Welcome to the 2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod!! Another exciting year of performance opportunities for Vocalists and Instrumentalists of all ages.
Entries for the 2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod are now open via the Stardom website. Use the link below. On the Stardom Homepage look for ‘Competitions open for taking entries’ and click on + to view the Divisions being offered in ‘2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod’. Click on ‘Schedule’ to open the list of sections. To enter log in with your Stardom username and password or register for an account so you can log in. Once you have logged in look for ‘2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod’ under ‘Select Competition’. Click on ‘Start Entry’. ‘Select Sections’ will appear. Click on + to open the Division that you would like to view. Click on the box on the left side for each section that you would like to enter. Click on ‘Next’ to complete the entry. Entries will close on April 12 at 5 pm. No late entries will be accepted.
Entries via STARDOM
CONTACT LIST IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE
Choral Division: Viv Rusk 0422002885
Guitar Division: Oliver Fartach-Naini (Elder Conservatorium of Music) 0414597228
Piano Division including Recitals: Jane Burgess 0402289628
String Division: Jill Folauhola 83626136
Recorder Division: Frances Norton 8431 5866
Woodwind Division: Robert Brown 84310452
Brass Division: Robert Brown 84310452
Flute Division: Robert Brown 84310452
String & Wind Recitals: Jill Folauhola 83626136
Vocal Division: Ian Vayne 0448 000 433
Ensemble Event: Jill Folauhola 83626136
Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto: Jane Burgess 0402289628
Special Award Winners’ Concert: Robert Brown 84310452
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 College London, 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.
2019 DIVISIONS AND DATES
Adjudicator: John Couch
When: Saturday June 15th
When: Wednesday June 19th – Saturday June 22nd
When: Saturday June 29th
STRING DIVISION and EISTEDDFOD ENSEMBLE EVENT (including String/Wind Recitals)
Adjudicator: Dr Marina Robinson
When: Thursday August 1st to Sunday August 4th
Adjudicator: Vernon Hill
When: Friday August 9th to Saturday August 10th
Adjudicator: Kevin Joughin
When: Saturday August 10th
Adjudicator: Mitchell Berick
When: Sunday August 11th
Adjudicator: Brian Gilbertson
When: Tuesday August 13th to Wednesday August 21st
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD CONCERTO
Adjudicator: Dr Anna Goldsworthy
When: Wednesday August 14th and Wednesday August 28th
Adjudicators: Antony Hubmayer and Glenn Riddle
When: Thursday August 15th to Saturday September 1st
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS’ CONCERT 2019
When: Monday, September 23, 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 2019 (previously MBS Young Performer)
When: Sunday, October 13, 2-30 pm
Where: St John’s Anglican Church, 379 Halifax Street, Adelaide
Admission: Adult $15, 5MBS Members $10, Student $5.
Entry in the SA Final of Young Virtuoso, offered by the Australian Fine Music Network of community radio stations, is through the Adelaide Eisteddfod. The winner of the National Final will receive the Young Virtuoso Travelling Scholarship of $10,000 provided by Freemasons Victoria and the Australian Fine Music Network. The National Final will be held in Adelaide on Sunday November 24. The adjudicators will select the SA finalists through Recitals offered via the Vocal, Piano, String, Flute, Woodwind, Recorder and Brass Divisions. 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.
APRA/AMCOS COPYRIGHT DECLARATION FORM
Competitors are advised that a separate APRA/AMCOS Copyright Declaration Form must be presented at the time of booking in for each section that has been entered. Download from the link below. This form can be filled in on-line and then printed.
1. Performer’s Declaration,
2. Making a temporary copy for an adjudicator or examiner,
3. Making a temporary copy for an accompanist.
JOINING THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY
DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY
(on production of their membership card)
Cecere’s Music, 249 Magill Rd, Maylands. 83319246
Presto Musical Repairs, 620 Marion Rd, Parkholme. 81771447
Size Music, 74 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside. 83733370
Winston Music, 87 Winston Ave, Daw Park. 82769988
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY INC.
Secretary: Brenda Rayner, 239 Magill Road, Maylands SA 5069. 83666531
Office Reception: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. ABN 48 340 839 681
Member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide
Brian Chatterton OAM, Associate Professor Keith Crellin OAM, Thomas Edmonds AM, Beryl Kimber OBE, Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM, Clemens Leske AM, Emeritus Professor David Lockett AM, Professor Charles Bodman Rae
Honorary Life Members:
Wendy Barrett, Ann Bensted, Des Borgelt, Robert Brown OAM, Jane Burgess, Zena Chapman, Jackie Cook, Brenda Coulter, Jan Dash, John Hall OAM, Yvonne Hall, Mary G. Handley OAM, Judy Langford, Lindsay Lavers, Audrey Lees, Margaret Lucas, Lady Anne Miller, Joan Mooney, Malcolm Potter OAM, Brenda Rayner
Robert Brown OAM (President), Brenda Rayner (Secretary), Christopher Brown (Treasurer), Wendy Barrett (Vice President), Jane Burgess, Oliver Fartach-Naini, Jill Folauhola, Margaret Lucas, Anne Milne, Frances Norton, Viv Rusk, Ian Vayne
Bankers: Bank SA. Auditor: Wendy Wills.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Development Fund Management Committee:
Mary Handley OAM (President), Robert Brown OAM (Secretary), Brenda Rayner (Treasurer), Frances Norton (Assistant Treasurer), John Hall OAM, David Perry, Malcolm Potter OAM, Genty Stevens, Andrew Turner
Bankers: Bank SA. Auditor 2019: Craig Need
The Unley Symphony Orchestra Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to a participant in the Adelaide Eisteddfod competitions who may be invited to perform with the Unley Symphony Orchestra at a later date.
The Norwood Symphony Orchestra Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to an instrumental concerto contestant or a vocal contestant finalist who may be invited to perform with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra at a later date.
Mitcham Orchestra / Mitcham Rotary Club Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to a junior instrumentalist who may be invited to perform with the Mitcham Orchestra at a later date.
The Music Teachers Association of SA Inc. /Grace Barbara Turner Awards for Excellence in Performance: Four awards of $100 will be made to competitors, one from each of the following Divisions: Keyboard, Strings, Wind and Vocal. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Lady Anne Miller Award: Piano Division: A medallion may be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate in the Piano Division.
The Wilf Mader Memorial Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 17 years or over.
The Miriam Hyde Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 16 years or under.
Dulcie Holland Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 12 years or under.
The Gabor Reeves Woodwind Medallion: To a woodwind player for excellence in performance.
The Standish Roberts Brass Medallion: To a brass player for excellence in performance.
The David Cubbin Flute Medallion: A medallion will be awarded by the Flute Society of SA to the most promising flautist in the Open Flute Section.
The Ray Rosser Memorial Award: An award of $100 will be presented to the most promising flautist from the 10 years or under or 12 years or under Sections.
The Cecily Wood Recorder Medallion: For the most promising Recorder player 16 years or under.
The Lady Anne Miller Award: Vocal Division: A medallion may be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate in the Vocal Division.
The Malcolm J. Orchard Award for performance of an Operatic Aria.
The Australian Strings Association Award: A plaque will be awarded to the most outstanding competitor for Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass 18 years or under.
The Jane Peters Violin Medallion: Awarded to the most promising violinist 16 years or under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The David Bishop Cello Medallion: Awarded for the most promising cellist 16 years and under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Adele Anthony Violin Medallion: Awarded to the most outstanding violinist 13 years or under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Choral Division Excellence Award: A medallion will be awarded for outstanding achievement in performance.
The Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Choral Prize: A prize of $300 will be awarded to the most outstanding choir from outer-metropolitan and country areas.
Choral Division Encouragement Award: $50 for a non prize winning choir showing great promise.
Achord Choir Trust, Adelaide Eisteddfod Choral Trust, Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto Trust, Adelaide Savage Club Trust, Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust, Colin Finlayson Bequest, Else Buttler Memorial, Geoffrey Hackett-Jones Double Reed Trust, Group Theatre Trust, Gwen Hughes Memorial Trust, Malcolm J. Orchard Award Trust, Nancy Thomas Memorial Trust, Neville Hicks Memorial Trust, Jiri Tancibudek AM and Vera Tancibudek Trust, Robert McCallum Brown Memorial Trust, Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Prize.
Adelaide Baroque, APRA AMCOS, Australian Music Examinations Board, Australian String Quartet, Domenic Roscioli Guitars, Elder Conservatorium of Music, Ethnoclassics, Flute Tree, Harrison Music, Presto Musical Repairs Pty Ltd, Malcolm Rowe Violins, Size Music, University of the Third Age Recorder Group, Urtext Stringed Instruments, Westpac-Lockleys Community Committee, Winston Music.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Inc., Adelaide Harmony Choir Inc. – Lewis Dawe Memorial, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Players` Association, ARPA Orchestra Inc., Associated Chamber Music Players of South Australia Inc. (ACMPSA), Australian National Choral Association (SA Chapter), Australian Strings Association Ltd. (SA Chapter), Edwardstown Lions Club, The Flute Society of SA Inc., The Friends of the State Opera SA Inc. Dawn Wallace Award, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of South Australia Inc., Italian Benevolent Society Inc., Mitcham Orchestra Inc., Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia Inc., Norwood Symphony Orchestra, Order of Australia Association (S.A. Branch), Recitals Australia, Richard Wagner Society of SA Inc., Rotary Club of Mitcham, South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble (SAYGE), Society of Recorder Players SA Inc., South Australian (Public) Primary Schools Music Society Inc., Strings of Love.
Debra Andreacchio, Wendy Barrett, Ann Bensted – Chris Bensted Memorial, Nicola Black, Marina Braslavskiy, Lincoln Brady, Robert Brown OAM, Jane Burgess, Don and Lesley Catford, Leon Cattermole, Robert Caust, Zena Chapman, Peter and Judy Chiles, Jamie Cock, Geoffrey Collins, Philip and Annie Cornish, Margaret Coventry, Keith Crellin OAM, Ryszard Duluk, Mavis Dutton, Davey Family, Elaine Feng, Karen Fletcher, Jill Folauhola, Lisa Gill, Ian Goldring, Anna Goldsworthy, Julia Grenfell, Frances Griffin, Rosanne Hammer, Mary Handley OAM, Phyl Heath, Samantha Hennessy, Jean Hill, Natalia Hubczenko, Sam Howes, Therese Janus, Derek Jones, Kevin Joughin, Elizabeth Koch AM, Masako Kondo, Jeffrey Kong, Caleb Lavery-Brook, Aloysius Leeson, Anna Lester, Dr David Lockett AM, Lisi McGowran, Tanya Markova, Rosalind Martin, David Metin, Lady Anne Miller, Jennifer Newman, Frances Norton, Luigi & Carmel Pisaniello, Linda Pirie, Lynne Reynolds, Alison Rosser OAM, Ruth Saffir, Diarshul Sandhu, Kerryn Schofield, Cara Seppelt, Eleonora Sivan, Rae Stratfold-Blackman, Tim Svenson, Guila Tiver, Di Truscott, Rebecca Walker, Kai Wang, Caroline Weatherstone, Dr Diana Weekes, Ron White, Cecily Wood OAM, Kim Worley, Jacqueline Young, Melody Young, and anonymous sponsors.
Leon Cattermole, Peter and Judy Chiles, Lian and Mayuko Chen, Stanley Fernandez, Mana Kha, Lyndon Mader, Mary Nguyen, Val Richardson, Cara Seppelt, Helen Yon.
. . Sponsorship is welcome to provide cash or goods Prizes incentives
. . Sponsorship has also facilitated various Eisteddfod Trusts which provide ongoing Prizes
. . Sponsors are welcome to present their Prize/s and the Convenors can advise details
. . There are Corporate, Society and a huge list of Individual Sponsors
. . Donations are tax deductable via the AES official receipt
. . There are many Special Awards donated for excellence and encouragement
. . The Society is operated entirely by Volunteers
. . Enquiries from persons interested in Convening or just assisting are most welcome
. . The Adelaide Eisteddfod continues to provide $30,000 in PRIZES annually not including goods or the Young Virtuoso prize of $10,000
. . “50 GOLDEN YEARS”, the history of Musical and Dramatic Competitions in SA and the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Inc.
. . Produced by Robert Brown OAM in 2005 this 64 page book is packed with information and photos to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Adelaide Eisteddfod and also the SA organisations active since 1859 in promoting music and dramatic competitions.
. . It is available at $5 per copy from the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society.
. . THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD CELEBRATED 60 YEARS IN 2015
. . Our team of dedicated volunteer Convenors come from many backgrounds and disciplines from talented performing artists to those purely supporting the progress of the many talents that South Australia produces. The dedication covers gaining sponsorships for prizes to enable an Eisteddfod section to be presented, assessing age groups and categories for different performance levels, determining entry fees that may cover the hire of venues and adjudicators, booking fine adjudicators, venues and pianos, documenting the entries, establishing a contesting schedule for the Programme, determining attractive admission prices, organising prizes whether cash, goods, medallions or certificates, organising announcers and a host of helpers to assist at each venue, receiving the entries and informing the adjudicator, assisting presenting prizes, settling of disputes, trying to get results published, having a valid police check and more, and then doing it all again next year and happy with just receiving smiles . . . . . . . . . . Dedication!
. . 2006-2015 RESULTS are archived, use the ARCHIVE links.
. . A 2008 internet search using Adelaide Eisteddfod found 590 results, 1/2009 x 1,130, 1/2014 x 1760, 8/2015 x 2660, 2/2016 x 5470
. . including competitors and Schools websites proudly listing their Eisteddfod successes and other achievements.
Eisteddfod participation provides … performance experience … exam preparation … performance opportunities … audition skills … adjudication report … your CV is enhanced … the chance to win prizes and a place in History. Eisteddfods provide competitions in music and drama for young people of all ages and skill levels. They introduce children to others of similar interest and ability and enables them to gain the confidence of performing in public by appearing in a friendly and understanding environment.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Inc. Est 1955. ABN 48 340 839 681
Secretary: Brenda Rayner, 239 Magill Road, Maylands SA 5069. 83666531
If the office is closed please leave messages with Reception Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm.
Categories offered: Choral, Vocal, Instrumental and Ensembles.
S.A. entry to the Young Virtuoso $10,000. Award is only via the Adelaide Eisteddfod.
Balaklava Eisteddfod Society. Est 1997. Bronwyn Cottle, President. 88631242.
Categories offered: Choral, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble and Band (Concert/Stage, Rock), Vocal (solo, duet & trio), Contemporary Vocal (solo and ensemble), Musical Theatre (solo & ensemble), Instrumental (solo, duet & trio), Piano (solo and duet), Speech & Drama (Solo and Duologue/Trialogue Drama, Public Speaking, Prose Reading),
Australian National Eisteddfod Society. Est. 1954.
Mount Gambier Eisteddfod – Backstage Inc. Est 1982. PO Box 1711, Mt Gambier 5290
S.A. Stage Dancing Society. Est 1974.