Awards Rules

Owosso Musicale Awards Competition

Audition Rules

 

1.  Student will perform one selection from the Baroque/Classical period and one selection from the

     Romantic/Contemporary period.  This is mandatory for HS/College applicants. (JH/MS students

     may perform as above OR may perform 2 contrasting pieces.)

 

2.  An accompanist must be used if the music so designates.

 

3.  Memorization of both selections is required for Voice and Piano auditions.                                       

     Instrumentalists must memorize one of their two pieces. (Or both, if you choose)

 

4.  Performance time limit for Middle/Jr. High (Gr.6-8) and High School (Gr.9-12) auditions is 15

     minutes.

 

5.  Performance time limit for Undergraduate and beyond College auditions is 25 minutes.                                               Required:  Sing/Play 1 major &1 minor scale and 1 sight reading example as determined by judges.

 

6.  Entrants must reside in Shiawassee County or must be taught in Shiawassee County.

 

7.  A non-refundable $20 entry fee is required with the completed application.  An additional $5 fee

     will be required for any application delivered after the deadline.

 

8.  Accommodations will be made, when possible, for students needing a special audition time.

 

9.  Award monies may only be used for the auditioned instrument.

 

10. Students must have 2 copies of music with all measures numbered for the judges.   One copy          

      MUST be an original; the second may be photocopied and will be destroyed following judging.    

      (“fair use of copyright © law”)

     

11. A student may win only 3 times from the 6th to 11th grade.

 

12. A High School senior may audition for the graduating senior award in addition to the 3 times as

      listed above, if applicable. (#11)

 

13. A student may be awarded ONLY ONE award per year.

      **College students may audition for the Montague $1,200 scholarship only 2 times and

      Separated by at least one (1) year. (Ex: Freshman & Junior years)

 

14. Any entrant may perform for comments only with the required fee, but is not eligible for an award.

 

15. The award winners are required to perform 1 or both pieces performed as in the audition in a recital

      on March 7, 2016 - 12:00 noon at Owosso Christ Episcopal Church.  The winners may also be

      asked to play another time during the year, at their convenience.

 

16. Certificates will be presented during the March recital program.  Parents and guests are invited to

      attend the noon reception and performance. Awards will be paid directly to the vendor or   

      professional teacher upon presentation of a bill, invoice, or receipt to the club treasurer.

 

17. The Karen Davis Friday Music Camp Award – Interested students should check the

      appropriate place on the application.  This applies only to grades 6-11.

 

                                                                                                                                        Revised 8.21.17