Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2022
Vocal Competition (Classical & Contemporary)
15 Aug 2022 to 20 Aug 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Vocal Competition

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

 

To be read in conjunction with General Conditions

 

1. This competition is for all vocalists and covers both contemporary and classical voice.

2. Singers may only enter each section once, except for section 595 (Contemporary Vocal Duo or Trio) where they may place several entries, however they must perform with different partners for each entry.

3. Age limit will be deemed as of the 1st of January of the current year and competitors MUST sing in their relevant age group.

4. Lengthy songs should be shortened with the aim of not exceeding 4 minutes.

5. If COVID lockdowns occur during our event, all affected sections and entries will automatically transfer to an online competition.

6. Contemporary Vocal Sections:

a. Original sheet music is NOT required for contemporary vocal sections.

b. An accompanist is NOT provided for contemporary vocal sections. Please contact the RSSS Office for a list of suggested local accompanists if required.

c. Competitors may perform to a professional backing track which may contain backing vocals only (i.e.no principal/lead vocal allowed), self-accompany the item, or sing to a live instrumental backing group of no more than 4.

d. The Society will provide: a keyboard or piano, microphones both roving and standard (up to four) and a sound system that plays MP3 backings.

e. Please note: COVID regulations at the time may require us to run the competition without microphones. This information will be updated closer to the event.

f. Backing tracks should be in MP3 format. Ensure the backing is good quality. The recommendation of RSSS is a commercially purchased backing through iTunes or similar (not converted from YouTube). You will be asked to upload your backing track prior to the competition but it is suggested that you also bring the backing track on a USB as a back-up.


7. Classical Vocal Sections:

a. Original sheet music is required for classical vocal sections. You will be asked to upload your sheet music prior to the competition but you must also bring the original and a spare copy for the adjudicator to the competition.

b. An accompanist IS provided for classical vocal sections, or you may bring your own.

c. You must upload your sheet music no less than four (4) weeks prior to the competition. The official accompanist may refuse to accompany you on the day if this is not done.

d. Quality piano (not orchestral) backing tracks are permitted for classical vocal sections. For good quality tracks please visit www.youraccompanist.com. You will be asked to upload your backing track prior to the competition but it is suggested that you also bring the backing track on a USB as a back-up.

e. The Society will provide a keyboard or piano, and singers must sing acoustically (no microphone)

 

Official Accompanist – Classical Vocal - Mary O’Driscoll

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 14/06/2022 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
10 Years and Under
550 CONTEMPORARY UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style: 1st $30 and Medal 2nd $20 and Medal 3rd $10 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
551 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged. 1st $30 and Medal 2nd $10 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
553 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN UPBEAT CHARACTER SONG Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose an upbeat character song from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style). Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice 1st $30 and Medal 2nd $10 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
554 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN BALLAD Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose a ballad from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standlaone songs in the same style). Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice. 1st $30 and Medal 2nd $10 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $17.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
555 PRE 1960'S CLASSIC MUSIC THEATRE Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose an upbeat or ballad music theatre song from the pre-1960’s repertoire. 1st $80 and Medal 2nd $40 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $17.00
556 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose a ballad from the contemporary popular repertoire 1st $30 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
557 CLASSICAL VOCAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Singers must choose a song from the classical repertoire for example (but not limited to) Early Renaissance, Sacred, Folk, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Lieder, 20th Century Art Song or Ballad. (Operatic Aria from Grand Opera, Operetta and Music Theatre not permitted in this section) 1st $120 and Medal 2nd $60 and Medal 3rd $30 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $17.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
11 to Under 14 Years
560 CONTEMPORARY UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style. 1st $40 and Medal 2nd $20 and Medal 3rd $10 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
561 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a song from either contemporary country or the traditional country and western repertoire. 1st $40 and Medal 2nd $10 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
562 JAZZ BLUES SOUL GOSPEL VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz/Blues/Soul/Gospel repertoire, either up tempo or ballad. 1st $50 and Medal 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $20 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
563 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN UPBEAT CHARACTER SONG Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose an upbeat character song from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice.

Entry: $20.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
564 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN BALLAD Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a ballad from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice. 1st $40 and Medal 2nd $10 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
565 PRE 1960'S CLASSIC MUSIC THEATRE Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose an upbeat or ballad music theatre song from the pre-1960’s repertoire. 1st $90 and Medal 2nd $40 and Medal 3rd $20 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.00
566 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a ballad from the contemporary popular repertoire 1st $40 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
567 CLASSICAL VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Singers must choose a song from the classical repertoire for example (but not limited to) Early Renaissance, Sacred, Folk, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Lieder, 20th Century Art Song or Ballad. (Operatic Aria from Grand Opera, Operetta and Music Theatre not permitted in this section) 1st $140 and Medal 2nd $70 and Medal 3rd $35 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Ribbon          HM Ribbon          
14 to Under 16 Years
570 CONTEMPORARY UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style. 1st $50 and Medal 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
571 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a song from either contemporary country or the traditional country and western repertoire. 1st $50 Voucher and Medal 2nd $25 and Medal 3rd $10 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
572 JAZZ BLUES SOUL GOSPEL VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz/Blues/Soul/Gospel repertoire, either up tempo or ballad. 1st $40 and Medal 2nd $20 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
573 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN UPBEAT CHARACTER SONG Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose an upbeat character song from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice. 1st $50 and Medal 2nd $20 and Medal 3rd $10 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
574 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN BALLAD Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a ballad from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice. 1st $50 and Medal 2nd $20 and Medal 3rd $10 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
575 PRE 1960'S CLASSIC MUSIC THEATRE Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose an upbeat or ballad music theatre song from the pre-1960’s repertoire. 1st $120 and Medal 2nd $60 and Medal 3rd $30 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
576 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a ballad from the contemporary popular repertoire 1st $50 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
577 CLASSICAL VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Singers must choose a song from the classical repertoire for example (but not limited to) Early Renaissance, Sacred, Folk, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Lieder, 20th Century Art Song or Ballad. (Operatic Aria from Grand Opera, Operetta and Music Theatre not permitted in this section) 1st $160 and Medal 2nd $80 and Medal 3rd $40 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $23.00
16 to Under 18 Years
580 CONTEMPORARY UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style 1st $60 and Medal 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
581 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a song from either contemporary country or the traditional country and western repertoire. 1st $100 Voucher and Medal 2nd $25 and Medal 3rd $10 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
582 JAZZ BLUES SOUL GOSPEL VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz/Blues/Soul/Gospel repertoire, either up tempo or ballad. 1st $50, Medal and $50 IGA voucher 2nd $20 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
583 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN UPBEAT CHARACTER SONG Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose an upbeat character song from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice. 1st $60 and Medal 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
584 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN BALLAD Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a ballad from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) Adjudication will be based on singers who portray good characterisation and showcase contemporary music theatre technique appropriate to the song choice. 1st $60, Medal and $50 IGA Voucher 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
585 PRE 1960'S CLASSIC MUSIC THEATRE Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose an upbeat or ballad music theatre song from the pre-1960’s repertoire. 1st $140 and Medal 2nd $70 and Medal 3rd $35 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
586 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a ballad from the contemporary popular repertoire 1st $50 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
587 CLASSICAL VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a song from the classical repertoire for example (but not limited to) Early Renaissance, Sacred, Folk, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Lieder, 20th Century Art Song or Ballad. (Operatic Aria from Grand Opera, Operetta and Music Theatre not permitted in this section) 1st $180 and Medal 2nd$90 and Medal 3rd $45 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
18 Years and Over
590 CONTEMPORARY UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style. 1st $70, Medal and $50 IGA Voucher 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
591 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a song from either contemporary country or the traditional country and western repertoire. 1st $70, Medal and $50 IGA Voucher 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $10 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
592 JAZZ BLUES SOUL GOSPEL VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a song within the Jazz/Blues/Soul/Gospel repertoire, either up tempo or ballad. 1st $70 and Medal 2nd $50 and Medal 3rd $30 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
593 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN UPBEAT CHARACTER SONG Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose an upbeat character song from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) 1st $70, Medal and $50 IGA Voucher 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
594 CONTEMPORARY STAGE and SCREEN BALLAD Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a ballad from the stage or screen (can include cabaret and standalone songs in the same style) 1st $70 and Medal 2nd $30 and Medal+H614 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
595 PRE 1960'S CLASSIC MUSIC THEATRE Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose an upbeat or ballad music theatre song from the pre-1960’s repertoire. 1st $160 and Medal 2nd $80 and Medal 3rd $40 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
596 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a ballad from the contemporary popular repertoire 1st $60, Medal and $50 IGA Voucher 2nd $30 and Medal 3rd $15 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
597 CLASSICAL VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a song from the classical repertoire for example (but not limited to) Early Renaissance, Sacred, Folk, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Lieder, 20th Century Art Song or Ballad. (Operatic Aria from Grand Opera, Operetta and Music Theatre not permitted in this section) 1st $200 and Medal 2nd$100 and Medal 3rd $50 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
VCE Students Only
700 VCE SECTION Solo     VCE Students Only

For students studying VCE Music (Unit 1/2 or Unit 3/4) in either VCE Performance (classical or conemporary voice), Music Investigation or VCE VET Music Industry (Performance). Singers must perform two contrasting songs from their VCE program. Microphone use is optional. 1st $100 & Medal 2nd $40 & Medal 3rd $20 & Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $30.00
16 to Under 18 Years
701 OPERETTA and ENDURING CLASSICS Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose one song from Operetta or the enduring vocal classics. For example (but not limited to) Gilbert and Sullivan, Sigmund Romberg, Ivor Novello, Franz Lehar. :1st $160 and Medal 2nd $80 and Medal 3rd $40 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
18 Years and Over
702 OPERETTA and ENDURING CLASSICS Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose one song from Operetta or the enduring vocal classics. For example (but not limited to) Gilbert and Sullivan, Sigmund Romberg, Ivor Novello, Franz Lehar: 1st $200 and Medal 2nd $100 and Medal 3rd $50 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
16 to Under 18 Years
703 SACRED and ORATORIO Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose one song from the Sacred or Oratorio repertoire: 1st $160 and Medal 2nd $80 and Medal 3rd $40 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
18 Years and Over
704 SACRED and ORATORIO Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose one song from the Sacred or Oratorio Repertoire :1st $200 and Medal 2nd $100 and Medal 3rd $50 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
16 to Under 18 Years
705 ART SONG AND LIEDER Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Singers must choose a Lieder, French Melodie or English Art Song from the classical art song repertoire. 1st $160 and Medal 2nd $80 and Medal 3rd $40 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
18 Years and Over
706 ART SONG AND LIEDER Solo     18 Years and Over

Singers must choose a Lieder, French Melodie or English Art Song from the classical art song repertoire. 1st $200 and Medal 2nd $100 and Medal 3rd $50 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $27.00
Open
707BEGINNER AMEB/ROCK SCHOOL/ANZCA EXAM SYLLABUS REPERTOIRE Solo     Open

Singers preparing for a vocal exam must choose one song from their Preliminary, Grade 1 or Grade 2 Syllabus (this can include Classical, Music Theatre, CPM or Singing for Leisure)1st $30 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.00
708INTERMEDIATE AMEB/ROCK SCHOOL/ANZCA EXAM SYLLABUS REPERTOIRE Solo     Open

Singers preparing for a vocal exam must choose one song from their Grade 3 or Grade 4 Syllabus (this can include Classical, Music Theatre, CPM or Singing for Leisure): 1st $50 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.00
709ADVANCED AMEB/ROCK SCHOOL/ANZCA EXAM SYLLABUS REPERTOIRE Solo     Open

Singers preparing for a vocal exam must choose one song from their Grade 5 or Grade 6 Syllabus (this can include Classical, Music Theatre, CPM or Singing for Leisure): 1st $70 and Medal 2nd $25 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $31.00
710 VOCAL Duo or Trio     Open

Any song choice is permitted but must include some harmony. Accompaniment is optional and sheet music does not need to be submitted. 1st $40 and Medals 2nd $20 and Medals 3rd $10 and Medals HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $20.00
711 ORIGINAL SONG Solo     Open

Competitors can enter as either a singer songwriter, or as part of a small ensemble. They must present an original song as written by themselves or a member or their ensemble. Adjudication will be based on both the composition of the song and the vocal proficiency of the performer/s.: 1st $70 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $25.00
712 STRUT YOUR STUFF Solo     Open

Performers must choose TWO songs in ANY STYLE to showcase their talent to the best of their ability. Adjudication will be based on performance, charisma, and vocal proficiency. Singers may repeat one song (only) from another section if they wish. 1st $70 and Medal 2nd $15 and Medal 3rd $5 and Medal HM, HC Ribbons

Entry: $31.00