13th National Grahamstown Music Competition 2022 : Rhodes University 13th National Grahamstown Music Competition 2022 : Rhodes University

Organization : Rhodes University

Competition Name : 13th National Grahamstown Music Competition 2022

Applicable For : Musicians nationwide

Competition Date : 22 – 24 June 2022

Competition Closing Date : 2 May 2022

Venue: Grahamstown

Prize: R3500


Grahamstown Music Competition :

The 11th National Grahamstown Music Competition 2022

** The competition is designed to foster upcoming musical talent in South Africa in a supportive style.

Related : National Youth Music Competition :

** The Grahamstown Competition invites applications for any instrument or voice from musicians nationwide who are under the age of 25.

Categories :

There are three competition categories :

Junior : (up to and including Grade 7 school level).

** The minimum standard is UNISA/ABRSM/Trinity Grade 2.

** The time duration of each round is 5 to 10 minutes.

Senior : (up to and including Grade 12 school level).

** The minimum standard is UNISA/ABRSM/Trinity Grade 5.

** The time duration of each round is 6 to 12 minutes.

Tertiary : (tertiary institution or in private study).

** The minimum standard is UNISA/ABRSM/Trinity Grade 8.

** The time duration of each round is 10 to 15 minutes.

Competition Rounds :

1st round: one Baroque and one Romantic piece.

2nd round: one Classical and one 20th Century piece.

Semifinal: one piece from each of the previous rounds (NB: no new piece required)

Final: one piece selected by the jury will be performed at the final concert.

** All candidates will perform in both the 1st and 2nd rounds.

** Six semi?nalists from each category will proceed to the 3rd round.

** Three finalists from each round will proceed to the finals.

Venue & Dates :

** The competition takes place from 22 – 24 June 2022 in the Beethoven Room, Department of Music and Musicology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Registration And Opening Concert :

** Registration and the opening concert will take place in the Beethoven Room on Wednesday 21 June 2022.

** Registration for the competition begins at 18.30in the competition office at the Department of Music and Musicology.

** All participants will receive free entrance to the opening concert which begins at 19.00.


** Participants must present ONE RING BOUND COPY of their music for the adjudicators at registration.

Entry Procedure :

** Each applicant should submit the completed application form by TUESDAY 2 MAY 2022.

** NB Applicants who request an accompanist MUST submit one copy of their music with their applications.

** Successful applicants will be noti?ed by MONDAY 8 May 2022.

** The organizers reserve the right to limit the number of contestants.

** No reasons will be given or correspondence entered into concerning the decision.

Competition Entry Fee :

** The entry fee of R250 is payable by 1 JUNE 2022.

Prizes :

First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category as follows :

Tertiary: R3500 (1st), R2500 (2nd) and R1500 (3rd).

Secondary: R3000 (1st), R2000 (2nd) and R1000 (3rd).

Junior: R2000 (1st), R1500 (2nd) and R1000 (3rd).

Additional prizes of R1000 each from any category will be awarded to :

** Best woodwind performer

** Best string performer

** Best pianist

** Most promising entrant from Grahamstown

** All semi-finalists and finalists will receive a certificate of achievement.

General Information :

** Entry form to be used by one participant only.

** Forms may be photocopied.

** Entrants need not have passed grade exams but must perform at the level required for their category.

** Late entries will not be considered.

** Only transcriptions by recognized composers/editions will be allowed.

** No repeats in movements will be allowed. Da capos should be played where applicable.

** Performing with photocopies at this competition will NOT be allowed.

** No recordings (audio or video) or photography will be allowed during the competition.

** All sessions will be open to the public.

** Practice facilities will be available to the contestants throughout the competition.

** Prizes will be announced and awarded to competitors in each category at the end of the competition for their section.

Application form Email to: ghtmusic AT OR fax to : 046 603 7175.


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