The GHEORGHE DIMA Choral composition competition

Regulation of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition
18th Edition, Composition Section. Cluj-Napoca, 2020

The competition is open to all composers who have not turned 35 by the 1st of March 2020.
The competition consists in the composition of a piece for mixed choir a capella, employing 4-8 voices, with a duration of 3-4 minutes, leaving the choice of the lyrics to the candidate, in one of the following languages: Romanian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Latin.
Electronic music is not accepted (tape, live electronics, etc) in order to accompany the choir.
Each contender may participate in the competition with just one work.
The choral piece has to be original and written in occasion of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Composition Section. Its exclusive character regards other aspects as well: the choral piece registered in the current competition has not been registered in any other competition, has not been published / publicly performed nor is it scheduled to be publicly performed prior to the 21st of June 2020.
The piece winning the 1st Prize will therefore become the requested piece in the semi-final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, that will take place in Cluj-Napoca in the period unfolding between 14-20 June 2020 (semi-final and final are to be live-streamed on the competition website / on the official Facebook page of the competition).
The winning pieces of the composition competition will be publicly performed by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.
The contenders have to provide written proof of all copyrights regarding the performance, recording and broadcast of the literary text employed (as stipulated under points 6 and 7)*.
ONLINE registration only. Papers required for registration:
The score of the piece unsigned, accompanied by the title and a motto (.pdf format);
An audio version of the piece, computer simulated, mp3 format (optional, but recommended);
An English translation of the literary text employed if it is in a language other than English.
Application form (available on the competition website);
Declaration on honour regarding the originality of the piece and providing the copyrights related to its performance and broadcast including the ones related to the literary text employed (form available on the competition website);
One copy of the birth certificate;
One recent photo (3 megapixels or 300 dpi);
Brief presentation max. 800 characters in English;
Copy of the receipt / payment order certifying the payment of the registration fee.
The deadline for submitting the piece and the registration papers is the 15th of March 2020, time 23:59, local time (GMT+2).
The net total amount of the registration fee is 25 EURO and is to be paid by bank transfer to Asociaţia Academia de Muzică „Gheorghe Dima”, str. I. C. Brătianu, nr. 25, Cluj-Napoca, CIF 36923210, IBAN: RO19 BTRL RONC RT03 7427 7501, open at Banca Transilvania (Bdul Eroilor, nr. 36, 400027, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Swift/BIC: BTRLRO22 / Music Academy “Gheorghe Dima” Association, 25 I. C. Brătianu Street, Cluj-Napoca, CIF 36923210, IBAN: RO19 BTRL RONC RT03 7427 7501, open at Banca Transilvania (36 Eroilor Street, 400027, Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Swift/BIC: BTRLRO22.
The registration fee can be paid directly from a personal bank account or by means of financial transfer online services such as: PayPal, TransferGo etc.
The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.
The jury is made of:
Professor Adrian Pop, PhD, composer, National Music Academy “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca, Chairman;
Professor Ivan Fedele, composer, AccademiaNazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome, Italy);
Bruno Mantovani, composer and conductor, director of Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (2010-2019);
Professor Dan Dediu, PhD, composer, National University of Music Bucharest;
Reader Cristian Bence-Muk, PhD, composer, Head of the Department of Composition and Conducting of the National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca.
The results of the competition will be announced on the competition website on the 15th of April 2020.
The decision of the jury is final and cannot be appealed.
The jury will award the following prizes which cannot be divided:
1st Prize: 4800 RON (~1000 EURO) and turning the winning piece into the requested piece in the semi-final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, 14-20 June 2020, as well as performing the piece in a concert given by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.
2nd Prize: 3840 RON (~800 EURO) and performing the piece in a concert of the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.
3rd Prize: 2880 RON (~600 EURO) and performing the piece in a concert of the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the season 2020-2021 having the winner of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section 2020, as conductor.
In case of winning a prize in occasion of every ulterior public performance of the piece or in case of radio / TV / online broadcast or publication the author is bound to mention publicly the following: Piece composed specifically for the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Composition Section and awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd Prize (according to the case).
The winners of the awards agree to give away their copyrights related to the performance, audio-video recording and broadcast of their piece in the concert given by the “Transylvania” State Philharmonic Choir from Cluj-Napoca in the season 2020-2021 with no financial claim*.
The winner of the 1st Prize agrees to give away his/her copyrights related to the performance, audio-video recording and broadcast (radio/TV/online) of his/her piece in the final of the “Gheorghe Dima” International Competition, 18th Edition, Choral Conducting Section, 14-20 June 2020, with no financial claim.
The National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” from Cluj-Napoca reserves the right to make audio and video recordings, photos, radio and TV broadcasts included, by means of third parties during the conducting competition mentioned under point 20, without being bound to provide remuneration to the authors of the pieces or of the literary texts*.
By registering, contenders accept the regulations of the competition as well as all the aforementioned clauses; noncompliance with the requirements stated leads to disqualification / annulment of the prize.

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* In accordance with the provisions related to copyrights and any other associated rights.

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15 Mar 2020
25.00
Euro (EUR)