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                            2019 Beacon International Festival  
                                 August 8 - August 17,  2019  

Festival Objective
The Beacon International Festival is a collaborative effort between the Arts Council San Jose,
Beacon Artist Association. The objective of the Festival is to bring together talented musicians,
dancers, artists, technicians, photographers, students and educators from various cultures for a
meaningful exchange of ideas. Festival events include competitions for piano, vocal, instruments,
and fine arts. Exhibitions. Performance showcases will be provided during festival as well.


                                   Beacon Festival Contents


A (1) Beacon Piano Competition and Performance Showcase
  • Repertories for Competition:
    One Bach repertory and One Self-choose repertory from Romance Period
  • Repertories for Performance Showcase:
     One or Two Self-choose repertory

  • Age Division
    Youngster : 7 – 9          Early Youth A: 10 -12            Early Youth B: 13 – 15
    Youth A: 16 - 18          Young Adult: 19 - 25              Adult: 26 and above
  • Timing:
    Youngster:  5 minutes        Early Youth A : 6 minutes          Early Youth B: 7 minutes
    Youth A:  8 minutes           Young Adult : 10 minutes          Adult: 10 minutes
    
please carefully choose your repertories according to the time limit, competition staff will ask the performer
      to stop playing if the pieces begin to exceed the set time duration. However, this will not affect the   
      competition result. Competitors will be judged  by their performance merits.
  • All works must be performed from memory
  • Participants are required to wear proper dress during competition

B.  Beacon Vocal Competition and Performance Showcase
  • Repertories: one or two repertories in any style
  • Age Classification:
    Youngster(7-10)     Youth (11-14) Young Adult  (15–18)   Adult(19 and above)
  • Timing: not exceed 6 minutes total
  • Category: Solo, Duet or Ensemble
  • Styles: Classical Style (Opera/Art Song/Broadway), Folk Song and  Popular Style
  • Singers will need to provide their own accompanists or accompany music

C. Beacon International World Music Competition and Performance Showcase
  • Repertories:   one or two self-choose repertory in any style
  • Age Classification:
    Youngster(7-12)  Youth (13-18) Young Adult  (19–25) Adult(26-35)
  • Timing:  
    Youngster: 6 Min.   Youth: 8 Min.    Young Adult B: 9 Min.  Adult: 10 Min.                   
  • Competition format and requirements:
    Western instruments include: String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussions
    Folk instruments include:Strings, Plucked strings, Brass, Percussions
  • Competitors will need to provide their own accompanists or accompany music

D.  Beacon International Fine Arts Competition and Exhibitions
  • Art Works including: drawing, painting, sculpture, craft, photography, calligraphy
  • Age category:   
    Division A: 7- 12      Division B: 13- 18     Division C: 19 and above
  • All art works will get comments and be evaluated by professional artists

E.  Award include:  
    In addition to First, Second, Third, Fourth Honor Roll for Competition Category only,         
    Both Competition and Performance Showcase Categories will provide the following individual
    honors: "Best Musical Award, Best  Technique Award, Best Potential Award, Best
    Interpretation Award, Self-Achievement Award"

F.  Applications and Registration:
  • Early application and Early Registration are encouraged.  To guarantee your acceptance,  
    you should complete your registration by submitting a completed application form with the
    payment of the registration fee (non-fundable):   
   Competition: $100 for solos, $ 120 for duets, and $200 for ensembles
   Performance Showcase: $50 for solos, $60 for duets,  and $100 for ensembles

  Click for applications:
  Beacon International Piano Competition and Performance Showcase
  Beacon International Vocal Competition and Performance Showcase
  Beacon International World Music Competition and Performance Showcase

  • Please make check to: Arts Council San Jose, and mail the check along with application   
     to:   Arts Council San Jose    72 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112  
  • Deadline for submit the Application is on July 31st, 2019
  • Competition/performance time will be email/mailed to you/ instructors
  • For further information please contact:
     admin@ beaconartist.org         or       admin@acsanjose.com