2019 Application Form

Applicant Information

Please upload a copy of your passport of birth certificate to verify your age
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Teacher Information

Parent/Guardian Information

For applicants under 18

Competition Information

Begin by selecting the type of your application

Individual Application

Select the categories in which you would like to compete
IMPORTANT
A separate application fee will be charged for each category that you choose to compete in. Individual application fee is $99 per category.

Ensemble Application

Please provide the details of your ensemble.
IMPORTANT
The cost for ensemble applications is $50 per participant.
Ensemble Name
Names of Participants:
Number of Participants:
IMPORTANT
An application fee of $50 must be paid for each member of the ensemble.

Audition Recording Information

Online Audition Recording
Please upload your audition video to an online video streaming website of your choice (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.)
Audition Repertoire
Names of works and composers (1 per line)

One Last Thing

How did you hear about us?
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Name of School
Teacher`s Name

Conditions

Accompanists

BIYMF can assist with arranging an accompanist for semifinal/final performances. Please contact the festival coordinator for further details or visit the Accompanist Guild Website.

Payment for performances and rehearsals must be arranged and negotiated between the competitor and accompanist.

Repertoire

Competitors for the opening round must record one piece of your choice with a maximum time limit of 15 mins.

Semi Finalists – are to perform live two contrasting pieces of your choice with a maximum time limit of 15 mins

Finalists – the judging panel will choose one of two pieces to be performed live in the final at the gala concert where the prize winners will be announced.

Sheet music

Competitors must ensure that a copy of their sheet music is provided to the festival coordinator at the start of the day of their scheduled semifinal. Please note that photocopies will not be returned.

Time limits

The 15 minute time limit must be strictly adhered to. Competitors may be penalised and/or cut off if they exceed the time limit.

Travel

The cost of travel to the competition will be borne by the competitor. Those requiring assistance with booking accommodation, transport or tours can contact the festival coordinator.

Accepted semifinalists are responsible to apply for a travel visa to Australia where necessary and to hold sufficient travel, accident and health insurance for the duration of their stay.

Judges

The judging panel is composed of a minimum of 5 distinguished, international musicians and all decisions of the panel are final. The judges reserve the right to withhold any prize or award should the required standard not be achieved.

Recordings

The Festival reserves the right to record, film, web-stream or broadcast any part of the Festival events. Competitors must grant BIYMF the sole and exclusive right to use of these recordings.

Application Process

The following must be received by BIYMF before an application can be accepted:

An application form must be completed on the BIYMF website with a copy of the applicant’s passport or birth certificate for proof of age. All applicable information must be completed.

A link to a YouTube/Vimeo/Google Drive/Dropbox recording of the applicant performing their audition repertoire must be included in the application form.
 
Payment of the $99 AUD non-refundable application fee via can be paid directly thorough the BIYMF website or direct deposit payment is available. Please note, that the application fee will increase to $149 after the early-bird cut off date on the 30th of April, 2019.