EISTEDDFOD SECTIONS

EISTEDDFOD SECTIONS

Vocal & Choral

Piano

Speech & Drama

Dance

Instrumental

 

VOCAL & CHORAL COMPETITION

The Vocal and Choral sections of the Toowoomba Eisteddfod offer singers, both children and adults, the opportunity to compete in a choir, a small group or as a soloist. It gives the participants a greater focus for their practice, in turn improving their skills in their chosen field.

Please read the General Rules and Division-Specific Rules carefully to avoid disqualification.                                                                                                                     Refer to the Schedule for the specific rules for each Section.

OWN CHOICE MUSIC MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE:


OWN CHOICE MUSIC DEADLINE WILL APPEAR ON THE TOOWOOMBA EISTEDDFOD HOME PAGE
No electronic submission of own choice music is accepted.
Please Note:
Competitors must submit a hard printed copy

OPTIONS FOR SUBMISSION:
• Post to City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod
    PO Box 60 Toowoomba Qld 4350
• Place in the locked box at the Empire Theatre Box Office (during normal business hours)
• Place in the locked box at McKenzie Music Etcetera
   37 Raff St, Toowoomba (during normal business hours)

SECTION CATEGORIES

a. Own choice of music and one song only unless otherwise indicated
b. Recorded accompaniments are not permitted.
c. Singers may only compete in one group per Section.
d. All Secondary Choral Sections may consist of students from Years 7 to 12 (inclusive).
e. Choralography is not permitted unless otherwise indicated in the section rules. Choralography in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod will be limited to combining expressive body movement with choral singing. Only the choral singing will be adjudicated.
f. Body Percussion may be performed as an accompaniment to the choral performance where indicated by the composer/ arranger in the score, except in sections where no body movement is permitted.

 

001 Open SMALL CHORAL ENSEMBLE
(minimum 10 voices, maximum 20 voices)

002 Open SACRED CHOIR
(minimum 10 voices)

003 Open CHORAL CONTEMPORARY CHOIR
(minimum 10 voices)

004 Open HYMN SINGING ENSEMBLE
(4 to 8 voices)

005 Year 12 & Under COMMUNITY CHOIR

006 Secondary SCHOOL CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

007 Secondary School VOCAL ENSEMBLE
(5 to 16 voices)

008 Secondary School BOYS CHOIR
(minimum 10 voices)

009 Secondary School MODERN CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

010 Secondary School HYMN SINGING CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

011 Secondary School SPIRITUAL/GOSPEL CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

012 Secondary School FOLK SINGING ENSEMBLE
(5 to 16 voices)

 

013 Middle SCHOOL CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

014 Middle School VOCAL ENSEMBLE
(5 to 16 voices)

015 Primary School A GRADE CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

016 Primary School B GRADE CHOIR
(minimum 10 voices)

017 Primary School VOCAL ENSEMBLE
(5 to 16 voices)

018 Primary School HYMN SINGING CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

019 Primary School SPIRITUAL SONG or GOSPEL CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

020 Primary School MODERN CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

021 Primary School BOYS CHOIR
(minimum 10 voices)

022 Primary School Years P – 4 A GRADE JUNIOR CHOIR
(minimum 17 voices)

023 Primary School Years P – 4 B GRADE JUNIOR CHOIR
(minimum 10 voices)

i. One song only unless otherwise indicated.
ii. Own Choice of music.
iii. The use of a microphone and/or pre-recorded electronic backing or accompaniment is NOT permitted unless specifically stated in the rules for that section.
iv. If backing tracks are allowed in contemporary sections, they must contain Instrumental backing only.  The equipment provided uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
v. Where backing track or microphone is permitted, competitors must use the uni-directional microphone and sound equipment supplied by the Eisteddfod.

030 Open OPERATIC ARIA SOLO

031 Open ORATORIO or CANTATA SOLO

032 Open ART SONG – ENGLISH SOLO

033 Open MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO

034 Open AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO

035 Open ITALIAN SOLO

036 Open FRENCH SOLO

037 Open SACRED SOLO

038 Open FOLK SONG SOLO

039 Open MODERN BALLAD SOLO

040 Open JAZZ SOLO

042 Open CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL VOCAL SOLO

043 Adult ANY OTHER GENRE SOLO

VOCAL SOLO
a. CCM/Jazz/Rock/Movie/Music Theatre selections are not permitted.

MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO
a.
From a Musical (Stage or Film).
b. Hand props and chair only.
c. Costume preferred.
d. Judged as a vocal and theatrical presentation.

AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO
a.
Excluding Contemporary Popular Song or Folk Song.

CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL VOCAL SOLO
a.
Contemporary popular song only. No jazz or music theatre songs allowed.
b. Must use microphone.
c. May be accompanied by single acoustic or electric instrument, or backing track. The equipment provided uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
d. Song to be chosen from appropriate AMEB or similar Contemporary Popular Music Syllabi, ABC “Sing” books, Hal Leonard Choraltime books or songs of similar suitability for Primary age group.

CONTEMPORARY COMMERCIAL BALLAD SOLO
a.
Contemporary popular song only. No jazz or music theatre songs allowed.
b. Must use microphone.
c. May be accompanied by single acoustic or electric instrument, or backing track. The equipment provided uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.

UP TEMPO SONG SOLO
a.
Contemporary popular song only. No jazz or music theatre songs allowed.
b. Must use microphone.
c. May be accompanied by single acoustic or electric instrument, or backing track. The equipment provided uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.

050 Years 10 to 12 VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP

051 Year 12 VOCAL (female) SOLO

052 Year 12 VOCAL (male) SOLO

053 Year 11 VOCAL SOLO

054A Year 10 VOCAL (male) SOLO

054B Year 10 VOCAL (female) SOLO

055A Year 9 VOCAL (male) SOLO

055B Year 9 VOCAL (female) SOLO

056 Year 8 VOCAL SOLO

057 Year 7 VOCAL SOLO

058 Year 6 VOCAL SOLO

059 Year 5 VOCAL SOLO

060 Year 4 VOCAL SOLO

061 Year 3 & Under VOCAL SOLO

064 Year 11 or 12 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO

065 Year 10 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO

066 Year 9 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO

067 Year 8 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO

068 Year 7 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO

069 Year 6 & Under MUSIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE SOLO

070 Year 11 or 12 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO

071 Year 10 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO

072 Year 7 to 9 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO

073 Year 6 & Under AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO

074 Secondary JAZZ SOLO

075 Year 5 – 7 CONTEMPORARY
COMMERCIAL VOCAL SOLO

076 Year 4 & Under CONTEMPORARY
COMMERCIAL VOCAL SOLO

077 Years 10 to 12 UP TEMPO CCM SOLO

078 Years 8 and 9 UP TEMPO CCM SOLO

079 Years 10 to 12 CONTEMPORARY
COMMERCIAL BALLAD SOLO

080 Years 8 and 9 CONTEMPORARY
COMMERCIAL BALLAD SOLO

a. Competitors may perform only once in each of these sections, except for Lieder

MUSIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE (2-4) SINGERS
a. Must be from a Musical (Stage or Film).
b. Hand props and chair only.
c. Onstage piano must be used.
d. Costume preferred.

081 Open LIEDER DUET

082 Open VOCAL DUET

083 Secondary VOCAL DUET

085 Primary VOCAL DUET

086 Open MUSIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE (2-4 singers)

087 Secondary MUSIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE (2-4 singers)

088 Open VOCAL TRIO

089 Secondary VOCAL TRIO/QUARTET

090 Primary VOCAL TRIO/QUARTET

091 Open VOCAL QUARTET

SECTION CATEGORIES

For more details please see the current schedule on the Home Page.

Please read the General Rules and Division Specific Rules carefully to avoid disqualification.
All competitors are required to frequently check the Eisteddfod website for the latest updates.
All participants in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod do so in the spirit of friendly competition and enhancement of performance abilities in a forum where stage experience can be gained and learned. Competition is staged with respect for the organisers, audience, adjudicator/s and fellow competitors, thus maintaining the spirit and integrity of the eisteddfod movement.