Video Audition Tips

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Classicalia Co-Founder's Video Audition Tips - How to prepare for an online classical music competition 

Co-founder Ella Porett shares some helpful tips on how to make your video audition a success.


Register now & get extra 2 weeks to submit your video audition! 🎁 

Since this is an international competition, COVID-19 restrictions in some countries made it very difficult for some of our contestants to coordinate recording spaces and rehearsal time with their accompanists. Due to an overwhelming number of requests for more time to complete the video auditions, we are extending the deadline to submit the video audition to November 15 for all contestants who are registered and have paid the fee on or before November 1. 

Here's what you have to do: 

  1. Visit the site 'Get started' & register for Classicalia Global Televised Music Competition.
  2.  Pay the application fee  by 12:59 pm (EST) November 1. 2021.
    All applicants will be e-mailed the link to pay the fee and Register for the competition.
  3. Take the extra chance and enjoy your extended deadline to submit your application by 12:59 PM, November 15.  2021.
    Applicants must submit their video audition by replying to their Registration Confirmation e-mail and including the video link in the body of this email reply. Final Video Submission Deadline is 11:59 pm EST on November 15, 2021. 

Don’t miss out! Register now. 

After you Register, you will be e-mailed the complete list of tips and reminders for your video audition.

Save This Checklist - How to prepare for an online classical music competition 

Here are some of the key points:

  • Relax and have fun! We can’t wait to hear you. 
  • Your audition must be video-recorded. You will upload your audition to YouTube, Vimeo, or another streaming platform.
  • You can use your smartphone! No need to use fancy recording equipment. Judges will assess the merits of your performance, not the quality of your submitted video.
  • Test your video and sound. Do you sound clear and without distortion? Try adjusting how far you are from the microphone and test again.
  • Check the light in the room. Placing lights in front of you works best!
  • Keep your camera at a steady angle throughout your performance. 
  • Record your performance in one continuous take. Think you can do better? Re-record! 
  • Need accompaniment? You can use live or pre-recorded. 
  • Do you already have a video recording of your chosen repertoire recorded on or after November 1, 2020? You can use it! 
  • No visual effects or editing that would distract from your performance, please.
  • You’ll need to memorize your chosen repertoire.
  • There is no time limit (minimum or maximum) for your submission.
  • You'll need a different piece for each Round (in other words, if you proceed past Round 1, your submission for Round 2 will need to be different).
  • One piece or excerpt from a multi-movement work per submission please (choose only one piece in your repertoire; you may not submit more than one work).
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