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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

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

Cooma Music Competition 2015 A Great Success!

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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

Cooma Music Competition – 21 June 2015

Hi Everyone, epilepsy

We’re getting very excited about our tenth annual Cooma Music Competition.

This year’s Competition will be held at St Pauls Anglican Parish Hall, phlebologist 136 Commissioner Street Cooma on Sunday 21st June. The Cooma Music Competition will be a chance for musicians of all ages, recipe styles and abilities to showcase their musical talents for trophies and prizes. All are welcome: solos, groups, instrumentalists and singers. Although Cooma School of Music (CSM) organizes this event every year, entry is open to all not just students of CSM.

vendulka 2006 to 2015 Past Cooma Music Competition Competitors-Where are they now?

Cooma School of Music, now celebrating its thirty-first year, has through this annual Cooma Music Competition given participating musicians encouragement and direction in their music studies. We feel that it has, in a small but tangible way,  been a positive influence on their future music careers.

These are some of the hundreds of musicians that have participated in the Cooma Music Competition over the last nine years.

Luke Tierney studied classical guitar and graduated from ANU School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree (BMus) , was head of the guitar department at Cranbrook School, Sydney, and now works as deputy director at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.

  • Ned McPhie graduated with a (BMus) from the Australian Insitute of Music (AIM) and then went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Screen Music at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Ned is currently working as a film music composer. He also performs regularly as a solo guitarist and in his folk-punk acoustic band “The Bottlers”.
  • Matthew Ventura is studying bassoon & flute at the ANU School of Music. He is a Wesley Music Scholar, member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and soloist for the Canberra Youth Orchestra.
  • Emma Ventura, still at school, is teaching violin, viola and piano at Cooma School of Music.
  • Daniel Morassutti is now a drum teacher & professional drummer.
  • John Sutton, flautist, composer and teacher,  graduated with BMus(Hon) from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2013.
  • Brodie Nossiter (Alias Brodie Buttons) studied music at the Southern Cross University. He now plays extensively in a folk music band “The Button Collective”.
  • Steve Nossiter (Brodie’s Dad) quit working as an electrician to study music at SAE Institute at Byron Bay and now works as a composer of film and ambient music.
  • Viki Parsons is a flute and vocal teacher. She graduated from the Australian Institute of Music and has just completed post graduate studies at the University of Sydney.
  • Saskia Tillers has played cello professionally in Australia, Europe and Asia.
  • Alisha Brady has gone on to study music at the University of Southern Queensland.
  • Owen Pearson is studying music composition and voice at the University of NSW.
  • Vendulka Wichta, Cooma’s X Factor girl, is enjoying a flourishing music career. She performs regularly in music festivals around Australia.
  • Hannah (Kit) Spencer studied the harp at ANU School of Music and graduated with a BMus(Hon). In the past year, she has been performing in Russia and Europe, and is now commencing a postgraduate Masters of Music degree in The Hague, Netherlands.

 

Click below to download Entry Form:

ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2015

For more information and entry forms contact me:

allan@coomamusic.com.au

A Huge Success for Cooma Music Competition – The Results

Allan & Leslie Spencer with Marian Budos

Allan & Leslie Spencer with Marian Budos

The Cooma Music Competition was a huge succes. This was the ninth year for this event.

There were over 50 items performed during the day time heats which had a total of 15 catagories which cover a huge range of ages, order instruments and musical genres. Over the 6 hours of performance, troche the contestants gave their all. The winners of their heats were then invited back to perform in the finals concert held at St Paul’s Anglican Parish hall in the evening.
This year, Marian Budos came from Canberra to be our judge for the competition. Mr Budos is the head of the music department at Alfred Deakin High School in Canberra. He was until recently, the president of Canberra Youth Music which has over 5,000 children participating in various music ensembles including the Canberra Youth Orchestra, James McCusker Orchestra, Canberra Youth Jazz Orchestra, plus many other concert bands and choirs. Mr Budos is also an internationally recognized composer and classical guitarist. He has been judging for our Cooma Music Competition and the Australian National Busking Championships for many years.

THE RESULTS

HEATS:

All the winners of their heats receive a special medal

Kai Bakker, won the Solo Piano Secondary Heat plus the Peter de Jager Piano Prize

Kai Bakker, won the Solo Piano Secondary Heat plus the Peter de Jager Piano Prize

  • Solo Piano – Primary: Ella Mrsic
  • Solo Piano – Secondary: Kai Bakker
  • Solo Strings – Primary: Ella Mrsic
  • Solo Woodwind – Secondary: Caitlyn Ventura
  • Small Instrumental Ensemble – Primary: GuitarBOTs – Brenna Clayton, Olo Brademann & Troy Rees
  • Solo Classical Guitar – Primary: Brenna Clayton
  • Solo Classical Guitar – Secondary: Brunum Brunum Brademann
  • Small Instrumental Ensemble – Secondary: String Quartet – Craysha Coote, Emma Ventura, Caitlyn Ventura, Sarah Ventura
  • Contemporary Guitar: Ben Turner-Mann
  • Solo Voice – Primary: Georgia Knowles
  • Solo Voice – Secondary: Mae Walker
  • Solo Voice – Open: Matt Charlesworth
  • Group Voice – Secondary: Branscomb Twins – Emily & Kelsey Branscomb
  • Group Voice – Open: Alice Plumb & Matilda Lawler
  • Original Composition – Secondary: Alice Tame
  • Original Composition – Open: Alice Plumb

FINALS CONCERT MAJOR AWARDS:

  • Frank Scott Music Award (Trophy plus $50 cash) – Caitlyn Ventura
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award (Trophy plus $50 cash) – Matt Charlesworth
  • P D Murphy Award for Strings (Trophy plus $50 cash) – James Hines
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize (Trophy plus $200 cash) – Kai Bakker
  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award (Trophy plus $200 cash) – Burnum Burnum Brademann
  • Ron Cox Music Award (Trophy plus $100 cash) – Tim Cooke
  • Award for Original Composition (Trophy plus $50 cash) – Alice Plumb
  • Peoples Choice Award (Trophy plus $100 cash) – Mae Walker