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RULES SOUNDS 2018
1. STYLES


Classical music
  • orchestras
  • bands
  • choirs
  • vocal ensembles
Folk music
  • bands
  • vocal ensembles
Other music including rock, pop, jazz, laulelma ballads, schlager, hiphop, reggae, dance
  • bands
  • vocal ensembles

2. PERFORMANCE DURATION

The maximum performance duration is 10 minutes.

3. AGE GROUPS AND LIMITS

Participants will be divided into two age groups:
"Participants born between 2003 and 2008 (10-15-year-olds)
"Participants born between 1998 and 2002 (16-20-year-olds)

All groups must consist of a minimum of three members. At least two thirds of members must be within the relevant age range. The restrictions do not apply to non-performing members who may be responsible for directing the performances and groups. The event is especially targeted at young people interested in arts and culture. Young people who receive an income through music, are in full-time musical education (e.g. Sibelius Academy, military music school, vocational courses offered by conservatories) or have a professional qualification in music, are precluded from entering the event. This restriction does not apply to students enrolled at the Sibelius Academy youth department. In regional and national events, any one group can only sign up for a single group event. In order for a group to be considered unique, two thirds of all members must be changed.

4. FROM REGIONAL TO NATIONAL EVENTS

All young people resident in the area are eligible to sign up for regional events. All regional events must conclude by the end of March 2018. Regional qualifiers are required to sign up to the national event in Mikkeli by 9 April 2018. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

5. FEEDBACK

All participants will receive verbal and written feedback following their performance. The Young Culture Sounds 2018 showcase is designed to establish dialogue with young musicians. In their feedback, the jury will discuss the strengths of each performance and also offer a range of observations designed to assist the performers in developing their technique and creative expression. The juries will particularly focus on:

  • Performance content
  • Vocal and instrumental features
  • Interaction between performers
  • Artistic expression
  • Stage presence
  • Individuality and originality
  • Interaction between performers and audience