Monash Youth Music Festival 2018
20 Aug 2018 to 20 Aug 2018
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)


  1. Primary Schools expressing preference for morning or afternoon session will be given their preferred session, where available, on a first come, first served basis.
  2. Performers may appear in more than one group in a section, but there must not be more than a 25% overlap between groups.

Please refer to and Schedule for more information.


  1. The Festival is open to amateurs only. An amateur is one who does not derive income from the art in which he/she is entering.
  2. The age of performers will be as at the 1st August.
  3. Students of Adjudicators are not eligible to enter any solo sections their teacher is adjudicating.
  4. The AMEB Grade (or equivalent*) is the level at which the performer is studying at time of entry. Please verify with your music teacher that the “grade” of the piece to be performed is equivalent to the specified AMEB grade of the section to be entered to ensure fairness of competition.
  5. Entry fees are as scheduled. All entries must be via Entry fee payment may be made by credit card or cheque or as arranged with the Registrar. For cheque payment, mail the STARDOM invoice and the cheque (payable to the Waverley Music Eisteddfod) to The Registrar, PO Box 121, Mount Waverley, 3149.
  6. Where a performer is entering more than one section, a different program must be performed for each section.
  7. Soloists performing with accompaniment must use an accompanist using an acoustic instrument (e.g. piano or guitar). Refer to individual section notes. Pre-recorded accompaniment is not accepted in any section (except under certain circumstances in Section S08. Refer to Strings Recital Notes).
  8. Performers requiring the Official Accompanist must make contact at least 2 weeks prior to their performance. The Accompanist reserves the right to decline to assist if this condition is not met. Rehearsals are recommended, and are to be privately arranged with the Accompanist (this cost is not covered by the Festival entry fee.)
  9. A Notice of Appearance with date, time and venue will be forwarded to each performer.
  10. The performer MUST register within the registration time and prior to section commencement time unless prior arrangement has been made with the Registrar. The performer must be ready to perform in the order shown in the Program and/or Running Sheet. A performer may be disqualified if not ready to perform when called.
  11. When registering, a copy of the music, with all bars clearly numbered, must be given to the Registrar. Only original sheet music is to be used by the performer. Refer to COPYRIGHT NOTE Rule No. 25.
  12. Performance selections must be chosen to finish within time limits prescribed. A bell or signal will indicate the expiration of the time and the point at which adjudication ceases. Performers have 20 seconds to cease playing without penalty. Performers exceeding the 20 second overtime limit may be disqualified.
  13. The Committee reserves the right to appoint alternative adjudicators and accompanists, and to divide any section for adjudication.
  14. In the event of an insufficient number of entries in any section, the Committee reserves the right to cancel, modify or merge the section with another. The prizes awarded will be at the Adjudicator’s and/or Committee’s discretion.
  15. No entry fee will be refunded unless a section is cancelled.
  16. All performers must behave with kindness, courtesy and respect for all other performers at all times.
  17. Prizes will be presented at the conclusion of each section. It is the responsibility of each performer to collect their prize, certificate and Adjudicator’s Report.
  18. Performers and spectators must not communicate with the adjudicator until all their final section is completed. Any such contact may deem the contestant in question disqualified.
  19. THE ADJUDICATOR’S DECISION IS FINAL. Any protest must be made in writing to The Secretary, within one hour of adjudication, and be accompanied by a deposit of $10 to be forfeited if the protest is deemed unjustified.
  20. PHOTOGRAPHS – The Committee reserves the right to photograph any performer during the Monash Youth Music Festival. By submitting your entry, you have granted permission for photographs to be used for marketing or grant application purposes. Please advise the Photographer if you do not wish your photo to be taken.
  22. COPYRIGHT—According to APRA/AMCOS and Copyright Australia Ltd. (CAL), Performers using copyright protected sheet music (i.e. not from memory) MUST USE ORIGINAL MUSIC PUBLICATION, not a photocopy. A photocopy is acceptable for adjudication purposes and will not be returned. Entrants are reminded that the primary responsibility for adherence to Copyright Law rests with the person/s doing or authorising the photocopying and it is also the performer’s responsibility to acquaint themselves with Copyright regulations available from APRA/AMCOS, 3-5 Sanders Place, Richmond. 3121. ( The Committee in no way condones the unlawful copying of Copyright material.
  23. ENTRIES CLOSE STRICTLY AS PER STATED ON THE WEBSITE. No late entries will be accepted.
Further information can be obtained from our website. All other matters should be referred to The Secretary, PO Box 121, MOUNT WAVERLEY VIC. 3149.

Primary Students
C01 - AM Primary School Choir     Primary Students

Session: 20/08/2018 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 06:00

Primary School Choirs Limit 60 voices. ONE Unison Song and ONE Part Song Please choose EITHER C01-AM OR C01-PM

Entries Closed
Entry: $35.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HM Certificate          
C01 - PM Primary School Choir     Primary Students

Session: 20/08/2018 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Primary School Choirs Limit 60 voices. ONE Unison Song and ONE Part Song. Please choose EITHER C01-AM OR C01-PM

Entries Closed
Entry: $35.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HM Certificate          
Middle School Students Year 5 to Year 9
C02 Middle School Choir     Middle School Students Year 5 to Year 9

Session: 20/08/2018 4:30 PM    Time Limit: 08:00

Middle School Choirs Years 5-9. Limit 60 voices. TWO contrasting songs.

Entries Closed
Entry: $35.001st Trophy + $200          2nd Trophy + $100          3rd Certificate          
Secondary Students
C03 Secondary School Chamber Choir     Secondary Students

Session: 20/08/2018 6:00 PM    Time Limit: 08:00

Secondary School Chamber Choir. Limit 30 voices. TWO contrasting songs.

Entries Closed
Entry: $35.001st Trophy + $200          2nd Trophy + $100          HM Certificate