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PMF 2019 Vocal Academy Auditions

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.

OUTLINE

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.

PMF 2019 Vocal Academy

CURRICULUM

Master classes focusing on the bel canto style taught by soprano Gabriella Tucci, and performances on the PMF GALA Concert and Picnic Concert.

Vocal Academy
PROGRAM PERIOD Sunday, July 7 - Monday, July 15, 2019
PARTICIPATING COSTS

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.

NOTES ON PREPARATIONS OF RECORDING MATERIALS

  1. The recordings should be done with piano or orchestra accompaniment.
  2. Audio-only recordings will not be accepted.
  3. Each recording should be one time-sequence and should not be edited.
  4. Please upload two files (one file per piece/selection). Please include the title of each piece in its file name.
  5. The recordings should have been made in or after June, 2018.
  6. File-types supported: MPEG, MPG, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, FLV, WEBM, MKV, M2V

HOW TO APPLY

*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.).

The following credit cards may be used:
The following credit cards may be used

*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.


  1. Access "Acceptd" online, and either create your own personal Acceptd account or log in to your existing account.
  2. Access the Acceptd PMF landing page
  3. Choose a program and your voice range. Complete your online application form, filling in all required information.
  4. Upload your recorded audition materials. Video recordings are required. Audio-only recordings will not be accepted. Upload times vary widely, depending on your internet connection speed.
  5. A preview page will appear.
  6. Enter the credit card information and pay the non-refundable usage fee. Once uploaded, videos cannot be altered or replaced.

Submit Your Application via Acceptd

DEADLINE

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.

RESULTS

Applicants will receive notification of the audition results by email by March, 2019.
We will contact you from: academy2019@pmf.jp
Please make sure that you are able to receive email from that address.
If you do not receive any notification by March (after checking your spam folder), please feel free to contact us.

For further information

Email: audition@pmf.jp
Tel: +81-11-242-2211
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

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