UNIVERSAL MARIMBA COMPETITION APPLICATION 2020
Marimba solo, duo, Chamber music  (from duo till octet)

Age limit & application 
The Competition is open for all nationalities. There is no age limit. 

When should you apply?
Application & registration deadline for Marimba Solo April 1st, 2020. 
Only a limited number of applicants is allowed. It is therefore strongly recommended to apply as soon as possible. Applications are admitted on a ‘first come-first served’ basis. During the editions before all places were taken.
All applicants mail the application form and needed documents. Once you received a confirmation of your application, you will need to transfer the registtration fee to assure your participation. All applicants have time until June 1st, 2020 to decide their repertory.

Audition & application deadline for Marimba Duo and Chamber music: December 15th, 2019.
All applicants mail before the deadline of December 15th, 2019, the  application form and needed documents together with a none edited live video or audio recording of 15' music. These recordings will be handled as audition tape for further acceptance as a candidate 2020. Notice that  the quintet to octet formations need to add with the applicationform a full list of all members. It is allowed in further competition rounds to perform the same works. The audition results will be announced after December 15th, 2019. After approval, the registration fee need to be transferred before January1st; 2020 to assure your participation. Notice that  the applications will be cancelled in case the transfer is not done. All applicants have time until June 1st, 2020 to decide their repertory.
A minimum of 10 candidates for each discipline (duo and Chamber music) is required to run each discipline seperated. If the minimum of required applications doesn’t appear against December 15th, 2019, the duo and Chamber music session may be hold together in one category (specific marimba Chamber music ) from duo till ensemble (max. 8 members) or may be postponed to edition 2022. The audition results and final descision will be informed atfer 15h December , 2019.  

Application materials
The competitor(s) send in all materials by mail before the deadlines: 
1. The signed application form.
2. A copy of current passport or identity card. 
3. One high quality head shot photo.
4. A short curriculum vitae in English.
5. A copy of the bank receipt documenting the application fee. 

Registration fee 
Marimba Solo: 250 Euro
Marimba Duo: 400 Euro 

Marimba Chamber music:
(duo 400 euro, trio 570 Euro, quartet 720 Euro, quintet 850 Euro, sextet, septet, octet = 960 Euro)
All instrument combinations are welcome. This edition focus and welcomes all musical combinations with marimba (vibraphone, voice, strings, guitar, accordion, wind instruments etc...). Except percussion ensemble formation is not allowed. Each ensemble from duo till quintet need to include minimum one leading marimba member or part.  

Registration fee has to be paid before the deadlines by bank transfer.
Bank check will not be allowed.
The fee is not refundable regardless the outcome of the Competition and should be transferred net (excluding transfer costs) to the bank account below, indicated by your name, Competition 2020 and your competition registration number:
Bank information: Argenta Bank NV / address:  B.Heymansplein 6, 3581 Beverlo- Belgium
Account-holder: marimba-projects vzw / address:  B.Heymansplein 7, 3581 Beverlo- Belgium
Account-number: 979-9596266-61, Swift-code: ARSPBE22, IBAN-number: BE62-9799-5962-6661  
Outside Europe: routing Bank - ING BELGIUM - , routing number BBRUBEBBXXX
Transfer reference: registration number candidate + UMCB 2020 + name

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