Notice: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Adelaide, Balaklava, and Mount Gambier Eisteddfods have been cancelled
THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD FLUTE AND WOODWIND DIVISIONS .
Entries for the 2021 Adelaide Eisteddfod will be electronic. To enter the Adelaide Eisteddfod, visit Stardom at https://www.stardom.com.au/ and look for ‘Adelaide Eisteddfod’ under ‘Participating Eisteddfods’. Please visit the Adelaide Eisteddfod website at http://sacoment.com/aes/eisteddfod/ to read the General Rules and look for other information. No late entries will be accepted. If you need an accompanist visit http://accompanist.org.au/register-of-accompanists/.
Entry in the SA Final of Young Virtuoso, offered by the Fine Music network of radio stations, is via the Wind Recital. The National finalist will be awarded a scholarship of $5,000.
WHY ENTER AN EISTEDDFOD OR SCHOLARSHIP?
Irrespective of students’ aims in music the experience of performing in public is vital. This builds confidence, and above all, the chance to experience the enjoyment and excitement of performing.
Every competitor receives the assessment of an accomplished and independent adjudicator. Try out and improve your programs for exams such as AMEB, ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall, and Secondary and Tertiary Level Assessments.
Many aspiring professionals fail to show their best at auditions and miss study or job opportunities. The answer is practice and the conditions at the Eisteddfod competitions are ideal for this purpose.
The finals of the advanced competitions are held in prestigious venues. Several musical organisations look for their soloists at the Eisteddfod competitions.
Valuable Prizes and Recognition
Prizes include certificates, vouchers, medallions, cash and a major scholarship. All are evidence of achievements to enhance CVs.
Disciplines included are Instrumental Ensembles, Bands, Choirs, Vocal Ensembles, Vocal, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Vocal, Instrumental, Piano, Speech and Drama and the Finale Concert including adjudication of the ‘Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir’ Vocal Scholarship. Visit http://www.balaklavaeisteddfod.org.au, the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BalaklavaEisteddfod or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MOUNT GAMBIER EISTEDDFOD
The Mount Gambier Eisteddfod is part of the ongoing work of Backstage Incorporated (founded in 1978). Enquiries, Secretary, Backstage Inc., PO Box 1711, Mount Gambier, SA 5290, Ph./fax 8725-5905, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://www.backstageinc.org.au/default.asp for further information. Entries will be via Stardom, visit http://www.stardom.com.au/ and look for ‘Mt Gambier Eisteddfod’ under ‘Competitions’. Choral, Vocal and Music competitions are held in July and August.
METROPOLITAN MALE CHOIR ANNUAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2020
The Metropolitan Male Choir Annual Music Scholarship will be offered again in 2020. Applications from young musicians are invited from May/June onwards each year with auditions usually held in September. Visit http://www.mmcsa.org/about/music-scholarships/ for more information.
MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF SA SCHOLARSHIPS
The Music Teachers’ Association of SA Inc. offers scholarships and performance days to the students of its members. Visit the website at https://mtasa.com.au/events/ to obtain more information.