Rules 2019

MAJAOJA PERCUSSION COMPETITION 2. – 5.10.2019

The official language of the competition and the rules is Finnish. The rules are also translated into English.

I

The Majaoja Percussion Competition is organized by the Tampere Music Academy in cooperation with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts and the Pori Palmgren Conservatory. The competition takes place 2.– 5.10.2019 in Tampere, Finland.

 

II Eligibility and Categories

The competition is open to all percussionists, regardless of nationality.

The competition is divided into three age categories and an open Review Category:

A: Open to all with no age restrictions

B: Participants born in 1999 or later

C: Participants born in 2004 or later

Review Category has no age limit. The Review Category is open for chamber music groups.

 

III Prizes

Category A

  • 1. prize 8 000 € and an opportunity to give a recital in Tampere during the academic year 2019–2020
  • 2. prize 4 000 €
  • 3. prize 2 000 €

The competition jury may redistribute the prize sums as they see fit. The total sum must still be 14 000 €.

Category B

  • The total prize sum is 5 000 €, which the jury will distribute as they see fit.

Category C

  • The total prize sum is 1 000 €, which the jury will distribute as they see fit.

Review Category

No monetary prizes. A jury consisting of competition board members will give a short oral evaluation after the performance.

 

IV Registering

Registration is done via the competition website at www.majaojapercussion.fi. A link to the online registration form will be activated on 1 February 2019.

Category A

The deadline for registrations for Category A is 15 May 2019. The participants will be pre-selected with the following method:

Qualification assignment for Category A: A piece for a mallet instrument and a piece for snare drum or multipercussion. Maximum duration of the music is 10 minutes. The pieces or their movements must be recorded on video live with no editing. The video may also include pieces to be performed in the competition. The pre-selection jury consisting of competition board members will select the maximum of 12 participants for the Category A.

Along with the registration form, participants must submit the following documents:

  • – A short curriculum vitae.
  • – A link to a file containing the recording of the qualification assignment as described above.

The selected participants will be notified by e-mail by 31.5.

Category B

Registration by 15.5.2019, 12–14 participants based on the applications.

Along with the registration form, participants must submit a short curriculum vitae.

The selected participants will be notified by e-mail by 31.5.

Category C

Registration by 15.5.2019, 12–14  participants in registration order.

The selected participants will be notified by e-mail by 31.5.

Review Category

Registration by 1.9.2019, approximately 10 groups in registration order.

 

V

The registration fee for category A is 100 €, for category B 60 € and for category C 40 €. For the Review Category, the registration fee is 30 €. The fee is paid only by those who qualify to compete. The participants and the guardians of participants under 18 have free entry to concerts connected to the competition.

VI

The performance order will be determined by a draw by 1.10.2019 and announced on the competition website at majaojapercussion.fi.

VII

The competition board may change the schedule if needed.

VIII

Competitors and their guardians must arrange their own travel, accommodation and meals.

IX

The competition and related events are open to the public. The organizers reserve the permission to record, photograph, film and broadcast on radio, television or online the participants’ performances. All recording without the organiser’s permission is prohibited.

X

The jury and review board have the right to interrupt the performance, if the maximum duration is exceeded.

XI

The rules were drawn by the competition board. The competition board also answers all questions regarding the following of the rules. The competition jury decides the winners and runners-up and distributes the prize sums as stated in the rules. Questions about the practical arrangements of the competitions are to be directed to the producer of the competition.

 

Competition Repertoire

 

Category A

1st round (12 competitors) Wed 2.10. Pyynikkisali

Snare drum:

One of the following pieces:

  • Masson: Prim
  • Gautheux: American Suite for snare drum (movements I, II and IV)
  • Benson: Three Dances for Snare Drum
  • Martynciow: Impressions for Snare Drum (movement I)
  • Martynciow: Tchik
  • Macarez: Etyde 15 (from Snare System vol. II)

 

and

Vibraphone:

One of the following pieces:

  • Donatoni: Omar (movement I)
  • Hurel: Loops II
  • Manoury: Les Livre des Claviers IV
  • Ferchen: A Farewell to Those Left Behind

 

Total duration of the music is maximum 15 minutes.

 

2nd round Thu (6 competitors) 3.10. Pyynikkisali

Marimba:

One of the following pieces:

  • Schwantner: Velocities
  • Miki: Time for Marimba
  • Thomas: Merlin (2. movement)
  • Schuller: Marimbology  (movements I, III and IV)

 

and

Multiple percussion:

One of the following pieces:

  • Xenakis: Rebonds A
  • Volans: Asanga
  • Vallejo: Tactus
  • Kitazume: Side by Side
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3rd round 
(3 competitors) Sat 5.10. Tampere Hall

With orchestra (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra):

Richard Rodney Bennett: Concerto for Percussion

 

and

A solo work for a mallet instrument of one’s own choice.The maximum duration of the music is 15 minutes.

 

Category B

Thu 3.10. Pyynikkisali:

1st round(12–14 competitors)

Snare drum:

One of the following pieces:

  • Campbell: Symphonic Dances for Solo Snare Drum (movements I and III)
  • Novotney: A Minute of News 3
  • Markovich: The Winner
  • Kotepztki: Suite for Snare (movements Prelude, Ground I and Ground II)
  • Delécluse: Test Claire

 

and

A work for solo vibraphone of one’s own choice.The maximum duration of the music is 10 minutes.

 

2nd round(6 competitors) Sat 5.10. Pyynikkisali

Multiple percussion:

One of the following pieces:

  • Beck: West Side Impressions for percussion
  • Kraft: French Suite (movements I, III and IV)
  • Cangelosi: Einhejir
  • Kitazume: Side by Side

 

and

A work for solo marimba of one’s own choice. The maximum duration of the music is 10 minutes.

 

 

Category C

Fri 4.10. Pyynikkisali

A work both for snare drum and mallet instrument of one’s own choice. The maximum duration of the music is 10 minutes. The competitor can use accompanist. The competitor must arrange the accompanist and take care of his or her expences.

 

Review Category

Sat 5.10. Pyynikkisali

A short chamber music performance.