How to Enter the 2024 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition

The 2024 Concerto Competition will consist of three Stages. Stage 1, known as the Auditions, will be adjudicated by submitted video recording, as is done currently with AMEB examinations.

The process is:

  1. Submit an entry. This will generate a registration number, which will be advised by email.
    Entries close 10pm Monday 4 March 2024.
    Submit your entry details here
  2. A recording of the competitor's performance is then submitted using the Concerto Competition 2024 Audition Submission form. Recorded performances must be submitted by 10pm Monday 11 March 2024. Please note that a scanned copy of the score should be included if the piece is unusual or may be unfamiliar to the adjudicators. The adjudicators will review the recorded performance and select 20 Semi-finalists.
    Submit your audition recording details here

Instructions for recording video entry for concerto competition:

  1. The video should be recorded in one take and no editing is allowed.
  2. It must be supervised by an adult.
  3. The candidate and accompanist must be visible for the whole of the recording.
  4. Test your recording equipment prior to your final recording and ensure that the sound quality is good, the balance with the accompanist is good and that the video image is not mirrored. Also check that the lighting is good so that you are clearly seen in the video.
  5. A video resolution of 720p is recommended.
  6. The time limit for the recording is 5 minutes.
  7. Please announce your name and the piece you will be playing at the beginning of the recording.

Upload your video recorded entry:

  1. Entrants must upload their audition video to a cloud storage service; for example, Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox, Apple ICloud, Box.
  2. Copy a link for sharing the video. For example, in Google Drive, they can right-click and select Share -> Copy Link.
  3. The sharing link must be submitted with the audition recording details.