High School | College Art Song | College Aria
The Department of Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin is excited to present the fourth annual vocal competition, a performance competition that provides encouragement and a performing opportunity for young singers pursuing a music education or careers as vocal artists. One winner in each category will perform their selection at the 2018 Spring UTM Choral Concert and will receive a personalized plaque. It is an excellent opportunity to perform before a panel of judges, and participants can enhance their résumés or undergraduate or graduate school applications, prepare for an audition or other competitions, etc.
All high school students (ages 15-18) and full-time UTM students who are enrolled in private, applied music lessons in the current semester are eligible to compete. UTM students who are student-teaching during the Spring 2018 semester are not eligible to compete. Winners of previous UTM Concerto & Aria Competitions and Death by Voice Vocal Competition are not eligible to compete, unless they are UTM students wishing to compete in a different category.
Students must perform their selection from memory.
High School category: students perform one of any English, Italian, German, French, Russian, Spanish art songs in the original language.
College Art Song category: : students perform one of any opera/operetta or oratorio/cantata arias in its original or published key, sung in the original language or in an English translation.
College Aria category: students perform one of any opera/operetta or oratorio/cantata arias in its original or published key, sung in the original language or in an English translation.
The time, including accompaniment, for each student to perform his/her entire piece must not exceed SIX (6) MINUTES.
All high school entries are admitted free. For all college entries, a $30.00 non-refundable fee PER ENTRY IN NEED OF AN ACCOMPANIST must accompany the application form.
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