San Jose International Vocal Festival
The 3rd Beacon International Vocal Competition
1, Age Classification:
Competition is open for all competitors over 18. Singers will compete in one of three Divisions:
Lower Division: (18-24) Upper Division: (25-30) Advanced Division: (31 and older).
2, Competition format and requirements:
A, The Competition will consist of two separate rounds: primary and finals. Competitors
will perform two Arias (Opera and/or Oratorio) for primary round. The total combined
performance time for two selections must not exceed 10 minutes
B, Repertoires: All Division singers will be prepared to perform two Arias (Opera and/or
Oratorio), or one Aria (Opera or Oratorio) and one Art Song of contrasting style, period,
language and composer, from the standard Western European and/or American
literature. Russian and Spanish language literature is also acceptable..
C, During final round, competitors can use the repertories for primary round, and the total
combined performance time for two selections must not exceed 15 minutes.
D, Singers will be responsible for securing their own accompanists for all rounds of the
E, All stages of the competition may be recorded and/or video recorded as authorized by
the competition organizing committee, which retains the exclusive rights of all audio
and video recordings
3, Performance Showcase: it is an opportunity for applicants who wish to experience
the event but not to compete this time.
4, Awards: Competition awards include First, Second, Third, Fourth Honor Roll of each age
classification. Performance Showcase applicants will receive “Talent Awards”.