International Music Festival (IMF) 2016

International Music Festival (IMF) 2016

Part I IMF - The show and contest for bands. The Evaluation of the big band performances. 

Part II IMF - The contest for composers and lyricists. The Evaluation of the contest for composers and lyrics.  “Song  2016.SH “.

Organizers: Svaz hudebníků ČR, the town of Česká Kamenice and the town of Děčín.   


June 17 2016 - Velký sál Střelnice in Děčín - The band contest for groups under 25 years of age together with the groups up to 15 years of age.  

June 18 2016 - Kulturní  dům in Česká Kamenice. - The band contest for groups over 25 years of age.

At the end of the big band contest, the band must perform an original song along with the lyrics.

The song must be original and must not be presented or performed elsewhere prior to the event. 

The contest for composers and lyricists will be part of the big band contest in all age categories. Three original songs will be awarded. The international panel of referees will select, announce and present three awards:   1  Award,2.  Nota Award a  3.  Award. “Song  2016.SH “.

The orchestras have the opportunity to choose a composer and lyricist along with the performer. For Czech orchestras the texts must be in Czech. For foreign orchestras the texts must be in the original language of the band or in English. 

The contest for composers and lyricist is announced as part of International Music Festival. It is an innovative addition to the festival and it aims to provide more opportunities to composers and lyricists in their music genres. The organizers are particularly interested in new songs from the countries and towns that are participating in the event. We intend to support the production of both fresh composers, amateurs and professionals that could attract the attention for cooperation. 

The contest for composers is not genre restricted. 

We are planning cooperation with the media such as Czech Radio, OSA along with other cultural institutions and TV companies. 

We believe that you will also take part in the contest on June 17 and 18 June 2016 and hope to hear your new songs. 

Preliminary registration may be sent to:
Dům kultury Česká Kamenice, příspěvková organizace
Komenského 288
407 21, Česká Kamenice
Tel: 412 584 791, tel:+420 775 879 884
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Note: The participants of the contest for composers and lyricists International Music Festival (IMF) 2016 are to agree with making their work public, and will not make any financial claims or any other demands. The copyright complies with the appropriate law act. 

Thank you for cooperation and we look forward to seeing you. Should you not participate in the second part of the contest, please inform us as soon as possible. 

Organizational Committee of Music Festival 2016. 

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