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Peak Hill Regional Finals – Australian National Busking Championships™

PEAK HILL NSW 001Peak Hill NSW will be hosting the Peak Hill Regional Finals – Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide music festival and competition. A unique festival, the ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian music culture. Through out the year, Regional Finals are held in towns all over Australia culminating in the National Grand Final which is held in Cooma NSW on the first weekend of November each year.

ENTRY FORM PEAK HILL 2017 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Additional Group Members List Form for larger groups: GROUP MEMBERS LIST FORM_PEAK HILL 2017

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Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be up for grabs at Peak Hill Regional Finals. Peak Hill is the latest regional town to join the ever-growing network of ANBC busking competitions around Australia. These include Stanthorpe Qld, Ballarat Vic, Narooma NSW, Noosa Qld and Cooma NSW.

There are generous prizes for 3 age categories, Open (Adult), Secondary (High School Age) and Primary (Primary School Age). Plus lots of other awards such as: Peoples Choice Award, Best Band, Country Music, Blues Music, Jazz Music, Classical Music, Folk, Indigenous, Community Based Music, Youth Encouragement, Most Innovative, and Ability Award (for buskers with a disability). Solos, Duos, Groups, Ensembles, Choirs are all welcome. There has even been a prize for non-musical Street Performance such as jugglers, magicians and dancers.

More information: http://coomamusic.com.au/australian-national-busking-championships

and: https://www.buskingcooma.com/

Cooma Music Competition 2017

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Click here for Entry Form: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2017

Background:

Cooma Music Competition 2017, now in its twelth year, will provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages and skills to perform and compete. We hope this competition will be as inclusive as possible. The competition will be open to all instruments and voice. Although the competition will be conducted by Cooma School of Music, all musicians are welcome to perform.

Entry is open to all.

Heats will comence at 12 noon on Sunday 23 July.

A timetable of Heats and Competitors will be sent to all the participants before the day.

The winners of the heats will then be invited to perform in a Finals Concert that will then be held on the same day in the evening starting at 7pm. Time allowing, specially invited guests (non- competitors) will also be invited to perform in the Finals Concert.

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW 2630

Performers for this concert will be drawn from the winners of the heats as well as invited guest performers.

The major sections will be:

  1. Solo (unaccompanied or accompanied). Solos may be accompanied by a pianist or a guitarist, or other musician or CD backing track. Performers may organize their own accompanist or a piano accompanist will available at the hall if required. (However, please indicate on your entry form if you will need to be provided with an accompanist). CD backing tracks (“Play-along”) will be accepted by prior arrangement.
  2. Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination.
  3. Vocal Groups-including small to large choirs.
  4. Rock Groups-includes all styles. (eg Country, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, etc)
  5. Original Composition – A Song or Instrumental Item-(any style)

Each major section will be subdivided into 3 age groups:

  1. Primary-primary school aged
  2. Secondary-secondary school aged
  3. Open

If there are not enough competitors in the younger age groups, younger players may be invited to compete in an older age group.

The Solos section will also be divided into types of instrument if possible.

These instrumental sub-categories will be:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Classical Guitar
  • Modern Guitar (Steel string, acoustic or electric)
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass)
  • Woodwind & Brass
  • Drums
  • Singing
  • Miscellaneous (any musical instruments not listed above. For example, harmonica, bagpipes, mandolin, banjo, harp, etc)
  • Original Composition (A song or instrumental item)

If there are not enough competitors in any of the heats , performers may be invited to compete in a heat of another instrumental sub-category.

All competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners of their heats will receive awards.

We will be happy to accept donations and assistance from businesses and individuals to make this competition possible.

We welcome any comments or advice that may help make this competition an exciting and useful event.

Thank you,

Allan Spencer

Download “About” pdf:

ABOUT_Cooma Music Competition 2017

Noosa Regional Finals – The Australian National Busking Championships™

The Australian National Busking Championships™ regional finals are coming to Noosa Qld.

Busking heats on Saturday 10 June 2017

Finals Concert & Award Presentations Sunday 11 June 2017

Entry Form here: 2017 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Noosa

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The Winners Cooma Music Competition 2016

THE FINALISTS

This year’s 11th Cooma Music Competition was a a great success with over 50 musicians performing competing in heats all day from 12 noon. And then 16 were selected  perform in a Finals Concert at 7 pm to win 8 major prizes

Mia Mrsic won her heats in Piano Secondary & Strings Secondary. Mia went on to win The Peter de Jager Piano Prize & The P D Murphy Award for Strings

Mia Mrsic won her heats in Piano Secondary & Strings Secondary. Mia went on to win The Peter de Jager Piano Prize & The P D Murphy Award for Strings

Here are the results from the heats:

  • Piano Primary – Ella Mrsic
  • Piano Secondary – Mia Mrsic
  • Strings Primary – Ella Mrsic
  • Strings Secondary – Mia Mrsic
  • Voice Primary – Isobel Walker
  • Woodwind & Brass – Rachel Bennett
  • Classical Guitar Primary – Olo Brademann
  • Classical Guitar Secondary – Darcy Clayton
  • Instrumental Ensemble – The Brademann Brothers
  • Voice Secondary – Matilda Rose
  • Group Voice Secondary – Emma & Matilda
  • Voice Open – Nancy Groves
  • Original Secondary – Shelby Grace
  • Original Open –  Timothy Cooke
  • Wild Cards – Dante Clavijo & Laila Bradshaw

Here are the results from the Finals Concert:

 

  • Frank Scott Music Award – for any concert band instrument (Trophy & $50 voucher)  – Rachel Bennett
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award – for most outstanding primary performance (Trophy & $50 voucher) – Olo Brademann
  • P D Murphy Award for Strings – for best performance on Violin, recipe Viola or Cello (Trophy & $50 voucher) – Mia Mrsic
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – for best piano performance (Trophy & $200 voucher) – Mia Mrsic
  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – (Trophy & $200 voucher) – Dante Clavijo
  • Ron Cox Vocal Award – (Trophy & $100 voucher) – Laila Bradshaw
  • Original Composition Award -(Trophy & $50 voucher) – Shelby Grace
  • People’s Choice Award – (Trophy & $100 voucher) Matilda Rose & The Brademann Brothers
There were 11 competitors in the Voice Secondary heat

There were 11 competitors in the Voice Secondary heat

The Brademann Brothers were a popular choice

The Brademann Brothers were a popular choice

 

 

Cooma Music Competition 2016 – 24th July

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Download ENTRY FORM here: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2016_02

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Cooma Music Competition 2016, now in its 11th year, will provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages and skills to perform and compete. We hope this competition will be as inclusive as possible. The competition will be open to all instruments and voice. Although the competition will be conducted by Cooma School of Music, all musicians are welcome to perform.

Entry is open to all.

Heats will comence at 12 noon on Sunday 24th July

A timetable of Heats and Competitors will be sent to all the participants before the day.

The winners of the heats will then be invited to perform in a Finals Concert that will then be held on the same day in the evening starting at 7pm. Time allowing, specially invited guests (non- competitors) will also be invited to perform in the Finals Concert.

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW 2630

Performers for this concert will be drawn from the winners of the heats as well as invited guest performers.

photo 2015_peoples choiceThe major sections will be:

  1. Solo (unaccompanied or accompanied). Solos may be accompanied by a pianist or a guitarist, or other musician or CD backing track. Performers may organize their own accompanist or a piano accompanist will available at the hall if required. (However, please indicate on your entry form if you will need to be provided with an accompanist). CD backing tracks (“Play-along”) will be accepted by prior arrangement.
  2. Small Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination up to and including 6 players.
  3. Large Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination over 6 players.
  4. Vocal Groups-including small to large choirs.
  5. Rock Groups-includes all styles. (eg Country, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, etc)
  6. Original Composition – A Song or Instrumental Item-(any style)

Each major section will be subdivided into 3 age groups:

  1. Primary-primary school aged
  2. Secondary-secondary school aged
  3. Open

If there are not enough competitors in the younger age groups, younger players may be invited to compete in an older age group.

The Solos section will also be divided into types of instrument if possible.

10These instrumental sub-categories will be:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Classical Guitar
  • Modern Guitar (Steel string, acoustic or electric)
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass)
  • Woodwind & Brass
  • Drums
  • Singing
  • Miscellaneous (any musical instruments not listed above. For example, harmonica, bagpipes, mandolin, banjo, harp, etc)
  • Original Composition (A song or instrumental item)

If there are not enough competitors in any of the heats , performers may be invited to compete in a heat of another instrumental sub-category.

cooma music competition 2016 posterAll competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners of their heats will receive awards.

We will be happy to accept donations and assistance from businesses and individuals to make this competition possible.

We welcome any comments or advice that may help make this competition an exciting and useful event.

FINAL CONCERT AWARDS:

  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – Trophy & $200 in value
  • Ron Cox Music Award _Vocal – Trophy & $100  in value
  • Original Award Composition – Certificate & $100  in value
  • Frank Scott Music Award _Woodwind, Brass or Drums – Trophy & $50  in value
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award –Trophy & $50  in value
  • P D Murphy Strings Award_Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass – Trophy & $50  in value
  • The People’s Choice Award – Trophy & $100  in value

Download ENTRY FORM here: ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2016_02

What A Great Night! Cooma Youth Music Awards 2016

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This year it was decided to trial a new venue, The Two Vaults Restaurant in Sharp Street. This proved to be a stroke of genius and credit must go to Emma Green for this idea.

22 young Cooma musicians participated in the 2 1/2 hour event. These wonderful young artists performed for a capacity audience of over 120 people with standing room only! The standard of performance was extremely high.

There were 2 age categories: Juniors (12 to 15 years of age) and Seniors (16 to 25 years of age). They competed for 6 prizes that totalled over $400 in value. Gunther Gorman and Graham French were our volunteer judges. Their task, needless to say, was formidable.

The winners were:
Best Performance Seniors: Trio band – Oscar Litchfield, Dominic Holgate & Harry Paradice
Best Performance Juniors: Burnum Brademann (classical guitar)
Special Judges’ Award: Oscar Litchfield
Special Judges’ Award: Matilda Rose
Special Judges’ Award: Shelby Grace
Special Judges’ Award: Laila Bradshaw

More feedback, video and photos may be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/coomamusic/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1069743986411887/

Cooma Youth Music Awards 2016 – 14th April

We have just received two stunning Ross Martin banjos. They are now on display in the shop.

These instruments were handmade by local craftsman, here
Ross Martin. They are works of art as well as superb musical instruments that are meant to be played.

The 005 Banjo features a Tallowwood body or pot, Peppermint Eucalypt  neck and Mulga fingerboard.

The 006 Banjo features an Ironbark body or pot, Rosewood Neck & Fingerboard and Beefwood face plate.

They both have a strong rich tone and are a joy to play.

They are a bargain at $2,200 each.

Available from: Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, Parkview Arcade
123 Sharp Street
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Emailallan@coomamusic.com.au

Cooma Youth Music Awards 2015 Winners

Cooma Youth Music Awards 2015 Winners

NYW-Logo-Colour-Vertical-with-taglineCooma School of Music has joined forces again with The Hub Youth Centre and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council to present  the Cooma Youth Music Awards 2016. This music competition is designed especially for the young musicians in Cooma and region.

This special event will an important part of National Youth Week (8-17 April)

  • When: Thursday 14th April 2016, medications
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  • Where: The Two Vaults Restaurant, 161 Sharp Street Cooma
    (opposite The Alpine Hotel)
  • Cost: Free to competitors and their families and friends. Food and beverages will be available to purchase from the restaurant.

All styles of music are welcome – soloists, bands, vocalists.

The Prizes will be donated by  National Youth Week and Cooma School of Music.

  • Best Performance-Seniors ( 16 to 25 years of age) – (valued at $200)
  • Best Performance-Juniors  (12 to 15 years of age) – (valued at $100)
  • 4 X Special Judge’s Awards (any age – including primary) – (valued $25)
Entry is Free.
All performers must be registered by Monday 11th April 2016. Entry Forms are available at Cooma School of  Music or download a pdf Entry Form here:
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