|XXXII International Concert Artist Competition|
Fullerton (Los Angeles), CA
The ICAC Orientation meeting will be held Thursday, June 19th at 8pm in the Music Building, California State University - Fullerton, located at 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, California USA.
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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 donated prizes are subject to the delivery by the sponsor. GFA will do everything possible to ensure delivery of all prizes, but GFA will not be held responsible if donor does not deliver a prize as listed above.
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, 2015 (the year following the competition), regardless of nationality and who are at the outset of their careers.
Required Piece: Tres Apuntes, by Leo Brouwer
Competitors' Orientation Meeting, Thursday, June 19, 2014, 8:00 p.m. 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, 2014. No late entries will be considered. All applications to the competition should include the following:
Housing: Campus housing is available for all competitors. Please visit the GFA Convention Travel Page for more information, and to purchase housing.
For further information, please contact Martha Masters, Artistic Director at:
Martha Masters, Artistic Director, GFA International Concert Artist Competition.