Rules of Entry

  1. Entrants must be no less than 8 and no more than 18 years old as at 31 December of the audition year and their principal place of residence must be in the municipalities of Eurobodalla, Bega Valley or Shoalhaven.
  2. Entries must include the name and date of birth of the entrant and other requested information and the correct entry fee ($25.00 per entry).
  3. Entrants may make multiple entries by entering in more than one discipline, eg two instruments or voice and instrument, or each of the two genres (see 5 below) and a form completed and an entry fee paid for each separate entry. At the audition an entrant must perform two pieces of music for each entry and these pieces must be of a contrasting nature.
  4. Scholarships are divided into two levels. Senior is for entrants who are aged between 14 and 18 prior to December 31st of the audition year up. Junior is for entrants who are aged between 8 and 13 prior to December 31st of the audition year. Awards will normally be made for first, second and third in each category.
  5. Each Level is further divided between musical genres – entrants who are performing classical music and entrants performing contemporary style music. However the adjudicators reserve the right to move the entrant from one musical genre to the other prior to or following the audition performance. Questions regarding whether a piece falls into the Classical or Contemporary category should be addressed to Chris Heazlewood on 0417532358.
  6. A maximum of seven (7) minutes is permitted for each entrant/entry at Junior level and ten (10) minutes at Senior level to perform the two pieces. If the performance exceeds the allotted time the chief adjudicator will ring a bell, at which point the entrant must cease performing.
  7. Awards are decided at the sole discretion of the adjudicators. Under no circumstances may any entrant, parent or teacher approach the adjudicators. The adjudicators’ decisions on the day are final and no discussion will be entered into.
  8. Competitors needing an accompanist must make their own arrangements.
  9. Entrants must ensure that they observe any copyright laws applying to the music performed. This means that any sheet music used by the entrant must be an original. The original must be sighted at time of registration on the day of the Auditions. Entrants must pass a copy of the music to the adjudicators; a photocopy may be used for this purpose. If this rule is broken the entrant will be disqualified. Photocopies may be used by accompanists.
  10. The St. Cecilia Music Scholarship Committee reserves the right to:
    1. refuse or disqualify any entry based on non-compliance of rules;
    2. not hold auditions for a Level or Musical Genre due to insufficient entries;
    3. not offer an award in a category if the standard is deemed to be too low; and
    4. request proof of age.
  11. Auditions will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2019. Normally Junior Level auditions are on the Saturday and Senior Level on the Sunday. However actual audition times will depend on the number of entrants in each category. Entrants must be prepared to attend auditions on the date set. Entrants will be expected to attend for the whole session (morning or afternoon) to ensure an audience for all entrants.