Adelaide Eisteddfod (2018) Flute, Woodwind, Recorder and Brass Divisions

Entries for the 2018 Adelaide Eisteddfod Flute, Woodwind, Recorder and Brass Divisions are now open.  They will close on Friday April 13 at 5 pm.

Teachers, if you entered any of your students last year using your e-mail address, please tell them about the 2018 Adelaide Eisteddfod.

When: Flute/Woodwind, Friday August 10-Monday August 13; Brass, Mid August; Recorder, Saturday June 30.

Venues: Flute/Woodwind – Unley Uniting Church, 187 Unley Road, Unley and Salvation Army Citadel, 55 George Street, Norwood; Brass, TBA; Recorder, Salvation Army Citadel, 55 George Street, Norwood.

Adjudicators: Flute – Lisa Gill, Tim Nott and Sabine Daniels; Woodwind – TBA; Brass – Kevin Joughin; Recorder – TBA.

Enquiries for Flute and Woodwind Divisions to the Convenor, Robert Brown, Ph. 8431-0452, e-mail

Enquiries for the Brass Division to Robert Brown, Ph. 8431-0452, e-mail

Enquiries for the Recorder Division to the Convenor, Frances Norton, Ph. 8431-5866, e-mail

Entries for the 2018 Adelaide Eisteddfod are on-line.  In your web browser open  ‘Stardom Performing Arts Competitions’ will appear.  Log in with your Stardom username and password or register for an account so you can log in.  Once you have logged in, click on ‘Create New Entry’.  Look for ‘Adelaide Eisteddfod’ under ‘Select Competition’ and then click on ‘View Rules’.  Once you have read the rules click on the white and green arrow to open the list of Sections.  Click on + to open the Sections that you wish to view.  Clicking on – will allow you to view different Sections.  Indicate the sections you wish to enter by clicking on the box (a tick will appear).  ‘Next’ will take you the rest of the way.  Visit the Adelaide Eisteddfod website at for more information.  Entries will close on April 13 at 5 pmNo late entries will be accepted.

On the Stardom Homepage look for ‘Competitions open for taking entries’ and click on + to view the programmes for the 2018 Adelaide Eisteddfod that you would like to view to see what is being offered without entering.

Flute players:

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 concerti 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 rebadged 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!

Woodwind players:

There is a good variety of sections for you.  Also look for the Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto and the Eisteddfod Ensemble Event.

Brass players:

There are three sections for you – have a look.  Also look for the Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto and the Eisteddfod Ensemble Event.

Recorder players:

There is an exciting program for you.  Also look for the Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto and the Eisteddfod Ensemble Event.


It is only possible to participate in this event by entering the String and Wind Recitals at the Adelaide Eisteddfod, via sections F939/W939/B939/R939.  This will be held at the Norwood Salvation Army Citadel in mid August.

The SA Final will be held on Sunday October 14 at St John’s Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide at 2.30 pm.  The prizes for the SA Final will be: Vocal Prize: $750; Instrumental Prize: $750, SA Finalist Prize: $1,500.  These prizes are sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi and Size Music.  The National Final will be held in Brisbane, with the Prize being a $10,000 Travelling Scholarship provided by Freemasons Victoria and the Australian Fine Music Network.

So, let’s have lots of entries for the String and Wind Recital and you could end up winning the $10,000 Scholarship!  Wind means flute, woodwind, brass and recorder.


Performance experience

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 Guildhall, and Secondary and Tertiary Level Assessments.

Audition Skills

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.

Performance Opportunities

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.

Fabulous Flute Fun Day with Neil Fisenden

The Fabulous Flute Fun Day with Neil Fisenden was a raging success. A very enjoyable and enriching day was had by all participants. The Fun Day continues to be a highlight of the Flute Society calendar year.

Best red outfit, final concert.

Lots of learning and lots of playing!

Online membership application now available!

The Flute Society of South Australia is pleased to announce that you can now join our membership base ONLINE! Yes, you read correctly – this is one of our big steps in trying to drag our lovely little community into the 21st century, and make things a little easier for you folks.

You can discover the wonderful benefits of membership AND join us via our membership page here.

We are currently transitioning from our old web address of to this one, so please be patient with content development and move to this new home of ours.

Kind regards,

The Flute Society of SA

Carolyn White Memorial Scholarship


When: Sunday October 22nd

Where: Unley Uniting Church, 187 Unley Road, Unley

Admission: gold coin donation.

Adjudicator: Lisa Gill

The Carolyn White Memorial Scholarship is for young flautists aged fifteen years or under on January 1, 2017. It provides them with the opportunity to prepare and perform works and to compete for cash prizes which may be used for tuition expenses or towards the cost of a new instrument or new music.

Entrants are required to perform the following on a C Concert Flute:

a) Set piece: Les Plaisirs from Suite in A minor, Telemann (Peters or any recognised edition)

b) Own choice piece, time limit is 6 minutes

The Carolyn White Memorial Scholarship will consist of two prizes:

First Prize $250

Second Prize $100 (donated by Elizabeth Koch AM)

Closing date: Friday September 22nd

Enquiries: Ph. 8333-0665

Please download, complete and print the ‘APRA/AMCOS Copyright Declaration Form’ at

Carolyn White Scholarship Brochure

Carolyn White Scholarship Application Form

NB: The Flute Society of South Australia’s Committee reserves the right to cancel the Carolyn White Memorial Scholarship if there are less than six entries.

We are moving in (soon)!

Welcome! This is the soon-to-be new web home of The Flute Society of South Australia. We’re looking forward to many great developments, including the implementation of an on-line membership form that will have you all rushing to join us with a few easy key strokes. You can find out all about what we do and the benefits of membership here in the near future, and until then….

… you can find all you need to know at our old address here.

Keep your eyes peeled and we hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,

The Flute Society of South Australia