not to exceed a total of 15 minutes in length.
  • Arrangements of music may be allowed in the Middle School division, but only with specific permission from Franklin Pond.  There are no arrangements permitted in the High School division.
  • Original compositions are allowed.
  • Scores must be provided to Franklin Pond of all music played.
  • Questions about the repertoire can be directed to Ginny Fairchild at competition@franklinpond.org.

RECORDING PARAMETERS (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

  • Any group in violation of social distancing rules will be eliminated from the Competition
  • The introduction of the video must include:
    • The name of the chamber group.  Do not name your group after a school or community organization (for example: Coffeetown High School Quartet or Coffeetown Youth Orchestra Horn Trio)
    • Name, movement, and composer of the piece being performed.
  • The recording must be one complete take--no splicing, multiple angles, or cutaways once the music begins.
  • All recordings must be uploaded to YouTube and marked as “Unlisted” (not public or private).  “Unlisted” means that only people who know the link to the video can view it. An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube’s public spaces.

Please direct all questions and correspondence to Competition Manager Ginny Fairchild at competition@franklinpond.org.