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International Ensemble Competition

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY, USA

June 20-23, 2017


Eligibility

 

The GFA International Ensemble Competition is comprised of an Artist and Youth Division. The Artist Division attracts professional and collegiate-level ensembles while the Youth Division is designed for ensembles whose members are 18 years old or younger. The GFA International Ensemble Competition will take place during the GFA Convention in Louisville, KY at the University of Louisville. The convention will run from June 18-23, 2018 and the competition will take place on Thursday, June 21 (Youth Division) and Friday, June 22 (Artist Division).

 

1. International Ensemble Artist Competition – Open to all ages. For more information and registration, Click HERE.

 

2. International Youth Ensemble Competition – All ensemble members must be ages 18 or under through the date of the competition finals.  For more information and registration, Click HERE.

 

Ensembles may only compete in one age division of the IEC per year.

 

Due to scheduling, competitors participating in the International Ensemble Youth Competition (IEYC) are eligible to participate in the International Youth Competition (IYC), but not the International Concert Artist Competition (ICAC).  Competitors participating in the International Ensemble Artist Competition (IEAC) are eligible to participate in the International Concert Artist Competition (ICAC) if the participant meets the age requirement, but not the International Youth Competition (IYC). If you will participate in more than one competition, first register for one of the two competitions through the appropriate online registration form.  Next, contact Emma Markham, Operations Administrator, at info@guitarfoundation.org or 877-570-1651 requesting directions to register for the second competition. An additional registration fee of $100 will be applied for participation in the second competition.

Prizes

 

International Ensemble Artist Competition - Small Ensemble:

1st Prize: $1,200* & Concert at the 2019 GFA Convention**

2nd Prize: $900*

3rd Prize: $700*

 

International Ensemble Artist Competition - Large Ensemble:

1st Prize: $1,200*

2nd Prize: $900*

3rd Prize: $700*


International Youth Ensemble Competition - Small Ensemble:

1st Prize: $1,000*

2nd Prize: $700*

3rd Prize: $500*

 

International Youth Ensemble Competition - Large Ensemble:

1st Prize: $1,000*

2nd Prize: $700*

3rd Prize: $500*

String prizes from Augustine, D'Addario, and Savarez.


*All prizes subject to mandatory 30% federal tax withholding for foreign prize-winners; US prize-winners will be issued an IRS-1099 Form.

 

**The concert prize is awarded for the winner of the International Ensemble Artist Competition, only. Included with this prize is lodging for the following year’s convention and travel expenses up to $2,000. Jurors are not obligated to award a 1st place prize.

 

JURORS:

 

Concert Artist Competition: TBD

Youth Competition: TBD

 

Competitors Orientation Meeting

 

The competitors meeting will be held at 10 am on Thursday, June 21 in location TBD. Attendance is mandatory for all ensemble members.


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