Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 95th Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod
PIANO COMPETITION
15 May 2021 to 16 May 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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         Bendigo Competitions Society Inc.


A.B.N. 39 787 086 224

 

Specific Music Conditions of Entry 2021


Please read in conjunction with General Rules and the Conditions of Entry for each discipline.


COPYRIGHT – In accordance with Federal statutes competitors must use the original materials or have permission from the relevant owners of copyright to make and use copies of copyright material at this Eisteddfod. Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. will not be liable for any infringements regarding copyright.


1.  RISK:

1.1       All competitors enter and perform at this competition at their own risk.

 

2.  ENTRY:

2.1       Music Competition is open to amateurs.

2.2       Competitors are not entitled to a refund in cases of non-appearance in any section.

2.3       Refund of entry money will not be granted following registration.

2.4       A condition of entry is that an administration fee is required per family - if multiple

entries are entered on one entry each family is required to pay the administration fee.  

 

 3.  ADJUDICATOR:

3.1.     The decisions of the Adjudicators are final, and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into.

3.2       No person may communicate with the Adjudicator during the course of the competition.

 

4. MUSIC:                                                                                                                                                   

4.1       Competitors must provide music to the booking office (for the Adjudicator) well in advance of the commencement of their section/s. Early booking, with music   photocopied in readiness prior to booking in  would assist the Society with the smooth running of the Eisteddfod.

4.2      Prior to coming to Book-in, ensure all music for the Adjudicator has already been photocopied.  Photocopied scores must be provided for the Adjudicator in all disciplines, (except the Contemporary Vocal discipline.) Please do not provide music books to be given to the adjudicator.

4.3       Original music should be use for the Accompanist. If this is impracticable photocopies may be used, providing the competitor can produce the original music to comply with copyright rules.

4.4       No competitor or teacher identification, or distinguishing marks are permitted. However, it would be helpful if each score was clearly marked – on the top right-hand corner – with the Section number and Competitor’s number (as per Official Program) prior to being provided to the booking office.

4.5       All bars must be clearly marked and numbered on music scores to be handed to the adjudicator.

4.6       In compliance with copyright rules photocopies will not be returned to competitors.

4.7       The Society does not accept any responsibility for music books or scores, USBs, CDs or other devices not collected backstage or from the office immediately after the 

            section finishes.

4.8       For Music sections that specify AMEB/ANZCA levels, competitors may only enter the level being studied in the current year. A useful reference is the “AMEB

            Schedule of Syllabuses.


5. AUDIO EQUIPMENT AND EFFECTS:

5.1       A professional sound system comprising a CD player, MP3 and ipod facility is provided at the venue, along with a person to play the music. 

5.2       Backing tracks can be on a CD or MP3 format on a USB. Ensure the backing is of good quality. A recommendation of Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. is a

commercially purchased backing through iTunes or similar (not converted from YouTube.) It is essential you a duplicate copy on a CD, or a phone, as a back-up. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R disks, but not CD-RW (recordable disks).

  1.         5.3     The Competitor's name should be clearly written on the CD using an appropriate pen, with details clearly visible through its protective case. Do not use labels                       on the CD as this may cause CD failure.  Please label files as follows: Competitor’s name –   Section number, Song Title. e.g. Mary Jones – MV294 – “Mary Poppins”
  1.         5.4       A separate USB or CD for each event is required. CDs should be in a pocket or case with USBs in suitable packaging that allows labelling. 

5.5       The USB or CD to have ONE  SONG ONLY – Multiple songs on the one device will not be accepted.

5.6       No responsibility will be taken for dirty or faulty CDs, Please check on a CD player   (NOT a computer) that the CD plays in a CD player.

5.7       Competitor are responsible for collecting their recordings, from the foyer, immediately after the section.

            

 

6. TIME LIMITS:

6.1       Competitors are to limit their items to reasonable lengths and where stated adhere to time limits. REPEATS SHOULD BE AVOIDED within an item.

6.2       The timing of an event will begin with the commencement of the music and end with the conclusion of the music.  It is a condition of entries that time limits are adhered to.

6.3 Time Limits for each section: Please note a Discipline Schedule with time limits etc. can be accessed by clicking "Discipline Schedule"                                                                         (Shown in in blue on the top centre of the screen) when opening the relevant discipline on the screen when you are choosing sections to enter.                                                        Alternatively "Discipline Schedule" can be accessed on the Society's website - www.bendigocomps.org.au -                                                                                                                 Click on 'schedule.'  Then select "Stardom Schedule" from the drop down menu. When clicked it opens each discipline for information such as Time Limits etc.


7. AGE GROUPS:

7.1       In any section subject to an age limit, a competitor’s age as of 1st January (Year of the Competition) is deemed to be the age of the competitor.

7.2       Competitors may choose to enter older age groups as well as their own age group except when a section stipulates the lower age group. (e.g. 13-17 years.)

 

8. MUSIC STANDS:

8.1       Music stands will be available for all sections in all disciplines.

 

9. DUETS OR ENSEMBLES:

9.1        Individuals competitors may be part of more than one duet or ensemble in a section.

9.2        The same duet or ensemble may only enter once in a particular section.

 

10. COMMUNICATION:

10.1        Competitors must provide a valid email address with their entry.

10.2        Communication with competitors regarding confirmation of entry, and approximate timetable of events will normally be done by email.

 

11. LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP:

11.1        The Committee reserves the right to invite one or more competitors to participate in this Invitational Championship.

 

12.  DISQUALIFICATION:

12.1        Any competitor incorrectly appearing in any section will be disqualified from the relevant section. This applies to solos, duets or ensembles.

 

13. RESTARTS:

13.1      A competitor who stops when performing an item will be allowed to restart the item at the end of the section for a critique only. However, if the restart is caused  by a technical fault in equipment or the wrong music has been played, a restart for adjudication will be allowed providing the fault is quickly corrected.

 

14. REHEASALS:

14.1       No rehearsal is permitted on the stage during the Eisteddfod.


Please, also refer to Specific Music Condition of Entry for each discipline, as well as General Eisteddfod Conditions of Entry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

    ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1/04/2021 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
    AMEB / ANZCA (current year) Grade Five
    P05 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (current year) Grade Five

    Prizes are the gift of Clare Harris and family

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    12 years and under
    P40 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     12 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    18 years and under
    P70 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     18 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $17.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Preliminary
    Pre1 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Preliminary

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $11.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade One
    P01 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade One

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Six
    P06 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Six

    Prizes are the gift of the Y Service Club of Bendigo Incorporated

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    12 years and under
    P42 PIANO- SELECTION by an AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     12 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    For Current Year, Units 1 & 2 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students
    P98 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     For Current Year, Units 1 & 2 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students

    This section is ONLY for students who are studying V.C.E. Music performance or V.C.E. Music Investigation in the current year. Competitors may choose to REPEAT the item performed on the V.C.E. Music Day (Friday 10 May.) This is optional 0 if wished a new item may be performed according to each competitors preferred option.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Three
    P03 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Three

    Prizes are the gift of Mrs Judith McCarthy

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Seven
    P07 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Seven

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    12 years and under
    P44 PIANO - SELECTION from a FILM or MUSICAL SOLO     12 years and under

    Any piano selection from a film or a stage musical.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    23 years and under
    P84 PIANO - SELECTION from a FILM or MUSICAL SOLO     23 years and under

    Prizes are the gift of Pitch Perfect Piano Tuning - in Memory of Edna Briggs (Piano Teacher)

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Four
    P04 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Four

    .

    Prizes are the gift of Mrs Judith McCarthy

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (current year) Grade Eight
    P08 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (current year) Grade Eight

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    14 years and under
    P50 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     14 years and under

    Prizes are the gift of Clare Harris and family

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    For Current Year, Units 1 & 2 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students
    P94 18TH OR 19TH CENTURY SOLO     For Current Year, Units 1 & 2 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students

    This section is ONLY for students who are studying V.C.E. Music performance or V.C.E. Music Investigation in the current year. Competitors may choose to REPEAT the item performed on the V.C.E. Music Day (Friday 10 May.) This is optional 0 if wished a new item may be performed according to each competitors preferred option.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Two
    P02 PIANO SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) Grade Two

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    12 years and under
    P46 PIANO DUET     12 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $16.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    23 years and under
    P80 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     23 years and under

    Prizes are the gift of Pitch Perfect Piano Tuning - in Memory of Edna Briggs (Piano Teacher)

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES ONE AND TWO
    P10 QUICK STUDY SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES ONE AND TWO

    The piece to be played will be supplied by the adjudicator, then forwarded to competitors approximately 14 days prior to the Piano competition.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES FIVE AND SIX
    P12 QUICK STUDY SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES FIVE AND SIX

    The piece to be played will be supplied by the adjudicator, then forwarded to competitors approximately 14 days prior to the Piano competition.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallions          2nd Trophies          3rd Awards          HM Ribbons          
    14 years and under
    P52 PIANO- SELECTION by an AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     14 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    23 years and under
    P82 PIANO- SELECTION by an AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     23 years and under

    Prizes are the gift of Pitch Perfect Piano Tuning - in Memory of Edna Briggs (Piano Teacher)

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES THREE AND FOUR
    P11 QUICK STUDY SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES THREE AND FOUR

    The piece to be played will be supplied by the adjudicator, then forwarded to competitors approximately 14 days prior to the Piano competition.

    Prizes are the gift of Clare Harris and family

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallions          2nd Trophies          3rd Awards          HM Ribbons          
    10 years and under
    P32 PIANO- SELECTION by an AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     10 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    16 years and under
    P64 PIANO - SELECTION from a FILM or MUSICAL SOLO     16 years and under

    Any piano selection from a film or a stage musical. Prizes are given n respect of the.former Bendigo Competitions Ladies Auxiliary

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    23 years and under
    P87 JAZZ or BLUES PIANO SOLO     23 years and under

    Competitors are encouraged to perform their own composition.

    Prizes are the gift of the Y Service Club of Bendigo Incorporated

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT
    P13 QUICK STUDY SOLO     AMEB / ANZCA (Current Year) GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT

    The piece to be played will be supplied by the adjudicator, then forwarded to competitors approximately 14 days prior to the Piano competition.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    8 years and under
    P22 PIANO- SELECTION by an AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     8 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $11.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    16 years and under
    P60 W.J. WERRY MEMORIAL PIANO SOLO     16 years and under

    Competitors may have their own choice of music. Time limit 5 minutes.

    Prizes are the gift of Clare Harris and family

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    23 years and under
    P88 The LUCY HARKNESS PRIZE PIANO SOLO     23 years and under

    Own selection of a piece composed in the 20th or 21st Century.

    Prizes are the gift of Pitch Perfect Piano Tuning - in Memory of Edna Briggs (Piano Teacher)

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    8 years and under
    P20 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     8 years and under

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $11.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    10 years and under
    P30 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     10 years and under

    Own Choice

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $12.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    For Current Year, Units 3 & 4 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students
    P96 20TH OR 21ST CENTURY SOLO     For Current Year, Units 3 & 4 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students

    This section is ONLY for students who are studying V.C.E. Music performance or V.C.E. Music Investigation in the current year. Competitors may choose to REPEAT the item performed on the V.C.E. Music Day (Friday 10 May.) This is optional 0 if wished a new item may be performed according to each competitors preferred option.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    23 years and under
    P89 The BETTY WALLACE PIANO SONATA SOLO     23 years and under

    One movement from a piano sonata by HAYDN, MOZART or BEETHOVEN.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    For Current Year, Units 3 & 4 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students
    P99 PIANO - OWN CHOICE SOLO     For Current Year, Units 3 & 4 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students

    This section is ONLY for students who are studying V.C.E. Music performance or V.C.E. Music Investigation in the current year. Competitors may choose to REPEAT the item performed on the V.C.E. Music Day (Friday 10 May.) This is optional 0 if wished a new item may be performed according to each competitors preferred option.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    23 years and under
    P90 Fugue from J.S.Bach’s “ The Well-Tempered Clavier.” [Book 1 or 2]. SOLO     23 years and under

    Fugue from J.S.Bach’s “ The Well-Tempered Clavier.” [Book 1 or 2].

    Prizes are sponsored by Nola McIvor

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $50          2nd $30          3rd $20          HM Ribbon          
    P92 ANNIE MILDRED NANCARROW MEMORIAL PIANO AWARD SOLO     23 years and under

    Two pieces: a) Own selection from Bach`s 48 Preludes and Fugues (prelude only). b) Own selection (not to be a prelude or fugue)

    Prizes donated in a bequest from the Annie Mildred Nancarrow Estate.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $150          2nd $75          3rd $25          HM Ribbon