Auditions

Welcome to the 2021 Auditions.

PLEASE READ THE RULES OF ENTRY BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH YOUR APPLICATION

Eligibility

To be eligible entrants must be between 8 and 18 years of age as at 31 December 2021.

Auditions

The St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarships committee has decided that to ensure our audition program is not disrupted this year we will change our program and invite entrants to submit their audition applications and performances online using the online form on this page.

Awards are made at the St Cecilia Annual Concert which will be held at St Bernard’s Church on Sunday 5 December 2021.

Finalists selected by audition must attend the concert to be eligible to receive the scholarship (unless an unexpected event occurs).

Categories

There are four categories of scholarships. Senior Classical and Senior Contemporary, and Junior Classical andJunior Contemporary. Awards will normally be made for first, second and third in each category. Senior entrantsare aged 14 to 18 and Juniors are aged 8 to 13. Entrants may apply for an audition in either or both the Classicaland Contemporary category.

Where an entrant has been awarded first place in a category on two previous occasions, s/he is not eligible to beawarded first place in that category. S/he may enter another category and will be eligible to be awarded first place in that category.

Assessment

Performances will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Tonal Control/Expression (25%)
  2. Technical Ability (25%)
  3. Presentation and Performance (25%)
  4. Stylistic interpretation (25%)

Applications

Applicants must now provide details and upload videos of their performances using this online form before 5.00pm on Friday 5th November 2021.

Payment may be made by Direct Credit as detailed on the application form or cheque posted to PO Box 1059 Batemans Bay 2536.

Please note that late applications cannot be accepted.

Any enquiries should be directed to Chris Heazlewood on 0417 532 358.