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Extended Deadline: June 28

2022 PETRICHOR INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
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12 Categories

36 Winners & 36 Finalists

Over $60,000 value in prizes!

All participants receive the Complementary Course by iClassical Academy including lifetime access to SIX music masterclasses (worth $150).

Extended Deadline: June 28, 2022

(still open for submissions)

Apply Here!

The second annual Petrichor International Music Competition is now open for submissions. This annual musical performance and composition contest provides support, inspiration, and exposure to composers, instrumentalists, singers, ensembles, and orchestras from around the world.

Submit your application for over $60,000 value in prizes!

Due to the current and foreseeable circumstances, participation will be conducted entirely online. Musicians are asked to submit videos of their performances, and composers and improvisers to submit audio recordings or score submissions.

Apply Here!

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ELIGIBILITY

This competition is open to instrumentalists, singers, ensembles, and composers of all ages and nationalities. All musicians are welcome to apply. The Petrichor Artistic Panel and the jurors will carefully review submissions individually and without regard for age, nationality, gender, or musical style.

INSTRUMENTS

All instruments are welcome for this competition.

REPERTOIRE

There is no specific repertoire required to participate in this competition. Each performer has the freedom to determine which piece or pieces to perform. The selected piece could be drawn from a standard repertoire, composed by a living composer, or an original work by the performer. The chosen piece will not affect the jury’s decision-making process. Singers may choose repertoire in any language.

JURY PANEL

Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel consisting of world-renowned musicians from The Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Mannes School of Music. The Jury panel members remain anonymous until the announcement of winners.

OVERVIEW OF CATEGORIES

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES                           

Video Submission

1. Solo performers under the age of 16 (born in or after 2006)

2. Solo performers under the age of 21 (born in or between 2001-2005)

3. Solo performers over the age of 21 (born in or before 2000)

4. Small ensembles (fewer than 9 performers)

5. Large ensembles/orchestras/choirs (more than 9 performers)

COMPOSITION CATEGORIES

Audio or Score
Submission

6. Composers under the age of 21 (born in or after 2001)

7. Composers over the age of 21 (born in or before 2000)

8. Electronic or multidisciplinary works

9. Film/Video Game/Animation Music

10. Arrangements of pre-existing works

11. Improvisation (any genre and instrumentation)

RECORDING CATEGORY

Audio Submission

12. Best album (performance or composition)

COMPETITION CATEGORIES AND AWARDS

All participants receive the Complementary Course by iClassical Academy including

lifetime access to 6 music masterclasses (worth $150).

All winners receive Petrichor Premium Promotion Package (PPPP) including press/media exposure + online recital + feature on Petrichor website + official certificate.

All winners receive 6-month iClassical Academy Master Member access (worth $144). Additionally, all winners can participate in a webinar with the CEO of iClassical Academy about Music & Career for a group of 20 people (worth $350).

All finalists receive a 3-month iClassical Academy Master Member access (worth $72).

CASH PRIZES

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

Submit a video of your performance. All instrumentalists and singers are eligible to participate in these categories. Piano and/or orchestral accompaniment is allowed. We won't do anything with your work without your permission. You retain all the rights.

1.     SOLO PERFORMERS UNDER THE AGE OF 16

(BORN IN OR AFTER 2006)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $1000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $500 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $300 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $200 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

2.     SOLO PERFORMERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21

(BORN IN OR BETWEEN 2001-2005)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $2000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $700 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $300 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

4.     SMALL ENSEMBLES

(UP TO 9 PERFORMERS)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $3000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1500 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $500 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

3.     SOLO PERFORMERS OVER THE AGE OF 21

(BORN IN OR BEFORE 2000)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $3000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1500 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $500 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

5.     LARGE ENSEMBLES/ORCHESTRAS/CHOIRS
(MORE THAN 9 PERFORMERS)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $4000
·        GRAND PRIZE: $2000 + PPPP
·        2ND PRIZE: $1250 + PPPP
·        3RD PRIZE: $750 + PPPP
·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION CATEGORIES

(AUDIO OR SCORE SUBMISSION)

Any genre, instrumentation, and length is welcome. There is no need to anonymize your score. Audio recordings, MIDI realizations, or videos are encouraged but not required, unless you are submitting electronic music. For electronic music, submit audio files only (no score required).

We won't do anything with your work without your permission. You retain all the rights.

6.     COMPOSERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 (BORN IN OR AFTER 2001)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $2000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $700 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $300 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

Any genre, instrumentation, and length is welcome. There is no need to anonymize your score. Audio recordings, MIDI realizations, or videos are encouraged but not required, unless you are submitting electronic music. For electronic music, submit audio files only (no score required).

7.     COMPOSERS OVER THE AGE OF 21 (BORN IN OR BEFORE 2000)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $3000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1500 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $500 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

Any genre, instrumentation, and length is welcome. There is no need to anonymize your score. Audio recordings, MIDI realizations, or videos are encouraged but not required, unless you are submitting electronic music. For electronic music, submit audio files only (no score required).

8.     ELECTRONIC OR MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKS

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $2000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $700 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $300 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

Submit an audio file of your electronic work. Any genre, instrumentation, and length is welcome. Scores or videos are welcome by not required.

9.     FILM / VIDEO GAME / ANIMATION MUSIC

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $2000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $700 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $300 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

Submit an audio file of your music for short film, feature film, video game, animation, or video arts. Any genre, instrumentation, and length are welcome. Scores or videos are welcome by not required.

10.     ARRANGEMENTS OF PRE-EXISTING WORKS

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $2000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $700 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $300 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

Submit a score in PDF format or an audio file of your arrangement. Any genre, instrumentation, and length is welcome. MIDI realizations, or videos are encouraged but not required.

11.     IMPROVISATION (ANY GENRE AND INSTRUMENTATION)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $2000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $1000 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $700 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $300 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

Submit an audio file of your improvisation. Any genre, instrumentation, and length is welcome. Scores or videos are welcome but not required.

RECORDING CATEGORY

(ALBUM SUBMISSION)

Any genre, instrumentation, and length is welcome. There is no need to anonymize your album. Recording labels are welcome to participate.

Upload your album audio files or submit a link to your album, either on a digital streaming service (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube) or on a file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)

  • Upcoming albums are accepted.

  • Metadata is not required.

  • Excerpts of each track could be submitted.

  • We won't do anything with your work without your permission. You retain all the rights.

12.  BEST ALBUM (PERFORMANCE OR COMPOSITION)

TOTAL VALUE OF CASH PRIZES: $4000

·        GRAND PRIZE: $2000 + PPPP

·        2ND PRIZE: $1250 + PPPP

·        3RD PRIZE: $750 + PPPP

·        3 FINALISTS: OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

Upload your album audio files as a .Zip file or submit a link to your album, either on a digital streaming service (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube) or on a file sharing service (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)

 
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ENTRY GUIDELINES

  • Participants may apply for multiple categories with the same or different works.

  • It is not necessary to record in a studio. Please use the best available technology you have available. You may use a smartphone, tablet, or iPad, a computer with a webcam, camcorder, camera, or any other device that can record both audio and video. Multicam videos are accepted.

  • Videos may be live recordings of concerts

  • Videos may have been submitted to other competitions in the past.

  • Each video may contain only one piece. Videos containing multiple pieces must be split and uploaded as separate entries.

  • Video and audio recordings may be of any length. The maximum upload size is 5 GB.

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SUBMISSION FEES

Participants may apply for multiple categories with the same or different works.

For each category, participants can submit as many applications as they wish. There is no limit to the number of videos or compositions you may submit for the competition. Each submission will be reviewed carefully and independently. A separate submission fee should be paid for each entry.

All participants receive the Complementary Course by iClassical Academy including

lifetime access to 6 music masterclasses (worth $150).

​Categories 1-3:

Solo Performance

$20,000 value in Prizes!

1st video: $45

2nd video: $40

3rd video: $35

4th video: $30

5th video: $25

6th video: $20

Each video after 6th: $15

Example: $85 to submit two pieces.

Category 4:

Small Ensemble (2-9 performers)

$10,000 Value in Prizes!

1st video: $75

2nd video: $70

3rd video: $65

4th video: $60

5th video: $55

6th video: $50

Each video after 6th: $45

Example: $145 for two videos.

Category 5:

Large Ensemble (more than 9 performers)

$10,000 Value in prizes!

1st video: $95

2nd video: $90

3rd video: $85

4th video: $80

5th video: $75

6th video: $70

Each video after 6th: $65

Example: $185 for two videos.

Categories 6-11: Composition/electronic/film/arrangement/Improvisation

$20,000 value in Prizes!

1st piece: $45

2nd piece: $40

3rd piece: $35

4th piece: $30

5th piece: $25

6th piece: $20

Each pieceafter 6th: $15

Example: $85 to submit two pieces.

Category 12:

Best Album

$10,000 Value in Prizes!

1st album: $185

2nd album: $165

Each album after 2nd: $135

Example: $350 for two albums.

→ Why do we ask for submission fees?

Petrichor Records is an independent record label. We don't have any sponsors for our projects. These entry fees enable us to organize such a wide-ranging competition and offer over $60,000 in prizes to 72 winners and finalists. Thank you in advance for your contribution, which helps to support this event and other musicians.

 

HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE SUBMISSION FORM?

If you have trouble submitting the application, you can email us your submission materials. Please follow the instructions below:

1- Read the guidelines on this page.

2- Pay the entry fee. Click here to visit the payment page.

3- Submit the following materials in ONE email (Subject: First and Last name – 2021 Music Competition Application) to contact@petrichor-records.com:

  • Name - Date of Birth - Categories - list of your works

  • Non-expiring links to application materials (videos/scores/audio files) in the body of the email. Please use free online streaming platforms such as YouTube or SoundCloud.

  • Receipt of entry fee payment
    Note: Incomplete applications won't be accepted. You will receive a confirmation email no later than 7 days after submitting the materials. Check your spam box if you don't receive it after 7 days.