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). Entry fee may be paid by Direct Debit or by cheque as indicated on the Application Form.
  3. Entries must be emailed to by 5.00pm on Friday 22 October
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 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.
  6. Each level is further divided between musical genres – entrants who are
    performing classical music and entrants performing contemporary style music.
    However the adjudicator reserves 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.
  7. 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 adjudicator will ring a bell, at which point the entrant
    must cease performing.
  8. Awards are decided at the sole discretion of the adjudicator. Under no
    circumstances may any entrant, parent or teacher approach the adjudicator. The
    adjudicator’s decisions on the day are final and no discussion will be entered into.
  9. Where an entrant has been awarded first place in a category on two previous
    occasions, s/he is not eligible to be awarded first place in that category. S/he may
    enter another category and will be eligible to be awarded first place in that
  10. Competitors needing an accompanist must make their own arrangements.
  11. 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 adjudicator. A photocopy
    may be used for this purpose. If this rule is broken the entrant will be disqualified.
    Photocopies may be used by accompanists.
  12. The St. Cecilia Music Scholarship Committee reserves the right to
    -refuse or disqualify any entry based on non-compliance of rules;
    -not hold auditions for a level or musical genre due to insufficient
    -not offer an award in a category if the standard is deemed to be
    too low; and
    -request proof of age.
  13. Auditions will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2021. 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.
  14. Attendees at auditions must observe any orders in place at the time in relation to
    the COVID 19 Pandemic.