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CONCERT CENTRE FINLAND IS SEARCHING FOR NEW PROGRAMS FOR THE SEASON 2020 – 2021

You can find the application form below - but read this first!

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Questions about program search?

Reijo Karvonen,
artistic coordinator
tel. +358 40 593 2369
reijo.karvonen@konserttikeskus.fi

Konserttikeskus (Concert Centre Finland) is the leading organizer of school and daycare concerts in Finland. We arrange annually 1200–1700 concerts and music workshops across the country in cooperation with local organizers.

Konserttikeskus is an associate member of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) and a member of the Nordic Network for School Concerts.

You can apply to be part of the Konserttikeskus selection of concerts for the school year 2020–2021 (autumn 2020 – spring 2021) by using the form on this page, see below. The new programs (normally 10-15 per season) are selected by a program committee consisting currently of the following persons:

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Timo Lehtovaara, lecturer in music, choirmaster, musician
Terhi Oksanen, lecturer in music
Aija Puurtinen, musician, music pedagogue, PhD
Satu Sopanen, music pedagogue, musician
Max Tabell, lecturer, music pedagogue, musician
Riikka Talvitie, composer

Music must have a dominant role in our concert programs. It should also be noted that most of the concerts take place in lower secondary schools (1st to 6th grade) with performing groups of 2–4 persons.


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FEES AND TOUR ARRANGEMENTS

Concert Centre Finland arranges 3 concerts a day and many times the concerts take place in different schools. Concerts are usually held in gym halls in schools.

The fees vary depending on the number of performers:

Fee/performer (€) for the season 2020–2021 (including holiday compensation 9%):

Performers   1 concert   1 day=3 concerts

1 168,95 506,85
2 134,75 404,25
3 113,36 340,08
4 107,91 323,73
5 103,11 313,92

Travels and accommodation as well as Finnish daily allowances (42€/day) are paid in addition. Flight costs must be approved by Concert Centre.

Concert Centre confirms the tours by email. Our producers will send a detailed tour plan before the tour.


HOW TO APPLY

The deadline is 4 pm Finnish time on 29 November 2019.

Application must contain:

  • name, instruments and place of domicile of all the performers (maximum group size 5 persons)

  • description of the program and its music

  • grades/age groups the concert is intended for

  • video (YouTube or Vimeo)

The attachments for the application: 

  • The video plays a decisive role in the selection process. The length of the video recording should be about 3-5 minutes, for example a compilation of different parts of the production, where all the performers appear. The video should show the skills of the performers including compering and interaction, the basic character of the concert and the music to be presented, shot preferably in an actual concert venue which in most cases in our tours is a school’s sports/gym hall. However, professional video quality is not necessary. The video should be available at least until the end of January 2020.

    Please insert the link to the video in the “Other Information” field of this form.

  • Supplements to the electronic application can be sent to the address konserttikeskus@konserttikeskus.fi. The title of this message should be the name of the program. It is possible to send up to two MP3 files.


APPLICATION FORM (OPEN 9.9.–29.11.2019)

Please, fill in all sections of the application form. By submitting this form, you confirm that you have read the instructions from above and you agree to them.

List of the members, their instruments and domicile and a short biography of the group
Target groups *
Which target groups is the program intended for?
Language in the concert
More about the group and video links.
Is it possible for at least one band member to act as a driver on the tour?
Does at least one of the group have a driver's license?
Estimated cost to arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
I have read the instructions from above and agree to them *