Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2018
Contemporary Vocal
20 Aug 2018 to 25 Aug 2018
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

 

CONTEMPORARY VOCAL

 

VENUE:  Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre

 

Adjudicators: Johanna Allen & Lady Shaula Salathe

 

Our adjudicators for this section are proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.


 

SECTION CHAIR:   Carolyn Bennett

Sub-Committee: Brenda Ludbrook, Peter Zala

 

TROPHIES

 

Aggregate Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each age group.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

To be read in conjunction with General Conditions

 

  1. This competition is for modern/contemporary style singing (see condition 2 for Country Music definition). Singers who sing in a classical style should refer to the Classical Vocal sections. There is no restriction on the age of the song. Freedom of interpretation within the style is acceptable.
  2. Country Music sections - Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.  Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged.
  3. A competitor may place multiple entries in sections 595 (Contemporary Vocal Duo or Trio) and 596 (Contemporary Vocal Ensemble) however they must perform with different competitors from previous duo, trio or ensembles within the sections.
  4. Original sheet music is not required for this section. (A copy of music for adjudicator is not required).
  5. 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.
  6. The Society will provide: a piano, microphones both roving and standard (up to four) and CD player.
  7. Backing tracks should be in MP3 format on a USB. Ensure the backing is good quality.  The recommendation of RSSS is a commercially purchased backing through iTunes or similar (not converted from YouTube) It is suggested that you also bring the backing track on a CD as a back-up. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CD-RW (re-recordable) discs. Please label files as follows: Name – Section Number – Song Title eg: Jane Smith – 554 – let it go. AN ACCOMPANIST IS NOT PROVIDED. Please contact the RSSS Office for a list of suggested local accompanists if required.
  8. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year and competitors MUST sing in their relevant age group.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11/05/2018 5:00:00 PM (AEST)
10 Years and Under
553.1 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 20/08/2018 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
554.1 FILM OR TV Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 21/08/2018 12:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
11 to Under 14 Years
560.1 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 22/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
560.3 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 24/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
561.2 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 22/08/2018 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
568.2 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 23/08/2018 1:30 PM    Time Limit:

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
14 to Under 16 Years
571 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Session: 22/08/2018 7:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $24.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
573 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Session: 21/08/2018 6:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entries Closed
Entry: $24.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
16 to Under 18 Years
580 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Session: 25/08/2018 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entries Closed
Entry: $26.101st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
588 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Session: 25/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit:

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $26.101st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
18 Years and Over
590 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Session: 23/08/2018 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.101st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
594 FILM OR TV Solo     18 Years and Over

Session: 24/08/2018 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.101st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
Open
597 SINGER SONGWRITER Solo     Open

Session: 25/08/2018 7:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Competitor to present their own original song. Adjudication will be based on both the composition of the song and vocal proficiency of the competitor

Entries Closed
Entry: $32.101st Medal + $70          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
10 Years and Under
550.1 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 20/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat F

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
553.2 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 20/08/2018 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
554.2 FILM OR TV Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 21/08/2018 12:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
558.1 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 21/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit:

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
11 to Under 14 Years
562.1 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 23/08/2018 1:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Prize money and medals donated by Chris Gardner in memory of his late wife Bridget

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal + $20          3rd Medal + $10          
562.2 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 24/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Prize money and medals donated by Chris Gardner in memory of his late wife Bridget

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal + $20          3rd Medal + $10          
563.1 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 24/08/2018 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
564.1 FILM OR TV Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 22/08/2018 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
14 to Under 16 Years
570 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Session: 22/08/2018 7:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entries Closed
Entry: $24.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
574 FILM OR TV Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Session: 21/08/2018 6:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $24.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
16 to Under 18 Years
581 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Session: 25/08/2018 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $26.101st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
584 FILM OR TV Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Session: 25/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $26.101st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
18 Years and Over
592 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Session: 23/08/2018 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.101st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
Open
596 CONTEMPORARY VOCAL Ensemble     Open

Session: 25/08/2018 7:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

4-8 singers. Each ensemble to present one item as per special conditions listed above. Any contemporary song choice is permitted but must include some harmony. Accompaniment is optional.

Entries Closed
Entry: $32.101st $70          2nd          3rd          
18 Years and Over
598 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     18 Years and Over

Session: 24/08/2018 6:00 PM    Time Limit:

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.101st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
10 Years and Under
550.2 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 20/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat F

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
551 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 20/08/2018 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. .

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
558.2 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     10 Years and Under

Session: 21/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit:

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.101st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
11 to Under 14 Years
560.2 CONTEMPORARY POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 23/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
563.2 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 24/08/2018 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
14 to Under 16 Years
578 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Session: 21/08/2018 12:00 PM    Time Limit:

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $24.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
16 to Under 18 Years
582 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Session: 25/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $26.101st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
583 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     16 to Under 18 Years

Session: 25/08/2018 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entries Closed
Entry: $26.101st Medal + $50          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
18 Years and Over
591 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Session: 23/08/2018 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.101st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          HM          
593 CONTEMPORARY STAGE MUSICAL Solo     18 Years and Over

Session: 24/08/2018 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song.

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.101st Medal + $60          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
Open
595 CONTEMPORARY VOCAL Duo or Trio     Open

Session: 25/08/2018 7:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers to present one item as per special conditions listed. Any contemporary song choice is permitted but must innclude some harmony. Accompaniment is optitional.

Entries Closed
Entry: $32.101st Medal + $70          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
11 to Under 14 Years
561.1 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 22/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
564.2 FILM OR TV Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 22/08/2018 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
568.1 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD Solo     11 to Under 14 Years

Session: 23/08/2018 9:00 AM    Time Limit:

Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style. Time Limit 4 minutes

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.101st Medal + $30          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
14 to Under 16 Years
572 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL Solo     14 to Under 16 Years

Session: 21/08/2018 12:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Entries Closed
Entry: $24.101st Medal + $40          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          
VCE Students Only
585 VCE CONTEMPORARY VOCAL Solo     VCE Students Only

Session: 25/08/2018 12:30 PM    Time Limit: 08:00

For students studying VCE Contemporary Music Performance. Two contrasting songs, song choices must be from two different categories on the prescribed contemporary VCE syllabus. Singers who are studying ‘Music Investigation’ will sing one song from the contemporary VCE syllabus and one own choice from your selected program. Time Limit: 8 Minutes for both pieces. First Prize gift of the W. Morrell trust

Entries Closed
Entry: $26.101st Medal + $100          2nd Medal + $40          3rd Medal + $20