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THE INTERNATIONAL HORN COMPETITION OF AMERICA, INC. 2013

(Formerly the American Horn Competition)

 

2013 IHCA Online Application-University Division 

or download and mail this form: 

Adobe icon 2013 IHCA Application Form-University Division 


2013 IHCA Online Application-Professional Division

or download and mail this form: 

Adobe icon 2013 IHCA Application Form-Professional Division

 

AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AND A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Founded 1981
August 30-September 1, 2013 
University of Louisville School of Music
Bruce Heim, Host and Producer

Executive Director
Steven Gross

Artistic Coordinator
Lowell Greer

Board of Advisors
Elliott Higgins, Director Emeritus
Cynthia Carr
James Decker
Randall Faust
Randy Gardner
Marian Hesse
Peter Kurau
Lawrence Lowe
Jean Martin-Williams
Alan Mattingly
Joe Neisler
Jeff Nelsen
Robert Osmun
Karl Pituch
Charles Snead
David Thompson
Rick Todd
William VerMeulen

 

 

Clinic with IHCA Adjudicators


The International Horn Competition of America (IHCA) convenes in 2013 at the University of Louisville School of Music in Louisville, Kentucky. Included in this event is a clinic with IHCA Adjudicators, open to all registered competition participants. Featured are the members of the IHCA Board of Advisors in attendance and the Adjudicators for the 2013 competition. The format will be a discussion concerning all pertinent aspects of solo performing, a wonderful opportunity to hear from some of the most experienced performers, teachers, and adjudicators in the horn world.


Competition Rules and Regulations:
See the complete rules at www.ihcamerica.org.

Location:
The competition will take place in the University of Louisville School of Music in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is an energetic metropolitan area (over 1.2 million residents in the metro area) with a distinguished history of support for the arts. Louisville is located at the part of the Ohio River where Lewis and Clark organized their historic expedition in the early 1800’s. It is also the home of the United Parcel Service’s WorldPort, the site of the Kentucky Derby (the most-watched horse race in the world), and the city of origin for one-third of all bourbon whiskey! The U of L’s 558-seat Comstock Hall is hailed as one of the finest concert venues in the nation. Interstate highways I-64, I-65, and I-71 intersect in Louisville, air connections are excellent and the airport is near the UofL. Major airlines serving Louisville International Airport (SDF) include: American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, US Airways, and Vision Airlines.

Housing:
An IHCA conference rate will be available.

Our two nearest hotels, are 4 blocks, 0.5 miles away:
Days Inn 1620 Arthur Street, Louisville - (502) 636-3781
Quality Inn 311 East Gaulbert Avenue, Louisville - (502) 638-6100

There are several additional hotels near the University of Louisville. Other hotels are within a 15 minute drive. For a complete list of area hotels: http://louisville.edu/admissions/visit/lodging/lodging-near-campus.html

Directions and Parking: http://louisville.edu/music/cmp/community-music-program.html/community-music-program.html/directions-locations-and-parking.html


Questions?
Please visit the IHCA website [www.ihcamerica.org] which has a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) link, and look for updates and news on the home page. View the IHCA Brochure.

Email or phone Penny Brodie for more information pkbrod01@louisville.edu / 852-6907

Schedule

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Early Registration (optional)

 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

 9:00 a.m. – Registration opens, rehearsals for First Rounds begin

7:00 p.m. – Open Forum with Advisory Board and Adjudicators

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

9:00 a.m. – First Rounds begin

 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

 9:00 a.m. – First Rounds continue

1:00 p.m. – Second Round, Professional Division

5:00 p.m. – Second Round, University Division

 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

 9:00 a.m. – Final Round, University Division

 1:00 p.m. – Final Round, Professional Division

 3:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

2013 Repertoire Lists

 

UNIVERSITY DIVISION, ROUND ONE

1) Your choice of a first movement of any of the Mozart concerti, or the new, complete version of the Mozart Concerto Rondo (short version not allowed), and

2) Your choice of one of the following:

Alan Abbott, Alla Caccia

Paul Dukas, Villanelle

Randall Faust, Rondo (Faust Music)

Johan Kvandal, Introduction and Allegro

Roger Piantoni, Air de Chasse

Robert Planel, Légende

Camille Saint-Saëns, Romance, Op. 36

Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro

 

UNIVERSITY DIVISION, ROUND TWO

Your choice of one of the following unaccompanied pieces:

Paul Basler, Cantos 

Vitaly Buyanovsky, España (from Traveling Impressions, McCoy’s Horn Library)

Randall Faust, Call and Response (Faust Music Publications)

Otto Ketting, Intrada

Bernhard Krol, Laudatio

Tim Martin, Lament*

Vincent Persichetti, Parable

*$500 Gretchen Snedeker Prize for best performance 

 

UNIVERSITY DIVISION, FINAL ROUND

Your choice of one of the following complete concertos:

Reinhold Glière, Concerto, Op. 91

Ida Gotkovsky, Concerto

Jan Václav Stich (Giovanni Punto), Concerto No. 5 or No. 7 or No. 11

Richard Strauss, Concerto No. 1 or No. 2

 

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION, ROUND ONE 

1) Your choice of one of the following memorized works: a first movement of any of the Mozart concerti, or the new, complete version of the Mozart Concerto Rondo (short version not allowed), and

2) Your choice of one of the following (memorization optional):

Eugène Bozza, En Forêt

Luigi Cherubini, Sonata No. 2

Paul Dukas, Villanelle (opening to first Allegro without valves)

Johann Kalliwoda, Introduction and Rondeau, Op. 51

Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro

 

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION, ROUND TWO 

Your choice of one of the following unaccompanied pieces:

Sigurd Berge, Horn Call / Horn Lokk

Vitaly Buyanovsky, Espana (from Traveling Impressions, McCoy’s Horn Library)

Peter Maxwell Davies, Sea Eagle

Randall Faust, Harmonielehre (Faust Music)

Lowell Greer, The Crust Around Emptiness (Musica Veritas)

Olivier Messiaen, Appel Interstellaire (from Des canyons aux étoiles)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Concert Étude

P. Kellach Waddle, As I Drove Through the Central Texas Darkness (PKW Productions)

 

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION, FINAL ROUND

Your choice of one of the following complete concertos:

Reinhold Glière, Concerto, Op. 91

Gordon Jacob, Concerto

Othmar Schoek, Concerto

Richard Strauss, Concerto No. 2

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Concerto

 

UNIVERSITY DIVISION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Participation in the University Division is restricted to hornists born between August 15, 1985 and August 15, 1995. Younger students already enrolled in a university are also eligible. Contestants must be enrolled as full-time students at an organized institution, and may not have performed professionally under full-time contract, or have been previously offered such employment by virtue of winning a full-time professional audition. 

 

University contestants must be prepared to furnish at the competition the following:

a) photocopy of proof of age (one of the following: driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport)

b) proof of full-time student status (photocopy of current student I.D. or letter of university acceptance for new students). December graduates are permitted to enter the University Division provided they meet all of the above requirements.

 

Competition Rules and Regulations

 

1. The International Horn Competition of America is open to hornists of all nationalities. The competition does not discriminate based on the model of horn, tone color, or choice of performance style/school. The International Horn Competition of America seeks to support and promote excellence in horn playing in the preferred style of the contestant.

 

2. All contestants will be afforded standard concert etiquette. Applause will precede and follow all performances, which will be played in their entirety without interruption.

 

3. All contestants will be given copies of judge's evaluation sheets. Non-finalists are given the opportunity to meet with jurors for consultations.

 

4. Application to the International Horn Competition of America constitutes acceptance of all rules and regulations.

 

5. All decisions by the judges are final. The jury may decline to award prizes. The judges may decline to award first or second prizes, or name finalists. If a first prize is awarded, the judges may decline to award a second prize. In the event of a tie, the prize money will be divided equally.

 

6. Previous winners of the International Horn Competition of America are ineligible to compete in the division that they won.

 

7. Professional contestants must perform standing. University contestants are encouraged to perform standing, but are allowed to sit down to perform.

 

8. Memorization is required in the Professional Division for all Mozart performances. For all other divisions and rounds memorization is optional.

 

9. EACH contestant must provide their own piano scores (originals, no copies) for the accompanists.

 

10. Contestants using IHCA accompanists are allowed one rehearsal and the first round performance. Private (non-IHCA) accompanists may be used in the first round only, and the contestant must pay the private accompanist fee. All finalists will use IHCA accompanists at no additional cost.

 

11. Judges will not be allowed to adjudicate family members.

 

12. By making application to, and participating in the 2013 IHCA contestants grant permission for the use of photographs, recordings and interviews in all media venues.

 

13. Contestants will bear all applicable expenses including, but not necessarily limited to meals, lodging, and transportation.

 

14. The pitch standard for the International Horn Competition of America is A = 440.

 

15. Appropriate performance attire is coat and tie for men; for women, dress or dress pants.

 

16. Competitors grant permission for the International Horn Competition of America to use photographs, audiovisual and sound recordings, or broadcasts without remuneration, and in all media forms.

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