REDLANDS BOWL YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERTO COMPETITION
A Vocal and Instrumental Competition
Maestro Frank Fetta, Music Director
Scholarship prizes sponsored by the Associates of the Redlands Bowl
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Application Deadline: March 4, 2019
Five winners selected on April 13, 2019, will compete in the GRAND FINALS OF THE REDLANDS BOWL CONCERTO COMPETITION with orchestra on
Tuesday, July 2, 2019, as a part of a Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival season performance
The Grand Finals Scholarship prizes will be presented onstage in the following allocations:
FIRST PRIZE $2,000
SECOND PRIZE $1,500
THIRD PRIZE $1,000
TWO HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS $500
AGE LIMITS (Age as of April 13, 2019):
Instrumental Contestants: Ages 13-26
Vocal Contestants: Ages 18-30
Applicants must have/do the following to qualify:
• Adequate training attested to by current or former teacher whose recommendation letter must be signed and received by March 4, 2019.
• A video recording* submitted by the application deadline.
• The ability to compete in the Grand Finals of the competition on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, as a part of a Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival season performance.
• The ability to attend two mandatory rehearsals with the orchestra at the Redlands Bowl on Sunday, June 30, 2019, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Monday, July 1, 2019, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Applicants will also need to be available to rehearse with Maestro Fetta for one half hour on Sunday, June 30, 2019, in addition to the two evening rehearsals with the orchestra.
• Submit a $60 non-refundable application fee paid by credit card, or PayPal at www.redlandsbowl.org or by check made out to Redlands Bowl Performing Arts and sent to 168 S. Eureka St. Redlands, CA 92373.
• Previous finalists of the concerto competition, who performed at the Grand Finals of the competition at the Redlands Bowl with orchestra, are not permitted to apply.
*VIDEO RECORDING REQUIREMENTS
The recording must show the applicant performing a concerto movement or piece for soloist and orchestra from memory. The piece you would audition with in person or a piece suitable for performance on the Redlands Bowl stage is preferable. It does not need to be with orchestra, it can be with piano accompaniment. It must be no longer than 10 minutes. The recording should be uploaded to a video sharing site like YouTube. Please email video links to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any materials submitted will not be returned.
The video submissions will be reviewed, and applicants will be contacted by Friday, March 8, 2019, as to whether they will be invited to compete in person on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
DATE AND PLACE FOR PRELIMINARY AND SEMI-FINAL ROUNDS:
The competition will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the University of Redlands, Watchorn Hall, 1200 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands. The preliminary round begins at 1:00 p.m., and the semi-final round begins at 6:00 p.m.
Assignment of preliminary round competition time slot will be given on or before Friday, March 15, 2019. Please be present 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Upon arrival, all entrants must check in at the registration desk for further instructions. Results of the preliminaries will be posted between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. It is the responsibility of the semi-finalists to report at the registration desk at 5:45 p.m. for the semi-final round. No visitors are permitted during preliminary round; however, the semi-final round is open to the public. Five winners will be chosen to compete in the Grand Finals performance at the Redlands Bowl on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Two alternates are also selected in the chance that any of the five finalists are unable to perform.
Total preliminary round time per contestant is up to
10 minutes. All selections must be memorized.
Instrumental repertoire must be a selection from a concerto or piece for soloist and orchestra, with available orchestrations for standard orchestra. If the entire work/movement fits into the time limit, that is acceptable.
Vocal repertoire must be a selection(s) from the standard opera/operetta repertoire. Vocalists may perform more than one piece depending on selection(s) and time. Selections must be memorized and in the original language.
Applicants are permitted to audition with works for any size orchestra. Winners may be asked, however, to prepare a different piece suitable for the performance with a chamber size orchestra. RBPA encourages applicants to keep this in mind when selecting repertoire. Applicants may perform the same piece at the preliminary round as in the semi-final round. During the semi-final round contestants will be asked to perform their best five minutes from their audition selection. Performance and music selections of the winners shall be subject to review by RBPA. The pieces performed on the Grand Finals Concert will be chosen by the competition management based on the repertoire listed on the application.
One extra copy of the music must be available for the judges for the preliminary round. Do not mail music to the office — bring it with you to the competition. Photocopies are acceptable. It is not possible to practice on the piano on which you will perform for the preliminary round; however, other pianos will be available for warm-up if needed.
Written comments from the judges will be mailed to contestants a short time after the competition.
ACCOMPANISTS ARE NOT PROVIDED FOR THE PRELIMINARY OR SEMI-FINAL ROUNDS. EACH CONTESTANT NEEDING AN ACCOMPANIST MUST PROVIDE HIS OR HER OWN. Any associated expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.