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30th April 2019 International Print this page Email a friend

Silverstein Global Clarinet Contest

Pursuing a musical career is a strenuous process, there is no shortcut. Musicians practice with endless effort to master each passing note with precision and musicality. It is with this effort that they make the world more beautiful and a better place to live.

However, many musicians do not have a fair opportunity to showcase their accomplishments and efforts to the world. Such opportunities are limited for many reasons such as (but not limited to) geographical location, access to an educational system, and financial capacity.

This contest was created to provide amateur musicians, globally, a stage to present their music without such limitations. In doing so, we hope this contest increases the wide-spread interest in clarinet music.

Unlike other clarinet competitions, this event is not a skills competition.

We want to recognise any and all musicians, regardless of age, whom possess a great potential of talent for the future.

The Silverstein Global Clarinet Contest is our way to show appreciation to those who have been working tirelessly to bring beautiful music into the world.

This event is hosted by many renowned artists from around the world who are leaders in today’s clarinet society. They are willing to share their precious time and effort for the future of clarinet music. Without their volunteered support and participation, this event would not be possible. You can find a full list of the hosting team at https://www.silversteinworks.com/sgcc/sgcc-hosts/. We hope that this contest is exciting and engaging for all participants.


Eligibility

Senior Division

-The senior division contest is open to all amateur clarinetists of any variety.

-Eligibility is open to U.S and non-U.S. residents.

-Contestant must be 19 years of age or older as of April 30th, 2019

-All non-U.S. contestants must have a valid passport (and visa if applicable) to be eligible for the Grand Prize if the winner chooses the travel option to ICA ClarinetFest 2019.

 

Junior Division

-The junior division competition is open to all clarinetists of any variety.

-Contestant must be under 19 years of age or older as of April 30th, 2019

-Eligibility is open to U.S and non-U.S. residents.

Rules

-Only one entry per contestant.

-All contestants must register via application page of the contest website.

-Video must include a verbal introductory statement with name, age, location, occupation, and title of piece.

-Video must be recorded in one continuous shot with no breaks, cuts, or edits of any form.

-Performer should be centred with entire face, hands, and instrument visible at all times throughout the entire video.

-Only solo works and works with piano will be accepted.

-Entries with electronics/loopers/digital accompaniment are considered solo works.

-Video resolution must be 1024 x 768 or higher.

-Videos must be no more than 5 minutes in length.

-Videos must be sent via WeTransfer to contestadmin@silversteinworks.com

-Silverstein Works reserves the right to remove or disqualify any video submission for any reason.

-Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm on April 30th E.S.T.

-We reserve the right not to choose a grand prize winner for any reason, in such a case we will donate the monetary equivalent to an educational charity.

-Winners will be announced on May 31, 2019

 

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Prizes

Senior Division

Grand Prize:

Round trip airfare and accommodations to visit ICA Clarinetfest 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee July 24-28. $1000 cash if opt-out of travel.

$500 in Silverstein merchandise and a 1 year ALTA reed subscription (1 box of ten ALTA cane reed per month or 1 ALTA Ambipoly reed per month)

Second Place:

$1,000 in Silverstein merchandise, and a 1 year ALTA reed subscription (1 box of ten ALTA cane reed per month or 1 ALTA Ambipoly reed per month)

Third Place:

$500 in Silverstein merchandise, and a 1 year ALTA reed subscription (1 box of ten ALTA cane reed per month or 1 ALTA Ambipoly reed per month)

Honorable Mention:

$500 in Silverstein merchandise

 

Junior Division

Grand Prize:

$1,000 Scholarship, $500 in Silverstein merchandise, and a 1 year ALTA reed subscription (1 box of ten ALTA cane reed per month or 1 ALTA Ambipoly reed per month)

Second Place:

$1,000 in Silverstein merchandise, and a 1 year ALTA reed subscription (1 box of ten ALTA cane reed per month or 1 ALTA Ambipoly reed per month)

Third Place:

$500 in Silverstein merchandise, and a 1 year ALTA reed subscription (1 box of ten ALTA cane reed per month or 1 ALTA Ambipoly reed per month)

Honorable Mention:

$500 in Silverstein merchandise *Shipping and handling included *Winners shall be responsible for any Government tax or duties if applicable.

 

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Competition Details – PDF

Download SGCC 2019 Official Guide.pdf

Download SGCC POSTER A4.pdf

 

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