CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YOUNG TALENT AND BUDDING BRIGADE 2020

The Young Talent and Budding Brigade Concert Series is presented annually by The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy in association with the National Centre for the Performing Arts and supported by Furtados. The aim is to promote and encourage Western classical music among young people and provide talented young musicians a concert platform to perform and present themselves to a discerning audience.

SCHEDULE OF CONCERTS

YOUNG TALENT         

FRIDAY, June 4, 2020 – 7 p.m.

BUDDING BRIGADE

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 – 7 p.m.

For the Young Talent Concert Series, a maximum of four performers may be presented at each concert.

For the Budding Brigade Concert Series, a maximum of 12 performers may be presented.

VENUE

YOUNG TALENT at The Little Theatre

BUDDING BRIGADE at The Godrej Dance Theatre

(National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021)

ELIGIBILITY

Age

YOUNG TALENT: Amateur musicians between the ages of 16 years and 30 years as on 15.6.2020

BUDDING BRIGADE: Children between the ages of 7 years and 15 years as on 15.7.2020

Qualifications

YOUNG TALENT: Vocalists and instrumentalists should have passed the A.T.C.L/A.R.S.M, or Performer’s Certificate Examination or possess an equivalent qualification.

BUDDING BRIGADE: Vocalists and instrumentalists should have achieved distinction in music grades 4 to 8.

However, exceptional cases of proven musicianship supported by documentary evidence or letters of recommendation from a recognised institution or music teacher, will be considered.

SELECTION

The selection of participants will be made by the Music Director and a Selection Committee. Their decision will be final and binding. It will be made strictly on merit and may include an audition. Participants from outside Mumbai will be expected to send a demonstration CD.

DURATION OF PERFORMANCE

YOUNG TALENT: Each participant selected will have to prepare a programme of approximately 25 minutes duration which may include at least one complete major work. No part or movement of a major work (Sonata etc.) will be permitted to be performed.

BUDDING BRIGADE: Each performer will perform a programme of 10 minutes.

CHOICE OF MUSIC

The participant is permitted to perform his/her own choice of music. However, no two participants in the same concert will be allowed to perform the same piece/work. The participant whose application is received first will be allowed to play the piece, while the other will have to make the necessary change, for which he/she will be informed in advance. A list of the participant’s repertoire, with personal choices and alternatives, must be sent in advance to the Selection Committee with the biodata.

ACCOMPANIST

Vocalists and instrumentalists requiring an accompanist will have to make their own arrangements. No fee will be paid to the accompanist by the organisers. The organisers may assist in arranging an accompanist, provided the music is sent well in advance and the participant agrees to the dates of rehearsals scheduled by the accompanist.

REHEARSALS

The performers will be allowed to practice on or with the piano on the morning of the concert. 

DRESS CODE AND CONCERT ETIQUETTE

Formal. Participants selected will be sent instructions on choice of attire and performance etiquette.

TRAVEL

Travel costs will NOT be reimbursed.

ACCOMMODATION FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS

Candidates will make their own arrangements for their stay in Mumbai.  If they are unable to do so, the organisers may assist them in arranging a hostel-type accommodation, the charges of which will be borne by the candidates.

LAST DATE FOR APPLICATION

Application forms duly completed should reach the following address by March 30, 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The Chairman,

The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy,

c/o Mrs Celina Lobo,

No. 7 Triumph 3rd floor,

Balamiya Lane, 

Mahim Mumbai 400016.

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