Christian Music Competition 2017
We are very excited to present to you our sixth annual Christian Music Competition. Every year our groups gets bigger and more versatile, today we have over seventy artists from all over the world who love to use their talent to produce Christian music that teaches our Church’s Orthodox Theology using contemporary music.
During the last year we have been working with some church groups to produce their music and bring it to light to a worldwide audiences. One of these groups is St Mark’s Melodies who are a very active group of young talents from St Mark’s church in Sydney, Australia. This coming year we are looking to produce more music from other church groups. Another great news this year is our collaboration with Christian Youth Channel (CYC) to produce video clips of some your songs for all their viewers to see. With their permission we have uploaded these music videos to Asaph Tunes’s YouTube Channel.
As we do every year we will restrict our competition to lyrics inspired from Orthodox patristic text or poems. Participants can but are not required to use traditional church music but rather encouraged to use contemporary music. Please note that a lot of emphasis will be placed on the teaching component of the lyrics.
The judging process will take place in two stages. The first stage will be the judged by the monks of the monastery accourding to the criteria given below. Once that took place the successful participants will move to the second stage where the songs will be posted on the Asaph Tunes website for the public to vote on. The person/team with the most votes wins!
We had few requests from different artists regarding our rule about not posting your songs on your website or social media and we have decided to change this rule with conditions. Artists will be allowed to post their song on their website or social media provided they follow the conditions laid out in the rules.
The Theme of this year’s Competition is “THE SAVIOUR IS BORN” The idea from this theme is to present the Christian Orthodox belief in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ and what it means to us Christians. You can go about it from many different angles such as:
We cannot emphasis enough the importance of reading the reading material provided as any artist NEED some material to get their inspiration from otherwise they would rely on their general knowledge on the topic which might not always be correct or otherwise not rich enough to give an Orthodox teaching to the listener.
Click the 'Application' button below to register for the competition