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Melbourne Conservatorium of Music All-State Band

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Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Southbank

204-234 Saint Kilda Road

Southbank, VIC 3006

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Under the baton of conductor Kevin Cameron, and with tutorial guidance from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music performance staff, be part of Victoria’s first All-State Band. Rehearse from 12 - 13 May at the MCM’s Southbank campus, and perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the MCM Wind Symphony Day on Saturday May 19 alongside MCM students. This is a wonderful opportunity to play with other young wind, brass and percussion players from all over Australia.

The All-State Band program is open to applicants from years 7 - 12, with a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 5. 70 students will be selected on the basis of audition. Instruments included are: flute, oboe, bassoon, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

Audition fee: $20 (this fee will be deducted from the full course cost if your application is successful)
Full cost of program: $199

Applications open: 1 March
Applications close: 31 March

Register your interest here and we will contact you with more information once applications open. If you have any enquiries, please contact vcamcm-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au.

AUDITION PROCESS

All applicants must submit a recorded video audition. The requirements are as follows:

1. Two excerpts of contrasting pieces, with a combined length of no longer than 4 minutes.

  • Pieces may be performed without accompaniment

  • Chosen pieces should show a range of dynamics, technique and expression

  • Pieces should be of a AMEB (or equivalent) Grade 5 standard or above

2. A one-minute spoken response to the question ‘What do you love about making music?’

Please make sure you provide a good quality recording to best represent your playing.

Please note: Mark your videos as ‘Unlisted’, not ‘Private’, so we may have access to view them.


Upload your recorded audition to youtube.com, and copy the link into the application form.

WHO CAN APPLY?

- Students between Years 7 - 12

- Grade 5 AMEB (or equivalent) standard and above

- Metropolitan, Regional, and Country students are all welcome

- If accepted, several scholarships will be available to students who would benefit from participation in this opportunity but who may have difficulty in meeting the registration costs

Please note:

- No transport or accommodation will be provided for All-State Band participants

- Catering will be provided for All-State Band participants

- Participants must be able to attend all three days of the Melbourne Conservatorium All-State Band Program

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204-234 Saint Kilda Road

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