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CBYO

City of Belfast Youth Orchestra

CBYO in Lockdown Young Musician of Year Competition Criteria

Entry Criteria for CBYO Young Musician of the Year - GOOD LUCK and STAY SAFE GUYS scroll down for entry terms and conditions !

1. All entrants must be currently enrolled as a member of CBYO.

2. Entries should be no longer than 12 minutes and should comprise of one standalone piece or a movement from a Concerto – minimum standard Grade 7 (preferably this should be verifiable e.g. currently or previously on an exam syllabus. If this is not possible, the judges will then decide if the piece is at the required level).

3. Entries should be submitted on your primary instrument – please note this does not have to be the instrument you play in CBYO.

4.

Entries must be recorded on video and uploaded to the CBYO Google classroom.

    FILES SHOULD BE SAVED AND UPLOADED AS YOUR FULL NAME
    PLEASE START YOUR RECORDING BY STATING YOUR NAME AND WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO PLAY CLEARLY

5. In submitting an entry, entrants will agree to their performance being uploaded onto the CBYO Facebook page

6. Accompanists: The following will be permitted:

    Unaccompanied performance
    Play along to backing track
    Play along with a pre-recorded accompanist audio– it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have permission for the accompanist’s performance to go onto Facebook
    Recording of live performance with accompanist using an app e.g. acapella. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have permission for the accompanist’s performance to go onto Facebook
    If recording with a live accompanist in the same room, please ensure that all social distancing measures are adhered to.

7. Recordings must be uploaded to CBYO Google classroom account by 8p.m. on Sunday 31st May .Entry forms must be emailed to Robert.briscoe@eani.org.uk at the same time as recording has been uploaded. Entry forms will be included in CBYO weekly email from 16th May onwards or can be obtained by emailing CBYO Manager.

    Once your form and recording have been verified you will be emailed to inform you that entry has been accepted.
    Only upon receipt of this email will you officially be entered into the competition.

8. Judging will take place from 1st – 6th June by a panel comprised of 3 current CBYO tutors and 2 former CBYO members now working as professional musicians. All judging will take place individually and judges will send their marks to CBYO Manager Robert Briscoe. Robert Briscoe will tally the marks and rank all entries. This will be checked and verified by CBYO Conductor Paul McBride. The 5 finalists will be uploaded to CBYO Facebook page each night at 8pm from Monday – Friday beginning Monday 8th June. The winner will be announced at 8pm on Saturday 13th June on Facebook. The judges’ decision is final.

9. Prizes:

    1st Prize £250
    2nd Prize £100
    Other finalists £50
    Performance enjoyed most by CBYO Members £50. Voting on this will open at 8.30p.m. on Friday 12th June and close at 5.00p.m. on Saturday 13th June. Voting will be via CBYO Facebook messenger and only current CBYO members can vote. Only one vote per CBYO member is permitted.

Posted by robert.briscoe on the Thursday, 14 May 2020