Pärnu Kunstidemaja
Pärnu Kunstidemaja
Pärnu Kunstidemaja
2013
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4th „Gold Leaf" International Children's and Youth Song Festival

 

 

PÄRNU, ESTONIA

SEPTEMBER 25 - 29, 2013

ORGANIZER: PÄRNU HOUSE OF THE ARTS

 

 

 

AIM OF THE FESTIVAL

 

We wish to offer all participants the opportunity to introduce their culture and music traditions. The festival is an excellent occasion for youth to share practical and methodical experiences as well as to formulate many new friendships.

 

The Pärnu House of the Arts organizes Gold Leaf which is a contest for vocal soloists and groups. The singing competition has categories in pop-jazz, folk song, duets and ensembles. The jury will consist of members from various international countries. Concerts will be held at locations in the city of Pärnu and it´s surrounding county.

 

This festival is designed for children and young people whose primary pursuit largely is the study and the enrichment of their chosen art form. Most of their learning takes place from autumn to spring concurrently with the traditional school year. Thus by spring these young green "leaves" have been enriched and as summer passes are transformed into "golden leaves" ready to use their newly acquired skills.

 

 

 

RULES

 

1. „Pop-jazz" category

 

7- 9 years of age - one song of their own choice

 

10-12 years of age - one song of their own choice

 

13-15 years of age - one song of their own choice

 

16-19 years of age - one song of their own choice

 

 

- Song accompaniment may be instrumental or a phonograph.

 

- Background singers are not allowed.

 

- Recorded background singers are allowed.

 

- Song length not to exceed 4 minutes.

 

 

 

2. "Folk song" category

 

 

7-12 years of age - folk song of your own choice

 

13-19 years of age - folk song of your own choice

 

 

- Song may be performed à cappella.

 

- Rhythm and folk instruments may be used.

 

- Background singers are not allowed.

 

- The use of phonographs is prohibited.

 

- Piano accompaniment is prohibited.

 

- Song length not to exceed 4 minutes.

 

- Song is to be performed without sound amplification.

 

 

 

3. Duets and ensembles category

 

 

Ensembles (3-12 singers) - will perform 2 songs of different character

- age group 7-10 - songs can be 1 or 2 voiced, one song preferably à cappella

 

- age group 11-15 - one song à cappella, other song must have at least 3 voices

 

- age group 16-22 - one song à cappella, other song must have at least 3 voices

 

 

Duets

- age group 7-10 - will perform 2 songs of different character

 

- age group 11-15 - will perform 2 songs of different character

 

- age group 16-22 - will perform 2 songs of different character

 

 

 

- Song accompaniment may be instrumental or a phonograph.

 

- Background singers are not allowed.

 

- Recorded background singers are not allowed.

 

- Song length not to exceed 4 minutes.

 

 

 

JURY AND JUDGING CRITERIA

 

 

Singers will be evaluated by an international jury.

 

 

1. Each age group in each category will receive 6 prizes (3 laureates and 3 diplomas)

 

2. The jury will use a system based upon 30 points (interpretation, musicality, intonation, song difficulty, age appropriateness of song, artistic ability)

 

3. Prize fund is - 1000.- €

 

4. The Grand Prix winner will be chosen in a final concert from the soloists who get first

 

prize in each age group of the pop-jazz category.

 

5. A "small" Grand Prix will be awarded to the soloist with the highest point score in the folk song category.

 

6. Also a"small" Grand Prix will be awarded to the duet or ensemble with the highest point

 

score.

 

7. The jury reserves the right to grant special awards and the right to redistribute awards at their own discretion.

 

8. The head of the jury has the right to decide if the award shall be shared between the participants or not.

 

 

All the participants have to be present during the opening and closing ceremony.

 

Each participating country must have national flag with them (at least 105x165 cm size).

 

 

 

 

 

 

If needed we can organize transfers from Tallinn and Riga airports:

 

Transfer from Tallinn airport to Pärnu 10.- €/person per direction

 

Transfer from Riga airport to Pärnu 10.- €/person per direction

 

 

 

Please send a sample recording (mp3), application form, copy of passport and a photo of soloists or group to endla3@gmail.com

 

Deadline for receipt is 15th of June. You will receive a response by 30th June if deadline is met. 50 % of the participation fee must be paid by the 15th of August (see below) . The balance can be paid at the festival.

 

 

Photo gallery

 

 

CONTACT

 

Pärnu Kunstide Maja (Pärnu House of the Arts)

 

Pühavaimu 8

 

Pärnu, 80010

 

 

www.kunstidemaja.ee

 

Telephone : +372 44 41798, +372 44 45850

 

Festival Director - Tiit Erm - +372 5157959

 

Musical Director - Endla Murd - +372 5167214

 

Art Director - Mart Tõnismäe +372 5224592

 

 

 

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44 41 798 - kantselei, 44 31 395 - garderoob, 44 45 850 - faks. Pühavaimu 8 Pärnu, 80010. E-mail: opmaja@parnu.ee