Monday 16th August – Saturday 21st August 2021
Venue: Minerva Space, Ballarat Mechanics Institute
Entries are now closed for 2021
The Royal South Street’s Vocal Competition includes under 10 years to Open Age ranges across contemporary to classical including genres such as Country, Contemporary Stage & Character Song, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary Ballad, Jazz & Blues, Classical Vocal, VCE Vocal, Operetta, Duet or Trio and Original Song.
Within contemporary vocal, singers must choose songs that are appropriate for the chosen category and display vocal technique suitable for the genre and/or specific song choice. The age of the song is not restricted, and singers are encouraged to explore their own interpretations of the song while staying true to the stylistic qualities of the genre.
Classical Section – please select a song from the Classical Ballad Selection List 2021
NEW: Nation wide VIDEO Entries -Open to all AGES
CONTEMPORARY SINGERS FAR AND WIDE & CLASSICAL SINGERS FAR & WIDE
MASTERCLASSES FREE IN VCE & SONGWRITING
George and Geoffrey Williams – SONGWRITING MASTERCLASS INDUSTRY SPECIALIST
George and Geoffrey Williams are songwriters, improvisers, and video makers who have worked with students at primary, secondary and tertiary school levels. Geoffrey is currently Pop Song Writing lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts and teaches contemporary voice at Ballarat Grammar. They have led community choirs, written hundreds of songs with albums on major labels including for Michael Jackson. George and Geoffrey have also created an online songwriting course Tap Your Creativity – Lyrics on the Udemy platform and last year, they created the Virtual Soul Choir in response to the isolating effects of the pandemic and have a wealth of experience in leading songwriting workshops, performance, video editing and sound production.
FREE FOR VOCAL COMPETITION COMPETITIORS – BOOK HERE
Aggregate Award – Bram Walker Memorial Award U10, U11-14, – $100
Marjorie Davies Encouragement Award U11-14 – $100
Anats Victoria Prize U14-16 – $100
Ballarat Allied Health Aggregate Award U14-16 – $100
Optiform Aggregate Award U18 – $100
*Individual sections include prize money, trophies and medals please refer to the 2021 Schedule for full details and prize money particulars.