Guidelines

Entrants

The competition is open to all Brass & Woodwind soloists. Age is defined as the entering soloist’s age on the day of the video recording. The organiser reserves the right to ask for written proof of age from the participant’s parent or guardian.
Employees and/or owners of Fine Music & Brassbanned or their relatives and relatives of the Adjudicators are not eligible to participate. There is no right of appeal.

Championship Sections

  • 12 Open Brass Sections (Any Age)
  • 9 Open Woodwind Sections (Any Age)
  • 12 Junior Brass Sections (Under 19 years)
  • 9 Junior Woodwind Sections (Under 19 years)

Compulsory Work

There is a set compulsory work for each section, Open Brass, Open Woodwind, Junior Brass and Junior Woodwind. Please refer to list in the Repertoire section here.

Recording

The soloist will make a video recording of his/her performance of the set work. The recording may be submitted with or without Piano Accompaniment.
If there is a Recorded accompaniment of the work available this may be used.
Entry is limited to one per person per section. Under 19’s may enter both the Open Section and the Junior Section.
Only one recording per section is permitted. If the soloist submits more than one recording per section, all of his/her entries will be disqualified.

Publication

The competition videos will be streamed online by Brassbanned.com on the weekend of May 30th & 31st. After this time each video will be uploaded to the Brassbanned website.

Cost

Entry to the Australian Brass & Woodwind Championships is free-of-charge

Online Adjudicators

Competitors will receive written adjudication on their performance.

The adjudciators decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

For more information on the adjudicators click here.

Closing Date

The completed video recording and online entry form must be received by 23:59 Australian Eastern Standard Time on Sunday May 17th 2020.

IMPORTANT

What every participant needs to know about his/her video:

  • Video quality: A professional video is not expected, however, we urge you to create the best audio and video quality possible. Inadequate audio and/or video quality can lead to an entry being unable to be adjudicated and therefore disqualified.
  • Video editing forbidden: The video must not be edited in any way and must run continuously from beginning to end.
  • Sound recording: The performance recorded for the video entry must be acoustic and not amplified or altered electronically in any way. The only microphone(s) used should be for recording purposes.
  • Performance etiquette: The soloist should behave in the video as if they are performing in front of an audience. The video can either be shot at home, at (music) school, in a recital hall or any other suitable venue.
  • Announcement of work: The soloist should begin the video entry by looking into the camera and clearly stating his/her first and last name, the section and the piece he/she is about to play, so for example: “My name is Steven Brown, performing in the Open Cornet section and I’m going to play Andante et Scherzo”. Aside from this announcement, there must be no other speaking on the video, otherwise the soloist will be disqualified.
  • File name of the video: The video for the Fine Music Online Championships must be titled as follows : “2020 FMOC [First and last name of the soloist and the Section ]”; all words should be separated by a space, e.g. “2020 FMOC Steven Brown Open Cornet”.
  • Upload your Video to any of the File Sharing platforms you use: Dropbox, Googledrive etc and insert the link in the registration form here. Please ensure the link is able to be accessed by us.
  • Online entry form: Fill in the official online entry form here and submit. The entry must also contain the sharing link. Only then is the entry complete and the soloist entered for the competition.
  • Parental consent: If the participant is under 18, the online entry form must be filled in and submitted with the parents’ or guardian’s consent.