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Applicants have to be approved through the preliminary screening.
Applications for the preliminary screening;
a. An Application form written in English
b. A recent recording of the choir recorded by 2-16 expected singers, after April 2016.
c. One digital photo showing the choir
*The screening process will be conducted anonymously. Therefore, the choir’s name and any other sounds except the performance must not be recorded on the CD etc.
*The time of performance shall be within 10 minutes, and the choral pieces can be different from the ones to be performed in the competition. The each piece must be recorded on separate tracks.
*The recording media shall be either a cassette tape, a CD(CD-DA format) or a MD. DVDs are not acceptable. The recording media will not be returned.
All applications should be sent by registered post, by October 31st 2016, at the latest. The result of the preliminary screening will be announced by November 30th, 2016 at the latest.
Choirs which are selected should provide the following documents to the organizer’s address no later than December 15th, 2016.
a. Fully completed registration forms.
b. 7 original scores for the category competition
c. A bank cheque or proof of bank transfer covering the participation fee.
For participation in the competition, a non-refundable participation fee of JPY 20,000 has to be paid per choir after being selected through the preliminary screening. Any banking costs that arise must be paid by the applicant.
The registration fee JPY 20,000 per choir covers;
a. Free entry to the competitions, Welcome Party and Workshop for each choir member including the accompanist and the conductor.
b. Program booklet per choir member
c. CD recorded by the authorized agent
d. Photo taken by the authorized agent
The organizer provides the following package.
|Additional day per person
This package includes;
a. Accommodations for 3 nights, March 18-20
3 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 3 x dinner
(from lunch on March 18 to lunch on March 21)
including dinner at Welcome Party and lunch at Workshop
c. Local transportation between the hotel and the venue/rehearsal room
d. Rehearsal rooms
e. English speaking guide
Max JPY 7,000 / person x 3 nights(March 18-20) =JPY 21,000 / person for singers, accompanists and conductors (up to 18 persons), who perform at Welcome Party and Workshop as well as the competition.
For more details, please see the “Conditions of Participation” in the competition brochure.