2017  SOLO COMPETITION GUIDELINES AND REPERTOIRE

Registration Deadline – May 31, 2018

(See bottom of page for the NEW Salzedo Competition sponsored by Suzann Davids)

Competition Repertoire Below

Competition: Tuesday, July 18,  1:30 pm, Meinig Recital Hall

Performance: Tuesday, July 18  7:30 pm, Meinig Recital Hall

Winners must perform to receive award. Non-winning competitors are expected to attend the performance to show good sportsmanship and to support those who have won.

Pre-Competition Workshop

Monday, July 18 – afternoon

All Full-Time registrants are required to attend the Stage Presence and Etiquette Class on Monday afternoon.  Those competing only in the competition will have a brief meeting and a chance to rehearse onstage at 12:00 noon Tuesday, July 18.

Non-full time registrants may register for this class at the a-la-carte Monday afternoon price listed on the main registration form.

Tuesday, July 18  1:30 – 5:00 pm, Meinig Recital Hall

REPERTOIRE

All compositions in all divisions must be performed for memory

Judged by Mary Bircher, Elizabeth Richter, and Faye Seeman (Substitutes may be present)

 

NOVICE  DIVISION

For festival registrants, this division is for those playing Lever or Pedal harp in the Largo Ensemble

For non-festival registrants, this division is for those up to age 12 or Adult Beginner Level

Reverie from “Trois Pieces Faciles” by Marcel Grandjany  

WINNERS Receive

First Place – $100

Second Place – $50

Third Place – Honorable Mention

First and Second Place Winners play on the Winners Recital

INTERMEDIATE I DIVISION

For festival registrants, this division is for those playing Lever or Pedal Harp in the Largo or Allegro Ensembles

For non-festival registrants, this division is for those up to age 16 or Adult Beginner/Early Intermediate Level

Vanille  by Bernard Andres

WINNERS Receive

First Place – $150

Second Place – $75

Third Place – Honorable Mention

First and Second Place Winners play on the Winners Recital

INTERMEDIATE II  DIVISION

For festival registrants, this division is for those playing Lever or Pedal Harp in the Allegro or Vivace Ensembles

For non-festival registrants, this division is for those up to age 18 or Adult Intermediate Level

Chanson de Mai by Alphonse Hasselmans

(Renie or Lawrence versions are acceptable – no  piano versions please)

WINNERS Receive

First Place – $200

Second Place – $100

Third Place – Honorable Mention

First and Second Place Winners play on the Winners Recital

ADVANCED I DIVISION

 For festival registrants, this division is for those playing Pedal Harp in the Allegro, Vivace Ensembles

For non-festival registrants, this division is for those age 14 to Adult Non-Professional Early Advanced Level

Siciliana arranged by Marcel Grandjany

WINNERS Receive

First Place – $300

Second Place – $150

Third Place – Honorable Mention

First and Second Place Winners play on the Winners Recital

ADVANCED II DIVISION

For festival registrants, this division is for those playing Pedal Harp in the Allegro, Vivace Ensembles

For non-festival registrants, this division is for those age 16 to Adult Non-Professional Advanced Level

Impromptu, Op. 86 by Gabriel Faure

WINNERS Receive

First Place – $400

Second Place – $200

Third Place – Honorable Mention

First and Second Place Winners play on the Winners Recital

Salzedo Competition

Level 1  (Maximum age 22)

Tango and Rumba from “Suite of 8 Dances” by Carlos Salzedo

Winner receives $250

Level 2 (Maximum age 30)

Scintillation

Winner recieves $400

At the Midwest  Harp Festival, a non-festival participant winner must agree to perform on the winner’s concert,  July 17, 7:30 PM or they forfeit their placement and award and will not be permitted to compete the next year.

The non-refundable payment of the following fees and the Competition Form must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2018.

Novice Division

$20   Full-Week Registrant

$40   Non Full-Week Registrant

Intermediate I Division

$25   Full-Week Registrant

$50   Non Full-Week Registrant

Intermediate II Division

$30   Full-Week Registrant

$60   Non-Full-Week Registrant

Advanced I Division

$40  Full-Week Registrant

$80   Non Full-Week Registrant

Advanced II Division

$45   Full-Week Registrant

$90   Non Full-Week Registrant

Salzedo Competition

Competitors in this Competition may also compete in one of the other Divisions as well

Level 1

$30   Full-Week Registrant

$60  Non Full-Week Registrant

Level 2

$50 Full-Week Registrant

$100 Non Full-Week Registrant

Solo Competition Guidelines

Pieces are to be performed memorized

Harpists who have won First Place in a particular division in any year(s) previous MUST compete in the next highest level

Harpists found to have chosen a repertoire selection below their level of competency will be disqualified by the judges

All competitors are expected to attend the Competition Winners’ Recital and First Place, Second Place Winners and Carlos Salzedo competition are expected to play at the Winners’ Recital

To register for the solo competition, send payment with the Solo Competition Registration form which will soon be available on our web site or contact the director at (918) 520-4041 to have one mailed to you.

This registration is separate from the Basic Registration but may be mailed with it.

Be encouraging to each other but be careful not to falsely lead someone thinking that they have already won or tearing them down to where they won’t have a chance.

The Performance and Etiquette Class will give you an opportunity to perform in the competition venue.  Those performing in the Advanced I and II Divisions will be asked to perform only a portion of their piece due to time constraints.

Plan to be as prepared as possible BEFORE arriving to the festival.  Other than the Performance and Etiquette Class, there will not be much of an opportunity for you to rehearse on the stage.

Music

You should number the measures of your music at the beginning of each line.  You do not need to number each actual measure.

You must have the original printed music to hand to the judges.  No other copies are necessary.

 

All the harps will be placed on stage no later than 15 minutes before the competition begins.

Dress  – Semi-formal to formal stage dress

Men – nice shirt, tie, long pants, dress shoes.

Ladies – dress or blouse and skirt that is full and below the knee, Hose (optional), dress shoes.  Be sure you practice in your dress so that you are at ease when you compete.  ALSO…slit skirts that run above the knee are considered un-attractive by the judges.

Regular Competition Winners are determined by the total cumulative points (300 maximum) given by all 3 judges.  It is possible that not all winning levels will be represented if none of the  contestants achieve enough winning points.

Each judge critiques on 10 different qualities of the performance, with 10 points each (see attached critique sheet).  The most a judge can give each contestant is 100 points.  The following are the points needed to achieve winner status for each level:

First Place                             270 – 300 points

Second Place                         240 – 269 points

Third Place                           210 – 239 points

 

The winners will be posted  in the lobby of LPC upon the completion of the competition.

Open Competition – This means anyone can sit in the audience to observe without disturbance.  Small children should be left at home.

Critique Sheets will be handed to each competitor as they leave the festival on Sunday or mailed after the festival.

Carlos Salzedo Competition Winners will be chosen ojectively as determined by the judges without points or comment sheets. Festival competitors may also compete in this category.

Results for both competitions will be posted  at the same time, after the Salzedo Competition.