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Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2019 COMPETITIONS Entries Open Monday 18th March 10am Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 26 April ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353 Telephone: 03 5332 1054 Email: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au Website: www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

The Royal South Street Society uses the personal information you provide for the purpose of competition only. Information is not used or passed on to any other organisation for any purpose. All entry fees are inclusive of GST where applicable. The information contained in this Schedule was current as 16 MARCH 2018. The Royal South Street Society reserves the right to alter if the situation arises; sections, conditions, prizes, dates, locations, sponsors, adjudicators etc. The final competition information will be published in the discipline Guidebooks prior to the commencement of the competition in 2018.

Our mission is to conduct Australia’s foremost Eisteddfod, promoting, fostering and encouraging participation and interest in the performing arts.

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Royal South Street Society Ballarat A.C.N. 004 058 020 A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honorable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. OFFICE-BEARERS Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Deputy: Sheree Chevalier Secretary: Michael Porter Board of Management Dr. Anthony Cole Mary-Rose McLaren Ron Harrington OAM Karen Daniel Virginia Wise Andrea Brown (ex-officio) Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mrs. D. Harrington Mrs. L. Harvey

Mr. E. T. Lewis Mr. R. Matthews Mr. B. McInnis Mr. L. Harvey

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Table of Contents Page

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Cover

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Opening and Closing Dates

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Office bearers

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Table of Contents

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat

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Contemporary Vocal Schedule

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2019 Tentative Timetable Please note: this is tentative timetable and The Royal South Street Society reserve the right to make changes at any stage.

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

29th July – 2nd August

Celebrating Chopin

4th August

Schimmel Pianoforte

5th – 7th August

Speech & Drama

8th – 16th August (excluding 10th & 11th)

Victorian Band’s Championships

17th – 18th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-Final

19th August

Contemporary Vocal

19th – 24th August

Choral Competition

25th – 27th August

Classical Vocal

28th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final

26th August

Instrumental Solos

30th August & 8th September

Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings

31st August & 2nd - 7th September

RACV Goldfields Resort The Arts for All

9th, 10th & 11th September

Showbiz Cinemas Mi Sound

11th - 13th September

Herald Sun Aria

13th & 14th September

Energetiks Dance Competition

16th September - 5th October

Herald Sun Aria Grand Final

23rd October

Commbank Calisthenics Competition

7th October – 2nd November

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers who advertise in the schedule and on our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation. For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please support the accommodation providers that support us. Scroll through the advertisements in the Competition Schedule and click on their ad to link directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking. There are many that offer our competitors large spaces for rehearsal included as part of your stay, so please make sure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of our competitions. For the first time this year we are pleased to introduce a rehearsal room directory, useful if you are in need of additional space. We encourage you to research and explore all the businesses that advertise with us and discover what each one has to offer you.       

RACV Goldfield Resort Big 4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre Ballarat BreakAway Accommodation Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments Quest Serviced Apartments

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CONTEMPORARY VOCAL VENUE: TBC Adjudicators: Sally Bourne & Melissa Langton Our adjudicators for this section are proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.

SECTION CHAIR: Carolyn Bennett Sub-Committee: Brenda Ludbrook, Peter Zala TROPHIES Aggregate Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each age group. Suttons House of Music Perpetual Shield donated by the Sutton Family plus Replica SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1. This competition is for modern/contemporary style singing (see condition 2 for Country Music definition). Singers who sing in a classical style should refer to the Classical Vocal sections. There is no restriction on the age of the song. Freedom of interpretation within the style is acceptable. 2. Country Music sections - Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged. 3. A competitor may place multiple entries in sections 595 (Contemporary Vocal Duo or Trio) however they must perform with different partners for each entry. 4. Original sheet music is not required for this section. (A copy of music for adjudicator is not required). 5. Competitors may perform to a professional backing track which may contain backing vocals only (i.e.no principal/lead vocal allowed), self-accompany the item, or sing to a live instrumental backing group of no more than 4. 6. The Society will provide: a keyboard, microphones both roving and standard (up to four) and CD player. 7. Backing tracks should be in MP3 format on a USB. Ensure the backing is good quality. The recommendation of RSSS is a commercially purchased backing through iTunes or similar (not converted from YouTube) It is suggested that you also bring the backing track on a CD as a back-up. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CD-RW (re2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Contemporary Vocal Competition Schedule - Page | 13


recordable) discs. Please label files as follows: Name – Section Number – Song Title e.g. Jane Smith – 554 – Let it go 8. AN ACCOMPANIST IS NOT PROVIDED. Please contact the RSSS Office for a list of suggested local accompanists if required. 9. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year and competitors MUST sing in their relevant age group.

10 YEARS AND UNDER New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing “STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read all about it!

550 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 10 Years and Under Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 551 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 10 Years and Under Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 553 STAGE MUSICAL 10 Years and Under Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre technique. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 554 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONE SONG 10 Years and Under Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie or TV show or a stand-alone song in cabaret, theatre or concert style. Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on standalone songs. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Contemporary Vocal Competition Schedule - Page | 14


558 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 10 Years and Under Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 11 TO UNDER 14 YEARS New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing “STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read all about it! 560 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 561 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 562 JAZZ and BLUES 11 to Under 14 Years Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Prize money and medals donated by Chris Gardner in memory of his late wife Bridget First $40; Second $20; Third $10; Medals. Entry $20 563 STAGE MUSICAL 11 to Under 14 Years Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre technique. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 564 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or STAND ALONE SONG 11 to Under 14 Years Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie or TV show or a stand-alone song in cabaret, theatre or concert style. 2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Contemporary Vocal Competition Schedule - Page | 15


Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on stand alone songs. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 568 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 11 to Under 14 Years Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 14 TO UNDER 16 YEARS New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and forthe first time we are introducing “STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read all about it! 570 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 571 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

572 JAZZ and BLUES 14 to Under 16 Years Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 573 STAGE MUSICAL 14 to Under 16 Years Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre technique. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

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574 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONE SONG 14 to Under 16 Years Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie, TV show or a Stand Alone. Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on stand-alone songs. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 578 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 14 to Under 16 Years Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23 579 GOSPEL or SOUL VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years “NEW SECTION FOR 2019” Singers must choose a song within the Gospel or Soul genre, either upbeat or ballad. Time Limit: 4 minutes First $40 & Medal; Second and Third Medals. Entry $23 16 TO UNDER 18 YEARS New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing “STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read all about it! 580 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Yrs Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Prize money donated by ANATS Victorian Chapter First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25 581 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25 582 JAZZ and BLUES 16 to Under 18 Years Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25 2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Contemporary Vocal Competition Schedule - Page | 17


583 STAGE MUSICAL 16 to Under 18 Years Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre technique. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25 584 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONESONG 16 to Under 18 Years Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie, TV show or Stand Alone Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on standalone songs. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25 585 VCE VOCAL SOLO VCE Students Only For students studying VCE Contemporary Music Performance. Two contrasting songs from different categories on the prescribed contemporary VCE syllabus. Singers who are studying ‘Music Investigation’ will sing one song from the syllabus and one own choice from their selected program. Time Limit: 8 Minutes for both pieces. First Prize gift of the William Morrell Trust First $100 Second $40 & Medal; Third $20 & Medal. Entry $27 588 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 16 to Under 18 Years Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25 589 GOSPEL or SOUL VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 years “NEW SECTION FOR 2019” Singers must choose a song within the Gospel or Soul genre, either upbeat or ballad. Time Limit: 4 minutes First $50 & Medal; Second & Third Medals. Entry $25 Suttons House of Music Perpetual Shield donated by the Sutton Family: a replica of the shield will be awarded to a competitor in 16 to Under 18 age group who has not won a first prize and who in the opinion of the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement.

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18 YEARS AND OVER New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing “STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read all about it! 590 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 18 Years and Over Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat style Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Prize money donated by ANATS Victorian Chapter First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27 591 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 18 Years and Over Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27 592 JAZZ and BLUES 18 Years and Over Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27 593 STAGE MUSICAL 18 Years and Over Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase contemporary music theatre technique. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27 594 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONE SONG 18 Years and Over Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie, TV show or Stand Alone Song. Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on standalone songs. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27

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598 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 18 Years and Under Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad style Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27 OPEN 595 VOCAL DUET OR TRIO Open Singers to present one item as per special conditions listed above. Any contemporary song choice is permitted but must include some harmony. Accompaniment is optional. Time Limit: Maximum 4 Minutes. First $70 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $31 596 RAP or HIP HOP VOCAL SOLO Open “NEW SECTION FOR 2019” Performers must choose an item that showcases this genre. Adjudication will be based on stylistic markers and performance skill. Time limit: 4 minutes First: $50 & Medal, Second and third medals. Entry $25 597 SINGER SONGWRITER Open Competitor to present their own original song. Adjudication will be based on both the composition of the song and the vocal proficiency of the competitor. Time Limit: Maximum 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals Entry $25 598 STRUT YOUR STUFF SOLO SHOWCASE Open “NEW SECTION FOR 2019” Performers must choose TWO songs in ANY STYLE to showcase their talent to the best of their ability. Adjudication will be based on performance, charisma and Vocal proficiency. Time Limit: 8 minutes First: $70 & Medal, Second and Third Medals. Entry $31 Prize money & Medals donated by Juliana Addison – Member for Wendouree

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