Director: Yuriy Spiridovich International Vocal and Instrumental Art Competition "DO - LA FEST" 20.06.2021-27.06.2021 Balchik, Bulgaria Objective of the competition: the creation of a platform for artistic communication, making and strengthening friendships between talents from different countries around the world, bolstering cultural exchange; stimulating the integration of world music cultures and enriching the repertoire of instrumental and vocal performances; development of traditions of the national music cultures; Nominations and requirements about the program: Vocal art – folklore, academic, popular, author’s performance and others: - Participants in the ‘solo’ category and ‘small forms’ of up to 5 people must present 2 varied works; the total time of singing must be no longer than 7 minutes. (2 works are performed one after the other; the time for changing clothes is not included) - An ensemble of up to 12 participants presents 2 varied works and the total singing time is no longer than 4 minutes apiece, in one nomination and one age group. Instrumental art – stringed, folklore, wind and percussion instruments, and others: - Participants in the ‘solo’ category and ‘small forms’ of up to 3 people must present 2 compositions; the total time of the performance must be no longer than 7 minutes. - An ensemble (orchestra) of up 10 participants - presents 2 varied works, which sound no longer than 8 minutes in total, in one category and one age group. * No separate room and instrument for practising before the competition are available! Age categories: 1st category – up to 7 years of age 2nd category – from the age of 7 up to and including 9 3rd category – from the age of 10 up to and including 12 4th category – from the age of 13 up to and including 14 5th category – from the age of 15 up to and including 18 6th category – from the age of 19 up to and including 25 7th category – from the age of 26 and above 8th category (mixed) – teams of different age groups can be formed Regulations: The announcement of the results of the competition and the rewarding of all participants in the competition will occur at the gala concert of the closing ceremony. Neither diplomas will be issued, nor will any results be announced before the gala concert. Diplomas and prizes will not be sent to the participants after the competition. The jury will present the prize winners in each nomination at the gala concert of the closing ceremony. Jury and awards: It consists of 3 experienced musicians and vocalists, who have been appointed by the organisers. Prizes GRAND PRIX – 150.00 EUR and a golden statuette for the best soloist or ensemble The following prizes will be awarded per each category (there can be more than one prize winner per each place) 1st place: Golden Diploma, 2nd place: Silver Diploma, 3rd place – Bronze Diploma. The remaining teams will receive diplomas for their participation in the competition Program: Day 1: arrival in Bulgaria, accommodation at the hotel after 14:00, leisure time, a meeting of the leaders of the teams with the organisational committee. Day 2: competition programme Day 3: competition programme Day 4: master class Day 5: an excursion to the Botanical Garden, in accordance with a timetable Day 6: gala concert and rewarding Day 7: leisure time, a dance party in the evening Day 8: a check-out before noon Participation fee: 225 euro per person Participation fee includes accommodation at a hotel 3 stars - 7 nights meals, breakfasts and dinners participation in the competition an excursion to the Botanical Garden master classes. The deadline for submitting application forms is 20/05/2021 Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.