FLUTE DIVISION RESULTS 2017:
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD FLUTE AND WOODWIND DIVISIONS 2018
When: August 10-13.
Venues: Salvation Army Citadel 55 George Street, Norwood and Unley Uniting Church, 187 Unley Road, Unley.
Flute Adjudicators: Lisa Gill, Tim Nott and Sabine Daniels
Entries for the 2018 Adelaide Eisteddfod are now open. To enter the Adelaide Eisteddfod, visit Stardom at https://www.stardom.com.au/ and look for ‘Adelaide Eisteddfod’ under ‘Participating Eisteddfods’. Please visit the Adelaide Eisteddfod website at http://sacomment.com/aes/eisteddfod/ to read the General Rules and look for other information. Entries will close on April 13 at 5 pm. No late entries will be accepted. If you need an accompanist visit http://accompanist.org.au/register-of-accompanists/.
Flute Duet and Flute Trio or Quartet sections – please think about entering. We would like the number of entries to increase. Please decide which ensemble partner is going to submit the entry, and remember to give your partner’s name(s). Check out the Orchestral Excerpts section. The opportunity to present orchestral excerpts is now only available in the AMEB syllabuses at Licentiate level. Previous First prize winners may enter this section again.
Think about entering the Flute Concerto, Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto, Wind Recital and the Eisteddfod Ensemble Event. Please note that different concert must be played for the Flute Concerto section and Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto. Geoffrey Collins, sponsor of the Australian Flute Solo, has increased the prize money being offered (prizes of $150 and $80), so please think about entering this section; we would love to have some entries in 2018. Grade 7 and 8 Flute Solo has been re-badged as Grade 7 and 8 and Certificate of Performance Flute Solo and Flute Solo 18 Years and Above, for competitors not studying music full time as a tertiary student, is new!
Entry in the SA Final of Young Virtuoso, offered by the Fine Music network of radio stations, is via the Wind Recital. The National finalist will be awarded a scholarship of $10,000.
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS’ CONCERT
When: Monday, September 24, 7-30 pm
Where: Salvation Army Citadel, 55 George Street, Norwood.
Admission: Adult, $10; Seniors/Students, $8; Children under 16 free
YOUNG VIRTUOSO SA FINAL 2018
When: Sunday, October 14, 2-30 pm
Where: St John’s Anglican Church, 379 Halifax Street, Adelaide
Admission: Adult $15, 5MBS Member/Student $5
OTHER EISTEDDFODS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
22nd BALAKLAVA EISTEDDFOD
The 22nd Balaklava Eisteddfod will be held from August 3-5. Friday August 3, Bands, Rock Bands, Instrumental Ensembles, Choirs, Vocal Ensembles. Saturday August 4, Vocal (Classical and Non-classical), Musical Theatre, Contemporary Vocal, Instrumental, Piano, Speech and Drama. Sunday August 5, Finale Concert including adjudication of the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir Vocal Scholarship. Entries will open on April 6 and close on May 7. Visit http://www.balaklavaeisteddfod.org.au, Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BalaklavaEisteddfod, e-mail email@example.com.
MOUNT GAMBIER EISTEDDFOD
The Mount Gambier Eisteddfod is part of the ongoing work of Backstage Incorporated (founded in 1978). The various divisions include Choral and Vocal (July 27-July 31) and Music (August 2-4). Entries will be via Stardom, visit http://www.stardom.com.au/ and look for ‘Mt Gambier Eisteddfod’ under ‘Competitions’. Visit the website at http://www.backstageinc.org.au/.
WHY ENTER AN EISTEDDFOD?
Irrespective of students’ aims in music the experience of performing in public is vital. This builds confidence, and above all, the chance to experience the enjoyment and excitement of performing.
Every competitor receives the assessment of an accomplished and independent adjudicator. Try out and improve your programs for exams such as AMEB, ABRSM or Trinity, and Secondary and Tertiary Level Assessments.
Many aspiring professionals fail to show their best at auditions and miss study or job opportunities. The answer is practice and the conditions at the Eisteddfod competitions are ideal for this purpose.
The finals of the advanced competitions are held in prestigious venues. Several musical organisations look for their soloists at the Eisteddfod competitions.
Valuable Prizes and Recognition
Prizes include certificates, vouchers, medallions, cash and a major scholarship. All are evidence of achievements to enhance CVs.