6th Annual University of Rhode Island Rising Stars Competition

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2021 Rising Star Performance Competition: Young Artist and High School Divisions.

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2021 University of Rhode Island Virtual Rising Stars Program

I. Young Artist DivisionRules:Classical Guitarists ages 18 and older are asked to submit a live performance video of under 10 minutes with two contrasting works. The recording can be submitted by Email as a link to a YouTube video. The microphone and video camera must be placed between 8-10 feet directly in front of the performer. Please announce your name and the pieces you will perform. No cuts between pieces are permitted.*There must be a minimum of 8 participants to run the competition.** The Jury reserves the right NOT to award a first prize if they feel none of the competitors warrant the first place designation. II. High School Division

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​Classical Guitarists ages 12-18 are asked to submit a live performance video of under 10 minutes with two contrasting works. The recording can be submitted by Email as a link to a YouTube video. The microphone and video camera must be placed between 8-10 feet directly in front of the performer. Please announce your name and the pieces you will perform. No cuts between pieces are permitted.

*There must be a minimum of 8 participants to run the competition.

**The Jury reserves the right NOT to award a first prize if they feel none of the competitors warrant the first place designation.

***Participants 18 years old may choose to participate in either category, but NOT both. Please write the director to specify the chosen category.

Prize:

I. The Young Artist winner (1) will have the opportunity to perform at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival, and granted a $1750 concert fee.

2nd Prize winner will receive a full scholarship at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival, and a $400 cash prize.3rd Prize Winner will receive a full scholarship at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival, and a $250 cash prize.

II. The High School Division winner (1) will receive a $250 cash prize, and a full scholarship to study at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival.2nd Prize Winner will receive a $100 cash prize, and a full scholarship to study at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival.​3rd Prize Winner will receive a $50 cash prize, and a full scholarship to study at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival.Jury Panel:

3 URI Guitar Festival Guest Artists, EXCLUDING Artistic Director, Adam Levin. Jerome Mouffe, Nicolo Spera, and Scott Borg.

President of Jury: Scott BorgRegistration Fee: $50

Submission Deadline: October 8th, 2021

Results: Results will be announced the last day of the festival, October 17th, at the closing concert beginning at 7pm. *All proceeds from the Rising Stars Competition will fund scholarships for guitar student participation in the 2022 URI Guitar Festival.

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