Good news for countertenors! The Nigerian Philharmonics Company has announced the commencement of its sponsored Kingsley Inuope Idegun -KII Memorial Awards/competition for Countertenors 2020/2020. The announcement was made on Tuesday 14th July 2020 on its social media platform.
The KII Memorial Awards is annual award organized by the Nigeria Philharmonics company. It was set up to give financial support to countertenor singers in Nigeria and West Africa with a view to helping them upscale their career.
The Kingsley Inuope Idegun Memorial award 2019/2020 will award three Countertenor a token grant, to help the recipients with expenses as it relates to career development.
This grant shall be awarded annually. The number of grants and their amount may vary from year to year.
PRIZES for 2019/2020 Kingsley Inuope Idegun Memorial Award for Countertenor
First prize: N35, 000
Second prize: N17, 500
Third prize: N10, 000
Handel prize: N5, 000
Audience Prize: N5, 000
The winners are also required to perform in at least one concert to be organized by the Nigerian Philharmonics Company in 2020.
APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR KII MEMORIAL AWARD FOR COUNTERTENOR 2020
Those wishing to apply for 2019/2020 grant are invited to email the Philharmonics Company/Nigerian Philharmonics Company
• A cover letter of not more than 500 words to introduce themselves, provide a clear and concise statement of goals of their career as a Countertenor and how the grant given to them would help them to achieve such goal(s).
• A musical bio of not more than 200 words.
• A clear video recording with a Piano/Organ/Keyboard of three arias in one file. (If using a Keyboard please use only piano sound. If you wish to be considered for the Handel prize, please do include one Handel aria. please make sure you use your full name as the file name.
• A headshot
• The first, second and third prize winners from the previous edition are not eligible to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR KII MEMORIAL AWARD
Application for 2020/2021 should be submitted no later than November 30, 2019. The result would be announced on December 15th, 2019. The winners would be displayed on the Nigeria Philharmonics Facebook page.
HOW TO APPLY FOR KII MEMORIAL AWARD FOR COUNTERTENOR 2020/2021
Interested singers are to send in their application by email via WESENDIT platform using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries should also be sent via the same email. SEND YOUR APPLICATION NOW
We wish all participants the best.