About the Competition
The Pelican International Music Competition is a competition open to young musicians from age 6 to 20 of any nationality in piano, strings, and flute. Launched by the Opus Music Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting musical growth in young artists, PIMC inaugurates its first season as a fully online music competition in various categories and age groups.
The Backstage Series
Backstage Series of Opus Music Foundation's sole goal is to nurture young musicians' performance and non-performance aspect of self expression and growth. Each event is hosted by our students, inviting guests who are internationally acclaimed professors and performing artists, providing them with insights and advice on musician's life through interviews, masterclasses, and seminars.
Summer of 2022
Opus Music Foundation's Summer Festival debuts 2021! It is a week-long program of intense music learning consisting of music history, performance practice, and performance preparation for auditions and competitions. Performance practice and pedagogical tradition is often passed down from great masters to their pupils generations over generations. Different schools of performance practice have their own niche, and the possibilities of various ways to perform are endless!
Opus Young Scholars
Opus Music Foundation's Young Scholars are group of dedicated musicians whose aim is to become a well-rounded performers through guidance by world-class professionals. They have full-time pass to all of the Backstage Series events as well as having chances to perform on many masterclasses and concert events. They hold Council Sessions in which they discuss all things related to music with professors, parents of young artists, and distinguished conservatory-attending students.
Spark Imagination . Ignite Creativity . Instill Knowledge
This course is for students who wish to expand their artistic imagination and curiosity in order to become more well-rounded, thoughtful musicians. Through this class, students will develop necessary skills in research and analysis of music in its various forms (scores, recordings, performances, etc.), and learn to see artistic context as fundamental to not only understanding composers and their music, but also how that would affect their own creativity in making performance and stylistic decisions. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate their understanding of musical style and performance in their very own composition project. The mission is not to give vast information to students; rather, through understanding the world of the composer and by recreating the compositional process, students will be able to open up their mind to take in necessary knowledge and be inspired and self-driven to search for answers.