Branch Competition

PLEASANT VALLEY-VENTURA COUNTY BRANCH COMPETITION

2013 Branch Competition Division 1  2013 Branch Competition Division 2  2013 Branch Competition Division 3

Chair: Lily Starobinets

The 2018 Branch Competition will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Ventura.  The competition is open to all instruments and voice.  Students must qualify to enter the competition by meeting one of the following criteria:

  1. Receive Branch Honors for level 3 or higher in Certificate of Merit in the competition year
  2. Receive a gold medal in the Holiday Festival in the previous year
  3. Be awarded Branch Winner or Alternate for the Bach Festival in the previous year.

There are three divisions: ages 12 & under, 13 - 15, and 16-18.  (Depending on the number of applicants, age 15 will be in 2nd or 3rd division.)  There are two judges for each division.  Winners will be announced after each division program.   Students may perform any memorized piece from the standard classical repertoire. Popular music is not allowed.

Application deadline and fee of $25 are due on March 31, 2018 to Lily Starobinets.

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Click on this link to download the Competition Guidelines.

The PV-VC Competition will be held in the spring at the First United Methodist Church in Ventura.

ELIGIBILITY

REPERTOIRE

JUDGING

DIVISIONS

Division Age 1st Place 2nd & 3rdPlace Honorable Mention All Entrants Division Time Limit
Division 1 12 & under $50 and Trophy Trophy Pin Certificate 3 minutes
Division 2 13 to 15 $100 and Trophy Trophy Pin Certificate 4 minutes
Division 3 16 to 18 $200 and Trophy Trophy Pin Certificate           5 minutes

 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Acceptable documents include:  birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, or California ID card.
Scan and e-mail to the e-mail address below, or mail to the mailing address below.
This document will be used for the sole purpose of age verification.  For privacy purposes, it will then be shredded.

ADDRESSES FOR SUBMISSION

E-mail application and documentation of age to lilys@starobinets.com

Mail check (and documentation of age, if not e-mailed) to:

505 Avocado Pl., Camarillo, CA 93010

PERFORMANCE INSTRUCTIONS