A music competition usually takes place in front of a public audience and a jury. Often the best rated participants are honored. Competitions often take place in several rounds; The number of participants is continuously reduced until only a few competitors remain for the final round, in which the winners are then determined.
There are classical music competitions for solo instruments , for singers (depending on the pitch) and for choirs . Usually - as in sporting competitions - the first three are awarded. Most of the competitions are organized for the piano , violin and cello instruments . Also, find conductor's and composition competitions instead.
The World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) ( World Federation of International Music Competitions ) based in Geneva belong to 128 music competitions. Among other things, the WFIMC coordinates the dates of the competitions.
A newer form of television music competition is talent shows .
- Music award
- List of music competitions (classical)
- List of international singing competitions for classical music
- List of music competitions and prizes
- Composition competition
- Arnold Jacobshagen : Music competitions, prizes and grants , German Music Information Center 2011 ( full text ; PDF; 225 kB)
- Max Peter Baumann (Ed.): Contesting tradition. Cross cultural studies of musical competition . VWB, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-86135-735-6 .
- Dietrich Helms; Thomas Phleps (Ed.): Nobody will win. Popular music in competition . (= Contributions to popular music research; 33). Transcript, Bielefeld 2005, ISBN 3-89942-406-9 ( full text )
- World Federation of International Music Competitions (English, French)
- Announcement calendar of the German Music Information Center
- German and international competitions - list of the German Music Information Center
- Statistical representations of the competitive landscape in Germany according to categories, tender radii and follow-up measures