I. GENERAL TERMS

1. The Third International Individual Sacred Music Vocal Competition is organised by the Institute of Vocal and Acting Studies of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

2. The third edition of the competition shall take place between January 2nd and January 6th of 2019 at the Academy of Music in Katowice.

3. The competition is open to:

Category I: vocal performance students of secondary music schools, born after 31.12.1993.

Category II: undergraduate vocal performance students, born after 31.12.1988.

Category III: postgraduate vocal performance students and graduates, born after 31.12.1983.

Laureates of previous editions of the competition, may participate in another edition, on condition that they move to a higher category and that no portion of their repertoire is repeated.

4. The candidates shall be informed via email, about being registered as participants once they meet the following conditions by 30.11.2018 (the final deadline for entries):

– send a scan of properly completed and signed entry form (to be found at the website of the competition www.arsetgloria.pl) to the main organiser of the competition: [email protected]

– pay the entry fee specified in 5. herein to the bank account of the Academy of Music in Katowice: ING Bank Śląski O/Katowice nr 22 1050 1214 1000 0007 0000 7875; transfer name: „Ars et Gloria 2019”

5. The entry fee for the respective categories is:

Category I; with one’s own pianist: 100 zł; with a pianist provided by the organisers: 150 zł.

Category II; with one’s own pianist: 150 zł; with a pianist provided by the organisers: 200 zł.

Category III; with one’s own pianist: 200 zł; with a pianist provided by the organisers: 250 zł.

6. Resigning from participation with a full refund of the entry fee, as well as any changes in the repertoire, will not be possible after 10.12.2018.

7. A participant requesting cooperation with a pianist provided by the organisers shall make the payment specified in 5. herein and is obliged to:

– send a paper copy of a properly organized and signed sheet music to: Akademia Muzyczna, 40-025 Katowice, ul. Wojewódzka 33; in an envelope with the following reference note: „Ars et Gloria 2019 – Nuty”; should a participant resign from the competition, the materials sent in will not be returned;

– contact the pianist designated by the organisers and make appointments for rehearsals should they be necessary.

8. The participants shall bear all costs related to travel and accommodation. Website2

II. ACCOMMODATION

9. The organisers shall provide neither board nor lodging for the participants or their pianists. The organisers recommend accommodation at the ‘Parnas’ student residence hall at the Academy of Music (please mention: ‘Ars et Gloria 2019’ when booking) and the services of the ‘Akolada’ restaurant in the main building of the Academy of Music in Katowice.

III. PRIZES

10. The following prizes and distinctions shall be awarded in respective categories:

MAIN PRIZES /gross amounts/

Category I Category II Category III

I – 2500 zł I – 4000 zł I – 7000 zł

II – 2000 zł II – 3000 zł II – 5000 zł

III – 1500 zł III – 2000 zł III – 3000 zł

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

The Maestra Anna Kościelniak prize for the best performance of a sacred music piece

– an opportunity to perform at the Devotional Festival of Vocal Arts in Rabka, 2019

The Maestra Anna Kościelniak prize for the best performance of a Polish Christmas carol

– an opportunity to perform at the Devotional Festival of Vocal Arts in Rabka, 2019

The Maestra Anna Kościelniak prize for the best performance of an operatic aria

– an opportunity to perform at the Opera-operetta Festival of Vocal Arts in Rabka, 2019

The Maestra Anna Kościelniak prize for the best performance of a piece by S. Moniuszko

– an opportunity to perform at the Opera-operetta Festival of Vocal Arts in Rabka, 2019

The „Servi Domini Cantores” prize awarded by the eponymous soloist priests’ vocal group

– an opportunity to perform at a festival devotional concert

of prof. dr hab. Andrzej Chorosiński, UMFC Warszawa

– an opportunity to perform at a festival devotional concert

of dr hab. Jarosław Bręk, AM Poznań

– an opportunity to perform at a festival concert

of Sławomir Chrzanowski, Director of the Zabrze Philharmonic

– an opportunity to perform at a philharmonic concert

of Ewa Kafel, Director of IPiUM “Silesia”

– an opportunity to perform in the concert in the NOSPR Chamber Hall

of Michał Klauza, the Director of Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra,

– an opportunity to perform in an orchestral concert

of prof. dr hab. Marta Wierzbieniec, Director of the Rzeszów Philharmonic

– an opportunity to perform in a philharmonic concert

of Jan Žemla, Director of the Ostrava Philharmonic

– an opportunity to perform in a philharmonic concert

11. It remains at the jury’s sole discretion to alter the number of main prizes and/or distinctions (e.g. to award certain prizes ex aequo). The sum total of the main prizes, as well as the total amount for each category, shall remain the same as prescribed herein.

12. The Organisers intend to award financial prizes for outstanding performances by accompanying pianists as well. The amounts and number of such prizes shall be announced along with the results of the Competition. Website3

IV. COPYRIGHT

13. The Participants and their accompanying pianists grant the Organiser, free of any charge, the right to register, broadcast and distribute recordings of their public performances, both during competition auditions and during the laureates’ concert. The Participants and their accompanying pianists grant the Organiser of the Competition the right to process their personal data acquired in the process of Participants’ registration for the purpose of organising the Competition.

V. COMPETITION AUDITIONS

14. The performances will be assessed by the following jurors:

/the Jury will be announced at a later date/

15. The Jury shall be awarding points for the participants’ performances on a scale from 0 to 25. The verdict of the Jury is final and irrevocable and is not subject to appeal. The deliberations of the Jury and the minutes of these deliberations are confidential.

16. The final schedule of auditions as well as the order of the participants’ performances shall be announced after a draw to decide such an order, which shall take place at 2 p.m. on 20.12.2018 in the presence of the organisers, the jurors, and the participants. The results of the draw shall be published on the website of the competition, together with the final list and order of participants’ performances.

The Jury retains the right to alter the order of performances under extraordinary circumstances. The schedule of the competition can be found below.

2.01.2019 – Wednesday 1st stage auditions, part 1 – Auditorium

10.00 – 13.00

14.00 – 18.00

19.00 – 21.00

3.01.2019 – Thursday 1st stage auditions, part 2 – Auditorium

10.00 – 13.00

14.00 – 18.00

19.00 – 21.00

22.00 – 23.00 1st stage results announcement – Patio

4.01.2019 – Friday 2nd stage auditions – Auditorium

10.00 – 13.00

14.00 – 18.00

19.00 – 21.00

22.00 – 23.00 Competition results announcement – Patio

5.01.2019 – Saturday 11.00 – 13.00: Participants consultations with the Jurors

14.00 – 17.00: Rehearsals for the laureates’ concert – Concert Hall

18.00 – 20.00: Laureates’ concert at the AM – Concert Hall

6.01.2019 – Sunday 15.00 – 16.00: Laureates’ concert in Chorzów

kościół pw. św. Jadwigi (St Hedwig’s church), ul. Wolności 51

19.00 – 20.00: Laureates’ concert in Zabrze

kościół pw. św. Andrzeja (St Andrew’s church), ul. Wolności 196 Website4

Each laureate shall perform in the Saturday concert as well as in one of the Sunday’s concerts.

17. The order of performances in the 2nd stage of the competition shall be the same as in the 1st stage, except for the participants who do not qualify for the 2nd stage.

18. The Participants qualified for the competition must report in person to the competition reception desk (Patio, main building, Academy of Music) on the day before the commencement of the competition between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. or on the first day of the performances no later than one hour before the scheduled hour of their performance.

19. The Organisers provide the Competitors with a room for rehearsal and attire change on the day of their performance half an hour before the scheduled hour of their performance. The Participants are not allowed a soundcheck in the audition room.

VI. LAUREATES’ CONCERTS

20. All laureates are obliged to perform, without remuneration, in the laureates’ concert at the Academy of Music in Katowice (5th January 2019, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Concert Hall, Academy of Music), as well as in one of the laureates’ concerts organised on the following day in the parishes sponsoring the competition, and to perform in these concerts pieces prescribed by the Jury.

21. A laureate’s resigning from performing in any of the laureates’ concerts without the Organiser’s consent is tantamount to giving up all titles and prizes awarded to the laureate.

VII. REPERTOIRE

22. The participants shall prepare works of the following types:

1st stage – total performance time of up to 10 minutes

1. piece of choice: any sacred music piece

2. piece of choice: any piece by Stanisław Moniuszko

3. obligatory: a Christmas carol or pastorale in Polish

4. obligatory: a song or an operatic aria by a foreign composer

2nd stage – total performance time of up to 15 minutes

1. piece of choice: a song or an operatic aria by a Polish composer

2. piece of choice: any oratorio-cantata or operatic aria

3. obligatory: any sacred music piece in a foreign language, different than in the 1st stage

4. obligatory: a song or an operatic aria by Stanisław Moniuszko, other than in the 1st stage

23. In each stage of the competition the Participant presents 3 pieces, the joint performance of which cannot exceed the time indicated hereinbefore. Exceeding performance time may result in the Participant being disqualified from the Competition.

The piece of choice to be performed in each stage shall be determined in a draw at the Competition’s reception desk, an hour before the performance. The Participant shall perform all works from memory, both during Competition auditions and during the laureates’ concert. The Participants are free to decide about the order of the pieces they are to perform.

24. The oratorio-cantata and operatic arias must be performed in the original key, performer’s voice type and language. Songs may be performed in any key and language. Website5

VIII. THE ORGANISER OF THE COMPETITION

The address of the Competition:

„Konkurs Solowej Wokalistyki Sakralnej ARS ET GLORIA 2019”

Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego

40-025 Katowice, ul. Wojewódzka 33

www.arsetgloria.pl

Competition bank account:

Account owner: Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach

Bank: ING Bank Śląski O/Katowice nr 22 1050 1214 1000 0007 0000 7875

Title of transfer: „Ars et Gloria 2019”

Organisers of the competition:

Ks. dr hab. Paweł Sobierajski, Prof. AM – main organiser

phone: (+48)604-484-003; e-mail: [email protected]

contact in English:

Dr hab. Elżbieta Grodzka-Łopuszyńska, Prof. AM

phone: (+48)501-086-949; e-mail: [email protected]

auf Deutsch:

Dr hab. Ewa Biegas, Prof. AM

phone: (+48)501-086-949; e-mail: [email protected]

Competition office:

mgr Katarzyna Ćwiek

phone: (+48)724-466-480; e-mail: [email protected]