You may enter the competition by submitting a completed entry form and payment online or by mail. Please ensure that your entry form is legible, complete, accompanied with an appropriate participation fee payment and is received by the deadline below. Otherwise, it will not be considered.
Preliminary Round will take place as follows.
December 7th, 2013
520 8th Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018
1. How to Enter
The registration for 2013-2014 Forte International Music Competition is now closed.
I) Please click below to complete the Entry Form online.
Forte International Music Competition 2013 – 2014 Entry Form – online
II) You may also download the form in the pdf format below, print, complete, and submit it by mail.
If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed to view the entry form in pdf format, you may download it for free here.
Forte International Music Competition 2013 – 2014 Entry Form – pdf version
NOTE: International competitors, competitors who don’t reside in the tri-state area, and other competitors who cannot participate in the Preliminary Round and/or Semi-Final Round in person may either (a) upload a recorded video of the performance on http://www.youtube.com and specify a link in the Online Entry Form or (b) send a DVD with video of the performance by mail.
REMEMBER: Studio recording or pitch correction is NOT allowed. If you decide to send us a DVD it must be clearly labeled with the name of the competitor and be addressed to 8784 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. DVDs submitted for review will NOT be returned. The YouTube/DVD video recording, Entry Form, and payment must be all received the deadline listed in section 2 below.
Entry form and non-refundable fee for participation must be received by November 5th. If you need more time to apply you can do so by November 20th, but the Entry Form will then need to be accompanied with a late fee as noted below.
We are also happy to offer an Early Bird Disount and provide a Special Discount for International Participants. International participants are considered to be those contestants who live outside of United States and who would need to travel internationally in order to participate in the competition.
Payment can be made online below or by mail. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Forte International and be addressed to 8784 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. If you have more than 2 competitors, please submit ONE payment for the total fees and list the names of the competitors in the Memo section.
Tues Oct 15
Tues Nov 5
Late Fee Deadline
Wed Nov 20
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Duo / Trio / Group
|NOTE: International participants are considered to be those contestants who live outside of United States and who would need to travel internationally in order to participate in the competition.|
The repertoire should include 1 (one) original composition (no transpositions or arrangements of the composer's original work allowed) from one of the categories below. It must be performed from memory and cannot exceed 5 minutes. The performance will be stopped and score reduced by a point per judge if the competitor exceeds the allotted time.
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, Impressionism
Opera/Operetta, Broadway, Musical Theater, Jazz
Results and scoring sheets with feedback from judges will be available at the end of the Preliminary Round on December 7th. If you pass into the Semi-Final Round you will also receive your time slot at this time. An email confirmation will be sent to everyone by the end of the day as well.
All participants will receive certificates at the conclusion of the Preliminary Round.