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Entry information - Masterclass for VCE students

Please note that registrations have closed for the 2021 masterclass for VCE students

9.1 Masterclass for VCE students - Piano

Date: 6:30pm, Monday 5 July
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $32
Requirements: Music of own choice for solo piano. Participants must be intending to perform the chosen piece as part of their VCE examination.
Eligibility: Participants must be in the final year of their VCE.

Participants will perform a piece, or excerpt of a piece, for the specialist, in front of other participants and audience. The selection should be no longer than 5 minutes. The specialist will then spend 15 to 20 minutes working with the students on that piece to help improve it. Participants should stay for the entire session and take note of the live feedback given to other participants which they may be able to apply to their own technique.

9.2 Masterclass for VCE students - Vocal

Date: 6:30pm, Tuesday 6 July
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $32
Requirements: Music of own choice for classical or contemporary voice. Participants must be intending to perform the chosen piece as part of their VCE examination.
Eligibility: Participants must be in the final year of their VCE.

Participants will perform a piece, or excerpt of a piece, for the specialist, in front of other participants and audience. The selection should be no longer than 5 minutes. The specialist will then spend 15-20 minutes working with the students on that piece to help improve it. Participants should stay for the entire session and take note of the live feedback given to other participants which they may be able to apply to their own technique.

Accompanist fee: $10
The official accompanist must be booked directly by the entrant no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event. Participants may bring their own accompanist.  Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

9.3 Masterclass for VCE students - Strings

Date: 6:30pm, Wednesday 7 July
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $32
Requirements: Music of own choice for violin, viola, cello or double bass. Participants must be intending to perform the chosen piece as part of their VCE examination.
Eligibility: Participants must be in the final year of their VCE.

Participants will perform a piece, or excerpt of a piece, for the specialist, in front of other participants and audience. The selection should be no longer than 5 minutes. The specialist will then spend 15-20 minutes working with the students on that piece to help improve it. Participants should stay for the entire session and take note of the live feedback given to other participants which they may be able to apply to their own technique.

Accompanist fee: $10
The official accompanist must be booked directly by the entrant no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event. Participants may bring their own accompanist.  Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

9.4 Masterclass for VCE students - Woodwind

Date: 6:30pm, Thursday 8 July
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $32
Requirements: Music of own choice for any woodwind instrument. Participants must be intending to perform the chosen piece as part of their VCE examination.
Eligibility: Participants must be in the final year of their VCE.

Participants will perform a piece, or excerpt of a piece, for the specialist, in front of other participants and audience. The selection should be no longer than 5 minutes. The specialist will then spend 15-20 minutes working with the students on that piece to help improve it. Participants should stay for the entire session and take note of the live feedback given to other participants which they may be able to apply to their own technique.

Accompanist fee: $10
The official accompanist must be booked directly by the entrant no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event. Participants may bring their own accompanist.  Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

9.5 Masterclass for VCE students - Brass

Date: 6:30pm, Friday 9 July
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $32
Requirements: Music of own choice for any brass instrument. Participants must be intending to perform the chosen piece as part of their VCE examination.
Eligibility: Participants must be in the final year of their VCE.

Participants will perform a piece, or excerpt of a piece, for the specialist, in front of other participants and audience. The selection should be no longer than 5 minutes. The specialist will then spend 15-20 minutes working with the students on that piece to help improve it. Participants should stay for the entire session and take note of the live feedback given to other participants which they may be able to apply to their own technique.

Accompanist fee: $10
The official accompanist must be booked directly by the entrant no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event. Participants may bring their own accompanist.  Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

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