Tuesday, May 26, 2020

RULE CHANGES / EASED REQUIREMENTS in response to COVID when you APPLY for 2020-21 contests

In response to unprecedented national and international events surrounding the COVID virus, we are CHANGING RULES and EASING REQUIREMENTS for all contests in 2020-21 to make it easier to apply. Questions? Please email us at theamericanprize@gmail.com

Taking advantages of any of these changes in no way negatively affects a contestant's application or eligibility.

Application forms and full information on the website: www.theamericanprize.org
(Click on “competitions” to get started.)

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ALL CONTESTS:
    DEADLINES:
Later application DEADLINES are in place for all contests. See individual competitions for current deadlines. (We will be especially flexible with deadlines this season, knowing the challenges many artists face preparing their materials.)
    AGE of RECORDINGS:
There are no limits on the age of recordings. We will now accept recordings made in any season in all contests.

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COMPOSERS:
    MIDI or SYNTHESIZED RECORDINGS:
If readings or performance recordings of composers' music are not available, we will accept midi, synthesized or computer generated recordings in all divisions.
    NEW PDF OPTION:
Although sending two printed copies of scores is still preferred (enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope minimum size 11x14 inches to have scores returned at the end of the contest) we understand that requirement is not possible for everyone this contest year. We now accept PDFs of scores attached to online applications. Please identify PDFs clearly. (Only one copy of the PDF need be sent.)
    OPERA/THEATER/FILM/DANCE DIVISION:

In the OPERA / THEATER / FILM / DANCE division, we will accept "concert" (unstaged) and computer generated performances.
    NEW CATEGORY:
A new category for composers has been added for POPS / LIGHT MUSIC in the CHAMBER MUSIC composition contest.

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CONDUCTORS and ENSEMBLES in ALL DIVISIONS:
    NO LIMITS on WHEN RECORDINGS were made:
There are no limits on the age of recordings. We will now accept recordings made in any season in all contests.
    NEW:    ORCHESTRAL PROGRAMMING:
Programs of concerts may be in draft form and need not have actually been performed.
    NEW: EDUCATION PRIZE:
A new contest this season recognizes the best programs in arts education. Find it on the arts marketing page, here: http://www.theamericanprize.org/adminmarketing.html

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SINGERS and SOLO INSTRUMENTALISTS:
    ACCOMPANIMENTS:
Pre-recorded accompaniments will be accepted.
    NEW:    HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL DIVISIONS:
Only two pieces are required in the art song or opera contests, one of which must be in English.
   

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PIANISTS:

    SECOND PIANO—CONCERTO DIVISION:
This year we will accept concerto performances with the accompaniment performed by a second pianist (or pre-recorded.)
    ONE MOVEMENT—CONCERTO DIVISION:
In the high school division, only a single concerto movement need be performed.

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"We at The American Prize wish all our laureates, contestants, judges, friends and their families health and safety during this difficult time."
---DK

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