The 2nd Classical Voice Singing Competition 2022
Classical Voice 2022
24 Sep 2022 to 25 Sep 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Competition Requirements

Competitors in sections 100 to 115, excluding section 101

  1. Competitors are to present one accompanied song of their choice. It does not need to be drawn from the VCAA Approved Classical Voice Syllabus, however it must be in the classical style.  Please refer to the 'Sections' page found here for full requirements of each section.

    2. Competitors in section 103 must perform as a duo or trio, with some harmony. Repertoire chosen may be from the classical repertoire, legit musical theatre, or a contemporary work written in a classical style. 

Competitors in the Unit 3+4 Heat (Section 101)

  1. Competitors are to present one accompanied song of their choice in the heat. 

  2. In the final, competitors must perform a total of three songs. 

  1. Re-perform their song from the heat. 

  2. A second song in a language that is different to the piece from the heat. 

  3. An unaccompanied song. 

Unit 3+4 competitors must only perform music from the 2022 VCAA Approved Classical Voice Syllabus. Any works chosen from the Music Theatre and Crossover list must be from an operetta or musical, and sung in a legit style.  


Competition Guidelines

  1. Competitors must sing in the Classical style. 

  2. Songs chosen to perform in section 101 must be on the current VCAA Approved Classical Voice Syllabus. All other sections are own choice.

  3. Accompaniment is by a single instrument. Piano accompanist provided at competition free of charge. 

  4. All items are to be performed from memory, except for Arias from Oratorio which may be performed with music.  

  5. Props are not required, except for sections 105, 109, and 113 where minimal props are optional. 

  6. At the conclusion of section 101, the adjudicator will announce a First and Second place for the heat. 

  7. At the conclusion of the VCE 3+4 final, all competitors from the competition are welcomed to a free masterclass with the adjudicator.

Dress Code: Please refer below for full details. Competitors are not to perform in school uniform. 


COMPETITION RULES
  1. A competitor performs an item in a heat or section. 

  2. COMPETITOR – A competitor may be one person.

  3. Entry fees are not refundable except unless the event is cancelled. 

  4. A competitor may be of any age, but must be enrolled in Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, or Unit 1+2, or 3+4 Music Performance at a day school that offers VCE study. Competitors in VCE sections may be asked to furnish proof of enrolment. The committee reserve the right to withhold a prize until such proof has been sighted. 

  5. Competitors may only enter sections for which they qualify. Competitors may enter more than one section, provided they meet the requirements. Any breach of this rule and competitors will be automatically disqualified. 

  6. The competition is open to any high school students across Australia, however students must be enrolled in VCE Music Performance to compete in sections 100 and 101.  

  7.  Only one entry per section is allowed from each competitor.

  8. Competitors who have been taught by the adjudicator in private tuition (workshops excepted) in the last 6 months may not enter the competition

  9. The adjudicator has the right to refrain from awarding a prize where insufficient merit has been displayed.

  10. The adjudicator’s decision will be final in all heats and the final.

  11. Any approach to the adjudicator by a competitor, parent, teacher or friend of the competitor, during the competition, is strictly forbidden.

  12. Use of microphones is not permitted.

  13. No prompting or assistance of any kind may be rendered to a competitor in a section during a performance except by the adjudicator. For breaches of this rule, disqualification will be enforced.

  14. Teachers and parents will not be allowed side stage during performances without special permission from the competition committee.

  15. The theatre technician will set stage lighting for all sections. No special effects will be permitted.

  16. No rehearsal or practice is permitted on the stage while the competition is occupying the venue. Any competitor not observing this condition will be disqualified.

  17. Rude, aggressive and un-cooperative behaviour of teachers, parents or competitors during the competition may result in disqualification and possible barring of the related entrant(s) from competing in the coming 12 months. Please Refer to our code of Conduct Policy for detailed expectations of appropriate behaviour.

  18. Entrants must provide a copy of music for the adjudicator. This copy is to be submitted prior to the competition via the pre-registration portal. Heat number and the competitor’s number must be written at the top of the copy and bars must be numbered in red pen. Competitors in the Unit 3+4 Heats must submit all music for both the heat and final through the pre-registration portal, there is appropriately labelled file upload forms for each of these submissions. 

  19. Entrants must make copies of sheet music from original or officially authorised sheet music displaying copyright endorsement. Please label clearly with section number and competitors number. Failure to comply with copyright regulations will render a competitor ineligible.

  20. Competitors acknowledge they compete at their own risk

  21. The committee and the competition as an organisation does not take responsibility for instruments or properties.

  22. The stage manager or adjudicator has the right to stop any item if they are of the opinion a competitor has suffered a serious injury, or there is possible risk of serious injury. The ultimate safety of the competitor is always to be considered.

  23. The Committee reserves the right to:
    (a) Divide a section.
    (b) Cancel or combine any section with three (3) competitors or less.
    (c) Award only one prize if a section has less than three (3) competitors on the day.
    (d) Appoint a substitute adjudicator if required.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5/08/2022 12:00:00 AM (AEST)
Year 9-12
102 Novice Aria Award Solo     Year 9-12

Competitors are to perform one aria of their choice. Original language of chosen aria must be performed.

Entry: $15.001st Certificate + $250          2nd Certificate + $100          HM Certificate          
VCE Units 1+2
100 Own Choice Solo     VCE Units 1+2

Perform one item of your choice in the classical style. Competitors must be enrolled in VCE Music Unit 1+2.  

Entry: $12.001st $100          2nd $50          HM          
VCE Units 3+4
101 Vocal Solo Unit 3+4 Heat Solo     VCE Units 3+4

Perform one accompanied item from your VCE Program in an allocated heat. At the conclusion of a heat the adjudicator will announce a 1st and 2nd place within that heat. At the conclusion of all heats, the adjudicator will select the highest scoring performances from across all heats, these competitors will progress to the final. (Number of finalists to be determined by entry numbers). In the final, you will re-perform your item from the heat, along with two more pieces: a second accompanied song in a language that is different to the first, and an unaccompanied song. This is a total of three songs and a minimum of two different languages to be presented in the final.Competitors must be enrolled in VCE Music Unit 3+4. 

Entry: $12.001st Certificate          2nd Certificate          
Year 7-12
103 Own Choice Duet or Trio     Year 7-12

Own choice duet or trio. May be from the classical repertoire, legit musical theatre, or a contemporary work written in a classical style.

Entry: $15.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
Year 7 & 8
104 Own Choice Solo     Year 7 & 8

Own choice classical song solo.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
105 Musical Theatre Solo     Year 7 & 8

Own choice solo from a musical. Must be sung in a legit style. Must be in costume and character. Minimal props optional.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
106 Folk Song or Traditional Ballad Solo     Year 7 & 8

Own choice folk song or traditional ballad. May be in any language. Any arrangement is suitable.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
107 Art Song Solo     Year 7 & 8

Original language of chosen piece must be performed.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
Year 9 & 10
108 Own Choice Solo     Year 9 & 10

Own choice classical song solo.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
109 Musical Theatre Solo     Year 9 & 10

Own choice solo from a musical. Must be sung in a legit style. Must be in costume and character. Minimal props optional.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
110 Folk Song or Traditional Ballad Solo     Year 9 & 10

Own choice folk song or traditional ballad. May be in any language. Any arrangement suitable.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
111 Art Song Solo     Year 9 & 10

Original language of chosen piece must be performed.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
Year 11 & 12
112 Own Choice Solo     Year 11 & 12

Own choice classical song solo.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
113 Musical Theatre Solo     Year 11 & 12

Own choice solo from a musical. Must be sung in a legit style. Must e in costume and character. Minimal props optional.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
114 Folk Song or Traditional Ballad Solo     Year 11 & 12

Own choice folk song or traditional ballad. May be in any language. Any arrangement is suitable.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate          
115 Art Song Solo     Year 11 & 12

Original language of chosen piece must be performed.

Entry: $12.001st Certificate + $60          2nd Certificate + $40          HM Certificate