There are three different levels of involvement in ISSAC. A description of each of the three levels of ISSAC participation is provided below.
Level I: Performance in the competition & General ISSAC attendance
All performers who wish to be in ISSAC's competition must first apply for the Screening Round. The Screening Round determines 40 competitors who will travel to Columbus, GA to perform in the live rounds of the competition. Each of these 40 competitors must then complete the Level I registration process by paying an additional fee of $235 (this includes the $195 competition fee + the $40 cost of the compulsory concerto) by August 15, 2014. The Level I fee also includes general attendance at all ISSAC events (observation of the Vincent David and Kenneth Tse masterclasses, entry to Vincent David's recital, and access to the exhibit hall).
Level II: Performance in a masterclass & General ISSAC attendance
Anyone who wishes to play in an ISSAC masterclass must complete the masterclass application and Level II registration by September 15, 2014. Performance in a masterclass requires an $80 fee which includes general attendance at all ISSAC events (observation of all live rounds of the competition, observation of the other masterclass, entry to Vincent David's recital, and access to the exhibit hall). More information about masterclasses can be found on the ISSAC website's Masterclass Information page.
*Please note: Anyone who applies for the competition Screening Round, pays the $50 fee, but does not advance to the Preliminary Round may apply to perform in a masterclass. In such cases, the applicant will be required to pay an additional $30 for masterclass performance. Competitors in the Preliminary Round are not eligible to perform in a masterclass.
Level III: General ISSAC attendance
General attendance at ISSAC requires Level III registration. This is a $50 fee which includes attendance at all ISSAC events (observation of all live rounds of the competition, observation of all masterclasses, entry to Vincent David's recital, and access to the exhibit hall).
*Please note: General attendance for ISSAC is $50 only if participants pre-pay by October 22, 2014. General attendance becomes $70 for participants who elect to register on-site on October 23-26, 2014.