Full COmpetition Guidelines Will be Posted in November 2017
Band and Orchestra Competition GuiDELINES
Make your ensemble get noticed.
Over $6,000 in prizes available.
Who Can apply?
Bands/ Wind Ensembles and Orchestras in the following five categories*:
- Middle School
- High School
- Youth Ensemble
- Community Ensemble
- University/College/Conservatory Ensemble
What will you need to apply?
All of our applications and fees are processed through https://app.getacceptd.com/ictus . You can use this link or click the red "application/full guidelines" button above.
Please note that you can start your application and save your work if your video is not yet ready to upload.
Here is a list of the materials you will need to apply.
1.) Basic contact information
2.) (for high schools and middle school only) Information on the number of students enrolled at your school and the number of musical ensembles offered. (not applicable to college/university, youth ensembles or community ensembles)
3.) Video recording no longer than 25 minutes in length. This can be one continuous video, or up to 4 separate videos. This must be recorded within the past year. May 2017 to June 2018. Repertoire selection is open.
4.) Biography of ensemble
5.) Picture of director (optional)
6.) Photo of ensemble (optional)
7.) 2 originals or copies (with written permission from publisher) of the score for judging purposes
8.) $350 (new lower fee in spring 2018) application fee due at submission. *If your school has limited resources please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com
How Does Judging Work?
Tapes submitted by the deadline of June 1st, 2018 are forwarded to judges in each category from which finalists are selected and written feedback is provided. Finalist in each category are then selected and notified by the end of July. Those tapes selected for the finals are then re-judged to be placed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention in each category and notifed by September 1st, 2018. Cash awards and interviews will be given to the 1st prize winner in each category.*