2020 Rules and Regulations RULES AND REGULATIONS Application • For applicants under 18 years old, the application form must be submitted by a parent or guardian of the applicant. • No changes of repertoire will be allowed after the application is submitted. • All Application Fees are non-refundable. • Sempre Musick reserves the right to reject applications that are late, inaccurate, or incomplete. Video Recording Standards • Video recordings only. (No audio-only recordings.) • A single recording should be submitted containing the participant’s full application repertoire. • Video recordings should supply a fair representation of the applicant’s abilities. • Recordings more than 6 months old will not be accepted. • Concert attire requested. Video Upload • Video submission should be uploaded to YouTube as an UNLISTED video. • Video Title: Firstname, Lastname – Sempre Musick 2020 Competition • Please specify detailed information regarding your repertoire in the video description, including Composer, Title, Opus Number. • It is each applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the submitted competition materials are complete, accessible, and playable. Additional • All legitimate concerns or questions must come to Sempre Musick in writing via email. • By entering this Competition, applicants hold Sempre Musick harmless and release Sempre Musick from any and all liability for injuries, loss, or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person. The applicant agrees to fully indemnify Sempre Musick from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Competition, without limitation. • By participating in the Competition, applicants grant Sempre Musick the right to use his/her personal information and/or submitted videos for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Competition, in print and media without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. • Sempre Musick reserves the right to make any changes in the rules, regulations and policies. Judging and Selection • Decisions by Sempre Musick are final and cannot be appealed. • The final selection of winners will be based solely on the submitted video recordings. • Applications will be reviewed and judged separately in each category according to age to ensure fairness. • Highly qualified independent professional musicians are contracted by Sempre Musick as competition judges. • Multiple winners may be chosen in each age category. • No in-person Winners’ Recital will be arranged for the online competition. Winners • In addition to an evaluation, all applicants whose videos are judged will receive a certificate of participation. • Winners will have their video posted on the Sempre Musick website. • Winners will receive a special personalized certificate. • Five first place winners of the Competition will be selected to perform in the 2021 Elite International Music Competition winners’ recital to be held at Carnegie Hall.