The 2020 Adelaide Eisteddfod was cancelled because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
We are currently organizing and looking forward to presenting the Adelaide Eisteddfod in 2021.
JOINING THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY
DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY
(on production of their membership card)
Cecere’s Music, 249 Magill Rd, Maylands. 83319246
Presto Musical Repairs, 620 Marion Rd, Parkholme. 81771447
Size Music, 74 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside. 83733370
Winston Music, 87 Winston Ave, Daw Park. 82769988
WHY ENTER AN EISTEDDFOD?
Irrespective of students’ aims in music the experience of performing in public is vital.
This builds confidence, and above all, the chance to experience the enjoyment and excitement of performing.
Every competitor receives the assessment of an accomplished and independent adjudicator. Try out and improve your programs for exams such as AMEB, ABRSM or Trinity College London, and Secondary and Tertiary Level Assessments.
Many aspiring professionals fail to show their best at auditions and miss study or job opportunities. The answer is practice and the conditions at the Eisteddfod competitions are ideal for this purpose.
The finals of the advanced competitions are held in prestigious venues. Several musical organisations look for their soloists at the Eisteddfod competitions.
Valuable Prizes and Recognition:
Prizes include certificates, vouchers, medallions, cash and a major scholarship. All are evidence of achievements to enhance CVs.
CONVENOR CONTACT LIST
Choral Division: Viv Rusk 0422002885
Guitar Division: Oliver Fartach-Naini (Elder Conservatorium of Music) 0414597228
Piano Division including Recitals: Jane Burgess 0402289628
String Division: Jill Folauhola 83626136
Recorder Division: Frances Norton 8431 5866
Woodwind Division (including Recorder: Robert Brown 84310452
Brass Division: Robert Brown 84310452
Flute Division: Robert Brown 84310452
String & Wind Recitals: Jill Folauhola 83626136
Vocal Division: Ian Vayne 0448 000 433
Ensemble Event: Jill Folauhola 83626136
Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto: Jane Burgess 0402289628
Special Award Winners’ Concert: Robert Brown 84310452
Entries via STARDOM (not for 2020)
2019 PROGRAMMES can be accessed at the top of Adelaide Eisteddfod Results at http://www.sacoment.com/aes/aes-results/
APRA/AMCOS COPYRIGHT DECLARATION FORM
Competitors are advised that a separate APRA/AMCOS Copyright Declaration Form must be presented at the time of booking in for each section that has been entered. Download from the link below. This form can be filled in on-line and then printed.
1. Performer’s Declaration,
2. Making a temporary copy for an adjudicator or examiner,
3. Making a temporary copy for an accompanist.
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY INC.
President: Robert Brown OAM
Secretary: Brenda Rayner OAM, 239 Magill Road, Maylands SA 5069. 83666531
Office Reception: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. ABN 48 340 839 681
Member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia
The Right Honourable Sandy Verschoor, The Lord Mayor of Adelaide
Brian Chatterton OAM, Associate Professor Keith Crellin OAM, Thomas Edmonds AM, Beryl Kimber OBE, Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM, Emeritus Professor David Lockett AM, Professor Charles Bodman Rae
Deceased Vice Patrons:
Hon. Boyd Dawkins MBE, Clemens Leske AM, Arnold Matters OAM, Noreen Stokes OAM
H.R. Coombe, Sir Ewen Waterman, Max Lamshed OBE, Max Longbottom, Harold Coggins, Malcolm Potter OAM, Alan Hodgson, Mary Handley OAM, John Doyle MBE, Malcolm Potter OAM
J. Martindale, L.G. Aitchison, Shirley Kitchen, John D. Flynn, Shylie Neal, Ian S. Wilson, Veda Hilton, Alma Smith, Nancy Potter, Judy Langford, Fay Haddad, Jackie Cook, Cathy Vasilakis
Honorary Life Members:
Wendy Barrett, Ann Bensted, Robert Brown OAM, Jane Burgess, Zena Chapman, Jackie Cook, Brenda Coulter, Jan Dash, Jill Folauhola, John Hall OAM, Mary G. Handley OAM, Judy Langford, Lindsay Lavers, Margaret Lucas, Joan Mooney, Malcolm Potter OAM, Brenda Rayner OAM, Di Truscott
Deceased Honorary Life Members:
Gladys Bailey OAM, Chris Bensted, Des Borgelt, John Burton, John Doyle MBE, Sable Grivell, Gwen Hughes, Yvonne Hall, Audrey Lees, Max Longbottom, Lady Anne Miller, Ida Moyle, Hilda Oldfield, Margaret Pirie, Alma Smith, Noreen Stokes OAM, Jean Ward, Sir Ewen Waterman
Robert Brown OAM (President), Wendy Barrett (Vice President), Brenda Rayner OAM (Secretary), Christopher Brown (Treasurer), Jane Burgess, Oliver Fartach-Naini, Jill Folauhola, Jeffrey Kong, Margaret Lucas, Anne Milne, Frances Norton, Viv Rusk, Ian Vayne
Bankers: Bank SA. Auditor: Wendy Wills.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Development Fund Management Committee:
Mary Handley OAM (President), Robert Brown OAM (Secretary), Brenda Rayner OAM(Treasurer), Frances Norton (Assistant Treasurer), David Perry, Genty Stevens, Guila Tiver
Bankers: Bank SA. Auditor 2020: Craig Need
SPECIAL AWARDS (will not be awarded in 2020)
The Norwood Symphony Orchestra Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to an instrumental concerto contestant or a vocal contestant finalist who may be invited to perform with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra at a later date.
Mitcham Orchestra / Mitcham Rotary Club Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to a junior instrumentalist who may be invited to perform with the Mitcham Orchestra at a later date.
The Burnside Symphony Orchestra Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to a participant in the String Division.
The Music Teachers Association of SA Inc. /Grace Barbara Turner Awards for Excellence in Performance: Four awards of $100 will be made to competitors, one from each of the following Divisions: Keyboard, Strings, Wind and Vocal. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Lady Anne Miller Award: Piano Division: A medallion may be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate in the Piano Division.
The Wilf Mader Memorial Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 17 years or over.
The Miriam Hyde Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 16 years or under.
Dulcie Holland Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 12 years or under.
The Gabor Reeves Woodwind Medallion: To a woodwind player for excellence in performance.
The Standish Roberts Brass Medallion: To a brass player for excellence in performance.
The David Cubbin Flute Medallion: A medallion will be awarded by the Flute Society of SA to the most promising flautist in the Open Flute Section.
The Ray Rosser Memorial Award: An award of $100 will be presented to the most promising flautist from the 10 years or under or 12 years or under Sections.
The Cecily Wood Recorder Medallion: For the most promising Recorder player 16 years or under.
The Lady Anne Miller Award: Vocal Division: A medallion may be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate in the Vocal Division.
The Malcolm J. Orchard Memorial Prize for performance of an Operatic Aria.
The Australian Strings Association Award: A plaque will be awarded to the most outstanding competitor for Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass 18 years or under.
The Jane Peters Violin Medallion: Awarded to the most promising violinist 16 years or under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The David Bishop Cello Medallion: Awarded for the most promising cellist 16 years and under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Adele Anthony Violin Medallion: Awarded to the most outstanding violinist 13 years or under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Helen Pietsch Excellence Award: A Prize of $100 for outstanding achievement in performance – in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music.
The Helen Pietsch Encouragement Award: A Prize of $100 for a non-prize winning choir showing great promise – in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music.
The Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Choral Prize: A prize of $300 will be awarded to the most outstanding choir from outer-metropolitan and country areas.
Achord Choir Trust, Adelaide Eisteddfod Choral Trust, Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto Trust, Adelaide Savage Club Trust, Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust, Colin Finlayson Bequest, Geoffrey Hackett-Jones Double Reed Trust, Group Theatre Trust, Gwen Hughes Memorial Trust, Malcolm J. Orchard Award Trust, Nancy Thomas Memorial Trust, Neville Hicks Memorial Trust, Jiri Tancibudek AM and Vera Tancibudek Trust, Robert McCallum Brown Memorial Trust, Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Prize.
Adelaide Baroque, APRA AMCOS, Australian Music Examinations Board, Australian String Quartet, Domenic Roscioli Guitars, Elder Conservatorium of Music, Ethnoclassics, Flute Tree, Harrison Music, Presto Musical Repairs Pty Ltd, Malcolm Rowe Violins, Size Music, University of the Third Age Recorder Group, Urtext Stringed Instruments, Westpac-Lockleys Community Committee, Winston Music.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Inc., Adelaide Harmony Choir Inc. – Lewis Dawe Memorial, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Players` Association, ARPA Orchestra Inc., Associated Chamber Music Players of South Australia Inc. (ACMPSA), Australian National Choral Association (SA Chapter), Australian Strings Association Ltd. (SA Chapter), Edwardstown Lions Club, The Flute Society of SA Inc., The Friends of the State Opera SA Inc. Dawn Wallace Award, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of South Australia Inc., Italian Benevolent Society Inc., Mitcham Orchestra Inc., Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia Inc., Norwood Symphony Orchestra, Order of Australia Association (S.A. Branch), Recitals Australia, Richard Wagner Society of SA Inc., Rotary Club of Mitcham, South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble (SAYGE), Society of Recorder Players SA Inc., South Australian (Public) Primary Schools Music Society Inc., Strings of Love.
Debra Andreacchio, Wendy Barrett, Ann Bensted – Chris Bensted Memorial, Nicola Black, Marina Braslavskiy, Lincoln Brady, Robert Brown OAM, Jane Burgess, Don and Lesley Catford, Leon Cattermole, Robert Caust, Zena Chapman, Peter and Judy Chiles, Jamie Cock, Geoffrey Collins, Philip and Annie Cornish, Margaret Coventry, Keith Crellin OAM, Ryszard Duluk, Mavis Dutton, Davey Family, Elaine Feng, Karen Fletcher, Jill Folauhola, Lisa Gill, Ian Goldring, Anna Goldsworthy, Brian and Suzanne McGowran – Else Buttler Memorial, Julia Grenfell, Frances Griffin, Rosanne Hammer, Mary Handley OAM, Phyl Heath, Samantha Hennessy, Jean Hill, Natalia Hubczenko, Sam Howes, Therese Janus, Derek Jones, Kevin Joughin, Elizabeth Koch AM, Masako Kondo, Jeffrey Kong, Caleb Lavery-Brook, Aloysius Leeson, Anna Lester, Dr David Lockett AM, Lisi McGowran, Tanya Markova, Rosalind Martin, David Metin, Lady Anne Miller, Jennifer Newman, Frances Norton, Luigi & Carmel Pisaniello, Linda Pirie, Alison Rayner, Lynette Rayner, Lynne Reynolds, Alison Rosser OAM, Ruth Saffir, Diarshul Sandhu, Cara Seppelt, Eleonora Sivan, Rae Stratfold-Blackman, Tim Svenson, Guila Tiver, Di Truscott, Rebecca Walker, Kai Wang, Dr Diana Weekes, Ron White, Cecily Wood OAM, Kim Worley, Jacqueline Young, Helen Yon, Melody Young, and anonymous sponsors.
. . Sponsorship is welcome to provide cash or goods Prizes incentives
. . Sponsorship has also facilitated various Eisteddfod Trusts which provide ongoing Prizes
. . Sponsors are welcome to present their Prize/s and the Convenors can advise details
. . There are Corporate, Society and a huge list of Individual Sponsors
. . Donations are tax deductible via the AES official receipt
. . There are many Special Awards donated for excellence and encouragement
. . The Society is operated entirely by Volunteers
. . Enquiries from persons interested in Convening or just assisting are most welcome
. . The Adelaide Eisteddfod continues to provide $30,000 in PRIZES annually not including goods or the Young Virtuoso prize of $10,000
. . “50 GOLDEN YEARS”, the history of Musical and Dramatic Competitions in SA and the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Inc.
. . Produced by Robert Brown OAM in 2005 this 64 page book is packed with information and photos to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Adelaide Eisteddfod and also the SA organisations active since 1859 in promoting music and dramatic competitions.
. . It is available at $5 per copy from the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society.
. . THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD CELEBRATED 60 YEARS IN 2015
. . Our team of dedicated volunteer Convenors come from many backgrounds and disciplines from talented performing artists to those purely supporting the progress of the many talents that South Australia produces. The dedication covers gaining sponsorships for prizes to enable an Eisteddfod section to be presented, assessing age groups and categories for different performance levels, determining entry fees that may cover the hire of venues and adjudicators, booking fine adjudicators, venues and pianos, documenting the entries, establishing a contesting schedule for the Programme, determining attractive admission prices, organising prizes whether cash, goods, medallions or certificates, organising announcers and a host of helpers to assist at each venue, receiving the entries and informing the adjudicator, assisting presenting prizes, settling of disputes, trying to get results published, having a valid police check and more, and then doing it all again next year and happy with just receiving smiles . . . Dedication!
Eisteddfod participation provides … performance experience … exam preparation … performance opportunities … audition skills … adjudication report … your CV is enhanced … the chance to win prizes and a place in History. Eisteddfods provide competitions in music and drama for young people of all ages and skill levels. They introduce children to others of similar interest and ability and enables them to gain the confidence of performing in public by appearing in a friendly and understanding environment.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Inc. Est 1955. ABN 48 340 839 681
Secretary: Brenda Rayner OAM, 239 Magill Road, Maylands SA 5069. 83666531
If the office is closed please leave messages with Reception Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm.
Categories offered: Choral, Vocal, Instrumental and Ensembles.
S.A. entry to the Young Virtuoso $5,000. Award is only via the Adelaide Eisteddfod.
Balaklava Eisteddfod Society. Est 1997. Bronwyn Cottle, President. 88631242.
Categories offered: Choral, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble and Band (Concert/Stage, Rock), Vocal (solo, duet & trio), Contemporary Vocal (solo and ensemble), Musical Theatre (solo & ensemble), Instrumental (solo, duet & trio), Piano (solo and duet), Speech & Drama (Solo and Duologue/Trialogue Drama, Public Speaking, Prose Reading),
Australian National Eisteddfod Society. Est. 1954.
Mount Gambier Eisteddfod – Backstage Inc. Est 1982. PO Box 1711, Mt Gambier 5290
S.A. Stage Dancing Society. Est 1974.