Achievement Awards Competition: Voice

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Application Requirements

  1. Please register at mtfest.com
  2. Pay fee online through mtfest.com.  Click on Billing, then click on the $ next to the event.  Pay with Visa or Mastercard.  After payment is made, you may print a copy of the invoice for your records.  You do not need to mail anything to the Chair.  No late applications will be accepted.  All fees are non-refundable.

Levels and Time Limits

LevelGradeTime Limit
Level 1Grades 8-105 Minutes
Level 2Grades 11 & 126 Minutes
Level 3Age 18 & above8 Minutes
Comments OnlyNo Age Restriction6 Minutes

Levels may be combined if warranted by the number and age of applicants.

Repertoire Requirements

Level 1: Two selections in different languages

Level 2:  Three selections of varying styles including one early Italian (before 1835) and one English.

Level 3:  Four selections representing Baroque/Classical, Romantic, 20th and 21st Century. Selections must include at least two languages, one of which is English.

Comments Only:  Two or three selections of varying styles including one in a foreign language. Musical theater selections allowed.

Music must be performed from memory, except for oratorio selections. In Level 3, music must be performed in the original language; in the case of opera and oratorio, in the original key.

Here is a list of repertoire used in 2014 which you may  download  as a spreadsheet for your reference:  Repertoire for Voice Achievement Awards 2014

NVMTA supports the use of published musical scores. If a photocopy must be used, the NVMTA Copyright Release Form, signed by a parent or teacher must be submitted to the chairman by email or postmarked at least one week prior to the event. Please also submit this form for music purchased or downloaded from the internet. Students using photocopies (or anything resembling a photocopy) either for themselves or the judges without having provided the Copyright Release Form by this deadline, may play for comments but will not be eligible to compete.

Eligibility

Previous first-place winners may not compete again in the same level.  Singers under professional management are not eligible. Students must be taught lessons in person in Northern Virginia.

Teacher Guidelines

Singers must bring their own accompanists. Teachers and coaches may not accompany their students.

Written comments from the judges will be given to the teachers of the contestants at the end of the competitions.  The judges may elect not to name a winner.  The decision of the judges will be final.

Participating teachers are expected to assist the chair as needed based on the number of students enrolled, regardless of subsequent student withdrawals.  Teachers must agree to abide by the Rules for Competitive Events as well as the Teacher Responsibilities.  Any teacher who fails to carry out the assigned duties and who has not provided a substitute approved by the chairman may not enter students in that event in the following year.

Awards

Level1st2nd3rd
Level 1$200$100$50
Level 2$200$100$50
Level 3$200$100$50