Competitions & Eisteddfods :::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Learning music includes learning how to perform, and entering Music Competitions and Eisteddfods ( the Welsh name for music & poetry festivals) takes performing up another notch from performing for family and friends!

As part of Wendy’s Music programs, students are encouraged to make the most of the opportunity to learn how to develop skills of performing by taking part in the local area showcases that happen each semester and in some areas, each school term.

For students who want are looking for further recognition of their achievements, would like to see ( and hear) what others of their age are playing or singing, or just to give themselves another performance goal or avenue, then Competitions can be the solution.

Information regarding the Competitions & Eisteddfods will be regularly updated on this page below, so be sure to check back!

Competitions & Eisteddfod:

Boroondara Eisteddfod
The draft 2017 Boroondara Eisteddfod schedule i is now available.
Entries will open 24 February 2017 and close 31 March 2017 via the Stardom database here.
Competitive sections: 18 April to 25 June 2017
Piano Concerto Final: Sunday 25 June 2017 at 2pm
Updates to the schedule and the Entry Booklet can be found in February here.
Waverley Music Eisteddfod
Dates : August 5th to 21st
Entries Close : June 18th
visit their website for info here
Eisteddfod by the Bay (formerly Mordialloc Eisteddfod)
Dates : Approximately June to September
Closing Date : not yet specified
Venue : City of Kingston, Melbourne.
visit their website for further details.
National Songwriting Competition – Music Australia
Closing Date : Submissions due Thursday February 16th 2017
Open to school students only
visit their website for further details.
Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition
Closing Date : Submissions due Thursday February 16rg 2017
21-25 July 2017 Townsville, North Queensland
Entries Close: May 17
Section 1 Open Instrumental
Age Limit: Open to all ages.
Section 2 Open Vocal
Age Limit: Open to all ages.
Section 3 Instrumental
Age Limit: Open to all ages.
Section 4 Vocal
Age Limit: Open to all ages.
Section 5 Young Instrumental
Age Limit: Entrants must be currently attending school.
Section 6 School Ensembles
Entrants must be currently attending school.
visit their website for further details.
Bernstein Piano Competition
Dates : Sessions Under 12 Years 13 – 16 Years
Tuesday 4th July 10am – 11:30am 12pm – 2pm
Saturday 8th July 10am – 11:30am 12pm – 2pm
Saturday 15th July 10am – 11:30am 12pm – 2pm
Saturday 23rd Sept 10am – 11:30am 12pm – 2pm
Monday 25th Sept 10am – 11:30am 12pm – 2pm
National Final Sunday October 8th
For further information visit their site here.
Little Lev Piano Festival
For Pianists aged 10 to 15 years.
Applications are now open for the 2017 Little Lev Piano Festival, a new national professional development program for piano students aged 10 -15 years.
Devised by the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board), in conjunction with Kawai Australia, the Festival will feature a series of Masterclasses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as performance opportunities at the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival, this September in Brisbane.
The Festival is designed to help students improve their technical skills, prepare for competitive performances, and learn from their peers in an inclusive, supported environment.
The program comprises four stages, starting with a video audition, followed by a series of national Masterclasses , culminating in a final Masterclass and performance opportunity during the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition & Festival.
All events will be ticketed, and we encourage the general public to attend.
Cost : $50
Date : March 31 2017
Level: Minimum Grade 8 AMEB or equivalent
For further information visit their site here.
Ringwood Eisteddfod
Piano from 6 years & under to Open also by AMEB Grade
Orchestral Strings & Instrumental Chamber Ensembles,
Junior & Senior Vocal,and Ringwood Aria,
Woodwind & Brass,
Classical Guitar & Classical Organ,
Speech & Drama.
Dates :  June 2 to July 15 2017
Closing Date : May 10
Venue : Maroondah Federation Estate,
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood.