70th Australian National Eisteddfod 2024
Singing
06 Sep 2024 to 08 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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The Australian National Eisteddfod Incorporated

 The Eisteddfod is a not-for-profit community organisation, incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 of the ACT - Certificate A10.
It is registered as a charity and as a tax deductible gift recipient under the Australian Federal Income Tax Assessment Act – ABN 32 452 693 087.

 

 

Board

President: Sylvia Tulloch

Vice-President: Janetta McRae

Secretary: Janette Humphrey

Treasurer: Amy Sleeman

General Members: Event Directors

 

Event Directors

Bands & Orchestras Simon Best, Ben Green and Paul Barsdell

Choirs New event directors required – please contact us if interested!

Piano Di Miley

Singing Janetta McRae and Peter Smith

Speech & Drama Sylvia Tulloch

Eisteddfod Office:          eisteddfod@nationaleisteddfod.org.au
                                       www.nationaleisteddfod.org.au

 

General rules and conditions of entry

 

All entrants participate according to these rules and conditions and any special conditions as may apply to individual divisions or events.

 

GENERAL

  1. Entries must be submitted in the Stardom system (http://www.stardom.com.au) and accompanied by full fees or they will not be processed.  Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant.
  2. The Eisteddfod reserves the right to:

(a) refuse an entry;

(b) cancel a section (e.g. due to lack of entries);

(c) vary the prizes (e.g. when insufficient entries perform);

(d) demand proof of age of an entrant in an age section, or proof of amateur or professional status, or

(e) combine sections together.

  1. An entrant may only enter a particular section once, except where specifically stated otherwise. The name of the partner(s) in a duo, lieder or ensemble must be included on the entry form, except for bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles of six or more players.
  2. No person may enter under a name other than his or her own. Entries are not transferable from one person to another.
  3. Refunds of entry fees will be made to an entrant only if a section has been cancelled by the Eisteddfod.
  4. One conductor may conduct any number of groups, and one director may present any number of groups. Age limits do not apply to conductors.
  5. Entrants at Eisteddfod functions take part at their own risk. The Society does not accept responsibility for any accident or personal loss or injury, however caused.
  6. Prizes, reports and original material not collected at the conclusion of the relevant division will be available for collection by arrangement with an Event Director.
  7. Age, where specified for any section, shall be the age on the first day of competition of the division in which the entry is made.
  8. Any entrant wishing to withdraw from a section must notify the Eisteddfod as soon as possible.  
  9. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Eisteddfod.
  10. The Australian National Eisteddfod Society will not be liable for any copyright infringement relating to the submission of photocopies. Entrants should be aware of the rules of copyright (see section 30 headed `Copyright’ below).
  11. The Society reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the Eisteddfod without notification, unless the entrant advises the Eisteddfod in advance their photo is not to be shared. Any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the Eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or promotional purposes, but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any entrants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any entrants so featured.
  12. Recording of performances on video is not permitted.  Photography is permitted so long as a flash is not used.
  13. A high standard of behaviour is expected from all entrants and spectators. Participants and supporters must comply with the Code of Conduct.
  14. Any mechanical rights which should be obtained in respect of recordings for performance is the responsibility of the performer. The Eisteddfod holds a licence issued by APRA for the live performance of published music.
  15. An entrant, who during the three months preceding the opening date of the division in which he or she has entered, has been taught, coached or advised by the appointed Adjudicator of the division, shall not be eligible to compete in that division of the Eisteddfod.
  16. Failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may result in disqualification and withholding of prizes. The decision of the Eisteddfod in all questions or disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these rules and regulations shall be final. All entries are received on this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the Australian National Eisteddfod is based, and no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.

 

PERFORMANCE

  1. Entrants should pay particular attention to neatness of appearance when appearing on stage, as this may be taken into consideration by the Adjudicator.
  2. (a) No entrant may render the same item in more than one section of the Eisteddfod except where otherwise specified.

(b) No entrant, having won a section, may render the same item in the following year.

  1. A copy of the music or other material to be performed in "own choice" events MUST be provided for the Adjudicator and Accompanist, unless it is a piece set by the Eisteddfod. The onus of choosing the right material for the event rests with the entrant. Suitability and degree of difficulty will be taken into consideration by the Adjudicator. The Eisteddfod does not accept responsibility for the loss of music or other material.  In accordance with Copyright law, photocopies and other texts will be destroyed following the event.
  2.   Time limits set out in the Syllabus must be adhered to. Entrants who exceed the time limit may have marks deducted or be disqualified by the Adjudicator.
  3. A teacher shall not be allowed on stage except in the capacity of an official, accompanist or conductor.
  4. Prompting or assistance of any kind shall not be given to any entrant, except by the Adjudicator, who may take any contravention of this Rule into consideration in his or her adjudication.
  5.   Communication with the Adjudicator by entrants, teachers or other interested parties (other than in an official capacity) during a section is strictly prohibited, and the Eisteddfod reserves the right to disqualify an entrant for any breach of this rule.
  6. The Adjudicator's decision shall be final.
  7. Any protest shall be made in writing to the Eisteddfod within 24 hours of the completion of the relevant section.  A protest can only be made by an entrant, or the entrant's teacher or parent.  The decision of the Eisteddfod shall be final.
  8. A copy of the Adjudicator's report will be made available free of charge at the end of each section.
  9. Entrants shall not practise in the performing space for their division on the division's competition days.

 

PRIZES`

  1. The Eisteddfod comprises competitive and non-competitive sections. The prize or award for each section is outlined in the relevant Syllabus and Stardom section description.  All prizes, including highly commended, are at the discretion of the Adjudicator.  In exceptional circumstances the adjudicator may award a prize jointly to more than 1 competitor with a total monetary value not exceeding the specified prize amount.

 

COPYRIGHT

  1. The Australian National Eisteddfod Society Inc. holds an Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) licence. An entrant may supply the adjudicator with an unlicensed copy of the piece providing that (a) the original is used by the entrant for the performance or held at the venue for inspection and (b) the Eisteddfod or its delegate destroys the copy immediately after the event.

 

 

Life Members

 

The Society gratefully acknowledges the long service and significant contributions

by individuals to the Society’s Eisteddfodau by award of Life Membership.


Dianne Anderson AM
Judith Bauer OAM
Paul Barsdell
Janet Bedloe
Simon Best
Julia Butler
Alan Christie
Fay Cull
Dorothy Dashwood OAM
Angela Finnegan OAM
Ben Green
Janette Humphrey
Janelle MacDonald
Norma MacKay
Janetta McRae
Di Miley
Margaret Minnis
Robbie Robson
Gwynneth Rowe
Amy Sleeman
Gavin Tulloch
Sylvia Tulloch
Brian White


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5/08/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
V081 Any Song not Popular (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Music Hall), Music Theatre, Aria, Oratorio or Cantata Solo     8 years and under (must be at least 7 years old)

Any Song may be any song not considered popular, music theatre, aria, oratorio or cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V082 Popular Song Solo     8 years and under (must be at least 7 years old)

Popular Songs are songs that have been widely circulated and commercially promoted as such. They do not include songs from Music Theatre. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V083 Song from Music Theatre Solo     8 years and under (must be at least 7 years old)

Music Theatre Songs are songs from any musical stage production or film. Gilbert & Sullivan is also included in this category. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V100 Junior Duet (May be from any genre except Opera or Oratorio) Duet     7-10 Years

Duets must be a piece written or arranged for two singers. Duets may be from all genres, except opera, oratorio or cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors, and whether it affords sufficient opportunity to display harmony and blend of voices.

Entry: $28.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V101 Any Song not Popular (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Music Hall), Music Theatre, Folk, Aria Oratorio or Cantata Solo     10 Years and Under (Must be at least 8 years old)

Any Song may be any song not considered popular, folk, music theatre, aria, oratorio or cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V102 Folk Song Solo     10 Years and Under (Must be at least 8 years old)

Not Popular or Music Theatre. Folk Songs are traditional songs from any country. They may be sung in the language of the country of origin, with or without accompaniment. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V103 Popular Song Solo     10 Years and Under (Must be at least 8 years old)

Popular Songs are songs that have been widely circulated and commercially promoted as such. They do not include songs from Music Theatre. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V104 Song from Music Theatre Solo     10 Years and Under (Must be at least 8 years old)

Music Theatre Songs are songs from any musical stage production or film. Gilbert & Sullivan is also included in this category. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V121 Any Song not Popular (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Music Hall), Music Theatre, Folk, Aria Oratorio or Cantata Solo     12 Years and Under (Must be at least 10 years old)

Any Song may be any song not considered popular, folk, music theatre, aria, oratorio or cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V122 Folk Song Solo     12 Years and Under (Must be at least 10 years old)

Not Popular or Music Theatre. Folk Songs are traditional songs from any country. They may be sung in the language of the country of origin, with or without accompaniment. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V123 Popular Song Solo     12 Years and Under (Must be at least 10 years old)

Popular Songs are songs that have been widely circulated and commercially promoted as such. They do not include songs from Music Theatre. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V124 Song from Music Theatre Solo     12 Years and Under (Must be at least 10 years old)

Music Theatre Songs are songs from any musical stage production or film. Gilbert & Sullivan is also included in this category. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V141 Any Song not Popular (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Music Hall), Music Theatre, Folk, Aria Oratorio or Cantata Solo     14 Years and Under (Must be at least 12 years old)

Any Song may be any song not considered popular, folk, music theatre, aria, oratorio or cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V142 Folk Song Solo     14 Years and Under (Must be at least 12 years old)

Not Popular or Music Theatre. Folk Songs are traditional songs from any country. They may be sung in the language of the country of origin, with or without accompaniment. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V143 Popular Song Solo     14 Years and Under (Must be at least 12 years old)

Popular Songs are songs that have been widely circulated and commercially promoted as such. They do not include songs from Music Theatre. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V144 Song from Music Theatre Solo     14 Years and Under (Must be at least 12 years old)

Music Theatre Songs are songs from any musical stage production or film. Gilbert & Sullivan is also included in this category. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC Certificate          
V161 Any Song not Popular (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Music Hall), Music Theatre, Folk, Aria Oratorio or Cantata, African-American Spiritual or Sacred Song Solo     16 Years and Under (Must be at least 14 years old)

Any Song may be any song not considered popular, folk, music theatre, aria, oratorio, cantata, african-american spiritual or sacred song. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st $40          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
V162 Folk Song Solo     16 Years and Under (Must be at least 14 years old)

Not Popular or Music Theatre. Folk Songs are traditional songs from any country. They may be sung in the language of the country of origin, with or without accompaniment. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st $40          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
V163 Popular Song Solo     16 Years and Under (Must be at least 14 years old)

Popular Songs are songs that have been widely circulated and commercially promoted as such. They do not include songs from Music Theatre. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st $40          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
V164 Song from Music Theatre Solo     16 Years and Under (Must be at least 14 years old)

Music Theatre Songs are songs from any musical stage production or film. Gilbert & Sullivan is also included in this category. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st $40          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
V165 African-American Spiritual or Sacred Song Solo     16 Years and Under (Must be at least 14 years old)

Sacred songs are any song with a sacred theme. They include African-American Spirituals, hymns, carols and folk- ballads. Not Oratorio or Sacred Cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $23.001st $40          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
V181 Any Song not Popular (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Music Hall), Music Theatre, Folk, Aria Oratorio or Cantata, African-American Spiritual or Sacred Song Solo     18 Years and Under (Must be at least 16 years old)

Any Song may be any song not considered popular, folk, music theatre, aria, oratorio, cantata, african-american spiritual or sacred song. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $28.001st $60          2nd $30          HC Certificate          
V182 Folk Song Solo     18 Years and Under (Must be at least 16 years old)

Not Popular or Music Theatre. Folk Songs are traditional songs from any country. They may be sung in the language of the country of origin, with or without accompaniment. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $28.001st $60          2nd $30          HC Certificate          
V183 Popular Song Solo     18 Years and Under (Must be at least 16 years old)

Popular Songs are songs that have been widely circulated and commercially promoted as such. They do not include songs from Music Theatre. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $28.001st $60          2nd $30          HC Certificate          
V184 Song from Music Theatre Solo     18 Years and Under (Must be at least 16 years old)

Music Theatre Songs are songs from any musical stage production or film. Gilbert & Sullivan is also included in this category. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $28.001st $60          2nd $30          HC Certificate          
V185 African-American Spiritual or Sacred Song Solo     18 Years and Under (Must be at least 16 years old)

Sacred songs are any song with a sacred theme. They include African-American Spirituals, hymns, carols and folk-ballads. Not oraorio or sacred cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors.

Entry: $28.001st $60          2nd $30          HC Certificate          
V200 Middle Duet (may be from any genre except Opera, Oratorio or Cantata) Duet     11-14 Years

Duets must be a piece written or arranged for two singers. Duets may be from all genres, except opera, oratorio or cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors, and whether it affords sufficient opportunity to display harmony and blend of voices.

Entry: $28.001st $40          2nd $20          HC Certificate          
V210 Phil Perman Musical Theatre Prize Solo     Open (Must be at least 18 years old)

Music Theatre Songs are songs from any musical stage production or film. Operetta and Gilbert & Sullivan are also included in this category. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience).

Entry: $42.001st $160          2nd $80          HC Certificate          
V211 Joan Richards Aria from Opera or Concert Aria Solo     Open (Must be at least 18 years old)

Aria from Opera or Concert Aria. To be sung in the original language and the original key. Recitative optional. Time limit 6 mins. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience).

Entry: $42.001st $160          2nd $80          HC Certificate          
V212 Art Song Canberra Art Song Prize Solo     Open (Must be at least 18 years old)

Any classical song from the educated European tradition. For example, German Lieder, French Melodie, Art Song from an English speaking country (e.g. Britain, Australia, USA). To be sung in the original language. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience).

Entry: $42.001st $160          2nd $80          HC Certificate          
V213 Popular Song Solo     Open (Must be at least 18 years old)

Popular Songs are songs that have been widely circulated and commercially promoted as such. They do not include songs from Music Theatre. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience).

Entry: $42.001st $160          2nd $80          HC Certificate          
V214 Cathy Cleary Sacred Song Solo     Open (Must be at least 18 years old)

Any solo with a sacred theme. This includes Oratorio and Sacred Cantata, African American Spirituals, Carols and Folk Ballads. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience).

Entry: $42.001st $160          2nd $80          HC Certificate          
V215 Folk Song Solo     Open (Must be at least 18 years old)

Folk Songs are traditional songs from any country. They may be sung in the language of the country of origin, with or without accompaniment. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience).

Entry: $42.001st $160          2nd $80          HC Certificate          
V300 Senior Duet (may be from any genre except Opera, Oratorio or Cantata) Duet     15-18 Years

Duets must be a piece written or arranged for two singers. Duets may be from all genres, except opera, oratorio or cantata. The Adjudicator will consider the following: 1. Intonation; 2. Breath Control; 3. Rhythm; 4. Clarity of Diction; 5. Vocal Expression; 6. Performance Skills (ie. Introducing themselves and their piece, communicating with the audience); 7. Whether the selection is appropriate to the age of the competitors, and whether it affords sufficient opportunity to display harmony and blend of voices.

Entry: $28.001st $60          2nd $30          HC Certificate