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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.

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.


  • 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
  • Snowy Monaro Arts Council Award – 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

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Available from: Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, cheap
Parkview Arcade
123 Sharp Street
Cooma, here NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938

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Audition Date: Tuesday 31st January 2012 at 7pm

@ the new hall at Cooma Public School.

Performance Dates: 26th & 27th May.

Prefered Audtion Pieces:


I have a song to sing o (Yeoman of the guard)
Buttercup’s aria (HMS Pinafore)


On the day when i was married (Gondalaiers)
He Loves (Iolanthe)


When our gallent norman foes


I am the monarch of the sea (HMS Pinafore)


Mikado’s song (The Mikado)
When a fellons not engaged (Pirates)

Any other pieces from the selected works however please inform Robert Shearer (0426 196 914) of prefered piece.

Script excerpts for Audition

Ladies (option 1 & 2)

Iolanthe. She is; and thus she welcomes her daughter-in-law! (Kisses her.)
Phyllis. She kisses just like other people! But the Lord Chancellor?
Strephon. I forgot him! Mother, none can resist your fairy eloquence; you will go to him and plead for us?
Iolanthe. (much agitated). No, no; impossible!
Strephon. But our happiness – our very lives – depend upon our obtaining his consent!
Phyllis. Oh, madam, you cannot refuse to do this!
Iolanthe. You know not what you ask! The Lord Chancellor is – my husband!
Strephon and Phyllis. Your husband!
Iolanthe. My husband and your father!

Ladies (option 3) Mens (option1)
Ko-Ko. Indeed! Had he any reason to be dissatisfied with his position?
Katisha. None whatever. On the contrary, I was going to marry him — yet he fled
Pooh-Bah. I am surprised that he should have fled from one so lovely!
Katisha. That’s not true.
Pooh-Bah. No!
Katisha. You hold that I am not beautiful because my face is plain. But you know nothing; you are still unenlightened. Learn, then, that it is not in the face alone that beauty is to be sought. My face is unattractive!
Pooh-Bah. It is.
Katisha. But I have a left shoulder-blade that is a miracle of loveliness. People come miles to see it. My right elbow has a fascination that few can resist.
Pooh-Bah. Allow me!
Katisha. It is on view Tuesdays and Fridays, on presentation of visiting card. As for my circulation, it is the largest in the world.
Ko-Ko. And yet he fled!

Mens (option 2)
Mikado. (looking at paper) Dear, dear, dear! this is very tiresome. (to Ko-Ko) My poor fellow, in your anxiety to carry out my wishes you have beheaded the heir to the throne of Japan!
Ko-Ko. I beg to offer an unqualified apology.
I desire to associate myself with that expression of regret.
We really hadn’t the least notion —
Mikado. Of course you hadn’t. How could you? Come, come, my good fellow, don’t distress yourself — it was no fault of yours. If a man of exalted rank chooses to disguise himself as a Second Trombone, he must take the consequences. It really distresses me to see you take on so. I’ve no doubt he thoroughly deserved all he got. (They rise.)

Mens (option 3)
Sir Joseph. Madam, it has been represented to me that you are appalled by my exalted rank. I desire to convey to you officially my assurance, that if your hesitation is attributable to that circumstance, it is uncalled for.
Josephine. Oh! then your lordship is of opinion that married happiness is not inconsistent with discrepancy in rank?
Sir Joseph. I am officially of that opinion.
Josephine. That the high and the lowly may be truly happy together, provided that they truly love one another?
Sir Joseph. Madam, I desire to convey to you officially my opinion that love is a platform upon which all ranks meet.
Josephine. I thank you, Sir Joseph. I did hesitate, but I will hesitate no longer. (aside) He little thinks how eloquently he has pleaded his rival’s cause!

Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza – The Songs

Opera Scene Song Cast
Yeoman of the Guard Overture
3 Gallant Norm Carruthers, 2nd Yeo, Phœbe, Chorus
7 I have a song to sing O Jack Point, Elsie, lst Citizen
HMS Pinafore 2 Hail, men-o’-war’s men,  

I’m called Little Buttercup

Buttercup Chorus
8-9 Now three cheers Captain, Joseph Porter, Aunt,
16 Never mind the why Captain, Porter, Josephine
Mikado 10 I am so proud Pooh Bah, Pish Tush, Koko
16 Mia Samma Mikado, Katisha, Chorus
17 A more humane Mikado Mikado, Chorus
8 Three little maids Yum-Yum, Pitti Sing, peep bo
23 There is bueaty in the bello of the blast
Pirates of Penzance 5 Climbing over rocky mountain Chorus of Girls
17 When the foeman bears his steel
24 When a felon’s not engaged Sergeant Chorus
Gondoliers 15 Dance a Cachucha
2 From the sunny Spanish Shore Duke, Duchess, Casilda & Luiz
3 In enterprise of martial kind
19 On the day when I was wedded
Iolanthe 6 Loudly let the trumpet bray Chorus
20 The nightmare song
Dialogue 23 & 24 “My Lord, a suppliant at your feet… He loves!…It may not be” Iolanthe, Chancellor, Queen, Philllis, Straffen & Faries
Dialogue 25 Finale”Soon as we may”

The Cast:









Pitti sing

peep bo









2nd Yeo,



Ko ko

Pish tush

Pooh bah


Joseph Porter,

lst Citizen

Jack Point,



Contact: Allan Spencer 6452 6067 / email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

or Robert Shearer 0426 196 914 / email: ac16_221a@hotmail.com

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Cooma, NSW 2630
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