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Categories & Requirements

MIMC is an online music competition that aims to fully challenge the virtuosity and artistic excellence of performers. It opens to all Instruments, Voices, Conducting, Composition and Chamber Music.

01. Prodigy (Age 7 and younger)

Free choice of 1 or more pieces Video duration: no longer than 7 minutes.

 

02. Junior (Age 8-10) Free choice of 1 or more pieces Video duration: no longer than 7 minutes.

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03. Youth (Age 11-13) Free choice of 1 or more pieces Video duration: no longer than 10 minutes.

 

04. Young Artist (Age 14-17) Free choice of 1 or more pieces Video duration: no longer than 12 minutes.

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05. Advanced (Age 18-22) Free choice of 1 or more pieces Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

 

06. Professional (No age limit) Free choice of 1 or more pieces Video duration: no longer than 20 minutes.

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07. Baroque A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17) Free choice of 1 or more pieces written in the Baroque period Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

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08. Classical A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17) Free choice of 1 or more pieces written in the Classical period Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

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09. Romantic A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17) Free choice of 1 or more pieces written in the Romantic period Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

 

10. Modern A (Under Age 17) / B (Over Age 17) Free choice of 1 or more pieces written after the year 1900. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

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11. Own composition Free choice of 1 or more pieces written by candidates themselves Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes.

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12. Duo Performance Open to all instrumental duos, or piano 4 hands Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes, 1 or more pieces.

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13. Chamber Group Open to chamber groups of 3-10 players. โ€‹ Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes, 1 or more pieces.

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14. National Music Open to traditional/national instruments/singing styles in different countries. Video duration: no longer than 15 minutes, 1 or more pieces.

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15. Concerto Free choice of 1 movement, or a whole concerto Video duration: no longer than 30 minutes Concerto can be accompanied by orchestra/piano/audio.

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16. Sonata 1 Movement of a sonata โ€‹ โ€‹ Video duration: no longer than 10 minutes.

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17. Etude Free choice of 1 Etude โ€‹ Video duration: no longer than 10 minutes.

 

18. Musical theatre & Opera: Free choice of 1 or more pieces โ€‹ Video duration: no longer than 10 minutes.

Requirement FAQ

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Q: Do I need to show my hand in the video?

A: For instrumentalists, the hands and face of the performer must be visible in the video; For singers, the face of the performer must be visible; This requirement does not apply to composers.

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Q: Can I use the same piece/video for multiple categories?

A: Yes. As long as the chosen piece meets the requirement of the categories.

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Q: Can I have several pieces in one link? Can there be a gap between the pieces?

You can send only one link to your performance, it can include several pieces, pauses are allowed. This means if you are willing to submit a few small pieces, you can combine them into a longer video.

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Q: Can I play more instruments in one video?

A: You can only play one musical instrument for each application. An additional musical instrument will need to be submitted as another application.

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Q: What if my video is longer than the requested limit?

If you submit a video that is longer than the requested time limit (eg. 15 minutes), judges will only select the first 15 minutes to watch.

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