We are so pleased you are interested in participating in Sing It! 2021 – a vocal competition. Below you will find answers to your questions about the process, how to apply, and the requirements you must meet to participate. Our goal is for this to be a fun memorable experience for all involved. Please read through the materials below and follow the detailed instructions. Please direct any questions you have to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone on our staff will get back with you as soon as possible. We all look forward to this great event!
APPLICATION PROCESS: Pay the Application Fee and Complete the Sing It! 2021 Application and Release. Submit the completed application, release and accompanying materials to the email address provided (instructions included below). One application fee, application, and release per act (solo or group).
The submission deadline for Sing It! 2021 is July 1st.
—THIS IS A MULTI-ROUND VOCAL COMPETITION—
FIRST ROUND: Valid submissions, received by the deadline, will be reviewed by our team of judges in a private, round table session. Each applicant (act) will receive responses concerning their submitted audition piece along with notification of whether or not they will proceed to the next round of competition. First round notifications and responses will be sent via email to the address you provide on or before Aug 1st.
SECOND ROUND: September 4th, 2021 is the second round of Sing It! 2021. The competition is a part of the Labor Day Barn Bash 2021: The competition will be held during the day in the big tent at the Phelps Farm.
**Please note that you and any guests that accompany you will need to purchase tickets to the Labor Day Barn Bash weekend in order to attend the award ceremony where the winner of Sing It! 2021 will perform on Sunday September 5th.
Those advancing to the second round of the competition will be notified by August 1st, 2021 and receive further information about their involvement. Each second round contestant (act) will be sent instructions via email on what to do next, including information on accompaniment (submitting accompaniment tracks, playing guitar or keyboard – no live band accompaniment), number of vocal mics needed, what to wear, arrival times and on site logistics.
**More information about our barn bash events, local attractions and hotels is available at https://davidphelps.com/barn-bash-events/.
Every contestant (act) must register in person at the event upon arrival and will receive an armband and instructions for the day. Each contestant will be briefly interviewed by the judge panel and sing one song selection with either guitar, keyboard, or pre-submitted accompaniment track.
Contestant’s (act’s) progressing to the Third round will be announced during the evening concert. The three finalists (solo or act) for the competition will be announced based on the joint decision of the judges.
THIRD (FINAL) ROUND: The third round of Sing It! 2021 will commence on September 5th, 2021. The three finalists will perform one selection in the big tent beginning at 5:15 PM. Each contestant (act) will sing one song selection different from their previous selections with either guitar, keyboard, or pre-submitted accompaniment track.
WINNER CEREMONY & PERFORMANCE: The grand prize, runner up, and third place winners will be announced during the concert that evening on September 5th in The Barn @ The Phelps Farm. Places will be announced and the Grand Prize winner will perform on The Barn stage during the concert.
The entire application process for this event is ONLINE ONLY. Please do not attempt to submit paperwork or recordings via mail carrier.
After paying the one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee via the Barn & Bale web store, you will be able to submit the online application form and the release form. Only one fee and application per act.
Complete the required information on the application form that includes your name(s), act name (if applicable), age(s), address, contact email address, contact phone number (cell preferred), instruments played, hobbies/interests, application fee purchasers name(for our office records) and short biographical essay. Read and sign the release form(s). Note that if you or any performer in your act are under 18 years old, it is required that a parent or legal guardian sign the form.
Once you have completed the application and release forms, submit a recent photo and an mp3 or YouTube link to email@example.com (be sure to include your name in the email). Only one song per applicant (act) will be considered. Please keep songs to 5 minutes or less. THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Second Round, Third Round and Winner Ceremony will be held at The Barn @ the Phelps Farm on September 4th & 5th. If you receive notification by July 1st, 2021 that you will be advancing to the second round, you will be emailed detailed instructions on day-of-event logistics including time of arrival, registration, seating, performance logistics and orientation.
February 14, 2021 Application Submission Begins
July 1, 2021 Application Submission Deadline
August 1, 2021 Sing It! 2021 First Round results emailed to applicants
September 4, 2021 Second round of Sing It! 2021
September 5, 2021 Third and final round of Sing It! 2021