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La Verne Idol 2013 Information & FAQ

Qualifying Auditions The Qualifying Auditions will be held at the University of La Verne. Contestants MUST register in person. 2013 La Verne Idol Audition Schedule Date Tuesday, March 12th Wednesday, March 13th Thursday, March 14th    Location Campus Center Ballroom B Campus Center Ballroom B Campus Center Ballroom B Time 9:00pm - 11:00pm 7:00pm - 9:00pm 9:00pm - 11:00pm

All Auditions to be acapella - No accompaniment or “Tracks” allowed during this round Sing a 30 to 60-second acapella segment of a song of your choice (any style or genre except RAP) Song choice must be “Family and Age-Appropriate” and not contain any vulgar or inappropriate language or lyrics.

Contestants selected to go on to the Semi-Finals will receive a “Golden Ticket” and instructions from the Audition Committee. Contestants will confirm their contact information at this time to receive complete instructions for the Semi-Finals via email. Semi-Finals All contestants passed through to the Semi-Finals must check in at the Contestant table at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time on the day of the Semi-Final event.    All Performances to be acapella - No accompaniment or “Tracks” allowed during this round. Sing a 30 to 60-second acapella segment of a song of your choice (any style or genre except RAP) Song choice must be “Family and Age-Appropriate” and not contain any vulgar or inappropriate language or lyrics.

The Semi-Finals will be a ticketed event that is conducted on stage in front of a live audience. Contestants will use microphones for this round. The Announcement Ceremony will take place approximately 10-15 minutes after the last contestants have auditioned. Winners will be selected by a combination of votes from our judging panel and from the live theater audience that evening. Contestants selected to go on to the Finals should be present to get their award and instructions from the Audition Committee at the Announcement Ceremony. Contestants will
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*Each contestant participating in the Semi-Finals must prepare and bring three song choices and sheet music for those songs to be used by the contestant in the event that they are chosen to go on to the Finals. Winners will be selected from the live theater audience that evening. Final Concert Event This final round of the competition shall consist of a full two-hour performance event. etc.     Contestants will use microphones and will be accompanied by a live band for this round Sing a one song of your choice (any style or genre except RAP) Maximum of 5 minutes in length! Song choice must be “Family and Age-Appropriate” and not contain any vulgar or inappropriate language or lyrics. In addition.confirm their contact information at this time to receive complete instructions for the Finals via email. The song should be a maximum of 5 minutes in length. 2013 . any incomplete or illegible sheet music may hinder the contestant’s accompanying live band performance. In the event that two Finalists have selected the same song as their first choice. produced by Mu Phi Epsilon and judged by music department representatives of three to five judges from the University of La Verne. No correspondence shall be entered into with any contestant or their representatives at any time regarding the choices or decisions made by the Contest Judges.) will be used to determine which contestant shall sing their first choice number and who will be asked to sing their second choice. 2 Updated February 27. The Finals will be a ticketed event that is conducted on stage in front of a live audience. a random selection process (coin toss. Awards and Prizes The winner will be announced and the prize (or certificates for the products and services) awarded on the evening of the Final Concert Event. Additional Rules and Information     All contestants must be 18 years or over All contestants must attend the University of La Verne All contestants must attend mandatory rehearsals and performances (see “Important Dates” section) Decisions and talent selection of the judges shall be final and not subject to review. Under no circumstances shall two contestants be allowed to sing the same song in the Finals competition. Representatives of Mu Phi Epsilon will make final decision on appropriateness of song choices and resolve any song choice conflicts. Contestants chosen to advance to the finals must also schedule an appointment with Reed Gratz immediately after the Semi-Finals concert event. please make sure that the sheet music is complete and legible. draw straws.

Mu Phi Epsilon and its representatives reserve the right to dismiss anyone from the contest at any time if they have not complied fully with the rules or have failed to show proper respect to staff.    Contestants must attend all La Verne Idol rounds and meetings. March 26th Monday. Exact dates.9:30pm 10:00pm-11:30pm 11:15am -11:45am 6:45pm . wait times may be up to an hour. Each contestant shall be required to sign a release and indemnification form. judges and others. it will depend on how many people show up for the auditions. April 9th Location Morgan Auditorium TBA TBA Morgan Auditorium Time 8:00pm . so show up ON TIME! Will everyone in line have the opportunity to audition on the audition day? We will certainly try however. video and audio recordings for promotional and/or broadcast purposes. the producers reserve the right to designate alternates recommended by the judges that can take the place of the finalists should the finalists fail to complete the requirements or are forced to withdraw for any reason. Portions of the audition process may be photographed recorded or videotaped for promotional purposes. Important Dates Event Name Semi-Finals Concert Group Song Practice (Day 1) Group Song Practice (Day 2) Finals Concert FAQ’s How long do the auditions last? Each day may be different and audition rules may change at the discretion of Mu Phi Epsilon. April 8th Tuesday. However. contestants. Don’t wait until the last day to audition! Do you charge for the auditions or to register? Nope. Auditions will only last about 10 minutes. to be televised later.11:45pm 3 Updated February 27. At the discretion of Mu Phi Epsilon. April 9th Tuesday. 2013 . times and locations will be given when the contestant passes the “Qualifying Audition” Contestants must follow the directions and instruction given to them by all representatives of Mu Phi Epsilon at all times during the competition. or for the production of a documentary film or DVD of the La Verne Idol project. allowing Mu Phi Epsilon full rights to the use of any and all photographs. You have nothing to lose it’s 100% FREE to register and audition! Date Tuesday.

however.edu or Emmanuel.Where do I get the registration form and where do I send it once it has been completed? You can obtain the registration form on the day of auditions.com/laverneidol) for up to the minute updates and information. You may.facebook.edu 4 Updated February 27.kespradit@laverne. of course. For more information. You will need to fill out a registration form every time you audition. Can I audition more than once? You are welcome to attend auditions more than once. family and friends are not allowed in the audition room. use it privately during your free time. Can I bring a musical instrument with me to the first round of auditions? You will not be permitted to use a musical instrument during the qualifying auditions. you may contact Paolo. you may only audition once per audition day.lagumbay@laverne. 2013 . Can I bring my friends or family members to the audition? People who are auditioning may bring friends and family members with them into the registration site. however. You should bring your University of La Verne Student ID to confirm your information. Use of musical instruments may or may not be allowed later in the audition process. *** Please like us on Facebook (www.