Handbook

General Conditions

The Eisteddfod is open to amateurs except the “Open Section” which is open to amateurs and professionals. Entries in the open section must be at least A.Mus.A. standard. Student teachers may perform subject to the Committee’s approval.

A professional is one who derives the majority of income from performance on that instrument. The Committee reserves the right to reject any entry without assigning any reason for doing so.

Important Information

  1. All Performers must arrive and be ready 15 minutes prior to their item time.
  2. Program times will be adhered to as accurately as possible. Please be aware that these times are indicative only and may vary.
  3. There will be no official accompanist appointed. Competitors must therefore provide their own accompanist. Recorded accompaniment will not be permitted. Accompanied means with an instrument.
  4. Competitors, teachers and parents must not approach the Adjudicator before or during the session in which their student/child is performing. Queries are to be directed through the Adjudicator’s Secretary.
  5. Ensembles and other groups are requested to state their requirements for stands and seating to info@albanyeisteddfod.com.au prior to commencement of the Eisteddfod on June 11th.
  6. Tuning must take place in the mustering points (Lesser or Albert Hall) prior to an item going on stage. Only a few seconds will be allowed to check tuning on stage. If the piano is to be used with the item a reasonable time to check tuning will be allowed on stage.
  7. Mustering Points for performers across the Eisteddfod are as follows.
  1. Tuesday Evening: Lesser Hall
    1. Wednesday (day & evening): Lesser Hall
    1. Thursday (day time): Albert Hall
    1. Thursday Evening: Lesser Hall
  • Strictly no photos are to be taken within the performance venue.

Mobile phones must be switched off and may not be used for the purpose of recording the performances.

Time Limits

Unless stated otherwise one piece only is to be performed. The Adjudicator is authorised to stop a performance exceeding the time limit

In all “Own Choice” sections competitors must state on the entry form the title and composer of any piece they intend to perform, as well as the performance time. This piece must be performed at the Eisteddfod.

Note that repeats should not be played unless they are essential to keep the musical sense of the piece.

Accompanist

There will be no official accompanist appointed. Competitors must therefore provide their own accompanist. Recorded accompanist will not be permitted. Accompanied means with an instrument.

Standard of Dress

Competitors are requested to observe a reasonable standard of dress (e.g. skirts or slacks, not jeans). School uniforms are acceptable.

Winners

First, Second, and Highly Commended prizes will be awarded to each item where appropriate. An overall ‘winner’ will be chosen from each section (listed below). All winners of sections are required to make themselves available to perform in the Winners Concert on Friday the 14th of June. If you are unable to perform in the Winners Concert please indicate this on your entry form and note that you will not be able to be considered for winner of the section.

SECTIONS

  1. Piano Solo/ Own choice piano grade Preliminary-5 (items 1-6, 17-21)
  2. Piano Solo/ Own choice piano grade 6 and above (items 7-11, 22-24)
  3. String solo grade Preliminary – 5 (items 27-32, 38-43)
  4. String solo grade 6 and above (items 33-37, 44-48)
  5. Brass Solo (items 52-62)
  6. Woodwind Solo (items 63 – 95)
  7. Classical Guitar (items 96-102)
  8. Duet & Ensemble (items 12-16, 25,26, 103-131. 136-139)
  9. Band (items 132-135)
  10. Voice – Solo (items 140 – 159)
  11. Voice – groups (items 160-167, 171, 172)
  12. Folk (items 173-189)
  13. Misc. Instrument (items 49-51, 190-193)
  14. School Choir (items 168-170)