Indianapolis Early Music

Indianapolis International Baroque Competition 2020

Please note that the 2020 Indianapolis International Baroque Competition is for string, wind, and harpsichord instrumentalists only, not for singers.

This application closed on Wednesday January 15, 2020.

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Documents required

Copy of photo ID with date of birth indicating that the applicant was born after July 12, 1988 (copy of passport required for applicants who are not citizens of the USA) Number of documents required: 1.
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1-page resume of the applicant, with details of educational and professional experience, in reverse chronological order
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For candidates enrolled as full-time students during the 2019-2020 academic year, a letter of recommendation from their principal instrumental teacher specifically mentioning the 2020 Indianapolis International Baroque Competition is required. Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
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• Video recording of 25-30 minutes in length.
This MUST be a YouTube upload only as a 25-30 minute video file is too large for direct upload.
• The video must contain high Baroque repertoire (composed between 1700 and 1770) of the applicant's choice. The program must include one movement each from two different solo concertos, played by memory, with ensemble or harpsichord accompaniment (orchestral reduction). The program may also include solo and/or chamber music and should demonstrate contrasting styles and affects. The recording of any one movement or other composition must be unedited, although the uploaded 25-30 minutes may include recordings from different performances. The recordings must have been produced after September 15, 2018, preferably from live performances. Applicants must be clearly audible and visible in the video recording. Minimum number of selections permitted: 1. Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

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For each selection on your video, provide the following information: name of piece, movement, composer, timing, and date recorded. Number of documents required: 1.
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By submitting this application, I verify that I understand:
I have read the Rules and Procedures and FAQ of the Competition and agree to abide by them.
If I am not a citizen or permanent resident of the USA, I am responsible for obtaining visas or other documents that permit my participation in the Competition.
All cash awards are subject to the regulations of the United States tax code.
By submitting this application form, Finalists give Indianapolis Early Music unrestricted rights to record, photograph, film, broadcast over air, by line, and through online and social media, and use in print publications and any not-as-yet developed media, their performances during the Competition, and to assign such rights.
Neither Festival Music Society, dba Indianapolis Early Music, nor IndyBaroque Music, Inc, assumes any responsibility for actions of or injuries sustained by Finalists during their course of stay in the Indianapolis area.
Applications which are incomplete or which do not adhere to the Competition rules will not be eligible for consideration, and the application fee will not be refunded.

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Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.