Registration for the Melharmony 2019 Competition – Preliminary Level

Click here to access the main Melharmony 2019 information page.

Please read the rules given on this page before registering. If you would like to register for both OVK and Bach categories, please fill out the same form individually for each. 

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation message by email. Please check your spam folder also. 

OVK Competition Rules

 

Fee: $ 35 per participant.

Levels: Junior & Senior

 

Open to Vocalists/Instrumentalists

 

• Senior level includes any participant who has the experience of having performed mini concerts of 45 minutes . All other participants will be categorized as juniors.

 

• For participating in the preliminary level of the OVK competition, participants are required to learn any 2 compositions of OottukkaduVenkata Kavi from the list available in Acharyanet , record & share their rendition of any one composition as a Youtube video link before October 1st 2019. The other composition will be required to be presented in the finals, if qualified.

 

• A panel of judges will evaluate the performances and choose the top ranking finalists from North America who will be invited to perform in the Mega Finals at the Melharmony festival in Madison. Top ranking finalists who are not residents of North America will beselected to participate in the finals of the online competition. TheMega Finals for the live and the online competitions will be held on November 9th, 2019 and attractive cash prizes/coupons will be awarded to the top 3 winners of both the live and online competitions. Please note that the online and live competitions will be judged and awarded separately.

 

• A panel of judges will evaluate the performances and choose the top ranking finalists who will be invited to perform in the Mega Finals at the Melharmony festival in Madison.

 

• Participants will be judged on the basis of pathaantaram (style), raga grammar, tone, shruti, layam, lyrical accuracy & enunciation.

Bach Competition Rules

Fee: $ 25 per participant.

Levels: Junior & Senior

Open to Vocalists/Instrumentalists

Senior level includes any participant who is a member of a school/community/youth orchestra. All other participants will be categorised as junior.

 

For participating in the preliminary level of this competition, all participants are required to record & share the videos of their rendition as Youtube links before October 1st 2019.

 

• A panel of judges will evaluate the performances and choose the top ranking finalists from North America who will be invited to perform in the Mega Finals at the Melharmony festival in Madison. Top ranking finalists who are not residents of North America will be selected to participate in the finals of the online competition. The Mega Finals for the live and the online competitions will be held on November 9th, 2019 and attractive cash prizes/coupons will be awarded to the top 3 winners of both the live and online competitions. Please note that the online and live competitions will be judged and awarded separately.

 

Participants will be judged on the basis of memory, accuracy, rhythm, technique and musicianship