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The Erik Satie International Music Competition is open to every musician from all over the world in the classical categories of All Instruments, Conducting, Composition, Voice & Chamber Music.
There is no age limit.

Categories

01. Prodigy (Age 7 and younger)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces. Video duration: no longer than 7 minutes.

03. Youth (Age 11-13)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

05. Advanced (Age 18-22)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

07. Baroque A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces written in the Baroque period. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

09. Romantic A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces written in the Romantic period. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

11. Own composition

Free choice of One work only for each application. Music composed by candidates themselves. Video or audio accepted. *If multiple pieces are submitted in a single application, only the first work in order will be automatically taken into consideration.

13. Chamber Group

Open to chamber group of 3-10 players. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes, 1 or more pieces.

15. Concerto

Free choice of 1 movement, or a whole concerto. Video duration: no longer than 30 minutes Concerto can be accompanied by orchestra/piano/audio.

17. Etude

Free choice of 1 Etude. Video duration: no longer than 10 minutes.

19. Orchestra

Free choice of one orchestra work. Open to conductors, composers and orchestra. Video duration: no longer than 30 minutes.

21. Conducting

Free choice of 1 work only. Video duration: no longer than 30 minutes.

23. Innovative Writing

Free choice of 1 work only. Submit only one work related to music creation, education, methodologies, performance techniques, or theoretical explorations, showcased through a preview or sample. Your submission can be a piece of writing, a publication excerpt, a section of a book, or a visual/audio presentation. Acceptable formats for submission include PDF, image, or video, capturing the essence and innovative aspects of your chosen work. *For written submissions, provide a preview or sample limited to 1500 words. If the entire work is submitted, only the first 1500 words will be considered for review; For video submissions, the maximum duration is 20 minutes. Each application is restricted to submitting only one work, regardless of the submission format. If multiple works are submitted, only the first one received will be considered.

02. Junior (Age 8-10)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces. Video duration: no longer than 7 minutes.

04. Young Artist (Age 14-17)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

06. Professional (No age limit)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces. Video duration: no longer than 20 minutes.

08. Classical A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces written in the Classical period. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

10. Modern A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces written after the year 1900. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

12. Duo Performance

Open to all instrumental duos, or piano 4 hands. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes, 1 or more pieces.

14. National Music

Open to traditional/national instruments/singing styles in different countries. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes, 1 or more pieces.

16. Sonata

Free choice of a sonata, or 1 movement of a sonata. Video duration: no longer than 20 minutes.

18. Musical theatre

Free choice of orchestra work - suitable for conductors, composers and orchestra.

20. Film/Game music

Free choice of One work only for each application; Music composed for films, TV shows and video games. Video or audio accepted. *If multiple pieces are submitted in a single application, only the first work in order will be automatically taken into consideration.

22. Creative Video

Free choice of 1 piece only. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes. Examples of "creative" videos include, but are not limited to: - An MV that presents your visual storytelling skills. - A multi-track performance showcasing your exceptional talent. - Your music performance synchronized with video footage featuring images, artwork, or illustrations created by you. - Your music performance along with your imaginative video creations. The Winners in this category will receive an additional Beeffie Art & Music Awards e-certificate, and will be listed on the Beeffie Creative Musical Artists page for the current year.

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