songSLAM Vancouver
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

songSLAM Vancouver

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Vancouver songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song in partnership with Art Song Lab and the Vancouver Academy of Music. This social event will be MC’d by acclaimed composer Jocelyn Morlock, and will take place at the newly-transformed Koerner Recital Hall at Vancouver Academy of Music on Friday, June 28th, at 7:30pm. Each team will present a new song of no more than 5 minutes for voice and piano in any language for the voting audience, who—in the poetry slam tradition—will then vote on their favorites and award $1,500 CAD in prize money:

$800 for first place, $500 for second place and $200 for third place

Team registration for the Vancouver songSLAM is $15 dollars and will open HERE at noon on April 27th (PST).

Click HERE for detailed event information and competition rules.

For tickets please click HERE.

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songSLAM Chicago
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

songSLAM Chicago

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Chicago songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song in partnership with Fourth Coast  Ensemble. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Chicago songSLAM is now full and closed — thank you to all who applied! Teams will be announced ASAP!

Click here for detailed event information and competition rules.

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spevSLAM Slovenia
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

spevSLAM Slovenia

The Sparks & Wiry Cries spevSLAM Slovenia is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Ljubljana songSLAM will be 10€ and will open at 6pm (GMT+1) on January 29th

All information, registration sign up and additional links for spevSLAM Slovenia can be found HERE at this website - especially made in Slovenian for the event!

 

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songSLAM NYC
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

songSLAM NYC

1st event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL

The flagship event for Sparks & Wiry Cries, the NYC songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the NYC songSLAM is FULL and now closed!  For complete NYC songSLAM rules please click here.  Tickets for the competition are $20 and have historically sold out early!

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songSLAM Toronto
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

songSLAM Toronto

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The Sparks & Wiry Cries Toronto songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with Women on the Verge.  In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

This is a FREE event with a cash bar!  Bring your friends!

Team registration for the Toronto songSLAM is now complete and FULL! Thank you for your interest!! Click here for detailed event information and competition rules.

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songSLAM Minneapolis
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

songSLAM Minneapolis

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Minneapolis songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with Source Song Festival. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $900 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Minneapolis songSLAM is $15 and will begin HERE (click the link!) at 5 pm (CST) on Friday, November 16th. 

Click here for detailed event information and competition rules. 

To purchase tickets for the event, click here.  

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songSLAM Ann Arbor
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

songSLAM Ann Arbor

The Sparks & Wiry Cries songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with the Kerrytown Concert House, and Mc’d by Kathleen Kelly. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the Ann Arbor songSLAM is $15 and will open HERE (Click the link!) at 6 pm on Monday, September 10th.   To purchase tickets for the event, click here.

Click here for detailed event information and competition rules.

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