Please read carefully the conditions related to each category: the number of singers, age limit, performance time, the number of songs, voice type and song type, etc.
2019 TICC is open to choirs from all over the world.
參賽隊伍最多可報名三個組別，每組別演唱曲目不能重複。Each choir is allowed to register in maximum three categories. The repertoire for each category must be different.
A choir participating in a category with an age limit is liable to be disqualified without any refund if there is a difference between the official letter and the appearance on stage or any other factual aspects.
The number of participants on stage should not exceed the amount paid in the participation package. The committee reserves the right to disqualify without any refund if there is a difference in the number of participants.
RepeRtoire & Music Scores
The committee reserves the right to change the participation category if the repertoire that is presented does not meet the requirements of the selected category.
Participants must submit 7 copies of original music score by express mail service. 6 copies of the song will be given back after the competition, and one copy will be kept in TICC committee. Scores not taken back by the choir will not be returned.Please provide the composer score authorization or receipt.
Each choir is responsible for the COPYRIGHT of the songs sung in this competition. The committee is not responsible for the copyright of the songs performed to the respective composer/arranger.
The scores must conform to internationally recognized sheet music standards (five lines staff).
Instrument & Accompaniment
Choir platforms, a piano, maximum 4 music stands are available in each of the competition venues. The choir is responsible for any other music instrument or equipment.
In addition to the piano, a maximum of three instruments can be used. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks, microphones, and electronic amplifying devices are not allowed.
Sound check will be scheduled for 6 minutes for each group.
Every participant has to present his/her Personal ID or Passport while check-in for each category of the competition. Participant not in a category age limit is liable to be disqualified without any refund if there is a difference between the official letter and the appearance on stage or any other factual aspects.
The PERFORMANCE TIME is the duration from the sounding of the first tone until the last note is sounded, including the pauses between songs. If a choir exceeds the time specified, the total score will be reduced.
Prizes & Awards
According to the score, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Diplomas will be awarded. The choir who does not achieve a diploma will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Choirs who achieve a Gold Diploma with the highest score in each category will be named “Category Winner”, and will be awarded a Certificate, a Gold Medal, and a Cash Award of TWD $15,000*.
Grand Prix Competition Qualification
All category winners will directly be qualified to perform at the Grand Prix Competition. The jury reserves the right to nominate further choirs for participation.
The choirs that are qualified to participate in the Grand Prix have to submit the repertoire and 7 copies of each piece right after the category awards ceremony.
Grand Prix Champion
The choir with the most votes in the Grand Prix Competition will be named “Grand Prix Champion”, and will be awarded a Certificate, a Trophy, and a Cash Award of TWD $100,000*.
* The Cash Award will be given after taxes are paid in accordance with the law. The tax rate is 10% for Taiwan residents and 20% for foreigners.
GRAND PRIX COMPETITION
Two pieces.One piece MUST be different from the ones already performed in previous competition programs.
One piece MUST BE WITHOUT accompaniment.
Maximum 12 minutes