2019 Shepparton Young Instrumentalists Award
Ensembles and Groups
31 Aug 2019 to 31 Aug 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

SHEPPARTON YOUNG INSTRUMENTALIST AWARD 2019

 

- ENTRY IS OPEN TO REGIONAL VICTORIAN STUDENTS ONLY -

- PLEASE REFER TO THE ENTRY MAP BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION - 

ENTRY

  1. ENTRY to the competition is through stardom.com. Entry is only accepted through this portal. Entry is not final until payment has been made through stardom.com.
  1. ENTRIES CLOSE three weeks before the competition date.  No late entries will be received.
  1. ENTRY AGE of the competitor shall be deemed to be the age of the entrant on the day of competition.
  1. This competition is a REGIONAL EVENT and entry is restricted to competitors from country Victorian shires. Please REFER TO THE MAP before completing your entry. ENTIRES from places outside this regional boundary will not be accepted and will be refunded.
  1. ENTRANTS may compete in older age groups as well as their own, where applicable, but may not compete in a lower age group.
  1. ENTRY FEES are not refundable except where a section has been cancelled by the organiser. Entrants are not entitled to any refund of fees in cases of non-appearance for any reason.
  1. The organiser reserves the right to;
  • Amend any section that has does not have sufficient entries.
  • Cancel, divide or combine any section.
  • Add additional sections to the competition at any time.
  • Vary prize money, in cases where insufficient entrants perform.
  • In cases where less than three (3) performers compete, only one prize may be awarded.

ACCOMPANIMENT

  1. ACCOMPANIMENT: Music that has an accompaniment must be performed with a live accompanist.
  1. ACCOMPANISTS must play from original hard copy music where appropriate, or be able to produce the original on the day. Exceptions include online purchase of a score or lyrics/chords used in contemporary vocal sections where an original purchase could not be made.
  1. It is the competitor’s responsibility to PROVIDE THEIR OWN ACCOMPANIST.
  1. RECORDED ACCOMPANIMENTS are only permitted in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Contemporary Voice and Music Theatre, where the publication specifies a recorded accompaniment. Where a piano accompaniment is provided it must be used.
  1. ACCOMPANIMENT PLAYBACK must be provided by the competitor, such as CD, ipod, phone or computer. An amplifier will be provided to each section by the organiser for the competitors use. There will not be any provision for sound check prior to performance. Playback must be run by an assistant provided by the competitor, and must not hold up the running of each section.
  1. RECORDED ACCOMPANIMENTS are not permitted for Classical Vocal or Orchestral Strings classes.

MUSIC

  1. PHOTOCOPIED SCORES OR PARTS must be provided for the adjudicators for each piece to be performed. These must be provided to the registration desk at the time of performer registration.
  1. PHOTOCOPIES must not contain any distinguishing marks or stamps that identify the competitor in any way.
  1. Adjudicator’s photocopies must have EACH BAR CLEARLY NUMBERED throughout. Contemporary Vocal performers should provide approximate bar numbers on a lyric sheet where piano/guitar music is not available for purchase.
  1. In compliance with COPYRIGHT RULES no photocopies will be returned after competition. All copies will be shredded at the conclusion of the event.

PERFORMANCE

  1. Sections may have INSTRUMENT SPECIFIC STIPULATIONS; it is the competitor’s responsibility to read and adhere to those stipulations.
  1. HIGH STANDARDS of appearance or behaviour apply to all competitors, and may form part of the official adjudicators report and/or awarding of ‘Stage Presence’ awards.
  1. STAGE PRESENCE AWARDS are based on the following performance conventions:
  1. Competitors announce their pieces before they perform,
  2. Consider where they stand on stage in relation to the audience and accompanist,
  3. Enter the stage confidently and look clearly at the audience,
  4. Acknowledge their accompanist (where applicable), and
  5. Acknowledge applause with a brief bow.
  1. TIME LIMITS apply to each section and will be strictly enforced. Time limits are a maximum time; performances must be less than those times. Any competitor who performs longer than the time permitted will be given a report only, and will not be awarded a placing or prize money.
  1. An ADJUDICATORS REPORT will be provided to each competitor. The report is handed to each competitor during the awarding of places, or can be collected from the registration table at the conclusion of each section.
  1. The ADJUDICATORS DECISION IS FINAL, and no correspondence will be entered into.

GALA FINAL

  1. FIRST PLACE WINNERS in these sections will be automatically included in the Gala Final at the conclusion of the sections:
  • S016, S019, W016, W019, B016, B019, P016, P019, V161, V162, V163, V191, V192, V193.
  1. ADJUDICATORS at their discretion may select additional competitors for the GALA FINAL.
  1. COMPETITORS AND ACCOMPANISTS who qualify for the GALA FINAL are expected to have made themselves available to perform in the final, which will be held at 5:30PM on the day of competition.  

 

 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 16/08/2019 5:00:00 PM (AEST)
13 Years & Under
P132 Pianoforte Duet, Trio or Quartet     13 Years & Under

Session: 31/08/2019 11:30 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

4 - 8 hands on one piano.

Function room session 2 will commence after the conclusion of session 1, not before 11am.

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM HM          
19 Years & Under
P191 Pianoforte Duet, Trio or Quartet     19 Years & Under

Session: 31/08/2019 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 06:00

4 - 8 hands on one piano.

Session 1 begins at 9am.

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM HM          
S191 Stringed Instrument Duet, Trio, Quartet or Quintet     19 Years & Under

Session: 31/08/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Duet, trio, quartet or quintet, can include piano accompaniment.

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM Encouragement Award          
V193 Musical Theatre Duet     19 Years & Under

Session: 31/08/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Includes songs from a stage musical, musical comedy, Gilbert and Sullivan. Accompaniment may include piano or backing track.

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM HM          
Open Ensemble (Highschool Student)
WB191 Instrumental Duet, Trio, Quartet or Quintet     Open Ensemble (Highschool Student)

Session: 31/08/2019 11:30 AM    Time Limit: 06:00

Any combination of woodwind or brass instruments. May include piano accompaniment.

Session 2 will commence at the conclusion of Session 1, not before 11am.

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM Encouragement Award          
19 Years & Under
Pc191 Percussion Duet, Trio, Quartet or Ensemble     19 Years & Under

Session: 31/08/2019 11:30 AM    Time Limit: 06:00

Any combination of tuned and/or untuned percussion.

Session 2 will commence at the conclusion of Session 1, not before 11am.

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM Encouragement Award          
Open Ensemble (Highschool Student)
SWB191 Woodwind and Brass Ensemble     Open Ensemble (Highschool Student)

Session: 31/08/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Orchestral string ensemble with woodwind and/or brass instruments. Can include piano accompaniment

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM Encouragement Award          
V194 Contemporary Vocal Ensemble     Open Ensemble (Highschool Student)

Session: 31/08/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Vocal ensemble in any style. Backing tracks permitted, or piano/guitar accompaniment, or a capella (just voices).

Entry: $8.001st Medallion          2nd Medallion          3rd Medallion          HM Encouragement Award