- To enter the competition you must submit an audition video or show reel via YouTube.
- The type of video you need to submit will be different for each category. Please read the following information for the category you wish to enter to maximise your chances of becoming a finalist.
Historical Category Entrants
Prospective soloists/ensembles entering in a section of the Historical Category must submit an unedited audition video of a concerto movement or equivalent. Maximum duration of audition video is five minutes. The audition piece can, but does not have to be an excerpt from a concerto which you would like to perform for the finals. The unedited video should show your ability to play the whole movement you are proposing to perform.
How to record an audition video for the Historical Category
- Make sure you read through the competition information, rules and guidelines and FAQ before beginning to plan your video. Note that it can only be a maximum of five minutes in length. If you are entering the Historical Category your audition video must be UNEDITED.
- You can record your video on anything from a smart phone to a top-of-the-line HD video camera but sound quality is important. You will need to check the formats and size limits of YouTube before you start to film it. This information is available <here>
- Use a location with good natural lighting. View your video before submission for any glitches or errors.
- Rehearse your performance thoroughly. Your video needs to be an UNEDITED performance with no mistakes. Rehearsing will also make sure you appear natural and relaxed.
- Think about how you want to present yourself. How will you make your performance and video stand out?
Innovative Category Entrants
- Prospective soloists/ensembles/collaborators/innovators entering the Innovative Category must submit a show reel of past work highlighting their ability to successfully perform their proposed piece. Maximum duration is five minutes.
- Entrants for the Innovation Category may also need to supply supporting documentation including musical sketches, scores and recordings to show proof of concept.
- If you are wanting to show your performance skills make sure you read through the competition information, rules and guidelines and FAQ before beginning to plan your video. Note that it can only be a maximum of five minutes in length.
- You can record your video on anything from a smart phone to a top-of-the-line HD video camera but sound quality is important. You will need to check the formats and size limits of YouTube before you start to film it. This information is available here.
How to upload your video to YouTube.
- Set up a YouTube account. For help go to http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=16584
- Upload your video. For help go to http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57924
*Make sure you include the tag International Space Time Concerto Competition.
*To help raise the profile of all competition entrants we will be showcasing your audition videos via our website. If you do not want your video featured there is an option to make your audition private when completing the entry form.