Joondalup Eisteddfod 2017
Calling all instrumentalists, singers and choirs. Have you got what it takes to win a share of $6,000 in awards and prizes?
Entries are now open for the 29th Joondalup Eisteddfod. Heats take place weekends from 27 May - 18 June 2017 culminating in a Showcase Concert on Sunday 25 June 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity for emerging performers to get valuable feedback from industry professionals.
Online Entry Process
- View the 2017 Syllabus and print out or record all the items the entrant wish to enter
- Read the Terms and Conditions
- Entrants begin their online entry by accessing the Stardom Website.
- The entrant must sign up for an account and create a username and password. This will allow entrants to save and edit or make additional entries, anytime before the closing date on Friday 14 April 2017
- Entrants then select the Eisteddfod they wish to enter eg. Joondalup Eisteddfod, City of Joondalup.
If you are unable to enter the Eisteddfod online please contact the City on 9400 4927.
Eisteddfod 2017 Syllabus
Terms and conditions of entry
Eisteddfod 2017 Terms and Conditions
Awards and prizes
Eisteddfod Awards and Prizes 2017
- Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
- Saturday 27 May 2017
- Sunday 28 May 2017
- Saturday 3 June 2017 (long weekend)
- Sunday 4 June 2017 (long weekend)
- Saturday 10 June 2017
- Sunday 11 June 2017
- Saturday 17 June 2017
- Sunday 18 June 2017
Scheduling for competitors will be released 28 April 2017.
Solo entry $26.00, Duo/Trio $32.00, Group/Ensemble entry $38.00
Sunday 25 June 2017, 2.00pm
City of Joondalup Civic Chambers
Admission is $4.00 (adult) and $2.00 (child/concession)
For further information please contact the City on 9400 4927.
Leigh Miller (Jazz and Rock)
Leigh Miller began his musical studies with Joan Wright (WASO) in 1997. He received the inaugural West Australian Youth Orchestra Flame Opal Fellowship in 2001 to further his studies at the Australian National University School Of Music with Max Mcbride. During his studies he was also awarded a Canberra Symphony Orchestra Fellowship each year from 2002 - 2006, as well as an Orchestral Fellowship with the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2007. Graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music 1st class honours he then travelled to Europe to study with Tim Dunin (Vienna Philharmonic) and Matt Mcdonald (Berlin Philharmonic). In 2008 he returned to Australia to study jazz performance and improvisation at the Anu School Of Music with Eric Ajaye (Freddie Hubbard, Taj Mahal, Barry White, Pointer Sisters, Chaka Khan). Working as a session musician on both electric & double bass throughout Australia Leigh has worked with Olivia Newton John, 1927, James Reyne, Grace Knight, Ross Wilsom, Angry Anderson, Youthu Yindi, Dave Gleeson (Screaming Jets), Karnivool, Gotye, Bob Mintzer (Usa), Idea Of North, Rhonda Burchmore, Bob Downe, Marina Prior, Jon English, Simon Crawford, Arts Asia Pacific, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, Oz Opera, Canberra Philharmonic Society, Canberra Pops Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra. Leigh is currently the bassist for international touring act “Vdelli.”
Marilyn Phillips (Voice)
Marilyn Phillips studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the Ralph Vaughan Williams Scholarship for advanced studies in piano accompaniment. As an accompanist she performed in the major London concert halls, Europe, and the USA, with frequent BBC radio and television broadcasts. At the same time she continued and developed her interest in musical theatre, resulting in her appointment as vocal coach at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and became a musical director for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Royal National Theatre. Marilyn was appointed Head of Music with West Australian Opera, working on over twenty-five productions with the Company. She is an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, was a nominee for a WA Citizen of the Year Award, and in 2000 was awarded the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal for services to Australian opera. Under Marilyn’s direction from 2006 to 2013, the WA Symphony Orchestra Chorus achieved growing national and international acclaim. She continues to broadcast on ABC Classic FM, and has supervised master classes in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, where she was an Invited Artist in Residence at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Marilyn was the specialist Opera Chorus Workshop director on the inaugural Perth Choral Institute summer school, and has conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Giovanni Consort in Perth.
Hugh Lydon (Choir)
Hugh Lydon began his musical development in 1992 as a chorister at Westminster Cathedral. Under the tutelage of James O’Donnell, Hugh began familiarising himself with the various pillars of sacred choral music, developing a particular love of Gregorian Chant and the music of the Renaissance period. Hugh has performed at venues as diverse as the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall. In Hugh’s final year at Westminster Cathedral, the choir received the Gramophone Awards for both ‘Best Choral Recording of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’ for the performance of Martin’s Mass for Double Choir and Pizzetti’s Requiem, the only time a cathedral choir has won either of these categories. After spending a number of years working in London, Hugh arrived in Perth in September 2010 to work at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, where he continues to be an active member of the Music Department. Hugh has immersed himself in the Music Education world of WA; he has been a vocal and trombone examiner for WACE practical exams, taught a Jazz Broadening Unit at UWA, written education packages for WAYJO and currently sits on the committee for the WA Schools Jazz Festival. Hugh has also been able to continue his involvement in choral music, both as a singer and as conductor. He has performed in or alongside I Fagiolini, St George’s Cathedral Choir and Consort, The Rolling Stones, The Giovanni Consort, Schola Aedis Christi and The Winthrop Singers, and invitations have arisen to conduct several of Perth’s major choirs, including The Giovanni Consort, St George’s Cathedral Choir and Consort, St Mary’s South Perth and Schola Aedis Christi of Christ Church Claremont, where accepted the position of Musical Director in September 2016.
Alinta Carroll (Voice)
Graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, Alinta’s UK credits include The Canterbury Tales, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and a national tour of The Sound of Music. In Perth she performed with Deckchair, Hole in the Wall and Playhouse theatres before moving to Sydney. In the Eastern states she performed in TV drama, commercials and the original Australian productions of Buddy, Aspects of Love, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (featuring Hugh Jackman) in which she played Babette, the French feather duster. Alinta has appeared in numerous plays, musicals, cabaret, and TV commercials in Perth. A regular performer with Agelink Theatre, last year she appeared in the King Edward Memorial Hospital Centenary production, “A Life In Their Hands”. In 2014 Alinta toured to York in the UK with the acclaimed Agelink production, Cis and Barbiche, earning a third “Best Supporting Actress” nomination for her multiple roles in that production. When not performing Alinta teaches voice at Perth College and sings with the WASO chorus and a close harmony A Cappella group, “Six Appeal”.
Kendra Nailen-Smith (Strings)
Kendra Nailen-Smith was trained at Trinity College of Music in London, obtaining a BMus degree and LTCL before returning to Australia in 2002. Since coming to Australia, Kendra has been Head of Strings at All Saints College, following this appointment Kendra has been teaching at numerous other private schools across WA as well as running her own teaching studio. Since 2008, Kendra has been an examiner for Australia Music Exam Board. Kendra performers regularly at private and public functions as a member of ‘Wonder With Wine’ as well as the Perth Symphony Orchestra.
Hayley Rowntree (Woodwind)
Hayley Rowntree has a reputation as one of Perth’s finest and most respected Flautists. She has a wealth of experience in the Performance arena both in Australia and the U.K. participating in concerto performances and solo recitals. Hayley launched her career at the tender age of 14 playing principal flute with the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain. She performed the Mozart Flute Concerto in G major with the Gloucester Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. She studied the flute with Janet Alexandra for three years, travelling for 2.5hours each fortnight from her home in Gloucester to London for lessons. After leaving school, Hayley studied BMus at Edith Cowan Conservatorium of Music under the late Brian Warren. Hayley currently plays regularly with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, touring WA with EChO and as a soloist for Perth Symphony Orchestra, Perth Chamber Orchestra and performs in other orchestras and Chamber Ensembles in Perth, WA including the ‘Fisenden Flute Ensemble’; travelling to New York in 2009, and Las Vegas in 2011 to perform at the National Flute Association Convention. In addition to orchestral work, Hayley has performed in many stage shows including Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ at the Crown, ’Les Miserables’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Oklahoma’. To cater for local entertainment requirements around Perth, Hayley started the ‘Wonderful With Wine’ trio in 2004; an ensemble of flute violin and cello, highly sought after for Weddings, Functions and Corporate Events. The trio tours the state performing at various functions and concerts. It also performs in concerts series at His Majesty’s Theatre and Joondalup Civic Centre. Wonderful With Wine launched their first Album in 2008. Hayley currently teaches at a number of schools in Perth’s northern suburbs, and enjoys teaching in her home studio.
Paul Sealey (Pianoforte)
Paul Sealey completed a BMus (with first class honours) at UWA where he studied Composition and Pianoforte. He subsequently studied piano with Pauline Belviso. Paul is an experienced piano teacher and accompanist. He is currently teaching at Churchlands SHS where he is 2IC in the music department. He has wide experience assessing performance exams at ATAR level. He has adjudicated in the North of Perth Music Festival, the Fremantle Eisteddfod and the South of Perth Eisteddfod.
For further information please contact the City on 9400 4927.