ELIGIBILITY: An active member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in good standing.
MUSIC TYPE: The focus of this competition is the classical aria and art song. Thus, all performances will be limited to the classical/modern classical genre.
AGE RESTRICTIONS: There will be only one category of 18 to 40 years of age. The entrant must be at least 18 years of age or above, and not turn 41 in the year 2019.
PERFORMANCE FORMAT: Each singer must have a piano accompanist. For the final competition (live), a piano accompanist will be provided.
VOICE CLASSIFICATIONS: All voice ranges are welcome. All performers will compete in a single category regardless of gender or voice range.
VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Each participant must provide two video recordings, one for each song, for a total of two performances submitted.
SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES: Begins on August 1, 2019 and ends on September 1, 2019.
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. No organ or pre-recorded accompaniment is permitted. A digital piano is acceptable for the audition. One may not perform his/her own accompaniment.
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE (FOR AUDITION ONLY): For the audition, please select one aria and one art song from the official list of audition pieces below. Please note that these pieces are for the audition only. For the final competition, all performers will be provided new, original INC compositions to perform.
All requirements must be complete. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE (FOR AUDITION ONLY)
FILIPINO ART SONGS
Ang Aking Bayan (Nicanor Abelardo)
Ang Maya (Jose Estrella)
Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig (Constancio De Guzman)
Ano Kaya Ang Kapalaran
Ay! Kalisud (Jovita Fuentes)
Hayun ang Bituin (Lucio D. San Pedro)
Kundiman (Anak Dalita) (Francisco Santiago)
Kundiman ng Luha (Nicanor Abelrado)
Kung Hindi Man (Nicanor Abelrado)
Madaling Araw (Francisco Santiago)
Magbalik Ka Hirang (Nicanor Abelrado)
Malungkot na Maya (Jose Estrella)
Mutya Ng Pasig (Nicanor Abelrado)
Nasaan Ang Aking Puso
Nasaan ka Irog? (Nicanor
Nasaan Ngayon ang Sumpa
Mo Sa Akin? (Constancio de Guzman)