1. ELIGIBILITY: Active member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in good standing.
  2. MUSIC TYPE: The focus of this competition is the classical aria and art song. Thus, all performances will be limited to the classical genre.
  3. AGE RESTRICTIONS: There will be only one category of 18 to 40 years of age (The entrant must be 18 years of age or above, and not turn 41 in the year 2017).
  4. PERFORMANCE FORMAT: Each singer must have a piano accompanist. For the final competition (live), a piano accompanist will be provided for each finalist.
  5. VOICE CLASSIFICATIONS: All voice ranges are welcome. All performers will compete in a single category regardless of gender or voice range.
  6. VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Each participant must provide two video recordings, one for each song, for a total of two song performances submitted.
  7. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES: Begins on August 1, 2017 and ends on September 1, 2017.

In addition:

  • Do not edit the video (no mixing, reverb, or sound enhancement).
  • It should be of good quality (720p video, 192 kbps AAC audio in mp4 format) and should not distort the voice.
  • The singer and the pianist must clearly appear throughout the recording. The camera must remain stationary.
  • Each singer must have a piano accompanist. One may not perform his/her own accompaniment.
  1. OFFICIAL COMPETITION REPERTOIRE: Select one aria and one art song from the official list below. No other songs (classical or otherwise) may be permitted. The selections must be of two different languages from the following: Italian, German, English, Filipino, or French.
  2. All requirements must be complete. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.