2016 Taichung Saxophone Competition Application Information
Houli—the original “hometown” for Taiwan’s saxophone production—remains a key global hub for the manufacture of musical instruments. In recent years, cultural and creative industry concepts have been adopted towards the goals of promoting Houli’s instrument-making industry and boosting local businesses. The vision for this competition is to provide a venue for musicians from around the world to share experiences and exchange information with each other in order to broaden the horizons of Taiwan’s musicians and music scene, promote jazz music and instruments, and attract local and international recognition, thereby maximizing the synergistic impact of this event.
Deadline : June 24, 2016
Preliminary: June 24-July 8, 2016
Semi-Final Round: July 29, 2016
Final Round: July 31, 2016
1st: NT$600,000 and medal
2nd: NT$300,000 and medal
3rd: NT$150,000 and medal
Summit Brand Marketing Co., Ltd
Telephone: +886-4-2207-0976, ext. 16
Address: No.15, Huazhong St., North Dist., Taichung City 40442, Taiwan (R.O.C.) (Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except national holidays)
Website: http://www.culture.taichung.gov.tw/ or
a. Mail submissions:
Please mail (postmarked no later than Jun 24, 2016) the completed application form and 2 DVDs or any available type of network platform link (music video for preliminary round, limited to jazz) to the following address:
2016 Taichung Saxophone Competition
No.15, Huazhong St., North Dist.,
Taichung City 40442,
Note: Please use a delivery services that allows you to track your mail.
b. In-person submissions:
Please deliver the completed application form and 2 DVDs or any available type of network platform link (music video for preliminary round, limited to jazz) to
No.15, Huazhong St., North Dist., Taichung City 40442, Taiwan (R.O.C.) before June 24, 2016. Please note "2016 Taichung Saxophone Competition" on the cover.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except national holidays)
Application Requirements (Please include all of the following items)
a. Completed application form with one passport-size color photograph of the applicant (2'' high definition, frontal head and shoulder shot) attached to it.
b. A photocopy of the applicant's Taiwan (R.O.C.) ID card or foreign passport.
c. 2 performance DVDs or any available type of network platform link for the preliminary round: Choose one jazz piece and make a video recording no more than five minutes in length. Convert it to NTSC format, and make two standard DVD copies (VOB format, which includes two folders with video and audio for DVD players); or MPEG/AVI files (640 x 480 or 720 x 480 resolution, 30 fps) for computers. Please specify the applicant's name and the musical piece title on each DVD disc.
d. A copyright agreement with the applicant's signature and date.
1.All contestants are required to accompany with a jazz trio ensemble provided by the organizer, and are not allowed to bring their own ensemble.
2.Please wear formal clothing during the competition. Dress code will be considered under the "Appearance and Stage Deportment" grading category.
3.The organizer will hold an after party following the Saxophone Competition. Semi-Final and Final Round competitors are invited. The date and venue of the party will be determined and announced by the organizer.
4.In accordance with Taiwan income tax laws, prizes exceeding NT$20,000 will be taxed 10% for Taiwanese citizens (20% for foreigners).
5.All the prize winners are required to cooperate with the organizer to give one performance in festivals or activities, according to the organizer’s annul schedule. The date and venue of this event will be determined by the organizer, who will cover related air tickets and an airport arrival reception but not living expenses.
6.All the prize winners are required to provide his/her portrait and usage authorization to the organizer for promotional use over a one-year period.
7.Foreign contestants requiring certification of their participation should notify the coordinator by email beforehand. Contestants are also responsible for their accommodations, meals, visa, and travel arrangements to and from the competition.
8.Please fill in the application form completely. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.
9.All the application documents will not be returned.
10.If a contestant's musical entries, registration information or attached documents are found to involve in plagiarism or any form of misrepresentation, the organizer reserves the rights to disqualify the contestant from the competition, with any awarded prizes returned to the organizer.
11.The organizer reserves the rights to modify the date, venue and time order of contestants’ performances, subject to necessary or inevitable conditions.
12.Based on the registration result and performance level of the contestants, the jurors reserve the rights to adjust the number of semi-finalists and finalists during each round of the competition, or not to award a prize for the final round.
13.Contestants must comply with rules and guidelines at the organizer’s discretion.
14.The organizer reserves the rights to modify the rules at their discretion.