2017年第35屆美國吉他音樂會藝術大師賽

GFA是美國吉他聯合會(Guitar Foundation of America)的簡稱。GFA的比賽始於1982年,它的成人組比賽是目前世界上最高水準的比賽之一。GFA從2005年開始,增設國際青年吉他比賽(18歲以下),從2007年開始,又從青年比賽中分出少年組(14歲及以下),2016年少年組14歲的中國選手王天戈參加的是少年組的比賽,並在美國GFA國際吉他大賽中一舉奪魁,獲得少年組冠軍。
2017年第35屆美國吉他協會青少年藝術大賽將於2017年6月22日 – 2017年6月24日在美國加州福勒頓舉行,我們期待您的參與!

比賽地點:美國 加州(福勒頓)

比賽時間:2017年6月22日 – 2017年6月24日(共計3天)

報名截止時間:2017年5月1日

參賽要求:比賽面向18歲及以下的未成年吉他選手開放,以2017年6月24日為界,不限國籍;選手按照年齡段分為以下兩個組別:
初級組:14歲及以下的選手;
高級組:18歲及以下的選手。
備註:
每個組別優先錄取前45名報名資料完整,支付報名費的選手;
歷屆一等獎獲得者不得再次申報已獲獎的同一組別;
比賽期間所有未成年選手必須有成年監護人陪伴,負責選手的人身及財產安全問題,期間組委會不予承擔任何責任;
選手須按照護照的出生年齡申報相應的組別,只有歷屆初級組的獲勝者可以根據個人意願申報高級組比賽。

參賽曲目:
REQUIRED PIECE – One solo from the Heitor Villa-Lobos Complete Works for Solo Guitar, Editions Max Eschig.
FREE CHOICE – One free choice piece of 4-7 minutes in length. This may include multiple movements from the same composition. For example, multiple movements from a Bach Suite or several etudes from Leo Brouwer’s Etudes Simples.
MANDATORY COMPETITOR’S MEETING: Thursday, 6/22/17, 10 a.m., location TBA.
Attendance at the Competitor’s Meeting meeting is required of all competitors and you must bring photocopies of proof of age to the meeting (if you did not provide electronic copies when registering). Procedures will be reviewed and afterwards, there will be a brief tour of the Preliminary Round venue.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Competitors who do not upload appropriate age verification with their registration are required to bring documentation to the competitor’s orientation meeting. Competitors who do not present appropriate materials will be allowed to perform for evaluation by the jury, but will not be eligible for advancing to the finals of the competition.
If you encounter a travel delay which prevents you from attending the meeting, you will need to provide proof upon arrival of earlier travel plans. Should you have another event in conflict with the competitors’ orientation meeting, which is not a sponsored GFA event, the competitor will only be permitted to perform for evaluation and will be ineligible to compete for competition prizes.
Any changes to your submitted program may be made at this meeting, after which programs may not be altered.
PRELIMINARY ROUND REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH DIVISIONS
June 23: performance before a panel of three (3) judges for each division. This round will be closed to the public and no observers are allowed.
Each candidate must perform the following pieces and they may be performed in any order:
Required piece
Free Choice of 4-7 minutes length
All pieces must be performed from memory.
Each competitor is allotted a 12-minute performance slot in this round and a performance may be stopped by the judges if the player is not near completion of the music after 12 minutes of playing. Tuning or pausing between the selections is not included in the timing. All competitors must perform on a nylon string, classical guitar. Four (4) competitors from this round will advance to the Final Round. Announcement of the four (4) competitors to advance will be made Saturday evening at the beginning of the featured concert.
FINAL ROUND REQUIREMENTS FOR SENIOR DIVISION
June 24: 1:30 – 3:30 pm: Performance order for this round will be determined by a Lottery-numerical order draw. The four (4) candidates will perform before the same panel of three (3) judges. This round will be open to the public.
All finalists are required to perform a minimum of two (2) works of contrasting styles (by different composers) not to exceed a total of fifteen (15) minutes. They may be performed in any order. No works by Villa-Lobos (whether or not they were played in the Preliminary Round) may be included in the Final Round, but other works from the Preliminary Round may be repeated.
All pieces must be memorized. All performers will be stopped at a total of 15 minutes playing time. Tuning or pausing between the selections is not included in the timing. Announcement of the winners will be made at 4:00 pm.
FINAL ROUND REQUIREMENTS FOR JUNIOR DIVISION
June 24: 9:30-11:30 am: Performance order for this round will be determined by a Lottery-numerical order draw. The four (4) candidates will perform before the same panel of three (3) judges and will be open to the public.
All finalists are required to perform a minimum of two (2) works of contrasting styles (by different composers) not to exceed a total of twelve (12) minutes. They may be performed in any order. No works by Villa-Lobos (whether or not they were played in the Preliminary Round) may be included in the Final Round, but other works from the Preliminary Round may be repeated.
All pieces must be performed from memory. All performers will be stopped at a total of 12 minutes playing time.
Tuning or pausing between the selections is not included in the timing. Announcement of the winners will be made at 4:00 pm.
COMPETITION PROCEDURES
A list of times will be e-mailed to each competitor four weeks before the start of the convention. Check in for the IYC Competitors’ will be at the registration desk.
PRELIMINARY ROUND
Competitors should be near the judging venue, ready to perform, at least 15 minutes before their scheduled time. This is necessary in the event judging runs ahead of schedule. Competitors should bring only their guitar (without the case) and guitar elevation device or footstool into the judging venue. Footstools will not be provided. Be certain to tune the instrument before entering the judging venue. Performers are allowed to check tuning once inside the venue. Judges do not require copies of the score.

評委組成:
具體評委名單待定
備註:
評委由國際傑出的音樂家和音樂教授團隊組成;
評委的評審結果是最終的,不容置疑。

評審標準:
每年的評審程式由組委會進行復審。在比賽開始前,組委會有權變更已公佈的比賽程式,並及時予以更新;組委會不採用評分系統進行評審,所有評委均有相同的投票權;評委對選手初賽表現進行投票,以選拔晉級半決賽的選手名單;統計完選手得票以後,票數最多的前4位選手晉級半決賽;如果出現平局,評委將針對該輪比賽重新投票;比賽的獲勝者將在獲勝者音樂巡演上演奏組委會指定曲目。

獎項設置:
1.高級組(15-18歲):
一等獎:2000美元 + 全獎學金;
二等獎:1000美元;
三等獎:750美元;
四等獎:500美元。
2.初級組(14歲及以下):
一等獎:1000美元;
二等獎:750美元;
三等獎:500美元;
四等獎:250美元。
3.授予決賽選手的其他獎項:
由D’Addario, Savarez,和Augustine贊助的琴弦;
由GSP Inc. & Strings 郵寄的禮券;
備註:
依據美國稅法,獲獎者須依法納稅30%的聯邦稅;
所有的獎品均由各贊助商友情贊助,組委會僅負責郵寄獎品;但是如果贊助商未提供上述明示的產品,組委會不予承擔任何責任;
所有半決賽選手均會收到500美元的交通補助,國際選手必須提供憑證以避免稅金扣款;
授予決賽選手的其他獎品還包含組委會頒發的禮券、郵寄的琴弦和KLING-ON產品。

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