Notice: International Choir Championship Lege Artis 2020 Tuzla is postponed to October 09-11, 2020.

Regulation ICC "Lege Artis" Tuzla 2020 (ONLINE VERSION COMPETITION)

Regulation of the ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020

ABOUT CONTEST

  • Due to pandemic of “corona virus” across the globe, and various types of measures for protection, including restrictions to travel, International Choir Championship “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020 (below ICC “Lege Artis” 2020) is going to be organized in electronic version
  • ICC “Lege Artis” 2020 will be organized and performed in accordance with the propositions and the rules of procedure of the jury, approved by the Organizing Committee of ICC ‘Lege Artis’ 2020
  • Production of this e-ICC “Lege Artis” 2020 will be done in close cooperation with “Bosanski kulturni centar TK” Tuzla (BKC TK), and Radio Televizija Tuzlanskog kantona (RTV TK), who will be in charge for online live stream and live TV broadcasting of the final part of the ICC “Lege Artis” 2020-competition for Grand Prix “Golden Lira”
  • Instead of live performances, choral ensembles will compete through evaluation of audio-video recordings of their performance of compositions, prepared for competition. Recordings should be produced in period 01st October 2019-14th September 2020.
  • Having in mind specific technical requirements ensembles might face, due date for application to the ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020 is extended-choirs may apply till 15th September 2020.
  • The participants will be selected among applicants by the Artistic Committee of ICC ‘Lege Artis’ 2020. Selection will be done on the basis of review of application package and video recordings choral ensembles sent. Artistic Committee, composed of conductors, composers and musical pedagogues from Bosnia and Herzegovina will evaluate video recordings of each choir ensemble in accordance with criteria for evaluation that were approved by Organizing Committee of ICC ‘Lege Artis’ 2020. Total number of choral ensembles that will be selected to participate in the competition is limited to 24.The Artistic Committee will draw up a list of successful participants on the ICC ‘Lege Artis’ 2020 and publish their names on the ICC official website on  September 2020
  • The ICC ‘Lege Artis’ 2020 jury is consisted of graduate international conductors and composers with recognized experience in working with choral ensembles.
  • Competition at ICC “Lege Artis” 2020 is divided in two parts:
  1. The competition within the categories and subcategories, in which participate all selected choral ensembles. This competition will be organized as evaluation of video recordings selected ensembles sent through their applications. This stage of competition at ICC” Lege Artis “Tuzla 2020 will be held 9th-10th of October 2020, and will be evaluated by jury.
  2. Competition for the Grand Prix award ICC ‘Lege Artis’ 2020, in which will participate 10 the most successful choral ensembles from Competition for winners of the categories, will be also evaluated by jury. This stage of competition, including live open ballot vote of the Jury, will be held on 14th November 2020 through live stream on YouTube and live TV broadcasting of Radio Televizija Tuzlanskog kantona.

2.1 The competition within the categories

  • In this part of the competition will be presented and evaluated audio-video recordings of all selected choral ensembles, arranged by categories and subcategories
  • Competitions within the categories will be held on 9th-10th of October, in the daily schedule
  • Choral ensembles will perform in the order that is determined at least 10 days before the start of the competition
  • Upon completion of the competition within each category, the jury members evaluates choir ensembles and makes consensual decision on the participants of Competition for the Grand Prix award
  • Each jury member evaluates the performance of each choir ensemble in a scale of 0-100 points for each parameter of performance: intonation, diction, vocal technique, the degree of complexity of the program, conducting, and staging. Each member of the jury shall, in addition to scoring mark, to write own professional review of the performance of the choir and conductor.
  • The decision of the jury is final
  • Ranking list of all choral ensembles within categories will be published at  ICC’s website after second day of Competition within categories, while individual score sheets and critical reviews will be sent to each choral ensemble, within three days after this competition stage
  • The highest ranking choral ensembles in each of categories will receive Gold diploma, and a voucher on 250 euros

2.2 Competition for Grand Prix ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020

  • Minimum number of points, obtained by the jury, for qualification in Competition for the Grand Prix award is 85. Among these choirs, ten (10) the most successful choir ensembles will be recommended by the jury, and informed no later than three days after this stage of competition  and invited to send recordings of two compositions (at least one of these must not be performed in the first stage of competition) not later than 10th of November 2020.
  • Contestants for the Grand Prix award will be selected as follow:

-Two most successful choir ensembles within the category A

-Two most successful choir ensembles within the category C

-Three most successful choir ensembles within the category B

-Three most successful choir ensembles within the category D

These choir ensembles will be selected to participate in the final Competition for Grand Prix,   which will be held on 14th November 2020

  • The jury has the exclusive right to contest for the Grand Prix, in addition to the most successful choirs in categories, to eventually invite another one choral ensemble whose performance was brought the most inventiveness in promoting choral music and group singing
  • Invited choirs ensembles in the final Competition for Grand Prix will compete in live stream and live TV broadcasting by presentation of their audio-video recordings of two compositions, wherein the required one composition, which was not performed in previous stage-the Competition within categories
  • In live stream and live TV broadcasting of chosen choral ensembles competition program for the Grand Prix, an expanded panel of judges with artistic director of ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020 by open balloting will bring a decision on the winner of the main award of the ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020: Grand Prix award-“GOLDEN LIRA”. After presentation of audio-video recordings of all choirs, each jury member will give 1-10 points, without repetition, to each of choir ensembles.
  • Secretary of the jury of ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020, and after counting the votes of jury, constitutes a decision on the winner, which will be, in further administrative procedure, signed by all the members of the jury.
  • The winner of the Grand Prix award of the 5th ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020 will receive Grand Prix diploma, statue “Golden lira” and a voucher on 1,000 euros

3.1 A category – Children’s choirs

 

3.1.1 A1 subcategory UNANIMOUSLY SINGING

  • Choral ensembles in their ranks must have at least 2/3 of the members not older than 16 years of age
  • 7-10 minutes of the program (including the pauses between compositions)
  • Competition program:

 

-Two compositions of free choice

-Composition of author from originated country

  • Instrumental accompaniment is permitted; one of the compositions must be a cappella.

 

3.1.2 A2 subcategory POLIPHONIC SINGING

  • Choral ensembles in their roster must have at least 2/3 of the members not older than 16 years of age
  • 10-12 minutes of the program (including the pauses between compositions)
  • Competition program:

-Two compositions of free choice

-Composition of author from originated country

  • Instrumental accompaniment is allowed for two compositions. All compositions must be at least two-part.

 

3.2 B category – Female and Male choir ensembles

3.2.1 B1 subcategories FEMALE CHOIRS

  • Choir ensembles with more than 14 members
  • 10-12 minutes of the program (including the pauses between the compositions)
  • Competition program:

-Composition from the Renaissance period

-Composition of free choice

-Composition of author from originated country/ Composition of Slavic authors: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Slovenia

  • Instrumental accompaniment is allowed for one composition

 

3.2.2 B2 subcategory MALE CHOIRS

  • Choral ensembles with more than 14 performers

10-15 minutes of the program (including the pauses between the compositions)

  • Competition program:

– Composition from the Renaissance period

– The composition of free choice

– Composition of author from originated country/ Composition of Slavic authors: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Slovenia

  • Instrumental accompaniment is allowed for one composition

3.3 C category – VOCAL ENSEMBLES

3.3.1 C1 subcategory VOCAL ENSEMBLES WITH GIVEN COMPOSITIONS

  • Choral ensembles with a maximum of 14 performers
  • 10-12 minutes of the program (including the pauses between the compositions)
  • Competition program:

– Composition of the Renaissance period, by choice

– One composition by free choice

–Composition of author from originated country/ Composition of Slavic authors: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Slovenia

  • Instrumental accompaniment permitted for two compositions

3.3.2 C2 subcategory FREE VOCAL ENSEMBLES

  • Choir ensembles with a maximum of 14 performers
  • 10-12 minutes of the program (including the pauses between the compositions)
  • Competition program:

– Composition with folklore idioms from country where the ensemble comes

– Two compositions by free choice

  • Each composition must be performed in at least three voices
  • Instrumental accompaniment allowed for two compositions

 

3.4 D category- MIXED CHOIRS

3.4.1 D1 subcategory CHAMBER MIXED CHOIRS

  • Choir ensembles from 14 to 28 singers
  • 12-15 minutes of the program (including the pauses between the compositions)
  • Competition program:

– Composition of the Renaissance

– Composition of free choice

– -Composition of author from originated country/ Composition of Slavic authors: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Slovenia

Instrumental accompaniment allowed for one composition

3.4.2 D2 subcategory LARGE MIXED CHOIRS

  • Choral ensembles over 28 singers
  • 12-15 minutes of the program (including the pauses between the compositions)
  • Competition program:

– Composition of the Renaissance

– The composition of free choice

– Composition of author from originated country/ Composition of Slavic authors: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, or Slovenia

Instrumental accompaniment allowed for one composition

4.1 Competition for Grand Prix award “Golden lira”

  • 10 most successful choirs and ensembles from competition within categories.
  • 5-8 minutes of the program (including the pauses between the compositions)
  • Competition program:

 

  • Two compositions of free choice. One of these compositions could not been performed in competition within categories

Instrumental accompaniment allowed for one composition

Competition within the categories

 

  • Choral ensembles are ranked according to the number of points won and awarded their prizes as follows:

0 to 69.99 points – CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

70- 79.99 points – BRONZE MEDAL/DIPLOMA

80 -89.99 points – SILVER MEDAL/DIPLOMA

90-100 points – GOLD MEDAL/DIPLOMA

  • During the awards ceremony, each choral ensemble will be given to the score sheets of the jury members, including professional review with focus on the performance of each choir

Additionally, winners of Competition within the categories receive: a gold diploma and a voucher in the amount of 250 euros

  • Organizing Committee, but at the proposal of the jury, within each category may be awarded special prizes:

-Award for the best performance of the choral piece, composed by Bosnia and Herzegovina composer

-Award for the best performance of piece of music from the domain of sacral / sacred music

-Award for the best performance of the old master

-Award for the best performance of the composer of the period of romanticism

-Award for the best performance of a modern choral piece

– The jury may award other special prizes

All of these awards will be announced during live streaming and live TV broadcasting of the competition for the Grand Prix at ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla

4.2 The competition for the Grand Prix –“Golden Lira” at ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020

  • Choral ensembles are ranked according to the number of votes of the extended jury and will be awarded, as follows:

3th Place – Bronze medal, a plaque for choir and conductor

2nd Place – Silver medal, a plaque for choir and conductor

1st Place – Grand Prix “Golden Lira”, the gold medal for conductor and voucher for choir in amount of 1,000 euros

Organizing Committee, but at the proposal of the jury, may be awarded special prize Award “Čestmir Mirko Dušek”, for the best conductor of the ICC “Lege Artis” 2020, and voucher for conductor in amount of 200 euros

 

 

  • For participation in the Championship, choirs and ensembles should pay donation for participation.
  • Registration fee / donation would be paid in KM or € (per choir / ensemble):
  • For choirs that are not from Bosnia and Herzegovina donation for participation shall be paid (per choir/ensemble):

-Category A1: 55 EUR

-Category C2:  55 EUR

-Category A2, B1, B2, C1, D1, D2: 55 EUR

  • For BiH’s choral ensembles donation for participation shall be paid (per choir/ensemble):

-Category A1: 100KM

-Category C2: 100 KM

-Category (A2, B1, B2, C1, D1, D2) 100 KM

  • A grant should be paid to the account: Gradsko Umjetničko Društvo “Lege Artis” Tuzla, account number: 3384402215232017, open at UniCredit Bank dd, marked as: “Donation for International Choir Championship “Lege Artis 2020”
  • For foreign payments: IBAN account number: BA393384404815323516, SWIFT: UNCRBA 22
  • Choirs, which were winners at previous the choir championship “Lege Artis” 2019 and have received a certificate of free participation are obliged to deliver scan of this certificate as a part of application package
  • In case of cancellation of participation, the full amount of competition registration fee is not refundable.
  • Separately from fulfilment of Application form on ICC’s website, future contestant should prepare a package of files, which should be sent via mail on: icclegeartis@gmail.com

This package should contain:

  1. Audio-video recording of each composition (not edited, HQ, recorded with one camera from the front; preferably on the stage; no zoom used), saved under:

                video_category letter _name of choir_composition No

  1. Scanned score sheets for each composition, saved under:

              scoresheets_category letter _name of choir_composition No

NOTE 1: composition No should be related to execution order (as it would be if

competition is live on stage)

NOTE 2: audio-video recordings should be produced in period 01.10.2019-

14.09.2020

  1. Scanned bill/voucher of the payment of registration fee, saved under:

scan_letter of category_payment_name of choir

 

Optional: each ensemble may produce and send audio-video recordings of two compositions for Grand Prix competition (at least one of these must not be planned to be performed in the first stage of competition). These files should be saved under: video_Grand Prix_name of choir_compositionNo.

 

The same analogy is for scanned score sheets:

scoresheets_GrandPrix_name of choir_compositionNo

 

 

 

However, choral ensembles may wait to be invited to compete for Grand Prix of ICC “Lege Artis” Tuzla 2020. In this case, choral ensemble has an opportunity (and additional time) to produce two new video recordings (at least one of these must not be performed in the first stage of competition). For use of such option, choral ensemble has period between 15.10.-05.11.2020.

Jury 2020

Ludo Claesen

Belgium
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David Means

USA
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Kristine Sheroyan

Armenia
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DraŽenko Čivčić

Secretary of jury

Artistic director ICC "Lege Artis" Tuzla

Jasmin Hasic MA of Art

Artistic director of International choir championship "Lege Artis" Tuzla
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Organizing committee 2020

Jasmin Hasic

Artistic directod fo Cahmpionship

Mirela Ibrahimovic Mehanovic

Bosnian Cultural Centre Tuzla

Barbara Pavljasevic

PR Championship

Asja Redzic

City of Tuzla

Edin Jahic

Touristic agency of Tuzla

Jasmin Osmic

Rabija Dervisbegovic

Samir Mujakic

Drazenko Civcic

Nermin Hasic

Zumreta Kovcic

Zarko Mladina

Lejla Kuluglija

Selma Jusupovic

Emina Ajdaslic Sehovic

Artistic committee 2020

Resad Arnautovic

Music academy Sarajevo-Conductor

Miradet Zulic

Music academy East Sarajevo-Musicologyst

Jasmin Osmic

Music school Tuzla-Composer

Jasmin Hasic

Music school Brcko-Conductor

Mirela Ibrahimovic Mehanovic

BKC TK-Musicologyst-Choir singer

Fikret Piskavica

Music school Brcko-Music teacher, choir leader

Damir Beganovic

Music school Tuzla-Music teacher, choir leader