Death by Voice - Sunday February 20, 2022 - 3:00pm

8th Annual Death by Voice Vocal Competition

 

Department of Music

108 Fine Arts

16 Mt. Pelia Rd.

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7402

Em:

Steve Barnett, Interim Chair


8th Annual Death by Voice Vocal Competition

Death by Voice - Sunday February 20, 2022 - 3:00pm

Sunday February 20, 2022 - 3:00pm

Death by Voice is a vocal performance competition that provides encouragement and a performing opportunity for young singers pursuing music education or careers as vocal artists. It is an excellent opportunity to perform before a panel of judges and can enhance the résumés and/or audition applications for serious students of the vocal arts.

 

 

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Eligibility

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 2021 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.

 

Awards

One winner (1st place winner) in each category will perform their selection at the UTM Spring Choral Concert on April 13, 2021, and will receive a personalized plaque. In addition to the performance opportunity, winner(s) from each category will receive monetary support for their education (see below).

High School category:

1st place - offer of a music scholarship not to exceed $1,000.00 (one time award only)†1*

2nd place - offer of a music scholarship not to exceed $500.00 (one time award only)†2*

3rd place - offer of a music scholarship not to exceed $250.00 (one time award only)†*

 

†A music scholarship is awarded to a high school winner who wishes to pursue a music degree (Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education or Performance options) at UTM. It is not limited to studies in the year following graduation from high school.

1First place winner will be considered for UTM Chancellor’s Music Award.

2Second place winner will be considered for UTM Honors Music Award.

*The Department of Music reserves the right to not award any prizes.

College Art Song & College Aria Categories (three prizes for each category):

1st place - offer of monetary support of up to $500 for professional enrichment and creativity†‡*

2nd place - offer of monetary support of up to $250 for professional enrichment and creativity‡*

3rd place - offer of monetary support of up to $100 for professional enrichment and creativity‡*

 

†The prize awards are sponsored by Rita Winter.

‡The monetary support is only offered to the winners who have been accepted to an approved activity. (Proof of acceptance of an activity needs to be provided before receiving the award.)

Professional enrichment funds are only available within the one full academic year that they are awarded.

*The Department of Music reserves the right to not award any prizes.

 

Choice of Music

Students must perform their selection from memory.

 

High School category: students perform one art song, opera aria, or music theater selection in the original language.

 

College Art Song category: students perform one art song in the original language.

 

College Aria category: students perform one of any opera/operetta or oratorio arias in its original or published key, sung in the original language or in an English translation.

 

Performance Time Restrictions

The time (including accompaniment) for each student to perform his/her entire piece must not exceed SIX (6) MINUTES.

 

Piano accompaniment

An accompanist will be provided for each competitor. No digital accompaniment tracks are allowed, but each vocalist will have a rehearsal with an accompanist prior to the competition as well as the accompanist in performance. There is no fee for any singer for the accompanist.

 

Singers MUST submit a PDF of their music when submitting their application for the competition. The PDF of the music should be emailed to: msimmo12@utm.edu.

 

Fees

There are no fees to compete in Death by Voice.

 

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