UNIVERSAL MARIMBA COMPETITION APPLICATION ONLINE EDITION 2021
Marimba Solo, Chamber music (from duo till octet)

Age limit & application 
The Competition is open for all nationalities. There is no age limit. 

When should you apply?

-Application & registration deadline for Marimba Solo: June 1st, 2021. 
Only a limited number of applicants is allowed. It is therefore strongly recommended to apply as soon as possible. Applications are admitted on a ‘first come-first served’ basis. During the editions before all places were taken. All applicants mail the application form and needed documents. Once you received a confirmation of your application, you will need to transfer the registration fee to assure your participation. All applicants have time until June 15th, 2021 to decide their repertory and to send in their DVD with only the final round video performances (to be used for the final round live streaming) and a list with the YouTube links of all rounds' performed works (to be handled for the international jury evaluation). 


Download here the application form Marimba Solo: 


-Audition & application deadline for Marimba Chamber music: June 1st, 2021.
All applicants mail before the deadline the application form and needed documents together with a none edited live video or audio recording of 15' music. These recordings will be handled as first round audition tape and for immediate acceptance to enter the second round. Notice that  the Chamber music formations need to add with the application form a full list of all members. It is allowed in further competition rounds to repeat the same works. The audition result will be informed after the application within two weeks. After approval, the registration fee need to be transferred to assure your application and participation. Notice that the applications will be cancelled in case the transfer is not done. All applicants have time until June15th, 2021 to send in their DVD with only the final round video performances (to be used for the final round live streaming) and the list with YouTube links of all rounds' performed works (to be handled for the international jury evaluation). 

The Chamber music discipline include formations from marimba duo only or for duo till octet with all kind of instrumental combinations (vibraphone, wind, strings, voice, piano, accordion, percussion etc.) For the formations with other instruments, it is required to include minimum one leading marimba member. All instrumental combinations are welcome. 

Download here the application form Marimba Chamber music:
1) Marimba Chamber music (duo till octet - all combinations): 
2) Marimba duo: 

Application
The competitor(s) send in all application documents by Email before the deadline of June 1st, 2021: 
1. The signed application form.
2. Audition tape (only for marimba chamber music discipline)
2. A copy of current passport or identity card. 
3. One high quality head shot photo (solo, duo or ensemble).
4. A short curriculum vitae in English.
5. A copy of the bank receipt documenting the application fee. 
The competitor(s) send in all materials by post and Email before the deadline of June 15th, 2021: 
1. One DVD with the none edited video recordings of the final round only.
2. A list of the YouTube links with the none edited video recordings of all 4 rounds (for marimba solo) and for marimba Chamber music only of the second-, semi-final and final round (the audition video recordings will only be handled to be selected and to enter immediate the second round. It is allowed to repeat the same works of the audition file in further rounds). 

Video materials
The competitor(s) send in by post a DVD with the video performances of the final round only before the deadline of June 15th, 2021 (postponed to July 5th) 
-This DVD will be handled for the final round live streaming on July 17th, 2021. 
-The DVD includes, as an alternative of a live concert, one take video session (without cuts) of the final round performances only (maximum 25 minutes) performed and recorded in onse session (same location and date).
-The video need to be subtitled with: UMCB 2021 solo (or Chamber music) / full name(s) & competition round. 
-It is not allowed to add past recordings, posted video’s or releases.
-There are no specific acoustic requirements for the none edited video recordings. All candidates can realize their recording at own ability. It is important however to have a most optimal acoustic recording without mixing, to set up the marimba(s) & instruments with a clear overview of the performer(s) and if possible to add video slices of your name(s) and tittles of performed works. 

YouTube links 
The competitor(s) send in by Email a list with the YouTube links of all 4 rounds video recording without cuts (for marimba solo) and of the 2nd, semi-final and final round (for marimba Chamber music) before the deadline of June 15th, 2021. (postponed to July 5th) 
-These YouTube links will be listed and used for the International jury evaluation. 
-The list includes, as an alternative of a live concert, the YouTube links, grouped by each Competition round, and  performed and recorded in one session (same location and date).
- All  YouTube links need to be subtitled with: UMCB 2021 / full name & competition round. 
-It is not allowed to add past done recordings, posted video's or releases. 
-There are no specific acoustic requirements for the none edited recordings. All candidates can realize their recording at own ability. It is important however to have a most optimal acoustic recording without mixing and to set up the marimba(s) & instruments with a clear overview of the performer(s) and if possible to add video slices of your name(s) and tittles of performed works. 

Marimba Solo 
  • Video link 1: The first round marimba solo (max.10') - 1 selected piece 
  • Video link 2: The second round marimba solo (max.10') -1 free piece 
  • Video link 3: The semi-Final marimba solo (max. 20') -In following order (1& 2) - set piece + free program
  • Video link 4: The Final round recital marimba solo (25') - free program                                                          
Marimba Chamber music: Marimba Duo
  • Video link 1: The second round marimba duo (max.15') - free program
  • Video link 2: The semi-final marimba duo (max. 20') - set piece + free program
  • Video link 3: The Final round recital marimba duo (max. 25') -In following order (1) & (2) - free program
Marimba Chamber music: duo till octet (all combinations) 
  • Video link 1: The second round marimba Chamber music (max.15') - free program
  • Video link 2: The semi-final marimba Chamber Music (max.20') - free program
  • Video link 3: The Final round recital marimba Chamber music (max. 25') - free program 

Registration fee 

Marimba Solo: 250 Euro
Marimba Chamber music:
(duo 400 euro, trio 570 Euro, quartet 720 Euro, quintet 850 Euro, sextet, septet, octet = 960 Euro)

Registration fee has to be paid before the deadline of June 1st, 2021 by bank transfer in order to guarantee your participation. Bank cheque will not be allowed. The entry fee is not refundable regardless the outcome of the Competition and should be transferred net (excluding transfer costs) to the bank account below, indicated by your name, Competition 2021 and your competition registration numberNotice that applications will be cancelled if the transfer is not done. Inform us any changes of your contact address and/or Email address. Your application can be cancelled in case the organization is not able to reach you due to occurring changes.

Bank information: Argenta Bank NV / address: Burgemeester Heymansplein 6, 3581 Beverlo - Belgium
Account-holder: marimba-projects vzw / address: Huidevetterslaan 1A, 3500 Hasselt- Belgium
Account-number: 979-9596266-61, Swift-code: ARSPBE22, IBAN-number: BE62-9799-5962-6661  
Outside Europe: routing Bank - ING BELGIUM - , routing number BBRUBEBBXXX
Transfer reference: your name, registration number candidate + UMCB 2021 

Application forms 

  •  Download here the application forms

1) Marimba Chamber music (duo till octet - all combinations): 


2) Marimba duo: 

  • or contact the secretariat to receive by Email the application form. 

Email to: secretariat-competition@telenet.be 

Video Materials & YouTube links
Postal address: Marimba-Projects vzw, Huidevetterslaan 1A, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium 


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