Category Archives: Competitions

What are the Benefits for Buskers at Australian National Busking Championships™

022-Haley-Ryan-888x1024Why busk at ANBC Stanthorpe?

  1. viagra sans-serif;”>Anyone can be a busker-Beginners to Professionals
  2. neuropathist sans-serif;”>Lots of prizes to go around – Multiple prizes for 3 age categories, visit best band, and special judges awards.
  3. All genres of music welcome – from country to blues, from folk to classical
  4. Singers and instrumentalists welcome.
  5. Non-musical street entertainers welcome
  6. Solos, Duos, Trios and larger ensembles and choirs welcome.
  7. All cash tips you make on the day are yours to keep
  8. Sell your CDs and merchandise – no problems
  9. Enjoy the attention and encouragement of large numbers of happy people in Stanthorpe – they are there to enjoy the festival and your music.
  10. Winners of the age categories will automatically qualify to compete in the Grand Final in Cooma NSW
  11. All the top performers will receive year-round promotion through our website and social media pages = gigs!
  12. Last but not least – it’s so much Fun! We’ve found in Cooma that many buskers have been coming back year after year, many travelling hundreds of miles. Prizes or no prizes!

 

Attention All Schools! – Australian National Busking Championships™ 2016

Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

treat sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

dentist
sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

story
sans-serif;”>Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

PRIZES

Over $5, denture
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, rx
    000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
Josh MaynardStanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

1000_Mike_Martin_Australian National Busking Champion 2012Mike_MartinPRIZES

Over $5, opisthorchiasis
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, patient
    000 – Open Champion, salve
    $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students)- $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students)- $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Guyy 2014 + SOUTH AFRICA_09 JanBUSKERS GET NOTICED!

After winning Open Champion at the Australian National Busking Championships™ Guyy (AKA Guy Lilleyman) lifted his profile and he was offered a tour of South Africa.

Check out Guyy: http://www.guyylilleyman.com/guyy
For more information and Entry Forms contact Neil (Casey) O’Connor, Stanthorpe Rotary Club
– Email: wickets-stpe@bigpond.com

Or download your Entry Form here: ENTRY FORM_STANTHORPE_2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS_BSB corrected

Links to:

 

 
anbc_stanthorpe_compilation posterOver $5, medicine
000 to be won!

Prizes and Awards for all ages!

Stanthorpe Queensland has been selected as the first township to host an Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) Regional Finals.

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 and during this event Stanthorpe will be the “Busking Capital” for the whole of the South East Queensland Region.

Winners from ANBC Stanthorpe will qualify to compete in the Grand Finals to be held in Cooma on 5th November 2016

ANBC Stanthorpe will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival.
– A festival within a festival!

12106812_939683986105923_4673781965152120665_nPRIZES

Over $5, rubella
000 in cash to be won!

  • Open (Adult) Section: $1, viagra 000 – Open Champion, $300 – Second Place, $200 – Third Place
  • People’s Choice Award: – $700 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Best Band Award ( for bands/groups of 3 or more): – $500 – Winner
  • Primary Section (for primary school students): – $300 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Secondary Section (for high school students): – $500 – Winner, $200 – Second Place, $100 – Third Place
  • Special Judges Awards: – $200.00 – Special Award/s

Links to:

kids compilation poster_smaller

Why I like ANBC

Why am I so passionate about Australian National Busking Championships™
ANBC strives to reflect the wonderful diversity of music in our community. And it does this in an inclusive way.
All ages, buy all genres, all levels of skill, professionals and amateurs, solos, groups, people with disabilities, indigenous, multicultural.
This is why I’m so passionate about this project because it’s about all sorts of people playing and sharing their music in the community.

Here’s the results for ANBC 2015:

Prizes & Winners 2015

This years ANBC will be in Cooma on Saturday 5th November 2016. This event will include the Grand Finals for the whole of Australia.

$10,000 to be won! @ The Australian National Busking Championships™

Cooma-Hotel-busking-sponsor-1024x733

What Are The Prizes?
This year we have a total prize pool of over $10, resuscitation 000.

Guyy Lilleyman, Open Champion 2013 & 2014

Guyy Lilleyman, Open Champion 2013 & 2014

Open Category: Sponsored by Cooma Hotel

Open Champion – $2,000
Second Place – $1,000
Third Place – $500

Secondary Category (for high school aged students): Sponsored by Mark Kenmir & Co.

Secondary Champion – $500
Second Place – $300
Third Place – $200

Primary Category (for primary school aged children): Sponsored by The Monaro Post

Primary Champion – $300
Second Place – $200
Third Place – $100

Best Band Award (for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $1,000: Sponsored by Rhythm Snowsports

People’s Choice: Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cooma

People’s Choice Champion – $1,000
Second Place – $700
Third Place – $300

Last year's medals looked great!

Last year’s medals looked great!

Special Judges Awards – $200 each. These awards covers numerous categories including non-musical street performances, indigenous, multicultural, dance, classical, jazz, blues, innovative etc. This year there are 8 Special Judges Awards sponsored by :

  • Rose’s Family Restaurant (2 awards)
  • The Two Vaults Restaurant & Cafe
  • Cooma Challenge
  • Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Cooma Family Dental
  • P D Murphy Cafe
  • Snowy Monaro Arts Council

Casio Piano Award – Win a Casio Privia PX160 Digital Piano and accessories. $1299 RRP. Go here for details: http://coomamusic.com.au/win/casio-piano-award-2015

(It is within the rules of the ANBC that contestants may be able to win multiple prizes. For instance the Open Champion may also win a People’s Choice Award.)

CASIO PIANO AWARD – ANBC 7th November 2015 Cooma NSW

Waltons Bodhrans Made in Ireland

Waltons Bodhrans Made in Ireland

Waltons Bodhran’s now come in a package with:

  •  Beater
  • Carry Bag
  • DVD Tutor

These Bodhran “Packs” come in 3 sizes:

  • 12″ bodhran pack $69.00
  • 15″ bodran pack $99.00
  • 18″ bodhran pack $119.00
18" Bodhran Packs with 18" Bodhran, <a href=

symptoms Beater, men’s health Carry Bag plus DVD. Each 18" Pack is $99.00″ width=”624″ height=”548″ /> 18″ Bodhran Packs with 18″ Bodhran, sildenafil Beater, Carry Bag plus DVD. Each 18″ Pack is $119.00

 Also Available in 15″ Packs for $89 each:

15" Bodhran Packs for $89.00

15″ Bodhran Packs for $99.00 each

12" Bodhran Packs for $29.00 each

12″ Bodhran Packs for $69.00 each

 

Waltons also make a premium range of Bodhran for professional players

Waltons also make a premium range of Bodhran for professional players (Turquoise unavailable)

DWM2480 Waltons 16″ Pro Bodhran. $149.00

  • 16″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Ebony finish shell

DWM2487 Waltons 16″ Pro Bodhran. $149.00

  • as above but with 16″ aged oak shell

DWM2497  Waltons 18″ Pro Bodhran. $179.00

  • 18″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Aged oak finish shell (only finish now available – ebony & turquoise finishes discontinued)

DWM2417 Waltons 16″ Turnable Pro Bodhran. $229.00

Specially created by Waltons with the professional player in mind-the las word in tone, build and versatility!

  • Ultra reliable tuning mechanism
  • 16″ 5 ply fine wood shell
  • Hand picked premium quality double goatskin head
  • Super grip handle.
  • Celtic embossed, studded leather banding
  • Waltons brass logo plate and pro-beater
  • Aged oak shell

DWM2437 Waltons 18″ Turnable Pro Bodhran. $249.00

  • as above but 18″ aged oak shell

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

logo busker_australian national busking championships

Attention all Piano Players!

Casio is donating a Privia PX160 Digital Piano (with Stand & Tri-pedal board &  Padded Height Adjustable Piano Bench) as a prize  for the inaugual Casio Piano Award. 

Total Prize Value = $1, sovaldi sale 299 RRP

This will be held as part of the fabulous Australian National Busking Championships™ on Saturday 7th November 2015.

How does this work?

  • Contestants will be performing on the PX160 Digital Piano which will be set up on the main stage in Centennial Park, Cooma NSW.
  • Maximum time of performance will be 30 minutes. (no minimum time).
  • Performance times will be allotted before the event-the timetable will be emailed out to all contestants.
  • Contestants in the Casio Piano Award will also be welcome to participate in other busking performances during the day.
  • Contestants will also be eligible for the other cash prizes ($10,000 in total) on offer in the Australian National Busking Championships™.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • All styles of music are welcome.
  • Contestants can enter the Casio Piano Award by simply filling out the standard Entry Form and writing in the question:

Do you have any other special requirements?  CASIO PIANO AWARD

Download Entry Form:

ENTRY FORM_2015 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Find out more about the Casio Privia PX160 at:

 http://www.soundtechnology.com.au/products/details/PX160

and on YouTube:

px-160_large

PBBK

Includes padded height adjustable piano bench

px_160bk_p_cs_67p_sp_33_aspect_1441857284

Casio Privia PX160 – this piano weighs just 11KG, ideal for portability, especially when paired with the SC700P padded gig bag

 

Australian National Busking Championships 2015 -About

viagra sans-serif;”>AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPcapsule sans-serif;”>Stroche sans-serif;”>

 logo busker_australian national busking championshipsCooma NSW – Saturday 7th November 2015

proudly presented by the rotary club of cooma new logo

About:

The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in its fourth year. For the first three years, the ANBC has been held exclusively in Cooma NSW, the picturesque and historic capital of Australia’s Snowy Mountains.

Our Vision:

We have planned these early years as the first stage in the ANBC vision for the future. The next stage is to make this event a truly National Championship by holding Preliminary Championships in various regional towns around Australia. The winners from these regional events will then be invited to compete in the Grand Final back in Cooma on the first weekend in November of each year.

This event has been a great success from day one. As the years have gone by, we have developed a template for this festival that, we feel, can work in any town with the right kind support, know-how and enthusiasm.

The Button Collective

The Button Collective

A Unique Music Festival:

The Australian National Busking Championships is a different sort of music festival for Australia. Music festivals in Australia have typically been based on a particular style of music, e.g. Tamworth Country Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival. The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music to the event. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Indigenous, Multicultural or Classical, the Australian National Busking Championships reflects the rich diversity that is Australian music culture.

Tickets for most music festivals are expensive; in the ANBC all the street entertainment is provided free of charge. The audience can, of course, tip the busker but that is their choice. All this wonderful music is performed literally feet away from them.

Although there are buskers at many music festivals in Australia, busking is typically relegated to a fringe activity. However, in this festival the buskers take pride of place. This festival brings music back to the people, back to the streets.

How Much Does It Cost To Be A Busker?

There is a registration fee of just $15 per busker. If you are in a group the maximum fee will be $50 for a group registration. All fees will be remitted to the Rotary Club of Cooma.

 

Guyy Lilleyman, Open Champion 2013 & 2014

Guyy Lilleyman, Open Champion 2013 & 2014

How Does This Work?

The buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots) at various times around the central business district of the participating town. A timetable will be emailed to all the registered buskers. Roaming judges assess these performances during the day. The buskers get to choose how many sets they would like to perform. However, all buskers must be available to perform in the Finals Concert at 5pm in Cooma Centennial Park. The prize winners for all categories will be selected by a panel of judges at the Finals Concert.

What Are The Prizes?

This year we are aiming for a total prize pool of over $10,000. The final amount will depend on the amount sponsorship that’s pledged this year. It is within the rules of the ANBC that contestants may be able to win multiple prizes. For instance the Open Champion may also win a People’s Choice Award.

Open Category:

  • Open Champion – $2,000
  • Second Place – $1,000
  • Third Place – $500

984249_367371956762588_998987100352595190_nSecondary Category (for high school aged children):

  • Secondary Champion – $500
  • Second Place – $300
  • Third Place – $200

Primary Category (for primary school aged children):

  • Primary Champion – $300
  • Second Place – $200
  • Third Place – $100

Best Band Award (for bands/groups of 3 or more) – $1,000

People’s Choice:

  • People’s Choice Champion – $1,000
  • Second Place – $700
  • Third Place – $300

Special Judges Awards – $200 each. These awards covers numerous categories including non-musical street performances, indigenous, multicultural, dance, classical, jazz, blues, innovative etc. Last year there were 10 Special Judges Awards.

A Worthwhile Community Event.

 

It's all about hav

It’s all about having fun!

In Cooma, we have found that from its first year the Australian National Busking Championships™ has helped local not-for-profit groups raise money through fund raising activities on the day. Organisations such as the Cooma District Hospital Auxiliary, Cooma Rotary Club, Cooma Railway, 2MNO Community Radio, Cooma Swimming Club, St Patrick’s Parish School, to name a few, have raised thousands of dollars through this event. In fact, the main reason why the Australian National Busking Championships™ came into existence was through the wonderful work of the “Snowy Ride”. The ANBC was originally conceived to provide entertainment and fun for the 4,000 or so Snowy Riders as they pass through Cooma. Since its beginning in 2001, this annual motorcycle event has raised over $5 million towards childhood cancer research. The Snowy Ride is organised by the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation. So we at the Australian National Busking Championships are pleased to support the Snowy Ride. For more information about the Snowy Ride go to:https://www.snowyride.org.au/

The ANBC has also generated a much needed financial boost to the businesses of our country town. Coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, retail shops and service stations have all benefited over the years. For Cooma, the ANBC comes at a normally “lean time” well after the winter ski season and before the start of Christmas trading. To their credit, local businesses have got behind this event by generously sponsoring prizes for the winners of the Championships.

The Australian National Busking Championships™ has the unique ability to provide significant benefits to the performers, the venue hosts, local businesses, community organisations and the general public. We hope you can join us for a fantastic day of fun on Saturday 7th November 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Cooma Music Competition 2015 A Great Success!

1523811_10153413875439419_1290109143977070550_o

The 10th Annual Cooma Music Competition conducted at St Paul’ s Anglican Church Hall on Sunday 21st June was a great success. An audience of over 100 people were treated to a huge variety of music from over 60 fine musicians. 19 different  heats for the competition started at 12 noon and went through until 6pm. A Finals Concert was then held at 7pm where the 10 major prizes were allocated. The major prizes consisted of trophies and cash prize money totalling $950 were awarded to the winning musicians.

Cooma School of Music presents this wonderful music competition every year. The competition is open to all musicians not just the music students at Cooma School of Music.

Cooma School of Music now presents three major competitios each year. They are: the Cooma Youth Music Awards, ambulance Cooma Music Competition, and the enormously popular Australian National Busking Championships.

Here are the results from this year’s Cooma Music Competition.

 

THE RESULTS

 

HEATS:

All the winners of their heats receive a special medal.

  • Piano – Primary: Ella Mrsic
  • Piano – Secondary: Mia Mrsic
  • Piano – Open: Matthew Ventura
  • Strings – Primary: Ella Mrsic
  • Strings – Secondary: James Hines
  • Woodwind & Brass – Primary: Abigail Sopniewski
  • Woodwind & Brass – Secondary: Jarrod Sopniewski
  • Woodwind & Brass – Open: Rowena Evans
  • Classical Guitar – Primary: Olo Brademann
  • Classical Guitar – Secondary: Brunum Brunum Brademann
  • Contemporary Guitar: Oscar Litchfield
  • Instrumental Ensemble – Primary: String Trio – Holly Gardner, Ella Mrsic, Chantelle Bennett
  • Instrumental Ensemble – Secondary: String Theory – Tamara John-Natley, Magdalene Shatrov, Alex Lemcke, Dante Clavijo
  • Voice – Primary: Molly Brabham
  • Voice – Secondary: Mina Bradshaw
  • Voice – Open: Tim Cooke
  • Group Voice – Secondary: Bradshaw Sisters – Mina, Laila & Samirah Bradshaw
  • Original Composition – Secondary: Oscar Litchfield
  • Original Composition – Open: Matt Charlesworth & Timothy Cooke (A Tie)

 

FINALS CONCERT MAJOR AWARDS:

 

  • Frank Scott Music Award (Trophy plus $50 cash) – Kim Solomon
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award (Trophy plus $50 cash) – Ella Mrsic
  • P D Murphy Award for Strings (Trophy plus $50 cash) – James Hines
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize (Trophy plus $200 cash) – Mia Mrsic
  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award (Trophy plus $200 cash) – Burnum Burnum Brademann
  • Ron Cox Music Award (Trophy plus $100 cash) – Mina Bradshaw
  • Award for Original Composition (Trophy plus $50 cash) – Timothy Cooke
  • Contemporary Guitar Award (Trophy plus $50 cash) – Oscar Litchfield
  • Snowy Monaro Arts Council Music Award (Trophy plus $100 cash) – String Theory
  • Peoples Choice Award (Trophy plus $100 cash) – Mia Mrsic & Molly Brabham (A Tie)

Cooma Music Competition 2015

Click Below for Entry Form

ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2015

 

Last year's winners of the Cooma Music Competition

Last year’s winners of the Cooma Music Competition

About:

Burnum Brademann won the 2014 Narrawong Classical Guitar Award

Burnum Brademann won the 2014 Narrawong Classical Guitar Award

Cooma Music Competition 2015, sale  now in its tenth 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 21 June

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. 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.

Julia Bottom performs at Cooma Music Competition 2014

Julia Bottom performs at Cooma Music Competition 2014

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.

FINAL CONCERT AWARDS:

  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – Trophy & $200 cash
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – Trophy & $200 cash
  • Ron Cox Music Award _Vocal – Trophy & $100 cash
  • Snowy Monaro Arts Council Award – Certificate & $100 cash
  • Frank Scott Music Award _Woodwind, Brass or Drums   – Trophy & $50 cash
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award  – Trophy & $50 cash
  • P D Murphy Strings Award_Violin, Viola,  Cello or Double Bass –  Trophy & $50 cash
  • The People’s Choice Award – Trophy & $100 cash
Cooma Music Competition Awards

Cooma Music Competition Awards