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Bach Online Form

2017 Bach Festival Application Form

After the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you supply on the form. Important: some emails are directed to spam folders. Be sure to check in your email account’s bulk mail folders.

Only a legal adult, age 18 or more, may complete this form.

The application period for the 2017 Bach Festival will close at 11:59 pm, Thursday, October 12, 2017. Participants may check their time slots for the October 22 festival shortly after October 16 on the itinerary page, which is open to the public. View this document for complete rules.

Bach Festival Application

  • PARTICIPANT NAME

    If entering a chamber ensemble, please enter the name of the participant who will serve as the ensemble's spokesperson and main contact.
  • Please enter the name of the PERFORMER, exactly as you wish it to appear in the program, including proper capitalization and special characters.
  • Enter the performer's instrument in which one will participate. Note: Chamber players will list their instrument (if neither piano or violin) below when inputting all players' information.
  • PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Participant must be of eligible age according to the division in which one applies as of October 9, 2016.
  • (submit "N/A" if you currently do not work with an instructor)
  • FESTIVAL DIVISION SELECTION AND REPERTOIRE

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  • List the participant’s repertoire selection(s) in the space below. List works with complete title, composer first and last name (if other than J.S. Bach), movement title or tempo indication, and opus or catalogue numbers (when available) information. Ensure it is in the order the participant wishes them to be presented. For example:

    Violin Concerto in A major, “Die Relinge”, TWV 51:A4 (Georg Philipp Telemann)
    i. Allegro
    ii. Adagio

    Italian Concerto, BWV 971
    ii. Adagio
    iii. Presto

    Invention in C major, BWV 772
  • list the duration in minutes and seconds (00:00) of the total duration of the performance; in other words, the total sum of all selections to be performed. Enter in a 4-digit format.
  • Application Form Signatures

    This must be completed by an adult performer, age 18 or more, or the legal guardian of a performer under the age of 18.
  • (Required for participants age 17 and under; all legal adult performers may enter "N/A")

    By clicking “I agree to the terms and conditions below”, you affirm that you are of legal adult age, the registered applicant named above, or the legal guardian of the registered applicant named above. You agree to accept all terms and conditions of the AGREEMENT, RELEASE, WAIVER, and SWORN STATEMENT found below (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”).

    Agreement

    I, the PARTICIPANT or the PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN of the AGE 17 OR YOUNGER PARTICIPANT (hereinafter collectively referred to as “PARTICIPANT”), hereby comply fully and in good faith with all regulations, rules, and procedures as outlined in the 2017 Bach Festival Rules, Guidelines, and Agreement. I understand that the Seattle International Piano Festival (hereinafter referred to as “SIPF”) reserves the right to prohibit from future activities any PARTICIPANT and/or the teacher or coach of the PARTICIPANT for failure to adhere to said rules. The participant agrees to treat the organizers, volunteers, and adjudicators of the 2017 Bach Festival with respect, and promises not to harass or malign any such individuals connect with or about the event’s activities. Furthermore, the participant hereby affirms to the fact that all information entered in conjunction with the participant’s application is true and accurate. The participant also promises to adhere to the rules and guidelines set forth in pages 1 through 4 of the “2017 Bach Festival Rules, Guidelines, and Agreement” document (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”.

    Release

    The PARTICIPANT, hereby waives, releases, and grants to and for the benefit of the Seattle International Piano Festival (hereinafter referred to as “SIPF”) and/or its assignees, any and all rights the participant may have to any recordings, videography, and/or photographs made by or for the SIPF of any performance or event organized or sponsored by it. The participant understands and agrees that by virtue of this waiver, release, and grant of rights, the SIPF will have the right to make full and unrestricted use of such recordings, videography, and/or photographs, including without limitation, in advertisements, commercial ventures, and promotions and for the sale or lease of same, without any fee or other compensation owed to the participant.

    Waiver

    The PARTICIPANT, fully and in good faith intending to be bound thereby, does hereby promise not to initiate any claim, lawsuit, or other legal action, pertaining to any action or omission by the SIPF relating directly or indirectly to the Bach Festival as to which application is herewith being made. This promise is made as a condition of the application, and in consideration for the SIPF’s processing and evaluation of the application. This promise constitutes an acceptance and agreement by the participant that, for example, decisions by competition judges are final and unappealable, and the physical spaces of the competition/festival venues are reasonably safe and appropriate for their intended purposes. (However, this promise is not in any respect limited to the above two examples.) The participant intends that this promise be fully binding upon the participant, as well as upon heirs, successors, and assignees of the participant. This promise applies to the application process, the competition, and all events under the purview of the 2017 Seattle International Piano Festival and its associated activities and/or events.

    Sworn Statement

    The PARTICIPANT hereby certifies that all recordings of the repertoire herein which have been submitted to the 2017 SIPF piano competition or its associated festivals for consideration have been performed and/or recorded by the participant completely from memory, without the use of musical scores, notes, or auxiliary musical notation of any kind, unless an exemption as outlined in the 2017 Bach Festival rules grants such waiver. The participant agrees to treat the organizers, volunteers, and adjudicators of the 2017 Bach Festival with respect, and promises not to harass or malign any such individuals connect with or about the event’s activities. Furthermore, the participant hereby affirms to the fact that all information entered in conjunction with the participant’s application is true and accurate. The participant also promises to adhere to a rules and guidelines set forth in pages 1 through 4 of this document.

    Furthermore, you are agreeing to the following:

    1) This Agreement supersedes any prior written or oral Agreement, contains the entire Agreement, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other Agreement whether oral or written;

    2) This Agreement may be modified or amended by the SIPF;

    3) In the event that the SIPF requires the services of an attorney in connection with enforcement of this Agreement, or in the event that litigation is commenced, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees;

    4) If any provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited;

    5) Failure of the SIPF to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of the SIPF’s rights to subsequently enforce this Agreement;

    6) This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Washington and venue shall lie in King County; and

    7) This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which shall be deemed to be an original and constitute a single Agreement. An electronic transmission bearing any person’s acceptance of the terms and conditions shall have the same force and effect as the original of this Agreement bearing such person’s signature.

    By clicking the “I agree to the terms and conditions below” above, the participant fully affirms that the above statements in this agreement are true, carry the full legal weight of a signature, and legally binding upon the participant.

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