The Pacific Music Festival (PMF) is an international educational music festival held annually in Sapporo, Japan. 2019 will mark the historic 30th anniversary of PMF - a celebratory milestone for the festival.
Applications are now being accepted for the PMF 2019 Vocal Academy.
All auditions for PMF 2019 will take place online via "Acceptd". Applicants must have or make their own personal Acceptd account in order to apply. We will not hold live auditions, nor receive materials by postal mail. Please submit your recorded video audition materials online.
|AUDITION ELIGIBILITY||Singers between the ages of 22 and 33 as of July 1, 2019|
|REPERTOIRE||Two bel canto arias from among the following 5 composers' works only: Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini.|
|NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS||Four|
|SUBMISSION FEES||$30 USD
*This usage fee for submitting an application through Accpetd is payable only by credit card and is non-refundable.
|APPLICATION DEADLINE||January 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon Japan Standard Time|
|RESULTS||Audition results will be announced by March 2019.|
Master classes focusing on the bel canto style taught by soprano Gabriella Tucci, and performances on the PMF GALA Concert and Picnic Concert.
|PROGRAM PERIOD||Sunday, July 7 - Monday, July 15, 2019|
For successful applicants, PMF covers educational costs, round-trip flight costs between the city of origin and Sapporo*, travel costs within Japan, and shared-room accommodations during the festival period. Meals or stipends are provided during the festival period.
Participants are responsible for basic travel insurance fees, visa application fees (if necessary), travel costs to/from the local airport, and any other personal expenses.
*Any costs resulting from deviations from a round trip will be the participant's responsibility.
*Google Chrome or Firefox are recommended. "Acceptd" does not support Internet Explorer.
*It is recommended that you use a desktop or laptop computer to apply, as there is a possibility of technical issues arising when using a smartphone.
*Creating your own "Acceptd" account is free, but a $30 USD non-refundable usage fee will be incurred when submitting your online application. This usage fee must be paid with a credit card. No form of payment aside from a credit card will be accepted (this credit card does not have to be the applicant's own). Applicants are responsible for any and all expenses related to preparation of application materials (video recordings, etc.).
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*It is possible to complete your application form first and upload your video recordings at a later date, but failure to complete the entire process by the stated deadline will result in the application not being accepted.
The deadline for applications is January 17, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon) Japan Standard Time. Please note that the deadline will fall within January 16 in many parts of the world. For example, Jan 17, 12:00 noon JST = Jan 16, 10:00pm EST.
Applications that are incomplete at the deadline will not be accepted.
*Video uploads become very crowded just prior to the application deadline and upload times may significantly increase. Uploading early is highly recommended.
Applicants will receive notification of the audition results by email by March, 2019.
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If you do not receive any notification by March (after checking your spam folder), please feel free to contact us.
Business hours: weekdays, 9:00 - 17:30 JST
PMF Organizing Committee
Sumitomo Seimei Sapporo Chuo Bldg. 1F
1-14 Minami 2-jo, Higashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo 060-0052 Japan