VIRTUAL SCHOLARSHIP EVALUATION
Deadline to Enter: February 13th, 2021
Adjudicator: Dr. Christopher Foley
Please read carefully!
Since this is our first virtual Evaluations, there are many new instructions for teachers, parents and students to be aware of.
*Students of any ORMTA teacher in any category may enter students. Students are able to submit up to 3 pieces.
Students will be graded similar to exam marking. Students receiving A+ or A will be given awards. Performances of award winners will be featured in our virtual Awards Recital, Saturday March 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm. A link will be sent to teachers and listed on Barrie ORMTA Facebook page and website.
Students of any ORMTA teacher in any category may enter students of any level!
Students may enter conservatory or non-conservatory selections, including etudes. Duets may be entered if students are in the same family or if two pianos and social distancing can be maintained. All students will receive an adjudication by email.
Results will be announced to Barrie Branch ORMTA teachers via email, as well as being posted on our website (barrieormta.com) and Facebook page.
To receive a mark, memorization is required for all solo pieces including etudes. Duets do not require memorization. Students should refrain from announcing pieces.
Students are required to have an original copy of the music for the adjudicator. This will be included with registration as a PDF. If a student has a photocopy, they will not receive a mark. Please include a PDF of your scores, including the cover of the book it is from. If using downloadable music purchased online, you must include a PDF of the purchase receipt.
No mixing or sound enhancement is allowed through any kind of soundboard, including a recording studio or computer. No reverb can be added to the recording. The recording must be honest and acoustic – as if the adjudicator was in the room listening to you perform live. You must perform live on the video. No audio dubbing over your video is allowed.
Accompaniment may be live (as long as local government guidelines are observed) or by pre-recorded back-track.
For entries in any level, your video must be titled as follows:
Scholarship Evaluations 2021 Barrie Branch ORMTA
Title of selection/s, composer, and performer’s name
Sonata in C major, Op. 36, No 1, 1st mvt Clementi performed by Mary Smith
The video must clearly show your face and your instrument. Piano videos should clearly show your hands. For singers, a full body view is preferred. A stationary camera position must be used throughout. All video must have “YouTube kid” settings turned off.
Video editing during a piece is not allowed under any circumstances. Each piece should be filmed in one continuous take. The only editing allowed is the insertion of an introduction, and the editing together of the required pieces to form one document. Please do not submit multiple videos – each competitor must submit all of the required pieces within one video entry per discipline.
Your video must be made viewable by Public or Unlisted YouTube setting. Private YouTube entries will not be accepted. YouTube “kid” settings must be turned off. Each entry must be via video posted to www.youtube.com. You will need to supply us with the link to your performance provided on the entry form. For information on posting videos we recommend exploring the Help section found on the YouTube homepage. Please note that you must select “Public” or “Unlisted” in the Privacy settings found under the broadcasting and Sharing Options section when uploading your video file to YouTube. If you select “Private” your submission will be invalid. Please only enter the Barrie Branch ORMTA Scholarship Evaluations if you are comfortable posting a public or unlisted video on YouTube. It is highly recommended that all YouTube videos have the comments section turned off.
VIDEO AND AUDIO QUALITY
While we do not expect professional quality video and audio, we urge you to do the best you can. Take acoustics and the placement of microphones or camera into account. Please test the recording set up before recording your video. When using a smartphone to make a recording, a better result can be achieved by holding the phone horizontally rather than vertically. Pianos used for accompaniment may be either acoustic or digital.
Entry deadline is February 13, 2021. Video entries, PDF of the scores, online registration and payment must be submitted by 11:59 pm February 13th, 2021.
The video submission, PDF of the music will all need to be submitted at the time of entry. You will not be able to go back later and add your video or PDF. PDF of music should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not register until your recording has been completed and uploaded to YouTube. The YouTube link must be included in the applicable section on the online entry form. The YouTube video can be either public or private, but the “Kids for YouTube” setting must be turned off. Please be advised that all social distancing measures for your particular area of the Province must be adhered to when recording or if working with an accompanist.
If you have any questions, please email Cheryl at email@example.com