Videos must clearly show the student and provide a clear view of the instrument and their hands. If the instrument includes foot pedals, then these must be visible as well. A tripod for your recording device will likely be necessary and can easily be purchased from online merchants.
You may use any recording device you wish. Smartphones generally have better cameras than tablets or laptops.
Your performance will be graded based on your playing ability, not the quality of the video. That being said, having clear video and audio with good fidelity will help your performance shine through.
Videos must be whole, uninterrupted takes with no distractions or background noise. You may of course record as many takes as you like and send the best one.
Post-Production (Splicing, Editing, etc.) of the video or audio is strictly forbidden.
If your repertoire includes multiple pieces, then these may be recorded separately, however they must all be submitted together.
Submitting your Videos
We prefer that you provide your video links when filling out the application for the competition, however you may also email them to firstname.lastname@example.org after completing the application.
We accept video links from all major video sharing sites. If would you prefer to send your video files directly to us, then please use our WeTransfer account at https://iapmt.wetransfer.com.
For pieces composed after 1920, you are required to send us scanned copies of the sheet music in PDF format. These may also be emailed to email@example.com or included in your WeTransfer upload.
Video Sharing Site Submission
When uploading your videos to YouTube, be sure to select “Unlisted” under the “Visibility” settings.
Please use the title and description fields to include the contestant’s name, category, title, composer, and length of the piece.