|XXXI International Concert Artist Competition|
The ICAC Orientation meeting will be held Monday, June 24th at 8pm in Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, located at 2301 S. Third Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA.
Martha Masters, Artistic DirectorPRIZES
*All prizes subject to mandatory 30% federal tax withholding for foreign prize-winners; US prize-winners will be issued an IRS-1099 Form.
All Semifinalists will receive a $500 Travel Stipend. Foreigners must provide receipts to avoid tax withholding.
Other prizes awarded to all Finalists will include:
Semifinal and Final Rounds:
Open to competitors, who must be 18 years of age by June 1, 2014 (the year following the competition), regardless of nationality and who are at the outset of their careers.
Required Piece: Francisco Mignone, Etude No. 2
Competitors' Orientation Meeting, Monday, June 24 at 8:00 pm. This meeting is required of all competitors. This meeting will determine the performance order for the three-day Preliminary Round by means of a Lottery - numerical order draw. If you have a travel delay that prevents you from attending the meeting, you will need to provide proof upon arrival of earlier travel plans to be granted a slot in the Preliminary Round.
All competitors will be asked to proof the printed documents with their free choices for all rounds at the Competitors' Orientation Meeting. Any changes to your submitted program may be made at this meeting, after which programs may not be altered.
All works in all rounds are to be performed from memory with the exception of the set piece, for which memorization is optional. Should you choose to read the score, a page-turner will be permitted.
Twelve (12) competitors from this round will advance to the Semifinal Round. Announcement of the twelve competitors to advance will be made Thursday evening at the beginning of Intermission.
All decisions by the judges are final.
The selections for this round will be:
Four (4) competitors from this round will advance to the Final Round. Announcement of the four (4) competitors to advance will be made Friday evening at the beginning of Intermission.
The Guitar Foundation of America does not use a point system. All judges votes are weighted equally. Judges will evaluate each competitor in several categories. Based upon this, each judge will vote their choice of the twelve (12) competitors from the Preliminary Round to move on to the Semifinal Round. All votes will be tallied and the twelve (12) competitors with the highest votes shall advance to the Semifinal Round. Should a tie result, judges will re-vote on only the tied competitors.
In the Semifinal Round, judges will evaluate each competitor in several categories. Each judge will vote their choice for four (4) finalists, all votes will be tallied and the four (4) competitors with the highest votes shall advance to the Final Round. Should a tie result, judges will re-vote on only the tied competitors.
In the Final Round, judges will evaluate each competitor in several categories. The judges shall vote First, Second, Third and Fourth Prizes using ordinals. No ties will be allowed in the Final Round. In the case of a tie in the initial vote, judges will re-vote on the tied competitors to determine who will advance to the higher prize.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application and Fees must be submitted and paid on-line no later than May 1, 2013. No late entries will be considered. All applications to the competition should include the following:
Dormitory Accommodations: A limited number of dormitory rooms will be made available to registered competitors. Rooms must be pre-paid at the time of competition registration. Rooms are $300 for the competition period, and include linens. Dorms are conveniently located on the University of Louisville campus, within walking distance of the Convention and Competition activities. Please note, however, that the dorms are located approximately two miles from downtown Louisville, and evening shuttle service from downtown to the dorms will not be provided.
For further information, please contact Martha Masters, Artistic Director at:
Martha Masters, Artistic Director, GFA International Concert Artist Competition.