A Dedicated Poem

USA International Music Competition

Sep, 20th-25th, 2010

There were 4 divisions, for any instrument:
Junior – Ages 7-11
Senior – Ages 12-17
College – Ages 18-22
Young Professional – Ages 23-31

If you have any question, please send an email: harpchaerin@yahoo.co.uk
The official website of the UIMC is www.uimc.weebly.com

UIMC is happy to welcome all instruments to the competition.

• Results will be announced on 25th at the Awards Ceremony.
• You are welcome to bring your own accompanist. If you are unable to do so, we can make arrangements for you with our staff
accompanist for an added fee. Our staff accompanist is: Ms. Ayako Yoda and Ms. Ling Leng
• Please provide 2 copies of the score for the panel at the time of competition.
• You will receive your assigned time after September, 1st. Please check in one hour prior to your assigned time. A warm up room will be provided.
• The competition is not behind a screen.
• Comments from the panel may be released upon request.
• All judge’s decisions are final.

First Round Schedule

Sep, 20, Monday: 9am-11am/ College and Young Professional/ Boston University Concert Hall
2:30pm-6:30pm/ Junior and Senior/ Boston University Marshall Room
Sep, 21, Tuesday: 9am-12pm/ College and Young Professional/ Boston University Concert Hall
2pm-5pm/ Junior and Senior/ Marshall Room

Second Round Schedule

Sep, 22, Wednesday: 9am-1pm/ College and Young Professional/ Boston University Concert Hall
12pm-5pm/ Junior and Senior/ Marshall Room
Sep, 23, Thursday: 12pm-2pm/ College and Young Professional/ Boston University Concert Hall
9am-11am/ Junior and Senior/ Marshall Room

Final Round Schedule

Sep, 24, Friday: 9am-2pm and 6pm-8pm/ College and Young Professional/ Boston University Concert Hall
2pm-6pm/ Junior and Senior/ Marshall Room

Award Ceremony and Meeting

Sep, 25, Saturday: 10am-6pm/ Concert Hall

Board of Directors

Chaerin Kim/ Artistic Director, Founder
Ransom Wilson/ President
Meg Griffith/ Vice-President, Co-Founder

Honorary Advisory Board

Roman Totenberg/ Violinist
Faculty at Boston University, Peabody Conservatory, Music Academy of the West, Aspen School of Music, Mannes College of Music,
and the Longy School of Music. He holds 38 honorary doctoral degrees

Sumi Jo/ Lyric Coloratura
Winner of the Grammy Award, 50 Recordings, Guest Singer for 2002 World Cup, 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, She has more than 50 opera roles

Martin Bresnick/ Composer, Faculty at Yale University

Robert Chabora/ Pianist
Dean of the Music Department at the Concordia College

Skaila Kanga/ Harpist
Head of the Harp Department at Royal Academy of Music in London

Frank Morelli/ Basoonist
NYC Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Faculty at Juilliard, Yale, Manhattan School of Music, and SUNY Stony Brook

Simon Carrington/ Conductor
Yale University Emertius, Founder of Yale Schola Cantorum

Maria Clodes Jaquaribe/ Pianist
Previous Chair of the Piano Department at Boston University

Boaz Sharon/ Pianist
Head of the Piano Department at Boston University

Ketty Nez/ Composer
Faculty at Boston University

Don Lucas/ Trombonist
Head of Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion Department at Boston University

Penelope Bitzas/ Soprano
Faculty at Boston University

Ann Hopson Pilot/ Harpist
Faculty at Boston University, New England Conservatory, BUTI, Previous BSO Principle Harpist for 40 years

Prentice Pilot/ Bassist
Director of Music for the City of Boston, Artistic Director of ” Project STEP”

Executive Director

Dr. Meg Griffith

Music Committee

Winston Dan Vogel
Conductor, Kapellmeister of the Mainz Opera and Director of the Mainz Singakademie in Germany, Het Nederlands Dans Theater in Holland, President and Artistic Director of Opera USA, a Trustee of the Bergen Museum where he is also Artistic Director of the Mastodon Music Society,
Principal conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the assistant conductor of the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and Kapellmeister in Mainz Staatskapelle

Ivana Lisak
Composer, Faculty at Harvard and Berklee
Jessica Zhou
Principle Harpist, Boston Symphony
Jeb Kulevich
Percussionist, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Angel Valchinov
Concertmaster, Boston Civic Symphony and Claflin Hill Symphony
Kathy Czerney
President of the South Shore Conservatory
Anthony Green

Development Director

Mr. Yohei Sato

Dr. Angel Valchinov

Dr. Chen Lin

Financial Manager

Mr. Namheon Kim

The mission of UIMC is:
• To promote healthy competition.
• To encourage talented young musicians to build up their career and to continue their musical growth.
• To introduce the winners to the musical world, providing them with new connections and opportunities.
• To award prizes based on overall musicianship, no matter the instrument.
• To recognize both the technical and musical aspects of a competitor’s performance. Technical ability has reached a new height; as a result, technical perfection is often the most weighted aspect of being judged a winner in today’s competitions. At UIMC, we look past technical perfection to select musicians who possess true artistry.

We believe in God and that all the musical instruments were made to praise and worship God. Music is a beautiful tool to glorify God, and we are honored to invite musicians from all over the world, from all faiths and walks of life, to participate in our competition.

1 Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.
[Psalm 150]