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The Taylor Academy 2021 Jury Submission

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All students of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists are required to perform a jury at the end of the spring semester to successfully complete their academic year of study. Juries will take place by pre-recorded video due by June 11, 11:59pm.  This year’s juries will receive a mark and comments, however are not auditions for the 2021–22 academic year as this year all current students are invited to return.

 Following are the jury guidelines and procedures for your review before recording:


Repertoire must be approved by your private teacher. 

  • Three contrasting pieces that demonstrate the student’s musicianship and level of technical development.
  • Repertoire is expected to be memorized except for instrumental duos that are considered to be chamber works (e.g., any Violin and Piano Sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, or Brahms).
  • Adjudicators may review only portions of the video in order to approximate a 15-minute jury.

Accompaniment is not expected.

  • You may use a recording of the accompaniment.
  • If you are in a household with a qualified accompanist, you may include them in your recording. You may not have an accompanist come to you nor may you go to an accompanist for your jury recording.
  • When recording without an accompanist, include rests. However, if there are sections with multiple measures of rest, you may rest just one measure instead.

Jury video submission deadline is June 11, 11:59pm.

  • All jury submissions will be through this Acceptd online submission portal.  You will be able to choose to upload your videos and/or include links to YouTube videos.
  • Videos should not be professionally recorded, however sound and picture quality should be clear and steady.
  • You may submit a separate video for each work.
  • Videos should be of an uncut performance – edited videos will not be accepted.
  • Videos should be new and recorded for this jury – videos recorded previously for other purposes will not be accepted.
  • Do record the entire movement/work so that adjudicators may jump to any section they like.
  • The video should show your head and body at least from the waist up.
  • When angling the camera, ensure that there is a clear view of the body parts integral to your instrument. (Pianists: Ensure entire keyboard is visible).
  • Video limit is 4GB per media file in order to be uploaded to Acceptd.
  • Remember to present yourself in the recording as you would in a live jury performance.