How to Apply:

  • Create a video performance (up to five minutes of length)
    • ​​​​Provide an introduction including the following information - Name, Age, How Long You've Played Music and What the Phrase "Music As Language" means to you (45 seconds or less).
    • Your Performance! (4 minutes and 30 seconds or less)
  • Post the video on YouTube for public view by February 17, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
  • Include the tags: "malicon2017" and "musicaslanguage"
  • Email admin@musicaslanguage.com the link to your performance!


What Happens Next:

  • Music As Language judges will evaluate the videos, write responses to each competitor, and choose winners by March 31st, 2017.
  • Winners will be featured during our spring shows, on social media, and in local newspapers!


Rules:

  • Applicants may be submit up to two solo videos with a 5 minute time limit per video
  • Only applicants in the "Youngest Stars" age category may play a duet with their teacher
  • Vocalists may use either live accompaniment or sing acappela - if a track is preferred, please ensure that appropriate rights are attained and acknowledgements given
  • Only un-edited videos will be accepted
  • Contestants must perform from memory - no repeats
  • The final selection of winners will be based solely on the video recordings submitted
  • Music, songs, or costumes that are not considered age appropriate or family friendly by the panel of judges will be disqualified
  • No changes of repertoire are allowed after the application is submitted
  • Please see the Youtube Community Guidelines (https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/communityguidelines.html) and Terms of Service (https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms) for video uploading rules and regulations


​Evaluation Criteria:

  • Performance Ability (50%)
  • Difficulty (20%)
  • Originality (20%)
  • Introductory Speech (10%)

Grand Prize: One month scholarship to Music As Language!

(other prizes to be announced)

Deadline for Entry: February 17, 2017

​Age Group Categories:

​      - Youngest Stars: 3 to 7 years olds

      - Upcoming Icons: 8 to 10 years old

      - Junior Division: 11 to 14 years old

      - Senior Division: 15 to Adult

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