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Solo Instrumental & Voice Performance

1. Strings—Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Banjo, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, and Harp. For other string instruments, please click here to see a full list of string instruments.
2. Woodwind-Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Contrabassoon. For other woodwind instruments, please click
here to see a full list of woodwind instruments.
3. Brass—French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, and Tuba. For other brass instruments, please click
here to see a full list of woodwind instruments.
4. Keyboards: Piano, Accordion, Melodica. 
5. Percussion: Drums, Timpani, Xylophone, Cymbals, Triangle, Snare drum, Bass drum, Tambourine, Maracas, Gongs, Chimes, Celesta.
6. Voice: Bass, Baritone, Tenor, Countertenor, Contralto, Mezzo-Soprano, and Soprano. 
Music genres: All music genres from Classical to Jazz&Pop.

Age Group: 
Group A: Ages 0-6.

Group B: Ages 7-10.

Group C: Ages 11-14.

Group D: Ages 15-18.

Group E: Ages 19-22.

Group F: Ages 23-26.

Group G: Ages 27-30.

Group H: Ages 31-34.

Group I: Ages 35+.
 

Time Limits:

Group A: 3 minutes.

Group B-C: 6 minutes. 

Group D-F: 11 minutes.

Group G-I: 16 minutes.

Rules:
1. The New York Victory International Music Competition (hereafter referred to as NYVIMC) is an online competition that allows participants to submit a video showing their highest performance level. The competition consists of one round. 
2. The NYVIMC is held monthly, participants can submit applications any day of the month, and the results will be announced on the 20th of the following month.
3. Participants can join more than one category within the same month's competition but must submit an independent application form and fee for each category separately. 
4. Participants can freely choose repertoire and musical styles that reflect their present level.
5. Participants must perform from memory. No repetitions and Da Capo must be preserved. Single movements from sonatas and concertos, and single dances from suites are accepted for competition. Individual preludes and fugues are accepted. The full of Theme and Variations must be presented. Concertos must be submitted with a piano accompaniment, a concerto accompaniment track, or a live orchestral performance. 
6. Vocalists can submit a cappella pieces if the style of the piece is a cappella. Opera arias, art songs, and other popular or commercial songs must be performed with live or recorded accompaniment, self-accompaniment, and backtracks. 
7. All participants shall submit publicly available YouTube or Bilibili video links. Please ensure that the YouTube or Bilibili video is set to PUBLIC mode. Private YouTube links or downloadable links are not accepted. In addition, the video must clearly show the performer's face and hands.
8. The recording does not need to be of professional quality, but the audio must be recognizable. Better scores may be awarded for your performance if you provide the jurors with high-quality audio and video recordings.
9. The video or works submitted for the competition must have been made no more than 18 months before the month of the competition. 
10. Juries' comments will not be disclosed. Jurors' decisions are final and can't be appealed. 
11. To ensure fairness, judges who have taught or coached applicants before, even in master classes, are not allowed to judge their performances. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed.
12. The NYVIMC has the right to change the rules, schedule, and other competition information.
13. All application fees must be paid in full before an application can be processed and are non-refundable. Incomplete applications or those not including the required documentation will not be processed.
14. Participants can not claim legal rights to recordings and photographs submitted or any broadcasts produced in connection with the competition. Any performances, photographs, recordings, or broadcasts on television will be free of charge to the NYVIMC, which retains all legal rights. 

Awards: 

98-100%: Grand Prize

92-97%: 1st Prize

86-91%: 2nd Prize

80-85%: 3rd Prize

Application fee: 75 USD.
 

“Music can change the world.” —— Ludvig Van Beethoven 

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