2024 Border District Eisteddfod
Keyboard & Piano
21 May 2024 to 24 May 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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CHORAL AND VOCAL MUSIC - RULES AND REGULATIONS 2024


  1. Every care will be taken for competitors’ safety, but the Committee will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by any competitor and or damage to property during the Eisteddfod.
  2. By entering the Border District Eisteddfod, you agree to abide by the rules and regulations as outlined in this 2024 Schedule.
  3. Entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by the correct entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable unless cancelled by the Committee or there is an error in the program.
  4. Requests for sections to be heard at particular times are to be either given in writing/emailed to the committee or can be made through Stardom when processing the entry. The committee will endeavour to accommodate requests however no alterations will be made once the program is complete.
  5. Age is determined as of 1st January, 2024. The committee reserves the right to ask for proof of age.
  6. In the individual solo sections, competitors may enter only once per section.
  7. In duo and trio sections, competitors may perform twice in these sections with different partners in any one section. In duo & trios, the eldest performer must enter the relevant age section.
  8. All vocal solos, duets, and character songs are own choice, but must be songs suitable to the age group. Choice of song will be taken into consideration.
  9. The preferred method of accompaniment for all vocal and choral sections is a pianist. The official accompanist’s details are listed above. If using an electronic accompaniment, competitors must make prior arrangements with the Music Committee.
  10. Time limits must be observed. An item may be shorter than the limit but not exceed it. To meet time limits, excerpts of verses are acceptable and repeats may be omitted from music. Timing is from when competitors enter the stage until they leave it (includes set-up and pack-up time).
  11. The Border District Eisteddfod (BDE) holds an Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) license that covers the public performance of all copyright musical works at this event. In 2017, a new licensing scheme was introduced to all eisteddfods. It is based on a per entry rate of 90c (ex GST) and has been included in the entry fee for performers. BDE also has an arrangement with the Australian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) that allows entrants to photocopy an original piece of sheet music for adjudicators. An entrant may supply the adjudicator with an unlicensed copy of the piece provided that (a) the original is used by the entrant for performance or held at the venue for inspection and (b) the Executive Committee or its delegate destroys the copy immediately after the adjudication. A Declaration form is to be filled in and handed in with the adjudicator copy. Forms can be downloaded from this website. Entrants must perform from original published editions of music unless prior permission has been obtained from the copyright owner.
  12. Competitor’s names and/or photographs may be used for promotional or marketing purposes. Should this not be appropriate, the Eisteddfod Committee MUST be notified. This can be done online when submitting entries.
  13. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
  14. Unless specifically invited by the adjudicator, contact with the adjudicator must not be made directly by teachers, competitors or parents.
  15. Adjudicator comment sheets can be obtained from the table in the foyer.


SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR CHORAL SECTIONS


SECTIONS 1-4, 6,7, 9, 10: To present two (2) contrasting pieces as follows:

(a) Sections 1 & 2: Pieces should be contrasting and sung in unison or counterpoint. Total time limit for performance is 6 minutes. This includes getting on and off the stage.

(b) Sections 3 & 4: Pieces should be contrasting and sung in unison or in two parts. Total time limit for performance is 8 minutes. This includes getting on and off the stage.

(c) Sections 6, 7,  9 & 10: Pieces should be contrasting. One song must be in at least 2 parts and the other unison with optional descant. Total time limit for performance is 10 minutes. This includes getting on and off the stage.

SECTIONS 5, 8, 11: One piece from a stage musical or musical movie. Use of choir risers is optional. Performance should include elements of music, facial and body expression and simple choreography. Costumes and props are optional and some dialogue is allowed, however, the performance should be predominantly a musical item.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 22/03/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
065 Fewer than 12 months tuition - Piano Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Must be 12 Years & Under and is not eligible for the Helen Neal Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
066 Piano Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that piano solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
067 Piano Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that piano solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
068 Piano Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please note that piano solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
069 Piano Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please note that piano solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
070 Piano Solo     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Please note that piano solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
071 Fewer than 12 months tuition - Keyboard Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Must be 12 Years & Under and is not eligible for the Helen Neal Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
072 Keyboard Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that keyboard solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Not eligible for the Helen Neal Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
073 Keyboard Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that keyboard solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Not eligible for the Helen Neal Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
074 Keyboard Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please note that keyboard solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Not eligible for the Helen Neal Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
075 Keyboard Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please note that keyboard solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Not eligible for the Helen Neal Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
076 Keyboard Solo     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Please note that keyboard solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Not eligible for the Helen Neal Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
077 Set Piece Accompaniment Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Music will be set by the committee and can be viewed and downloaded at www.borderdistricteisteddfod.org. On the morning of competition, 10 minutes will be allocated for the entrant to meet and practise with the appointed soloist.

Entry: $10.00
078 Set Piece Accompaniment Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Music will be set by the committee and can be viewed and downloaded at www.borderdistricteisteddfod.org. On the morning of competition, 10 minutes will be allocated for the entrant to meet and practise with the appointed soloist.

Entry: $10.00
079 Set Piece Accompaniment Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Music will be set by the committee and can be viewed and downloaded at www.borderdistricteisteddfod.org. On the morning of competition, 10 minutes will be allocated for the entrant to meet and practise with the appointed soloist.

Entry: $10.00
080 Set Piece Accompaniment Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Music will be set by the committee and can be viewed and downloaded at www.borderdistricteisteddfod.org. On the morning of competition, 10 minutes will be allocated for the entrant to meet and practise with the appointed soloist.

Entry: $10.00
081 Piano or Keyboard Duet     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
082 Piano or Keyboard Duet     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
083 Piano or Keyboard Duet     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
084 Piano or Keyboard Duet     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
085 Piano or Keyboard Duet     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00