Application & Audition Information

2019 Camp Dates: Mon 8 July - Fri 12 July

Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide

Entry to State Music Camp is by audition.

 

Audition Dates: Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19

Audition Venue: Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide

Application Information & Process

This section contains a variety of important and valuable information. We encourage you to read it through prior to clicking on the Online Application Form link below.

The 2019 Information Flyer is available at this link. It is a snapshot of the information detailed herewith. You are welcome to print a copy for yourself and/or distribute it to your friends, colleagues or students.

How to Select an Ensemble

Please observe approximate standard requirements

BISHOP ORCHESTRA  
Age range approx. 13-23 yrs. Approx. Grade 6 AMEB or equivalent

ALEXANDER ORCHESTRA  
Age range approx. 12-16 yrs. Approx. Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent

MARCUS STRING ORCHESTRA 
Age range approx. 9-14 yrs. Approx. Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent

SHEPHARD CONCERT BAND 
Age range approx. 13-23 yrs. Approx. Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent

STIMSON WIND ENSEMBLE
Age range approx. 9-14 yrs. Approx. Grade 2 AMEB or equivalent

Wind & Brass players may indicate a preference for the orchestras OR the wind bands, OR may wish to be considered for all groups. Preferences will be adhered to if accepted from the audition process.

String players are placed into one of the three orchestras according to the results of the audition process. You may select Marcus (entry level) OR Marcus/Alexander OR Alexander/Bishop. Returning students find they will progress through the orchestras.

Percussionists may be rostered between ensembles depending on numbers. Each player is given the opportunity to play a variety of instruments.

Specific chair placement is NOT included in the letter of acceptance. Please be assured that preferences are observed and placements are made fairly.

CAMP FEES

The 2019 fee structure & payment information is available here.

Important Daily Rehearsal Information at Camp

Daily routine includes a mixture of tutorials with specialist tutors, and rehearsals with leading conductors.
All ensembles perform in a final concert on the Friday evening.

All ensembles rehearse Monday -Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm

Students attend a 1.5 hour rehearsal during Friday at various times communicated week 7 in Term 2.

Vision

Music Camp is not about where you sit, or even which ensemble you play in, it is about what you contribute as part of the team and sharing a passion for music-making with other like-minded individuals.

The South Australian Music Camp is a highly successful event which now attracts more applicants than there are positions. Coupled with a need to maintain instrumental balance within the five ensembles, entry into the camp has become more competitive than in previous years.

It is important that applicants prepare for the audition process thoroughly and that careful consideration is given to completing the application form.

Audition Requirements

All applicants must prepare the following:

  1. Excerpts provided by SMC
  2. One own choice piece (no accompanist)
  3. Scales: One major and one minor scale to reflect personal level of playing
  4. Sight–reading (Metro players only) NB. Country applicants will not be disadvantaged for the inability to complete the sight–reading component of the audition.

**PERCUSSION Requirements**

Pieces should aim to demonstrate the applicant's technical level and musical ability. NB Drum kit must be a stand-alone solo - no ensemble parts please. Instruments available at the audition: timpani, xylophone, marimba, drum kit, concert snare drum.

 

Metropolitan applicants must attend an audition at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide and are able to select preferences for Saturday May 18 or Sunday May 19. (end Week 3 in Term 2)

Country applicants must submit an audio-visual recording either in digital format or by posting a DVD or USB to the Camp Administrator by Wednesday May 15, Week 3 in Term 2. (Recording MUST BE AUDIO-VISUAL, not just audio)

All Applicants will be notified the outcome of their audition on the weekend after the auditions, May 25 & 26.

 

Applicants may access the audition excerpts here at the start of Term 2

Release date: Monday April 29, 2019

WOODWIND BRASS STRINGS PERCUSSION

Flute/Piccolo

Clarinets

Oboe/Cor

Bassoon

Saxophones

Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Percussion (excerpts include snare drum, mallet instrument, timpani)

Remember to also prepare:

- own choice unaccompanied piece

- scales (one major/one minor to reflect your level)

 

 

PLEASE ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM HERE!