The competition is open to students from all types of music schools.
The competition is divided into three age groups:
The competition program must be performed from memory.
The participants’ performance will be judged by a jury chaired by Patrick May, president of the Vancouver Chopin Society, pianist Noel McRobbie, and conductor Ken Hsieh.
The organizer reserves the right to change the competition schedule, the formation of the jury and the location of the competition.
Members of the jury may not enter their own students for the competition.
The scoring of all participants will be public.
The jury reserves the right to select the most interesting artistic personality of the competition, awarding him or her with the honorary title “Music Architect”.
The jury’s decisions are final.
There will be a limit to the number of available places in both categories. The order in which applications are sent will determine the possibility of participation in the Architecture of Music Competition.
Applications, including repertory, short biography of the participant and portrait photo shall be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach Carl Petersson at 604.347.8616
All costs related to travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the participants.
Laureates will receive monetary awards:
The Architecture of Music Competition consists of two rounds. The first round serves as an audition, with each participant performing two pieces.
One of the two pieces must be written by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performances must be video recorded and submitted for review.
Video performances can be recorded on any device, including a smart phone. Professional recordings are not required.
The camera must remain at a steady angle throughout the performance with the performer’s hands visible on the keyboard.
Recordings must be horizontal, not vertical.
No special effects are permitted.
Each performance must be presented in one continuous take. No editing is allowed or permitted.
Application videos must be uploaded to YouTube or another hosted video service which enables the content to be viewed via a link, without needing to be downloaded.
Candidates who move onto the second round will perform in person during the competition. Candidates may not perform pieces that were submitted in the first round.
One or more pieces of your choice.
Duration of the performance: 9 – 12 minutes.
Classical sonata form of your choice and one contrasting piece.
Duration of the performance: 10 – 15 minutes.
One or more pieces of your choice and "Architect's Dream" by Jordan Nobles.
Duration of the performance: 15 – 20 minutes.
Valid for single entry to a festival performance.
VIP tickets include reserved front row seating with complimentary food and beverage.
Access to all concerts with reserved front row seating and a complimentary drink and snack provided by the Oakridge x Pac Rim Patio food truck operated by Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Register for a 75-minute masterclass to learn how to master your craft alongside expert musicians from around the world. Please note space is limited to three students per class.
Space will be limited to only 3 students per teacher, for advanced students only. All masterclasses will be hosted at the Oakridge Park Gallery.