Competition

YMF 2015 HorrocksAll Festival participants have the option to compete within their Performance Bracket and Division.  The festival routine is the same for competitors and non-competitors, as they are mixed in Performance Groups.  Opting in or out of the competition takes place during registration, but competitor status can be updated through email or phone communication if needed. There are two types of awards given as part of the competition:

  1. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded to the top scorers in each Performance Bracket in each Division.  Total Score on the evaluation form is the determiner.
  2. MAT Camp scholarships will be awarded to the overall top three scorers in each Division.  Scholarships are non-transferable.
    •   1st place – full tuition
    •   2nd place – 50% off tuition
    •   3rd place – 25% off tuition

Note: Superior rank pins are an individual honor and are awarded to both competitors and non-competitors.  Recommendation to the Honors Concert is also an honor given to any festival participant, regardless of competitor status. 

MAT Camp Scholarship requirements for 2017

In order to use the MAT Camp 2017 scholarship received for an outstanding performance in their Division at the 2017 Young Musicians Festival, recipients must complete the following requirements:

Students in grades 2 and under during the YMF have no requirements.

Students in grades 3 – 6 during the YMF must register for ONE of the following classes:

9 or 10 am – Technique class for their instrument (gr 7+)
9 am – Beginning Mandolin (gr 4-6)
9 am – Beginning Piano (gr 3-5)
10 am – Popular Music Choir (gr 6+)
2 pm – Continuing Piano for 2-3 years’ experience
2 pm – Beginning Violin (gr 4+)
2 pm – Music History is Fun (gr 3-5)
2 pm – Beginning Rhythm Bucket Brigade (gr 3-5)
3 pm – Musical Passport (gr 3-5)
4 pm – Beginning Ukulele (gr 3-5)

Students in grades 7+ during the YMF and Adults who won FULL TUITION or 50% OFF TUITION must register for ONE class in EACH of the following categories:

  1. 9 am or 10 am – Technique class for their instrument or voice.
  2. Large ensemble class – choose from Symphony Orchestra (gr 9+), Popular Music Choir (gr 6+), Chamber Choir (gr 8+), Jazz Band (gr 9+), Broadway! Life in the Pits (gr 9+)


Students in grades 7+ during the YMF and Adults who won
25% OFF TUITION must register for ONE class in EITHER of the following categories:

  1. 9 am or 10 am – Technique class for their instrument or voice.
  2. Large ensemble class – choose from Symphony Orchestra (gr 9+), Popular Music Choir (gr 6+), Chamber Choir (gr 8+), Jazz Band (gr 9+), Broadway! Life in the Pits (gr 9+)

 

Helpful Information

  • Students should choose MAT Camp classes based on the grade they are going into this fall.
  • Any Blue Sky class fulfills all requirements for students and adults no matter which scholarship received.
  • All questions should be directed to Carolee Bowen at 679 – 2348.

PRINT – YMF Complete Competition Rules (updated November 2016)


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