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About the competition

The Classical Voice Singing Competition Inc. has been developed by a team of passionate educators and performers to celebrate and foster the next generation of classical vocalists coming through their pre-tertiary education, and provides these students with a safe and warm performance environment to help them to solidify their craft. Students in year seven to twelve are invited to compete, with specialist sections for VCE Students, to help them in their final preparations as they near their final exam.

Student's also receive the opportunity to engage and perform with a professional accompanist, perform in a free masterclass with the adjudicator, and each performance places each competitor in the running to win one of seven scholarship prizes on offer.

23-25 of September 2022

Patricia Turner Centre for Creative Arts (CCA)

Firbank Grammar School

51 Outer Crescent 

Brighton, Victoria 3186

(Enter via Gate 8 on Middle Crescent)

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The competition consists of three types of sections.

1. Open (Split into sections of Years 7/8, 9/10, 11/12).

2. Unit 1+2 VCE Music.

3. Unit 3+4 VCE Music. 

A full schedule of each section can be found here or on Stardom.  

Open Sections
  • Perform one item of your choice in the classical style

  • At the conclusion of the section the adjudicator will announce a 1st Prize and 2nd Prize, and those who have received an Honourable Mention. 

  • Open Sections on offer: 

    • Own Choice Classical Solo

    • Legit Musical Theatre Solo

    • Art Song Solo

    • Folk Song Solo

    • Novice Aria Competition (Year 9-12 only)

    • Duet or Trio

    • AMEB Own Choice Solo

    • Classical Crossover Solo

    • Musical Theatre Ballad Solo

    • Sacred Solo

Unit 1+2 Section
  • Perform one item of your choice in the classical style

  • At the conclusion of the section the adjudicator will announce a 1st Prize and 2nd Prize, and those who have received an Honourable Mention. 

  • Competitors must be enrolled in VCE Music Unit 1+2, with Classical Voice as their main instrument of study.

Unit 3+4 Section
  • Perform one accompanied item from your VCE Program in an allocated heat. 

  • At the conclusion of a heat the adjudicator will announce a 1st and 2nd place within that heat. All competitors will receive a written critique from the adjudicator. 

  • At the conclusion of all heats, the adjudicator will select the highest scoring performances from across all heats, these competitors will progress to the final. (Number of finalists to be determined by entry numbers). 

  • In the final, you will re-perform your item from the heat, along with two more pieces: a second accompanied song in a language that is different to the first, and an unaccompanied song. 

    • ​This is a total of three songs and a minimum of two different languages to be presented in the final.  

    • You will be required to perform all three songs back-to-back, as a mini recital! 

  • ​💡 Competitors must be enrolled in VCE Music Unit 3+4 with Classical Voice as their instrument of study to be eligible to compete. 

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At the conclusion of the final, the adjudicator will announce the recipients of the Scholarship Awards which are awarded to competitors for performances in the entire competition.

Following this presentation, the adjudicator will then announce the winner of the

2022 Classical Voice Singing Competition. All other finalists will receive a certificate and adjudicator's critique. 

During the competition, all competitors are welcomed to attend a free

masterclass provided by the adjudicator.

💡 Be sure to come along as you may be one of the performers the adjudicator chooses to work with!  

Disclaimer: The Classical Voice Singing Competition is in no way affiliated with VCAA or any of it's persons, and is a stand alone competition for students who are currently enrolled in the VCE Music Performance subject at their day schools.