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Philip Moore competitionAttached are the 2016 Rules and Entry Form. Please ensure that your entries are in by the stipulated date.
important dates for 2016:
Entries closed on Friday 22 april 2016
round one commences: Monday 18 july 2016 for category F and Monday 25 july 2016 for the other categories round two: Wednesday 10 august 2016
final / gala round: Saturday 27 August 2016: Brooklyn Theatre: 15:00 for 15:30 – tickets can be bought online or at the Theatre
Entry Form 2016
Eastern Cape: Mini Maestro’s Music CompetitionEntries for the SASMT Mini Maestro Music Competition are now open! the closing date was 4 May 2016.
The regional branch of the SASMT (South African Society of Music Teachers) will be hosting their annual Music Competition, at 9:00 in the Frans Conradie school hall, Despatch, on 4 June 2016.
The competition is made possible through the generous sponsorship from Grootendorst Bakery and Petronella Catering and Fine Dining and focuses on music pupils between the ages of 5 and 13 who are in the Beginner, Initial and Grade 1 phases of musical tuition.
Each participant will receive a certificate and a report sheet characterised by clear, constructive feedback, as we aim to provide an affirming, inclusive performance opportunity for all ‘Mini Maestros” taking part.
Medals will also be awarded to 3 pupils within each category. As the SASMT-committee consists of music educators committed to the idea of music education as a holistic and ever- evolving process, the competition will steer away from distinguishing between ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in determining medallists. The emphasis will, instead, lie on awarding particularly commendable performance aspects. Medals will therefore, for instance, be given for ‘The Most Enjoyable Performance’ or ‘The Best Stage Presence’.
The Committee therefore encourages all music teachers from Mandela Bay Metro, Cacadu District and even the Sundays River areas, to enter their budding musicians.
Admission to the competition is free and refreshments will be sold at the event.
For more information and to obtain entry forms, please contact Nicky Bosman 041 504 4235 or email@example.com
SAMRO Hubert vd Spuy National Music Competition
Entry forms should have reached us by Friday 15 April 2016
Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium, Parow
26 September – 30 September 2016
Group A - Any learner up to and including 13 years at the time of the competition may participate. - The entry fee is R150 and is not refundable.
Group B (only candidates from music development projects) - The age limit for participation is 14 years at the time of the competition. - No entry fees are payable.
The competition takes place in four categories: Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Other Instruments (Classical Guitar, Recorder and Percussion)
More information & entry form 2016
Il Vento 2016Nasionale kompetisie vir hout- en koperblaas instrumente
28 September - 1 Oktober 2016
PLEK: Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria
Floris Smith (073 144 5874)
Annatjie Ferreira (083 327 6164)
Sluitingsdatum: 10 Augustus 2016
Junior Kategorie : 10 tot 15 jaar
Senior Kategorie : 16 tot 18 jaar
Tersiêre Kategorie : ingeskrewe student by
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workshops / courses / conventions / conferences / lectures
Pretoria: Annual viola weekendYou are hereby cordially invited to the SAVS’s (South African Viola Society) annual viola weekend, to be hosted at Pro Arte Alphen Park, Pretoria on the 28th and 29th of May, 2016M.
Highlights of the weekend include:
* Two viola ensembles, one for beginners directed by Hendi Krog, and one for more advanced players directed by Prof. Eric Rycroft
* Talks given by the local hero and luthier Hannes Jacobs, and the fine string instrument tradesman Johan Grobbelaar
* Interactive Jazz improvisation workshop by the esteemed jazz violinist Siobhan Lloyd-Jones
* Master classes by the internationally acclaimed viola performer and teacher, Jeanne-Louise Moolman
* Opportunities to browse the music shop Music Instruments’s viola goodies and sheet music
* Free viola day T-shirt and mug included in full membership fee
* The chance to meet and network with other violists in different fields
And lastly, for the first time ever, the SAVS is launching the "adopt-a-violinist" initiative. This means that each violist who brings an eager (or even a not-so-eager) violinist to the pre-concert introduction to the viola session gets an entry into the lucky draw for a R2000 Lovemore Music voucher.
Please join and RSVP to the event on the SAVS facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/7967027210/
and if you have any more inquiries about the weekend, please send them to
Laerskool Jan Celliers Klaviersimposium 2016Sluitingsdatum verleng na 25 mei 2016.
U word vriendelik uitgenooi na ‘n opwindende oggend van lesings en meestersklasse met Dr Bryan Wallick en Dr Mario Nell.
Plek: Laerskool Jan Celliers
H/v Lower Park Drive en Dorsetlaan, Parkview, Johannesburg.
Datum: Saterdag 28 Mei Tyd: 08:00 tot 15:00
Kostes: R200 per person vir bywoning van die Simposium.
R350 per person vir bywoning en een meestersklas.
Verversings en‘n ligte middagete sal voorsien word.
‘n Maksimum van 8 studente sal vir ‘n Meestersklas by Dr Mario Nell gekeur word. Twee stukke van ten minste graad 3 standaard moet vir die meestersklas voorberei word. Meestersklasse bied aan onderwysers en studente ‘n leergeleentheid en blootstelling aan nuwe klavier- metodiek. Voorkeur sal aan meer gevorderde studente gegee word.
South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation: This Summer Course 2016.
The musicians range in age from 13 to 25 years, play an orchestral or wind band instrument (for Summer Course) and have a minimum grade 7 music level.
Winter Course in Cape Town 11-17 July 2016: Symphony (Mahler Symphony No. 5)
This Winter Course 2016 is for two symphony orchestras.
Summer Course in Johannesburg 8-17 December 2016: Winds and Strings
This Summer Course 2016 is for the National Youth Wind Orchestra and the National Youth String Orchestra.
Music School of the Future Conference - GrahamstownKingswood College Music School in Grahamstown will be hosting a Music School of the Future Conference in August 2016. This conference will include all schools in Southern Africa.
The programme will include two concerts, a range of lectures/workshops as well as a session for visionary music teachers by Ed Sarath, University of Michigan, USA.
Dates:4 – 6 August 2016
master classes, symposia
La Casa de Kamna International Music master classes1 July - 5 Aug 2016 Radovljica, Slovenia
concerts / recitals /
Rand Symphony Orchestra 2016 Youth ConcertFor the first time in our history, this year we are hosting our Youth Concert at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown.
On Sunday afternoon, 5 June 2016 at 15h30, the Rand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by our Resident Conductor, Carel Henn, will proudly host 12 superbly talented young musicians at our Annual Youth Concert.
We are confident that you will be awed and inspired by the talent and musicality of our rising stars as they perform:
• Sibelius: Finlandia, conducted by Christopher Nicolaou (22 yrs)
• Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, First Movement; violinist, Andrew Gilbert (15 yrs)
• Handel: “If God be with us” from The Messiah; soprano Genevie Smith (17 yrs)
• Binge: Saxophone Concerto, Second Movement; saxophonist, Clara Lubbe (13yrs)
• Rieding: Cello Concerto Op 35, First Movement; ‘cellist, Kehan Taljaard (11 yrs)
• Mozart: “O Isis and Osiris” and “In Diesen heil’gen hallen”; bass, Bernard Boekooi (17 yrs)
• Kabalevsky: Violin Concerto No. 1, First Movement; violinist, Pendo Masote (12yrs)
• Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11, First Movement; pianist, Yigun Zsang (18 yrs)
• Massenet: “Meditation” from Thais; violin soloist Marilena Boutselis, (15 yrs)
• Handel: “The people that walked in darkness” from The Messiah; bass Alexander le Roux (18 yrs)
• Elgar: Cello Concerto Op. 85, First Movement; cellist, Loïs Boshof (23 yrs)
• Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1,Third Movement; clarinettist, So Jung La (18 yrs)
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown
Tickets: R150 (Adults), R120 (pensioners / students), R100 (scholars), R400 for family of four
School Groups of more than 20 e-mail Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 403 8855
Tickets available from Quicket http://qkt.io/RSOYouthConcert2016 and at the door from 14h30
festivals / eisteddfodau
Johannesburg Festival for the Advancement of MusicClosing date was 30th March 2016
22 July - 6 August 2016 Normally held at the WITS education campus
5th Education Africa International Marimba & Steelpan Festival 2016Please visit: www.internationalmarimbafestival.org
The dates of the Festival are the
30th & 31st July 2016 at Tom Newby School in Benoni.
Classical composer of the year: VIVALDI
Dress code: see note on competition rules and manual page
Change of venue: Tom Newby School
If you require sponsorship to help you attend the festival please contact email@example.com asap.
The good news is that we have kept the prices the same as 2014 and 2015!
Please note: there is a mystery prize for the first band to register and pay their registration fee!
Knock on Wood Arts Fest - Woodridge College & Prep. School, Eastern Cape1 - 5 Aug 2016
Do join us for this unique celebration of the Art, where top notch adjudication runs alongside an exciting concert programme – this year to be concluded with a performance by the internationally renowned NMMU Choir!
Attached, for your convenience, is the Prospectus once again (albeit with the ‘old’ affiliation date).
Creative Writing Booklet
General Information & Rules and Regulations
Speech and Drama Booklet
Visual Arts Booklet
Kroonstad Eisteddfod 201615 tot 19 Augustus 2016. Geen affiliasiefooi betaalbaar nie, slegs deelnemersfooi. Skakel Irma Geldenhuys 0829265144 vir meer inligting.
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Bethlehem Eisteddfod 2016Gesinsmusiek
Ethekwini Eisteddfod 2016Green room, St Mary’s DSG
29 Sep - 6 Oct 2016
Closing date for entries: 6 Aug 2016
There is a penalty fee of R100 for late entries.
KZN National Youth Concerto FestivalAs part of its 2016 World Symphony Series, the KZN Philharmonic presents the annual NATIONAL YOUTH CONCERTO FESTIVAL on THURSDAY, 29 September 2016 under the baton of conductor Lykele Temmingh.
The Festival gives advanced music students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with a professional orchestra, thereby opening doors to a professional career.
note-so-easy (Sibelius music notation)
Johannesburg Festival for the Advancement of Music
PHOTOS PHOTOS PHOTOS The 2016 AGM and conference took place in Pretoria on 1-2 April 2016.
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