2020 Awards Auditions
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, BTM Awards will be held online this year. Students may submit a video recording of their performance to be judged online. Videos must be submitted by Friday, March 27th.
Students must pay an $18 registration fee in order to enter. This fee goes towards paying for the event's judges. Awards registration is now closed.
Video Submission Guidelines
Students may record their performance using phones, cameras, or any other kind of video recording device. Students must record a video and not just audio, and the student must be visible as they perform. The student should say their name and age at the beginning of the video as well as the names of their pieces before they play them.
Once a student has finished their video, they should upload their performance to YouTube. We request that these performances be uploaded in 'Unlisted' mode. This is a privacy setting that an uploader may select when uploading their video. It will prevent anyone who does not have the video link from finding the video.
Both of a student's pieces should be performed within the same video. Do not record two separate videos. Students who were originally planned to play with accompaniment do not need to include accompaniment in their video. Teachers should ask each of their students to send them their video links. Teachers should then compile all of their students' YouTube links into one email and submit it to Boise Tuesday Musicale. Please do not have students submit their videos themselves. The deadline to submit videos is 11:59 PM on Friday, March 27th. However, we recommend that teachers submit their links earlier. If teachers wait until the deadline and we discover that a student's video is broken, we cannot wait for them to re-record. However, if teachers submit their videos earlier, we can test them earlier and there may be time before March 27th for them to re-record if necessary. Boise Tuesday Musicale is more than happy to help students and teachers understand how to upload their videos to YouTube if needed. If a teacher or their student needs help with this, the teacher should use our Contact form.
Teachers should ensure that the audio quality of their student's video is acceptable. Audio quality does not need to be perfect; judges have been instructed not to take video quality into account when making their decisions as long as videos sound acceptable. This means that if a student's performance is too soft to be heard via normal volume changing methods, sounds warped, or is otherwise difficult for the judge to hear, it may result in the judge choosing not to give them an award. However, if one student's video is extremely high quality and another student's video is only of 'good' quality, this should not affect the outcome of the competition.
After all videos have been received, we will send the videos to our judges. They will then begin judging. We will inform all participants of the results as soon as they finish.
Teachers registering students for the awards audition must be members of Boise Tuesday Musicale.
Students must have been adjudicated in either the Fall (2019) or Spring (2020) Boise Tuesday Musicale NFMC Festival and received a superior rating in a solo or concerto event on the same instrument as auditioning for this award.
Winners of this year’s awards will be required to participate in a 2020 - 2021 BTM Fundraising event of their choice. Winners who do not participate in a fundraising event for BTM will not be eligible to compete in 2021.
Judges may choose to hear only one piece if time is limited, but two pieces must be prepared. Memorization is required for both pieces and the score for each work must be provided for the judges. Please provide your own accompanist as needed. Selections may come from the Junior Festival Bulletin, but it is not a requirement. Pianists should not play concertos.
Judges do not give written evaluations. Winners will be notified in a timely manner. All decisions are final. Award checks will be made out directly to the winning student and sent by mail to the teacher for distribution.
Video Submission Deadline