Rising Stars Competition

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2022 University of Rhode Island Virtual Rising Stars Program 

I. Young Artist Division (ages 18-35)

Rules:

Classical Guitarists ages 18-35 and older are asked to submit a live performance video of under 10 minutes with two contrasting works. The recording can be submitted by Email  as a link to a YouTube video. Please have both hands visible and we encourage the use of a quality microphone.  Please announce your name and the pieces you will perform. No cuts between pieces are permitted, and please do not edit your performance. 

*There must be a minimum of 8 participants to run the competition.

** The Jury reserves the right NOT to award a first prize if they feel none of the competitors warrant the first place designation. 

 

II. High School Division (ages 13-18)

Rules:

​Classical Guitarists ages 13-18 are asked to submit a live performance video of under 10 minutes with two contrasting works. The recording can be submitted by Email as a link to a YouTube video. Please have both hands visible and we encourage the use of a quality microphone.  Please announce your name and the pieces you will perform. No cuts between pieces are permitted, and please do not edit your performance. 

*There must be a minimum of 8 participants to run the competition.

**The Jury reserves the right NOT to award a first prize if they feel none of the competitors warrant the first place designation. 

***Participants 18 years old may choose to participate in either category, but NOT both. Please write the director to specify the chosen category.

 

Prize:

I. The Young Artist winner (1) will have the opportunity to perform at the 2023 University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival with a concert fee of $1750 and a concert in Costa Rica with a $1000 concert fee plus travel stipend of $600 and accommodations. The winner will also be awarded a life-long subscription to Tonebase, as well as a Strings by Mail gift certificate and Augustine Strings package.

2nd Prize Winner will receive a full scholarship at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival, and a $400 cash prize and an Augustine Strings package.  The winner will also be awarded a one-year subscription to Tonebase and a Strings by Mail gift certificate.

 

3rd Prize Winner will receive a full scholarship at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival, and a $350 cash prize and an Augustine Strings package. The winner will also be awarded a one-year subscription to Tonebase and a Strings by Mail gift certificate.

II. The High School Division winner (1) will receive a $300 cash prize, and a full scholarship to study at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival, as well as a Strings by Mail gift certificate, and an Augustine Strings package. The winner will also be awarded a life-long subscription to Tonebase. 

2nd Prize Winner will receive a $150 cash prize, and a full scholarship to study at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival and an Augustine Strings package. The winner will also be awarded a one-year subscription to Tonebase and a Strings by Mail gift certificate.

3rd Prize Winner will receive a $75 cash prize, and a full scholarship to study at the 2022 edition of the URI Guitar Festival and an Augustine Strings package. The winner will also be awarded a one-year subscription to Tonebase  and a Strings by Mail gift certificate.. 

KENNY HILL GUITAR PRIZE: The jury will award the High School Division guitarist in greatest need of a new instrument with a Kenny Hill New World Player Series guitar, valued at $2400. 

Jury Panel

3 URI Guitar Festival Guest Artists, EXCLUDING Artistic Director. 

President of Jury: Scott Borg

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Registration Fee: $50; register here.

Submission Deadline: October 10th, 2022

Results: Results will be announced the last day of the festival at the closing concert.