Singing Competition Application form

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Friends of Staffordshire’s Young Musicians
The John WR Taylor Memorial Singing Competition 2015 is organised
and sponsored by The Friends of Staffordshire’s Young Musicians
FOSYM is a registered charity which exists to advance the musical
education of children and young people resident in Staffordshire.
The John WR Taylor Memorial
Singing Competition 2015
The competition is open to solo singers aged 10 - 19
who live and are educated in Staffordshire or Stoke on Trent
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The competition is open to any young solo singer aged 10 -19
Entrants must
• Live in Staffordshire/Stoke and be educated within Staffordshire/Stoke
• Be able to perform at a reasonable standard
First Round: Saturday 7 March 2015
10.00am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
The Kingston Centre, Stafford, ST16 3TW
First Rounds:
Parents and friends are encouraged to support all the entrants at the first
rounds at The Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford ST16 3TW
Entrance by programme, available at the door only.
£3.00 adults £1.00 children. Refreshments available
Organised in partnership with Music and Performing Arts Service
Grand Final: Saturday 16 May 2015, 3.00pm
as part of the Stafford Festival
Application Form
Closing date for entries Monday 23 February 2015
Tel: 0300 111 8030
E-mail: [email protected]
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the Staffordshire and Stoke Music Education Hub
Friends of Staffordshire’s Young Musicians Singing Competition
Monday 23 February 2015
Application Form 2015
Staffordshire Singing Competition 2015
Regulations of the competition:
All entrants must:
• be aged 18 or under on 31 August 2015 (or up to 19 if still in education at a Staffordshire
or Stoke School/College)
live within the geographical boundaries of Staffordshire and be educated in
The decision of the adjudicator is final.
Performance requirements - two contrasting pieces of a suitable standard in any style, eg
folk, classical, opera, music theatre, pop etc.
No amplification or CD backing is allowed.
Props and movement are allowed.
All entrants must bring a copy of the song/s for the use of the adjudicator on the day.
All entrants will receive a write up of their performance and a certificate.
Please return your completed entry form by Monday 23 February 2015 to:
Jenny Mason, Music and Performing Arts Service, The Kingston Centre,
Stafford, ST16 3TW
or e mail all the details to [email protected]
Entrants should complete all sections in clear writing
Surname:__________________________ First Name:__________________________
School: ___________________________ Date of Birth: ________________________
Home Address__________________________________________________________
Post Code ____________________
Home Tel ______________________________
Parents e-mail Address:_____________________________________________________
Accompanists –
• entrants can bring their own accompanist
• or use the official accompanist on the day.
• A short warm up rehearsal just before singing is allocated.
• CD backings are NOT allowed.
I wish to perform in the Grand Final (if selected) YES / NO
Times – a performance session will be allocated as per your request. However if a session
time is popular we reserve the right to put you forward to the next time slot. Entries will be
allocated strictly by date of receipt. Each session will be followed by an adjudication.
Voice type __________________________Approx Grade ( if known)________
Participation • It is fine for singers to participate in the first round only for competition experience
• Please indicate on the form if you wish to perform in the grand final if chosen
The decision of the adjudicators is final.
for the final you must be able to offer and introduce a song programme of three
contrasting accompanied or unaccompanied songs: maximum total 10 minutes.
Up to 7 performances will be selected from the first round to perform in the Grand Final.
Finalists rehearse in the venue on the day of the final. An official accompanist can be
available if required.
Performance type eg opera, folk, classical, music theatre, pop, __________________
Own choice piece/s for the First Round (time limit 5 minutes)
Name of Accompanist_________________________
or Official Accompanist? YES / NO
FIRST ROUND PREFERRED TIME (please indicate Ist and 2nd choice )
Saturday 7 March:
□ 10.00pm □12.30pm □ 2.30pm
DECLARATION for all entrants - you are signing to agree that:
You will provide copies of the music for the adjudicator
You will abide by the rules
The winner will receive £200, a certificate and a trophy and will be invited
to take part in concerts during the year.
Runners up in the final will each receive £50 and a certificate.
All prizes are donated by the Friends of Staffordshire’s Young Musicians
Signed: ________________________________(entrant)
Endorsed by: ______________________________ Date __________
this can be your vocal teacher or a person with parental responsibility

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