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Music Eisteddfod

Launching the Western Suburbs Music Eisteddfod

Welcome to the Western Suburbs Music Eisteddfod - Perth, Western Australia,

dedicated to showcasing the talents of amateur and emerging artists!

The Eisteddfod will be held across the following days in September 2024:

Wed, 25 Sept 2024 from 10.30am to 4pm

Thurs, 26 Sept 2024 from 10.30am to 4pm

Fri, 27 Sept 2024 from 10.30am to 4pm

Sat, 28 Sept 2024 from 11am to 4pm 

Participants will be provided with their performance time during these Eisteddfod hours.

 

The Eisteddfod is held at Zenith Music - 309 Stirling Highway, Claremont, Western Australia 6010.

 

We look forward to hearing you!

Music Performance
Sections

One Piece Per Section (Unless Otherwise Stated)

PIANO SECTIONS:
  • Piano - Novice (Students with less than 12 months' tuition)
  • Piano - Solo (Classical Music)
  • Piano - Solo (Jazz Music)
  • Piano - Solo (Contemporary Music)
  • Piano - Recital (Two Contrasting Pieces)
INSTRUMENTAL SECTIONS (Includes Recorder, Harp, Strings, Woodwinds):
  • Instrumental - Solo (Classical Music)
  • Instrumental - Solo (Jazz Music)
  • Instrumental - Solo (Contemporary)
  • Instrumental - Recital (Two Contrasting Pieces)
  • Small Ensemble - Duets, Trios, Quartets, etc. (Maximum 9 performers)
VOCAL SECTIONS (Backing Permitted):
  • Vocal - Solo (Classical Music)
  • Vocal - Solo (Jazz Music)
  • Vocal - Solo (Musical Theatre)
  • Vocal - Solo (Contemporary Music)
  • Vocal - Recital (Two Contrasting Pieces)
  • Small Ensemble - Duets, Trios, Quartets, etc. [including choirs] (Maximum 9 performers)
OWN COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT:
Please email a copy of the composition or arrangement (sheet music and midi tracks and/or performance)
to patricia@curate.org.au by 15 August 2024.
Apply Here

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NB For participants under 18 years of age, Teachers/Parents are responsible for the accuracy of entries, the inclusion of full payment and ensuring participants understand and abide by the rules and regulations of the Eisteddfod.

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eisteddfod rules

The Western Suburbs Music Eisteddfod - Perth, Western Australia,

will be held across the following days in September 2024:

Wed, 25 Sept 2024 from 10.30am to 4pm

Thurs, 26 Sept 2024 from 10.30am to 4pm

Fri, 27 Sept 2024 from 10.30am to 4pm

Sat, 28 Sept 2024 from 11am to 4pm

 

at the Zenith Music Recital Hall (up the winding staircase)

at 309 Stirling Highway, Claremont, WA 6010.​​

Upon close of Eisteddfod registrations, participants will be provided

with their performance time during these Eisteddfod hours.

NB We ask that all performers please allow for plenty of time for parking and setup.

Registrations close on 15 August 2024.

Please contact patricia@curate.org.au if you possess questions with regard to your registration.

Competitor Fees:

Each category is $25 per entry.

 

Thus, if you apply for one category only (i.e. Piano Section - Novice),

your entry fee for the Eisteddfod is $25 (payable by EFT).

If you apply for more than one category, your entry fee is $25 x # of categories.

Thus, if you apply for two sections (i.e. Piano Section - Novice and Vocal Section - Recital),

your entry fee for the Eisteddfod is $50 (payable by EFT).

Competitor Regulations:

1) This competition is open to amateur and emerging artists only.

Professional musicians are not eligible to compete.

2) Under/Over 18 Years of Age - to be determined as the first day of the Eisteddfod.

3) Only one piece is to be played or sung, except in the noted categories.

4) Music difficulty level is in accordance with AMEB levels.

5) No repeats are to be played or sung in the Eisteddfod

(i.e. repertoire played or sung in one category cannot be repeated in another category).

6) Timing provided in the application must be strictly adhered due to scheduling.

Failure to observe provided timings of performances by competitors may result in disqualification.

7) Performers are to provide a minimum of 3 photocopies of their selection/s on their scheduled day

of the Eisteddfod for the adjudicator/s. This is for adjudicator use only. 

Please provide this music at the Registration Table upon arrival. 

Failure to provide this sheet music may result in disqualification.

8) A certificate will be awarded to the winner of each category, unless there are fewer than three competitors. In such cases, the adjudicator/s will use their discretion to present the certificate to the winner.

The following marks indicate place level:

First Place: a minimum of 85 marks

Second Place: a minimum of 80 marks

NB The adjudicator/s hold the right to withhold a certificate in any section where sufficient merit has not been displayed, and the performance is not of the required standard.

 

9) If there are insufficient entries in a category, two or more categories may be combined.

NB No refunds will be provided to category entrants.

10) All decisions are final. No protests may be made regarding category winners.

11) In respect to our entrants, no entry or exit from the recital hall will be permitted during a performance.

12) The Eisteddfod does not accept responsibility for accidents or incidents during the competition. Entrants are responsible for all belongings throughout the Eisteddfod, including musical instruments and gear.

13) All mobile phones are to be switched to silent or off during the Eisteddfod performances. 

14) All entries must be received by 15 August 2024. Any late entries will incur a $10 late fee.

15) Recital hall etiquette must be followed at all times. A copy of the etiquette from Zenith will be provided to all entrants prior to the Eisteddfod.

16) Category winners may be invited to perform at a Winners' Concert,

which will be held on Saturday, 28 September 2024. 

Competitor Prizes:

Competitor Prizes are available for certain instruments and sections, based on sponsorship from esteemed organisations dedicated to musical development, expression and excellence in Western Australia.

The adjudicator/s hold the right to award prizes in any section for which a prize has been sponsored.

 

The adjudicator/s may withhold a prize in a sponsored section where sufficient merit has not been displayed, and the performance is not of the required standard.

 All decisions are final. No protests may be made regarding competitor prizes.

We are grateful to our sponsors for these prizes.

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